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GOP Senate challenger: Mass shootings linked to women in workplace

A former New Hampshire state senator who’s announcing his candidacy to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says women in the workplace are at least partially to blame for mass shootings and other violence by men. “Bottom line: the collaborative, flexible, amorphously-hierarchical American economy is shutting out ordinary men who were…

Steve King invokes 9/11 at immigration event: ‘Three thousand times something’ is the number of deaths caused by illegals

Speaking at an immigration event in Omaha last Friday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) alleged that illegal immigrants were responsible for more deaths than the September 11 terrorist attacks. The congressman recounted a conversation he had with a former INS agent named Mike Cutler at a congressional hearing last year. Cutler…

Creationist: Nye wrong about moonlight because Beethoven said so

Creationist Ray Comfort says Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is wrong about the moon because Beethoven wrote a song about it. Nye was famously booed while giving a 2006 talk in Waco, Texas, where he pointed out the moon merely reflected light from the sun ad did not produce its…

Tucker Carlson calls to ‘increase the stigma’ on mental illness after Navy Yard shootings

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday suggested that the proper response to Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was to “increase the stigma” around “certain forms” of mental illness. Police reports obtained from the Newport Police Department in Rhode Island indicated that gunman Aaron Alexis had told authorities…

Plane headed to Ibiza forced to land to due to partying passengers

A Ryanair flight from Glasgow to Ibiza was forced to make an emergency landing in France after a group of drunk passengers started dancing in the aisles. The airline confirmed Wednesday that the passengers, described as Scots by local police, had been thrown off the plane at Beauvais airport north…

Farm subsidies on the rise in the world’s biggest economies

Farm subsidies in the world’s biggest economies rose in 2012, the OECD said, reversing a long-term trend as governments poured more funding into agriculture despite strained budgets and high food prices. In its annual report on global farming, the OECD said state support for farming stood at an average of…

Orbital Sciences Corp sends its first rocket to the International Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corp launched the first flight of its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday to the International Space Station, as NASA forges ahead with its plan to privatize US space missions. The Cygnus capsule, hitched to Orbital Science’s Antares rocket, blasted off at 10:58 am (1458 GMT) from NASA’s Wallops Flight…

Government shutdown in sight as Republicans revolt over Obamacare

The House of Representatives doubled down Wednesday on a gamble to strip funding for “Obamacare” as part of a stop-gap budget, inching the US government closer to a shutdown. Congress has until September 30, the end of the fiscal year, to pass a temporary budget measure or see closures of…

U.S. Treasury blacklists two Indonesian men tied to Islamist groups

The US Treasury on Wednesday placed sanctions on two Indonesian men it said were closely involved with two radical Islamist groups behind attacks and bombings over more than a decade. The Treasury blacklisted Said Ahmad Sungkar, 51, whom it said had been involved in fundraising and other support efforts for…

Angry New Jersey driver throws poop in the face of parking cop

A 39-year-old woman in Hoboken, NJ admits to hurling feces in the face of a parking enforcement officer in a dispute over a parking ticket. According to NJ.com, police issued a summons to the woman on charges of harassment and disorderly conduct. On Wednesday, Sep. 11, police received a call…

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