Time magazine reports on the secessionist movement in Vermont.Read more »
A police officer accidentally used pepper spray instead of a fire extinguisher on a man who set himself on fire Wednesday in downtown Portland, police said.Read more »
after six hours of giving testimony to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair’s testimony can be summed up as he still has no regrets for participating in an unjust war and committing mass murder.Read more »
The whistleblowing website Wikileaks which refuses to accept corporate or government funding has temporarily shut down because of a lack of funds. The site, which has been a major irritant to governments and big businesses since it launched in 2007, says it cannot keep going without more public donations.Read more »
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands—Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary not, has died, the Anne Frank Museum said Tuesday. She was 100.Read more »
A US judge has granted political asylum to a German family who said they had fled the country to avoid persecution for home schooling their children.
In the first reported case of its kind, Tennessee immigration judge Lawrence Burman ruled that the family of seven have a legitimate fear of prosecution for their beliefs. Germany requires parents to enrol[sic] their children in school in most cases and has levied fines against those who educate their children at home.Read more »
The supposedly free country of Australia bans porn with small-breasted women in it out of fear that pedophiles would watch it.Read more »
Professional golfer Jim Thorpe, who has won more than $15 million in his career, was sentenced to one year in prison for failing to pay U.S. income taxes for three years.Read more »
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