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June 06, 2015
GOP Congresswoman Claims Many Mass Shooters 'End Up Being Democrats'

GOP Congresswoman Claims Many Mass Shooters 'End Up Being Democrats'

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) claimed that people who commit mass shootings are often Democrats during a Wednesday discussion about the Florida school shooting.

Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls

An autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax Scare

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax Scare

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been targeted by an anthrax hoax, reports London’s Evening Standard.

Redemption time for Romney?

Redemption time for Romney?

Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP...

New York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History Month

New York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History Month

New York University has issued a public apology and fired their director of food service after students pointed out the watermelon-flavoured water and collard greens the school was serving during Black History Month were racially insensitive. College of Arts and Science sophomore Nia Harris...

Florida Rep’s Aide Fired After Saying Parkland School Shooting Survivors Are Actors

Florida Rep’s Aide Fired After Saying Parkland School Shooting Survivors Are Actors

The untrue conspiracy theory has been pushed by the far-right website, The Gateway Pundit.

Report Alleges Rampant Sexual Misconduct At Dallas Mavericks

Report Alleges Rampant Sexual Misconduct At Dallas Mavericks

A Sports Illustrated report detailing widespread workplace sexual misconduct in the Dallas Mavericks organization that involved its former CEO is sending shock waves through the league and drawing sharp criticism.

University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: ‘Elites’ don’t care about school safety

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: ‘Elites’ don’t care about school safety

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference amid the nation’s heated debate about gun control following the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. During his speech, LaPierre said “elites”...

Pennsylvania GOP Pleads With SCOTUS Again To Let Them Use Gerrymandered Map

Pennsylvania GOP Pleads With SCOTUS Again To Let Them Use Gerrymandered Map

Pennsylvania Republicans again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania’s new, court-ordered congressional map on Wednesday, marking the latest in a series of attempts to halt a plan that would make congressional elections more competitive in the state by reducing the impact of...

Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooter

Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooter

The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday. As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at...

Russia's Man In The White House

Russia's Man In The White House

First, did a presidential candidate compromise our interests in exchange for electoral help from a foreign adversary?

Fourth fortune hunter dies looking for Fenn's Treasure

Fourth fortune hunter dies looking for Fenn's Treasure

A fourth fortune hunter has died in the pursuit of a treasure chest containing more than $1 million worth of gold coins and jewels which is reputedly hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Jeff Murphy, 53, perished in June but the details of his death were only revealed eight months later. He was...

Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support

Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support

Local leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, denied a request to host what would have been the town’s first gay pride parade.

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement.

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting – not guns

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting – not guns

The head of the National Rifle Association denounced lawmakers and the media on Thursday for renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Alabama Likely To Botch The Execution Of An Already Dying Man

Alabama Likely To Botch The Execution Of An Already Dying Man

UPDATE: According to Alabama media, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay of execution in the case of Doyle Lee Hamm.

Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who answered a neighbor's request for help in a domestic dispute was shot and killed Wednesday in Maryland, officials said.

The 10 Best Beaches In The World In 2018, Revealed

The 10 Best Beaches In The World In 2018, Revealed

Need some travel inspo for your upcoming beach vacation?

US blasts Russia over strikes on Syria rebel enclave

US blasts Russia over strikes on Syria rebel enclave

The United States blasted Russia on Thursday over the bombing of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, saying it has a "unique responsibility" for the more than 400 deaths in the Damascus suburb. After fresh air and rocket strikes by Syrian government forces killed another 46, State Department...

Congressman Booed at Town Hall as People Demand Action on Guns

Congressman Booed at Town Hall as People Demand Action on Guns

A Colorado congressman was met with boos at a town hall on Tuesday night as he repeatedly declined to back an assault-weapons ban.

Malaysia holds Filipinos seeking to set up extremist cell

Malaysia holds Filipinos seeking to set up extremist cell

Ten suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a Malaysian cell of a Philippine kidnap-for-ransom group have been arrested in Borneo island, police said Wednesday. The alleged extremists, mostly Filipinos, are also accused of trying to help fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS)...

