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Boy shoots 8-year-old brother in head after mother falls asleep next to loaded guns

An 8-year-old boy in Shippensburg, PA was shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother after the boys’ mother fell asleep with a loaded rifle and pistol lying out in the open. According to WHTM Channel 27, the older boy is in very critical condition and the younger boy in…

Police suspect Houston high school stabbing is gang-related

One student is dead, and another three injured, after a fight that police suspect was gang-related broke out in a north Houston high school. An unidentified 17-year-old died at the scene, while a 16-year-old was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. According to an…

Journalist Barrett Brown fights media gag order in Stratfor hacking trial

Federal prosecutors will attempt to place a gag order on the jailed activist-journalist Barrett Brown and his legal team on Wednesday that would prevent them from talking to the media about his prosecution. The US attorney Sarah Saldana will call on the federal court for the northern district of Texas,…

Rumsfeld dismisses Obama as the ‘so-called commander-in-chief’

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama’s leadership had been so lacking on the issue of Syria that he only deserved the title of “so-called commander-in-chief.” “The essence of leadership, really, is clarity and a vision, and there hasn’t been one,” Rumsfeld told the…

North Carolina Republicans overrule governor to vote in favor of welfare drug testing

The North Carolina state Senate voted Wednesday to overrule Gov. Pat McCreary’s veto against testing applicants for public assistance for drugs and implement the policy anyway. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC), the state House voted Tuesday to move forward with the tests, which will…

Syracuse’s ‘most prolific sex offender’ lied to acquire government job

Despite having hired the man Syracuse police call the ‘most prolific sex offender’ in the area, Syracuse city officials confirmed to CNY NY that they don’t plan on changing their hiring practices or checking into the background of current employee. On the application, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act…

Syria says it will never give up ‘even if there is World War III’

Syria said Wednesday it had taken “every measure” to retaliate if hit by a feared US-led military strike and would never give in, even if a third world war erupts. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad also insisted that Russia had not wavered in its…

India might ban the use of animals at circuses

India is considering a ban on the use of all animals used in circuses after activists said Wednesday they discovered elephants and horses shackled for long periods, dogs housed in tiny cages and drunk trainers. The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body, said it has recommended…

Obama: ‘I didn’t set a red line’ on Syria, ‘the world set a red line’

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the world had set “a red line” for Syria and the international community’s credibility was at stake if it did not take action against the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Obama made the remarks after arriving in Sweden for a two-day visit,…

Oklahoma school district giving up on abstinence-only education

The school district in Oklahoma’s second largest city has begun to implement a plan to teach comprehensive sex education in its schools. According to Tulsa’s Channel 9 News, the district plans to launch the program in four selected schools, then expand to include the entire district. Classes will be taught…

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