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New York City firemen save woman from meat-cleaver attack

A group of New York City firemen came to the rescue of a woman who was being attacked on Sunday by a man wielding a meat-cleaver, preventing what could have easily turned into a brutal and very public execution. “I see the cleaver go up and he swings down and…

Military tracer rounds cause raging fire and explosions at Texas gun range

A Dallas gun range caught on fire on Sunday after a patron reportedly fired military-style tracer rounds inside the building. A spokesperson for Dallas Fire-Rescue said that the tracer rounds, which ignite like a flare to make projectiles visible to the naked eye, were against DFW Gun Range rules. The…

Tiller’s former abortion clinic beefs up security in preparations for reopening

The head of a new Kansas women’s health clinic said the facility is improving security measures leading up to its reopening. “We take security very seriously,” South Wind Women’s Center director Julie Burkhart told KWCH-TV on Sunday. “There have been moments when I’ve been scared, that’s for sure.” South Wind,…

Trump: ‘Django’ was ‘one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen’

Real estate mogul Donald Trump declared Monday morning that Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” which won an Oscar Sunday night for “Best Original Screenplay,” was “one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen.” The film chronicles a revenge tale set during slavery days in the U.S., with actor Jamie Foxx…

Swastikas found at scene of Florida daycare fire

The owners of a church and daycare facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, pointed to swastikas spray painted on the building as proof that the fire that tore through the building late Saturday night was a premeditated hate crime. “Three weeks before this happened, somebody called on the phone and threatened…

Christian group sues London mayor to force ‘ex-gay’ ads on buses

A Christian ministry has asked Britain’s High Court to force London Mayor Boris Johnson to put anti-LGBT messages on the city’s buses. According to The Telegraph, Johnson banned Core Issues Trust’s advertising that suggested gay men and lesbians could become “ex-gay” through reorientation therapy because they were offensive to the…

Chris Hayes: American public wants to increase or maintain government spending despite rhetoric

Chris Hayes began his Sunday show by discussing a recent Pew Research poll that asked Americans whether they wanted to increase, decrease, or maintain funding levels for various government programs. While in the abstract Americans often advocate for cuts, when asked about specifics in a poll conducted between Feb. 13…

Harris-Perry guest: States with strong background check laws have fewer suicides

On her Sunday show, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the ongoing debate on how best to fight gun violence, noting that some favor more restrictions while others prefer more guns. A number of states — including Arizona, California, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee — are currently considering proposals that would allow…

Texas 4-year-old dead after shooting himself with father’s gun

A 4-year-old boy in Houston died early Sunday morning after finding his father’s handgun and shooting himself in the stomach. Houston Police Sgt. Harris told KTRK that 4-year-old Jaiden Pratt’s weekend with his father, 23-year-old Marquez Pratt, ended in tragedy. The father and son had gone to sleep on the…

Ex-White House spokesman Robert Gibbs: I was told to deny the drone program existed

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday he was instructed to deny the administration’s use of targeted drone strikes against suspected terrorists. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was you’re not even to acknowledge the drone…

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