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After calling Pelosi ‘garbage’ and causing mass school lockdown, GOP staffer loses job

It’s not quite clear why conservative talk show host Joyce Kaufman resigned from her position as chief of staff to newly elected Rep. Allen West (R-FL) before she even began the job. But for those looking for a reason, there are plenty to be found. On Tuesday, Kaufman raised the…

Keith Olbermann assures O’Reilly he didn’t commit suicide

The host of The O’Reilly Factor warned Monday that there could be mass suicides on the air at MSNBC if Democrats sustained major losses in Tuesday’s midterms. “I’m going to issue a viewer warning right now for children not to watch MSNBC because some people may commit suicide, alright. They…

19 bodies found in mass grave near Acapulco

Police recovered 19 bodies Wednesday in a mass grave identified in a narco-video as the burial site for 20 men who were kidnapped a month ago in the Pacific coast city of Acapulco. Police did not yet know if the bodies found in the grave in Tres Palos, a town…

Scientists find system with 5 Neptune-like planets

European astronomers find star system with at least 5 Neptune-like planets, suspect more European astronomers say they have discovered a star system containing at least five Neptune-like planets. They suspect there are two more, including one that could be the smallest found outside our solar system. Christophe Lovis of Geneva…

Thousands of dead fish surface at mouth of Mississippi River

Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River, prompting authorities to check whether oil was the cause of mass death, local media reports said Monday. The fish were found Sunday floating on the surface of the water and collected in booms that had been deployed…

Magnetic mega-star challenges black hole theory

A neutron star with a mighty magnetic field has thrown down the gauntlet to theories about stellar evolution and the birth of black holes, astronomers reported on Wednesday. The “magnetar” lies in a cluster of stars known as Westerlund 1, located 16,000 light years away in the constellation of Ara,…

Right-wing survey: Carter, Obama top list of US’s worst ‘gangsters, killers’

In the great pantheon of American “gangsters, serial killers, mass murderers, incompetent and crooked politicians, spies, traitors, and ultra left-wing kooks,” no one is worse than … Jimmy Carter. So says a survey carried out by Right Wing News, which sampled 43 mostly conservative bloggers as to whom they see…

Churchill ‘banned UFO report to avoid mass panic’

LONDON — British wartime prime minister Winston Churchill banned the reporting for 50 years of an alleged UFO incident because of fears it could create mass panic, according to claims made public on Thursday. The grandson of an RAF officer who was one of Churchill’s personal bodyguards wrote to Britain’s…

Scientists find ‘monster’ star using Very Large Telescope

LONDON — The most massive star ever, which is up to 20 million times brighter than the Sun, has been discovered using the Very Large Telescope in Chile, scientists in Britain said Wednesday. The star, named R136a1, is thought to have started off with a mass of up to 320…

California city plans mass production of medical marijuana

California city Oakland has approved draft legislation moving it a step closer to legalizing the large-scale production of medical marijuana, a city council clerk said on Wednesday. “The proposition passed the first reading at the city council by five yes, two nos and one abstention,” said Crystal Bing, legislator recorder…

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