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Arkansas school district buying guns for 20 teachers and staff

A school district in Arkansas is responding to last year’s tragic school shooting in Connecticut by arming more than 20 teachers and other employees. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Clarksville School District was providing each participant with $1,100 to purchase a firearm and holster. In addition, the district…

Colbert mocks tea partiers’ ‘Vietnam War’-style Obamacare protests

Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out to Tea Party group FreedomWorks on Monday for stepping up its’ efforts against the Affordable Care Act, which organizers have compared to protests against the Vietnam War. “Yeah, people forget that about the Vietnam War,” Colbert explained to his viewers. “Those hippies were just fiscal…

John Oliver lampoons Anthony Weiner’s ‘everlasting gobstopper of embarrassing revelations’

In his ongoing coverage of Anthony Weiner’s bulging junk, The Daily Show host John Oliver on Monday gleefully reported that the New York mayoral candidate was slipping in the polls. Oliver noted that Weiner’s campaign manager had resigned, probably due to the fact he got tired of “sucking on the…

Explosions rock propane plant in central Florida

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Dozens of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in central Florida, northwest of Orlando, late on Monday, injuring seven workers, at least three critically, and prompting the evacuation of nearby homes, authorities said. No one outside the plant was hurt by the…

Rand Paul fires back at New Jersey governor: Chris Christie ‘not very smart’

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) ripped into Christ Christie on Monday night, saying the Republican governor of New Jersey was begging D.C. for money in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Last week Christie criticized libertarians within the Republican Party, claiming they had dangerous ideals that put United States national security at…

Activist bravely details sexual assault that occurred at skeptics conference

Atheist activist Ashley Paramore published a video on Monday that described how she was sexually assaulted at a skeptics conference. Paramore told Raw Story via email that the response to the video had been “mostly overwhelmingly positive.” “I was really worried about what the response would be beforehand,” she said.…

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how to defeat Superman with a flashlight

Paging Lex Luthor: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson knows how to defeat your archenemy Superman. According to Superman lore, the wavelengths emitted by red stars cause Kryptonians and Daxamites to lose their powers. The wavelengths emitted by yellow stars, on the other hand, are what give Superman his powers. But all…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Reproductive rights isn’t just a women’s issue

Republican’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is part of their assault on reproductive rights, according to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Speaking at Planned Parenthood’s Organizing and Policy Summit this month, Warren said access to health care and family planning services was not just a women’s issue. “Certainly it…

Delta offers to put down cardboard while forcing disabled man to crawl on tarmac

A disabled Hawaii man is suing Delta Airlines after he says that the company forced him to crawl across the airport tarmac three times and only offered him cardboard so he would not get his suit dirty. A lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Hawaii claims that…

Soldier searching for dog given away by friend during his deployment

A U.S. Army member has gone public with his search for his dog, which was apparently given away by a friend he trusted with watching during his nine-month deployment, CNN reported on Saturday. First Lt. Brandon Harker told CNN he was not aware of what the unidentified friend had done…

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