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Judge orders FDA to move on food safety overhaul

On Monday, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop delaying the implementation of a sweeping set of food safety measures passed more than two years ago. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the Northern District of California…

Ron Paul slams stability of U.S. dollar and Bitcoin in pro-gold rant

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said that he is concerned about the “erraticness” of the dollar, that Bitcoin is too complicated and that gold is still the standard by which the value of our currency should be measured. Erik Schatzker and Sara Eisen,…

Family who chose prayer over medicine loses second child

A Rhawnhurst, Pennsylvania couple on probation for the 2009 death of their toddler son from pneumonia is accused of letting a second child die of a treatable illness, opting to pray rather than take the child to a doctor. According to the Associated Press, Herbert and Catherine Schaible are fundamentalist…

Florida woman accidentally shot in face en route to shooting range

A female passenger in an SUV was shot in the jaw Sunday when a gun inside the vehicle discharged accidentally. According to Miami’s Channel 10 News, the woman was part of a group of people on their way to a shooting range. The Florida Highway Patrol said that the incident…

Steubenville football coach renewed for two more years on school board

The Ohio football coach who knew about the gang rape and serial humiliation of a teenage girl by his players but did not report it has had his administrative contract renewed for another two years. According to Atlantic Wire, the Steubenville City Superintendant confirmed Monday that Coach Reno Saccoccia was…

Maddow details Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s bedside court hearing

At the top of Monday night’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow described the remarkable scene that unfolded on Monday in the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston bombing suspect. Federal Judge Marianne Bowler and attorneys converged at the 19-year-old’s bedside at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center…

Democratic Reps call for federal marijuana commission

A group of Democratic House members led by Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) have introduced a bill aimed at creating a National Commission on Marijuana Policy, which would be tasked with examining the conflicts currently arising between state and federal laws regulating the drug. According to The Hill’s Floor Action Blog,…

Death toll in Texas fertilizer plant explosion rises to 14

The tiny Texas town of West continues to struggle to come to terms with the Wednesday fire and explosion at a local fertilizer plant. According to the Associated Press, recovery workers have now pulled 14 bodies from the wreckage, ten of whom were first responders who had rushed to the…

Maddow explains why Dzhokar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the so-called “public safety” exception to Miranda laws. Under the exception, a suspect like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not informed of his right to remain silent so that police and investigators may find out if there are more…

Maher: Religion is ‘still champ’ among causes of violence and mayhem

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher discussed the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and noted that while bad things happen in the world for all kinds of reasons, religion is still the main cause of mayhem and terrorism in the world. Maher opened by…

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