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WATCH LIVE: Dubai attempts record-setting fireworks display

To celebrate the New Year, Dubai will attempt to break the world record for the largest fireworks display over the Persian Gulf. Watch live video, courtesy of NBC News, below.…

Conspiracy theorist Jim Garrow: Obama will enlist aliens and Canadians to rule America

A birther conspiracy theorist who inaccurately predicted that President Barack Obama would order nuclear attacks on U.S. cities has improbably found a way to top that wild claim. Conservative activist Jim Garrow appeared Monday on Fox News contributor Erik Rush’s radio program, where he claimed that Obama would try to…

Egypt says Al Jazeera journalists belong to terrorist group

Egypt has accused detained journalists from the Qatari-based Al-Jazeera television network of belonging to a “terrorist” group, saying they had ties with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, the prosecution said Tuesday. “The prosecution accused the suspects of belonging to a terrorist group,” the prosecution said. It was not immediately clear if…

South Carolina 15-year-old fatally shoots 12-year-old girl in the head with grandpa’s gun

A 15-year-old boy is in custody in South Carolina after shooting and killing a 12-year-old girl with his grandfather’s handgun over the weekend. According to WYFF, Laurens County deputies found Hope Alexandria Fair with a gunshot to the head at a mobile home Sunday night. Lt. Jawarski Shelton explained that…

‘Traditional masculine values’ are evolving, not dying

I thought I had heard enough febrile, hyperbolic pronouncements on modern masculinity to get me through any year, but I had not counted on Camille Paglia. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the maverick libertarian feminist pondered the implications of the feminisation of society and the devaluing of traditional…

Florida man arrested for assaulting wife with turkey neck

Sheriff’s deputies in Hernando County, Florida arrested a 49-year-old man on Thursday for assaulting his wife with a turkey neck. ABC News Tampa reported that Michael Mullady struck his wife in the neck with a turkey neck during an argument, then threw it at her. According to Mullady’s arrest report,…

GOP lawmaker attacks Obama with false Lincoln quotes that ‘sounded good’

A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arizona said this week that he mistakenly misquoted former President Abraham Lincoln on class warfare to criticize President Barack Obama because the quotes “sounded good.” “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich,” State Sen. Al Melvin (R) wrote on Twitter last week. “You…

Pentagon: Transfer of last three Uighurs from Guantanamo Bay a ‘significant milestone’

The three last Uighurs who had languished in the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay for over a decade despite facing no charges have been freed and sent to Slovakia, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. “This transfer and resettlement constitutes a significant milestone in our effort to close the detention facility…

Iran’s chief negotiator says ‘good progress’ in nuclear talks

Iran’s chief negotiator said Tuesday talks in Geneva with world powers through the night on implementing a landmark nuclear deal had made “good progress,” according to media. Negotiations continued throughout the night until early on Tuesday morning in Geneva “and the two sides have made good progress on different issues,”…

Bloomberg era comes to a close in New York

Brash billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday concludes 12 years as New York’s mayor, an era marked by major changes in America’s biggest city but also criticism of the growing gap between rich and poor. His Democratic successor Bill de Blasio, who defeated a Republican rival in a landslide in November,…

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