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Watch: Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is killing a ginormous gas cloud

Supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy has a gas cloud in its gravitational clutches – but the gas cloud isn’t giving up without a fight If gas clouds could think, this one would class itself as the luckiest bunch of atoms in the universe. The front portion…

Colbert grills Spitzer: Shouldn’t comptroller job go to someone with more ‘self comp-trol?’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert interviewed former New York governor and candidate for New York City comptroller, Eliot Spitzer. The host grilled the former governor about the sex scandal that led to his resignation and about the current slate of New York City elections.…

John Oliver rebukes CNN for simultaneously destroying rock music and the news

Thursday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver mocked CNN over its “Rock Block” segment. He noted CNN had managed to both “sucked the fun out of rock and the weight out of news.” Oliver said the segment was similar to how British people cooked food: it was neither…

Grandpa finds marijuana-filled pipe in Burger King Kids Meal

A Michigan man on Tuesday was surprised to find a pipe loaded with marijuana inside a Burger King Kids Meal for his 4-year-old grandson. “He handed the kid’s meal that he had gotten at Burger King to his 4-year-old grandson and when they opened it up they found a loaded…

Trayvon Martin’s mom: Jurors didn’t see my son as human

Trayvon Martin’s mother said Thursday night that she didn’t believe the six women jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman were able to imagine her son as their own son. Sybrina Fulton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper she was shocked when she heard the verdict. “The reason I say that is because I…

Democrat slams inspector general over IRS scandal: Your audit was a ‘smear’

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) ripped into Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George on Thursday for releasing an audit on the IRS that focused narrowly on tea party groups. Holding up documents at a House Oversight Committee hearing, Maloney said a training manual clearly stated IRS screeners should be on the…

Alcohol-drinking shirtless gunman arrested near White House ‘was only going to fire a couple of shots’

A shirtless man apprehended near the White House told officers he was “only going to fire a couple of shots if no one confronted me,” NBC Washington reported. Secret Service police arrested Christopher Wade Briggs on Tuesday for carrying a pistol and two knives in Lafayette Park, which just north…

Farm organizer to food corporations: ‘The system that you operate is wrong’

Bill Moyers, in a preview of Friday’s show, released a clip of an interview with founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee Baldemar Velásquez. Velásquez, a 1989 MacArthur fellow, talked about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggle most farm workers face when the system is largely run by corporation. “I…

Satanists stage same sex marriages at Westboro Baptist matriarch’s grave

A group of New Yorkers calling themselves The Satanic Temple paid a visit to what appears to be the grave of the mother of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) founder Fred Phelps on Sunday, staging two same sex commitment ceremonies atop the tombstone in hopes of confronting the hate group in…

Bryan Fischer: Americans have a ‘patriotic duty to worship God’

The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA) told his radio listeners that they and every American had a “patriotic duty to worship God.” On his Wednesday radio show, Fischer read from the Old Testament Book of Haggai to explain why the U.S. economy was “in…

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