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Ohio widow informed of soldier husband’s death via Facebook

An Ohio woman last week said she was informed of her husband’s untimely death in Afghanistan by one of his platoon members, who contacted her in a Facebook post and broke protocol to give her the shocking news. Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown, a 26-year-old resident of Columbus, Ohio and father…

Florida fire captain: Trayvon died because of ‘sh*tbag… welfare dependent’ parents

A Miami-Dade fire captain is under investigation after he asserted that the death of an unarmed Florida teen was the fault of “failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents.” According to the Grio, Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann made the following entry on his Facebook page last week…

Media outlets request the court unseal Zimmerman documents

Attorneys representing media outlets are requesting the Stanford judge overseeing the Trayvon Martin case to unseal the court file, according to The Orlando Sentinel. Media outlets filed an eight-page motion Monday morning, hoping for Seminole County judge Mark Herr to back away from an agreement with the lawyers of George…

Netflix CEO blasts Comcast for shredding net neutrality

The CEO of Netflix blasted the nation’s largest cable Internet provider on Sunday for violating the principles of net neutrality by exempting its own online video service from bandwidth caps it recently imposed on other Internet usage. The criticism from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings seems to be in line with…

Anti-Mormon pastor endorses Romney because Obama ‘opposes’ the Bible

A Texas pastor who has repeatedly called Mitt Romney’s religion a cult is now endorsing the former Massachusetts governor because President Barack Obama “opposes biblical principles.” Dallas pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress first said in 2007 that Romney was not qualified to be president because “Mormonism is a cult.” “Mitt Romney…

Ann Romney: Hilary Rosen’s comment ‘was my early birthday present’

The wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sounded less like a stay-at-home mother of five and more like a political tactician at an event on Sunday where she said comments made by a Democratic CNN contributor were an “early birthday present.” Reporters from both The Wall Street Journal…

Cosby blames gun culture for Trayvon Martin’s death

Veteran US actor and comedian Bill Cosby spoke out about the fatal shooting in February of an unarmed black teen in Florida, blaming his death on the prevalence of guns in the United States. “We need to get rid of it on the streets. And if people have one, they should be checked…

U.S. Midwest braces for more tornadoes

Residents picking through their damaged homes braced for more tornadoes across the US Midwest Sunday after dozens touched down in the region, killing five people in Oklahoma. By early Sunday, over 100 tornadoes were reported in the region, and the National Weather Service warned that “severe storms” were possible in a huge swathe…

Americas summit leaves Obama little to cheer about

US President Barack Obama came to Colombia hoping to defend US trade interests in Latin America. Instead, he found himself isolated on Cuba, and faced with a Secret Service sex scandal. Pressure from his counterparts at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena to do more than just compliment their “remarkable” progress and bring Cuba back into…

Bachmann: Women ‘can make their own choices for… their own bodies’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who wants to outlaw abortion and restrict coverage of female contraception, on Sunday insisted that Republican members of Congress “want women to have their own choices.” During a Sunday interview on NBC, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) spoke out against a Republican effort to allow employers to…

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