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Putin on Obama: ‘I envy him because he can do something like this and get away with it’

In his annual marathon news conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support for President Obama's surveillance programs, a day after a review group recommended curbing the National Security Agency's powers. Putin previously defended the programs, calling them "generally …

The terrifying truth about America’s fastest growing workforce

More and more companies are turning to blue-collar temp workers to do the country’s most dangerous jobs<p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for the fender bender, buy some new shoes and, if things went well, maybe even start a …

Republican unveils worst school idea ever: Make poor kids clean floors

Rep. Jack Kingston has a bold new lesson for poor children: If you want lunch, you better work for it. Literally<p>Rep. Jack Kingston seems to be the least crazy of the various House Republicans running to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia. Why? Ha, I don't really know; he got into some …

Potential GOP Senate candidate: Gay marriage leads to tyranny, marriage between parents and their children

“When you remove God’s design and parameters, there’s no limit to what we’ll invent to be our freedoms”<p>Iowa evangelical activist and three-time failed gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats went on a Des Moines radio show on Tuesday to denounce gay marriage, saying it would lead to parents …

Obama commutes 8 drug sentences

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of eight convicted crack offenders Thursday who had already served long prison terms, giving a push to his administration’s efforts to rein in what officials regard as overly harsh punishments imposed in drug cases.<p>The batch of eight commutations is …

Jurors Hear Kate Middleton's Voicemails; Some From William

The hacking scandal in the U.K. has now gone really royal.<p>"Voicemails left for Kate Middleton by [then-boyfriend] Prince William were hacked by the <i>News of the World</i>, the phone-hacking trial has heard," the BBC writes. "In one message William used the pet name 'babykins.' "<p><i>The Guardian</i> says that in …

UN says base in South Sudan stormed

The United Nations says attackers from South Sudan's second-largest ethnic group have forced their way into a UN peacekeeping mission base in conflict-wracked Jonglei state, pursuing civilians who had taken refuge there.<p>UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said on Thursday the UN fears "there may have …