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WATCH LIVE: Roger Ebert’s friends, family honor his life at funeral

Watch as Robert Ebert’s friends and family honor his life at his funeral, held at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. [Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com]…

Conservatives outraged over CNN photo of Thatcher with ‘pedophile’ Jimmy Savile

Conservative supporters Margaret Thatcher expressed outraged on Monday after CNN marked the death of the the former British prime minister by airing a photo of her with former BBC television presenter Jimmy Savile, a suspected pedophile. In a CNN Starting Point segment soon after the news of Thatcher’s death broke…

Boston Dynamics’ Terminator-like ‘PETMAN’ robot tests chemical suits

Defense contractor Boston Dynamics has new video of its Terminator-like “PETMAN” robot standing, walking, posing and… wearing a chemical protection suit, for some reason. The project is funded in part by the Defense Department’s Chemical and Biological Defense program, CNet reported Monday. For the test seen embedded below, Boston Dynamics…

Newtown families: Limiting magazine size is ‘critical’

Appearing on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, family members of the victims killed in the Newtown, Connecticut massacre said that limiting the sales of high-capacity magazines is “crucial” to any effort that hopes to prevent another similar event. The families are members of the group Sandy Hook Promise, which launched a…

‘Guru of ganja’ tells Michigan crowd: Legalization ‘cured’ need for medical marijuana

Speaking to a crowd gathered Saturday for Michigan’s annual “Hash Bash” and marijuana legalization protest in Ann Arbor, former “High Times” columnist and self-proclaimed “Guru of ganja” Ed Rosenthal declared that the successful legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington last November have “cured” him of his need for medical marijuana.…

Activists claim Arkansas oil spill diverted into wetland

Activists with the group Tar Sands Blockade published new videos on Sunday showing oil from the Arkansas pipeline rupture purportedly diverted from a residential neighborhood into a wetland area to keep it out sight and, most importantly, out of the media. While it’s not clear if the oil was intentionally…

Former Reagan official links Atlanta cheating scandal to higher taxes, defense cuts

Former budget director David Stockton says that a “huge cultural problem” concerning defense cuts and higher taxes is linked to a massive alleged conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests in Atlanta Public Schools. Last week, former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall was among 35 educators who were indicted for…

Melissa Harris Perry warns U.S. getting ‘sputniked’ on brain research

On her show Sunday morning, MSNBC host Melissa-Harris Perry warned the United States was falling behind in brain research. “It seems like we’re getting sputniked all over again,” she remarked. “NIH funding is flat lining for the first time since anyone can remember.” President Barack Obama recently proposed a BRAIN…

ESPN writer destroys Hannity for defending ‘homophobic slurs’ at Rutgers

ESPN senior writer Andy Katz on Sunday blasted Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Eric Bolling after they defended Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, who was caught on camera physically abusing players and using anti-LGBT slurs. Last week, Rutgers announced that the school had fired Rice after ESPN aired video…

Krugman clashes with Van Susteren: ‘No correlation’ between regulation and hiring

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday clashed with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren after she asserted that President Barack Obama’s administration was strangling small businesses with “laughable” regulations. “No one’s paying much attention to these small businesses,” Van Susteren opined during an ABC panel discussion. “The regulations that…

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