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Oklahoma inmate caught ‘keistering’ loaded gun into jail

An Oklahoma inmate got caught shooting his mouth off over the gun he smuggled into jail via his rectum, forcing him into both a hospital stay and an extended stay behind bars. KFOR-TV reported that authorities at the Oklahoma County jail were tipped off after Mark Gregory Valadez bragged to…

The price of progress: Economic growth pushes China’s diabetes level past U.S.

Almost 12 percent of adults in China had diabetes in 2010, with economic prosperity driving the disease to slightly higher proportions than in the United States, researchers said Tuesday. The overall prevalence of diabetes in China in 2010 was found to be 11.6 percent of adults — 12.1 percent in…

10-year-old German boy finds mummy in grandparents’ attic

German police, prosecutors and forensics experts are facing a mystery after a 10-year-old boy found a human mummy in a sarcophagus in a corner of his grandparents’ attic. A CT scan has revealed a well-preserved human skull, with an arrow sticking out of the left eye socket, and large parts…

CODEPINK protester crashes Senate hearing on Syria: ‘The American people do not want this’

CODEPINK co-founder and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin interrupted a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possibility of a U.S. military strike in Syria on Tuesday, prompting a response from Secretary of State John Kerry after she was ejected from the proceedings. Video posted by Talking Points Memo shows Benjamin…

Texas National Guard refuses to offer same sex couples access to benefits at state-owned facilities

Some Texas National Guard troops, who serve under the banner of the Texas Military Services, will face new logistical challenges this week after the head of the state’s forces issued a ruling that same sex couples will not be granted access to their federal military benefits at state-owned facilities. Because…

Watch: Joe Rogan does an amazingly good impression of Alex Jones’ crazy FEMA ranting

Stand-up comedian, television host and mixed martial artist Joe Rogan can add Alex Jones impressions to his repertoire of skills. Monday on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, skeptic and “debunker” Mick West linked conspiracy theories about the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Americans’ relative unfamiliarity with the mechanics of human…

The preserved ruins of the worst Nazi massacre of civilians in France is slowing disappearing

Robert Hébras stepped carefully through the crumbled ruins of the village where he once lived. “There’s the school bell still hanging up there, reminding me how I was always late,” said the 88-year-old former mechanic. Almost 70 years after this idyllic rural village near Limoges burnt down, there are still…

Christian radio host: Military’s ‘homosexual takeover’ could doom attack on Syria

A Christian radio host warned on Monday that a strike on Syria could be doomed to fail because of a “homosexual takeover” of the U.S. military. The American Family Association’s Sandy Rios told her listeners that she opposed an attack on Syria because it was “the nature” of Secretary of…

John Kerry: This is not the time for armchair isolationism

The United States must “stand up and act” to punish the Syrian regime and cannot resort to isolationism in the face of “slaughter,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Tuesday. “This is not the time for armchair isolationism. This is not the time to be spectators to a slaughter,”…

Americans don’t want U.S. military strike against Syria, poll finds

Two new polls out Tuesday have found strong opposition to US military intervention in Syria among a war-weary American public despite increasing support in Washington for punitive strikes. A survey carried out by the Pew Research Center over the weekend found that 48 percent of Americans oppose “conducting military airstrikes”…

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