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New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel nixes new medal for drone pilots

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has nixed the creation of a new military medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber operatives. According to Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel, veterans and lawmakers alike created an uproar when it was announced that the new medal would outrank the Bronze Star and Purple Heart…

Circumcision reduces HIV risk by changing penis ‘biome’, says study

A study released Tuesday says that circumcision significantly reduces men’s chances of being infected by HIV by changing the mircobiome of the penis. According to a paper in the American Journal of Microbiology, a reduction of the number of anaerobic bacteria present on the penis appears to play a role…

Massachusetts Congressman: ‘Look at the symbols’ that were attacked in Boston

Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed U.S. Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA), a former District Attorney from Norfolk County, Massachusetts and current member of the House Homeland Security Committee. Keating discussed the importance of separating news from spin when investigating a crime of this nature, and…

Guantanamo hunger strikers in lockdown after secret, pre-dawn cell raid

U.S. soldiers reportedly raided communal cellblocks at Guantanamo Prison in Cuba and hustled hunger striking inmates at gunpoint into single, maximum security cells on Saturday. According to the Miami Herald, prison authorities conducted the maneuver only hours after International Commitee of the Red Cross personnel left the island and under…

Hamptons socialite allegedly stabbed and strangled employees

Joselyn Wohl, 33, daughter of Brooklyn real estate mogul Larry Wohl, allegedly stabbed her life coach, 31-year-old Sajjadur Rahman, in the hand with a fork. According to the New York Post, the socialite was aiming for Rahman’s face. These charges come just four months after Joselyn Wohl was charged with…

‘Tactical Response’ CEO James ‘Start Killing People’ Yeager gets back gun license

James Yeager, the Tennessee security contractor whose concealed carry permit was revoked in January when the threatened to “start killing people” over gun control, has gotten his license back. The Tactical Response CEO told Jackson, Tennessee’s WBBJ that while he has learned some “valuable lessons” along the way, he feels…

Florida man arrested for flashing penis at cable company worker

Sheriff’s deputies in Lee County, Floria arrested a Ft. Myers man for exposing his genitals to a female cable company worker. According to Ft. Myers’ ABC Channel 7, 61-year-old Allen Jones was taken into custody on charges of disturbing the peace. “Dude, really?” the cable worker reportedly said when Allen…

Maher: U.S. needs to give up war addiction and define ‘peace as strength’

On this week’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher told Americans who are so eager to go to war with North Korea that the U.S. has been addicted to war for too long and needs to start defining “peace as strength.” In the last part of…

Former Georgw W. Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino raps response to Jay-Z’s Cuba song

Friday on Fox News, former White House press secretary Dana Perino vented her frustration with pop stars Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s decision to visit Cuba by composing a rap of her own. Re-dubbing herself “Tiny D-Day P,” Perino did her best, rhyming “white like Casper” with her dog’s name, Jasper, but…

Georgia’s Republican governor won’t endorse town’s first racially integrated prom

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has refused through a spokesperson to endorse one town’s first-ever integrated high school prom, saying that he would rather not take sides on the issue. According to Atlanta’s WMAZ Channel 13, politicians from both parties have stated their support for black and white students from…

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