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Lewis Black rips Wisconsin voter ID law in ACLU ad: ‘Not on my watch, baby’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Comedian Lewis Black blasted voting restrictions in Wisconsin in an ad posted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday. “Elected officials shouldn’t get to choose who gets to choose elected officials,” Black rants. “Look, people marched and fought and died...
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Blistering drought allows archaeologists a look at once-submerged Oregon town - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Record drought on the U.S. West Coast has exposed the ruins of an Oregon hamlet once submerged under the waters of a man-made reservoir, allowing a rare opportunity for an archaeological excavation, a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation official said on Thursday. The tiny community of Klamath Junction was...
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Connecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years now part of state parole board - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A Connecticut man who spent 21 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder said on Thursday he would not be lenient on inmates in his new role as a member of the state’s parole board. Kenneth Ireland, 44, was freed in 2009 after DNA evidence showed he did not rape and...
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‘Angry and intoxicated’: Highlights from the Palin family brawl police report - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Authorities in Anchorage, Alaska said on Thursday that they would not press charges in connection with a local brawl last month involving relatives of former Gov. Sarah Palin (R), the Anchorage Dispatch News reported. Police also released their report of the Sept. 6 incident at a group birthday...
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White limos and the C-word: A drunken Palin family birthday party melee remembrance - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Well, the reviews are in and we now know –kinda sorta– what went down when Wasilla’s Royal Family went drunken berserker beast-mode at a birthday party back on Sept. 6. In a police report filled with multiple conflicting accounts that reads like The Sound and the Fury, but with...
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Thousands of protesters expected in Ferguson and St. Louis for ‘weekend of resistance’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The St. Louis area on Thursday was bracing for more racial unrest over the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer, and another police killing of a black teenager Wednesday was expected to add fuel to the fire. Several civil rights organizations and protest groups, including...
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Amazon reportedly preparing to open physical store in New York City - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to open its first physical store in midtown Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The store will be located at 7 West 34th Street, across from the Empire State Building, the Journal reported. The store, expected to...
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John Kerry warns: Time running out for action on climate change - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time was running out for real action. Kerry said the window for facing the challenge was “closing quickly” and warned of...
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‘Pastafarian’ loses driver’s license after refusing to remove spaghetti strainer headwear - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A Canadian man who practices the “Pastafarian” religion lost his driver’s license last week, and is being required to take a religious spaghetti strainer off of his head before he can get a new one. Surrey, B.C. resident Obi Canuel told the National Post that he became a...
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Reza Aslan slams Bill Maher’s ‘bigotry’ against Islam in NYT op-ed - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan expanded upon the debate currently raging over the Islamic faith in an op-ed column published Thursday in the New York Times. In the column, Aslan — author of Zealot, a scholarly biography of Jesus of Nazareth — decried what he called a...
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Convict love: Neo-Nazi gets engaged to woman who hid body parts in flowerpots - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A white supremacist who was sentenced last week in a 2009 kidnapping was recently engaged to a woman who killed her boyfriend, dismembered his body, and hid his remains in flowerpots she gave as a gift. Thomas Joseph Murphy was convicted of kidnapping and other charges after going to a house in...
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Chicago man would like you ladies to know you fail to entertain him properly - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Thanks to Kara Brown at Jezebel for bringing my attention to this amazing bit of entitled bullshit that was posted on Craigslist. Before we dive into this, I want to mention something that happened to me the other day.  I was riding a bike through Manhattan and, as you do, was politely waiting at...
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Lawyer accused of rape removes himself from NYPD chokehold lawsuit - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A high-profile lawyer accused of raping a woman in his New York City apartment last week has said he will no longer handle a planned wrongful-death lawsuit against the city by the family of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in chokehold during his arrest. Sanford Rubenstein’s law...
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Ted Nugent’s latest rant: There are no poor in America, and vampire wolves are coming - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
In his new column for World Net Daily, 1970s rock icon and current conservative iconoclast Ted Nugent implored Americans to “snap out of your daze.” He began by lamenting that he is not taken more seriously, writing that “I raise as much hell as I can for a bowhunting guitar...
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Occupy organizer calls for guaranteed income: Cost of poverty greater than eliminating it - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
It costs more to keep poverty than it would cost to eliminate it, says author and Occupy Wall Street organizer David DeGraw. The writer told Acronym TV in a recent interview that his own research had convinced him that guaranteed income was the most effective way to fix wealth inequality. DeGraw...
