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Petraeus abruptly resigns as CIA director citing affair: report

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned his post effective immediately in a letter given to President Barack Obama on Friday, citing an unspecified extramarital affair. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgement by engaging in an extramarital affair,” he wrote in a CIA memo obtained by…

Cold Stone Creamery employee fired after wishing Obama dead on Facebook

A Turlock, California woman was fired from her job this week after publishing a racial slur to her Facebook account and wishing for President Barack Obama’s assassination. The Cold Stone Creamery company said it spent much of Wednesday coping with the social media fallout from the comment, which was posted…

Explosive secret may be contained in Arafat’s tomb

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — The Palestinians’ most explosive secret may be lurking under the stone slab covering Yasser Arafat’s tomb where experts hope to explain his mysterious death eight years ago. When the iconic Palestinian leader died at the age of 75 in a French military hospital near Paris on…

Charles Darwin gets 4,000 votes against ‘lies from the pit of Hell’ congressman

A long-dead, 19th century British naturalist received nearly 4,000 votes against incumbent Georgia congressman Rep. Paul Broun (R) after the House member’s controversial comments at a Christian fundraiser were made public earlier this year. According to the Athens, Georgia’s alt weekly, Flagpole magazine, the list of names written in against…

W. Kamau Bell bids the election ‘goodnight’ in lullaby

As a parent, comedian W. Kamau Bell said Thursday, he has some experience dealing with a frustrated child, like 4-year-old Abigael Evans, the little girl who got visibly upset when NPR asked her about “Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.” So he devised a lullaby for the now-completed presidential race, “Goodbye…

Sotomayor tells Sesame Street: ‘Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career’

Supreme Court Justice Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered some real talk to to Sesame Street character Abby about princesses and careers. Sotomayor explained that a “career is something that you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time,” but when Abby says she wants to be…

Dead pig wearing Romney shirt left outside California GOP office

A dead pig with barbed wire around its head and a Romney/Ryan 2012 tshirt on its torso was found outside a Republican campaign office in Manhattan Beach, California on Thursday. The Los Angeles-area office was otherwise undamaged and whoever dumped the animal’s remains didn’t leave much of an explanation. “I…

Norwegian mass killer complains about cushy prison life

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik’s complaints about prison life range from a lack of moisturiser in his cell to the temperature of his coffee, according to extracts from a 27-page letter published on Friday. “I highly doubt that there are worse detention facilities in Norway,” the right-wing extremist, who…

Pauly Shore tells Soledad: Republicans are ‘too far to the white’

Appearing on CNN Friday morning, comedian Pauly Shore told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he believes the Republican Party lost the 2012 presidential election because it has gone “too far to the white,” echoing a theme that many Republican pundits have voiced as well in recent days. “If you look at…

Watch live: Obama speaks on the economy

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect in January. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Nov. 9. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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