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Fox News tells striking workers to get two jobs and ‘expect to get paid the minimum wage’

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Friday suggested that fast food workers should stop striking for higher pay and get a second job because the minimum wage “was never meant to be a career wage.” On Thursday, hundreds of restaurant workers in New York City went on strike to…

NC health secretary on privatizing Medicare: Transparency is ‘pretty dangerous’

The Republican North Carolina Department Health and Human Services (DHHS) secretary this week told reporters asking for information about the state’s plan to privatize Medicaid that “transparency can get pretty dangerous.” “Already we’re not seeing transparency,” North Carolina Health News reporter Rose Hoban pointed out to DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos…

School bus with 25 children turns over in crash on Illinois highway

A school bus containing approximately 25 children turned over Friday morning on an Illinois highway in the unincorporated Newport Township during a crash with two other vehicles. The driver of one of the vehicles involved in the accident has been killed, according to Fox 32 Chicago. The Newport principal reported…

Philadelphia police hunt for 4 men who allegedly gang raped college student

Philadelphia police have ordered a manhunt for four men who reportedly picked up a LaSalle University student just off campus and gang raped her, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia. The 20-year-old woman told police she was walking about a mile from campus at 10 p.m. on Easter Sunday when she…

Openly gay man banned from Catholic Church duties after marrying partner

An openly gay man in New York says that the Catholic Church banned him from teaching religious instruction and his duties as a Eucharistic minister because he legally married his partner of 10 years. Nicholas Coppola, 47, told WNBC that officials at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Oceanside knew…

Hayes: Fast food worker strike is akin to civil rights struggle

On Thursday night’s edition of the new MSNBC show, “All In,” host Chris Hayes saluted the striking fast food workers in New York City. More than 400 employees from 60 restaurants walked off the job in New York City Thursday, demanding better wages and the right to organize. The action…

Virginia man shoots girlfriend, her protective dog during argument

A Virginia man is in jail after he shot his girlfriend in the foot and her protective dog in the paw during a dispute on Easter Sunday. WTKR on Thursday reported that the woman’s Jack Russell terrier had tried to intervene in an argument between her and her two sons…

Nevada lawmaker gets death threats after revealing her abortion at sex ed talk

The life of a Latina assemblywoman in Nevada has been threatened after she used a story about her own personal abortion experience at age 16 to make a point about the importance of sex education. “I’m going to say something I’ve never said publicly before, because — Why not? I’ve…

Colbert to Arkansas: That’s not even real oil sitting in your yards

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the ruptured Exxon-Mobil pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas. While many residents of the neighborhood where the pipe burst may be unhappy to find themselves driven from their homes by an oil spill, Colbert urged them to take heart,…

Jon Stewart to Sean Hannity: Your show is like the show of a guy who was hit as a child

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned Fox News personalities who defend ex-Rutger’s coach Mike Rice. Rice was fired for physically and verbally abusing basketball players. Video obtained by ESPN showed the former coach hurling basketballs at his players’ heads, kicking them, and shouting homophobic…

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