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Australian lawmaker knocked for remark on party mate’s ‘sex appeal’

Australia’s opposition leader, accused last year of misogyny in a blistering speech by then-prime minister Julia Gillard, was under fire Tuesday after touting the “sex appeal” of an election candidate. Tony Abbott, currently the frontrunner to become next prime minister in September 7 polls, made the remark while campaigning with…

John Oliver: You do not pair a penis with red wine

Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver proved that Australia’s presidential elections were just as much of a gaffe-filled fun-fest as America’s presidential elections. Why venture into Australian politics? Oliver hoped the demonstration would make Americans cut down the current election season from four years to one month.…

Watch: Pathogens in the clouds and other disease facts with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Disease expert Laurie Garrett recently sat down with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice to answer some questions about pathogens. The deadliest plague in recorded human history, vaccinations and pathogens spread via clouds were among the topics covered in the “lightening round” on Star Talk Radio. Watch video,…

Black teen allegedly denied heart transplant due to low grades

A black teen in Atlanta who needs a life-saving transplant is being denied due to his low grades, according to the 15-year-old boy’s family and friends. Doctors say Anthony Stokes only has 6 months to live because of an enlarged heart. But Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he is receiving…

Limbaugh: Christians ‘cannot believe in manmade global warming’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh advised his religious listeners on Monday that “intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming” and also believe in God. At an event on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry had said that climate change was “a challenge to our responsibilities as the guardians–safe guarders…

Disabled Army veteran harassed by police because of service dog

An Army veteran of nineteen years whose vehicle was twice blown up by IEDS in Afghanistan claims that a police officer harassed and kicked him off the North Wildwood, New Jersey boardwalk because of his service dog. Jared Goering, a Tampa resident on vacation for the first time in years,…

Georgia deputies suspended over violence while serving a $1,000 civil warrant

Three sheriff’s deputies in DeKalb County, Georgia have been suspended and a sergeant in the department could be demoted after video surfaced of their conduct while serving a civil warrant on a home in July 2013, WSB-TV reported on Monday. The video shows a group of eight deputies entering Nantania…

Iowa State Fair ‘Butter Cow’ vandalized with fake blood

Fairgoers in Iowa are once again able to enjoy the iconic “Butter Cow” after animal rights activists vandalized it with fake blood over the weekend. According to a press release obtained by KCRG, Iowans for Animal Liberation said that the red paint they used to deface the statue “represents the…

Rick Santorum: ‘There’s no class in America’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attempted to shame Democrats for using socio-economic barometers like the term “middle class” during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. “When Republicans get up and talk about ‘the middle class,’ we’re buying into their rhetoric of dividing America,” Santorum insisted to…

Republican rep. responds to birther: ‘Probably’ enough votes to impeach Obama

In response to a so-called birther constituent who believed that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) said at a town hall event over the weekend that Republicans “probably” had enough votes to impeach the president. According to BuzzFeed, Farenthold was taking questions at…

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