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Prince William, Kate head to LA; Will hit Beverly Hills and -- Skid Row

There will be stops in Beverly Hills and Skid Row, along with a charity polo match in Santa Barbara. But there will be no time for Disneyland or the La Brea Tar Pits. Britain’s newest royal couple is scheduled to arrive here on Friday, visiting So...

City using goats as lawnmowers

John Wist NBC Washington 07.07.2011
City using goats as lawnmowers

If you hear some “baa’s” instead of the rumble of a lawnmower in Gaithersburg, you're hearing the city's new grounds crew.


Obama Campaign Rejects Claim Biden May Be Replaced by Cuomo on 2012 Ticket

Vice President Joe Biden is on the 2012 re-election ticket, President Obama's aides said Tuesday after a report suggested that the campaign may be willing to replace him with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Elderly Woman Fined $100 For Throwing Newspaper -- In Trash Can

An elderly Upper East Side woman claims a sanitation agent chased her, threatened her with arrest and slapped her with a ticket for putting day-old newspapers in a city trash can.


Federal Reserve's Massive Stimulus Had Little Impact: Greenspan

The Federal Reserve's massive stimulus program had little impact on the U.S. economy besides weakening the dollar and helping U.S. exports, Federal Reserve Governor Alan Greenspan told CNBC Thursday.

Serial sexter former NY Rep. Weiner's wife taking time off from husband, job

Anthony Weiner's wife is taking time off from her senior job with the State Department -- as well as time off from the randy former representative, The Post has learned. While Weiner, 46, heads to an "intensive" rehab program to recover from the s...


Los Alamos nuclear lab under siege from wildfire

P. SOLOMON BANDA,SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Yahoo! News 29.06.2011
Los Alamos nuclear lab under siege from wildfire

A wildfire burning near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor drums of plutonium-contaminated waste Tuesday as authorities stepped up efforts to protect the site from flames and mon...

Convicted former Illinois Governor Blagojevich faces prospect of prison

KAREN HAWKINS - Associated Press,MICHAEL TARM Yahoo! News 29.06.2011
Convicted former Illinois Governor Blagojevich faces prospect of prison

Stunned and nearly speechless after hearing the verdicts against him, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will wake up Tuesday to the stark reality that he is likely headed to federal prison within months, leaving behind his wife, two young daugh...


Triumphant NY governor hailed at gay pride parade

One of the world's oldest and largest gay pride parades turned into a carnival-like celebration of same-sex marriage Sunday as hundreds of thousands of revelers rejoiced at New York's new law giving gay couples the same marital rights as everyone ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter 'comes out' as illegal immigrant

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an illegal immigrant in a sweeping confessional in The New York Times Magazine.


Florida rep probed over sexual harrassment of staffer

GARY FIELDS And BRODY MULLINS The Wall Street Journal 23.06.2011
Florida rep probed over sexual harrassment of staffer

A congressional ethics panel is investigating allegations that Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings sexually harassed a member of his staff, according to people familiar with the matter.

'Glitch' in US health care law would provide millions in middle class with free care

President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed.


Michigan lawmaker wants to criminalize ‘intrusive’ searches by airport screeners

An Oakland County lawmaker is taking aim at the Transportation Security Administration and how its agents perform airport passenger security checks.

Barack Obama and Pentagon split on Afghanistan pullout

Ewen MacAskill, Nick Hopkins and Patrick Wintour The Guardian 22.06.2011
Barack Obama and Pentagon split on Afghanistan pullout

Barack Obama is set to reject the advice of the Pentagon by announcing on Wednesday night the withdrawal of up to 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by November next year, in time for the US presidential election.


Pentagon scare suspect found with terror phrases

A law enforcement source told CBS News that the man detained in the discovery of a suspicious car found outside the Pentagon Friday morning was carrying a notebook that contained the phrases, "al Qaeda," "Taliban rules" and "Mujahid defeated croat...

Land of the Free? New York and California come out at the bottom of individual freedoms study

It might be the ‘Land of the Free’, but some states certainly aren’t living up to the words of America’s national anthem. New York, New Jersey and California are the least free in the U.S., based on an index of public policies affecting your indiv...


Baltimore Imposes Curfew For Teens, Opens 'Curfew Centers'

Baltimore City officials are collaborating to keep teens off the streets and out of trouble this summer. Jessica Kartalija reports they’re announcing the opening of the City’s Curfew Center.

Chicago expanding Big Brother network of over 10,000 surveillance cameras

Chicago’s Big Brother network of over 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras is already the most extensive and integrated in the nation. But, it’s about to get even bigger.


Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family. And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more...

NY Rep. Weiner could be in treatment for years

ERIKA LOVLEY Politico.com 15.06.2011
NY Rep. Weiner could be in treatment for years

First came the crotch photos. Then came the lying and denial. Now, Rep. Anthony Weiner is seeking treatment for his misdeeds, leaving Washingtonians asking: treatment for what?



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