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‘Duck Dynasty’ patron Phil Robertson endorses Vance McAllister because he ‘has the least experience’

Phil Robertson, family patron and star of A&E’s reality show Duck Dynasty, endorsed businessman Vance McAllister in a November runoff for Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District because “[o]f the major Republican candidates in this race, Vince McAllister has the least political experience.” The “Duck Commander” said that McAllister is best positioned…

Tennessee couple accused of selling daughters as young as 6 years old to pornographers

A couple from eastern Tennessee was arrested on Saturday and charged with crimes relating to having rented out their daughters, aged 5 to 16, to pornographers. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ronnie Lee McCall and his wife, Connie Sue, forced their daughters to perform sex acts on film in…

Spanish lawmakers mull changes to ‘siesta-taking’ and ‘late-night partying’ lifestyle

Spanish lawmakers want to shift the country back a time zone and impose more healthy, family-friendly working hours: a tricky job in a land known for siestas and late-night partying. A typical Spaniard’s working day? “Start at 9:00 am, stop at 2:00 pm to eat until four or five, then…

Police violence marks country’s first ‘gay pride’ march

Police in Montenegro clashed Sunday with hundreds of protestors who hurled stones and firecrackers at participants in the first Gay Pride march to be held in the staunchly conservative country’s capital. Officers used tear gas and clubs against protestors at the march in Podgorica, the capital of the Balkan country…

U.N. torture investigator seeks access to California’s prison isolation units

Juan Mendez, the United Nation’s special monitor on torture, told the Los Angeles Times on Friday that he wanted access to California prisons in order to determine whether inmates held in solitary were having their rights protected. He argued that “[w]e should have more justification” for placing prisoners in isolated…

Alex Jones at unprecedented gun rights rally at Alamo: ‘If it’s a war they want, it’s a war they’ll get’

Gun rights activists gathered yesterday at the Alamo to protest any and all laws that would prohibit them from openly carrying firearms. The “Come and Take It San Antonio!” rally broke a longstanding Texas tradition of not using the symbol of its independence as a political prop. From 1905 until…

To mark grim Hurricane Sandy anniversary, groups plan to light up the New Jersey shore

With thousands of residents still displaced from their homes by Hurricane Sandy, groups throughout the region are planning to bring some light to an otherwise grim anniversary. On the evening of Oct. 29, exactly one year since the powerful storm made…  …

‘Psychopath’ character in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ tells you what it’s like to be him

You do not want to fuck with me. I am driven by pure, unadulterated resentment. I kill without remorse and light cars on fire just to see what will happen. As far as I am concerned there is no tomorrow. I live in a…  …

Peru’s Air Force reviving team to investigate UFO’s

Peru’s air force has said it is reviving a department to research anomalous aerial phenomena — in other words, UFO sightings. For people “who observe seemingly unconventional phenomena, which cause surprise or concern, know that there is an institution that will study and research your information,” Colonel Julio Vucetich said…

‘Guardian’ scoops up two online journalism awards for NSA coverage

Britain’s The Guardian scooped up two awards for online journalism on Saturday for its coverage of the National Security Agency (NSA) leaks from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The Guardian’s exposure of the electronic surveillance by the US spy agency was honored in the categories of innovative investigative journalism…

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