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BBC reporter shot in the head during Egyptian protests

BBC Middle East bureau editor Jeremy Bowen was shot in the head and leg while covering a demonstration in support of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Friday, the Huffington Post reported. “I think it was a shotgun,” Bowen told the British newspaper the Daily Mirror. “I got two pellets…

Dozens missing after oil train explosion levels Canadian town center

A series of explosions rocked the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec late Friday night when a train carrying thousands of tons of crude oil derailed. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Company, the blasts flattened buildings and left at least 60 people missing. Firefighters were still trying to contain the resulting blaze…

Native American rights in play while Iraq vet fights for 3-year-old daughter

An Iraq War veteran who says he mistakenly signed away his parental rights is trying to keep custody of his 3-year-old daughter. According to CBS News, Army National Guardsman Dusten Brown believed that he was signing over custody to his daughter’s mother when he sent a text message and signed…

Fox News host: Not using God to sell beer means ‘the terrorists have won’

A Fox News guest host asserted on Friday that “the terrorists have won” because brewer Samuel Adams was not in invoking God in its television commercials to sell beer. In the “Independence” television spot that began airing last month, an actor in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager commercial quotes from…

Police investigating ex-Marine gun rights activist over armed park video

U.S. Park Police and Washington, D.C. Police are investigating a video posted by gun rights activist Adam Kokesh in which the former U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran is seen loading shells into a pump-action shotgun and promising a “final American Revolution” by “next Independence Day.” According to Talking Points Memo,…

Zimmerman lawyer urges Trayvon’s mom to admit her son ’caused his own death’

Mark O’Mara, the criminal defense attorney representing former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, on Friday urged the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin to admit that her son may have “caused his own death.” O’Mara began his cross-examination of Sabrina Fulton by apologizing for her loss. “You need to ask a…

Man arrested in stolen truck with guns, explosives, body armor

Law enforcement officials in Seattle announced on Thursday that they had arrested a Nevada resident carrying a cache of weapons, explosives and body armor in a stolen truck. University of Washington police first noticed 21-year-old Justin Miles Jasper sleeping in the truck on Tuesday night near campus, according to KIRO.…

Activists converge on Rahm Emanuel’s home for Fourth of July protest

Dozens of activists angry over austerity measures in Chicago used their Fourth of July holiday to demonstrate at the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As of Thursday afternoon, over 400 people had indicated on a Facebook event page that they would be attending the “Block Party to Fight Austerity at…

New Jersey Democrats push to legalize same-sex marriage

Democrats in the New Jersey Senate on Tuesday announced they planned to override Republican Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a marriage equality bill. “This should not be a partisan issue. In fact, rarely are issues so clear and void of middle ground: you either believe everyone should be treated the…

Glenn Beck still pretty sure Obamacare the work of Satan

Appearing on his “Blaze TV” Internet program today, conspiracy host Glenn Beck suggested that the “author of evil” is who Republicans are really fighting, saying the Affordable Care Act’s recent implementation delay and events in Austin, Texas are proof. Beck was touching off on the White House’s announcement Tuesday that…

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