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Facebook will stream ‘Casablanca’ Wednesday for 70th anniversary

The stars of much-loved classic film “Casablanca” may always have Paris, but on Wednesday they will have Facebook. The legendary black-and-white film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Berman will be streamed free at Facebook in the United States to celebrate the release of a 70th anniversary edition by Warner Home…

British scientists protest budget cuts with mock funeral

When Vince Cable made his first major speech on science in September 2010, it was too much for Jenny Rohn, a cell biologist at University College London. Stung by the business secretary’s implication that “mediocre” British science deserved significant cuts in the forthcoming comprehensive spending review, she blogged: “Sod it.…

LGBT rights group headquarters targeted with bomb threat

LGBT rights group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) evacuated its offices in Washington, D.C., Tuesday afternoon after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) received an unspecified bomb threat against a “national gay rights organization,” according to reporting from Metro Weekly. Other LGBT rights organizations, including nearby National Gay and Lesbian…

‘D-U-High’ bill fails in Colorado state Senate

The Colorado state Senate rejected a bill Tuesday that would have created a blood alcohol limit for marijuana use for drivers. The so-called “D-U-High” bill, which would have banned drivers with more than 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, failed to break a tie of 17-17 in the…

Kitty-cam reveals the secret lives of cats

University of Georgia researcher Kerrie Anne Loyd is strapping video cameras to record the secret lives of outdoor cats. Atlanta’s 11 Alive interviewed owner Amy Watts of Athens about her cat Booker T’s outdoor adventures. “I knew that Booker T’s favorite place to go was down in the storm sewer,”…

General Motors plans to pull Facebook ads due to lack of impact

General Motors plans to stop advertising on Facebook because it determined paid ads had little impact on consumers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The news comes at a bad time for Facebook, which is expected to launch an initial public stock offering Friday…

New Hampshire legislator apologizes for taunting Speaker with “Sieg Heil”

A New Hampshire state representative sent the statehouse into chaos on Tuesday when he responded to what he regarded as an autocratic procedural maneuver on the part of the Speaker of the House by yelling out the Nazi salute, “Sieg Heil!” Now he has apologized “for using two German words,…

Gay Indiana teen expelled for stun gun gets attacked at mall

Weeks ago, openly gay 17-year-old Darnell “Dynasty” Young was expelled from Indiana’s Arsenal Technical High School for sparking a stun gun this mother had given him for self defense on school grounds. Last weekend, Young was attacked outside of school — this time, by a 34-year-old stranger, according to the…

Romney suggests Obama has ‘beef’ with Bill Clinton

Speaking in Iowa on Tuesday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney suggested that President Barack Obama has “beef” with former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which may have led him to abandon “the Clinton doctrine” of balancing budgets to counter-balance spending. “President Obama tucked away the…

Colorado women accused of spraying Lysol on dirty dancing ‘sluts and whores’

Two parent chaperones have been accused of spraying Lysol on students during a Colorado high school prom because teen’s “dirty dancing” looked like “they were advertising butt sex.” A police report obtained by The Smoking Gun on Tuesday indicates that Jennifer Farmer and Hannah Rockey were charged with “harassment” because…

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