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1US Politics

Warren blasts FDA proposal on gay sex

Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the FDA's proposed new policy on blood donations from gay men, saying that while the recommendation is a "step forward" it is still "discriminatory." The liberal legislator and potential 2016 presidential candidate tweeted that the FDA must "have courage to set policies based on science" in order to "commit to building a bigger, safer blood supply through risk-based screenings."


2Conservative Political News

Threat Fulfilled?: Farrakhan Said 'We'll Tear This...

"As long as they [whites] kill us [blacks] and go to Wendy's and have a burger and go to sleep, they'll keep killing us," Farrakhan proclaimed to a Baltimore, Maryland audience on Nov. 22. "But when we die and they die, then soon we're going to sit at a table and talk about it! We're tired! We want some of this earth or we'll tear this goddamn country up!" Brown, a black man, was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri after an altercation in August. The case sparked nationwide protests and outrage at what was perceived as a case of unpunished police brutality.


32012 Presidential Election

Republicans in charge of Senate - but 2016 awaits

Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP back into the minority.



US Moves Toward Dropping Lifetime Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it favors replacing the blanket ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had gay sex in the previous year.


6Criminal Defense Law

No charges for ex-Milwaukee police officer in shooting death of a black man

A white former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in a city park won't be charged in the April 30 death, a prosecutor announced Monday. Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm wrote in a report released Monday that officer Christopher Manney was justified when he shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times during a physical struggle in which Hamilton grabbed Manney's baton.


7Illegal Immigration

Judge Skeptical of Sheriff Arpaio's Obama Immigration Suit

A federal judge sent signals Monday that a controversial Arizona sheriff's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's immigration policies is unlikely to advance in her court. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell of Washington spent more than an hour in court Monday voicing skepticism of legal claims by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio , who is alleging the administration violated the Constitution by giving millions of illegal immigrants a reprieve from deportation.



Dresden's anti-Islam protests: Rooted in Germany's East-West divide?

Participants hold up lights during a demonstration called by anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West", in Dresden, Germany, tonight. About 17,500 opponents of Germany's policy towards asylum seekers and Islam attended the protest in the eastern German town, police said.


10US House of Representatives

No charges: Houston officer shot unarmed black man

A Houston grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict an off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in January. Anticipating protests, authorities set up barricades at the Houston courthouse, where a small group soon showed up shouting, " We ain't gonna stop till people are free ."