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Lap Dance Extortion Plot Rocks New Mexico Mayoral Election

Two city hall employees in Sunland Park, N.M., are wanted in an alleged blackmail investigation of a mayoral candidate that has already snared the city's acting mayor and city manager.

Dario Hernandez, the Sunland Park public works director, and Martah Alonda Lozano, a human resources assistant, are wanted in connection with the alleged extortion of mayoral candidate Gerardo Hernandez, who is not related to Dario Hernandez.

Last week a video of Gerardo Hernandez surfaced which appeared to show him receiving a lap dance at his office.


Officers hurt in Occupy clash in California Capitol

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Sacramento police are in riot gear.
US, California - At least two peace officers were injured during a clash with members of the Occupy movement who were in the state capital to protest a rally by a pro-white group.

The clash erupted about 3 p.m. Monday as California Highway Patrol and Sacramento city police officers were escorting about 35 members of the South Africa Project to a parking garage following their protest outside the Capitol building.

An Associated Press photographer at the scene said roughly 50 members of Occupy Oakland began throwing cans and bottles at the South Africa group and at the officers, then rushed the officers as those with the pro-whites group rushed into the parking garage.

A city police officer was injured when a member of the Occupy group jumped on him, and a CHP officer was hurt after being struck by an object. Both were taken from the scene by ambulance.

At least two Occupy members were arrested. The violence abated after a large contingent of law enforcement arrived at the scene, about one block from the Capitol.


Schapelle Corby Railroaded in Indonesia

It was meant to be a holiday: a two-week break to a tropical paradise to celebrate a sister's birthday. But for Schapelle Corby it ended up a never ending nightmare.

Arrested at Denpasar airport in 2004 after marijuana was found in her board bag, she had become the victim of every traveler's darkest fear. The drugs had been placed in her bag after she'd checked it in and she was forced to face the consequences of someone else's crime in a country where the penalties for drug smuggling are barbaric. Her trial became a major news story, as it was glaringly obvious that the evidence she pleaded to be considered was being ignored, and thorough investigation she begged for was being shrugged off. She was sentenced to a shocking 20 years in an Indonesian jail. Her appeals were dismissed equally as lightly, with the end of the judicial process being reached in March 2008.

Today, she remains in that squalid cell, as she will for countless years unless something is done. She will miss the best years of her life, never have kids, never see them play.... the list is endless. Despair and misery doesn't even begin to describe it.


Fashion's High Price: How Heels Damage the Body

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Fashionable feet come at a price.

The laundry list of damage that high heels can do to your body just got longer: According to podiatrists, high-heeled shoes are one of the most common causes of ingrown toenails.

This toenail problem, which occurs when the toes are compressed so that the big toenail grows into the skin, is usually nothing more than a painful annoyance. But ingrown toenails can become infected, sometimes necessitating the removal of the entire nail.

"Ingrown toenails can be painful, but many women are willing to cope with the discomfort in order to continue wearing their high heels,"Rodney Stuck, a professor of podiatry at the Loyola University Health System, said in a statement. "However, more serious complications can arise and cause permanent damage to the toenail, if they are left untreated."

Stuck suggested avoiding overly pointy, tight shoes and tight hosiery. Trimming the toenails straight across can also reduce the risk of ingrown nails. Soaking the feet in lukewarm, soapy water, drying them thoroughly and then applying a mild antiseptic can prevent infection if toenails are already ingrown.

But heels can harm more than just the toes. Research has linked high heels in youth to heel and ankle pain in older adults. One study published in October 2009 in the journal Arthritis Care & Research analyzed foot-examination data from more than 3,300 men and women and found that more than 60 percent of women reported wearing shoes with poor support, including heels, pumps and sandals, compared with only 2 percent of men. In women, wearing these shoes in the past was linked with heel and ankle pain.


Wisconsin Governor Will Not Challenge Recall Signatures

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Scott Walker
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will not challenge any of the more than one million signatures gathered by opponents to force a vote to recall the controversial Republican, saying his campaign did not have enough time to review them.

Walker faced a deadline Monday to file challenges after a Dane County judge granted him a 20-day extension beyond the 10 days allotted under state law. Walker also sought an additional two weeks but was turned down.

"We faced an impossible timeline," Walker spokeswoman Ciara Matthews told wispolitics.com.

Walker has been in office only a year but he angered Democrats and union members by pushing through the state legislature a law stripping public sector unions of many of their powers. Republicans said the law was necessary to improve the condition of state finances but Democrats accuse him of "union busting." Tens of thousands of people marched on the state capital to protest last winter.

Heart - Black

Fatal school fight between 2 girls was over a boy, friends, family say

US, California - An 11-year-old girl who died after a fight with a classmate in Long Beach cried, complained of a headache and vomited after the altercation, friends and family said.

Long Beach police said the girl underwent surgery hours after the fight but declined to say what type and have not revealed a cause of death.

"There are still many questions, many questions that cannot be answered," said Long Beach Deputy Police Chief Robert Luna.


RFK's Son Arrested For Trying To Take His Baby Out Of Hospital

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Surveillance video shows Douglas Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, who was arrested on misdemeanor charges of child endangerment and harassment relating to a Jan. 7 scuffle in the maternity unit of Northern Westchester Hospital, in a violent scuffle with two nurses.

Two nurses allege Kennedy twisted one's wrist and kicked the other while they tried to prevent him from taking his two-day old son outside.

Kennedy says he was trying to take his son, Beau, out for some fresh air, when nurses tried to stop him.

On the surveillance video, you see Kennedy lift his leg and a nurse fall backwards on the floor.


Unrepentant: Kevin Annett And Canada's Genocide

This documentary exposes the kidnapping, torture, rape and murder of tens of thousands of Native Americans in Canada by the Catholic Cult Church.

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One Dead, Four Injured in Ohio School Shooting

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Chardon High School Shooting: One Dead, Four Injured
One student has died following a shooting this morning at Chardon High School in Ohio. Four others were injured and the shooter is in custody.

"There is one deceased student," Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna said at a news conference. "That's the sad news for all of us today."

Police will not yet identify the gunman, saying only that he has not yet been charged and that he is a juvenile.

The gunman opened fire with a handgun just before 8 a.m. in the school cafeteria where students were eating breakfast, authorities and witnesses said.


Canada's treatment of First Nations rapped by United Nations committee

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Canada's record of dealing with aboriginal people has come under more criticism, this time from a United Nations panel.

Members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, made up of human-rights experts, questioned why Canada has not made more progress in closing the gap between First Nations communities and the rest of the country, Postmedia News reported.

"This problem should not continue the same way as it has in the past,'' Noureddine Amir, vice-chairman of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, said at the panel's meeting in Geneva. "How long will this be ongoing?'

The panel's scrutiny comes amid news reports of the housing crisis at the Attawapiskat, in northern Ontario, and concerns of a health crisis among large numbers of aboriginals addicted to OxyContin.

The committee this week was conducting an examination of Canada's record on combating discrimination and heard from several aboriginal groups, including the Assembly of First Nations.

Catrina Tapley, a senior Citizenship and Immigration Canada official, appeared before the panel and acknowledged that mistakes had been made in the past, Postmedia reported.