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Chuck Hagel Resigns: Defense Secretary Stepping Down [Breaking News]

Chuck Hagel is resigning as the Secretary of Defense. Breaking news reports indicate that Hagel gave his resignation to President Barack Obama earlier this morning. The White House has not yet made an official statement about the Chuck Hagel resignation, or who might be filling his position as the Defense Secretary. Show More Summary

‘Real Klan’ claims they hacked Anonymous Twitter account in ongoing Ferguson feud

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Members of the Ku Klux Klan claimed yesterday to have taken over a Twitter account used by the member of Anonymous who hacked the KKK’s official Twitter account. After the KKK threatened to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, the hacker collective known as...

Arizona ex-con convicted of Colorado sex assault

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

Man freed after serving nearly 40 years in prison for a double murder he says he didn't commit, has been convicted of sexually assaulting two children

NJ lawmaker introduces ‘rape by fraud’ bill to criminalize lying to get sex

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make lying in order to obtain sexual favors from another person “sexual assault by fraud,” the Star-Ledger reports. According to the bill introduced by Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), the crime of “sexual assault by...

British Banker Rurik Jutting Is Fit to Stand Trial for Hong Kong Murders

However, the high-profile case will now be adjourned until July 2015 to allow for extensive DNA testing of evidence

Wingnuts’ “amnesty” idiocy: How to beat a term to death until it loses all meaning

President Obama's executive action is already being derided by Ted Cruz et al. as "amnesty." Meaning what, exactly?

Brzezinski: Eric Dyson’s ‘White Supremacist’ Comment ‘Lowering the Conversation’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski defended former Gotham Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about black-on-black crime and chided fellow MSNBC-er Michael Eric Dyson for alleging that Giuliani's comments were indicative of the "defensive mechanism of white supremacy in your mind."

Cleveland Police Kill 12-Year-Old African-American Boy Carrying ‘Fake Gun’

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

    Tamir Rice. Screen Shot/YouTube As America continues to reel from the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, news has spread from Ohio that a black child was shot by local authorities Saturday afternoon while carrying a replica gun at a playground. Show More Summary

Obama defends use of executive action on immigration

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

President Barack Obama defended his decision to use executive authority to enact changes to the U.S. immigration system during an exclusive interview for “This Week,” challenging Republican Speaker John Boehner to “pass a bill” if he was not satisfied with the president’s unilateral actions. “Congress...

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. Dies at 78

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference on the steps of Washington’s City Hall. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Marion Barry Jr., who began his career in public service during...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Embraces Her Crazy Side at the AMAs

2 days agoNews : CitizenSugar

Taylor Swift opened the American Music Awards in LA on Sunday night with her hit song, "Blank Space." The star skipped the red carpet earlier in the evening but she made her entrance onto the stage a memorable one by recreating key scenes from her wildly successful music video. Show More Summary

Russian President For Life? Vladimir Putin Says ‘We’ll See’ — But Rules Out Crowning Himself Czar

Will Vladimir Putin appoint himself Russian President for Life? Some would say that, by remaining in tight control of Russia’s politics for the past 14 years — even during the period from 2008 to 2012 when he served as Prime Minister — he already has. Show More Summary

Monsters Among Us: Nathaniel Donnell Oesby raped and killed Donna Zinetti; Sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison

Keith Longtin Paid $7.5 Million After Being Falsely Charged With His Wife’s Murder [An excellent post] Estranged Husband Charged in Slaying DNA Frees Suspect in Md. Slaying Verdict Attacks Police Grilling Double-life given for Laurel murder Prince George’s County v Keith Longtin 2011 Keith Longtin Movies/Documentaries Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Fit to Kill

Marion Barry Dead At 78, Reportedly Collapsed While Walking Into His Home

Former mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday at the age of 78. Washington Post reports that the D.C. council member and former four-term mayor ended a short stay at Howard University Hospital hours before his death. The death of Marion...Show More Summary Petition Asks TMZ to Remove ‘Crack Mayor’ Marion Barry Headline

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

A local Washington, D.C. group is demanding TMZ apologize and remove the words “crack mayor” from its headline about the death of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry. “We want  his legacy to be honored the right way,” the petition reads. “Show respect to his family friends and supporters.” The petition has garnered more than 4,000 [...]

Vladimir Putin Blames West For Tension Over Ukraine Even As Russia Sends In New Troops

Vladimir Putin claims that the West is to blame for rising tensions over the situation in the Ukraine, even as Russia sends more troops and weapons into the country to support pro-Moscow rebels. Putin this week was defiant over economic...Show More Summary

‘Get me off your fcking mailing list’ accepted for publication by scam academic journal

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An Australian computer science tired of being spammed by a fake academic journal submitted a paper entitled — and consisting entirely of the words — “Get me of your fcking mailing list,” only to have the essay rated “excellent” by an anonymous reviewer and have...

Stephanopoulos to Obama: What’s Stopping Future Presidents From Not Enforcing Tax Laws?

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos pressed President Barack Obama Sunday morning on his executive action on immigration, whether it was really keeping in precedent with previous presidents' immigration actions, and whether future GOP presidents could pull the same move on whatever their hearts desired.

Obama on 2016: Americans Want a ‘New Car Smell,’ ‘Fresh Start’

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, President Barack Obama said American voters will want a "clean slate" and a "fresh start" in anticipation of the 2016 presidential election.

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