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Creationist group to ask Kentucky taxpayers for help building Noah’s ark theme park

A creationist group will ask state officials again for tax incentives to help build their long-planned Noah’s ark theme park in northern Kentucky. Ark Encounter had previously been approved for incentives for the entire $172.5 million project, but it had to withdraw that application due to funding problems. The religious…

WATCH: GOP candidate sings ‘Dixie’ as his ‘national anthem’ at Alabama secessionist event

Video has surfaced of a Maryland Republican nominee for Anne Arundel County Council singing “Dixie” as the national anthem at a secession conference in Alabama. Over the weekend, Grove City College psychology professor and blogger Warren Throckmorton uncovered video of Michael Peroutka speaking to the 2012 League of the South…

Antonin Scalia gets trolled again as appeals court strikes Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

Another court has used U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s words against him to rule in favor of same-sex marriage. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 2-1 on Monday that the Constitution guarantees the right to marry regardless of sexual orientation. “We recognize that same-sex marriage…

US Marshals and police hospitalized in New York gun battle

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two U.S. Marshals and a New York City police officer were shot and wounded on Monday while trying to arrest a suspect in the city’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, the police said. The suspect was shot and killed, and the wounded law enforcement agents were hospitalized, New…

Veterans funding deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in Congress on Monday said they had agreed on legislation providing about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, and Representative Jeff Miller, a Republican, announced the deal at a…

Court rules against atheist group: September 11 museum can display Ground Zero cross

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York days after the September 11, 2001, attacks can be displayed in the national memorial museum at the site, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday. An…

Judge tells jury to take one more shot at Jesse Ventura verdict

By Todd Melby and Art Hughes ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday asked a jury to try one more time in a defamation case brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura when the panel said it could not reach a verdict after about five days of…

Orthodox Jews with herpes need to stop applying ‘direct oral suction’ to baby penises

Two New York City infants were diagnosed with herpes after undergoing a traditional Orthodox Jewish circumcision, NBC4 reports. According to the Health Department, both babies developed lesions on their genitals shortly after having the metzitzah b’peh, a practice in which the mohel — a person trained to perform the “covenant…

Scott Brown supporter calls female NH Dem leaders ‘fascist c*nts’ in racist email

A noted supporter of former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, currently running for the U.S. Senate GOP nomination in New Hampshire, responded to an email solicitation he received from a Democratic fundraiser, calling  the entire New Hampshire all-female leadership, including Brown’s opponent,  “fascist c*nts.” What followed was worse. According to Buzzfeed,…

A ‘fundamental right’: Appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

(Reuters) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Monday. The court agreed with a lower federal court ruling striking down the ban. The appeals court ruled that “the fundamental right to marriage includes a right to same-sex marriage…

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