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Breaking: Boston police arrest more suspects in Marathon bombing case

Boston police announced via Twitter Wednesday morning that they have arrested three more people in connection with the April 15 bombing attack at the Boston Marathon. Police arrested 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsnarnaev on April 19 in Watertown, Massachusetts, following a weeklong manhunt for Tsnarnaev and his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan. The elder…

CNBC’s Santelli melts down during tantrum over Obama’s ‘socialistic policies’

Tea party supporter and CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli on Wednesday threw another one of his signature tantrums because President Barack Obama’s administration was pursuing “socialism” instead of what he said were “pro-growth policies” like tax cuts and austerity. Santelli argued that payroll processor ADP showed that job growth was…

Chinese animators rip NYPD with video of cop crawling up a black man’s rear

If the racial disparities of New York City’s arrest statistics don’t shock you, maybe this will: Chinese animators known for creating bizarre parodies of U.S. news have released a new video ripping the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policy that shows a cop literally crawling up a black man’s rear end.…

Colbert: ‘Let’s end poverty by flying the poor to sub-Saharan Africa’

Hearing about the practice of “medical repatriation” — hospitals shipping undocumented patients back to their countries of origin, often while unconscious — didn’t bother Stephen Colbert. Since, unbeknownst to him, immigrants get sick “just like normal people” (and it’s hard to buy lottery tickets while dealing with a catheter) this…

Wisconsin church cancels former NFL player’s speech over tweet supporting gay NBA player

Leroy Butler, the former Green Bay Packers player credited with inventing the Lambeau Leap touchdown celebration, says that he had a speaking event canceled by a Wisconsin church after the pastor learned that he had sent out a single tweet in support of gay NBA player Jason Collins. Following a…

Miami Herald reporter: Guantanamo prisoners would rather starve than live in legal limbo

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg to the program. Rosenberg has covered the offshore U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba since it was opened in 2002. The reporter detailed the recent hunger strike and the breakdown in relations between inmates and…

O’Donnell tells Libertarians: You deserve better spokesmen than Ron and Rand Paul

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell extended sympathy to who he called “honest Libertarians” on Tuesday, while picking apart the flaws in recent statements by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) over authorities’ tactics during the search for and capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. “You deserve…

Nugent to Alex Jones: Soldiers committing suicide because Obama ‘violates the Constitution’

Appearing on “The Alex Jones Show” Tuesday, rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent claimed the epidemic of soldier suicides that’s baffled some of the nation’s brightest psychologists is much easier to understand if you just blame President Barack Obama. “I’m sure the leftist blogs are gonna attack…

Turkish Airlines bans bright red lipstick on employees

Turkish Airlines has banned air hostesses from wearing brightly-coloured lipsticks such as red or pink, a move which has sparked fierce debate as the government is accused of trying to Islamise the country, local media reported Wednesday. Numerous women posted pictures of themselves wearing bright red lipstick on social media…

Kentucky 5-year-old gets rifle as gift and shoots 2-year-old sister dead

A 5-year-old boy in Kentucky shot and killed his 2-year-old sister on Tuesday while playing with a .22 caliber rifle that he was given as a gift, state police said in a statement. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the shooting happened at the family’s home in Cumberland County around 1…

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