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Scientists create ‘gun’ that disrupts speech

Japanese scientists with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology claimed this week that they have developed a novel new weapon by combining two specialized technologies in such a way that they are now capable of rendering someone unable to speak. While it’s not technically a weapon, their…

In Afghanistan, House Speaker John Boehner assails pullout plan

WASHINGTON — US House Speaker John Boehner wrapped up a visit to Afghanistan Wednesday and assailed President Barack Obama’s plan to begin pulling US troops out in July a risk to fragile security gains. “Any drawdown of US troops must be based on the conditions on the ground, not on…

Richard Burr: Newt Gingrich won’t be the GOP nominee in 2012

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) bluntly predicted that Newt Gingrich would fail to secure the Republican nomination in 2012, after the former House speaker declared he was exploring a presidential bid. Burr was first elected to the House in 1994 on the coattails of the Gingrich-led Republican takeover of…

Speaker Boehner skips Tucson memorial for RNC cocktail party

The new speaker of the House skipped a nationally televised memorial in Arizona honoring victims of Saturday’s shootings, opting instead to host a cocktail party Wednesday night. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) declined an offer to ride to Tucson on Air Force One with President Barack Obama and other lawmakers, Politico…

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