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OBAMACARE/ABORTION

Post-Partum Abortions Mandated By Obamacare Stir Controversy

Religious right critics of Obamacare have a new objection to the statute: the requirement that Catholic charities pay for what is known as MOPT – or Mother-Opted Post-Partum Termination.  The procedure has become the center of controversy after a little-known provision was discovered that requires Catholic charities to pay for MOPTs. [More]

POP CULTURE

A Serious Look Back At Michael Jackson As Child Prodigy In 1970s

Few remember that before Michael Jackson was a freakish tragic figure, he was a darling of the music world and idol for kids all over the country.[More]

OUR DIVERSITY

Obama Administration To Diversify Lady Liberty

NEW YORK - In 1996 General Mills did a diversity makeover to America’s favorite baking queen Betty Crocker. To replace the old lily-white Betty, they took a cup of the old Caucasian, a pinch of African-American features, a smattering a Latino features and a sprinkle of Asian traits. The result: a “diverse” Betty Crocker with whom all Americans could identify. Fast-forward to 2012. [More]
THE VATICAN

Pope Emeritus Benedict's Visits To London's Gay Clubs Upsets Vatican

LONDON – With the sex abuse scandal still in the Vatican’s rear view mirror, the church now contends with a new source of embarrassment – the lifestyle of retired Pope Benedict XVI who retains the official title of “pope emeritus” in his retirement. [More]

THE WORM

Dennis Rodman Performs Hoops Diplomacy

If the American media hates Dennis Rodman for being snippy with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, then Rodman must be on to something.  Don’t get me wrong.  I was skeptical, too.  Seeing Rodman’s previous interviews, I thought his trips to North Korea were all show.  In this interview, in contrast , we see that Rodman is dead serious. [More]

INTERVIEW WITH SANTA

The LBT Exclusive Interview: Kris Kringle

Kris Kringle sits down for the first time in decades for an in-depth interview about diversity, globalization, the future of the toy industry and his battle to retain the rights to Santa Claus.. [More]
ASIAN FLYING

Bad Asian Driving Blamed For Asiana Crash

The stunning and devastating crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is just over a day old, but already National Transportation Safety Board officials are pointing to a culprit all too familiar to American automobile drivers: substandard Asian driving. [More]
LET'S BE FRIENDS

North Korea Threatens Nuke Hidden Within U.S. Ready For Detonation

The State Department confirmed early Friday morning that North Korea’s young dictator leader Kim Jong-un has issued a stern warning to the U.S. that the Stalinist regime has successfully smuggled a nuclear device onto American soil across its southern border.

BUTT PLUGGED

Loud Gastrointestinal Sounds May Have Doomed Steenkamp

A sobbing Oscar Pistorius was scolded by a South African judge Tuesday after the fallen Olympian tearfully admitted killing his model girlfriend — but insisted it was an accident.  Perhaps that strangest aspect of the tragedy to arise thus far is Pistorius' new alibi: farts.
THE BIG EQUALIZER

Pres. Obama Pledges War Reparations To North Korea

By PETER HARTWIG
President Obama on Tuesday appeared to execute a 180-degree shift on U.S. policy towards North Korea’s advancing nuclear program.  In a statement released early Tuesday morning, he called North Korea’s third successful nuclear test an “impressive accomplishment” that reflects North Korea’s “new prominence in the region and the world.”

FAMILY FEUD

U.S. Couple Sues Overseas Adoption Agency For Overselling Adoptee

By CHRISTIAN PLUMBER

A well-to-do couple in the wealthy Boston suburb of Newton set out to become parents.  What they got instead is a lawsuit with potential groundbreaking potential in the adoption game.  Last week Conrad and Jody Berson filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the Hope and Love Adoption Agency based in the Republic of Belarus.

SENSITIVTY TRAINING

Controversial Plan To Build Amusement Park At Auschwitz

By CHRISTIAN PLUMBER

POLAND - The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is a memorial and museum in Oświęcim (German: Auschwitz), Poland, which includes the German concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau.  Since the end of the Cold War, the museum has not been accustomed to controversy.  A new plan for an amusement park next to Auschwitz I, however, has Jewish groups as well as members of the local Polish government up in arms.

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