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Jan Brewer: ‘I probably don’t believe’ climate change is man made

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently lashed out at a reporter before her appearance at an energy conference, demanding to know “where in the hell” a question about climate change came from. Prior to her Saturday night speech on energy at the Western Governors’ Association, KTVK’s Dennis Welch wanted to…

‘Reading Rainbow’ host Burton gets the ‘auto-tune’ treatment

The latest installment of a PBS Digital Studios project has put a musical spin on Reading Rainbow host and executive producer LeVar Burton’s efforts to get kids to pick up more books during the show’s 23-year run. “In Your Imagination,” by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, is the fourth “auto-tune”…

Mammoth 120-mile traffic jam in Russia strands drivers for days

A freak traffic jam in Russia left thousands of drivers stranded on a major highway, some for more than two days, Reuters reported Sunday. “Drivers help one another and that’s it,” one motorist said. “The problems are on the side of the authorities, there are no gasoline tankers, no water,…

‘Fox & Friends’ defends gun culture: Costas’ gun control talk ‘dangerous’ after murder/suicide

In the wake of a tragic murder/suicide involving an NFL football player, the co-hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday defended gun culture while blasting NBC broadcaster Bob Costas’ call for gun control. During halftime of Sunday night’s the Kansas City Chiefs football game, Costas had read commentary by FOX…

Sportscaster Bob Costas condemns U.S. gun culture during NFL game

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas used his regular halftime segment Sunday night to speak out in favor of gun control in the wake of the murder-suicide incident involving a professional football player. “You knew it was coming,” said Costas, who is perhaps best known for anchoring the network’s coverage of the…

Biogas created by waste fuels Nepal’s tree regrowth

While forests in Nepal have been shrinking for years, between 2007 and 2010 trees in the South Asian country of 27 million inhabitants began to grow again, reported Al Jazeera English. Biogas has been credited with the shift, as roughly 250,000 Nepalese now use the fuel. Biogas is created by…

Israel withholds tax revenue from Palestinians after UN move

After Palestine’s successful bid to become a non-member observer of the Untied Nations, Israel is withholding $120 million in tax revenue it collected for the Palestinian Authority, reported Newsy. Israel is claiming it will use the money to pay for Palestinian debt to the country, but now the Palestinian Authority…

Harris-Perry guest: ‘Underlying civil war’ will ‘break out’ among GOP in 2016

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, the host “begged for forgiveness” for already beginning speculation on the 2016 GOP race for president as her roundtable of guests speculated on which Republicans would take a shot at the open seat. Harris-Perry threw out a range of possibilities, from second-timers like Rick…

Catholic priest to ‘Fox & Friends’: ‘Silly’ for you to be ‘so angry about this war on Christmas’

A Catholic priest is counseling hosts of Fox & Friends to chill out and enjoy the holiday season instead of being “so angry about this war on Christmas” that their network has been hyping. Fox News co-host Clayton Morris began a Sunday segment about the “war on Christmas” by announcing…

Former drug policy adviser ‘can’t imagine’ feds allowing marijuana legalization

Kevin Sabet, who served as a senior drug policy adviser in the Obama administration, said Sunday that it was unlikely the federal government would allow states to legalize marijuana. “I think the administration has been very clear and the president has been very clear that he is against legalization,” he…

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