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WATCH: Nebraska farmer silences oil and gas committee with invitation to drink water tainted by fracking

Appearing before a Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation committee hearing, a local farmer received nothing but silence from the pro-fracking members of the board after he invited them to drink glasses of water tainted by fracking.
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Protecting parents over children: The shameless hypocrisy at the heart of right-wing Christianity

Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have the right to beat their children and deny them medical care or education, as some conservative Republicans have done recently? How can someone oppose family planning because a pill or IUD might have the rare and unintended consequence of interfering with implantation, and then endorse beating a child, which might have the rare and unintended consequence of battering her to death? […]
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Here are 9 things many Americans just don’t understand — compared to the rest of the world

Americans' lack of worldliness clouds their views on everything from economics to sex to religion.
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George W. Bush gets intelligence group award

Yes. The jokes write themselves.
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Bill Cosby’s bizarre defense following rape accusations: ‘Jesus would give you a little wiggle room’

Appearing at Baltimore’s Modell Center for the Performing Arts, comedian Bill Cosby followed the removal of a heckler accusing him of rape with an anecdote about sin, concluding, “Jesus would give you a little wiggle room.”
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Ex-GOP official blames threats against wife on cough medicine: ‘I went completely crazy after taking it’

Todd Kincannon, a Columbia attorney and the former executive director of the S.C. Republican Party, was accused of threatening his wife while refusing to let her out of his car, according to a report from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
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Stephen King hammers Maine governor for doubling down: ‘He’s not man enough to admit he made a mistake’

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) refused to back down in his dispute with author Stephen King, while also doubling down on his call to abolish the state income tax, the Bangor Daily News reported. “Just make me the villain of your next book and I won’t charge you royalties,” LePage said at an event hosted by Republicans in Bristol. LePage mentioned that King had asked him to apologize last week for making him part of […]
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‘X-Files’ stars talk about bisexuality, show’s upcoming revival and how Mulder is ‘worst FBI agent of all time’

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have been making headlines ahead of the Fox Network’s decision to revive The X-Files for a six-episode mini-season this year.
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Angie’s List halts expansion of Indianapolis headquarters over new state law that targets gays

The decision by Angie’s List Inc comes amid criticism of the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was passed overwhelmingly by both champers of the Republican led-state legislature and signed into law on Thursday by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.