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Youth advocate: Student arrested over science project highlights school to prison pipeline

On MSNBC Wednesday night, a youth advocate explained how the recent arrest of a 16-year-old girl over a science experiment highlighted the so-called school to prison pipeline. Kharry Lazarre-White of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol said the line between a disciplinary infraction and a crime had become blurred in many U.S. schools.…

Tennessee county official not sorry for image promoting violence against Muslims

A county commissioner has refused to apologize for posting an image on his Facebook page that declared Muslims were best greeted from behind a shotgun barrel. The image showed a man in a cowboy hat pointing a double-barreled shotgun at the viewer with the caption, “how to wink at a…

Larry Flynt promises to ‘stand erect’ in support of ‘sex pioneer’ Mark Sanford

Republican congressional candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who abandoned his post in 2009 to visit Argentina with his mistress, received an unexpected endorsement from porn publisher Larry Flynt on Tuesday. That might be good grist for his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, but it’s also good for…

Man angry over Boston bombings breaks jaw of ‘f*cking Muslim’ Iraq war veteran

A 39-year-old Muslim cab driver who served in the Iraq war says that an executive from an aviation company accused him of being a jihadist and broke his jaw in what activists are calling a hate crime. Mohamed A. Salim told The Washington Post that Emerald Aviation President Ed Dahlberg…

T-Mobile accused of forcing pregnant woman to clock out to use bathroom

A Tennessee woman who was working at T-Mobile’s Nashville’s call center while pregnant says that she was forced her to clock out to use the bathroom and was eventually fired. Kristi Rifkin, 40, told ABC News that she had been working at the call center for over four years when…

Rep. Lucas suspects Obama gun control ‘conspiracy’ to buy all the ammunition

Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas (R) recently told a conservative radio show that President Barack Obama’s administration may be engaged in a “conspiracy” to purchase all available ammunition as a form of gun control. Last week, Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s National Security Subcommittee caved to conspiracies…

CNBC’s Santelli melts down during tantrum over Obama’s ‘socialistic policies’

Tea party supporter and CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli on Wednesday threw another one of his signature tantrums because President Barack Obama’s administration was pursuing “socialism” instead of what he said were “pro-growth policies” like tax cuts and austerity. Santelli argued that payroll processor ADP showed that job growth was…

Chinese animators rip NYPD with video of cop crawling up a black man’s rear

If the racial disparities of New York City’s arrest statistics don’t shock you, maybe this will: Chinese animators known for creating bizarre parodies of U.S. news have released a new video ripping the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policy that shows a cop literally crawling up a black man’s rear end.…

Colbert: ‘Let’s end poverty by flying the poor to sub-Saharan Africa’

Hearing about the practice of “medical repatriation” — hospitals shipping undocumented patients back to their countries of origin, often while unconscious — didn’t bother Stephen Colbert. Since, unbeknownst to him, immigrants get sick “just like normal people” (and it’s hard to buy lottery tickets while dealing with a catheter) this…

Miami Herald reporter: Guantanamo prisoners would rather starve than live in legal limbo

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg to the program. Rosenberg has covered the offshore U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba since it was opened in 2002. The reporter detailed the recent hunger strike and the breakdown in relations between inmates and…

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