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Santa Fe alt-weekly sues Republican Gov. for deciding ‘that the public’s business is not public’

An alternative newsweekly filed suit against New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) on Tuesday for allegedly violating the state’s public record law in retaliation for unfavorable coverage. The Santa Fe Reporter reported on Tuesday that the suit, filed in state district court, argues that Martinez’s administration has stonewalled public records…

McCain caught playing poker on his phone during Syria hearing

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had a flippant response on Tuesday to getting caught playing games on his phone during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning a U.S. military strike against Syria. The Washington Post posted a picture of McCain playing poker on his phone in the midst of the…

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…

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…

Mississippi male gator hunt record broken twice in one day

Multiple Mississippi state records for alligator hunting was broken twice within a day after two humongous hauls, WLBT-TV reported on Monday. “He broke all the lines we could put in him,” Dustin Bockman told WLBT about the 727-pound male alligator he caught with help from his brother and a friend…

‘Like the end of a dream’: Family finds $300K in gold off Florida coast

A Florida family of self-described treasure hunters brought home the proverbial big score on Monday after recovering gold and jewelry estimated to be worth about $300,000, the Orlando Tribune reported. In describing his feelings about his family’s lucrative discovery, Rick Schmitt, who lead’s the family salvage company, Booty Savage, told…

Watch: Anthony Weiner tries to sound ‘Jamaican’ during West Indian Day Parade

While New York City’s annual West Indian Day Parade drew many of the city’s mayoral candidates on Monday, Anthony Weiner seemed to want to go the extra mile in ingratiating himself with the voters. Video posted by the New York Daily News on Monday shows Weiner calling out, “Anybody here…

Comedian Lee Camp: Supporting war in Syria makes believing in Scientology look sensible

Comedian and activist Lee Camp sounded off against the burgeoning campaign for a military strike against the Syrian government, likening it to buying into Scientology, which he described as the religion in which “Tom Cruise is the Virgin Mary and Will Smith is the Burning Bush.” “L. Ron Hubbard didn’t…

Oregon bakery that refused to serve same-sex couple closes shop

The Oregon cake shop that was investigated by state officials after refusing to fulfill an order by a lesbian couple has closed its doors, the Williamette Week reported. According to a Facebook post on Friday, Sweet Cakes by Melissa’s store in Gresham, Oregon closed as of Saturday, with owners Aaron…

Human bones found at infamous Florida reform school

Researchers from the University of South Florida are exhuming remains from the bodies of 19 long-lost residents of the infamous Dozier Reform School for Boys in the Florida Panhandle. “Even if we can’t name them, just the fact that they’re not lost, with trees growing through them, is a big…

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