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New York City Council speaker joins race to succeed Mayor Bloomberg

New York City Council speaker joins race to succeed Mayor Bloomberg

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Metropolis Council Speaker Christine Quinn, regarded as a front-runner to be New York's subsequent mayor, officially launched her candidacy on Sunday for the job that would make her the city's first feminine and first openly homosexual mayor. The Democratic Quinn, forty six, made her […]

 
 

House fire kills five children and two adults in rural Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – 5 children and two adults died in a house hearth in rural Knox County, Kentucky, on Saturday, in a blaze that was once stated by a neighbor who noticed smoke however was once unable to succeed in the home’s occupants, police stated. The 2 adults who […]

 
 

Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

CAMBRIDGE, Maryland (Reuters) – Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves break out to freedom the usage of the Underground Railroad used to be remembered on Saturday on the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage on the […]

 
 

Hawaii’s Senate passes Steven Tyler Act celebrity privacy bill

Hawaii’s Senate passes Steven Tyler Act celebrity privacy bill

HONOLULU (Reuters) – The Hawaii state Senate has approved regulation named for Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler that would make it more straightforward for celebrities to sue paparazzi and others they see as invading their privacy. Tyler, sixty four, who lives part-time on the Hawaiian island of Maui, testified on behalf […]

 
 

Senators seek tougher gun background checks for mentally ill

Senators seek tougher gun background checks for mentally ill

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – A Republican senator introduced bipartisan gun heritage check rules on Wednesday that might make it tougher for mentally ill people who find themselves regarded as to be bad to purchase a firearm. The regulation proposed with the aid of Lindsey Graham would require reporting of […]

 
 

Gabby Giffords takes gun control message to scene of Tucson shooting

Gabby Giffords takes gun control message to scene of Tucson shooting

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, returning to the web page of the shooting rampage the place she was once gravely wounded, on Wednesday entreated senators to "be brave" and give a boost to background tests for all gun consumers. Standing just a few […]

 
 

Georgia town to consider requiring residents to own guns

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Residents of a small Georgia city may just quickly be asked to maintain guns in their properties, a suggestion that comes as federal lawmakers argue for brand spanking new limits on firearm possession. A city chief in Nelson, 50 miles north of Atlanta, mentioned on Wednesday he […]

 
 

In Louisiana, a conservative backlash against gun control

In Louisiana, a conservative backlash against gun control

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) – withIn the gun-friendly state of Louisiana, the backlash against President Barack Obama's proposed restrictions on firearms appears to be everywhere. It may be viewed within the frenzied sales and empty racks at Jim's Firearms retailer in the state capital, Baton Rouge, where buyers have rushed […]

 
 

Dixie Chicks were right all along

Dixie Chicks were right all along

LZ Granderson says that in 2003, a member of a wildly popular group made a touch upon the Iraq warfare that is unjustifiably nonetheless now not forgiven by many — as if the error of the warfare had been theirs.

 
 

Sex, politics, Obama administration

Sex, politics, Obama administration

Alex Castellanos says the president would not savor the creative vitality of the free market, and places an excessive amount of religion in govt solutions

 
 

Make BP pay to restore Gulf

Make BP pay to restore Gulf

David Yarnold says whether the outcome of BP trial is a settlement or tens of billions in judgment, a message have to be despatched: the U.S. enforces ideas on easy air, water

 
 

Bring back Keith Olbermann

Bring back Keith Olbermann

Howard Kurtz says ESPN should take a chance and rehire the very gifted Olbermann

 
 

SpaceX capsule reaches ISS

SpaceX capsule reaches ISS

After a quick technical hiccup, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo tablet is predicted to reach on the World House Station on Sunday.