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Man sets himself on fire outside Norway killer’s trial

An unidentified man set himself on fire Tuesday outside a courthouse in Oslo, Norway, where mass murderer Anders Breivik is on trial, leaving police insisting the bizarre self immolation was an act of a seriously disturbed individual and had nothing to do with Breivik. In a shocking video published to…

Clearly, the only appropriate judges are in arranged marriages with total strangers

Gay marriage opponents often take pains to claim that it’s not that they’re against gay people—how dare you say that!—but that they just want to protect “traditional marriage”. This story is implausible on its surface, of course. They’ve accepted many changes to marriage law, such as legal divorce. Plus, if…

Authors demand royalties from library ebook lending

Authors are calling on the government to remunerate them when their ebooks are lent from libraries, calling it “patently unjust” that digital titles are currently borrowed with no payment made to the writer. Authors are paid 6.05p every time their physical books are borrowed from the UK’s public libraries, up…

Report: FBI considering hate crime charges for Zimmerman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may soon charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, according to news reports. WFTV recently learned that the FBI is considering charging the former neighborhood watchmen with a hate crime, which could be punished with the…

WATCH LIVE: Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks against GOP summit to cut Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced plans to a press conference Tuesday on the dangers of a Republican plan to cut social safety net programs Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, according to Fire Dog Lake. Sanders and other opponents oppose a Fiscal Summit scheduled with House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan…

SC GOP candidate accuses opponent of issuing a shooting duel challenge

A peculiar incident in South Carolina politics arose Monday, when one Republican political figure accused her opponent of challenging another person to a traditional shooting duel. According to The State, Katrina Shealy asked the South Carolina Republican Party’s executive committee to remove State Senator Jake Knotts from the June 12…

Scientists use modified virus to make mice live longer

An experimental gene therapy recently tested on mice at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre found that by modifying a non-replicating virus to trigger production of an enzyme that repairs chromosomes, scientists were able to slow down cellular aging in the mice by up to 24 percent. The study, published…

Pat Buchanan: Obama using ‘coercion’ to impose ‘unnatural’ marriage

Former MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan on Monday insisted that President Barack Obama was trying impose “unnatural and immoral” same sex marriage on the country “by coercion.” The conservative author asserted to Fox News host Megyn Kelly that Obama’s support for marriage equality would rally the conservative base, who “are right…

Gay top Romney donor pulls support and backs Obama over same sex marriage

A gay supporter of former Massachusetts governor and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R) has pulled his support and asked for his contribution back, the maximum allowed by law, over the candidate’s stance on same sex marriage, according to CNN. Bill White, CEO of the New York City-based consulting firm…

Alleged LulzSec deputy pleads not guilty to Stratfor hack

A 27-year-old Chicago man pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges stemming from a major hack on the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor), a company the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks later called a “private CIA” following startling claims in the firm’s stolen emails. Prosecutors claim that Jeremy Hammond, known online…

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