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California Mosques Receive Letters From Trump Supporter Threatening Genocide
November 27, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment
California Mosques Receive Letters From Trump Supporter Threatening Genocide

Multiple mosques in California received identical copies of a letter telling them them that President-elect Donald Trump is “going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the jews” [sic]. The letters coincide with …

Jill Stein Files For Recount In Wisconsin
November 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment
Jill Stein Files For Recount In Wisconsin

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has filed for a vote recount in Wisconsin. Stein wants an investigation into allegations of Russian hacking, and easily met fundraising goals for the cause online.
“We …

Trump Demands Apology For Pence “Harassment” at Hamilton
November 19, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment
Trump Demands Apology For Pence “Harassment” at Hamilton

Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of Hamilton on Broadway last night, and got more than the usual show. The cast remained onstage after taking their bows to delivery comments just for the guest …

Mistrial Declared In Ohio Police Shooting
November 12, 2016 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
Mistrial Declared In Ohio Police Shooting

The trial of a white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a black man during a routine traffic stop has ended in a mistrial.  Jurors were deadlocked over whether Ray Tensing was guilty of voluntary …

Dylann Roof and Michael Slager Both to Face Trial In Charleston In Coming Week
October 30, 2016 – 11:12 pm | No Comment
Dylann Roof and Michael Slager Both to Face Trial In Charleston In Coming Week

Within next seven days, Charleston, SC will simultaneously host two high-profile trials of white men who killed black people. The trials, especially that concerning a police shooting, could strain the historically sleepy sea-side city, which …

Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize
October 29, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment
Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize

After weeks of silence, Bob Dylan has publicly acknowledged his Nobel Prize for Literature, and expressed gratitude for the award. However, it is still unclear if he will attend the Nobel ceremony to receive it …

Three Kansas Militia Members Arrested for Bomb Plot
October 15, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Three Kansas Militia Members Arrested for Bomb Plot

The FBI announced today it had thwarted a plot to bomb a housing complex in western Kansas that is home to many Somali Muslims.
Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, both 49, and of Liberal, Kansas, and …

Hurricane Matthew Kills Hundreds in Haiti; US Spared Worst of Damage
October 8, 2016 – 9:29 pm | No Comment
Hurricane Matthew Kills Hundreds in Haiti; US Spared Worst of Damage

Haiti is grappling with a growing humanitarian crisis as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew this week, with hundreds dead, thousands displaced, and a public health crisis. The situation is a stark contrast to the US, …

Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads
September 4, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment
Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads

Wells Fargo has apologized after publishing promotion materials that seemed to discourage students from pursuing careers in the arts. The images caused a backlash, as artists responded on Twitter.
In a brochure for the bank’s “Teen …

Two Charged in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge, Cousin of Dwyane Wade
August 29, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Two Charged in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge, Cousin of Dwyane Wade

Two brothers have been charged with the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, 32, on Chicago’s South Side on Friday. The tragedy has gained additional attention due to the fact that Aldridge is the cousin of …

Trump Campaign Manager: “He Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults”
August 21, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
Trump Campaign Manager: “He Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults”

Donald Trump‘s new campaign manager is pursuing new heights of denial in service to her boss. Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Kellyanne Conway said Trump does not traffic in negative speech.
Conway spent several …

Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies
August 13, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment
Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies

Long a favorite at county fairs, Deep Fried Twinkies are now an at-home treat. Maker Hostess, in conjunction with Walmart, has introduced a pre-fried version available in the frozen section.
The confection comes in both chocolate …

Trump Rebuts, Criticizes Parents of Slain Muslim Army Captain
July 30, 2016 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
Trump Rebuts, Criticizes Parents of Slain Muslim Army Captain

Donald Trump responded to one of the DNC’s most viral speeches this week, saying that he has in fact sacrificed much for his country.
“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very …

Hillary Clinton Chooses Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate
July 23, 2016 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
Hillary Clinton Chooses Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate

Hillary Clinton announced Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday night. The choice of a white, male centrist is being criticized by progressive Democrats, though Kaine himself has a thoroughly liberal record.
“I’m …

Scott Baio To Speak At Republican National Convention
July 17, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
Scott Baio To Speak At Republican National Convention

D-least celebrity and conservative activist Scott Baio announced on Twitter this weekend that he is a late addition to the speaker lineup at the Republican National Convention. The choice would seem unusual any other year, …

Bahamas Warns Citizens Traveling to the US About Police
July 10, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Bahamas Warns Citizens Traveling to the US About Police

In a rare move, a nation has issued a travel warning against the US. This week, the Bahamas warned its citizens visiting the US  about interactions with the police that could turn violent, reflecting a …

Man Loses Foot After Stepping On Explosive In Central Park
July 3, 2016 – 1:14 pm | No Comment
Man Loses Foot After Stepping On Explosive In Central Park

 

A Virginia tourist had his foot almost completely severed after stepping on some kind of explosive device in Central Park on Sunday afternoon. Police are investigating the incident, but it does not seem to be …

Some Stabbed at White Supremacist Event in California
June 26, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
Some Stabbed at White Supremacist Event in California

At least 5 people were injured, some with stab wounds, at a white supremacist rally at the California state capitol in Sacramento.
According to local media, the rally was held by the Traditionalist Workers Party, which …

More Prominent Conservatives Dump Trump
June 26, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
More Prominent Conservatives Dump Trump

George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, has taken his opposition to Donald Trump one step further and officially left the Republican party. Will announced the move this week at an event for the Federalist …

You Probably Have Free Tickets From Ticketmaster
June 22, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
You Probably Have Free Tickets From Ticketmaster

Due to a 2003 class action lawsuit settlement, Ticketmaster is now offering vouchers for free tickets to anyone who bought through the company from October 21st, 1999 and February 27th, 2013. The offer is meant …

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