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‘Alien’-looking children’s skulls found in Mexican cemetery

An recent archeological dig discovered a cemetery in Mexico that contained “alien”-looking children’s skulls, reported ABC News. Of the 25 total skulls found, 13 of them, roughly 1,000 years old, have purposefully “deformed heads” in shapes reminiscent of the aliens on the old SNL skit “The Coneheads.” Cristina Garcia Moreno,…

Boehner: ‘God only knows’ next step in fiscal fight

With a Republican effort to raise taxes on millionaires shot down by conservatives in his own party, House Speaker John Boehner could be forgiven his thoughts Friday on how to avoid the fiscal cliff: “God only knows.” With just 10 days before tax rates rise on all Americans and deep…

President should use ‘taxation without representation’ license plate, says petition

The organization DC Vote, which advocates for increased city control over D.C. affairs, hopes to use the power of the people to put pressure on President Obama — to install a new license plate. Specifically the petition on Whitehouse.gov calls for the presidential limousine to bear a “taxation without representation”…

VIDEO: NRA member cuts up card in ‘tribute’ to show ‘outrage’

A video published on CNN shows a a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association as he destroys the small rectangle of paper that associates him with the organization. “This is my NRA club card,” he says. “I want to show you my tribute and how outraged I am that…

WHO: 3.5 million Pakistani children miss out on polio vaccine

More than 3.5 million Pakistani children missed out on polio vaccination this week in a campaign overshadowed by the deaths of nine immunisation workers, a UN official said Friday. The Muslim-majority nation of 180 million people is one of only three in the world where the highly infectious, crippling disease…

India seeks life sentences for New Delhi bus gang rapists

India’s government, facing swelling protests over the gang-rape of a female student on a bus, vowed on Friday to press for life sentences for her six attackers and promised stricter policing. Home Secretary R.K. Singh also said the government would pay the medical bills of the 23-year-old victim of the…

NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools

Wayne LaPierre’s statement – twice interrupted by protesters – dashes hopes of gun control advocates looking for debate The National Rifle Association, one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the US, has called for armed security guards to be posted in every school in the country and insisted that…

650 Chilean Madonna fans file complaints over too-short concert

At least 650 Madonna fans in Chile have filed complaints with the national consumer board after a concert this week started late and ended early. The consumer agency, which defends the rights of Chilean consumers, is talking with the concert organizer to determine why the concert started more than two…

Armed extremists kill Yemen women in alcohol raid

Armed extremists killed a woman in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden when they raided several homes whose owners allegedly have alcoholic drinks, residents and a security official said on Friday. “More than 10″ armed men on motorbikes stormed three houses in Aden’s Memdara neighbourhood on Thursday, residents said. The…

‘Gangnam Style’ hits one billion views on YouTube

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” became the first video to hit a billion views on YouTube on Friday, marking a fresh milestone in the global craze for the South Korean rapper and his horse-riding dance. The view counter attached to “Gangnam Style,” which was only posted on the video-sharing site July 15,…

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