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Colbert on fracking: Why can’t my car just run by burning the innocence of children?

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the permanent gag order placed on an entire Pennsylvania family whose health and family farm were wrecked by a nearby natural gas drilling operation. Range Resources, Inc., the company that owns the fracking well, gave the family…

Double-amputee veteran Tammy Duckworth rips contractor’s twisted ankle ‘disability’

Appearing Wednesday to testify before a House committee, the owner of a military IT contracting company was lectured and shamed by Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq veteran and double amputee who grilled him about a military disability claim he filed 27 years after twisting his ankle in prep school.…

Manufacturer faces lawsuits after surgery robot arm breaks off in patient’s butt

Surgeons in Aalst, Belgium were startled when part of the robot arm of a da Vinci surgery robot broke off inside a patient who was undergoing prostate surgery in 2007. According to New Scientist magazine, that incident and others have sparked a rash of lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the…

Google confirms Iran choked off Internet access ahead of elections

Search giant Google, Inc. confirmed Monday morning that its Gmail, YouTube and encrypted search services have been unavailable to Iranians since Feb. 10, the day that rumors began to circulate that the whole country had been taken offline. Shortly after Google’s confirmation Monday morning, The Associated Press began receiving reports…

Enraged millionaire CEO allegedly breaks waiter’s finger

When 76-year-old finance CEO John K. Castle went to the posh Club Colette in Palm Beach, Florida last Saturday night, he naturally expected the very best. But when his expectations weren’t met to the exact letter, he allegedly snapped — more than just figuratively speaking. According to a police report…

Voter watchdogs: Republicans are the real election frauds

Election watchdogs on Tuesday accused Republicans — who have been adamant about the need to fight voter fraud — of being the real frauds after a former Republican governor’s aide was found guilty of voter suppression. Paul E. Schurick was convicted of trying to suppress black voters during Maryland’s 2006…

UAL, Continental shareholders approve airline deal

Shareholders at United parent UAL, Continental approve deal to create world’s biggest airline Shareholders of United and Continental airlines voted Friday to approve a combination of their companies that would create the world’s biggest airline and could have far-reaching effects on where they fly and how much they charge passengers.…

Target apologizes for Minn. political donation

Target apologizes for Minn. political donation that angered some workers, sparked boycott talk The head of Target Corp. apologized Thursday over a political donation to a business group backing a conservative Republican for Minnesota governor, which angered some employees and sparked talk of a customer boycott. Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel…

Sanctity of Donuts Day

I got a lot of emails about this, and I sent them to Emily at RH Reality Check, and discovered she was already on it. But seriously, it’s worth spreading the news, because as weird as this story is, it reveals a lot about the anti-choice movement (and right wing…

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