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TV station recovers Florida man’s zombie drone

An accidental discovery by an Orlando television station employee could lead to changes in a Florida state law regarding voyeurism. WKMG-TV reported on Monday that an employee came across a small unmanned drone after it crashed into a tree, which the station later determined was built by a local student,…

Limbaugh on Supreme Court ruling: ‘The civil rights community wants perpetual discrimination’

Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh wasted little time on Tuesday gloating over the Supreme Court’s ruling to strike Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. “The civil rights community wants perpetual discrimination — reverse discrimination, if you will — to continue, for political reasons,” Limbaugh said on his radio show.…

‘Daily Mail’ columnist: Rihanna’s fashion ‘surely invites rape’

A female columnist for British newspaper the Dail Mail has suggested that if singer Rihanna becomes the victim of sexual violence then she deserves it because her fashion sense “surely invites rape.” In a Monday column, Liz Jones argues that Rihanna — who experienced a violent beating at the hands…

Paula Deen’s racism is no joke

But the celebrity chef is not unique; some Americans still haven’t adjusted to the racial realities of the 21st century Paula Deen wants you to know she’s really, really sorry about the “n-word” thing. In a bleary, teary video apology she said: “Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable … please forgive me.” Paula…

Activists take North Dakota to court over 6-week abortion ban

Officials in North Dakota will be forced to defend the nation’s toughest abortion ban in court soon thanks to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by pro-choice advocates. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights said they filed the lawsuit to protect the constitutional rights of women in North Dakota, whose reproductive…

Taliban gunmen attack Afghan presidential palace and CIA facility

KABUL — Taliban gunmen and bombers using fake NATO identification attacked an entrance to the Afghan presidential palace in the heart of Kabul on Tuesday, just a week after insurgent leaders opened an office in Qatar for peace talks. A nearby building known to house a CIA base also came…

Philip Morris blasts Thai regulations on cigarette packs

Tobacco giant Philip Morris and hundreds of Thai retailers vowed Tuesday to sue the kingdom’s health authorities over new rules introducing bigger and more prominent anti-smoking warnings on cigarette packets. The Tobacco firm, which makes the Marlboro brand, says the industry was not consulted before an April decision by Thailand’s…

Fired teacher to testify on protecting victims of domestic violence

Former Catholic school teacher Carie Charlesworth will testify before California lawmakers on Tuesday urging them to pass a bill that would protect domestic violence victims like her from being fired from their jobs because of it. KNSD-TV reported that Charlesworth will speak before the state Judiciary Committee at 11 a.m.…

Watch live: Obama announces major climate change initiative

President Obama unveils plan for reducing carbon pollution in a speech at Georgetown University. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 25. [US President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in March 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. A Canadian firm has reapplied for a…

Attorney general addresses Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issues a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on June 25. [U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo: Flickr user ryanjreilly, creative commons licensed.]…

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