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Vandals slash tires of 51 gay pride parade floats in Chicago

This year, Pride Weekend — celebrated by the LGBT community on the last Sunday in June, as usual — has been extra-festive, owing to New York’s passage of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. In Chicago, however, vandals tried to dampen the weekend’s celebrations by slashing the tires of 51…

Reese Witherspoon marries Hollywood agent Jim Toth

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and her talent agent fiance Jim Toth tied the knot over the weekend in Southern California, her spokeswoman told celebrity magazine People. The 35-year-old actress, who scored box office hits with her “Legally Blonde” movies, and Toth, 40, were married on Saturday at her ranch in Ojai,…

Palin ‘due in Israel’ for private visit

JERUSALEM — Sarah Palin, darling of the US Republican right, is to arrive in Israel at the weekend for a “private visit” during which she will meet Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, media reports said on Thursday. A spokesman for the Israeli premier could not immediately confirm a report in the top-selling…

G20 cops ‘threatened women with rape’

Journalists covering the G20 summit in Toronto, Canada, last weekend have accused the local police of threatening them with rape, using male officers to strip-search young women, and even inappropriately touching an underage girl. Four reporters have filed complaints with the province of Ontario’s police oversight agency. According to the…

White House mocks BP CEO’s yacht race, defends Obama golf

A White House spokesman mocked BP’s chief executive Monday for attending a luxury yacht race despite the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but then defended President Barack Obama’s own weekend golf game. Tony Hayward, the British energy giant’s embattled chief, drew fire from the White House over…

Ron Paul: After ‘CIA coup,’ agency ‘runs military’

US House Rep. Ron Paul says the CIA has in effect carried out a “coup” against the US government, and the intelligence agency needs to be “taken out.” Speaking to an audience of like-minded libertarians at a Campaign for Liberty regional conference in Atlanta this past weekend, the Texas Republican…

Viral video suggests Berlusconi attack was faked

A YouTube video that suggests the attack on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was faked went viral over the weekend. The Daily Mail reports that the video received over 500,000 hits in a matter of hours. The video is titled “Was the attack on Berlusconi a montage?” and advances the…

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