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Haribo stops making liquorice candy shaped like African masks after racism complaint

German-based candy-maker Haribo announced that it would halt production on “Skipper Mix” liquorice sweets after Swedish customers complained of its racist contents. According to the New Straits Times, customers in Sweden began complaining after Twitter users posted pictures of the Asian, Native American and African caricatures contained within the “Skipper…

House Intelligence Committee chair believes Snowden an amateur helped by Russian spies

On Meet the Press Sunday, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Michigan Representative Mike Rogers (R), said that he believes Edward Snowden may have been working for agents of the former KGB. “Let me just say this,” Rogers said. “I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the…

Obama: Pot is ‘a bad habit’ that is no ‘more dangerous than alcohol’

In an interview with David Remnick published in The New Yorker on Sunday, President Obama equated smoking marijuana with “a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think…

‘God’s match’ for California woman on Christianmingle.com cons her out of $500,000

A 66-year-old California woman was conned out of $500,000 by a man she met on the online dating site Christianmingle.com. The site bills itself as a place where Christians can “Find God’s Match For You,” claiming that its “deepest desire is to see our members grow in their relationship with…

Nancy Grace: People on pot shoot each other, strangle each other, and kill whole families

On Tuesday, Nancy Grace claimed that people on marijuana shoot, stab and strangle each other, and that children shouldn’t bear witness to their parents drinking soda. Grace first asked the Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Mason Tvert, what the MPP is and whether “you get paid…

Missouri Republican proposes a bill allowing inmates to choose ‘death by firing squad’

Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin (R) is proposing legislation that would allow death row inmates to choose a firing squad as their means of execution. States have been struggling to acquire the drugs required to perform lethal injections in a manner that is neither “cruel” nor “unusual.” Missouri has executed…

Taxpayer-funded Texas schools blame world wars on evolution and lack of religion

Texas students in publicly funded charter schools run by Responsive Education Solutions are learning that, “in the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth,” as well as that feminism is responsible for single women turning to the federal government as “surrogate husband[s].” According to Zack Kopplin at Slate, Responsive…

Denver woman claims TSA agents sexually assaulted her during patdown

According to a CBS4 report, police are investigating Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Denver International Airport after a woman filed a criminal complaint claiming that her frisking was tantamount to sexual assault. Jamelyn Steenhoek was frisked by TSA officers while escorting her 13-year-old daughter to her gate. She was…

Family suing state after Ohio inmate’s 25-minute execution with new drug mix

In a press conference scheduled for later today, lawyers representing the family of Dennis McGuire will argue that the experimental drug cocktail used to execute him rendered the procedure unconstitutional. Lead attorney Allan Bohnert told the Associated Press that it took over 25 minutes for McGuire to die, and called…

Stephen Colbert: ‘Naughty’ Wall Street wants to be ‘spanked’ by ‘Invisible Hand’ of the market

In the latest segment of Stephen Colbert’s exclusive “Colbert Platinum Club” for wealthy viewers, the late-night host implored his wealthy viewers to purchase $50,000 diamond pacifiers. “Finally,” he said, “a product that combines two things I love: quiet babies and exploiting the Congo.” He then discussed the “froufrah brewing over…

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