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Park officials ask tourists not to litter with egg frying trick in Death Valley

Death Valley National Park has asked tourists not to test out the reputation of the world’s hottest spot by frying eggs on the ground, citing a growing litter problem at the popular US landmark. “An employee’s posting of frying an egg in a pan in Death Valley was intended to…

Robertson’s homophobic chuckle: Gay men kissing ‘makes me want to throw up’

Televangelist Pat Robertson railed against marriage equality in two separate segments of The 700 Club on Monday, laughingly asking the social media site Facebook to install a “Vomit” button to cover his reaction to pictures of same sex couples kissing. “Do you like that?” Robertson asked in response to a…

Former Navy chaplain: Justice Kennedy called Jesus ‘evil’ with marriage ruling

A disgraced former Navy chaplain on Monday accused Justice Anthony Kennedy of calling Jesus “evil” because he had a written a majority opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down key parts of the federal government’s ban on same sex marriage. In his Monday Pray in the Jesus Name…

Animal sanctuaries report hipsters are dumping backyard chickens

The hipster trend of urban farming has started to backfire across the nation, the owners of two farm animal rescue services tell NBC News. As urbanites from Portland to Austin to New York discover that their pet chickens only lay eggs for a couple of years, while continuing to live…

Insurers dropping Kansas schools over concealed-carry law for teachers

At least three insurance companies have refused to renew their coverage policies for Kansas schools in the wake of a new law allowing teachers to carry firearms on campus, The Des Moines Register reported on Sunday. “We’ve been writing school business for almost 40 years,” EMC Insurance Companies vice president…

Honestly, You’re Better Off Barefoot

That’s right: Abandon them and never look back. Back from my travels and still a little wrung out from the nearly-inevitable-these-days delays that get you home in the middle of the night when you were scheduled to be there around the dinner hour. There are many pressing, important issues to…

Indian police arrest man connected to bombing at Buddhist temple

Indian police arrested a man on Monday over weekend bomb attacks targeting one of Buddhism’s holiest sites and were studying CCTV footage that appeared to show two men planting explosives. The Indian government condemned the “terror attack” after multiple small bombs exploded at the historic Bodh Gaya Buddhist temple complex…

Tweet referencing Pink’s song ‘Timebomb’ gets teen arrested at concert

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at a Pink concert in Australia over the weekend after he tweeted a reference to the singer’s “Timebomb” song. According to The Age, the teen was attending the U.S. pop star’s concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday when he tried to express…

State Dept. whistleblower’s lawyers targeted by ‘Watergate-style’ break-ins

Two burglars spent last weekend repeatedly breaking into a Dallas law firm and stealing three computers while leaving other valuables behind. The attorneys said Sunday that this was no ordinary break-in: it may have been politically motivated. The law firm targeted is Schulman & Mathias, which represents State Department whistleblower…

Secretary of State Kerry’s wife may have suffered seizure

The wife of US Secretary of State John Kerry remained in hospital Monday for further tests after suffering what may have been a seizure, a source close to the family said. Teresa Heinz Kerry, 74, spent the night in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where she was flown late Sunday…

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