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Bundy Ranch supporters lash out at Glenn Beck after he suggests they should avoid violence

Conservative on social media have blasted Glenn Beck for declaring he did not support protesters at Bundy Ranch in Nevada who seemed to want an armed confrontation with law enforcement. Monday on his radio show, Beck said that as a fellow rancher he had sympathy for Cliven Bundy, who refuses…

French court dismisses hate ‘incitement’ charges against Bob Dylan

A Paris court on Tuesday dismissed a case against singer Bob Dylan on charges of incitement to hatred filed after he was quoted allegedly comparing Croats to Nazis, his lawyer said. The legendary American musician was preliminarily charged with the offence in November after comments made to Rolling Stone magazine…

9/11 truther Mike Ruppert kills himself after finishing his radio show

The conspiracy theorist Mike Ruppert shot and killed himself Sunday night after recording his Lifeboat Hour radio show. His death was announced Monday night in a Facebook post by the blogger and author Carolyn Baker, who assured her followers that Ruppert’s death was “not a ‘fake’ suicide.” “It was very…

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell flown to U.S. after being injured in car accident

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell and his brother Michael were injured in a taxi accident on Saturday while vacationing out of the country, according to the news network. Both men were transported back to the United States, where they are expected to make a full recovery. MSNBC said that the host…

Norway gives China only existing copy of 1927 silent film thought to have been lost

Norway will hand to China a copy of The Cave of the Silken Web, a classic Chinese film that had long thought to be lost, the National Library of Norway said Monday. The delivery of the silent film from 1927 is expected to arrive in Beijing on Tuesday. Diplomatic relations…

Guardian and Washington Post share Pulitzer Prize for NSA reporting

The Washington Post and The Guardian US were awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for public service journalism for revelations on secret US surveillance programs. The two newspapers shared the prestigious US award for reporting based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Pulitzer committee…

Conservatives lash out at Charles Krauthammer for saying Benghazi scandal is ‘over’

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer set off a firestorm earlier this week when he said that his fellow Republicans need to let go of their quixotic obsession with the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Think Progress reported that in the wake of the statements, conservatives have lashed out…

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras return to U.S. for first time after breaking Snowden story

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on spy agency analyst Edward Snowden’s leaks exposing mass government surveillance, returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since revealing the programs in 2013. Greenwald and Poitras flew into…

Funeral for Mickey Rooney back on track after family resolves court dispute

Rival factions of Mickey Rooney’s family struck a legal deal on Friday to resolve an unseemly row which had threatened to cloud funeral arrangements for the Hollywood legend. They went to court after disputes involving Rooney’s estranged wife, some of his children and the conservator of his Estate flared up…

Glenn Greenwald returns to the United States for first time since NSA revelations

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on spy agency analyst Edward Snowden’s leaks exposing mass government surveillance, returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since revealing the programs in 2013. Greenwald and Poitras flew into…

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