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Innocent deaf woman Tased and jailed for days without interpreter in Tacoma

An innocent deaf woman in Tacoma, Washington says that police shocked her with a Taser and then put her in jail for almost three days with no interpreter after she called 911 to report a guest had attacked her in her own apartment. Lashonn White told KIRO that she called…

Pat Robertson: Sikh temple massacre because ‘atheists hate God’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday reviewed the case of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left at least seven dead and came to the conclusion that places of worship were being attacked because “people who are atheists, they hate God.” Robertson opened Monday’s 700 Club broadcast with…

Obama adviser took large payment from Iran-affiliated firm

Obama adviser David Plouffe is on the defensive this week after reporting in The Washington Post revealed that he received $100,000 in speaker’s fees from an affiliate of a telecommunications company that’s done business in Iran. The fees reportedly came from an affiliate of the MTN Group, a telecommunications provider that operates across…

Missouri mosque destroyed in suspicious fire

For the second time in about a month, a mosque in Joplin, Missouri caught fire on Monday, but this time it was burned to the ground. KODE first reported that firefighters responded to a fire at the Islamic Center of Joplin, but the flames quickly spread and engulfed the building.…

Trump: Republicans want me to speak at their convention

Billionaire birther Donald Trump on Monday revealed that Republican officials are hoping that he will play a part at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month. During a weekly call-in interview, Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade noted that it had been confirmed that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), former…

Tax court burns entire U.S. medical marijuana industry

Medical marijuana dispensaries that have taken federal tax deductions are about to be gut-checked by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. In Olive v. Commissioner (PDF), judges unanimously found that the owner of the Vapor Room Herbal Center,…

Fox News contributor: Female reporters envy Ann Romney for marrying a ‘good, rich man’

Fox News contributor Liz Trotta says that media coverage of Ann Romney has not been fair because “the ladies of the press” envy Gov. Mitt Romney’s wife for marrying a “good, preferably rich man” like “their mothers told them.” Trotta on Sunday said female journalists resented Ann Romney because like…

Indian PM ‘deeply shocked’ by Wisconsin temple shooting

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced shock Monday at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the U.S., while Sikh leaders suggested American Muslims may have been the intended target. “I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the shooting incident that has resulted in the loss…

Three U.S. senators call for aid to Syrian rebels

Three prominent U.S. senators called late Sunday for direct U.S. military aid to Syrian rebels, including use of U.S. air power to protect rebel-controlled areas in the country. The senators – John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham – said in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post they were…

Sikh temple gunman had a 9/11 tattoo

More information is coming out about what led the FBI to declare Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting an act of domestic terrorism. According to the Los Angeles Times, tattoos plus “certain biographical details” were the source of that conclusion. A representative of the Sikh congregation, Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka, told CNN that…

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