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  • Obama Breaks Ground on African American History Museum

    Obama Breaks Ground on African American History Museum

    (WASHINGTON) — Breaking ground on the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, President Obama said Wednesday he hopes the museum will remind future generations of the, “sometimes difficult, often inspirational, but always central role that African-Americans have played in the life of our country.” The president spoke of what he would like his own two daughters to take away from the long-sought-after museum, which will be the only national museum devoted exclusively to African American life, art and history. “I want my daughters to see the shackles that bound slaves on their voyage across the ocean […]

  • Bill Would Give $400K Left Behind at Airport Security to USO

    Bill Would Give $400K Left Behind at Airport Security to USO

    (WASHINGTON) — When Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., noticed someone left behind change at an airport security checkpoint, he started wondering about all those forgotten pennies. Turns out all that change really adds up: the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports that about $409,000 was left behind in the year 2010, the most recent year documented. Miller would like to see that money benefit the United Service Organizations (USO) and has introduced a bill that would do just that. The USO is a private, non-profit organization supporting the military that, in part, operates welcome centers for returning service men and women at […]

  • California: Top Official Poses with Dead Mountain Lion

    California: Top Official Poses with Dead Mountain Lion

    (LOS ANGELES) – A photograph of the California Fish and Wildlife Commission president smiling and holding up a dead mountain lion that he shot has ignited controversy in the state, where hunting the creatures has been illegal since 1990. Dan Richards, however, shot the animal in Idaho, where hunting the cats is legal. Richards isn’t supposed to bring it back to California, though, and it was unclear if he had. California’s Prop. 117, which banned the hunting of mountain lions, also made it illegal for residents to bring dead mountain lions into the state. “Californians sort of trust the Fish […]

  • ‘Honeymoon Killer’ Judge Scoffs at Alleged Motive

    ‘Honeymoon Killer’ Judge Scoffs at Alleged Motive

    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — The judge presiding over the murder trial of accused “Honeymoon Killer” Gabe Watson has openly scoffed at the prosecution’s claims and angrily asked the prosecutor if he needs lessons on the rules of court. The actions by Judge Tommy Nail raise questions about the prosecution’s case. Watson is accused of killing Tina Watson, his bride of 11 days, during their honeymoon in Australia by drowning her while scuba diving off the Great Barrier Reef. The motive for the alleged crime was Watson’s intention to collect on a $130,000 insurance policy and to sell her possessions, the prosecution […]

  • Animal Rights Activist Charged in Hiring a Hitman to Kill Fur-Wearers

    Animal Rights Activist Charged in Hiring a Hitman to Kill Fur-Wearers

    (CLEVELAND) — An animal activist planned to pay a hitman $730 to gun down a random person wearing fur outside of a Cleveland library. A criteria for any gunmen considering the offer was that they do not wear, “anything that looks remotely like fur,” according to a police affidavit. “I would like to create an online community on Facebook which would allow me to find someone who is willing to kill someone who is wearing fur toward the end of October 2011 or early November 2011 or possibly in January 2012 or February 2012 at the latest,” Meredith Lowell allegedly […]

  • Indiana Republican Rips Girl Scouts

    Indiana Republican Rips Girl Scouts

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — When most people think of the Girl Scouts — especially at this time of the year — they think of Thin Mints and Samoas, of campfires and green uniforms, but one Indiana Republican sees something vastly different: a “radicalized” group that backs abortion rights and in doing so is destroying U.S. families. That is why Indiana state Rep. Bob Morris — who represents Allen County, which includes the city of Fort Wayne — is not only refusing to sign a resolution to honor the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America but actively […]

  • Jury Begins Deliberations in George Huguely’s Trial

    Jury Begins Deliberations in George Huguely’s Trial

    (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The fate of accused murderer George Huguely V is in the hands of a Charlottesville, Va., jury. Deliberations began Wednesday morning. Two female alternate jurors were dismissed by the judge after being chosen at random, leaving a final jury made up of five women and seven men. The alternates were permitted to leave, but remain under oath until the conclusion of the case. Huguely, 24, faces six charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of former girlfriend Yeardley Love. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. Over 10 days in court, jurors listened to testimony […]