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Georgia home-schooled girl punished with shock collar because ‘the Bible says’

A Georgia couple was arrested this week on charges of child cruelty and false imprisonment after their 15-year-old daughter told authorities that she was forced to live in a chicken coop and wear a remote-controlled shock collar. The 15-year-old, who was home schooled, reportedly said that her adopted parents, Samuel…

Michigan woman kept friend’s dead body for 18 months

A 72-year-old Michigan woman kept the body of her dead companion bathed, dressed and sitting up for a year and a half after his death because she didn’t want to be alone, according to M Live, a Michigan news and information blog. Linda Chase said that she knows what she…

Alan Grayson: Gov. Rick Scott will have blood on his hands

Democratic candidate Alan Grayson said Wednesday that people in Florida would suffer because Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to implement parts of the Affordable Care Act. “There’s literally thousands of people who will live if Medicaid is expanded in Florida, and die if it isn’t,” he told Current TV host…

West Virginia man accused of chaining and beating ‘slave’ wife for 10 years

A man in West Virginia man was arrested earlier this month on the suspicion that he had enslaved and beaten his wife over a period of a decade, even forcing her to give birth while in chains. On Tuesday, WSAZ reported that Peter Lizon was charged with malicious wounding after…

Fox News hosts mock U.S. Olympic team for looking French

The morning troupe at Fox & Friends took a few moments out of reporting news stories on Wednesday to, strangely enough, mock the U.S. Olympic team. Reacting to an opening ceremony uniform by U.S. fashion designer Ralph Lauren, co-host Steve Doocy asked why they’re wearing berets instead of baseball caps or…

Indiana man guilty of driving drunk with kids strapped to car hood

A man from Fort Wayne, Indiana has pleaded guilty to driving drunk while four children were strapped to the hood of his car. The manager of Belmont Beverage called police when he noticed yellow tow straps securing the children to the hood of Aaron Stefanski’s white sedan. Court documents showed…

Judge approves rooftop Olympic missiles for London apartment building

A High Court judge has ruled that the British army will be allowed to install high-velocity missiles on the roof of a high-rise building to provide security during the London Olympics later this month. Tenants in the Fred Wigg Tower public housing project had argued that the missile installations endangered…

Woman dubbed ‘vodka mom’ by Nancy Grace dies after setting self on fire

A woman who was dubbed “vodka mom” by CNN Headline News Network host Nancy Grace has died after setting herself on fire in her mother’s Cottage Grove, MN back yard, according to Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate station KMSP. Toni Medrano accidentally smothered her newborn son last November after drinking a…

Florida teen loses arm in alligator attack

A 17-year-old Florida teenager has lost his right arm after being attacked by an alligator, according to Tampa’s WTSP, CBS Channel 10. Kaleb Langdale, also known as “Fred,” was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven, Florida with friends when the alligator swam at him, seized his arm and…

Futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses his quest for immortality

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil recently sat down with Paul Solman of PBS to explain why he believes he has a good chance of living forever. Based on Moore’s law — a surprisingly consistent doubling in computing power every 18 to 24 months — Kurzweil predicts that by 2029 humanity…

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