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Internet pirates get 2 years in U.S. prison over bootleg new releases

Two members of an Internet piracy group were sentenced to prison Friday on charges stemming from unauthorized online distribution of first-run films, officials said. The Justice Department said a Virginia court sentenced Willie Lambert, 57, of Pennsylvania, to 30 months in prison and Sean Lovelady, 28, of California to 23…

Marijuana industry in Israel grows with government support

The medical marijuana industry in Israel is growing rapidly — with no organized government or religious opposition to be found, reported Fox News. Today, there are more than 10,000 Israelis who have the government’s go-ahead to use medical marijuana, a major jump from just a few hundred in 2005. Next…

Early voting in Florida not extended despite long lines

Florida Gov. Rick. Scott denied a request from the League of Women Voters and Florida Democrats on Friday to extend early voting, according to the News-Press. Long lines and record turnout prompted the call, but Scott reiterated that “Early voting will end Saturday night,” although he said he wants “everyone…

British Foreign Ministry under fire for spending $16,000 to re-stuff a display anaconda

Britain’s foreign ministry has come under fire after it emerged that it paid £10,000 to re-stuff a giant anaconda named Albert. The 20-foot (six-metre) snake, which has been in the possession of the Foreign Office for at least 120 years, is believed to have been presented to colonial officials in…

Denzel’s turn as a drug-addicted pilot took a decade to make it to the screen

After a detour into animation, “Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis returns to live-action film with “Flight,” which starts with a plane crash but centers more on personal rather than airborne crises. Denzel Washington stars as a pilot who becomes a national hero for managing to crash-land a malfunctioning jet but…

Voter fraud group recruits poll workers in crucial Ohio county

The Ohio branch of the Voter Integrity Project (VIP), which claims to fight voter fraud despite the lack of evidence that widespread fraud exists, will send poll workers in a crucial swing county in the state, according to Think Progress. The Ohio affiliate of VIP, called True the Vote, is…

Republicans gain on Democrats in social media influence in 2012

No YouTube channel, no account on photo site Flickr and a measly 5,000 followers on Twitter — in 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain had a dismal social media footprint. Four years on, the digital landscape has had a makeover. Millions of Republicans have taken to social networks to wage…

Mexico’s Day of the Dead loses participants due to Protestant conversions

Isaac Carrasco and his two daughters dutifully adorned the graves of several relatives with beds of marigolds and crosses made of red flowers for Mexico’s Day of the Dead. But the nearby tombstones of his grandparents were bare and surrounded by metal bars, left this way by his aunts, who…

Mass blackbird deaths attributed to intoxication from fermented berries

bizarre spate of young blackbird deaths at a school in England was likely caused by the feathered teens getting drunk on fermented berries, crashing mid-air and falling from the sky, according to vets. Police and animal experts were called in after more than a dozen birds were found dead at…

Stossel: Government has no ‘obligation’ to help disaster-torn cities like New Orleans

Stossel: Government has no ‘obligation’ to help disaster-torn cities like New Orleans On The O’Reilly Factor on Nov. 1, John Stossel, former correspondent for ABC’s 20/20 and current host of the Fox Business Network show Stossel, said that “the government should stop insuring areas” prone to disaster. “What if nobody…

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