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Ohno slammed by Koreans in bitter echo of 2002

Ohno slammed by Koreans in bitter echo of 2002

US short track skater Apolo Anton Ohno has been portrayed as unworthy of a medal in a worrying echo of the bitter resentment which erupted between America and South Korea at the controversial 2002 Olympics.


Video makers release tape of ACORN visit

Video makers release tape of ACORN visit

Two conservative activists release a new undercover video targeting ACORN, an attempt to reignite a simmering political controversy surrounding the Democratic-leaning agency.


Meghan McCain Twitter photo causes stir

Meghan McCain Twitter photo causes stir

Blogger Meghan McCain, daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain, caused a brief stir on Twitter on Wednesday night when she posted a voluptuous photo of herself online.


ACORN Fires Louisiana Chapter Director

Controversial activist group ACORN has fired the longtime companion of founder Wade Rathke over apparent concerns about a lack of "accountability" in her work leading the Louisiana chapter in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.


U.N.-Backed Afghan Fraud Panel Member Resigns

A member of a U.N.-backed panel set up to investigate fraud complaints in Afghanistan's election resigned Monday, blaming what he called "the interference of foreigners" in a vote already mired in controversy.


Citigroup Sheds Energy Unit, and Its $100 Million Trader

With the sale of the energy-trading unit to Occidental, Citigroup could potentially avoid controversy over the compensation of Andrew J. Hall, who ran the firm.


Beer-drinking Muslim woman's caning to go ahead

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A judge in Malaysia has upheld a court verdict to cane a Muslim woman for drinking beer, news reports said Monday, re-igniting a controversy over Islamic justice in this moderate Muslim-majority country....


Official urged to quit over runner controversy

A South African government minister called on Leonard Chuene to resign after the national athletics chief admitted he knew Caster Semenya had undergone a gender test prior to the world championships.


ACORN scaling back or shutting down in many cities

The community activist group is taking no new clients while it investigates its operations, which have been dragged down by the poor economy and recent scandals.

Stung by the recession and a string of scandals, the ACORN community activist organization has been shutting down in many of the communities it once worked to empower.


Report: Lockerbie bomber release linked to oil

Report: Lockerbie bomber release linked to oil

Britain agreed to include Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in a prisoner transfer deal with Libya because of "overwhelming interests" before an oil deal was sealed, a newspaper reported.


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