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California approves drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants

California is expected to offer drivers’ and law licenses to undocumented immigrants following a vote by state lawmakers late Thursday night. The Los Angeles Times reported that AB60 will introduce special drivers’ licenses bearing the marking “DP,” for “driver’s privilege.” The state Department of Motor Vehicles will set the guidelines…

W. Kamau Bell: ‘Bill O’Reilly, go eat your own d**k’

W. Kamau Bell on Thursday night attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for sending a clueless correspondent to a “Muslim convention.” The correspondent accosted convention-goers, asking them whether they could name a “Christian terrorist.” Bell noted that the Muslims in the video were understandingly flustered, because they didn’t go to…

Springsteen honors Chilean folk-hero tortured and murdered by Pinochet

Bruce Springsteen has paid tribute to a Chilean folk singer who was tortured and murdered 40 years ago this week in the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship. “If you are a politically inclined musician, Victor Jara continues to be a great expression of that,” Springsteen said in very…

Biden attacks ‘Neanderthal’ House Republicans for blocking violence against women bill

US Vice President Joe Biden, known as being prone to gaffes now and then, has compared some Republican lawmakers to Neanderthal cavemen. Biden was speaking Thursday night at a reception marking the anniversary of a law designed to fight violence against women. Biden first drafted and defended the law 19…

UN chief: ‘Overwhelming’ evidence of Syrian chemical weapon attack

UN experts will give “overwhelming” confirmation that chemical weapons were used in Syria, UN leader Ban Ki-moon predicted Friday, as he blasted President Bashar al-Assad as a war criminal. Ban did not say that Assad’s forces carried out a suspected chemical arms attack near Damascus investigated by UN experts. But…

Florida overrun with herpes-infected feral monkeys

A colony of rhesus monkeys that was established in Florida’s Silver River State Park in 1938 has been declared a public health hazard after the majority of its members tested positive for the Herpes B virus. Monkeys infected with the virus present either no or only mild symptoms, but in…

Teens use social media to document a party that destroyed a former NFL player’s home

In upstate New York, three hundred teenagers allegedly broke in and threw a party in the vacant home of former New England Patriot, Brian Holloway. Holloway learned of the break-in and vandalism not via the police, who cleared the teenagers from the house, but from his son, who had been…

Florida police chief: George Zimmerman is ‘a Sandy Hook waiting to happen’

A series of indiscreet emails by a Florida police chief has revealed his belief that Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman is a volatile character who is “a Sandy Hook waiting to happen”. Steve Bracknell is the chief of the Lake Mary police department, which is investigating Zimmerman, 29, for allegedly…

CUNY students say they will continue protesting ‘war criminal’ David Petraeus

Students at the City University of New York have said they will continue protesting against David Petraeus and pledged to “make his time in New York a living hell” after a video emerged showing the former general being hounded as he left the university on Monday. The footage, which went…

Beijing-based ecologist and filmmaker inspires people to save Earth’s ecosystem

John Dennis Liu inspires people to save Earth’s ecosystem (via The Christian Science Monitor) Filmmaker John Dennis Liu, here in Rwanda, has documented ecological projects in diverse locations such as Haiti, Jordan, and China.(Courtesy of Environmental Education Media Project) John Dennis Liu doesn’t do small talk well. Even a brief…

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