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Anti-Muslim violence rises in England after soldier’s death

By Daniel Boffey, The Guardian YouGove poll shows rise in proportion of people who believe British Muslims pose a threat to democracy Nearly two-thirds of people believe there will be a ‘clash of civilisations’ between British Muslims and white Britons in the wake of the murder of a British soldier…

‘Arrested Development’ online skit gets musical spoof

Take heart, Arrested Development fans: Now you can insert Tobias Funke anywhere, in song. Building on an online skit released by the makers of the Fox cult comedy, Antonius and Vijay Nazareth added their own showtune-like take on the good Dr. Funke’s bid for Hollywood stardom with “Insert Me Anywhere…

More than 200 evacuated, one dead as record flooding lashes San Antonio

A 29-year-old woman is dead and more than 200 people had to be rescued as record-setting flooding hit San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday. The Associated Press reported that the San Antonio Fire Department conducted 235 rescues during the day, pulling residents to safety from their homes and cars after the…

‘March Against Monsanto’ protests attract millions worldwide

Protesters in more than 50 countries mobilized on Saturday for a series of demonstrations against agricultural business titan Monsanto, far surpassing the organizer’s expectations, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “If I had gotten 3,000 people to join me, I would have considered that a success,” activist Tami Canal told the newspaper.…

Florida squatter found with more than a dozen dead cats in freezer

A foreclosure eviction in Tampa, Florida yielded a grisly find for authorities on Thursday, as they found not only a squatter on the property, but dozens of dead and diseased cats. WPEC-TV reported on Saturday that 66-year-old James Hopkins was discovered on the premises, which belonged to another person. Besides…

Neil deGrasse Tyson on whether to be amazed or terrified by the universe

Those frightened and distressed about the massive scale of the universe need to rethink the size of their egos, according to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. “There is something about the cosmic perspective which for some people is enlightening and for other people terrifying,” he explained in a video published by…

Parents of Kaitlyn Hunt’s alleged victim: We had no choice but to report lesbian relationship

The parents of a Florida teen told CNN on Friday they had no choice but to contact police about their daughter’s lesbian relationship with an older girl. Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, was arrested in February on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery on child — a statutory rape charge —…

Colin Powell: Soldiers convicted of rape shouldn’t be ‘categorically’ discharged

Former Defense Secretary Colin Powell said Saturday that U.S. troops convicted of sexual assault should not be automatically dishonorably discharged from the military. “You can’t make a categorical statement like that,” he told Bloomberg TV. “We have a military justice system that is driven by our law, and it is…

Maddow chides Virginia GOP’s hand-picked ‘slow-motion disaster’

Rachel Maddow examined what she described as a spectacle on Friday behind the three candidates picked by Virginia Republicans through an unusual set of circumstances. “Heading into the November election, Virginia Republicans may look like a slow-motion disaster,” Maddow said. “But Virginia Republicans hand-picked all these guys. Maybe they don’t…

Obama tells Navy grads: Sexual assault has ‘no place’ in U.S. military

President Barack Obama addressed the rash of sexual assault criminal cases against U.S. military servicemembers on Friday, exhorting the graduating class at the Naval Academy to do better. “Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong,”…

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