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Obama announces new task force to fight campus sexual assaults

President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he has assembled a new task force dedicated to reducing the number of sexual assaults in the country. According to MSNBC, the action came as a response to a recent report by the White House Council on Women and Girls that said that…

Ted Nugent: ‘Subhuman mongrel’ Obama should get ‘just due punishment’ for treason

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent said recently that he wouldn’t rest until President Barack Obama — who he called a “subhuman mongrel” — and of the all “liberal Democrats” had gotten the “just due punishment” that they deserved for treason. In an interview with Guns.com last week, Nugent said that him…

Russian cops, Olympic officials tackle teen for unfurling LGBT pride flag at torch relay

A teenage boy named Pavel Lebedev is being hailed as an international hero by LGBT rights activists after video showing him flying a rainbow flag at an Olympic torch relay went viral on Tuesday. The Winter Olympics torch relay was making its way through Lebedev’s home town of Voronezh on…

Ten-year-old wows MLK event with ‘Jesus Wept’ speech: I’m ‘scared to wear my hoodie!’

A 10-year-old in North Carolina has been praised for embodying the spirit of Dr. Luther King in a speech on Monday. Donovan Summers, who attends Rand Road Elementary School in Garner, told the Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast that he had based his speech on the shortest verse in the Bible,…

How a 3D printer gave a teenage bomb victim a new arm – and a reason to live

When Mick Ebeling read about a boy in South Sudan who had lost his arms, he set off with a 3D printer to make him a prosthetic limb. Now the project is bringing hope to the country’s other 50,000-plus amputees In warring South Sudan, you must trade your limbs for…

15 arrested protesting acquittal of police officers who beat homeless man to death

Police arrested at least 15 people Saturday at a rally for justice for Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man who died in 2011 after being Tasered and beaten by officers in Fullerton, Ca. Protesters issued a dispersal order Saturday evening to the 150 protesters, the Los Angeles Times reported. Protesters…

W. Virginia water polluter Freedom Industries files bankruptcy in legal shell game

Freedom Industries fouled a sixth of West Virginia’s water supply last week with toxic chemicals. Friday it filed for bankruptcy, which will at least temporarily shield the firm from lawsuits. And in a brazen legal gambit, the owner of Freedom Industries has also created a shell company to provide financing…

Rand Paul announces anti-NSA spying lawsuit

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has launched a wide-ranging class action lawsuit against the Obama administration over its omnibus collection of phone data. Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Friday, Paul said that, theoretically, every American with a cell phone is a potential litigant. The question, he said, is whether…

Assange likens surveillance to reformation-era Catholic Church on BBC ‘religion’ show

BBC Radio 4′s Today program has WikiLeaks founder in religious slot, as chosen by guest editor – musician PJ Harvey WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has used the unlikely platform of the religious slot on the BBC’s Today program to condemn attempts by US and UK governments to acquire a “god-like”…

Jobs, tax revenue and tourism: America’s first marijuana stores open in Colorado

America’s first retail stores selling marijuana open for business in Colorado on Wednesday, putting the western state in the vanguard of the country’s evolving attitudes on legalizing the drug. Officials in the state famous for its ski resorts and breathtaking mountain vistas have issued 348 retail marijuana licenses — including…

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