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Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, comes out in obituary

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, passed away Monday at age 61 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. The astronaut and scientist came out as a lesbian in the obituary posted on her website, announcing that she is survived by her partner of 27 years,…

Evangelical radio host blames Colorado shooting on ‘the liberals’ way’

The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization on Monday blamed the massacre that left at least 12 dead in Aurora, Colorado on “the liberals’ way” of teaching evolution in schools instead of prayer and the Ten Commandments. On his daily radio show, the American Family Associations’s…

U.S. civilian killed by gunmen in Afghanistan

Gunmen believed to be Taliban insurgents have shot dead a U.S. civilian and two of his Afghan colleagues in an area near Kabul which has seen a surge in militant violence in recent months, officials said. The American was driving along the Ghorband valley in Parwan province, north of Kabul,…

Mentally disabled man’s execution stayed at 11th hour by Georgia Supreme Court

Warren Hill, a death row prisoner in Georgia who has been diagnosed intellectually disabled, has been granted a stay of execution 90 minutes before he was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection. The Georgia supreme court unanimously decided to postpone the death sentence in a case that…

Questions linger in wake of Colorado theater massacre

WASHINGTON — Of the many questions left in the wake of Friday’s shooting rampage in Colorado during a Batman movie premiere, one stands out: why did the presumed perpetrator choose not to take his own life? Suicide is often the final act in a mass killing like the one John…

Contempt motion against Kentucky sexual assault victim dropped

The attorneys of two Kentucky boys who plead guilty to sexually assault have dropped a motion to hold their victim in contempt for publicly shaming them on the Internet. The boys’ attorneys had asked the judge to hold 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich of Louisville in contempt for violating the confidentiality of…

How to buy 18,000 rounds of ammunition on the Internet

Spend just a few minutes browsing the internet and it becomes clear how James Holmes was able to stockpile 6,000 rounds of ammunition without any alarms sounding. Huge amounts of ammunition can be purchased online in a matter of minutes and can be shipped straight to customers’ doors, no questions…

Masked men carve ‘dyke’ into lesbian woman, then set house on fire

The recent home invasion and vicious attack on a lesbian woman in Lincoln, Nebraska is being described by the Human Rights Campaign as “truly horrific.” The LBGT rights organization is calling on federal authorities to investigate the alleged hate crime. CNN reported that three masked men allegedly broke into the…

Huckabee battles ‘militant homosexuals’ with ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’

Fox News host Mike Huckabee is so outraged that The Muppets and “militant homosexuals” are attacking Christian restaurant chain Chick-fil-A for their stance on LGBT rights that he has calling for “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” on August 1. “I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company…

‘Sarah Palin’ stripper coming to Tampa for Republican convention

Sarah Palin fans who are disappointed that the former vice presidential candidate won’t be speaking at the GOP convention in Tampa next month won’t be left hanging because her stripper look-alike will be entertaining hard-working Republicans at a local “gentleman’s club.” WFLA learned last week that a “dead ringer” for…

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