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‘Bath salts’ suspected in nationwide naked crime wave

Addiction specialists suspect that so-called “bath salts” may be playing a part in an outbreak of crimes committed by naked people across the United States and even in Canada. Mephedrone, the active ingredient in “bath salts,” is a synthetic stimulant that users say makes them feel energized and confident. It…

Herman Cain quotes Chris Rock to slam ‘white people’s Independence Day’ joke

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday rebuked Chris Rock for “holding onto the past” because the comedian called the Fourth of July “white people’s Independence Day.” Rock drew the ire of conservatives on Twitter on Wednesday when he tweeted, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free…

Stossel poses as homeless man: ‘You shouldn’t give to these street people’

Fox Business host John Stossel says he recently dressed up as a homeless person and begged for money to prove that “you shouldn’t give money to these street people.” “Yes, we are turning into a nation of freeloaders,” Stossel told the co-hosts of Fox & Friends on Thursday. “Because you…

Alabama pastors conference invites only ‘white Christians’

A group of pastors in Alabama says that they are not racist even though only “white Christians” were invited to their three-day conference, which will include a cross burning and be attended by Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members. Residents in Guin, Alabama became outraged earlier this week after they noticed…

Ann Romney: Obama’s only strategy is ‘Let’s kill this guy’

In an interview with CBS News, Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), has said that she doesn’t believe that the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama is playing fair, and that their only campaign philosophy is “Let’s kill this guy.” The former Massachusetts First Lady…

Atheist files complaint over Penn. restaurant’s church-goer discount

An atheist in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania is suing a Columbia restaurant for offering a 10 percent discount to diners who bring in a Church bulletin on Sunday. John Wolff told the Intelligencer Journal that he filed the complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission because Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen discriminated…

San Diego blows entire fireworks load in 15 seconds

Tens of thousands of dollars of fireworks meant for San Diego’s 18-minute-long “Big Bay Boom” fireworks show went up last night in a breathtaking display of light and sound — all in about 15 seconds, effectively ruining the whole thing. Four different barges parked in San Diego Bay all sent…

Lifeguard fired for saving drowning man

A group of lifeguards in Hallandale Beach, Florida are out of work after one of their coworkers, 21-year-old Tomas Lopez, was fired for rescuing a drowning man outside his company’s zone of protected beach. Several of Lopez’s coworkers have resigned as a show of solidarity or have been fired for…

Google’s new voice search ‘not your friend’

A Google executive says the company’s latest operating system for its Android platform will feature “the very first high-quality, natural-sounding, conversational, synthesized voice in the entire world,” according to an interview with Wired Magazine. Hugo Barra, Android’s director of product management, spoke to the magazine after unveiling the voice search…

Major recount coming in Mexican election

More than half of the ballots used in Sunday’s Mexican presidential elections will be counted again, the Associated Press reports. Edmundo Jacobo, executive secretary of the country’s Federal Electoral Institute, said 78,012 of the 143,000 ballot boxes used during the July 1 vote – 54.5 percent of the votes –…

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