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Univ. of Conn. TV airs ‘rape is funny’ video

Students at the University of Connecticut are meeting Wednesday night to discuss protesting the university’s student-run television station for airing a video which they say promotes “rape culture.” The student-run, student-funded UCTV aired the Shenanigans comedy sketch on at least two occasions, Nov. 10 and Jan. 30, according to Gawker.…

Police: Entire NYC building was pot farm

A five-story building in New York City was raided by police this week, revealing that the entire structure was being used as a multi-tiered marijuana farm. Police said that four of the floors appeared to be designated to individual stages of the plants’ growth, with the most mature on the…

Poll: 62 percent of Californians want marijuana regulated like wine

A majority of Californians believe that marijuana should be regulated like wine, according to a recent statewide poll sponsored by legalization advocates. Sixty-two percent of residents in the Golden State support the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012, a ballot initiative that will be voted on in November. The…

Home-schooled girl to lawmakers: Vote down same sex marriage for my birthday

A 14-year-old girl named “Sarah” asked lawmakers in Maryland on Tuesday to vote against marriage equality for her birthday. Testifying before Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Sarah said it “would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote no on gay marriage.” “I really feel bad for the…

Gingrich super PAC adviser: Democrats want to abort black babies

A senior adviser to the pro-Gingrich super PAC “Winning Our Future” claimed on Tuesday that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was not using coded racial language, and pointed the finger at Democrats for once having a “racist platform.” Following Mitt Romney’s win in the Florida Republican primary, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow…

Palin: Romney created ‘false narrative’ to win Florida

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the Florida by paying for ads with a “false narrative.” “I think that with $17 million purchasing some ads and some false narrative it was very, very difficult for Newt Gingrich and the other candidates to counter…

Biden: ‘bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive’

WASHINGTON — US Vice President Joe Biden spelled out a blunt reelection message for his boss President Barack Obama on Tuesday — “Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” Biden’s comment at a Texas fundraiser came as Obama stepped up his drive to claim credit for rescuing…

Facebook’s Sandberg claims women have ‘ambition gap’

Facebook’s chief operating officer said last week that women around the world are plagued by an “ambition gap.” Speaking in Davos at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, Sheryl Sandberg explained that in the developing world, there was “an ambition gap at the societal level.” “We say we want to…

New audio tape sheds light on JFK assassination

WASHINGTON — Long-lost audio recordings of the aftermath of president John F. Kennedy’s assassination have been made public, captivating historians and stirring fascination about that fateful day. Almost 50 years after the November 22, 1963 assassination, a two hour and 22 minute reel was found among the personal effects of…

BP must pay some of Halliburton’s Gulf spill costs

WASHINGTON — A US court ordered British oil giant BP Tuesday to pay oilfield services company Halliburton for some of the claims stemming from the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In a ruling in Louisiana on Tuesday, a federal judge ruled BP must “indemnify Halliburton for third party…

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