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CNN axing Piers Morgan’s show because of sagging ratings

CNN host Piers Morgan, the former British tabloid editor turned primetime successor to Larry King, will leave his show according to reports in the New York Times and POLITICO. Morgan has languished in the ratings, but achieved notoriety for his gun control advocacy in the wake of the Newtown shootings.…

Three separate Detroit residents shoot intruders in one week, two killed

A cluster of armed defenses from intruders in Detroit has given ammunition to the police chief’s support for an armed populace as a way to combat crime. Earlier this week, a woman fired shots from a rifle as three teenagers tried to break into her house. None were hurt. Two…

West Des Moines store clerk claims he was fired for ‘feminine behavior’

A West Des Moines man is suing Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores for gay discrimination after being fired for what he described in an interview as “feminine behavior.” Speaking to the Des Moines Register, 22-year-old Wayne Shimer alleged a pattern of bigoted comments and discrimination against him that began about…

Austin police chief says jaywalkers should be happy they’re not sexually assaulted by cops

The arrest of an Austin jogger on jaywalking charges earlier this week — dragged screaming to a police car after apparently failing to present ID properly — has become the stuff of viral video after a University of Texas at Austin student captured the incident. Now, Austin’s chief of police…

New Jersey man escapes 5 year sentence after dash cam footage clears him, indicts cops

Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports…

Binging on House of Cards? Real politics may be slowing down your Netflix stream

Last weekend, Netflix released the second season of the acclaimed political drama “House of Cards.” The streaming video service has about 34 million subscribers. And about two percent of them — or about 668,000 subscribers — watched the whole season in one go, all 11 hours in under three days.…

Tampa bank manager sues after being fired for carrying a gun to work

Ivette Ros wants to walk into a bank with a gun. The former bank manager lost her job at Wells Fargo in Tampa last year after the bank’s executives learned she was packing a legal pistol with a concealed carry permit. The bank’s policies prohibit any bank employee from carrying…

George Takei: Boycott Arizona if governor signs Gay Jim Crow law

George Takei fired a virtual photon torpedo Friday at Arizona in a scathing letter addressing legislative passage of an anti LGBT law allowing for discrimination in services. The “Razing Arizona” letter published on Takei’s blog calls for the LGBT community to boycott the state if it enacts the law, which…

GOP group revises websites that sucker Democrats into donations after outcry

Websites featuring congressional Democrats that were actually run by a Republican group began linking to a page more expressly describing itself as a conservative donation site this week, after a public outcry and media attention on the apparent bait-and-switch tactic. The National Republican Congressional Committee created at least 15 websites…

Proposed legislation calls for all new cellphones to have built-in ‘kill switch’

New smartphones sold in the United States would have to contain a mechanism to brick the devices remotely, wiping data and rendering them inoperable, under legislation proposed Friday by four Democratic U.S. senators. The four — Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced…

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