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WaPo columnist: Romney budget is ‘math on meth’

Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne said Mitt Romney’s plan to cut taxes, increase defense spending and lower the deficit did not add up. He told Maddow the fact that people were so focused on the Republican presidential candidate’s line regarding Sesame Street…

NYPD officers stop-and-frisk black teen for being ‘a f*cking mutt’

New York Police Department officers berated a young African-American man named Alvin during a so-called stop-and-frisk in 2011, an audio recording obtained by The Nation revealed. In the clip, the officers tell Alvin that he is being stopped because he kept looking at them with his hood up. As he…

Jack Welch resigns as Fortune Magazine contributor

Less than a week after accusing the government of falsifying federal unemployment data, former General Electrics CEO Jack Welch resigned his position as a contributor to Fortune magazine Tuesday. “Jack Welch has left our building, metaphorically that is,” the magazine’s senior editor, Stephen Gandel, wrote Tuesday. “Welch said he will…

Australian PM’s epic speech calls out opposition leader for ‘misogyny and sexism’

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard fearlessly scolded Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on Tuesday as he sat just six feet away over his record of “misogynistic and sexist” attacks on her. Though Abbott pushed to have House Speaker Peter Slipper resign…

Massive cleanup underway for Las Vegas hoarder’s home

Las Vegas officials are cleaning up what they call the worst case of “hoarding” they have ever seen — and it’s far from over. “We estimated 15 truckloads, we’ve taken out 18 and we are about one-third through the house,” city spokesperson David Riggleman told The Las Vegas Review Journal,…

Florida man dies after roach-eating contest

A 32-year-old man died suddenly after entering a roach and worm-eating contest in Deerfield Beach, Florida. According to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, Edward Archbold of West Palm Beach collapsed outside the reptile shop that held the contest after he began to vomit uncontrollably. An exact cause of death has yet to…

Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in jump from ‘edge of space’

Update (below): Record-setting skydive delayed until Wednesday Skydiver Felix Bumgartner is scheduled to attempt something on Tuesday that’s never been tried before: he hopes to break the sound barrier without the aid of a vehicle. In what’s being billed as a freefall from “the edge of space,” Bumgartner will exit…

Chinese researchers create mind-controlled quadcopter drone

Computer scientists at Zhejiang University in China have developed a flying drone that is controlled using brain signals alone. The researchers use an electroencephalography (EEG) headset — which measures electrical activity in the brain — and a laptop computer to translate thoughts into commands to control the drone. The researchers…

Woman rendered infertile by rapist prepares to give birth

A woman whose story of survival captivated the nation just two years ago says she’s preparing to have a baby — and to those who know her tale, that’s nothing short of a miracle of modern science. Jennifer Schuett was just 8-years-old in 1990, when Dennis Earl Bradford, 40, kidnapped…

One man dead after Philadelphia wedding party brawl filmed by 15-year-old boy

One man died and three more were arrested after a brawl between two wedding parties at a suburban Philadelphia hotel captured on video by a 15-year-old boy celebrating his birthday. “They just started punching each other and hitting each other,” Max Schultz told KYW-TV. “The police came in and started…

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