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NOAA: Globe Sets 5th Hottest-Month Record of 2014

Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the planet is heading toward its warmest year on record. The month of October was the hottest October on record worldwide, the fifth time this year a month has achieved that feat. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that the 58.43 degrees Fahrenheit temperature beat out October 2003. Show More Summary

Canadian Fans Pitch In on U.S. National Anthem

They may be our biggest rivals on the ice, but when it comes to honouring our American neighbours, Canadians don't pass up on the opportunity to chime in. The video above, filmed Nov. 18, shows the opening of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Show More Summary

Was Black Teen Lynched in North Carolina?

A forensic pathologist who has reviewed official reports relating to the death of Lennon Lacy, the black teenager who was found hanging from a noose in North Carolina, has questioned procedures followed by local and state authorities and challenged the official determination of suicide. Show More Summary

IRS Finds 30,000 Lerner Emails Thought Missing

Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration...Show More Summary

Report: Mia Love's Parents Were Undocumented

Congresswoman-elect Mia Love of Utah, who made history this month as the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, was born in America to Haitian parents who came to the country on tourist visas and were likely undocumented immigrants, according to American Prospect. Show More Summary

Warren to Obama: Stop Appointing Wall Street Bankers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): I believe President Obama deserves deference in picking his team, and I've generally tried to give him that. But enough is enough. Last Wednesday, President Obama announced his nomination of Antonio Weiss to serve as Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department. Show More Summary

Hillary: Obama Immigration Plan 'Historic Step'

In some of her first public comments on the issue, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect five million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally and urged Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year. "I think the president took an historic step and I support it," she said.

The Long Shadow of Kubrick's '2001'

T.R. Witcher, Salon: When I first heard about Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi adventure, Interstellar, my immediate thought was only this: Here comes the latest filmmaker to take on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Though it was...Show More Summary

Brown Killed 148 Feet from Wilson's SUV, Not 35

Shaun King, Daily Kos: For 104 days, the police have lied and said Mike Brown was killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. It was actually 148 feet. This distance is essential to the defense and how Darren Wilson must demonstrate...Show More Summary

New Nevada Speaker Wrote About 'Darkies'

The incoming Republican speaker of the Nevada Assembly wrote about the "master-slave relationship" between Democrats and blacks, while also referencing "simple minded darkies," according to a report published Thursday. The Reno News and Review, an alternative weekly in the state's second city, picked through past newspaper columns written by Rep. Show More Summary

CDC: Most Excessive Drinkers Not Alcoholics

Drinking excessively can cause serious health risks and is responsible for an average of 88,000 deaths every year. But the vast majority of such excessive drinkers are not alcoholics, according to new government data. Nine out of 10Show More Summary

Libertarians Plot Mass Move to New Hampshire

Nirvana for a libertarian in New Hampshire is a gay married couple guarding a stash of marijuana with an AK47. "I could live with that," said Ian Freeman, a leading light of the Free State Project and one of the pathfinders in a mass migration of like-minded people to the New England state. Show More Summary

First Openly Gay Player Retires from NBA

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, announced his retirement from the league on Wednesday. Collins made the announcement through a self-penned article on Sports Illustrated's website that appears in the Nov. 24 issue of the magazine. Show More Summary

TalkLeft: Media Hypes Chance of Ferguson Violence 24/7

Jeralyn Merritt, TalkLeft: The media hype over the grand jury decision in Ferguson is over the top. Except for a few stories about Buffalo and one warning of a cyber attack by China or Russia, CNN aired nothing else this afternoon, except commercials.... Show More Summary

House Intel Report Debunks Benghazi Theories

A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Show More Summary

Even Al Qaeda Thinks ISIS Has Gone Too Far

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen -- al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- strongly rebuked ISIS in a video released Friday, declaring ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's declaration of an Islamic caliphate to be illegitimate. The statement,...Show More Summary

UK's First Poo-Powered Bus Hits the Road

Britain's first bus to be powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads. The 40-seat Bio-Bus, which is powered by human and food waste, has taken to the road. Nicknamed "the number two," the eco-friendly vehicle will transport people between Bath and Bristol Airport. Show More Summary

TW: Obama Kneecapped Jeb, Christie 2016 Plans

Jon Terbush, The Week: President Obama on Thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race.... By moving ahead solo before the...Show More Summary

House Republicans Sue Obama Over ObamaCare

House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority. The lawsuit -- filed against the...Show More Summary

PE Teacher in Trouble for Dragging Teen into Pool

A high school PE teacher in Stockton, California, faces a charge of corporal injury to a child after video surfaced of him trying to force a 14-year-old girl into a pool during his class. Ten-year district employee Denny Peterson isShow More Summary

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