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Calif. insurance company pays elderly hernia patient with $21,000 in coins that he can’t lift

An elderly California man said this week that an insurance company with a bad attitude decided pay him off with a van full of buckets of coins, and he can’t even lift them because he just had hernia surgery. Andres Carrasco, 73, told KNBC that he settled with Adriana’s Insurance…

Fox News hypes fears of Ebola on the ‘Mexico border,’ quietly debunks idea in same report

Fox News used several quotes from conservative politicians on Tuesday to suggest that Ebola was causing a “health risk” on the U.S. border with Mexico — an assertion that the network debunked in its own report. In a Monday story titled “Ebola outbreak fuels concerns over health risks along US-Mexico…

Michele Bachmann: Tax immigrants at 100% to stop them from sending money to families

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a plan to discourage immigrants from sending money back to families in other countries by taxing them at 100 percent. The Minnesota Republican, who has in the past asserted children fleeing violence in Central America were “invading” the United States, told a conference call with…

Louisiana church posts video of standing ovation for priest after child sex accusations

A Louisiana priest received a standing ovation from his church over the weekend following new details about sexual abuse of a 9-year-old boy in the 1970s. A report released by Minnesota Public Radio last month included a never-before-published affidavit, which had been sealed by a federal judge in 1995. The…

Ohio judge brutally beats wife; police find 2,300 rounds, semi-auto rifles, sword, smoke grenades

Police confiscated an arsenal of weapons over the weekend from a judge in Ohio who had been accused of brutally beating his wife. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason was arrested on Saturday after police received a 911 call from a woman who said that she saw two people…

Rush Limbaugh: Liberals will politicize Ebola like they used AIDS to ‘undermine’ Reagan

Radio host Rush Limbaugh warned his listeners on Monday that liberals would make Ebola into a political issue and use it like they had used AIDS to “undermine” President Ronald Reagan. In an audio clip flagged by Media Matters, the conservative talker explained that he had received some complaints from…

Illinois man ‘showing off’ shotgun to friends fatally shoots self in head to prove it is empty

An Illinois man died over the weekend after he shot himself while trying to prove to his friends that his shotgun was empty by pointing it as his head and pulling the trigger. According to the Sun-Times Media Wire, Evanston police responded at around 9:45 on Sunday night to a…

Pat Robertson tells man to unfriend pot-smoking woman who ‘needs help’

Television pastor Pat Robertson on Monday advised a man to end his friendship with a woman because she used marijuana and had “mental problems.” During the “Bring It On” portion of Monday’s 700 Club, a viewer named Mike told Robertson that he had “a friend who needs help and won’t…

Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad wants pastors to hand out biblical voting guides in church to save America

During a speech in Texas last week, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), encouraged religious leaders to “restore America” by distributing biblical voting guides in church. “When government ceases to work towards those ends it is our right, and it is I believe our duty, to remove…

Nebraska won’t give driver’s license to same-sex married woman, or even recognize her name

The state of Nebraska has refused to give a woman who was born there a driver’s license or even recognize her name because she is married to another woman. Sue Stroesser told The Omaha World-Herald that she had no trouble getting a driver’s license at the age of 16, but…

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