Ivanka Trump To Lead U.S. Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony

Ivanka Trump To Lead U.S. Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Democrat trounces Republican in Kentucky state race where Trump won with 72% of vote

Democrat trounces Republican in Kentucky state race where Trump won with 72% of vote

The Democrats have emphatically won a state House seat in a Kentucky district where Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 49 points in 2016. Linda Belcher’s victory in Bullitt County, where she polled more than two-thirds of the vote, is thought to be the Democrats’ 37th gain since the...

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday.

Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack. The justices, in an 8-0...

The Latest: Official: Inmate scream not from execution drugs

The Latest: Official: Inmate scream not from execution drugs

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida Execution (all times local):

Models Carried Their Own Severed Heads At Gucci's Nightmarish Milan Fashion Show

Models Carried Their Own Severed Heads At Gucci's Nightmarish Milan Fashion Show

Things got extra freaky at Gucci’s Milan Fashion Week show on Wednesday when designer Alessandro Michele sent models down the runway carrying replicas of their own heads.

Robert Mueller's Indictment Could Be a Win for Russia's Trolls

Robert Mueller's Indictment Could Be a Win for Russia's Trolls

As well as providing a blueprint for their methods, the indictment may further diminish public trust in platforms that provide information

'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records

'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records

The King of Wakanda is still conquering the box office.

Wild elephant kills two at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Wild elephant kills two at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

A wild elephant Thursday trampled to death two people, including a child, as it rampaged through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials said. The incident occurred at the massive Kutupalong camp in the southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of...

Tweeters Rip 'Zombie' Donald Trump Over 'Listening Session' Cheat Sheet

Tweeters Rip 'Zombie' Donald Trump Over 'Listening Session' Cheat Sheet

Tweeters were incredulous after President Donald Trump showed up on Wednesday to a “listening session” with Florida school shooting survivors carrying a note that essentially reminded him to show empathy.

Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army

Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army

A Palestinian died after attacking Israeli soldiers and being shot during clashes overnight in the occupied West Bank, the army said Thursday. Protests broke out when the Israeli army entered the Palestinian city of Jericho in a bid to arrest suspects. The man was identified by the Palestinian...

The Sad Story of the Tucker 48 Killed in a Fire

The Sad Story of the Tucker 48 Killed in a Fire

Tucker 1023 was burned beyond recognition.

Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and...

Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor's 2001 slaying

Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor's 2001 slaying

SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen years after federal prosecutor Thomas Wales was shot to death in his Seattle home, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday the unsolved case remains a top priority of the Justice Department.

Is Harley-Davidson's New Electric Motor a Revelation?

Is Harley-Davidson's New Electric Motor a Revelation?

Is Harley-Davidson's New Electric Motor a Revelation? Another mysterious trademark from the Motor Company. Is this the name for the company's new electric motor? Harley has a thing for dramatic-sounding engine names. First there was the Evolution which, fair

'Walking Dead' Star Admits To That Eye-Opening Mistake

'Walking Dead' Star Admits To That Eye-Opening Mistake

At this point in “The Walking Dead” timeline, longtime zombie hunter Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) could probably fire a weapon with his eyes closed, so the question is, uh, did he?

The Latest: Sweden, Kuwait call for UN vote on Syria

The Latest: Sweden, Kuwait call for UN vote on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local):

The 'crisis actors' lie spreads in wake of Florida shooting

The 'crisis actors' lie spreads in wake of Florida shooting

In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week, it happened again — conspiracy theories circulating claiming that it didn’t really happen, or that it was staged, with actors.

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world. Islamist militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe...

These Photos Of Black Kids Watching 'Black Panther' Highlight Why This Film Was Needed

These Photos Of Black Kids Watching 'Black Panther' Highlight Why This Film Was Needed

“Black Panther,” which opened last week, has been a hit at the box office and with critics.

India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada

India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada

India has handed Canada a list of nine people in Canada who are suspected of trying to revive a Sikh separatist movement in the Indian state of Punjab, a state official said on Thursday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting India and on Wednesday he traveled to Punjab where he told...

Corgi comforts stranger who recently lost his own dog

Corgi comforts stranger who recently lost his own dog

Cora, a therapy dog in training sought out a man at the airport who’d lost his own pet the day before.

Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

Emergency teams on Wednesday began recovering bodies from a plane crash in Iran's Zagros mountains but the operation had to be suspended due to bad weather, officials said. Search helicopters located the crash site after a break in the weather on Tuesday at a height of around 4,000 metres...

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