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Watch live: Secretary Clinton gives farewell address to State Department

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton departs the State Department. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Feb. 1. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Catholic League’s Bill Donohue: ‘Being gay’ actually ‘a bonus for humans’

Catholic League President Bill Donohue saw something in the news this week that tweaked him a little, and in response he ended up writing something rather odd: “Being gay is not only a bonus for humans these days, it is a definite plus for dogs as well.” The head-turning sentence…

‘It Gets Better’ campaign pulls NFL team’s video after players plead ignorance

An anti-bullying campaign aimed at LGBTQ teenagers has deleted a contribution from the San Francisco 49ers after two players denied their involvement in the project, even after being shown the video. According to Think Progress, “It Gets Better” campaign founder Dan Savage announced on Twitter that the video featuring team…

6 year old expelled over toy gun allowed back into school

A 6-year-old South Carolina girl will be allowed back in school after being expelled early in January for bringing a toy gun for “show and tell,” school officials said Thursday. Naomi McKinney was expelled from Alice Drive Elementary in Sumter, S.C. on Jan. 7, according to a Wednesday report WLTX-TV.…

Beck rants about ‘handicapable, transgendered breast cancer survivors’ in combat

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Thursday blasted the Pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat roles by warning that the enemies of the United States would not “cower in defeat because we have a female, Hispanic, Eskimo, dwarf cross dresser and some handicapable, transgendered breast…

High schooler who came out at assembly: Parents, tell your LGBT kids they’re OK

On Thursday’s edition of Current TV’s “Joy Behar: Say Anything!”, host Joy Behar welcomed Jacob Rudolph, the gay New Jersey teen who came out to a school assembly in his acceptance speech for an acting award. She was also joined by Jonathan Rudolph, Jacob’s father, who filmed and posted a…

Dry humping UK soccer fans video bomb Sky News reporter’s live shot

Two soccer fans decided to spice up a Sky Sports News live shot from the Premiership in Norwich on Thursday by performing simulated anal sex while correspondent Kate Riley attempted to deliver her report. As Riley was giving the latest update on English footballer Gary Hooper, two men wandered into…

Hackers use Xbox 360 to send SWAT team to family’s home

A family living near Orlando was awakened by a SWAT team early Thursday morning, apparently sent to the home as a hoax after hackers accessed a neighbor boy’s Xbox 360 and obtained an address from his account. Police said the address on the account was out of date, sending officers…

Ft. Hood Soldier gets 3 years for shooting friend in head to cure hiccups

A 27-year-old Fort Hood soldier on Thursday pleaded guilty to accidentally killing his friend while trying to cure a case of the hiccups. Spc. Patrick Edward Myers’ rank was reduced to private and he was sentenced to three and a half years in military prison, according to NBC News. Friends…

NASA knew Columbia crew could die but chose not to tell them

A NASA flight director has revealed that personnel on the ground knew in 2003 that the Space Shuttle Columbia would not likely survive re-entry, but chose not to inform the vessel’s crew. According to an ABC News report from Thursday, when faced with the choice of letting the astronauts die…

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