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UK doctors ‘chill out’ newborn to save his life

Physicians at University College Hospital of London used an unusual treatment to save a newborn baby boy whose heart was galloping out of control at nearly double the normal heart rate for newborns. On Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported that Edward Ives, now six months old, was “frozen”…

Maher to Conan: ‘I’m gay for marijuana’

Tuesday night on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show “Conan,” the host welcomed Bill Maher, host of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” for a discussion that included notes on the Pope’s resignation as well as Maher’s profession of his undying love of pot. Maher and O’Brien began by discussing the resignation of…

Rubio one of 22 male GOP senators to vote against Violence Against Women Act

The U.S Senate has renewed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), with 78 votes in favor and 22 against. According to Think Progress, all of the 22 votes against renewing the Act were Republican men, including rising GOP star, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R). Republicans had threatened to obstruct VAWA,…

Experts: Research fails to address environmental factors in breast cancer causes

An interagency panel tasked with studying how the U.S. spends money in the study and prevention of breast cancer said on Tuesday that more money should be spent to study environmental causes of the disease as well as how women can prevent it. According to the New York Times, the…

2 dead in murder-suicide at University of Maryland

A University of Maryland student shot his two roommates, one fatally, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide. The New York Times reported that the three roommates were arguing in the front yard of their house near the university’s College Park campus opened fire. According to WJLA…

Feminist nun: Pope’s reprimand was blessing in disguise for U.S. nuns

Monday night on Current TV’s “Viewpoint,” host John Fugelsang welcomed Sister Simone Campbell, one of the “nuns on the bus,” who has spoken out on a number of issues, from women’s health to the perils of austerity budgets, often placing her at odds with Papal and Catholic Church doctrine. Outgoing…

Former tea party Rep. Joe Walsh hasn’t made any child support payments in 2013

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) has filed papers in court asking to have his child support payments readjusted. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the one-term congressman is currently unable to make payments to his ex-wife and children because he is unemployed. Walsh says he is trying to wrangle a…

Amazing cat gets by on only two legs

Caffrey, a black Persian cat living in the U.K. has only two legs, both on the right side, and yet the brave, 14-year-old cat soldiers on, making do with his remaining appendages. According to the Daily Mail, 10 years or so ago, Caffrey was hit by a car. He lost…

Former Girl Scout Ellen Degeneres slams Boy Scouts’ inaction on anti-gay policy

On Friday, talk show host Ellen Degeneres took aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on LGBT members and leaders. Degeneres, a former Girl Scout, took exception to the fact that the BSA punted on the issue this week rather than striking down the ban against LGBTs in scouting.…

Arkansas law jails tenants who don’t pay their rent

Under a state law in Arkansas, renters can be imprisoned for failing to pay their rent. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, titled “Pay the Rent or Face Arrest: Abusive Impacts of Arkansas’s Criminal Evictions Law,” hundreds of tenants each year are taken to court, fined and jailed…

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