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Seattle man arrested for threatening gay and lesbian shoppers with knife

A Seattle man was arrested and charged with a hate crime after he allegedly harassed a gay man and a lesbian and threatened them with a knife in a QFC grocery store. KOMO News reported that the two shoppers were accosted by the 29-year-old suspect around 1:00 a.m., when he…

Jon Stewart mocks cable news ACA-ruling freakout: ‘Obamacare is made of people!’

On Wednesday night’s edition of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart lit into cable news channels’ wild overreaction to a federal appeals court’s ruling on federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Earlier this week, in a 2-to-1 ruling, a federal appeals court struck down a…

Dem Senator up for re-election in Montana blames master’s thesis plagiarism on PTSD

A U.S. senator blames his alleged academic plagiarism on treatments he was undergoing for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to the Associated Press, Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) claims he was under treatment for PTSD from his term of service in Iraq when he wrote his master’s thesis, in which he…

Tennessee woman pulls gun in Walmart parking lot when asked to drive slower

A woman in Rutherford County, Tennessee was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly brandished a gun at a man who told her to stop speeding through a Walmart parking lot. Murfreesboro’s WGNS radio reported that 37-year-old Angela Scruggs was charged with aggravated assault for reportedly pointing the weapon and telling Jason…

Attorneys call for halt of botched AZ execution an hour after ‘lethal’ injection

UPDATE: The Daily Mail reported that Joseph Wood died at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after his execution began. In Arizona, the execution of a death row inmate by means of lethal injection went wrong Wednesday evening, prompting the prisoner’s attorneys to call for a halt…

Tea Party town hall erupts as Texas state Rep urges ‘compassion’ for migrant kids

A town hall meeting held by Texas Tea Party state Rep. David Simpson (R) on Wednesday got heated as Simpson’s constituents railed at him for not doing more to stop the influx of unaccompanied, undocumented minors coming to the United States from Central and South America. The Longview, Texas News-Journal…

Iowa editor gets fired over anti-’gaystapo’ rant, then sues for religious discrimination

An Iowa newspaper editor who was fired after posting an anti-LGBT blog post is irate over the firing and claims that his religious freedom was violated. Media critic Jim Romenesko reported on his blog Wednesday that Bob Eschliman, former editor of Newton Daily News, filed a complaint with the U.S.…

TN Republican admits he can’t prove his anti-Muslim smears against Democratic rival

A Tennessee Republican county commissioner is reportedly waging a misinformation campaign against his Muslim-American Democratic challenger. The Tullahoma News reported Monday that Coffee County Commission candidate Zak Mohyuddin accused his rival — incumbent Commissioner Mark Kelly — of spreading “vile, offensive” falsehoods about him based on his Islamic faith. In…

MD parents locked adult autistic sons in basement ‘dungeon’ every night for years: cops

A Rockville, Maryland couple is charged with locking their 22-year-old twin sons, who are autistic, in a dungeon-like enclosure in their house’s basement. According to WJLA Channel 7, John Land, 57, and Janice Land, 59, were both arraigned in Montgomery County Court on Friday on two counts each of vulnerable…

Rocker Tom Petty: ‘No one’s got Christ more wrong than the Christians’

Veteran rocker Tom Petty isn’t pulling any punches with his new song “Playing Dumb.” In an interview with Billboard magazine, Petty said that he wrote the song about the decades of child sex abuse in the Catholic church and the elaborate lengths that priests and their leaders have gone to…

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