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FBI probes Petraeus and staff over classified leaks

A federal investigation is questioning whether Gen. David Petraeus’s staff leaked classified information to the general’s biographer, Paul Broadwell, at his direction. According to the Washington Post, former Petraeus staffers claim that they were ordered to provide “military records and other documents” to Broadwell, who is now known to have…

Scientists create cartilage using 3-D ’tissue printer’

Scientists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a “tissue printer” that “prints” cartilage, the flexible connective tissue that cushions our bones and joints. According to the Toronto Star, the printer, which was featured in a study published in the journal Biofabrication by the Institute of Physics, is…

Afghan midwives fight for progress but fear the worst

In spite of the 12 years the U.S. has spent nation-building in Afghanistan and the billions of dollars that have been poured into the country, it remains one of the most dangerous places for women to give birth in the world. A rising midwifery movement is making strides toward lessening…

Pat Robertson claims he ‘missed’ God’s message about 2012 election

In January of this year, televangelist Pat Robertson informed his “700 Club” audience that God had revealed the results of the 2012 election to him in a vision, implying broadly at the time that the Almighty was less than pleased with President Barack Obama. According to Right Wing Watch, Robertson…

Pres. Obama makes Nate Silver joke while pardoning turkeys

On Wednesday afternoon, freshly returned from his trip to Asia, President Obama pardoned the annual Thanksgiving turkeys and marked the occasion with a joking reference to statistician and poll wizard Nate Silver, author of the blog, FiveThirtyEight. This year, for the first time, the American public voted which of the…

Georgia man arrested after pretending Taser is his penis

An Athens, Georgia man was arrested and charged after he took to the sidewalk outside a bar with a Taser protruding from his pants like a penis, then proceeded to spark the weapon at passersby. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, 44-year-old Meredith Grayson Watson engaged in the behavior after a…

Task force recommends HIV testing for everyone

The U.S. Preventative Task Force has recommended that every American between the ages of 15 and 65 get tested for HIV. According to ABC News, the task force, an independent panel formed of mainly primary care providers, hopes to curb transmission of HIV and to speed treatment to people who…

Maddow to GOP: McCain is totally not who you want as your foreign policy expert

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how Republicans are doing themselves a disservice by allowing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to be their de facto leader and spokesperson on foreign policy. Maddow began the segment by discussing President Barack Obama’s historic visits to Myanmar…

Arizona gun store owner bans Obama voters from premises

A gun store owner in Pinetop, Arizona wants you to know that if you’re one of the 736 people in that town who voted for Barack Obama, you’re no longer welcome in his store. According to the Phoenix News-Times, Cope Reynolds, the owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority store, posted…

Fox’s Kilmeade says network picks female talent from ‘Victoria’s Secret catalog’

Brian Kilmeade, one of the three hosts of the Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox and Friends” said in a radio segment that the network chooses its female on air personnel from the “Victoria’s Secret catalog.” According to Think Progress, Kilmeade made the remarks on his Fox News Radio show,…

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