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Conservative conference: Vote Christian or face ISIS beheadings and sodomy-based marriage - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
ISIS Islamic radicals and the culture war against secularism are both part of the same worldwide threat to religious freedom, according to a Christian conference being held this weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 12, conservative Christian groups — like the American Family Association (AFA), the Family...
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Alabama pastor confesses: I’ve been having sex with church members — and I have AIDS - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The pastor of an Alabama Baptist church has confessed that he knowingly exposed women congregants to HIV by having sex with them while ill with AIDS. Montgomery’s WSFA Channel 12 reported that now ex-Pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church made a series of...
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Ancient prophecies of apocalypse rally Islamic State jihadists - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
An infidel horde flying 80 banners meets a Muslim army at the Syrian town of Dabiq in an apocalyptic battle. The Muslims are decimated but ultimately prevail, ushering in the end of days. This ancient Sunni Muslim prophecy — mentioned in canonical accounts of the Prophet Mohammed’s...
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US urges action to keep Ebola from becoming ‘next AIDS’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A top US health official on Thursday urged swift action to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next AIDS epidemic, as the health of an infected Spanish nurse deteriorated. The United Nations chief meanwhile called for a 20-fold increase in the world’s response to the spread of...
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Baton Rouge officer who texted about ‘pulling a Ferguson’ allowed to retire, can still work as a cop - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The Baton Rouge police officer who resigned after racist text messages he had sent were discovered was allowed to file departure paperwork indicating that he had retired, The Advocate reports. The texts authored by Michael Elsbury state that “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and...
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US unemployment claims fall to eight-year low as job market improves - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits fell last week to their lowest level in more than eight years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Initial jobless claims, fell by 1,000 to 287,000 in the week ending October 4. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 to 288,000....
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Quarantined family of Texas Ebola victim left to mourn in isolation - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
It had been planned as a vigil, but the service quickly turned into a memorial once the news broke that Ebola had killed Eric Duncan, the virus’s first victim in the US. Before his condition worsened and he died in a Dallas hospital at 7.51am local time on Wednesday, eight days after his diagnosis...
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W. Kamau Bell and Joe Rogan on white power: You already have the power, you redundant f*cks - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Comedians W. Kamau Bell and Joe Rogan think the so-called “white power” movement is full of “redundant fucks,” and the duo is not too happy about the cartoonish depictions of black people in mainstream movies, either. During a discussion on Rogan’s podcast, Rogan...
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New Jersey high school cancels football season over ritual rectal hazing - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A New Jersey high school canceled the rest of its football season over claims that upperclassmen sexually violated younger players in a hazing ritual. The parent of one Sayreville High School player told NJ Advance Media that a senior player would signal the start of the hazing by howling, and...
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GOP Attorney General candidate says he would have defended interracial marriage ban - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Brad Schimel, a Republican candidate running for Wisconsin Attorney General, went on an Oshkosh cable access program and declared that if he had been AG sixty years ago, he would have defended the state’s ban on interracial marriage, the Journal Sentinel reported. “You’re not...
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Louie Gohmert: Obama thought ISIS beheading victim would die from climate change first - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said this week that President Barack Obama was more worried about climate change than ISIS and Ebola, and he was allowing infected people to sneak into the county because he wanted everyone to “feel included.” Speaking to Newsmax host Steve Malzberg on...
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Orca whales can learn to ‘speak’ dolphin language, ground-breaking study shows - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Orca whales in captivity can learn to imitate the sounds made by dolphins in order to facilitate cross-species communication and social interaction. That leaves American humans among the ever-dwindling number of species that can’t be bothered to learn a second language. A Thursday news...
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Fox News report uncovers ‘diversity of thought’ at Harvard: They all ‘blame America’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Caleb Bonham, a reporter for a group dedicated to opposing campus liberalism, told Fox News on Thursday that he had investigated Harvard University students and come the the “concerning” conclusion that they were “listening to what they are learning in class.” Earlier this...
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Attorney shuts down police stop of black handyman: ‘Now please leave our neighborhood’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A recent videotaped incident in Washington, D.C., highlights the way race and class matter in police interactions with residents. The video, which was posted online by the Washington Post, shows white attorney Jody Westby coming to the aid of black handyman Dennis Stucky, who has been stopped by...
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Satanic Temple fires early shots in ‘war on Christmas’ to ensure time for legal challenges - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
For the second year in a row, the Satanic Temple will attempt to have its “holiday display” erected alongside the more traditional Nativity scenes and Christmas arrangements in the Florida Capitol, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. The display consists of a kiosk in which Satan —...
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