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Deputy police chief, officer in Florida town were members of the KKK, the FBI alleges

Police morale in Fruitland Park, Florida has been shaken after a deputy chief and officer resigned when the Federal Bureau of Investigations identified them as members of the Ku Klux Klan. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement presented Chief Terry Isaacs with copies of a confidential FBI report last week…

Migrant kids better vaccinated than U.S. kids, but Fox News stokes ‘germ’ fears anyway

Claims by conservative lawmakers and news organizations about plague- and disease-ridden children overwhelming the United States’ border with Mexico are wildly exaggerated, The Texas Observer reported. Texas Representative Louie Gohmert spoke to conservative news outlet Newsmax recently, claiming that “we don’t even know what diseases [these immigrants] have. Our health…

Only scientist researching how pot can help veterans’ PTSD gets axed after GOP pressure

In what may have been a politically motivated firing, the University of Arizona has let go of a prominent researcher who studied the effects of marijuana on military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Sue Sisley was slated to begin studying the palliative effects of marijuana on veterans…

WI Latino invited as scenery derails immigration rally by calling Obama the N-word

A prominent Milwaukee businessman called President Barack Obama a “nigger” during an immigration reform rally on Wednesday, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Dagoberto Ibarra was in the middle of an impassioned speech in which he criticized both Democrats and Republicans for the lack of progress on immigration reform. “The Republicans…

Massachusetts high court: Rapist’s stash of ‘National Geographic’ not child porn

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Tuesday that images from National Geographic that a convicted child rapist had collected in his prison cell are not pornographic, the Boston Globe reported. John Rex, the convicted child rapist, was found in possession of images of naked children taken from the magazine and charged with…

Elon Musk accepts ‘Oatmeal’ comic’s challenge, donates $1 million to Nikola Tesla museum

Billionaire Elon Musk has donated $1 million to The Oatmeal’s Matt Inman’s efforts to build a museum dedicated to the inventor Nikola Tesla. In 2012, Inman successfully organized a campaign to buy Tesla’s Wardenclyffe lab, to which Musk — whose company Tesla Motors bears the inventor’s name, and whose signature…

Alex Jones sinks to a new low, calling Michelle Obama ‘the First Tranny’

Right-wing radio host Alex Jones posted a report online today in which he urged listeners to seriously consider the truth behind Joan Rivers’ statement that Barack Obama is the first gay president because his wife, Michelle, is a “tranny.” “Well, Joan Rivers talked about it the other day, and now…

Dying Iowa man found guilty of growing pot after judge bars testimony about his terminal cancer

On Wednesday, a jury found Benton Mackenzie of Iowa guilty of felony marijuana manufacturing after the judge in the case barred him from testifying about the reason he grew the plants — to treat his terminal cancer. “He may testify to anything he desires to, but he may not comment…

First person to legally purchase pot in WA fired after being seen on local news buying it

The first person to legally purchase marijuana in the state of Washington was fired from his job as a security worker after he was spotted on television making the purchase. At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Mike Boyer was the first person in the door of the Spokane Green Leaf marijuana…

After conservative pressure, Costco restocks Dinesh D’Souza’s weak-selling book

Costco has restocked copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s book America: Imagine a World Without Her not because of conservative protests, but because D’Souza’s film, America, has created an uptick in sales. Conservatives were up in arms after the retail giant pulled copies of the book from its shelves on July 1,…

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