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Contraception-denying Hobby Lobby fired Miss. woman for taking time off to have a baby

A Mississippi woman said she was fired three years ago from her job at Hobby Lobby after applying for medical leave to deliver her baby. Felicia Allen began working in 2010 as a part-time cashier at the Flowood arts-and-crafts store, which is owned by an evangelical family that recently won…

Delaware grad student secretly recorded hundreds of women on restroom cameras, cops say

A graduate student at the University of Delaware was arrested last week after campus police discovered cameras he had hidden in multiple bathrooms on the campus, Fox 5 reported. Police say 38-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto hid video cameras the size of cigarette packs in the Hugh Morris Library, Memorial Hall, Willard…

UFC’s Joe Riggs to miss upcoming fight after gun cleaning mishap

UFC welterweight Joe Riggs will miss an upcoming fight after accidentally shooting himself. Joe Riggs was reportedly cleaning a pistol Monday when the weapon accidentally fired, wounding his hand and upper thigh. The injuries were not life-threatening, but UFC officials said the 31-year-old Riggs would miss his Sept. 13 UFC…

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by Sunni militants. The US government, which has been reluctant so far to take military action in support of Baghdad, has rushed…

3,000 acre fire raging in California’s Yosemite National Park

A wildfire raged in sections of California’s famous Yosemite National Park on Tuesday but the popular tourist destination remained open, officials said. Park spokeswoman Ashley Mayer said the blaze which started on Saturday had scorched more than 3,000 acres (12 square kilometers) and remained only 19 percent contained. The fire…

Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dies at 93 in Georgia

The lone remaining crewman of the Enola Gay — which dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of WWII — has died in Georgia, US media reported. Theodore Van Kirk, also known as “Dutch,” died Monday of natural causes at the Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone…

SD Comic-Con cosplaying teen hospitalized in bloody attack, man arrested

Members of the cosplay community from this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con scrambled to try to help authorities on Tuesday after reports that a teenage girl was assaulted during the convention. San Diego Harbor Police confirmed to The Raw Story via email that a 29-year-old man was arrested early Sunday…

Jury awards ex-MN Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in ‘American Sniper’ defamation suit

By Art Hughes ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded more than $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday after a federal jury found he had been defamed in a book by an ex-Navy SEAL who claimed the two were in a bar fight. In an…

Limbaugh: Abused NFL wife felt fame was ‘worth’ injury — ‘How bad could it have been?’

Radio host Rush Limbaugh defended the National Football League’s light punishment of Ravens running back Ray Rice, suggesting that knocking his then-girlfriend unconscious could not have been that bad if she later agreed to marry him. The NFL came under fire recently after Rice was given a two-game suspension for…

SWAT officers reassigned over Facebook post musing about killing Bundy supporters

Two SWAT officers were reassigned after they made social media posts fantasizing about killing Cliven Bundy supporters during a standoff earlier this year at his Nevada ranch. Officer Russell Laws logged onto Facebook shortly after the April 12 standoff ended between federal and local authorities and armed protesters, reported the…

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