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Native American student denied high school diploma for wearing tribal feather

A high school graduate in Alabama is being denied her diploma after being fined $1,000 for wearing a feather reflecting her Native American heritage. “I don’t think it’s fair at all,” 17-year-old Chelsey Ramer told WPMI-TV. “I feel like its discrimination.” Ramer, a member of the Poarch Creek Band of…

Alabama police officer fatally shoots ex-girlfriend, her stepfather and himself

Police in Selma, Alabama have confirmed that one of their officers shot and killed two people before turning the gun on himself. Selma police said that officers responded to the 2400 block of Springdale Street at around 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, where they found Dwight Moorer and his ex-girlfriend shot…

Tucker Carlson: Florida atheist monument ‘will be magnet for graffiti’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday predicted that Christians and other people in Florida would deface the first atheist monument to be placed on government property. In a news release last week, American Atheists President David Silverman explained that a 1,500-pound granite bench was being placed at the Bradford…

Pennsylvania girl’s family pushing for placement on adult lung transplant list

The family of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl in severe need of a lung transplant, is upset with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for not doing more to help with her condition. “Sarah is being left to die,” said the girl’s father, Fran Murnaghan told ABC…

Robert Gibbs: Darrell Issa made himself ‘the biggest joke in all of Washington’

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday blasted House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) as “the biggest joke in all of Washington” and said he should apologize for calling current White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.” Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Issa had…

Florida cop fired after dashcam shows him running over fleeing man

A Florida cop was fired on Friday amid an investigation into the death of 38-year-old Marlon Brown, who police say was run over by a squad car last month as he fled an officer. Dashboard video taken from DeLand, Fla. Officer J.P. Harris’s car shows him pursuing Brown and running…

Texas man stung to death by 40,000 killer bees

A Texas man was stung to death by about 40,000 killer bees a day after his 62nd birthday when his tractor ran into a hive, KCEN-TV reported on Sunday. Relatives of Larry Goodwin told the station he was consolidating a neighbor’s brush pile on Saturday when the tractor hit a…

Descendant of Confederate soldier insists forefathers were ‘equally American’

Speaking to reporters at Saturday’s annual Confederate Memorial Day celebration in Baltimore, Maryland, a descendant of a Confederate soldier insisted that his forefathers and all fighters from the South are just as “equally American” as soldiers from the North and should be honored as such. That comment was made by…

Famed storm chaser killed by multi-vortex Oklahoma tornado

Famed storm chaser Tim Samaras, along with his son Paul and fellow storm chaser Carl Young, were killed on Friday when a multi-vortex tornado hit El Reno, Oklahoma, family members revealed Sunday. Samaras, featured by Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers,” appeared on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” just hours before losing his life…

Florida police use Taser to subdue runaway llama

An nine-hour police hunt in Florida culminated Saturday morning with officers deploying a Taser against a runaway llama, after the creature escaped its owner and went on the lam. Deputies in Leon County first got the call about “Scooter” the llama on Friday night just before midnight, according to NBC…

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