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Anti-marijuana New York assemblyman busted for weed possession

A Republican lawmaker in New York who has a record of voting against medical marijuana legalization has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. State police said that a suspicious odor was noticed in Assemblyman Steve Katz’s vehicle when they pulled him over for driving around 80 mph in…

Court: CIA cannot continue to deny basic information on drone program

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will have to rethink how to turn away information requests regarding the agency’s suspected use of drone aircraft to bomb targets overseas thanks to a court ruling issued Friday. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held in a 3-0 vote on Friday that the CIA…

LaPierre: ‘A violent rapist deserves to face a good woman with a gun’

National Rifle Association (NRA) chief Wayne LaPierre says that a “good woman with a gun” is the best way to deal with violent rapists. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, the NRA CEO lashed out at the Obama administration for releasing thousands of undocumented immigrants —…

CDC: Organ transplant infected patient who died from rabies

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Friday morning that a Maryland patient who died of rabies caught the disease by way of a 2011 organ transplant, not by an animal bite. According to CBS News, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene began investigating the case after…

Video game industry sales dropped 25 percent in a year

US videogame sales extended their decline in February with a 25 percent monthly drop compared with a year ago, according to an industry tracker. NPD Group said Thursday that total sales of hardware, software and accessories were $810 million in February, down from $1.09 billion 12 months earlier. Videogame hardware…

Conservatives bemoan the ‘repression’ that results from pushing discriminatory policies in America

At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro, National Organization of Marriage’s president Brian Brown, Republican super-lawyer Celta Mitchell and voting ID and anti-New Black Panther Party activist Hans von Spakovsky convened to discuss “Threats, Harassment, Intimidation, Slander and Bullying From the Obama Administration.” But despite…

McConnell: Democrats’ 2016 field looking like ‘a rerun of The Golden Girls’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) got in a few yucks during his 2013 CPAC speech Friday morning, telling a crowd that he thinks the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential field is looking like “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.’” “Don’t tell me the Democrats are the party of the future…

China finds another 800 dead pigs in a river

Shanghai fished another 809 dead pigs out of its main waterway on Friday, bringing the total carcasses found this week to 8,300 in a scandal that has spotlighted China’s troubles with food safety. The swine effluent discovered flowing down the Huangpu river — which supplies a fifth of the commercial…

Mothers of gun victims kicked out of NRA headquarters by armed security

The National Rifle Organization (NRA) on Thursday used armed security to force mothers of victims of gun violence to leave the organization’s headquarters. The groups MomsRising.org and the Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence traveled to NRA headquarters in Virginia on Thursday to deliver a petition with over 150,000 signatures…

Medieval ‘Black Death’ skeletons found under London railroad site

Workers building a new railway in London have unearthed 13 skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, archaeologists said on Friday. The remains were dug up at Charterhouse Square in central London during excavation work for the city’s £15…

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