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‘Invisible War’ director: Reporting rape in U.S. military often worse than the crime itself

Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick on Monday decried the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, noting that women were systematically discouraged from reporting sexual crimes. “According to the Department of Defense’s own estimates, more than 19,000 men and women are sexually assaulted each year in the U.S.…

Country star Mindy McCready shot dog before killing herself

Authorities say that country music star Mindy McCready shot her dead boyfriend’s dog on Sunday before using the gun to take her own life in Arkansas. Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss on Monday said that the troubled star’s body was found next to David Wilson’s dog. Wilson, who had been…

Alabama man shoots himself, 6-year-old daughter while cleaning gun

An Alabama man was in surgery on Sunday after police said he shot himself and his 6-year-old daughter while cleaning his gun. Homicide Unit commander Capt. Loyd Baker said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit had been called to the scene by Northport police to investigate a 45-year-old man who reportedly…

Tulsa cop kills suicidal Hispanic man holding BB gun

A police officer in Tulsa is on paid leave after he reportedly killed a suicidal Hispanic man over the weekend. Officer Daniel Madewell and other officers were called to an apartment building on Saturday after a resident reported that he had chased the suspect out of his apartment with a…

Scarborough gushes: I would have supported Mark Sanford in 2012 ‘without a second guess’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough lavished praise upon former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) after watching an ad for Sanford’s bid for a congressional seat. “I would have supported him in 2012 without a second guess,” Scarborough said of Sanford, who was a rising Republican player before being forced out…

Gohmert: Maybe Obama put head in ‘Ostrich Pillow’ to sleep during Benghazi

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Monday speculated that President Barack Obama had been using a product called the Ostrich Pillow to sleep while four Americans were killed in Libya last year. In an interview with Gohmert, Fox News morning shot host Steve Doocy wondered if a 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign…

Congressional candidate quits after coming under fire for NRA ‘A’ rating

A Democratic candidate for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional seat in Illinois has dropped out of the race after she faced an onslaught of advertising about her support for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson announced over the weekend that would end her candidacy and endorsed…

TX Rep. tells Soledad: Immigrant ‘amnesty’ alone won’t sway Latinos toward GOP

GOP Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) expressed cynicism on Monday toward an immigration plan that included a path to citizenship for the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. “People make a mistake when they think all Hispanics want is to see an amnesty program, and then they’re going to love Republicans again,”…

Chris Hayes and panel discuss pope and role of Catholic Church in people’s lives

On UP with Chris Hayes on Sunday, the host used the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI as jumping off point to discuss religion in contemporary society. Hayes mentioned that Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, claims that “we are likely to witness an explosion in voyeurism, as well as…

Harris-Perry: Will black community fight drug war if they believe ‘what is wrong with us is us’?

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, the host and her panel discussed President Obama’s Friday speech, “specifically the moment when he said, ‘We should do more to promote marriage and encourage fatherhood,’” Harris-Perry said. Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Graduate Chair in the Department of Religious Studies…

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