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Warren debates rivals in Massachusetts Senate race

BOSTON – Consumer advocate and former Obama administration official Elizabeth Warren squared off with Democratic rivals in her first political debate on Tuesday as she campaigns to unseat Republican Scott Brown in next year’s Massachusetts Senate race. Democrats are eager to take back the seat Brown won in an upset…

Donna Edwards: The rich ‘have a responsibility’

Kicking off the “Take Back The American Dream” summit in Washington, D.C., Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) told the crowd that “We must have in this country, once again, an FDR moment,” in which the haves take more responsibility for the have-nots because, she said, “They have gained their wealth on…

Immune system researchers win Nobel Medicine Prize

Three scientists shared the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for their ground-breaking work on the immune system which the jury said opened up new prospects for curing cancer and other diseases. The laureates are Bruce Beutler of the United States, Jules Hoffmann of Luxembourg and Ralph Steinman of Canada. “This year’s Nobel laureates have revolutionised our understanding of the immune system by…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Roseanne Barr appears at Occupy Wall Street protest

Actress and TV producer Roseanne Barr made a surprise appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest, where she called for “a new capitalism.” “I’m talking about a system that rewards hard work and ambition but cares for it’s weakest child,” she said. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on September 19,…

Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis expected to sell for $25 million

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – A Gustav Klimt landscape stolen by the Nazis and recently restituted to the heirs of its Austrian owner is expected to sell for more than $25 million at auction this Autumn, Sotheby’s said on Friday. Klimt’s “Litzberg on the Attersee” is being sold by Georges…

Pentagon center for brain injuries failing vets: GAO

The investigative arm of Congress has released a report saying that the Pentagon center for research about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other traumatic brain injuries is so dysfunctional that it hasn’t carried out its mission. A recent Government Accountability Office report on the Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health…

More than 220 bodies found in Iraqi mass grave

The remains of 222 people, probably Kurds killed under Iraq’s former regime in 1987, were extracted from a mass grave south of Baghdad, the authorities said on Sunday. “We have found 222 bodies and we have transferred them to the morgue in the province of Najaf,” said Karim Ziad, the…

Obama: NASA needs to revamp its mission

WASHINGTON — NASA needs new technology breakthroughs to revitalize its mission to explore the universe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday as the shuttle Atlantis was preparing for its final mission. Asked during his first-ever Twitter town hall meeting about where America stands in terms of space exploration with the shuttle…

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