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Poop-based parasite sickens over 100 in three states

A parasite that comes from fecal matter has been spotted in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas since the beginning of July, authorities warned this week. The cyclospora parasite comes from fecal matter and is typically contracted by humans who eat produce tainted by said fecal matter. Over 100 people came down…

Jimmy Carter compares Trayvon Martin protests to ‘race riots’

Former President Jimmy Carter compared the demonstrations calling for justice on behalf of the family of slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to violent outbursts in the country’s past in an interview with WXIA-TV on Tuesday. “I’ve seen outbreaks of this before, in California, when the black man was being beat up…

Colbert: Where are my race riots? This is some ‘weak-ass sh*t’

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dedicated a “Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger” segment to America’s non-rioting African-Americans and to the Fox News Channel. By now, Colbert said, most people know that George Zimmerman was acquitted. Cable pundits like himself knew that “if…

John Oliver on Kate Middleton’s pregnancy: ‘Where’s my f*cking baby?’

The news that Kate Middleton’s expected due date on her pregnancy passed without a delivery didn’t sit well with Daily Show interim host John Oliver on Tuesday night. “No no no no no, sorry, I refuse to wait any longer.” Oliver demanded before kicking off the show’s coverage. “I guess…

Maher tells David Letterman: Being a minority baseball owner ‘better than being a minority in Florida’

Real Time host Bill Maher admitted to being a minority owner of the New York Mets in an interview Tuesday with David Letterman, which brought along some perks. “Still and all, you get free tickets, right?” Letterman asked. “Better than being a minority in Florida,” Maher responded, a reference to…

Sex, lies and WikiLeaks: ‘The Fifth Estate’ trailer released online

The first trailer for the hotly anticipated WikiLeaks thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, and Daniel Bruhl as his former compadre Daniel Domscheit-Berg It has been condemned by Julian Assange himself as a “massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff”, yet the first trailer for…

Tavis Smiley: I’m waiting to hear the NRA say if Trayvon Martin had a gun, he might still be alive

Radio host Tavis Smiley on Tuesday night warned there was an empathy gap between African Americans and white people in the United States. “I say what’s missing in this conversation is the reality… that most whites are killed by other whites, most blacks are killed by other blacks,” he said…

MIT professor: ABC’s The View legitimatizing dangerous unscientific autism claims

The decision to add former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy to ABC’s The View was unfortunate and potentially dangerous, according to a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “That message she’s giving out has been roundly, roundly disproved time and time again,” MIT professor Seth Mnookin told CNN. “I think…

Rand Paul: Filibuster prevents ‘extremist’ Maddow from being Supreme Court justice

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday defended Republicans use of the filibuster, saying the tactic was necessary to prevent the nomination of extremists like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Republicans have filibustered dozens of President Barack Obama’s executive nominations, delaying the confirmation of heads of multiple government agencies. Paul said he…

Sen. Carl Levin: Only way to hold James Clapper accountable is to ‘fire him’

The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday the only way to hold the top U.S. intelligence official accountable for lying to Congress was to fire him. Speaking at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast meeting, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) stopped short of himself calling on President Barack Obama…

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