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Representative Weiner Admits Indiscretions

In a Monday afternoon press conference in Manhattan, Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) admitted he has engaged in “inappropriate online conversations” via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, which included sending lewd photographs of himself to various women. Weiner also said that while he is sorry for his actions, he has no intention of resigning his office.

5 U.S. Troops Killed In Iraq

Five U.S. service members were killed Monday. The U.S. military did not say how or where the five died, but two unnamed Iraqi security officials told CNN the deaths occurred during an early morning mortar attack at a U.S. military base in southeastern Baghdad.

Boston Historians Back Palin’s Paul Revere Claim

Sarah Palin caused a media controversy on Thursday when she claimed American folk hero Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famous 1775 midnight ride. However, several Bostonian historical experts have stepped forward to defend Palin’s account.

Santorum Announces Presidential Bid

Former Senator Rick Santorum formally entered the race for the 2012 Republican nomination on Monday. He announced his intentions on ABC’s Good Morning America. “We’re ready to announce that we are going to be in this race and we’re in it to win,” Santorum told GMA reporter George Stephanopoulos.

Controversy Swirls Around Yearbook That Associates Bush With Hitler, Bin Laden

Parents in Arkansas have expressed outrage over a middle school yearbook that lists former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney among the “worst people of all time.”

Danish Researchers Find Overuse Of Antimicrobials In American Farms

It’s a common practice for farmers who run large, industrial livestock operations to supplement their animals with antibiotics and antimicrobials to keep them from getting sick. 

May Jobs Report Paints Startling Picture Of Economic Recovery

The United States economy appears to be sputtering into the summer months, as the latest unemployment rate has reached its highest level since January.

Atlantic Hurricane Season Under Way

Hurricane season along the Atlantic coast is under way, and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has predicted a tumultuous six-month stretch. The NHC has forecast that the storm season will be busier than normal, with as many as six major hurricanes expected to hit the East Coast.

Senate Bill Targets Internet Video Streaming

A new bill being considered by the Senate would make streaming copyrighted material illegal. The wording of S. 978 is problematic, as it could conceivably be used to cover the embedding of YouTube videos and other Web content.

Grand Jury Indicts John Edwards

A grand jury indicted former Presidential candidate John Edwards Friday, on charges of allegedly using campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair. “Edwards faces six counts — four of illegal campaign contributions, one of conspiracy and one of false statements,” a POLITICO article read.


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