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Climate change deniers skeptical of 2012 data

A Fox News article on Thursday featured skeptics of a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency that 2012 was “the warmest year ever for the nation.” The agency said that 2012 was a full degree Fahrenheit hotter than the previous record set in 1998. One climatologist from the…

Hardball guest: NRA supported gun control in the 1960s because of Black Panthers

On Hardball with Chris Matthews on Friday, the host criticized the “slippery slope crowd,” or people who believe that gun control or limits to the Second Amendment are “the first unfaltering step towards mass confiscation” of all guns “My question, are the regular gun owners of this country, the people…

Crossword master Araucaria reveals in puzzle that he is dying of cancer

The Rev John Graham tells Guardian readers he ‘has 18 down of the 19, which is being treated with 13 15′ Quietly, ingeniously and, of course, cryptically, the beloved – and sometimes feared – crossword setter Araucaria has used one of his own puzzles to announce that he is dying…

Draft report from NCA makes clear link between climate change and extreme weather as groups urge Obama to take action

Future generations of Americans can expect to spend 25 days a year sweltering in temperatures above 100F (38C), with climate change on course to turn the country into a hotter, drier, and more disaster-prone place. The National Climate Assessment, released in draft form on Friday , provided the fullest picture…

Walmart replaces Latin American chief after Mexico scandal

Walmart announced Friday it is replacing the head of its Latin America unit as the company faces probes for alleged bribery in its Mexico operations. Walmart said Eduardo Solorzano, who had overseen a rapid and powerful expansion in Mexico in the early 2000s that is clouded by allegations of corrupt…

NYPD ‘looking into’ drones to survey crowds

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Thursday that his police force is “looking into” using drones to survey demonstrations, reported DNAinfo. During an interview at the 92nd Street Y in New York City with Reuters News’ editor-in-chief, Kelly explained the need to look into “anything that helps…

Krugman: Recession ‘gratuitous’ because if Congress created jobs program it ‘would all be over’

Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, economics professor at Princeton University and Nobel prize winner talked to Bill Moyers on Jan. 11 about what he believes is the best path forward to a strong economic recovery. Moyers started by noting that 235,000 signed a petition that said Krugman should…

Satanists organize rally in support of Florida governor Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s stance on religious liberty likely won accolades from conservative Evangelicals, but he was probably not expecting to be lauded by Satanists as well. Yet a group of Satanists in the Sunshine State will actually hold a rally in support of Scott on Jan. 25, reported Politicker.…

Porn film makers sue over LA condom law

US porn filmmakers sued Los Angeles County on Friday over a new law requiring adult movie actors to wear condoms on set, arguing that it is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed in federal court by porn giant Vivid Entertainment, Califa Productions and actors Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce against so-called…

Woman convicted of child pornography linked to anti-gay group

A woman will receive at least 25 years in prison after being convicted of videotaping two men having sex with her 14-year-old daughter, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Biron claimed on her Facebook page (which has been removed) that she had worked with the Alliance Defending Freedom, which…

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