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Family who chose prayer over medicine loses second child

A Rhawnhurst, Pennsylvania couple on probation for the 2009 death of their toddler son from pneumonia is accused of letting a second child die of a treatable illness, opting to pray rather than take the child to a doctor. According to the Associated Press, Herbert and Catherine Schaible are fundamentalist…

15-year-old boy shot to death blocks from Obama’s Chicago home

A 15-year-old boy was found shot to death on Monday just blocks from President Barack Obama’s home in the Kenwood community area of Chicago. Chicago Police said that they were called to the 5000 block of South Evans Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. and found 15-year-old Cornelius German with a…

Coulter: Boston suspect’s widow ‘ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab’

Appearing on Fox News Republican talk show “Hannity” Monday night, right-wing columnist Ann Coulter said she’s sad that not only does she think the Boston bombing should shut down the nation’s immigration reform debate, she would like to see the alleged bomber’s widow in jail too, not for committing a…

Maddow details Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s bedside court hearing

At the top of Monday night’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow described the remarkable scene that unfolded on Monday in the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston bombing suspect. Federal Judge Marianne Bowler and attorneys converged at the 19-year-old’s bedside at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center…

Does force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike violate their rights?

RAY SUAREZ: For more on the hunger strike, I’m joined by a reporter who’s logged more hours in Guantanamo than any other journalist, Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald. Carol, welcome. More than a dozen are now being force-fed. How is the determination made which prisoners are restrained and fed…

Rep. Raul Grijalva blasts Republicans for using Boston bombings to stall immigration reform

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona slammed Senate Republicans on Monday for using the Boston Marathon bombing to fight against comprehensive immigration reform. “To prey on the raw emotions of the American people right now, after this tragedy in Boston, to prey on their insecurities and justifiable anger, to try…

Bloomberg analyst: Koch brothers interested in ‘trophy value’ of major newspapers

Paul Sweeney, senior media analyst for Bloomberg Industries, on Monday discussed what billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch could gain from buying major newspapers. Noting that buying a large newspaper was currently not a smart financial decision, he said the Koch brothers and others were more interested in their “trophy…

Sen. Graham continues to push for Boston bomber to be ‘enemy combatant’

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham held a press conference on Monday to express his disappointment that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not being treated as an enemy combatant. Though Graham said the 19-year-old suspect should be treated as an enemy combatant for interrogation purposes, he agreed with the decision…

Ingraham pushes for an end to all Muslim immigration

Right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham announced on her program Monday that she’s long believed the United States should shut down all immigration from central Asia and any nation with a majority Muslim population. Going even further, Ingraham said she’s not sure why the U.S. allows people from central Asia either,…

Gun group chief: Liberals OK with liberals dying in Boston to force more gun control

Larry Pratt, the head of the lobbying group Gun Owners of America, recently agreed with a pair of conservative Internet TV hosts who asserted that liberals didn’t mind if other liberals were killed in bombings like the one in Boston last week because “they are like the Chinese” and “they…

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