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One of the Most Shameful Episodes In Journalistic History

Charles Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Thomson

Looking back five years on the Michael Jackson trial, I see a media out of control. The sheer amount of propaganda, bias, distortion and misinformation is almost beyond comprehension.

The Three Biggest Honkers from Senator Murkowski and Her Supporters

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

They say truth is the first casualty in war. Senator Murkowski is leading a war to destroy the Clean Air Act as a tool to combat climate change.

Weekly Mulch: Off-shore drilling, auto emissions, mountaintop mining from Obama administration

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florid...

Constance McMillen 'Sham' Prom Accusation Denied By Itawamba School District

AP | SHELIA BYRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JACKSON, Miss. — A rural Mississippi school district that was sued by a lesbian student who wanted to bring a same-sex date to the high school p...

Fattest State's Lawmakers Shed Pounds, Fried Stuff

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

JACKSON, Miss. — In a gym at a tiny college in the capital of the most obese state in the nation, state Rep. John Hines dropped his chest to the...

Ecko store at Jackson Premium Outlets is robbed at gunpoint | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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JACKSON -- Three robbers wearing ski masks robbed the Ecko store at the Jackson Premium Outlets in Ocean County as the store's employees were prep...

Three people injured in Jackson house fire are identified | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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JACKSON -- Authorities identified today the three victims who were injured when a fast-moving fire tore through a Jackson home on New Year's Day. ...

White House Gate Crashing, From Andrew Jackson To Grace Slick

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Washington is all a-twitter over two society climbers crashing the gates at an Obama soirée, in the grand sweep of history, it was a fairly minor event. No one was in danger, and no real harm was done, nobody got dosed with LSD.

Jackson man is struck by car while using leaf blower | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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JACKSON -- A township man was struck and killed by a car while standing in front of his home using a leaf blower, a report in the Asbury Park Pres...

Harry Connick On Hey Hey: Blackface Peformance Offends Connick

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

An Australian act's blackface impression of The Jackson Five did not impress celebrity judge Harry Connick Jr. The American musician and actor was d...

Beer Metaphor Becomes Frosty-Cold Reality

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the first president to not just accept the premise of the "having a beer" test, but to embrace it and turn it into reality.

World Mourns King of Pop

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

*** Scroll down for a slideshow of newspaper front pages from around the world and global video tributes. LONDON — (AP) Michael Jackson was due...

The Environmental Appointments: Obama Means What He Says

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Browner was an inspiring leader and an aggressive regulator who took seriously her responsibility as head of the Clinton EPA to enforce the nation's environmental laws.