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Falwell calls for an armed Christian campus

Written by The AP Monday, 07 December 2015 09:15

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged students, staff and faculty at his Christian school to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus to counter any copycat attack like the deadly rampage in California.

"Let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,'' Falwell told an estimated 10,000 of the campus community at convocation Friday in Lynchburg. While Falwell's call to arms was applauded, his remarks also seemed to target Muslims.

An attack at a Southern California social services center on Dec. 2 became the latest mass shooting in the United States. Here's a look at some of the nation's deadliest rampages since 2012:

Petitioners call on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 01 December 2015 15:32

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition urging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign over the city's handling of the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

"It's not enough to fire the police chief," said RootsAction.org cofounder Norman Solomon. "The buck stops with the mayor, and he should resign."

Hard Hats for Hillary: Clinton to roll out $275 billion infrastructure plan to create jobs

Written by Amanda Becker
Reuters Media Express
Monday, 30 November 2015 05:16

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to make job creation the focus of her campaign over the next month, beginning with a $275 billion infrastructure spending plan that will be released this week.

U.S. Dep't of Justice to investigate the Chicago Police Department

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Sunday, 06 December 2015 20:43

The U.S. Justice Department is expected to launch a wide-ranging investigation this week into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department. The Washington Post first reported the development earlier today.

Refugee crisis recalls that of Jews in WWII

Written by From AP
and WiG reports
Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:36

Sol Messinger was just 7 when he stood with his father at the rail of the ocean liner St. Louis and stared into the gathering darkness. But nearly eight decades later, Messinger still recalls the lights of Miami glittering off the bow, so near to him and more than 900 fellow Jewish refugees aboard, yet beyond their reach.

Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

Written by MESFIN FEKADU
AP Music Writer
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:43
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Would you like to spend quality time with George Clooney as he showers you with compliments?

Colorado gunman: 'No more baby parts'

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Sunday, 29 November 2015 08:44

“No more baby parts.”

Those were the words terrorist Robert Lewis Dear spoke to a law-enforcement official on Nov. 28 shortly after he was taken into custody for allegedly staging a long and deadly shooting attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic.

The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year — a sharp increase that at least one expert says could be the result of more video evidence.

89 percent of voters back GMO labeling

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 02 December 2015 13:17

By an overwhelming margin, U.S. voters say consumers should have the right to know if their food is genetically modified, with 89 percent in support of mandatory GMO labeling, according to a new national poll.

Nearly the same number of consumers would like to see the labels in an easy to read format. 

Supreme Court lineup fit for an election year

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 30 November 2015 13:24

The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration, giving the justices a run of cases that reads like a campaign platform.

Alleged Colorado shooter had been charged with animal abuse, domestic violence

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 28 November 2015 18:05

A profile is emerging of the gunman in custody for a shootout yesterday in which three people were killed and nine injured at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.