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Colbert: Winter storm Nemo begins countdown to eating your loved ones

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert issued stern warnings to people in the path of Winter Storm Nemo, urging them to salt their driveways, salt their meat and salt their loved ones, because at some point, you may run out of meat. The National Weather…

GOP infighting turns ugly over ‘hater’ comment

A simmering feud within the ranks of the Republican Party has erupted into a boil as each side has gone public with its grievances. According to the Wall Street Journal‘s Washington Wire blog, the purportedly pragmatic establishment wing of the party, as embodied by Karl Rove, is attempting to shed…

Fat cat swims for weight loss

At a “pet resort” in Loudoun County, Virginia, a roundish, domestic medium-haired cat named Holly swims to take off the extra pounds. On Thursday morning, CBS News showed Olde Towne Pet Resort staff member Dani Lawhorne, who brings Holly to the pool, which is mainly used for dogs, because other…

Doctor designed penis size ‘Predicktor’ app to educate and entertain

A Toronto doctor has designed a smartphone app that can purports to predict the size of a man’s erect penis. The app, called the Predicktor, uses a number of criteria, including height, shoe size, finger length and sexual orientation to estimate a man’s penis size to the tenth of an…

High speed Los Angeles car chase ends in dramatic fireball

A high speed car chase on a Los Angeles freeway came to a dramatic end when the driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a guard rail, causing the car to erupt in a dramatic ball of fire. Police had fallen away from the fleeing driver, who was…

Colbert: I’m too objective to mention that my awesome sister is running for Congress

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert declared that as an objective and non-partisan journalist, he will not be mentioning that his sister is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress representing their home state of South Carolina. He began by reasserting his pride at…

Tokyo says Russian fighter jets breached Japan airspace

Two Russian fighter jets violated Japanese airspace on Thursday, as Tokyo scrambled jets to chase off the planes, the defence ministry said. The Russian planes were detected off the coast of northernmost Hokkaido island for just over a minute, shortly after Japan’s new prime minister said he wants to find…

Pittsburgh gun shop owner gives away assault rifle and 1000 rounds of ammo to protest Obama

A gun shop owner in Pittsburgh is protesting President Barack Obama’s gun safety proposals by giving away an AR-15 assault rifle and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. According to Pittsburgh’s KDKA 1020 AM, citizens need to be armed with the high caliber weaponry as a means to “defend themselves against a tyrannical government.”…

Virginia state house and senate pass bills limiting acceptable types of ID for voting

On Tuesday, Virginia state senators voted along party lines to reduce the types of ID considered acceptable for voting in the state’s elections. According to the Lynchburg News and Advance, the evenly divided senate got a tie-breaking vote from Republican Lieutenant Gov. Bill Bolling. If Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) passes…

Cancer rates decline in African-American men although racial disparities remain

A new joint report from multiple health agencies said that U.S. cancer deaths among African-American men have declined, but that racial disparities remain. According to CNN, the widest gap in treatment and survival rates occurs with cancers which are found through routine screenings such as breast, prostate and colorectal cancer,…

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