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Google must not be too worried about fueling antitrust allegations, as the company is making inroads into yet another industry: The craft brewing industry.

On September 27, just days after Google Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt testified before the Senate Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee, Delaware craft beer company Dogfish Head began serving their new "URKontinent" beer, which combines ingredients on five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia) suggested by Googlers from the company's offices around the globe.

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From Ryan J. Reilly:

“I don’t believe it is,” Santorum said of the introduction given by Dr. Robert Jeffress, who contended Moromonism is a cult. “He’s allowed to believe what he wants to believe, I don’t believe that it is.”

When we ran into Newt Gingrich, he declined to weigh in. “I didn’t hear it, I’m not going to comment,” Gingrich said.

David Glove Cox is an unemployed socialist from Minneapolis. Darla Lilliey is a Ron Paul supporting lawyer from Texas. But last night, at the "Occupy D.C." protest a couple blocks from the White House, they were just two people upset with the federal government, opposed to the wars and hungry for some pizza.

I caught up with both of them seated on a patch of grass in Freedom Plaza as a poet read an anti-war song on the stage, a drum circle in full swing nearby. Regardless of whether Democrats try to get on board with the movement, the mix of disaffected Democrats coupled with libertarians might not want them.

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Rick Perry does not believe Mormonism is a cult. But he's not going to condemn his brand-new endorser who does.

That's the word from Team Perry after Southern Baptist Convention chief and Texas pastor Robert Jeffress endorsed Perry at the Voters Values Summit Friday and immediately set about claiming Mitt Romney is a member of a cult and is not a Christian.

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by Kim Barker and Habiba Nosheen, ProPublica

One of the men accused of helping orchestrate a plot by Pakistan's main spy agency to influence U.S. policy on Kashmir died today, providing the latest twist in an already bizarre case.

Pakistani-American Zaheer Ahmad, 63, suffered a stroke on Sept. 28, said Azmat Ullah Qureshi, a spokesman for Shifa International Hospital in Islamabad, the hospital Ahmad founded. Ahmad was taken to Shifa, where he remained in a coma until dying this morning, Qureshi said.

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Dr. Robert Jeffress, a Dallas pastor and leader of the Southern Baptist Convention introduced Rick Perry before a nearly full crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday.

He also gave Perry his formal endorsement. After Perry's speech, Jeffress expounded to reporters about his belief (and the formal position of the SBC) that Mormonism is "a cult."

That's right -- he went there.

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The past few days, it seems like every member of the media has been all over the attempt to conflate the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party. One person who's not getting in the act, though? Glenn Beck. It's unsurprising considering that Beck really, really likes the Tea Party and really, really doesn't like Occupy Wall Street.

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Dr. Robert Jeffress, a Dallas pastor and leader of the Southern Baptist Convention introduced Rick Perry before a nearly full crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday.

He also gave Perry his formal endorsement. After Perry's speech, Jeffress expounded to reporters about his belief (and the formal position of the SBC) that Mormonism is "a cult."

That's right -- he went there.

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