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Woman arrested for trespassing at hospital dies in jail

A woman who was suspect of abusing drugs and arrested for refusing to leave a hospital died of a blood clot shortly after being put in jail, according to St. Louis Today. Anna Brown, a 29-year-old homeless African American woman, had gone to St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights,…

Civil rights leader: Anti-gay group viewed black people as pawns

Professor Julian Bond, a former leader of the NAACP, on Thursday described the racially divisive tactics of the National Organization for Marriage as “scary.” “It’s one of the most cynical things I have ever seen spelled out in this way,” he said on CNN. “The idea that these people are…

Sen. Leahy: Supreme Court thinks corporations can be president

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said Thursday that corporations could be elected president according to the rationale of the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. “I remain troubled today that the Supreme Court extended to corporations the same First Amendment rights in the political process that…

Drunken man sings entire ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in police cruiser

Dashcam video posted on YouTube Wednesday captured a drunken man singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the back of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) cruiser. The man begins by insisting that he had “done nothing wrong” and urging the officer to consider the “brotherhood of man of man on the…

‘Occupy’ prank gives New Yorkers free subway rides

Activists thought to be affiliated with Occupy Wall Street on Wednesday chained open as many as 25 subway stations in New York City, inviting commuters to ride without paying fares. Signs with official Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) logos were places around stations, reading, “Free Entry, No Fare. Please Enter Through…

Zimmerman’s father says ‘so much hate’ coming from Obama

The father of a neighborhood watch enthusiast who gunned down an African-American teen in Florida last month is calling on President Barack Obama and other black leaders to “go beyond the hate that they have.” In an interview with WOFL on Wednesday, George Zimmerman’s father, who did not wish to…

Former child janitor to Gingrich: Your jobs plan ‘offended’ me

A man who spent part of his childhood working as a janitor told Newt Gingrich on Wednesday that he was offended by the Republican presidential candidate’s plan to put kids to work. During an event at Georgetown University, Hector Cendejas called out the former House Speaker for his initiative to…

Elephant goes to shopping mall after escaping from circus

A 5,500 pound elephant, named Baby, escaped from his circus handlers and wandered around a parking lot in Ireland on Tuesday. Two circus employees tried to get the animal under control, but the 40-year-old pachyderm refused to cooperate, according to the Irish Times. After making his way through the parking…

Stephen Colbert won’t obey the health care edicts of Pres. ‘Baroccoli Obama’

If there are two things Stephen Colbert has learned from television news over the last couple of days, it’s that the individual mandate is dead and that the health care debate is ultimately all about broccoli. The fact that neither of these things is true matters not a whit, apparently,…

Romney says story about Michigan layoffs is ‘humorous’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday told a story about his father closing a factory in Michigan that he said tickled his funny bone. Speaking to thousands of Wisconsin voters during a tele-town hall, the former Massachusetts governor recalled what he described as a “humorous” anecdote that left some…

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