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3 arrested in connection with viral video of vicious beating of Newark teen

Police in Newark, NJ arrested three people on Tuesday in connection with a video of a savage beating of a teenage boy. According to the New York Daily News, police acted after the video of the brutal attack went viral, racking up tens of thousands of views. In the video,…

Rubio: The water-bottle moment was a message from God

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has a perfectly good explanation for why he awkwardly reached for a water bottle during his Tuesday night response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: It was a message from God. Throughout Rubio’s delivery of the Republican response to Obama’s speech, Twitter users…

Obama: Victims of gun violence ‘deserve a simple vote’ on gun control

Obama used his State of the Union address to challenge both House Republicans to call a vote and Senate Republicans to allow a vote on his proposed gun control measures. “Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress,” he told them. “If you want to vote no, that’s your…

Republican-backed for-profit school caught deleting bad student grades

A for-profit school that was hyped by Republican lawmakers as a solution to Tennessee’s education problems recently admitted deleting bad grades to “more accurately recognize students’ current progress.” A December email obtained by WTVF showed that Tennessee Virtual Academy’s vice principal instructed middle school teachers to delete “failing grades” from…

Officials probe Arizona ‘checkpoint’ that detained immigrants attending Obama speech

The police chief in Peoria, Arizona has launched an investigation into what activists are calling a “de facto immigration checkpoint” that nabbed young immigrants attending a speech President Barack Obama delivered on immigration reform last month. “It was a de facto immigration checkpoint,” Respeto executive director Lydia Guzman recently explained…

Michael Moore and journalist Hedges: Obama drone memo to ‘legally justify what they’re already doing’

Appearing at a recent forum with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges said that the Obama administration’s recently released legal memo on its drone assassination program is really just an attempt to justify what they were already doing. “It looks like it’s written by a first-year law…

Group uses Bible to justify destroying assault rifles to make garden tools

A Colorado group promoting social justice and sustainability is using the Bible as justification for recycling assault rifles to create garden tools. The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission on Monday announced that it was partnering with Mike Martin of RAWtools — which is “war” spelled backwards — to launch…

2 dead in murder-suicide at University of Maryland

A University of Maryland student shot his two roommates, one fatally, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide. The New York Times reported that the three roommates were arguing in the front yard of their house near the university’s College Park campus opened fire. According to WJLA…

9-year-old boy killed, 2 wounded by man randomly shooting at cars

A 9-year-old boy was killed and at least two others were wounded on Monday night in Minnesota by a man who police say was randomly shooting at cars. The Pioneer Press reported that 34-year-old Nhan Lap Tran had been arrested and was being held on suspicion of murder after the…

Cheney: Obama wants to do ‘serious damage to our military’ but drones are cool

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is a fan of Barack Obama’s decision to use drones for the targeted killing of American citizens, but says that the president “wants” to do “serious, serious damage to our military” by nominating former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be secretary of defense. “I think…

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