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Massachusetts Lt. Governor resigns to take job at local Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray (D) is expected to resign in June 2013 in the wake of allegations of campaign finance violations, the Boston Globe reported on Wednesday. Murray is expected to become CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce following his resignation. The Globe reported that Gov. Duval…

Report: FBI shoots and kills man in Florida connected to Marathon bombing suspect

Federal agents shot and killed a man linked to one of the suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing attack after “something went wrong” during questioning, CBS News reported Wednesday morning. The Federal Bureau of Investigation visited the man, identified by CBS and an Orlando news outlet as 26-year-old…

Colbert knocks Census: It’s like a drunk ex-boyfriend showing up on your porch

Stephen Colbert rallied behind Rep. Jeff Duncan’s (R-SC) call to gut the Census Bureau’s fact-finding powers. “Every few years they show up on our front porch demanding personal information,” Colbert raged, before bellowing, “It’s like a drunk ex-boyfriend: ‘Susan! Who’s that new guy you’re dating? What’s the highest level of…

Arizona congressman demands nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks

An Arizona Republican congressman is using the case of convicted abortion provider Kermit Gosnell as justification for a bill he plans to introduce which would ban all abortions after the 20-week pregnancy mark. Think Progress reported on Tuesday that Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) proposal is an expanded version of a…

Sen. Inhofe: Aid for Oklahoma ‘totally different’ from Sandy relief requests

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) seemed to contradict his colleague Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) stance on Tuesday on federal assistance for victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, suggesting that there will be help coming. But he also differentiated that need from his opposition to aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy. “That…

Report: Fort Hood shooting suspect made $278,000 while in jail

The U.S. Army major arrested in connection with a November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas has made more than $278,000 while some victims have literally gone hungry at times, KXAS-TV reported on Monday. In a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the station, the…

Navy dolphins discover 130-year-old torpedo off San Diego coast

U.S. Navy officials revealed on Monday that mine-hunting dolphins helped them discover a relic from the service’s past — a 130-year-old torpedo, found off the coast of San Diego, California. U-T San Diego reported that the dolphins discovered the weapon, known as a Howell torpedo, during a Navy Marine Mammal…

Colbert concludes tea partiers are ‘a bunch of pussies’ after consulting his lawyer

Stephen Colbert emerged from a glass case of scandal journalism on Monday to find out there was a perfectly good reason his own super PAC had been “slow-walked” by the Internal Revenue Service. “Why has my application for tax-exempt status never been granted?” he asked his lawyer, Trevor Potter. “Because…

FBI arrests person behind online threat on LGBT activist

Authorities arrested a Puerto Rico resident after referencing the Boston Marathon bombing in an online threat against an LGBT activist, the Associated Press reported on Monday. A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said agents arrested Joseph Morales Serrano at his home in San Juan following a May 6…

Suspect still at large after setting Texas woman on fire

A Texas woman suffered life-threatening burns on 99 percent of her body after being lit on fire by another woman after an argument late Sunday night. The Dallas Morning News reported that the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. inside a convenience store in Fort Worth. The suspect, who is still…

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