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A Massachusetts woman died late Monday after she and her husband were hit by a pickup truck and the woman was dragged three miles to another town.

Police say the couple was hit about 10 p.m., outside of a motel where the two work in Wrentham, Mass. The truck continued down the highway until police stopped the vehicle and found the woman underneath it. Moses Acloque, 22, of Norwood, Mass., is being charged with leaving the scene of the accident and was expected to face a judge Tuesday, WCVB reports.

Authorities did not identify the deceased woman, pending notification of her family. Her husband suffered minor injuries.

[WCVB]

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin sent out an apology for her criticism of Pope Francis, who she called “liberal” earlier this week.

“It was not my intention to be critical of Pope Francis,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page.  The former vice-presidential candidate said her comments were meant to remind “viewers that we need to do our own homework, and I hadn’t done mine yet on the Pope’s recent comments as reported by the media.”

She wrote that the media often mischaracterizes the comments of public figures and that she’d rather trust her “many Catholic friends and family” than reporters.

“I apologize for not being clearer in my response,” Palin added. “Thus opening the door to critical media that does what it does best in ginning up controversy.”

In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Palin told Jake Tapper some that the Pope’s statements “sound kind of liberal,” something that…

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CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — In what might be one of the oldest corrections in the history of journalism, the editorial board of a Pennsylvania newspaper has retracted its predecessor’s famous panning of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address as “silly remarks.”

“Seven score and ten years ago, the forefathers of this media institution brought forth to its audience a judgment so flawed, so tainted by hubris, so lacking in the perspective history would bring, that it cannot remain unaddressed in our archives,” the editors of The Patriot-News wrote Thursday, evoking the opening words and style of Lincoln’s most famous speech.

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democracynow on Oct 31, 2013

democracynow.org – A U.S. drone strike killed three people in northwest Pakistan earlier today, marking the first such attack since Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif publicly called for President Obama to end the strikes. Just last week, Amnesty International said the United States may be committing war crimes by killing innocent Pakistani civilians in drone strikes. Today we air extended clips from the new documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” and speak to filmmaker Robert Greenwald. The film looks at the impact of U.S. drone strikes through more than 70 interviews with attack survivors in Pakistan, a former U.S. drone operator, military officials, and more. The film opens with the story of a 16-year-old Tariq Aziz who was killed by drone. just days after attending an anti-drone conference in Islamabad. We are also joined by human rights attorney Jennifer Gibson of Reprieve, co-author of…

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10/31/2013

wenty years after the controversial introduction of unlabeled and untested genetically engineered foods and crops, opposition to GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and Monsanto has created one of the largest netroots-grassroots movements in the U.S.

There are arguably more important issues facing us today than the battle against Frankenfoods. The climate crisis and corporate control over the government and media come to mind. But the rapidly growing anti-GMO Movement illustrates the powerful synergy that can develop from the combined use of social media, marketplace pressure and political action. Recent developments in this sector indicate that out-of-control corporations, media, politicians and the proverbial “one percent” can be outsmarted and outmaneuvered. And quite possibly defeated.

In the wake of high-stakes multi-million dollar GMO labeling ballot initiatives in California in 2012, and Washington State in 2013, an army of organic food and natural health activists have put Corporate America and the political elite…

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(CNNMoney) — A key tech malfunction that brought down the Obamacare website Sunday was fixed Monday morning, a federal official said.

Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, said a networking problem at contractor Terremark, a subsidiary of Verizon, was to blame for the outage. Peters said Terremark had “experienced a failure in a networking component,” and the attempted fix crashed the system.

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