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Pakistani Taliban takes credit for bombing in Faisalabad that killed at least 20

The Pakistani Taliban took credit for a bombing at a gas station in Faisalabad Tuesday that killed at least 20 people, injured more than 100 others and turned cars and buildings into rubble. They said they had been targeting the local office of Pakistan’s spy agency; the bomb did cause…

Blagojevich on absent Wisconsin Democrats: ‘That is f*cking golden’

John Oliver of The Daily Show journeyed to northern Illinois to track down the most elusive of prey: the 14 Wisconsin Democratic senators who fled the state to deny Gov. Scott Walker (R) a vote on his legislation to curtail collective bargaining. And who was there to help? Disgraced former…

Southern Poverty Law Center on Muslim hearings: ‘King does not come to this with clean hands’

Appearing on MSNBC with Cenk Uygur, Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center explained why he believes Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) upcoming hearing on Muslim radicalization in America are more than a little misquided. “He is a fellow who has described 85-90 percent of the Muslims in America, or…

Maddow: ‘Every time you turn over a political rock’ the Koch brothers are there

Last night on her eponymous show, Rachel Maddow explored the Koch brothers donations to Republican candidates like Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Americans for Prosperity and a variety of other causes that benefit their business. She noted that one of the recipients of their donations, Rep.…

Australians demonstrate the fine art of skiing on watermelons

One wouldn’t think that watermelons and skiing would be two things that go well together, but some people in Queensland, Australia thought differently. They strapped watermelons on their feet, grabbed a rope and tried their luck. Watch the video below, uploaded to YouTube on March 7, 2011: [Image via Sophie…

House Budget Chair Paul Ryan pushing entitlement cuts in member meetings

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the chair of the House Budget Committee, isn’t just trying to win support for a year’s worth of discretionary spending cuts. According to Mike Allen of Politico, Ryan is meeting with Republican members of Congress in House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in groups of 10-15…

Cyndi Lauper serenades Argentinian airport with ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’

Pop star Cyndi Lauper still just wants to have fun — and so, apparently, do her many fans. Delayed at a the Buenos Aires airport, Lauper allowed staff to cajole her to the P.A. system microphone to lead her fans in an impromptu sing-a-long of her hit song “Girls Just…

Hawai’i's Kilauea Volcano spews lava up to 80 feet high

A new vent of the Kilauea Volcano opened up this weekend, shooting lava high into the air. Watch video of the volcano, which first aired on The Early Show on CBS on March 7, 2011, below:…

Californians fight for the right to own ferrets

The state of California considered ferrets a danger to indigenous wildlife — even domesticated ones — and so owning pet ferrets in the state is illegal. But some California ferret lovers are taking their fight to the statehouse, demanding the right to keep their pets without fear of prosecution or…

Priests accused of molestation often unmonitored after charges dropped

Although they aren’t priests anymore, an Associated Press investigation found that many men charged with child molestation and drummed out of the Church often don’t have to register as sex offenders. Because many of them were charged after the statute of limitation expired in their cases, they don’t have to…

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