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Neil deGrasse Tyson: It was ‘creepy’ to become an internet meme

During a recent appearance on On the Verge, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by host Joshua Topolsky how it feels to be an internet meme, someone whose image appears in animated gifs and other contexts completely separate from his own identity. “Initially it was really weird and creepy,” Tyson…

45-foot paper airplane takes flight over Arizona desert

A 45-foot-long paper airplane built out of a type of corrugated cardboard described as similar to the material used in pizza boxes was successfully launched earlier this week over the Arizona desert. The craft was constructed by the Pima Air & Space Museum as an offshoot of its Great Paper…

Attorney: Zimmerman used ‘term of endearment’ before killing Trayvon Martin

A friend of the self-appointed neighborhood watch leader who killed an unarmed black Florida teen says that reports that his pal uttered a racial slur before the slaying are simply wrong. After reviewing a 911 call George Zimmerman made before gunning down Trayvon Martin, many believe they hear the shooter…

High school senior expelled for tweeting profanity

An Indiana high school student was expelled this past week from school not for plagiarizing a paper or getting into a fight, but for posting a profanity laced tweet on his own account. According to Indiana’s News Center, senior Austin Carroll was kicked out of Garrett High School for tweeting…

Lindsey Graham: ‘Primary is over; Romney will be the nominee’

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday declared that the GOP presidential primary was effectively over and called for his party to united behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “I think that the primary is over,” Graham told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “Romney will be the nominee. Fiscal and social…

Schumer: DOJ should expand investigation into ‘Stand Your Ground’

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday morning that he would urge the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expand their investigation into the “Stand Your Ground” laws that have become a major subplot in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Schumer indicated that he would be sending…

Fmr. Bush strategist: Conservative Christians passing un-Christian gun laws

Matthew Dowd, President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist, on Sunday observed that the same conservative legislatures and governors who are championing so-called Christian values like prayer in schools are also pushing for dangerous gun laws that are counter to Christian teachings. During a panel on ABC, “Nightline” anchor Terry…

Plouffe: Romney the ‘godfather’ of Obama health reforms

White House senior adviser David Plouffe is making the most direct attempt yet to tie Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama’s health care reforms by referring to him the “godfather” of the law. Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Plouffe dismissed low approval ratings for the…

Harris-Perry: For black men’s safety, dress like Urkel or Skip Gates

Not pleased over Geraldo Rivera citing Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie as a reason for his death, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry sarcastically came up with her own clothes restrictions for the safety of minority kids and young adults. The Tulane professor suggested that attire resembling beloved TV sitcom character Steve Urkel…

Plouffe says GOP primary a ‘clown show’ for Trayvon Martin comments

White House senior advisor David Plouffe on Sunday blasted several Republican presidential candidates after they claimed President Barack Obama was trying to divide America by speaking about an unarmed African American teen in Florida who was gunned down by a neighborhood watch enthusiast. Responding to a reporter on Friday, Obama…

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