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#Click3: Patrick Stewart,The Pizza Novice

05/30/13 11:07PM

1.  Former Missouri Representative Todd Akin’s claim that women cannot conceive if they have suffered a “legitimate rape” has inspired both controversy and art. Outraged French artist Marie Busson recently created a pinball machine titled La Femme Flipper … en Réponse à Tod Akin whose playfield resembles a vagina. read more

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Judge: Coal company can drop retirement benefits for 13,000 workers

05/30/13 04:14PM

Bankrupt coal mining company Patriot Coal will be able to void its agreement with the United Mine Workers union (UMWA) and stop funding pensions for retired miners, thanks to a ruling from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Missouri. In a decision  dated May 29, Judge Kathy A. Surratt-States said that the failing company was authorized to rip up its union collective bargaining agreements as part of a plan to trim $150 million in annual labor costs during Chapter 11 restructuring. read more