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Florida student with exploding science experiment won’t face charges

The Florida State Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot would not face criminal charges over her science experiment, which caused a small explosion Bartow High School in Polk County last month. Wilmot had faced up to five years in prison after being expelled and arrested for placing chemicals…

Eric Holder politely informs Rep. Gohmert he doesn’t know what he is talking about

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder chided Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for disparaging the FBI without evidence. Gohmert criticized the FBI over its handling of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The congressman alleged the government was more aggressive towards Christian evangelist Franklin Graham…

Holder scolds Issa for ‘inappropriate’ and ‘shameful’ conduct at House hearing

Frustrations boiled over at a House hearing on Wednesday when Attorney General Eric Holder let Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) know exactly how he felt about the “shameful” way the lawmaker was conducting himself as a member of Congress. During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Issa suggested that the Department of…

Rep. Coble has ‘senior moment’ while attempting to grill Holder

An 82-year-old Republican congressman from North Carolina said he had a “senior moment” while attempting to grill Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), who has been in office since 1985, began his questions to Holder by complaining about former Secretary…

Ohio nuclear plant stumped by radioactive goldfish in lemonade pitcher with reactor water

Security investigators at a nuclear power plant in Ohio say that they have not made much progress in determining who left radioactive goldfish in an underground steam tunnel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced earlier this month that it had launched an investigation after workers found two goldfish swimming in…

Homophobic Texas candidate calls reporter ‘c*nt, b*tch, coward’ in voicemail tirade

D Magazine on Tuesday published a shockingly not safe for work voicemail from Dallas City Council candidate Richard P. Sheridan who said that the publication had not done enough to inform voters that his opponent was gay. In the voicemail left over the weekend, Sheridan tells reporter Dan Koller that…

Hundreds of inmates released early in Colorado prison sentencing mess

Colorado Department of Corrections officials are contacting state judges alerting them that an audit of the state’s prison system has revealed errors in the sentencing of more than 8,000 inmates, including hundreds who were released from prison early. According to the Denver Post, judges are currently reviewing the case files…

Boehner on IRS targeting: ‘Who is going to jail over this scandal?’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday took the unexpected step of calling to imprison someone in the U.S. government after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted inappropriately scrutinizing tea party groups to determine if they had abused their tax-exempt status. “Now my question isn’t about who is going to…

Florida man won’t be charged for shooting himself while bowling

Police say that a Florida man who shot himself at a bowling alley in Jupiter will not be charged with a crime. Jupiter Police told WPBF that the man was bowling with a gun in the pocket of his shorts at Jupiter Lanes at around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when…

Former NAACP chairman defends IRS targeting of ‘the Taliban wing of American politics’

Former NAACP chairman Julian Bond on Tuesday said the IRS was justified in flagging tea party groups for extra review. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party,” he told MSNBC host Thomas Roberts. “Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly…

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