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Police: North Carolina man accidentially killed son while cleaning shotgun

A 10-year-old North Carolina boy was shot and killed on Sunday evening when his father’s shotgun discharged as he sat in his living room cleaning the weapon. The child, Christopher Stanlane, Jr., was hit by the round squarely in the head and killed instantly, police told a reporter for WPDE-TV.…

Tennessee lawmakers upset by mop sink that could be for Muslim foot washing

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee sprung to action and demanded answers after confusing a mop sink recently installed in the state Capitol for a Muslim foot-washing sink. Members of the state House and Senate contacted state Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey to ask if the floor-level sink had been installed outside the…

Colbert: ‘I am in no way encouraging anybody to stab Karl Rove’

Stephen Colbert returned on Monday with a message of reassurance for Republican strategist Karl Rove. “I am in no way encouraging anybody to stab Karl Rove,” Colbert said, following Rove’s statement that he felt “some anxiety” when he saw Colbert sever his relationship with Ham in November 2012 via knifepoint.…

Italian court orders murder retrial for American college student Amanda Knox

Italy’s highest court of appeal overturned the acquittal of US student Amanda Knox on Tuesday and ordered a retrial over the murder of her British housemate in what prosecutors said was a drug-fuelled sex attack. Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito — originally sentenced to 26 and 25…

Jon Stewart mocks Obama for not proposing new solutions to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

After coming back from a two-week vacation, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night lampooned President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel. While visiting the Israel Museum in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama remarked he had some “good matzah” — a statement that Stewart found incredulous. “I’m…

Maddow: Republicans don’t want to argue for their unpopular same sex marriage position

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused Republicans of hoping their own position regarding same sex marriage would be overlooked. She noted that while same sex marriage had become widely accepted within the Democratic Party, elected Republicans were still by and large opposed to letting same sex…

University of North Carolina student: Administrator told me ‘rape is like football’

Two of the women who filed a federal complaint against the University of North Carolina spoke out against the school’s alleged mishandling of sexual assault cases Monday night on CNN. “She told me rape is like football, and if you look back on the game what would you have done…

Plaintiff in NYPD lawsuit condemns ‘humiliating’ stop-and-frisks

In video published Monday, the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the New York Police Department explained the horrors of stop-and-frisk searches. “The whole experience is humiliating, it’s embarrassing, and really, you know, it doesn’t matter what kind of person you are, how tough you are, whatever, it’s a…

Ralph Nader explains how voting for the ‘least worst’ candidate corrupts democracy

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Monday decried the lack of choices at the ballot box and predicted super rich candidates would run in 2016. Speaking on C-SPAN, Nader said the influence of money on the political process along with the weakening of unions had prevented candidates from addressing certain controversial…

Economics professor smacks down Bill O’Reilly: He has no idea what a ‘nanny state’ is

Appearing Monday on “Democracy Now,” Richard Wolff, an economics professor who taught for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts, said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has absolutely no idea what he’s saying when he rants about so-called “nanny states.” Wolff’s comments were a reaction to a clip of…

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