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Hong Kong light railway accident injures 50

Up to 50 people were injured when multiple cars derailed on Hong Kong’s light railway in the north of the city, throwing passengers onto the floor. “There was a derailment on the light rail and right now, there are 40 to 50 injuries,” a police spokeswoman told AFP.…

Lawmakers demand civilian enforcement of military’s rape laws after scandals

A group of U.S. lawmakers from both parties announced Thursday that they are proposing legislation to hand over prosecution of sexual assaults on and by U.S. military personnel to civilian authorities. According to Bloomberg News, the officials are taking the action as evidence mounts suggesting that the military is either…

Malaria parasite drives infected mosquitos to aggressively pursue human blood

British researchers announced Wednesday that they have established that the malaria parasite makes the smell of human beings even more irresistible to mosquitos that feed on our blood. According to a paper published in the Public Library of Science’s PLOS One journal and reported by NPR, mosquitos that carry malaria…

Legal challenges begin against North Dakota anti-abortion laws

Abortion rights activists filed the first legal challenges Wednesday against North Dakota’s draconian new anti-abortion laws. According to the Associated Press, attorneys for the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in state court challenging a state law requiring that physicians who perform abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges. North Dakota’s…

Maddow blasts erroneous Benghazi reporting: ‘ABC blew it’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow tore into TV network ABC for its recent reporting on the Benghazi attack and President Barack Obama’s administration’s response to the tragedy. Maddow opened the piece by discussing a McClatchy report that Ambassador Chris Stevens had repeatedly turned…

Colbert warns: The UN wants to make you eat bugs

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed a recent report by the United Nations that said humans will be turning to bugs as a source of food in the future. People who watch the show each night, Colbert said, will know that he is “un-fond” of the…

Oregon baker refuses to make cake for same sex wedding

A bakery in Oregon has refused to supply a cake for a wedding between two women, bringing the business afoul of the state’s anti-discrimination laws. According to Salon, Pam Regentin of Fleur Cakes in Mt. Hood, Oregon has declared that her Christian faith prevents her from being able to fulfill…

Fugelsang slams Cheney: ‘You did nothing’ to prevent 9/11 attacks

Tuesday night on John Fugelsang’s “Viewpoint,” Fugelsang invited viewers to play along at home as he hosted a new game, “Are You Qualified to Criticize Obama on This?” Along with actor Frank Coniff, who played “TV’s Frank” on the show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Fugelsang lampooned former Vice President Dick…

Hundreds of inmates released early in Colorado prison sentencing mess

Colorado Department of Corrections officials are contacting state judges alerting them that an audit of the state’s prison system has revealed errors in the sentencing of more than 8,000 inmates, including hundreds who were released from prison early. According to the Denver Post, judges are currently reviewing the case files…

FDA halts U.S. poop transplants pending further review

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered clinicians to stop transplanting healthy fecal matter from one patient to another until the agency has had a chance to review and test the procedure. According to the Omaha World-Herald, the therapy is used to fight the antibiotic-resistant bug Clostridium difficile, or C.…

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