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Massive fuel barge explosions force evacuations in Alabama

At least three people were critical condition on Thursday after two fuel barges containing natural gas exploded in Mobile, Alabama. Steve Huffman with Mobile Fire and Rescue said that emergency crews were forced to let the fires burn out on their own due to volatile conditions. A one-mile safety zone…

Pervasive preference for baby boys over girls prevails among parents in India

Worries about the age-old bias favoring male children. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro updates a story he did a dozen years ago about the skewed sex ratio of children born in India. It’s another in our Agents of Change series. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: For some months…  …

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp: Silly to think ‘there’s just too much penis in Washington’

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp on Wednesday doubted that having more female legislators in Congress would result in any positive changes. Cupp and the other hosts of The Cycle were discussing President Barack Obama’s dinner with all 20 female senators. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had claimed the female legislators could help…

Idaho 3-year-old girl shoots infant sibling in the face

A 10-month-old infant in Idaho is recovering on Thursday after being shot in the face by its 3-year-old sister. Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue told KTVB that the mother left the two children in the car while she went into the house to get something at about 4:15 p.m. on…

Elvis-impersonating former ricin suspect sings Randy Travis song on CNN

The Elvis impersonator who was freed on Tuesday after being cleared of sending ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other government officials gave CNN a sample of his talents with an impromptu performance of a Randy Travis song. CNN host Chris Cuomo concluded a nearly 30-minute interview with Paul…

Florida pot grower busted for manufacturing ‘high-end assault rifles’

Police in Port St. Lucie, Florida announced on Wednesday that they had arrested a couple on charges related to a “weapons manufacturing warehouse” and a marijuana growing operations, according to TCPalm. WPTV reported that a traffic stop made by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the week led to…

Iowa lawmakers call to slash justices’ pay by 80 percent for 2009 LGBT marriage ruling

A group of conservatives in the Iowa state House have filed a measure that would cut the pay of state Supreme Court Justices by around 80 percent — but only for the ones who voted to legalize same sex marriage in 2009. On Monday, five state House Republicans attempted to…

Fox News host shocked by bulletproof whiteboards: ‘I cannot believe it’s come to that!’

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday was shocked to find out that bulletproof whiteboards were being distributed to some schools because “we assume a shooter is coming.” Following the failure to pass any type of new gun control legislation after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut,…

Ted Cruz: ‘I am a very, very proud wacko bird’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who calls himself a “proud wacko bird,” told CBS News that President Barack Obama was plotting to make immigration reform fail so that Democrats could campaign on it in 2014 and 2016. In an interview that aired on Wednesday, Cruz explained to CBS reporter Jan Crawford…

Mormon Bishop prevents mugging with Samurai sword

When Kent Hendrix heard there was a potential mugging occurring just outside his home on Tuesday, the Mormon Bishop did was any decent Mormon Bishop would do. He “jumped out, put some clothes on [and] grabbed my sword.” Forty-seven-year-old Hendrix, a father of six (and third-degree black belt!) thwarted a…

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