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Prosecutors seek death penalty against Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes

Prosecutors in Arapahoe County, Colorado said in a hearing on Monday that they would seek the death penalty against mass shooting suspect James Holmes, ABC News reported. “For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death,” District Attorney George Brauchler said, after telling the court he had spoken to more than 800…

Indonesian officials seize 700 endangered pig-nosed turtles

Indonesian authorities have seized nearly 700 endangered pig-nosed turtles at the main airport serving the capital Jakarta, an official said Monday. The turtles, which were less than a month old, had been transported from the easternmost province of Papua to Soekarno-Hatta airport on a local carrier but their final destination…

Pope encourages ‘daily engagement’ of Easter sacraments

Pope Francis urged the faithful to translate the sacraments they received during Easter Sunday into their daily lives as he addressed tens of thousands the day after the holiest day in the Christian calendar. Speaking from a window in the pontifical palace the new pope urged the faithful crowded into…

Florida man shoots and dismembers pet dog to retrieve son’s severed finger

A Florida man killed and dismembered his pet dog on Friday after it bit down on his son’s pinkey finger and didn’t let go until the appendage was severed and swallowed whole. When Luis Brignoni Sr., 41, learned that his son Fernando, 11, had just lost his finger to the…

Pro-DOMA lawyer fails in Supreme Court appeal not to disclose airline fees in ads

The Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear a challenge to a federal statute requiring airlines to include taxes and other fees in their price listings, Reuters reported. Three airlines — Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines — sought to challenge a July ruling by a three-judge panel of…

White House features farts in ‘special message’ from the ‘president’

The White House announced on Monday that it would be releasing a “special message from the president.” But instead of an important policy announcement, the White House joined in on the April Fools’ Day fun with a much younger “president” taking the place of President Barack Obama. “It looks like…

Watch live: Obamas host White House Easter Egg Roll

The White House Easter Egg Roll takes place with people joining the first family on the South Lawn. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on April 1. Watch the White House live stream, broadcast on April 1. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

1 in 5 American teenage boys diagnosed with ADHD

Nearly one in five American teenage boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, marking a dramatic rise in the past decade, the New York Times reported on Monday. The condition, for which potent stimulant drugs like Adderal or Ritalin are often prescribed, has been previously estimated to affect three…

Trump complains: Too many Hispanic ‘illegals,’ but ‘borders are secure from Europe’

Billionaire reality star Donald Trump on Monday warned Republicans that they should slow down efforts to reform the immigration system before “12 million illegals” become Democratic voters because the Hispanic immigrants could easily get into the country, while “the borders are secure from Europe.” During an interview on Fox &…

New Michigan laws further restrict availability of medical marijuana

New laws in Michigan that took effect Monday requires doctors who recommend medical marijuana to conduct a full patient examination, complete with an face-to-face evaluation, a review of the person’s medical history, other prescription medications and a follow-up visit to ensure the drug is working. The laws also require that…

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