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Oprah backs gun safety and immigration reform in Harvard commencement speech

Television mogul Oprah Winfrey devoted part of her speech to the graduating class at Harvard University on Thursday to advocating expanded background checks for firearm owners and immigration reform. “We understand that the vast majority of people in this country believe in stronger background checks because they realize that we…

Megyn Kelly slams Erickson: ‘Just because people agree with you doesn’t mean it’s not offensive’

Fox News host Megyn Kelly challenged Red State blogger Erick Erickson on Friday over his recent remarks asserting that women needed to be subservient to men, saying she was “no liberal” and she found his remarks offensive. “I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science,” Erickson said in…

Invasive starfish species threatens Philippines coral reef considered center of biodiversity

A coral-killing starfish has begun infesting a channel of water in the Philippines famed for having some of the most diverse marine life in the world, the government said Friday. The appearance of the crown-of-thorns starfish in the Verde Island Passage could cause great damage to the area’s biodiversity, Jacob…

Florida man acquitted via ‘Stand Your Ground’ after shooting wife’s lover

On Thursday, a jury in Tampa, Florida acquitted 70-year-old retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Wald in the shooting death of his wife’s lover. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Wald’s attorney, Joe Episcopo, invoked Flordia’s “Stand Your Ground” law in defense of his client, arguing that when Wald shot…

Virginia school board votes to boot member who sent racist Michelle Obama emails

Members of a Virginia school board voted 4-1 on Thursday to demand the resignation of a fellow member who forwarded inappropriate and racist messages that compared First Lady Michelle Obama to members of an African tribe. WWBT reported that Isle of Wight school board member Herb DeGroft sent the following…

Tea party speaker presents proof Grover Norquist is a secret Muslim: ‘He has a beard’

A speaker at a tea party event in Texas recently suggested that that anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist was a secret Muslim because “he has a beard.” In a video posted by the Far North Dallas Tea Party on Thursday, Texas Eagle Forum President and former Chairman of the Texas Republican…

Christian radio host: Marriage equality means ‘bull-rushing Gomorrah at warp speed’

Christian radio host and Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association Bryan Fischer worn on his program on Thursday that the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling that may overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means that “we will not be slouching toward Gomorrah, we will be bull-rushing…

Florida man admits dismembering 70-year-old mom over her medical problems

Investigators in Brevard County said that a Florida man admitted to beating and dismembering the body of his 70-year-old mother after he became frustrated about her failing health. According to WFTV, Francis Riccio was being extradited from New York to central Florida on Friday on charges of first-degree murder. Brevard…

Scientist says fatal beaver attack in Belarus was anomaly

In April, a 60-year-old fisherman at Lake Shestakov in the country of Belarus was trying to catch a beaver for a photo when it attacked him, biting through his femoral artery and causing him to bleed to death. According to New Scientist, such attacks are rare to the point of…

Three Naval Academy football players accused of sexual assault

Three Naval Academy football players are under investigation for sexually assaulting a female Navy midshipman, officials confirmed on Thursday to Military.com. NBC News confirmed that the assault was alleged to take place in the back of a car, when the four had been drinking. One alleged assailant was reportedly her…

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