RALLIES DECRY MANDATE [Topeka Capital Journal (KS)]
The rally was affiliated with more than 100 other demonstrations under the same name taking place across the country. The issue has united multiple faiths, with evangelical, Orthodox Jewish, Roman Catholic and Mormon leaders recently forming networks in every state dedicated to promoting religious liberty, starting with their opposition to the mandate.
Last year, an advisory panel from the
OBAMA GETS GRIEF FOR SAYING PRIVATE SECTOR 'FINE': President
"Is he really that out of touch?"
Seeking to head off any damage, Obama backpedaled and declared it is "absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine." While there had been some "good momentum" in the private sector, Obama said, public sector growth lagged behind.
HOLDER APPOINTS PROSECUTORS TO LEAD LEAK PROBES: Attorney General
"These two highly respected and experienced prosecutors will be directing separate investigations," Holder said in a statement.
FDA DELAYS DECISION ON FIRST DRUG TO PREVENT HIV: Federal health regulators delayed a decision on whether to approve the first pill shown to prevent HIV infection, the drug's manufacturer says.
In May, a panel of experts recommended approval of the daily pill for healthy people who are at high risk of contracting HIV, including gay and bisexual men. The vote was nonbinding, though the
UN SEES MASSACRE SITE IN SYRIAN VILLAGE: U.N. observers could smell the stench of burned corpses Friday and saw body parts scattered around a Syrian farming hamlet that was the site of a massacre this week in which nearly 80 men, women and children were reported slain. The scene held evidence of a "horrific crime," a U.N. spokeswoman said.
The observers were finally able to get inside the deserted village of Mazraat al-Qubair after being blocked by government troops and residents. The observers also came under small arms fire Thursday, a day after the slayings were first reported.
MOB ATTACKS WOMEN AT
From the ferocity of the assault, some of the victims said it appeared to have been an organized attempt to drive women out of demonstrations and trample on the pro-democracy protest movement.
The attack follows smaller scale assaults on women this week in Tahrir, the epicenter of the uprising that forced
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