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Current TV host plays Boehner in ‘orange face’ to mock David Gregory’s softball interview

Current TV host John Fugelsang on Monday painted his face orange to point out the absurdity of House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) Sunday interview with NBC’s David Gregory. Fugelsang played the part of a grumpy Boehner, while Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s Frank Conniff took the role of mocking Gregory’s interviewing…

Colbert: Like nerds, Republicans ‘have no idea how to relate to women’

While most people saw President Barack Obama’s “Jedi mind meld” gaffe as an easy joke, Stephen Colbert argued on Monday that it was an opportunity for conservatives to relate to one of Obama’s core demographics: nerds. “After all, Republicans and nerds have so much in common,” he explained. “They both…

Krugman laments he was ‘unready’ to debate Scarborough on economics

In a debate aired Monday night, MSNBC’s conservative pundit Joe Scarborough faced off with economist and columnist Paul Krugman over America’s debt, deficit and level of spending. Krugman, a dogged proponent of deficit spending as a way to stimulate the economy, admitted before the show aired that Scarborough had gotten…

British ‘Batman’ unmasks himself after bout with online fame

A takeaway delivery man revealed Tuesday that he is the mysterious crime-fighter whose image went viral online after he walked into a British police station dressed as Batman and handed over a wanted man. Stan Worby, 39, said he was “gobsmacked” by worldwide coverage of his antics and revealed that…

Report: ‘Designer drug’ use, abuse and production surging

Designer drugs are multiplying at a worrying rate and increasingly sending users to hospital, a UN-affiliated report said Tuesday, calling for international efforts to stem the spread of these substances. “In recent years, there has been an unprecedented surge in the abuse of new psychoactive substances,” often called “legal highs”…

U.N. cancels Gaza marathon after Hamas bans women runners

Gaza’s third international marathon has been cancelled after the ruling Hamas movement refused to allow women to participate, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said on Tuesday. The marathon, which runs the entire length of the coastal territory, was to have taken place on April 10. “UNRWA regrets to…

Thai airport officials linked to rhino trade

Thai authorities said Tuesday they would seek arrest warrants for three police officers allegedly involved in trafficking rhino horn through Bangkok’s main airport. The horn was brought into Suvarnabhumi Airport in January by Vietnamese migrant workers paid $500 per trip, said Narasak Hemnithi, commander of the Natural Resources Environmental Crime…

Police detain suspect in ballet director acid attack

Moscow police on Tuesday detained a suspect who allegedly splashed acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet in an attack that shocked the world artistic community and left the troupe in crisis. The 42-year-old Sergei Filin was struck with sulphuric acid by a masked assailant…

Pistorius family distances itself from father’s gun comments

The family of star sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, on Tuesday rejected his father’s assertion that South Africa’s high crime rates necessitated gun ownership. The family was “deeply concerned” about the comments Henke Pistorius made to the British newspaper The Telegraph, the family’s publicist said…

‘The Pirate Bay’ move to North Korea is a hoax

Update: ZDNet reports that at least one programmer found the story to be a hoax. After Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former NBA star Dennis Rodman, the notorious file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is claiming to be the latest unexpected visitor to Stalinist North Korea. In a posting on its…

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