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Fox Business host: Cut government because ‘no one’ died of starvation before welfare

Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday declared that government programs should be cut based on the false assertion that “no one” died of starvation in the Great Depression before the modern “welfare state.” Stossel told the hosts of Fox & Friends that he had taken his cameras out on…

Hollywood filmmakers engage in ‘artistic surrender’ to keep markets in China open

In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, “nobody knows anything”. Now, however, everybody knows at least one thing: whatever you do, be nice to China. If your movie features a Chinese villain, change his nationality. If your plot omits a scene in China, insert one – preferably with gleaming…

New Minnesota law spawns fresh lawsuits over decades-old priest sex abuse

A 51-year-old Minneapolis-St. Paul man filed suit on Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court alleging multiple incidents of sexual abuse by a priest in the 1970s. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the suit is the first of its kind since Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) signed the Child Victims Act into…

Grandma finds loaded gun on Walt Disney World ride

A woman with her grandson found a loaded gun on a Walt Disney World ride on Sunday, sparking questions about the park’s security after the gun’s owner claimed he had no idea lethal weapons are not allowed in the magic kingdom. The weapon was a Cobra .380, according to Fox…

Former employee: Assange tried to hide ties to man who exposed rape accuser

A former WikiLeaks employee says that Julian Assange, the organization’s founder, pressured him to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that would have hid the fact that he had been friends with the man who revealed the identity of a woman he was accused of raping. In a column for The…

Toronto mayor verified existence of crack-smoking video to staff weeks ago

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reportedly verified the existence of a video showing him smoking crack cocaine to aides in a May 17 meeting in his office. According to the Toronto Star, Ford even gave the exact address of the person he believed to be in possession of the video. In…

Cop kills Costco worker who ‘frightened’ her boss with knife

Police in Loudoun County, Virginia shot and killed a Costco worker on Wednesday who allegedly “frightened” her boss with a knife and threatened employees, then refused to comply when officers arrived. Police claim that they tried to use non-lethal force on 38-year-old Mhai Scott, from Sterling, Va. during the encounter,…

Rep. Rush blasts Sen. Kirk’s ‘elitist white boy’ plan to jail ‘18,000 black men’

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) on Wednesday accused Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) of proposing an “elitist white boy solution” to gang violence with his plan for the mass arrests of 18,000 gang members in Chicago. Earlier on Wednesday, Kirk had joined with fellow Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) in calling on…

UN expert demands moratorium on killer ‘robot’ weapons

The international community must impose a moratorium on robot weapons, a UN expert told the world body’s top human rights forum Thursday, warning that they could enable war crimes to go unpunished. “Human rights requires that human beings should in one way or another retain meaningful control over weapons of…

U.S. and European firms take different paths in aftermath of Bangladesh factory tragedy

The wear-and-toss “fast fashion” craze has swept Europe and the United States in equal measure, but concern…  …

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