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Spitzer: Wall Street will not be ‘too big to indict’ in 2013

In a commentary posted on his show’s website on Friday, Current TV host Eliot Spitzer predicted more Wall Street heavy hitters would be held accountable for their misdeeds next year. “Every major institution, just about, has been wrapped up in some significant scandal,” Spitzer said. “Let’s recognize two things: that…

Prosecutor: NYC subway murder suspect blamed ‘Hindus and Muslims’ for 9-11

New York City police arrested a Bronx woman and charged her with second-degree murder as a hate crime for pushing an Indian man to his death at a Queens subway platform, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said the suspect, Erika Menendez, told…

Marriage equality goes into effect in Maine

Steven Bridges and Michael Snell were met with a different kind of wedding reception early Saturday morning. “We didn’t expect all the cameras and everything tonight,” Snell told WCSH-TV and other media outlets gathered at City Hall in Portland, Maine. Snell and Bridges walked across the aisle and into the…

Harris-Perry: What role does race play in gun violence reporting?

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Harris-Perry and a panel including Joy Reid of “The Grio” and “Huffpost Live” host Alicia Mendez discussed the role of race in media reporting and its impact on the gun violence debate, both with regards to the people reporting the news and the…

Comedian Katt Williams arrested for serious child endangerment

Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested and his four children have been taken into protective custody after police deemed that for them to remain in their father’s home placed them in significant physical jeopardy. According to YourBlackWorld.net, police were summoned to Williams’ home and upon arrival found amounts of drugs…

Missing Los Angeles toddler found months later in Kentucky

A 17-month-old girl was found in Kentucky by University of Kentucky police officers after being abducted from Los Angeles in October. According to Lexington’s WKYT, Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra is in custody of Child Protective Services after being found by UK campus police officers Jennifer Ockerman and Emily Smith. Ockerman and Smith…

Hundreds fall ill on Queen Mary II luxury Christmas cruise

Passengers on an exclusive Christmas cruise on the Queen Mary II have been stricken with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting in an outbreak of what is suspected to be the second occurrence of norovirus to strike a luxury liner in recent weeks. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported that as of Saturday…

Small South Carolina town cannot find a mayor

Little Mountain, S.C., which has 292 people and one stoplight, also has a job opening: mayor. “There is currently no mayor in Little Mountain,” said Ezra Klein, filling in for Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show Friday night, “which is odd. The mayor manages about a $90,000 budget — not…

Does Facebook make everyone a cyborg?

The Huffington Post starts the weekend by asking on Friday whether or not we are all cyborgs, a reference to a TED talk that claims we indeed are. A cyborg is an organism “to which exogenous components have been added for the purpose of adapting to new environments,” says the…

Author Junot Diaz: Current GOP is ‘a shelter for a lot of messed up and toxic paradigms’

Junot Diaz, an MIT professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, appeared on Bill Moyers on Dec. 28, where the writer discussed among other issues the recent election. “Even the communities who came out to vote, I think, were shocked by their own numbers…

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