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Unchained pit bull chases Georgia teen into street where he is struck by car, killed

For the second time in less than a week, a loose pit bull in the Atlanta area has led to the death of a Georgia teen. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that last night, a 17-year-old teen from Riverdale was killed when he was struck by a car while attempting to…

Creationists refute evolutionary ‘myths’ in PBS’s documentary series ‘Your Inner Fish’

The PBS documentary series Your Inner Fish featuring noted paleontologist Neil Shubin premiered this week to much acclaim in the scientific community, but considerably less so in creationist circles. Prominent creationist Elizabeth Mitchell reviewed the show for Answers In Genesis, and she was unimpressed by the manner in which Shubin…

SNL: The CNN pregnancy test is the most trusted name in news — from your uterus

On last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, show regulars Beck Bennett and Vanessa Bayer starred in an infomercial for the CNN Pregnancy Test that mocked the network’s ‘relentless’ coverage of downed Flight MH370. “We didn’t want a pregnancy test that just gave us a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No,’” Beck…

SC bill extends ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense to embryos from moment of conception

A Senate subcommittee in South Carolina is seeking to expand the state’s “Stand Your Ground” defense law to include protections for all children, including unborn ones, beginning from the moment of conception. Current South Carolina law permits the use of deadly force to protect oneself or others against “imminent peril…

14-year-old Nigerian bride kills husband, two friends with rat poison-laced wedding feast

A 14-year-old Nigerian girl whose parents forced her to marry a 35-year-old man was arrested after she allegedly killed the man and his friends with a rat poison-laced wedding meal. Wasila Umaru confessed to police that she murdered her husband, Umaru Sani, and three of his friends because she had…

Satanic Temple launches school campaign: Stop spanking kids, and let them pray to Satan

Yesterday, the New York City-based Satanic Temple announced a campaign designed to stop corporal punishment in schools and protect students’ right to pray to Satan. The Protect Children Project “encourages students to register at the project website, as the temple will then notify their respective school boards that their deeply…

‘Daily Show’ correspondent trolls GOP, threatens to ‘skullf*ck any bill Obama passes’

On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart discussed the recent spate of GOP advertisements that involve doing literal violence to legislation they oppose. He began by discussing the most innocuous of these ads, by candidate Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who used a high-powered rifle to “murder the cap…

CBS announces that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman when the host of the Late Show retires next year, CBS announced on Thursday. According to the official statement, “Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Colbert Report, will succeed David Letterman as the host of…

Testing reveals no evidence that ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ is a modern forgery

A papyrus fragment of “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” that was dismissed by the Vatican as a “clumsy forgery” has been dated as having originated in Egypt around 700 C.E. In an article published Tuesday in Harvard Theological Review, Karen King provides evidence that “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” (GJW)…

Three arrested after video of them whipping child with belt goes viral on Facebook

Three Michigan residents were arrested on charges of child abuse after they posted a video of a child being beaten on Facebook. According to police, the mother of the child, Demitria Powell, as well as Stefon Felton and Uteas Taylor were arrested and charged with third degree child abuse, conspiracy…

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