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Lawmakers urge Obama to allow public debate on military action against Syria

Dozens of US lawmakers are calling on President Barack Obama to consult with Congress and gain its approval before intervening militarily in Syria. The United States is poised to launch a military strike on Syria in coming days after determining that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime used chemical weapons during an…

Teacher gets 30 days for raping 14-year-old student who later killed herself

Stacey Dean Rambold, a former Montana high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old female student named Cherice Morales, will face only 30 days of jail time. The judge who sentenced Rambold said the girl, who later killed herself, was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control…

Naked Florida man tripping on shrooms gets repeatedly Tased by cops

A Florida man who was tripping on magic mushrooms had his naked dog walk around the neighborhood prematurely ended by police officers. Residents of the neighborhood in Maitland had called police to report a naked man walking a dog on Sunday evening. Robin Campbell, 20, told the police officers who…

Gun-loving, libtard-hating police chief accused of threatening city official

A suspended Pennsylvania police chief who gained national attention for posting gunfire- and profanity-filled videos on YouTube has now been accused of threatening a city official. Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler uploaded another video to YouTube on Monday. In the video, Kessler shoots at a picture of an evil “tyrant”…

ACLU seeks to rein in NSA mass surveillance

The National Security Agency’s mass tracking and collection of Americans’ phone call data violates the constitution, has a chilling effect on first amendment rights and should be halted, accord to a court motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday. In a detailed, legal critique of the NSA…

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity investigated over Facebook pics of drugs and underage girls

One of the largest university fraternities in the US was under a new police investigation on Tuesday after the suspension of a Florida chapter whose students set up a Facebook page allegedly advertising drugs and featuring photographs of topless or semi-nude underage girls. Officials at Florida International University confirmed that…

Obama administration asks court to force New York Times reporter to reveal source

The Obama administration is trying to dissuade federal judges from giving the New York Times reporter James Risen one last chance to avoid having to disclose his source in a criminal trial over the alleged leaking of US state secrets. The Department of Justice has filed a legal argument with…

British prime minister: We’re not considering regime change in Syria

Any action against Syria would be aimed at “degrading” the regime’s alleged chemical weapons’ capability, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday. After announcing that the British parliament would be recalled on Thursday to debate possible action, Cameron described the use of chemical weapons as “morally indefensible”. But any military…

Creationist: Miley Cyrus twerking is ‘the fruit of humanism’

Secular humanism is to blame — at least partially — for the gyrating gluteus maximus of Miley Cyrus, according to creationist Ray Comfort. Tuesday on their Internet-based video show, Comfort and his colleagues discussed the former Disney child star’s raunchy performance at the MTV awards. “She has prostituted herself in…

Cornel West: Market-driven culture has destroyed virtue

The failure of civil rights leaders to address “Wall Street criminality” illustrates how money has corrupted American culture, according to Professor Cornel West. At book launching event on August 24 following the 50th Anniversary March on Washington, West condemned mainstream civil rights leaders for ignoring many the deeper issues affecting…

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