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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…

Assange to Maher: Americans should know how easily their government can kill them

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher’s first guest was Julian Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks and the author of the book Cypherpunks. Assange was appearing by video from the Ecuadoran embassy in London, where he is living as a virtual prisoner for fear of extradition to…

Maher: Trump so mad at me he could barely stop ‘flinging his feces’

Friday night on “Read Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher dedicated the final segment of his “New Rules” segment to blasting Donald Trump for suing him for $5 million. “And finally,” he said, “New Rule: Now that he’s suing me for $5 million dollars because he says he’s proved…

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to take plea deal on campaign finance charges

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is entering a guilty plea to charges that he illegally spent campaign money. According to NBC News, a source close to the case said that Jackson has signed papers in a plea deal with federal prosecutors. In the papers, Jackson, son of fiery civil…

Virginia mom wants ‘Beloved’ banned from schools

The mother of a high school student in Fairfax County, Virginia wants her son’s school district to stop teaching Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved to high school students. According to the Washington Post, Laura Murphy knows that her quest to have the book banned from schools will probably be…

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