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Former RNC chair Ed Gillespie: Republicans are compassionate for allowing LGBT hospital visitation

The former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) said on Sunday that the Republican Party has been “cast in the negative” by the media for opposing marriage equality, but the focus should be on how the party is compassionate for allowing LGBT people hospital visitation rights. During a Sunday…

Texas DA, wife gunned down with assault rifle two months after assistant DA killed

The top law enforcement officer in one Texas county and his wife were found shot to death in their home on Saturday. Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Justin Lewis confirmed to KTVT that Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and Cynthia McLelland had been killed. An assault rifle had been…

Cincinnati zookeepers ‘gorillafy’ an abandoned baby ape

When a two-month baby gorilla named Gladys needed a mommy, zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo dressed for the occasion. “We’re gorillafying her,” keeper Ashley Chance told CBS News. “That’s what we call it. We act like gorillas, like a grown mother would do.” Clad in black medical scrubs and a…

‘Game of F*cks’ highlights HBO show’s colorful language

A new parody video by Slacktory highlights the “126 reasons” it would be tough to air HBO’s Game of Thrones on regular cable — and most of them start with the letter F. A handy to a companion chart for “Game of Fucks” points out that the “F-bomb” constitutes the…

Arkansas residents evacuate as Exxon-Mobil tar sands pipeline ruptures

An Exxon-Mobil oil pipeline ruptured Friday afternoon in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, forcing the evacuation of 20 homes and shutting down sections of interstate highway. According to Little Rock’s KATV, a hazardous materials team from the Office of Emergency Management has contained the spill and is currently attempting a…

Meet Cyro: the robotic jellyfish that will haunt your dreams

If you’re frightened of the ocean, or the creatures that lurk beneath the waves, we recommend that you read no further.  According to the Los Angeles Times, engineers at a Virginia Tech lab are working on a giant, synthetic…  …

Maddow: Republican Latino outreach going hilariously badly so far

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow looked at recent efforts by the Republican Party to broaden its appeal among Latino voters and found the efforts by the GOP to be somewhat lacking. “We begin tonight with the Republican Party,” said Maddow, “a party specifically trying to…

Maine’s ‘Zumba madam’ avoids trial with guilty plea

The details behind “Zumba Madam” Alexis Wright’s prostitution service will not be heard in court after the dance instructor pleaded guilty on Friday to 20 out of 106 counts against her. WCSH-TV reported that the deal struck by Wright’s attorney and prosecutors will have her serve a 10-month jail sentence…

Memphis cops wary of ‘powder kegs’ during Ku Klux Klan rally

A large portion of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, will be locked down Saturday to avoid hostilities during a rally organized by the Ku Klux Klan. WMC-TV reported on Friday that pedestrian, commercial and auto traffic will be diverted around the area surrounding the Shelby County courthouse, where the rally is scheduled…

Religious group ‘apologizes’ for linking marriage equality supporters to Nazis

A religious group in Minnesota issued a public half-apology on Friday for an online posting that accused supporters of marriage equality of practicing the “Nazi philosophy of propaganda,” Minnesota Public Radio reported. It its statement, Minnesota for Marriage said it “regrets that statements considered by many to be offensive” appeared…

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