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Bloomberg accuses newspaper and activists of racism for opposing stop and frisk

Speaking to gathered reporters on Tuesday morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) castigated the media and civil rights groups for not showing the same outrage over the recent killing of a black 17-year-old boy as they do over the vast racial inequality in the city’s arrest statistics. Bloomberg’s…

Karl Malone to homophobic ESPN reporter: You won’t ‘kick over and die’ if you touch a gay player

Legendary NBA power forward Karl Malone, who once worried that he could be infected with HIV by playing ball with Magic Johnson, now says that a homophobic ESPN reporter needs to “move past” judging other people. After NBA player Jason Collins revealed that he was gay on Monday, ESPN reporter…

Man accused of murdering Democratic strategist may have been embezzling

Jonathan Broyhill, the 31-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina man accused of stabbing 29-year-old Jamie Kirk Hahn to death in an attack that took place April 22 was formally charged with murder on Tuesday. According to the Raleigh News-Observer, Broyhill, who was wheeled into court in wheelchair and with bandaged wrists, was…

Man loses life savings at carnival but wins giant banana with dreadlocks

A New Hampshire man is considering suing after he lost his life savings at a carnival game in Manchester and only came away with $600 and a giant stuffed Rastafarian banana. Henry Gribbohm told WBZ that he attend the carnival and was “expecting the kids to win a few things,…

NASA releases images of giant Saturn ‘hurricane’

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released video Monday of a “behemoth hurricane” swirling near the planet Saturn’s north pole. According to NASA.gov, the images were captured by the Cassini spacecraft and show a storm that is much larger and which has winds that spin much faster that…

Hurricane Sandy dumped 11 billion gallons of raw sewage into East Coast waterways

Scientists say waste-treatment plants must follow subways and power stations in being protected against climate change Hurricane Sandy dumped about 11bn gallons of raw and untreated sewage into waterways from Washington DC to Connecticut, the science journalism group Climate Central said on Tuesday. That’s or enough human waste to cover…

Existential cat Henri contemplates freedom from ‘unabashed exploitation’ in new video

For once, Henri the Existential Cat actually seems to be in a (relatively) good mood in his latest video diary. “I’ve finally freed myself from subjugation by publishing a book of my philosophical ideas,” he tells viewers, silently enjoying the fact that “for the first time,” his thoughts will be…

Zimmerman waives ‘stand your ground’ defense in pre-trial hearing

Defendant in Trayvon Martin shooting case makes defence gamble ahead of June trial on second-degree murder charges George Zimmerman told a judge on Tuesday that he “freely and voluntarily” waived his right to seek immunity from prosecution for the murder of Trayvon Martin under Florida’s controversial stand-your-ground law. The decision…

Gun nights for ladies spring up at shooting ranges around the country

Proudly brandishing a target she had riddled with bullets, 62-year-old Sharon Schaefer could not hide her delight at joining America’s growing number of gun-toting women. “It was fun!” she exclaimed breathlessly, much to the approval of her instructor Teresa Ovalle. “You did a good job, Sharon,” said the former Marine,…

Physicists announce breakthrough in quest to answer dark matter questions

Physicists announced a breakthrough Tuesday in their quest to answer one of science’s great questions: do the same laws of gravity apply to antimatter — the obscure counterpart of matter as we know it? Though antimatter is thought to have existed in equal quantities to matter at the moment of…

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