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Perry rebuts Washington Post’s story on racial slur

Texas governor Rick Perry has rebutted a story in Sunday’s Washington Post that alleges the Texas governor hosted guests at a racially named location. The Post published a story titled “At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered.” The story centered on Perry inviting lawmakers to…

Protesters besiege Wall Street, pledging ‘long term’ occupation

After a “day of rage” on Friday that saw over 5,000 protesters march through Wall Street, only to be rebuffed by a police barricade, organizers say their struggle has only just begun. Presently encamped one block from the Federal Reserve are several hundred protesters, in a tent city that’s sprung…

Rep. Jackie Speier calls on Congress to address military rapes

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) on the House floor Wednesday called on Congress to do something about the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape that in the U.S. military. “I rise today, as I have done virtually every week, to tell a story of a man or woman in the…

LulzSec hacks The Sun, publishes fake story about Murdoch’s death

The infamous hacker group LulzSec made a comeback on Monday by hacking the website of the British tabloid The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, and redirecting the frontpage to a fake story about Murdoch being found dead. The story read: “Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly…

Palin film, ‘The Undefeated’ debuts Friday in some U.S. theaters

A documentary portraying the political story of Sarah Palin debuts Friday in a handful of US theaters, as the right-wing conservative darling remains on the fence about whether she’ll enter the 2012 presidential race. “The Undefeated,” directed by Stephen Bannon, describes Palin through interviews with her admirers and supporters, according…

Manning claimed to have ‘source’ in Obama’s administration, chat logs reveal

Update: A response from Wired editor Kevin Poulsen has been included at the end of this report. Internet communications between the U.S. Army private who is accused of leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks and the ex-hacker who turned him in have finally been released in full. The comlete conversations between…

Animation pioneer Pixar marks 25 years

Pixar, a pioneer of computer animation that has made a dozen profitable feature films and become one of the most successful studios on the planet, is celebrating its 25th birthday. Born in the early 1980s as George Lucas’s computer graphics division, the company took off after it was purchased by…

Texas Gov. Perry adds anti-TSA groping bill to special session

A bill that would restrict Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers from conducting pat-down searches at airport security checkpoints will return in the Texas legislature’s next special session thanks to Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, the latest Republican to flirt with a possible presidential run in 2012, selected the bill for the…

Judge: ‘Copyright troll’ Righthaven may have lied in hundreds of lawsuits

The liberal political forum Democratic Underground, LLC. (DU) has escaped a lawsuit filed by Righthaven, LLC. that claimed a user illegally appropriated several paragraphs of a news story. In the ruling, a Las Vegas judge wrote that Righthaven’s claims were invalid because it did not actually hold a copyright on the story…

Elizabeth Edwards left behind video testimony: report

[Ed. note: This story was edited to reflect legal inaccuracies in the National Enquirer's story.] Before she died last winter, Elizabeth Edwards allegedly recorded video testimony about what she knew about her recently indicted husband John Edwards‘ affair with campaign aide Rielle Hunter, The National Enquirer reported. “Elizabeth wanted to…

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