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WA woman arrested for shooting man in the face while walking into Starbucks

Police in Tacoma, Washington arrested a 24-year-old woman in connection with the shooting of an unidentified man as they allegedly walked into a nearby Starbucks shop together, KOMO-TV reported. The incident occurred early Tuesday afternoon in Kent, a suburb about 19 miles away from Tacoma. The woman allegedly fled the…

Michele Bachmann calls immigrant children ‘invaders’ and compares them to rapists

Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) derailed a CNN discussion on Tuesday about the thousands of undocumented immigrants arriving in the U.S. from Central America by calling them “invaders” and linking them to at least one rape case and an auto accident from six years ago. “Foreign nationals that have come…

‘My heart is broken’: Activist Texas minister commits self-immolation to protest local racism

A 79-year-old retired minister in Texas killed himself via self-immolation in an effort to protest what he described as lingering racism in his childhood home — his final effort in a career marked by social activism, the Dallas Morning News reported. “I would much prefer to go on living and…

MN Repub candidate with weird ideas about AIDS also thinks dinosaurs ‘lived with man’

Republican congressional candidate Bob Frye, who drew attention to himself last week over his absolutely inaccurate description of AIDS virus infections, has also testified before Minnesota lawmakers that dinosaurs existed alongside men, the political blog Bluestem Prairie reported on Monday. According to audio from Frye’s testimony to the state Senate…

Jon Stewart: World is so ‘f*cked up,’ Germany and Cleveland are the happiest places on Earth

Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show after his vacation, he said, to find a world gone mad. “Things are so f*cked up in our world, that the two happiest places in the world are Germany and Cleveland,” he fretted. While the Germans are celebrating their World Cup triumph and…

Report: 35 Disney World employees arrested for sex abuse crimes since 2006

At least 35 employees at Disney World in Florida have been arrested for charges related to sexual abuse against children over the past eight years, including four within the past month, CNN reported on Monday. The employees, who ranged from maintenance workers to tour guides to security guards, were arrested…

Mississippi man found dead in Cambodia was ‘afraid and wanted to leave quickly’

Authorities in Cambodia are investigating the death of a 44-year-old Mississippi man found strangled to death atop a garbage pile, the Cambodia Daily reported. The victim, William Bryan Glenn, had been working as an English teacher in Phnom Penh since this past May. Local police said U.S. embassy personnel joined…

‘I thought I was going to get into a shooting’: FL cop films his fight with a superior officer

Miami police are investigating an altercation between two of their officers that was caught on camera against department regulations, WPLG-TV reported. The footage, recorded on Officer Marcel Jackson’s personal video equipment, shows Jackson throwing Lt. David Ramras to the ground after Jackson pulled Ramras over for speeding. Jackson also recorded…

Federal court guts Indiana law requiring clergy to officiate atheist weddings

A federal court ruled on Monday that non-religious people getting married in Indiana cannot be required to have a member of the clergy officiate their wedding, Religion News Service reported. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state law, which dates back to the 1850s, violated the…

GA Republican tries to stir up fears that immigrant children are carrying Ebola virus

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) wrote a letter to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) containing unsubstantiated claims that the recent surge in immigrants from Central America has brought with it the Ebola virus, Mother Jones reported. “Reports of illegal immigrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola…

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