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Judge rules white person can’t sue Paula Deen on racism charges

The racial discrimination lawsuit against former television cooking personality Paula Deen was dismissed on Monday when a federal judge determined that a white employee had no basis for making those charges against her. According to ABC News, District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled that the plaintiff, Lisa Jackson,…

Hillary Clinton slams ‘unseemly rush’ of voter suppression bills since Supreme Court verdict

In the first of an upcoming series of 20 policy speeches, Hillary Clinton took aim at the 80-plus bills introduced in various states in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voter Rights Act. “We’ve seen an unseemly rush by previously-covered jurisdictions to enact or enforce laws…

Pennsylvania police chief defends ‘libtards’ rant: ‘Cops are there to clean up the mess’

Embattled Gilberton, Pennsylvania police Chief Mark Kessler told WTXF-TV he had no regrets about the profanity-filled gun video that put his job at risk, while also seemingly arguing against his own department’s capabilities. “If somebody thinks they can dial 911 and the cops will come and save them that is…

Maddow laughs at the ‘cross-current of crazy’ taking over the Republican party

The sight of more fringe conservative elements stepping to the forefront brought a laugh to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night. “For whatever reason, maybe because it is August, the cross-current of crazy in our national Republican party seems to be surfacing everywhere right now,” Maddow said, before highlighting…

Georgia deputies suspended over violence while serving a $1,000 civil warrant

Three sheriff’s deputies in DeKalb County, Georgia have been suspended and a sergeant in the department could be demoted after video surfaced of their conduct while serving a civil warrant on a home in July 2013, WSB-TV reported on Monday. The video shows a group of eight deputies entering Nantania…

Rick Santorum: ‘There’s no class in America’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attempted to shame Democrats for using socio-economic barometers like the term “middle class” during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. “When Republicans get up and talk about ‘the middle class,’ we’re buying into their rhetoric of dividing America,” Santorum insisted to…

Seattle bus driver expected to survive after shooting attack

A Seattle bus driver was hospitalized with “non life-threatening” injuries on Monday after an unidentified man opened fire on him during his route, KOMO-TV reported. One witness told KOMO the man was arguing with the 67-year-old driver over a fare before allegedly pulling out a gun and shooting, hitting the…

Video catches men stealing puppies bred to be disabled service pets

The owner of a group of Bulldog puppies bred to be service animals for the hearing-impaired is calling for their safe return after they were stolen while she was taking them to be vaccinated. “I just want the puppies [brought] back to me safely,” Ryan Fingerle told KNBC-TV on Sunday.…

Sinkhole engulfs part of Florida resort near Disney World

Guests at a resort villa near Walt Disney World in Florida were forced to evacuate after a sinkhole began swallowing up the three-story building, splitting it into two sections. The Associated Press reported on Monday that the sinkhole, which developed around 3 a.m. Monday morning, sunk about 30 percent of…

NYPD’s ‘Stop and frisk’ tactics ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

A federal judge has ruled that the New York City Police Department’s heavily-criticized “stop and frisk” approach to crimefighting is unconstitutional, the New York Times reported on Monday. The ruling by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin is the latest blow to the policy, which data suggests has not been effective in…

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