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Mormon Bishop poses as homeless man to teach church about compassion

A bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disguised himself as a homeless man to gauge his church’s compassion, so convincingly that some church members asked him to leave before he revealed himself. “The main thing I was trying to get across was we don’t need to…

College student jailed for three nights over mistaken identity

An 18-year-old college student was put in jail on a federal warrant after authorities reportedly did not believe visual and written evidence that they had the wrong man. WJZ-TV reported that Jawon Johnson, a freshman at West Virginia State University, was pulled over last week by police in Havre de…

Florida man admits to paying for making of Russian child porn

A Florida man was arrested by federal agents and reportedly admitted to not only possessing child pornography, but paying for it to be made in another continent. WFTV-TV reported that authorities found Kevin Reynolds downloading some of the pornographic material when they raided his home in Winter Springs. He also…

$1 million bail set for Inglewood shooting suspect after his surrender

The suspect accused of shooting an Inglewood police officer and taking two hostages was captured Wednesday night and held in jail on $1 million bail, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. 45-year-old Christopher Warsaw was accused of holding his girlfriend and her teenage daughter inside the woman’s home against…

Louisiana pastor indicted for alleged sexual attacks against underage choir girls

A Shreveport, Louisiana pastor was denied bond and indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking underage girls in his church’s choir across state lines in order to commit illegal sexual contact with them. KSLA-TV reported on Tuesday that 54-year-old Andrea Lewis is still listed as the pastor and choir director…

Conservatives flip out over U.S. Vatican embassy move

Conservative media outlets and former Republican officials falsely accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of instigating a closure of the U.S. embassy to the Vatican — when in fact the embassy is moving closer to Vatican City. Think Progress reported that outlets like the Drudge Report and the Daily Caller…

Seattle restaurant owner and ‘tech nerd’ at odds over use of ‘Google Glass’

The owner of two Seattle restaurants has engaged in a public dispute online with a local man over the customer’s use of the Google Glass eyeglasses. GeekWire reported on Wednesday that Nick Starr had the enhanced eyewear on during a Nov. 21 visit to the Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge…

John Fugelsang’s advice: Tell conservative relatives Thanksgiving ‘invented socialism for undocumented immigrants’

Comedian John Fugelsang had some advice for progressives dealing with conservative relatives at the Thanksgiving table this year, telling MSNBC host Ed Schultz that it takes a hearty helping of facts to minimize political squabbles. “I think you might just want to blow their minds, Ed, and say that back…

Los Angeles shooter barricaded inside home

Two Los Angeles Police officers were injured and the man who reportedly shot one of them has barricaded himself inside a home with at least one hostage, KNBC-TV reported on Wednesday. KNBC reported that one of the officers took a shot to his bulletproof fest at the home and suffered…

Edward Snowden’s latest leak: NSA monitored online porn habits of ‘radicalizers’ to discredit them

A document provided by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden explains the agency’s plan to discredit Islamic “radicalizers” by monitoring their online habits for indications they visited pornographic websites or used “sexually explicit persuasive language when communicating with inexperienced young girls,” the Huffington Post reported Tuesday night. “Radicalizers…

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