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Fake 911 caller after taking three-month jail deal: ‘I don’t feel guilty about anything’

A California man will spend three months in jail and could be deported after pleading guilty to lying to a 911 dispatcher, leading police into a fatal encounter with a 19-year-old man. The Pasadena Sun reported on Monday that Oscar Carrillo, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, took a plea agreement…

Police: Infant died after mother invited pedophile boyfriend to rape child

A Missouri mother has been charged with child abuse and murder after police said she let her boyfriend rape her 4-month-old infant, resulting in the child’s death. Prosecutors in St. Charles County on Monday released details about how 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell sent text messages to her boyfriend, Jordan Lafayette…

Video shows failure of Senate to protect military sex assault victims

The Agenda Project Action Fund has released a new video featuring testimony by men and women who were sexually assaulted while wearing the uniform of the U.S. military. The short clip also lists the names of the 17 U.S. Senators who voted down Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)’s proposal to take…

Wheelchair-bound amputee attacked pre-schoolers with hammer at grocery store

A wheelchair-bound amputee attacked a 3-year-old boy in an Albuquerque grocery store on Monday night, fracturing the child’s skull. Police told ABC News affiliate KOAT-TV that Clayton Senn was seen swinging a hammer at other children in the store as well before finally coming upon his young victim. The boy’s…

Idaho Republicans: Void anti-discrimination laws in case ‘gay guy’ works ‘in a tutu’

Cornel Rasor, who chairs the Idaho Republican Party’s resolutions committee, says that he pushed for a resolution to void all local ordinances banning discrimination against LGBT people because he wants to be able to fire any gay man who “comes into work in a tutu.” The Associated Press reported that…

Maddow: Congress hopes Guantanamo inmates will ‘die of their own accord’

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow tore into Congressional inaction on the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accusing them of hoping that the prisoners there will all die before elected officials have to take any action on their behalf. Maddow began by discussing some…

Obama cites ‘checks and balances’ in defense of ‘transparent’ spy programs

Appearing on PBS with host Charlie Rose in a 45-minute interview aired Monday night, President Barack Obama gave his most detailed defense yet of the recently-revealed NSA spying programs, saying they are “transparent” because of the “checks and balances” built into them. “If you are a U.S. person, then NSA…

Catholic school teacher offered new job after being fired because of abusive husband

A California Catholic school teacher fired for allegedly posing a safety risk because she was a victim of domestic violence has received a new job offer in a different city, KNSD-TV reported on Monday. Carie Charlesworth told the station that an anonymous school official at a private institution in the…

Turks invent new form of ‘standing’ protest to get around ban on gatherings

A man stood still in Istanbul’s Taksim Square: silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours. His peaceful action, on the square that police cleared of protesters on Saturday and where the Turkish authorities have banned gatherings, was a new form of protest. He arrived Monday evening as…

John Oliver: Just f*cking ignore Sarah Palin’s turd supermarket of self-contradictory nonsense

Monday night on The Daily Show, John Oliver ruthlessly mocked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s return to Fox News. Palin returned to Fox News on Monday to inform the world she was authoring a book about the war on Christmas and spouted off a number of hokey phrases in the…

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