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Report: Fort Hood shooting suspect made $278,000 while in jail

The U.S. Army major arrested in connection with a November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas has made more than $278,000 while some victims have literally gone hungry at times, KXAS-TV reported on Monday. In a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the station, the…

Ghost cam catches man’s girlfriend having sex with his son

A man in Australia hoping to film paranormal activity got more than he bargained for when he discovered that his 28-year-old girlfriend was having sex with his 16-year-old son. The Mercury reported on Monday that the Tasmanian man had forgotten to turn off a camera that he had set up…

Navy dolphins discover 130-year-old torpedo off San Diego coast

U.S. Navy officials revealed on Monday that mine-hunting dolphins helped them discover a relic from the service’s past — a 130-year-old torpedo, found off the coast of San Diego, California. U-T San Diego reported that the dolphins discovered the weapon, known as a Howell torpedo, during a Navy Marine Mammal…

‘We thought we were dead’ says Oklahoma tornado survivor

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow devoted the full show to recounting the aftermath of the massive tornado that touched down in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday afternoon. Survivors recounted moments of absolute terror as the two-mile wide behemoth funnel-cloud bore down on the region.…

Elderly woman finds lost dog trapped in rubble during CBS interview

An elderly woman who thought she lost everything including her dog after a tornado wiped out much of an Oklahoma City suburb found a glimmer of hope on Monday during an interview with CBS News reporter Anna Werner. “I never lost consciousness,” Barbara Garcia recalled, standing atop a pile of…

Colbert concludes tea partiers are ‘a bunch of pussies’ after consulting his lawyer

Stephen Colbert emerged from a glass case of scandal journalism on Monday to find out there was a perfectly good reason his own super PAC had been “slow-walked” by the Internal Revenue Service. “Why has my application for tax-exempt status never been granted?” he asked his lawyer, Trevor Potter. “Because…

Jon Stewart: ‘Yes, we motherf*cking can’ fix Veterans Affairs backlog

In a segment titled “Operation Enduring Wait,” The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night ripped into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to process a massive number of disability benefits claims. Stewart has repeatedly mocked and criticized the Obama administration for its failure to clean up…

Peter Singer: Find meaning by abandoning the ‘hedonic treadmill’ and embracing altruism

At a TEDtalk published Monday, Princeton University bioethics professor Peter Singer explained how to become an “effective altruist” by rejecting the endless pursuit of consumer goods. Singer, one of the most prominent modern advocates of utilitarian ethics, began his speech by recalling a horrific story from 2011. A toddler in…

Karl Rove: Prosecute ‘people who break their oath’ by leaking secrets

Fox News on Monday asked former Bush White House senior adviser Karl Rove, who participated in leaking the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame in 2003, to comment on the Obama administration’s decision to investigate Fox News reporter James Rosen as a co-conspirator in leaking CIA documents. The Washington Post…

Philly police bust libertarian activist Adam Kokesh during ‘smoke down’ pot rally

Libertarian activist and Iraq veteran Adam Kokesh was arrested Saturday at a “smoke down prohibition” marijuana rally in Philadelphia after police moved in on the crowd at 4:20 p.m. in an apparent show of force. In Philadelphia, marijuana possession under 30 grams is punishable by a small fine and the…

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