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LA Lakers to work with gay rights group after Kobe Bryant incident

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) are planning to work together to eliminate the use of anti-gay language in basketball. “We want to reaffirm our commitment to all our fans and our appreciation for the support we receive from all…

Feature: Anti-equality campaigner comes out in favor of same-sex marriage, blasts former colleagues

Six years ago, Louis Marinelli sat down in his dorm room at the University of Northern Iowa and, as many college students do, started a Facebook group. “Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman,” he named it, then watched it grow to more than 280,000 contributing members. A few years later,…

Madison activists push resolution to deny constitutional rights to corporations

Wisconsin activists are promoting a symbolic resolution in the city of Madison to build support for the belief that corporations don’t deserve constitutional rights like people. “Only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights,” reads the terse resolution offered by the group Move To Amend. “Money is not…

Gold price hits record high above $1,450 an ounce

LONDON – The price of gold hit a record high above $1,450 an ounce in trading here Tuesday as the ‘safe haven’ metal won support from geopolitical unrest and surging global inflation, traders said. Gold reached $1,450.65 an ounce at 1515 GMT on the London Bullion Market, beating the previous…

Rep. Paul Ryan proposes $6 trillion in spending cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Government spending would plummet by nearly $6 trillion over the coming decade under a Republican plan due to be unveiled on Tuesday, in a sharp contrast to President Barack Obama’s fiscal plan. The plan, crafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, envisions a total spending cut…

Newt Gingrich tied to casino mogul with legal problems

As former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich explores the possibility of a presidential bid, he “is counting on the backing of an unusually powerful behind-the-scenes donor,” Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. According to investigative journalist Michael Isikoff, Adelson — who has a net worth estimated at over $23…

Death anxiety linked to acceptance of intelligent design: study

Research conducted at the University of British Columbia and Union College found that people’s death anxiety was associated with support of intelligent design and rejection of evolutionary theory. Death anxiety also influenced those in the study to report an increased liking for Michael Behe, a prominent proponent of intelligent design,…

New air missions attack Gaddafi troops: Pentagon

WASHINGTON – The United States used low-flying combat aircraft against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s ground troops, the Pentagon said Monday, but denied it was directly supporting the rebels. “We have employed A-10s and AC-130s over the weekend,” US Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, director of the US military’s Joint Staff, told…

Obama gears up for hard sell on Libya

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama prepared Monday to give a prime-time address to the nation aimed at winning the support of a war-weary American public for the military intervention in Libya. After inheriting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president finds himself embroiled in yet…

UAW protests bank in attempt to gain wider support

DETROIT (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers, as part of an effort to broaden support among middle class Americans as it approaches bargaining with the three major U.S. automakers, on Thursday rallied at a downtown Detroit branch of the Bank of America. UAW President Bob King said the protest against…

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