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WATCH: Cops aim weapon at local official, lock media out as Ferguson protests continue

Video filmed by a St. Louis alderman shows police aiming a weapon at him while responding to the latest round of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri. Alderman Antonio French posted the footage Monday night, following another protest criticizing police for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Michael Brown. The video shows French…

Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler on Robin Williams’ ‘Happy Days’ debut: ‘He was a miracle’

Robin Williams’ star-making television debut on Happy Days, star Henry Winkler told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday, came on short notice and with a steep learning curve. “We rehearsed Monday from 10 o’clock in the morning until Friday, 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and then we shot the show…

Actor Robin Williams dead at 63

Actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday at the age of 63, Entertainment Weekly reported. Williams’ body was found inside his home in Tiburon, California. Authorities in Marin County are investigating the cause of death. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,”…

Amtrak riders: DEA improperly paid secretary nearly $900,000 for your confidential info

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has come under criticism for secretly paying an Amtrak employee more than $850,000 for train passenger information the agency could have obtained legally, the Associated Press reported. Agency officials had allegedly been paying a woman identified only as a “secretary to a train and engine…

Cenk Uygur rips the New York Times for finally using the word ‘torture’ to describe torture

The phrase “better late than never” can not apply, Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said on Friday, to the New York Times’ recent decision to begin using the word “torture” to refer to U.S. interrogations against terrorism suspects. “We expect better from the New York Times,” Uygur said before referring…

GA teacher plans to sue students who caused her firing by posting her nude photos online

A middle-school teacher in Savannah, Georgia has threatened to sue both district officials and a group of students she accused of causing her to lose her job by posting nude photos she had stored on her cell phone, WTOC-TV reported. “You don’t get rid of an educator because of what…

Texas wants to sell alcohol at gun shows — and guns rights groups aren’t happy

A proposal by Texas officials that would allow alcohol to be sold at gun shows was met with early disapproval from gun ownership advocates, the Associated Press reported. The proposal by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission would allow for alcohol to be sold at gun events if the weapons on…

WATCH: Atlantic City hotel security caught on video beating guests bloody

An Atlantic City hotel and casino faces separate lawsuits from at least eight guests for excessive use of force by security personnel and local police, ABC News reported on Friday. The plantiffs suing Harrah’s Atlantic City include a financial analyst and a professional poker player whose 17-year-old daughter suffered a…

Bryan Fischer unhinged: Obama going into Iraq to save ‘devil worshipers’ from ISIS

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer is in agreement with the Muslim extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) that a minority religion in Iraq is made up of “devil worshippers.” And he’s irate that Presdient Barack Obama is authorizing a humanitarian mission to help the Yazidi people, who are stranded and dying…

Karl Rove super PAC pushes another fake Obamacare horror story in Colorado ad

A commercial produced by Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS super PAC criticizing the Affordable Care Act is the latest to use a horror story that’s been debunked, KDVR-TV reported. In the ad, a woman identified as “Richelle” describes herself as part of a “single income family” that could not afford healthcare…

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