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July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anti-capitalist groups converging on the nation's capital this week to protest the International Monetary Fund/World Bank meetings do not expect to be used as cover for a terrorist strike, but intelligence sources aren't ruling out anything."We're getting a little over-anxious about identifying terrorists," said Socialist Party USA spokesman Greg Pason. Terrorists could use any public venue to carry out their plot -- not just the IMF protest rally, he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(Update: As expected, after this story was published, Republican-led committees in the Virginia General Assembly voted against a second term for Judge Verbena Askew, the first black woman to hold the job of Circuit Court judge. The decision - and the wrangling beforehand - prompted accusations of racism and sexism, and some say it mirrors the contentious judicial confirmation process going on in Washington. Republican opponents said Askew, a lesbian, had not been forthright about a sexual harassment complaint filed by a female court colleague.)
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives Wednesday broke rank with the Bush administration over the choice of a new director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, expressing doubt that Julie Gerberding possessed the traits needed to "straighten out an agency that is so far off course." Gerberding, an infectious disease expert, played a major role in developing CDC's response to the mysterious anthrax attacks that targeted U.S. postal facilities last fall. She continues to lead the CDC's efforts to prepare for and counter terrorism.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Small business owners claim they're the victims of an out-of-control asbestos litigation system driven by trial lawyers. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), however, claims it is just pursuing justice for the sake of those injured by the cancer-causing fiber.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal consumer advocacy group may be rolling into a town near you to condemn President Bush for supporting caps on medical malpractice compensation. Fueled by fear and anger, the Center for Justice and Democracy hopes its 13-state "Medical Rights Bus Tour" will convince legislators and citizens nationwide that the president's malpractice plan will further harm people who are severely injured.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The nation's "leading voice in the African-American community" wants to bring the slavery reparations debate to American's fingertips in "one easy, compact package." That's according to David Almasi, director of Project 21, a black conservative group that has launched an information clearinghouse to provide people with both sides of the story on this "very frivolous" issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An 11-year-old Missouri boy disappeared outside of his home late Sunday afternoon a week ago, while riding his bicycle. Shawn Hornbeck's father, Craig Akers, says he won't give up hope, but some wonder if the establishment media has given up on its high profile coverage of child abductions.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Alternately criticized and praised for being an ally of gun owners, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft now has authority over the firearms issues previously managed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. (The agency was renamed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Jan. 24, 2003.)Anti-gun activists fear Ashcroft, in his added role, will be a weak enforcer of firearms laws while some libertarians worry that the attorney general will have too much power and might abuse it.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Humans are putting too much pressure on the Earth, and that's hurting their chances of wiping out global poverty and preventing global warming, noted the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in its 'Living Planet Report 2002' released Tuesday. The WWF report predicts that human welfare will "start to plummet by 2030" due to the overconsumption of Earth's natural resources.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The prime suspect in the Beltway Sniper shootings and one of the ten people killed by the sniper apparently shared something in common besides allegedly being in the same place at the same time on the morning of Oct. 11.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Gun control groups are downplaying questions about plagiarism after one organization issued a statement to the media containing language that is, in some instances, identical to passages in a copyrighted news report published four days earlier by the Associated Press.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Efforts by snowmobile manufacturers to produce cleaner, quieter engines have done little to satisfy the objections of environmentalists who are still seeking a ban of snowmobiling in two of the nation's most popular national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of left-wing activists, clergy and students expects "hundreds of thousands" of people will join them Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest and condemn Congress for allowing the Bush administration to pursue a "morally reprehensible" war against the Iraqi people. Representatives of A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) claim Congress did not represent the American people when it passed an "illegal resolution" authorizing President Bush to use military force against Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. attorney general has drafted articles of impeachment against President Bush and three other top administration officials as a means of preventing the U.S. from advancing a "first strike, potentially nuclear preemptive war" against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Green groups have launched a campaign designed to protect the ocean "wilderness" from the harmful activity of recreational fishermen. But anglers argue that the environmentalists are basing their agenda on flawed scientific studies to turn their traditional fishing spots into protected marine reserves.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Under the Democratic leadership of Gov. Parris Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the State of Maryland has notched the second highest violent crime rate in the nation according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report for 2001.According to the FBI report, there were 783 violent criminal acts committed per every 100,000 citizens in Maryland during the course of the 2001 calendar year. Florida topped the category with 797.2 per 100,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com)- Liberal Democrats in New York City have renamed Black History Month to reflect the anti-war sentiments expressed by protest groups and political leaders such as presidential candidate Al Sharpton.The effort began immediately after the Feb. 6 address by Secretary of State Colin Powell to the United Nations Security Council, in which he laid out what he said was proof of Iraq's non-compliance with orders to disarm.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - The majority of state health officials across the nation do not advocate vaccinating the public against a bio-terrorist threat of smallpox, but there is increasing support for inoculating an estimated 500,000 emergency and medical personnel. While government officials are saying they favor a plan from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to inoculate the nation's health care professionals, they warn that serious risks including disability and death still persist in the smallpox vaccine.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A human rights group founded by survivors of prison rape is calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to amend its yearly crime report to include men under its category of "forcible rape." According to Lara Stemple, executive director of Stop Prisoner Rape (SPR), "People who are raped in prison are seen as something of a joke in our society."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The blankets of snow and ice that kept air traffic at a standstill at major airports in the Northeast Monday were cleared as of early Tuesday morning. Airport officials said it's now up to the airlines to get their planes in the sky and back on the ground in the metropolitan areas of Boston, Mass., and New York.According to Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for Boston's Logan International Airport, both of the airport's runways are clear, but so are the ticket lines and customer lounges.