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Researchers to recreate world’s first website after 20 years

The world’s first web page will be dragged out of cyberspace and restored for today’s Internet browsers as part of a project to celebrate 20 years of the Web, organisers said on Tuesday. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said it had begun recreating the website that launched that…

U.S. pilot found living in Vietnam village 44 years after being declared MIA

UPDATED BELOW A Canadian documentarian says in a new film that an elderly man he found living in a remote Vietnamese village is former U.S. Army Green Beret Sgt. John Hartley Robertson, who was presumed dead 44 years ago. According to The Independent, filmmaker Michael Jorgensen claims that the man…

Patrol car video catches ‘super drunk’ principal escaping handcuffs

A Michigan elementary school principal charged under Novi’s “Super Drunk” city ordinance was caught on camera slipping off her handcuffs in the back of a patrol car after being arrested in the school parking lot with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .21. Deerfield Elementary Principal Kim Warren, 44, was…

French presidential wines to be auctioned off

Wines from the French presidential cellar will be auctioned off in Paris next month with 1,200 bottles on offer, auctioneers Drouot said on Tuesday. The estimated value of the various wines up for auction ranges from a modest 15 euros to 2,200 euros ($2,800) for a Petrus 1990, Drouot said…

Willie Nelson plays ‘Stoned Gandalf’ in Conan’s ‘Hobbit’ spoof

Singer and songwriter Willie Nelson made a surprise appearance on Monday night’s episode of “Conan” for a quick spoof of “The Hobbit,” featuring Nelson as “Stoned Gandalf” in a hilarious audition tape for the film’s upcoming sequel. “Hey, Peter Jackson!” the 80-year-old music legand began. “My name’s Willie Nelson, and…

Colbert shares Yelp prison reviews for benefit of ‘violent criminals’ in his audience

Stephen Colbert shared some stories from the review site on Yelp Monday, he said, because he was looking out for his audience. “I know that a large segment of my audience is violent criminals,” he explained, before advising viewers on how to use his show’s new phone app while leading…

17 arrested at NAACP ‘pray-in’ against North Carolina Republican agenda

Facing what they called an “avalanche” of right-wing legislation this session, 17 activists with the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NC-NAACP) gathered at the state assembly’s doors on Monday and joined hands in prayer, then refused to leave. The group, eight of…

ESPN reporter says gay NBA player Jason Collins ‘walking in open rebellion to God’

ESPN reporter Chris Broussard on Monday insisted that gay NBA player Jason Collins was not a Christian and was “walking in open rebellion to God.” After Collins announced he was gay in a column for Sports Illustrated on Monday, ESPN’s Outside The Lines asked Broussard how he felt about the…

Maddow: My basketball teammates did have questions when I came out

In this short clip from Monday night’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow told a story from her own experience coming out to her basketball teammates from high school. During the hand-over from Chris Hayes’ “All In” to the “Maddow Show,” Maddow said, “When I came out, I went back…

Is coastal elitism behind the rise of redneck TV?

How entertaining is it really to watch Southerners tackle alligators, catch critters with their bare hands, hunt ducks, and ride four-wheelers around in the mud? According to the Nielsen TV ratings, very entertaining. As the popular “Duck Dynasty” (A&E) wrapped…  …

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