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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Risky personal behavior, like unprotected sex and the sharing of a needle, might be less likely to result in an HIV infection if the person involved begins intensive anti-retroviral therapy within 72 hours. But the expansion of such treatments, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed last week, might also provide a "green light" for promiscuity, according to a spokesman for the culturally conservative group, Concerned Women for America.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal Air America Radio network this week announced the launch of a fundraising project to help its struggling programs expand into more markets. In an e-mail to supporters, the network announced the Air America Associates program, which encourages donors to give $50, $100 or $250 to the company. "When we launched the Air America Radio network one year ago," the e-mail states, "the country was being talked to death by conservative zealots like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and others."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An administrator at California State University, Sacramento has banned decorations pertaining to Christmas and the 4th of July, among other holidays, from her office because they represent "religious discrimination" and "ethnic insensitivity.""Time has come to recognize that religious discrimination, as well as ethnic insensitivity to certain holidays, is forbidden," Patricia Sonntag, director of the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, stated in the directive she e-mailed to members of her staff on Dec. 9.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An advocate for rape victims on Wednesday said the legal process will not reliably determine whether Duke University lacrosse players are guilty of raping an exotic dancer.The alleged victim, a 27-year-old North Carolina Central University student, told police that three members of the Duke lacrosse team sexually assaulted her at a party on March 13. She had been hired to dance at the party with another woman.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal judge Monday told pro-life groups hoping to demonstrate in front of Sen. John F. Kerry's Boston home during the Democratic National Convention that security concerns trump the freedom of speech."Security simply is being used as an excuse to censor our message," Operation Rescue West President Troy Newman said in a release. "The second victim of 9-11 is the First Amendment."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite outrage voiced across the nation on talk radio, University of Oregon officials who prohibited a university delivery driver from displaying a magnetic "Support the Troops" decal on his truck announced Wednesday that the school is standing by its decision.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An Ohio taxpayers' group is appealing to the publicly funded Ohio University to repeal its sponsorship of an environmental activism conference that is hosting an outspoken supporter of "eco-terrorism."Two departments at the university are co-sponsoring the Buckeye Forest Council's conference, "Defending the Earth in Times of War." The keynote speaker on Saturday is Derrick Jensen, an author and activist who has advocated the tactics used by groups like the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) to disrupt industries that profit from the environment.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that promotes decency in the entertainment media Monday argued that America's most famous shock jock, Howard Stern, should still be subject to Federal Communications Commission indecency laws when his show begins broadcasting on satellite radio in January.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A survey released Wednesday by a homosexual advocacy group suggests there is a "pervasive problem of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender bullying" in public high schools.The fourth biennial National School Climate Survey, conducted by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) found that 64 percent of homosexual students "reported feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An apparent effort by German Subway shops to bash the competition -- in this case, McDonald's -- may be backfiring.As part of the campaign to promote the movie ?Super Size Me,? so-called ?nourishment diaries? that contain images offensive to Americans have been available in at least one German Subway store, according to the Center for Individual Freedom.One of the cartoon images depicts a giant cheeseburger crashing into twin skyscrapers. One of the people running away from the fiery (cartoon) ruins is wearing a cowboy hat.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-family and media watchdog organizations are urging President Bush to appoint a new chairman to the Federal Communications Commission who "is committed to enforcing indecency laws."In a Jan. 31 letter to Bush, Robert Peters, president of Morality in Media, urged the selection of a new chairman who believes that "the breakdown of standards on TV and radio is a 'moral values' problem we cannot ignore." The letter was co-signed by representatives of 53 pro-family and decency groups.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday urged his Capitol Hill colleagues to extend and strengthen the Voting Rights Act in order to "level the playing field" because, U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt said, "white people ... will not consider voting for an African American candidate."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The latest reason for gun control and gun rights activists to sharpen their rhetoric is a Christmas card released by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The card features an armed Santa Claus attempting to shield three children from a terrorist.The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) sent the card to members of Congress, President Bush, and others who support gun rights.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The German company responsible for a controversial ad campaign for Subway restaurants claims the images used in the campaign are appropriate and do not represent an anti-American bias. Two cartoon images are responsible for the flap - one depicting a giant cheeseburger crashing into twin towers and another depicting a bloated Statue of Liberty holding a hamburger and French fries.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives this week injected itself into the debate over whether American military bases should be allowed to publicly sponsor Boy Scout chapters, a practice that the Pentagon suspended in November in order to settle a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.While a Pentagon spokesman insisted that there has been no significant change in the military's relationship with the Boy Scouts as a result of the legal settlement, House Republicans wanted the chamber to go on the record in support of the Scouts.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes details about Voting Rights Act)(CNSNews.com) - The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday urged his Capitol Hill colleagues to extend and strengthen the Voting Rights Act in order to "level the playing field" because, U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt said, "white people ... will not consider voting for an African American candidate."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Along with the many seasonal clashes over the display of Christmas trees and religious items, there are disputes over the sale of toys like the G.I. Joe action figure and squirt guns, which the anti-war group Code Pink believes are inappropriate.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Ten people were asked Monday on the Capitol Mall whether they had ever heard of the Austria-based group that's been invited by the Bush administration to monitor this year's American presidential election. Not a single one was familiar with the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), and all ten had reservations about the group's mission.The unscientific, random interviews conducted by CNSNews.com included Penny Gray of San Francisco, who said she could not understand why the United States needed to be monitored.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An animal's unfortunate run-in with a vehicle is nothing to joke about, according to an animal rights group that is asking a candy manufacturer to pull the candy known as "Road Kill Gummies" from store shelves.The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is criticizing Kraft Foods, the maker of Trolli brand gummy snacks, for the candies that depict dead animals - a snake, a chicken and a squirrel - complete with tire tracks.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood announced its disappointment over President Bush's nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The group has reason to be upset with Alito.