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U.S. Reform party nominates presidential candidate

Fitness model Andre Barnett of Poughkeepsie, New York won the presidential nomination of the Reform Party of the United States at its national convention in Philadelphia last weekend. Consultant Kenneth Cross was selected as his running mate. Barnett, who founded the company WiseDome, became a fitness model after suffering ...

Romney announces running mate Congressman Ryan

Yesterday, in front of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. Paul Ryan prepares to deliver his acceptance speech after Mitt Romney's introduction. After an introduction from...

Matheson powers Canada to 1-0 victory over France and bronze medal at Summer Olympics

  It's official. Canada has won its first medal in a traditional team sport in the Summer Olympics since the 1936 games in Berlin. Diana Matheson scored in extra time, blasting a rebound in the vacant goal to give Canada a 1-0 victory over France in the bronze medal match Thursday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England....

Women's rights activist won't be silenced by right wing political tactics

By: Wikinews In an opinion piece published by CNN on Tuesday, Georgetown University law student and women's rights advocate Sandra Fluke insisted she will not allow slurs from critics to silence her and other women from continuing to speak out on issues regarding women's health and contraception. Fluke has faced slurs and...

Drought conditions impacting American food production

Over half of the contiguous U.S. is experiencing drought conditions, according to a report released July 9 by the National Weather Service. The report, addressing the period through this coming September, predicted many states will see these conditions persist, or worsen. Further government reports indicate that high temperatures...

OP/ED: "Blanket thinkers"

One of my infantile leftist ex-friends recently referred to the Free Syrian Army as a ‘sectarian gang’. The phrase may well come from Asa’ad Abu Khalil, who seems to have a depressingly large audience, but it could come from any of a large number of blanket thinkers in the ranks of the Western left. I admit that I sometimes...

New Stones book celebrates 50 years of rock and roll

  Through their long and wild career, The Rolling Stones have made their mark on our culture; from epic albums to famously bad behavior. Over their 50 year history, journalists have collected a treasure trove of material, but none more prolific than music journalist Hanspeter Kuenzler. The eBook People (www.theebookpeople.com)...

Imagine a world without free speech - Russia debates rules

Access to the Russian-language Wikipedia is disabled across almost all its pages on Tuesday, July 10, due to the Russian parliament, the Duma, debating amendments to the law "About information" which may lead to censorship of Runet through blacklisting and filtering of internet sites. The proposed bill aims to creating a...

US: Grieving father struggles to pay dead son’s student loans

By Marian Wang in ProPublica. A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling. "They would say, 'We don't care what happened with your son, you have to pay us,'" recalled Reynoso, a gardener from Palmdale, Calif. Reynoso's son, Freddy, had been...

POLAND: Football fans clash ahead of Poland-Russia game

Over 180 people were detained due to clashes that broke out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw on June 12. Unrest started during the march organised to mark the Russian National Day, attended by thousands of visiting Russian fans ahead of the Poland-Russia Euro 2012 game at the National Stadium. Concern...
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