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18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. (Facebook)

Ferguson police refuse to investigate destruction of Michael Brown memorial: It was just ‘a pile of trash’

“I don’t know that a crime has occurred. But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?”
Dustin Diamond (YouTube)

Screech in the clinker: ‘Saved by the Bell’ star arrested on weapons, reckless endangerment charges

The circumstances behind the arrest are not known, but according to Wisconsin law, first-degree recklessly endangering safety entails “endanger[ing] another’s safety under circumstances which show utter disregard for human life.”
Happy couple at the beach (Shutterstock)

Citing fear of prosecution, Florida court clerks to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses

According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press, 46 of the 53 clerks who responded said they will not issue the licenses after receiving guidance from an association representing the clerks.
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore

Bible-thumping Alabama chief justice attacks ‘foolish’ city for allowing non-Christian prayers

Moore — who is colloquially known as “The Ten Commandments” judge for erecting a monument to them in the state courthouse — has a long history of making statements about the divine origin of the United States.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Bruce Press/Wikimedia Commons)

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Christmas morning jokes ignite pious furor on Twitter

Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson spent his Christmas morning composing a series of holiday-themed tweets that annoyed and outraged some Christians.
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Unhappy holidays: Passenger removed from flight after ‘Merry Christmas’ meltdown

When the passenger entered the plane cabin, a flight attendant greeted him by saying, “Merry Christmas,” which sent the man into a rage.
Surprised black Santa Claus (Shutterstock)

‘Christmas is pure bred white n*gger sh*t’: St. Louis residents find racist notes on their cars

“It scared me quite a bit,” she told the Times. “It made me shake all the way to work. This is Dogtown neighborhood, I’ve lived here 22 years and never had such things happen.”
Man on roof with high-powered rifle (Shutterstock.com)

Man arrested after armed rooftop standoff in Pennsylvania was not Santa

Police arrested Dwight Starr Gregory around 2 a.m. on Thursday after neighbors reported that he exited an upstairs window and ascended to the roof of his house while brandishing a rifle.
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Rescued scientists bring back a terrifying warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines. But, a year later, the fruits of their expedition are revealed.