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Colbert: Summer blockbuster movies are ‘destroying America’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert warned that certain summer blockbuster movies could be harboring secret anti-American themes. The new “Superman” film stars an Englishman and parts of “Iron Man 3″ were edited for a special Chinese-only edition. Colbert began the segment by confessing his love of…

Hundreds flee as massive wildfire rages near Los Angeles

A massive wildfire raged in the rugged countryside outside Los Angeles on Thursday, forcing the closure of California’s scenic coastal highway as hundreds of residents were evacuated. Wind-driven flames ripped through tinder-dry brush and were soon racing towards the Pacific Ocean, incinerating more than 8,000 acres (32 square kilometers) and…

Jon Stewart: Veterans Affairs is the Guantanamo Bay of benefit claims

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart again ripped the Veterans Affairs on Thursday night over its massive benefits backlog. He joked the federal agency had declared paper to be an “enemy combatant” and therefore had detained it indefinitely. Stewart called Veterans Affairs “a kind of paper Gitmo.” Watch video, via…

Megyn Kelly’s first experience with Google Glass is an awkward one

Fox News host Megyn Kelly ran into a bit of trouble when attempting to demonstrate Google’s new Internet-connected eyewear on Thursday afternoon. The conservative host encountered an awkward problem after attempting to search for the German word for hot dog. The Google glasses included some of her earlier phrases in…

Ben Shapiro dismisses Jason Collins: Wearing a yarmulke on TV like coming out as gay

Breitbart.com’s editor-at-large Ben Shapiro on Thursday argued that NBA player Jason Collins was neither courageous nor heroic for coming out as gay, comparing it to wearing a yarmulke on television. CNN host Piers Morgan questioned Shapiro about a tweet in which he disparaged those who had praised the basketball player.…

Why do only ‘stupid’ aliens build flying saucers that spin? Neil deGrasse Tyson explains

Though classic sci-fi movies often depict extraterrestrial beings visiting Earth in spinning disks, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explained Thursday that only stupid aliens who didn’t understand the laws of physics would build such an interstellar craft. “There are some fundamental problems with an entire rotating ship,” he told co-host Eugene…

Florida cop fired for eighth time after leaving police AR-15 with friend

The Opa-Locka Police Department in Florida on Wednesday argued before an arbitrator that one of their own officers deserved to be fired — for the sixth time — because he left his department AR-15 assault-style rifle with a friend. The department told arbitrator Jeanne Wood that Sgt. German Bosque should…

North Carolina Republicans push through anti-renewable energy bill in ‘banana republic’ vote

Democrats in North Carolina say they could have defeated a bill to repeal renewable energy subsidies on Wednesday if Republicans had not pushed it through committee without counting the votes. The state Senate Finance Committee debated the bill to end the state’s 6-year-old renewable energy program for over 40 minutes…

Police discover unexploded bomb in Austin, Texas business district

Fire investigators in Austin, Texas said Wednesday that they need the public’s help finding whoever created an unexploded bomb discovered last week in a business district on the northwest side of the city. The device was discovered behind the Springwood Business Complex on Pond Springs Road by a woman walking…

Texas pastor tried to coerce high school girl into stripping for him

Texas pastor Jeffrey Dale Williams of the Church of Corinth was arrested and jailed Wednesday on charges of “attempted sexual performance of a child” for trying to coerce an underaged girl into taking off her clothes. According to Dallas-Ft. Worth’s WFAA, Williams’ attempted seduction of the high schooler was captured…

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