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Man’s scrotum swelled to 132 pounds due to lack of health insurance

A 49-year-old Las Vegas man spent more than four years with a massively enlarged scrotum. According to CNN, the mass between Wesley Warren’s legs weighed 132 pounds when doctors removed it, not counting fluid they drained from the area and smaller bits of tissue that were removed during the operation.…

Legendary comedian Dick Van Dyke rescued from burning vehicle

A good samaritan’s rescue turned into a brush with celebrity after the person he helped out of a burning car on Monday turned out to be comedy legend Dick Van Dyke. USA Today reported on Tuesday that motorist Jason Pennington pulled over after spotting a Jaguar ablaze along the 101…

British government claims Greenwald’s partner David Miranda had ‘highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism’

Home Office claims nine-hour detention of Guardian journalist’s partner was justified to protect public from threat of terrorism The government has embarked on an aggressive offensive to justify the detention of David Miranda by suggesting that the partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald possessed “highly sensitive stolen information that…

Copenhagen to launch new high-tech bike-sharing program to fight increased traffic and pollution

For the next generation of bike-sharing innovations, take a look at Copenhagen and smile. Trains and a bike-sharing program working as one travel option now offer a GPS built into the bike. Not only do you know where…  …

Former NC lawmaker and Maddow discuss Republican ‘warp speed’ assault on voting rights

A former North Carolina state lawmaker defended her decision to resign her position in order to fight the state’s new voter suppression measures in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow Monday night, calling it the best avenue. “I can’t accomplish anything in this next session,” former state Sen. Ellie…

A curious inspiration for the first stethoscope

A Curious Inspiration for the First Stethoscope (via PBS News Hour) By: Howard Markel In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine, like the invention of the stethoscope. Photo By BSIP/UIG via Getty Images. Long before Hippocrates (ca. 460-380…

Arizona Minuteman arrested for pointing AR-15 rifle at sheriff’s deputy

A member of a Minutemen militia was arrested Saturday night for allegedly pointing his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at a Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy. Richard Malley, 49, and two other group members were patrolling the area along Interstate 8 in search of illegal activity when two deputies approached, according to court…

Cenk Uygur calls out TIME magazine reporter for supporting drone strike on Julian Assange

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Monday blasted a TIME magazine reporter who said he couldn’t “wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Michael Grunwald made the comment Saturday on Twitter, sparking a huge backlash. Grunwald later deleted the message…

California vice mayor: You can’t take God out of education

State lawmakers, city officials, parents and pastors gathered in Bakersfield, California on Sunday to participate in a “School Prayer Day” event. About one hundred people took park in the event at the Bakersfield Liberty Bell, according to 23ABC News. Bakersfield vice mayor Ken Weir also attended the event. “A lot…

Christian radio hosts: Gay Boy Scouts will get merit badges for sodomy, incest and cannibalism

Christian radio broadcasters Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner told their listeners that Boy Scouts were trying to “find the thing that God really, really, really hates the most” by allowing gay members, and soon the organization would be handing out merit badges for sodomy, incest and cannibalism. “Manhood is a…

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