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Colin Kaepernick Investigated Over Suspicious Incident: Reports

(215) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 1:04 PM

NFL star Colin Kaepernick is being investigated over a suspicious incident, several outlets reported.

No charges have been filed yet against the 49ers quarterback. But TMZ, which originally broke the story, reports that the case has been referred to the Special Victim's Office, which handles sex...

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White House May Prohibit Selfies With Obama

(344) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.

The White House may prohibit selfies with President Obama, a top adviser said on Sunday.

Speaking on CBS' Face The Nation, Dan Pfeiffer said that the president didn't know the photo he took with Red Sox star David Ortiz was part of a Samsung promotion.

“Someone...

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Putin Claims He's 'Friendly' With Gay People

(249) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 7:30 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spearheaded some of the strictest policies against the LGBT community in Russia's history.

Under the new Russian law, teaching children about homosexuality is a crime punishable with a hefty fine. Though homosexuality was legalized in Russia in 1993, gay people still...

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NFL May Be Open To Medical Marijuana Use

(73) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 3:59 PM

The NFL may be open to players using medical marijuana, NBC Sports reported.

At an event last week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was asked if the league would ever allow athletes to use treat injuries with medicinal marijuana in places where it's legal.

“I don’t know what’s going...

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Pope Francis 'Shocked' By Gay Adoption Bill: Report

(1600) Comments | Posted December 29, 2013 | 2:51 PM

Pope Francis reportedly was "shocked" by a bill that would allow gay couples to adopt children in Malta.

Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna told the Times Of Malta that he spoke with Pope Francis about the bill and the pope encouraged him to speak out against it....

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Jang Song-thaek's Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns: Report

(518) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Shocking new details have been revealed about the execution of Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong Un's uncle.

The New York Times reports that the Jang's death was the end result of a brutal gun battle between Jang supporters and those of the regime over who controlled key land.

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Chiara De Blasio Opens Up About Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues (VIDEO)

(68) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 11:49 AM

Chiara de Blasio, the daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, made a brave confession on Tuesday.

In a video posted to YouTube, she confessed that she has struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues.

"I had depression, like clinical depression, for my entire adolescence....

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Pope's Approval Rating Soars: CNN Poll

(1227) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 8:51 AM

The Holy See is about to get an early Christmas present this year.

A new CNN poll released Tuesday found that 88% of American Catholics view Pope Francis favorably. Additionally, nearly 75 percent of Americans in general think he's doing a good job.

It's been quite a year...

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GOPers Ruin Beloved Internet Meme

(182) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Another day, another hilarious internet meme ruined by politicians trying to be hip.

This time around, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) took a shot at Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), his 2014 Senate opponent, with this take on the "doge" meme.

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SNL Adding Black Female Cast Member

(181) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 5:50 PM

'Saturday Night Live' will be adding a black female cast member, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The news comes after weeks of criticism of the sketch comedy's lack of a black female comic. SNL regular Kenan Thompson took heat for saying that the show...

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Sandra Fluke Destroys 'Corporations Are People' Argument (VIDEO)

(5550) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 9:44 PM

Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law student who became a national face of the Affordable Care Act after Republicans denied her the right to speak on a panel, appeared on MSNBC's 'All In With Chris Hayes' on Tuesday.

Fluke, who now works as a social justice...

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Sinead O'Connor: Why I Wrote The Miley Letters

(170) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 10:14 AM

Sinead O'Connor doesn't regret her public spat with Miley Cyrus, she told Time.

"I think what was more important really that came out of the Miley thing was this issue of being able to conversate about how mental health and human rights is now," she said. "I think...

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Obama Campaign Considered Replacing Biden With Hillary Clinton For 2012 Election

(2081) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 6:44 PM

Joe Biden was almost replaced as President Obama's 2012 VP candidate, a new book claims.

In "Double Down," an explosive account of the 2012 election, writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann claim that many of the president's top aides wanted Hillary Clinton to be his running mate instead.

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Rand Paul Plagiarized Speech From Wikipedia, Rachel Maddow Says

(4488) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 11:35 PM

Did Rand Paul plagiarize his speech from Wikipedia? It sure seems that way, as Rachel Maddow pointed out on Monday.

In a speech given in support of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, Paul referenced the 90s science fiction movie Gattaca. The Kentucky senator used...

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Dick Cheney: Military Action In Iran Likely

(1590) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Military action in Iran is likely unavoidable, Dick Cheney said on Sunday.

On ABC's 'This Week', host George Stephanopoulous asked Cheney about the effectiveness of diplomatic talks in Iran.

"Is military action against Iran inevitable?" he said.

"I have trouble seeing how we're going to achieve our objective short of...

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NSA Hacked Mexican Presidents' Email For Years: Report

(2618) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 2:45 PM

The National Security Agency hacked the email of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, according to a report from Der Spiegel.

The report, which stems from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, alleges that a division of the NSA "successfully exploited a key mail server in the Mexican Presidencia...

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Ted Cruz: Some Republicans Trying To 'Inflict Harm On The American People'

(1021) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 1:25 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered some harsh words for his Republican colleagues not actively trying to gut the Affordable Care Act.

He explained that some Republicans are taking a more passive approach to opposing the health care law-- hoping it doesn't work and then using the failures for political gain.

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Fox News Guest: 'I'm Not Saying She Deserved To Be Raped, But...'

(3185) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 8:17 PM

A Fox News guest said that a Missouri teen who says she was raped by a classmate was asking for it by going out late at night. He also accused her of lying.

“What did she expect to happen at one in the morning after sneaking out?” attorney Joseph...

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Michael Bloomberg: 'If I Were A Woman, I Would Wear High Heels'

(173) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 2:59 PM

If you're one of the zero people who has ever wondered what New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be like as a woman, wonder no more.

"I like women and I think that they look stunning in high heels -- not that they look bad without high heels. I...

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Philly Stop And Frisk Video Shows How Bad This Tactic Can Be

(3062) Comments | Posted October 13, 2013 | 5:59 PM

As the controversy over stop-and-frisk heats up in New York, another battle is playing out in nearby Philadelphia.

A video posted to YouTube at the end of the last month- that attracted attention this weekend- reportedly shows a stop-and-frisk...

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