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Wyoming lawmaker wants to save money with firing squads: ‘It’s one of the cheapest’

A Republican lawmaker in Wyoming has proposed mandating the using of firing squads for executions if lethal injections drugs are unavailable. State Sen. Bruce Burns told The Associated Press that he had introduced the bill because current law called for using a gas chamber, but the cost would be too…

NC gov. cut unemployment insurance to stop ‘migration’ for the ‘very generous benefits’

North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said over the weekend that he was forced to cut funding for long-term unemployment insurance to stop “migration” for the “very generous benefits.” Last year, North Carolina became the first state to disqualify itself for federal long-term unemployment insurance assistance by cutting back benefits…

Theater shooting: Florida man guns down movie-goer for texting in ‘Lone Survivor’ film

A Florida man is in custody on Monday after police said he shot and killed a man who was texting and causing a disturbance at a movie theater. A second person was also shot. [Editor's Note: This story has been updated. See below.] Authorities in Wesley Chapel said that the…

Ted Cruz crowd loves blogger’s jokes about opening fire on cars with California plates

A conservative blogger drew big laughs at a rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) when he suggested that Texans open fire on cars bearing California license plates. “I’ve said this several times in Texas before and I’ve said it to Mr. Cruz as a representative of the Texas government, I’ve…

Indiana House chamber bursts into laughter after speaker calls LGBT people ‘intolerant’

Those attending the Indiana House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on a same sex marriage ban erupted into laughter on Monday when one of the speakers claimed that opponents of the ban were “intolerant.” Jim Bopp, an anti-LGBT attorney who was forced out as Indiana’s representative to the Republican National Committee in…

Senator Ted Cruz defends his father’s comparison of Barack Obama to Fidel Castro

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday defended his father for comparing President Barack Obama to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. His father, Rafael, said last year that Obama was “just like” Castro. He claimed his experience with the revolution in Cuba made it easy for him to spot…

Eighty percent of congregation quits after Indiana church forces out gay choir director

A church in Indiana has seen about 80 percent of its members leave after a gay choral director was forced out over his sexual orientation. Adam Fraley told The Herald Bulletin that he worked for the United Methodist Church in Alexandria for six years and attended with his partner. When…

Wisconsin prison guard accused of raping female inmate and covering it up

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking charges against a correctional officer for allegedly raping a female inmate. The Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. ordered an investigation after learning that the male officer was having sex with the inmate and tried to cover it…

Ex-Biogenesis director tells ’60 Minutes’ he gave A-Rod human growth hormone, testosterone

Anthony Bosch says he ran a secret doping program for US athletes out of his Miami clinic, including one specifically tailored for Alex Rodriguez that included testosterone and human growth hormone. Speaking publicly for the first time, the former Biogenesis director told American news programme “60 Minutes” that he was…

Feds probing Chris Christie for using Sandy relief money to fund ads during campaign

Federal inspectors are investigating whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who was forced to fire two top aides over the George Washington Bridge scandal last week, misused relief funds from superstorm Sandy to make commercials with his family that aired just as he was running for re-election. On Sunday…

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