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Republican rep. falsely claims ‘no one is calling for military action in Syria’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Sunday insisted that “no one is calling for military action in Syria” even though several lawmakers have called for a strike on the country’s air defenses to create a no-fly zone. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked…

8-year-old boy shoots 5-year-old friend with found rifle

A 5-year-old boy in Denton, Texas was reportedly in critical condition on Saturday after an accidental shooting involving an 8-year-old friend. KXAS-TV reported that the two boys were alone in a bedroom when the 8-year-old found a .22-caliber rifle and pointed it at the younger boy. Police said the older…

Restaurant pulls ‘Lion Tacos’ following customer threats

A Florida restaurant turned tail in the face of complaints and threats from customers and stopped the sale of tacos made with lion meat, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Friday. “Some of you were supportive, some of you were angry. We listened to everyone and decided to no longer carry…

U.S. releases video in Border Patrol strangling case

Government officials released footage used in the case against a U.S. Border Patrol agent acquitted of charges of excessive force against an undocumented immigrant. Fronteras Desk reported on Friday that the video, released on Thursday following a request by several media outlets, showed the July 2011 encounter between Agent Luis…

‘Baltimore Spectator’ speaks out after release on weapons charge

James MacArthur, the Baltimore blogger who broadcast his standoff with police live from his home in December 2012, told WBFF-TV he is still wary of his city’s police department following his release after a five-month jail stint. “We just need to call Baltimore a Constitution-free zone,” said MacArthur, who was…

Oakland hires third police chief in three days

The Oakland Police Department installed its third chief in three days on Friday, as members of the City Council complained they were being kept out of the loop on the tumult in the department. KNTV-TV reported that Deputy Chief Sean Whent, head of the department’s Risk Management bureau, was sworn…

Maher: Class inequality may have helped Cleveland kidnapper hide victims

On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher and a panel made up of writer Glenn Greenwald, commentator Joy Reid and National Review writer Charles Cooke discussed whether class issues played a role in the case of the three women who were held prisoner in the…

Maddow: For GOP, ‘Impeach Obama’ urge is a form of incontinence

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow chided Republicans for their constant calls to impeach President Barack Obama. She likened the right’s continuous cries for impeachment to an involuntary tic, an accidental soiling of oneself, like a person who poops or pees themselves a little when they…

MIT-trained engineers building flying hybrid car TF-X

Introducing TF-X: Terrafugia’s Vision for the Future of Personal Transportation Let’s say that you’re traveling on the freeway to a business meeting and your GPS tells you that the road in front of you has just become impassable. There is an alternate route available; however, it adds an hour…  …

Maher slams Fox News’ Benghazi coverage: ‘I still don’t know what the scandal is’

Bill Maher accused Fox News of playing up the September 2012 attack on an American consulate building in Libya during the panel discussion on Real Time on Friday. “If you watch Fox News, this story was like, ‘They saved Hitler’s brain’ times ‘Men walk on the moon’ — it was…

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