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Brazil drug gangs move to ban crack

Crack is whack, and even the most powerful drug gangs in Rio aren’t disputing that fact. Amid a painful and violent uptick in crack-cocaine usage and facing increasingly successful police strategies pushing them out of the favelas, the most powerful drug gang in Brazil’s capital of Rio de Janeiro has…

Georgia woman killed by dogs she was rescuing

Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca Carey of Decatur, Georgia, a young woman who reportedly devoted countless hours to rescuing and finding homes for abandoned and abused dogs, was found dead in her home on Friday, a victim of an attack by dogs she was currently fostering. According to Huffington Post, relatives went to…

‘We’re NASA and We Know It’ video spoofs JPL Mars team

'We're NASA and We Know It' video spoofs JPL Mars team. How cool is that? (via The Christian Science Monitor) The folks at JPL have arrived. No, not just because the NASA center’s best and brightest put the Mars rover Curiosity flawlessly on the surface of the Red Planet. But…

Pentagon develops a flexible, self-camouflaging ‘Squid-bot’

Scientists in the United States on Thursday said they had devised a rubbery robot, inspired by the squid and octopus, which can crawl, camouflage itself and hide from infrared cameras. The Pentagon-backed gadget is the latest type of a so-called soft machine, meaning silicone-based robots that are made from squidgy,…

Passing motorists save mother and child trapped in burning SUV

A woman and her disabled teenage daughter were rescued from their burning sport utility vehicle by a group of 15 to 20 strangers on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Passing motorists, including an Associated Press photographer, noticed a plume of smoke rising beside Interstate 10 in Mississippi and pulled over…

‘Online firestorm’ erupts after Progressive defends woman’s killer

The insurance company Progressive is facing what “CBS This Morning” called on Thursday an “online firestorm,” after a man’s blog post describing how Progressive defended his sister’s killer sent throngs of angry customers to the company’s social media sites. Appearing on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, Fisher explained that the…

Former Democrat Artur Davis hammers Biden over ‘racial viciousness’

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis (AK) on Wednesday slammed Vice President Joe Biden for warning that Mitt Romney’s financial policies would put voters “back in chains.” “When I heard the vice president of the United States, someone I grew up admiring, someone I’ve been on platforms with, when I heard…

Man accidentally shoots own buttocks at ‘Bourne Legacy’ showing

A man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks when he dropped his concealed handgun at a movie theater in Sparks, Nevada on Tuesday night. Police said that the 56-year-old moviegoer had come to the Century 14 theater to watch “The Bourne Legacy” when the incident occurred, according to the Reno…

Bob Beckel drops f-bomb while threatening Fox News co-host

On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Five,” Fox News personality Bob Beckel, the show’s sole token Democrat, shouted at co-host Eric Bolling for wagging a finger in his face and slapping his arm, warning: “You know, if you do that again you’re fucking toast.” For Beckel, that marks the second…

Maddow: Paul Ryan an Ayn Rand follower, not a fiscal conservative

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow disputed the idea that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was fiscally conservative. Maddow noted that Ryan — Mitt Romney’s new running mate — had “voted for all of the things in the George W. Bush era that cost a lot of money…

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