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Colbert reminds Virginia grads: Jefferson became known for ‘embracing diversity’

Speaking to graduates at the University of Virginia on Saturday, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert quipped that the university’s founder and signatory to the U.S. Constitution Thomas Jefferson was known for “embracing diversity,” joking that historians “did the DNA tests” to ensure he’s right. “You know what?” he rhetorically asked.…

Two Las Vegas men accused of killing teen over iPad

Police in Las Vegas, Nevada announced the arrest on Sunday of two men accused of killing a 15-year-old boy while stealing his iPad. KLAS-TV reported that 18-year-old Jacob Dismont and 21-year-old Michael Solid face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery in connection with the May 16 death…

Woodward disappoints Republicans: Benghazi ‘is not Watergate’

Appearing Sunday’s on “Meet the Press,” Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward disappointed Republicans who very much want the attack on U.S. personnel in Libya to bring down President Barack Obama much like the Watergate scandal brought down President Richard Nixon, telling host David Gregory that what happened in Benghazi “is…

Watch: Dozens of massive tornadoes rip through midwestern states

In a devastating weekend, mother nature pounded the American midwest with dozens of tornadoes across four states on Saturday and Sunday, keeping storm chasers in their cars and sending local residents fleeing terrified for shelter. Oklahoma in particular faced numerous tornadoes on Sunday afternoon into the evening, while people as…

18-year-old’s breakthrough invention can recharge phones in seconds

An 18-year-old science student has made an astonishing breakthrough that will enable mobile phones and other batteries to be charged within seconds rather than the hours it takes today’s devices to power back up. Saratoga, Calif. resident Eesha Khare made the breakthrough by creating a small supercapacitor that can fit…

Virginia Republican: ‘Black civil rights leaders’ responsible for ‘genocide’

A Virginia Republican who on Saturday secured the nomination to run for Lt. Governor said in an online video published last year that he believes “black civil rights leaders” are responsible for a “genocide” of African-American children by supporting Democrats and reproductive choice. E.W. Jackson, a pastor and Harvard graduate…

Vanden Heuvel: Republicans using ‘weapons of mass distraction’ against Obama

The Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel on Sunday said that Republicans were succeeding at using “weapons of mass distraction” to obstruct President Barack Obama’s second term agenda. During an ABC News panel discussion about the a number of scandals that Republicans are using to attack the Obama administration, Washington Post…

Jennifer Rubin demands CNN ‘mute’ David Shuster for ‘Media Matters talking points’

Neoconservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin on Sunday demanded that CNN “mute” Take Action News host David Shuster for using what she insisted were “Media Matters talking points” to slam ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl for inaccurately reporting details about the way the Obama administration handled the response…

High school students arrested for throwing water balloons at school

Seven teenage students in North Carolina were arrested on Thursday and charged with a misdemeanor for throwing water balloons during a school prank. A parent was also arrested during the incident. The seven boys, all between the ages of 16 and 17, threw balloons filled with tap water as an…

Rove says his super PAC is same as NAACP because it’s for ‘social welfare’

Republican strategist Karl Rove says that Crossroads GPS, which is a part the American Crossroads super PAC that he founded, is a legitimate tax-exempt organization because it promotes “social welfare” like the NAACP. During a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday about the IRS scrutinizing tea party groups, host Chris…

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