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Vandals deface Maryland immigrant center with misspelled graffiti: ‘No illeagles here’

Over the weekend, vandals defaced a Westminster, Maryland building that was considered as a possible shelter for undocumented immigrant children. The Baltimore Sun reported that someone spray-painted the words “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS” on the wall of a former Army Reserve Center. Lt. Patrick McCrory — a…

PA principal cancels ‘Spamalot’ over same-sex wedding scene, claiming no gays in town

A high school drama department in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania has been forced to scrap plans for their Spring 2015 production of the Monty Python musical “Spamalot.” Think Progress reported that parents and the school’s principal objected to the musical because of its “adult content,” particularly a scene in which a…

First day of ‘guns everywhere’ law in GA sparks convenience store showdown

On July 1, the state of Georgia enacted the Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act — also known as the “guns everywhere” law — which allows licensed gun-owners to bring their weapons to churches, bars, government buildings and other places where they were previously prohibited. The Valdosta Daily Times reported Tuesday…

George Takei: What if Hobby Lobby was run by Muslims imposing Sharia law on workers?

Former Star Trek actor George Takei blasted Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court allowing the craft store Hobby Lobby to opt out of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay Takei called Monday’s decision “a…

Police and family baffled as to why PA mom poisoned young sons with Visine

A 23-year-old Gettysburg, Pennsylvania woman admitted to police that she tried to poison her young sons with the eye-whitening product Visine. The New York Daily News said that Samantha Elizabeth Unger was arrested in June after her 3-year-old son was hospitalized on multiple occasions for poisoning-related symptoms. Unger’s one-year-old son…

NY woman fulfills threat by suffocating two daughters in tragic murder-suicide

A woman and two children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in East Greenbush, New York. According to ABC News, the woman, Angela Mtambu, took her own life and the lives of her two daughters out of grief for her eldest son, who committed suicide on April 1. The East…

Drunk Texas man shoots wife, stepson and kills self when told he drinks too much

A Houston, Texas man shot his wife and stepson in the head after a confrontation in which the woman said her husband drank too much. According to KHOU Channel 11, the woman saved her life by playing dead on the bedroom floor after her husband shot her. The woman apparently…

Louisiana sheriff staging July 4 ‘In God We Trust’ rally to defy church-state separation

The sheriff of Bossier Parish, Louisiana is vowing to make Christianity the main tenet of his term as the parish’ top law enforcement official. According to the Shreveport Times, Sheriff Julian Whittington and his supporters are holding a rally on Friday, July 4 to celebrate the Christian faith in “food,…

Video shows Arizona cop’s violent attack on black professor who got charged with assault

An English professor at Arizona State University stands charged with assault and other violations after she was body-slammed to the ground by a campus police officer over a jaywalking incident. Think Progress reported on the case of Dr. Ersula Ore and the new video of the May 20 incident that…

FDA approval means robot exoskeletons are one step closer to replacing wheelchairs

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a wearable robot exoskeleton for home use by patients who are currently confined to wheelchairs, according to ABC News. “This revolutionary product will have an immediate, life-changing impact on individuals with spinal cord injuries,” said Larry Jasinski, CEO of ReWalk Robotics, the company…

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