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Obama calls for bipartisan effort to cut spending

US President Barack Obama expressed confidence Saturday that Republicans and Democrats will be able to find a way to cut the nation’s burgeoning budget deficit, arguing that no program can be considered off limits in the process. “I?m confident that the Democrats and Republicans in Congress can find a way…

LulzSec hackers claim to take down CIA website

The Lulz Security hacker group claimed to have briefly knocked the public website for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency offline on Wednesday. “Tango down – http://t.co/2QGXy6f – for the lulz,” the group tweeted around 6pm EST. The tweet apparently mocked the pro-U.S. hacker known as th3j35t3r. “We are looking into…

Tracy Morgan apologizes for extreme homophobic rant

Comedian Tracy Morgan apologized Friday for a comedy routine in Nashville last week that many have condemned as anti-gay. “I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” Morgan said in a statement. “I’m…

Survivors re-traumatized by Peace Corps after reporting rapes

A group of former volunteers who were raped while working with the Peace Corps told Congress Wednesday that serious changes need to be made to the organization. The victims explained that in many cases, the way they were treated by the Peace Corps after reporting the assault was more traumatic…

Defiant Kadhafi says Libya ‘ready for battle’

TRIPOLI (AFP) – A defiant Moamer Kadhafi said Libya was “ready for battle” as Western leaders mulled their next steps on Wednesday, the fifth day of UN-backed military strikes on his oil-rich country. “We will win this battle,” footage showed Kadhafi telling supporters at his Bab Al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli…

Electric vehicles complete round-the-world tour

GENEVA – Electric vehicles from Australia, Germany and Switzerland completed a pioneering 27,000 kilometre “emissions free” round-the-world trip on Thursday, after 188 days on the road and at sea. The three-wheeler dubbed “TREV” from Adelaide, a German electric scooter and a “Monotracer” high-tech motorcycle glided silently into the UN’s European…

Love and money fuels global Valentine’s Day ardour

BANGKOK — Love swept around the world Monday as the amorous mixed traditional chocolates and roses with new and more determined ways to demonstrate their ardour on Valentine’s Day. Seven enchanted but exhausted couples smooched their way to a new world record in Thailand with the longest continuous kiss lasting…

Beck tells O’Reilly that he doesn’t oppose same-sex marriage

Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor Thursday, Fox News’ Glenn Beck took time out of his daily habit of railing against progressives to calmly explain that the country wasn’t going to be destroyed by giving marriage rights to gays and lesbians. Beck told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly why he didn’t…

US taxpayers’ Afghan aid money buys rich Afghans’ Dubai villas

You already might have heard that it costs the United States $1 million for each solider per year in Afghanistan, to cover the cost of the soldiers’ benefits, troop transports and other material. What you might not have heard is that your hard earned taxpayer dollars are also being used…

Republican candidate: Obama, BP ‘colluded’ to make oil spill happen

Bill Randall, a North Carolina Republican candidate for Congress, is calling for a “thorough investigation” into whether President Barack Obama’s administration colluded with BP to allow the Gulf oil spill. “There were procedures that were violated by BP that the federal government signed off on, safeguards that decades of engineering…

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