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Amanda Knox: Justice At Last in Perugia

It's over, for good. Amanda Knox can finally put this horrific 8 year ordeal behind her. Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation has fully exonerated both Amanda and Raffaele Sollecito of murder. The supreme Court of Cassation panel deliberated… [[ This is a content summary onl [...]

Steffon Josey-Davis’ dream of becoming a police officer were crushed when he was charged with a felony over a legally owned firearm. He tol [...]

Comedian Bill Maher went on a fiery diatribe against “deeply stupid” politically correct wing of liberalism on his show Friday, at one poin [...]

The Internet Outrage Machine Is Finally Ready for Hillary

In four tweets on Wednesday afternoon, New York Times reporter Amy Chozick revealed the existence of the HRC Super Volunteers, which promised in an email to journalists to call out sexism in press coverage of Clinton’s likely presidential campaign. Inexcusable sexist words <a href=&quo [...]

A Kansas mother is upset after the school her adopted special needs son attends asked him to remove his varsity letter jacket. Jolinda Kell [...]

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded an officer before being [...]

Late NIght: Anne Murray

In honer of the return of winter North Eastern Ohio, with temps in the 20s and off and on snow I present this little ditty. I have liked most of Ann Murray’s stuff including her covers of Beatles tunes. As you can see I am covering for Mr. Tuttle again tonight so he can get all the [...]

Open thread for night owls. Warren: Kicking butt again

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2009—Afghanistanization: But Still No Exit Plan: After 60 days of comprehensive reviews and leaks about differences over those reviews within the administration, no surprises have emerged in the new strategy for the “good war” [...]

‘Empire’ Actress Accused Cops of Racism Against Her Son, but Video of Encounter Told Different Story

Actress Taraji P. Henson, who plays a character on popular television show “Empire,” apologized Friday for accusing police in Southern California of racially profiling her son after video emerged of the 2014 encounter. Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at Fox’s ‘Em [...]

Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all emails from her personal server, the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi said he was [...]

Boston Bombing News: Khairullozhon Matanov’s Plea Hearing

[Editor’s Note: The following is an account of the plea hearing for a friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who federal investigators claim lied to them about his friendship with Tsarnaev.] A plea hearing took place at 3.00 pm on Wednesday, March 24, for Khair [...]

Progressive Caucus on Leaked ISDS Provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON – Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva… Go to Source : Progressive Caucus on Leaked ISDS Provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Pro-Monsanto Scientist Insists Weed Killer Is Entirely Safe to Drink. Then, TV Host Offers Him Glass…

A pro-Monsanto scientist who insisted during a television interview that Roundup is perfectly safe to drink refused to consume a glass of the weed killer on-air after being challenged by the host. “You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” Dr. Patrick Moo [...]

Police investigators say a white male was riding a St. Louis MetroLink train on Monday night when he was approached by a group of black men [...]

Known oil and gas fields in the Levant Basin US Energy Information Administration/Wikimedia This story first appeared on the TomDispatch  [...]

Ellen Pao Verdict (Temporarily) Thrown Out Because Jury Has Math Fail

This is a breaking news story. We’ll be updating this post regularly. Ellen Pao’s $16 million lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, has captivated Silicon Valley for the past month. Pao, now the interim CEO of Reddit, sued her former employ [...]

BREAKING: Italian Court Reaches Verdict In Amanda Knox Case

AFP has the breaking news: Italy’s top court on Friday cleared Amanda Knox of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama. Judges at the Court of Cassation also cleared Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Solle [...]

Day’s End and Weekend Watch

My church is having a “Silent Retreat” tomorrow where attendees “fast from speaking” for eight hours. Don’t know if I’ll make it this year. After a week in front of the computer, the doctor would probably order some social interaction. Here are some r [...]

Tsarnaevs: Why did they murder the innocent?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a note in pencil on an interior wall of a trailered boat in which sought refuge after the Watertown shootout. He attempted to justify killing innocent people with the following words, “The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians but most of you already k [...]

Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Murder Conviction, Closing Legal Saga

Story by the Associated Press; created by Oliver Darcy. — ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic. R [...]

Sen. Ted Cruz cited a 1975 Newsweek article on “global cooling” to question the evidence of global warming, and in the process  [...]

Cartoon: Death penalty dissonance

Click to enlarge. Since lethal injection drugs are becoming scarce and no longer efficient at the whole “lethal” thing, Utah’s getting ready to bring back the firing squad, while other states are dusting off their electric chairs and gas chambers. Somehow thes [...]

Audio and video has emerged showing Indiana state Rep. Vanessa Summers (D-Indianapolis) going after one of her Republican colleague’s 18-mo [...]

North Dakota this week became the 27th state to call for a constitutional convention that would propose an amendment to the Constitution re [...]

James Baker: Not a Republican Any More

So this is an understatement, I’d say, from Peter Baker in the New York Times: When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of undermining the chances of peace in the region, he said nothing more than the kinds of things he had said at ti [...]

Two states join Colorado as it defends its marijuana law against suit

Washington and Oregon on Friday joined Colorado in defending its recreational marijuana law against a suit brought by two of its neighboring states. In a filing, Colorado asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the lawsuit — filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma — arguing that it makes a “dange [...]

Lena Dunham’s Jewish Jokes Aren’t Offensive. They’re Just Stale.

The sun rose today, which means that there’s a new outrage cycle inspired by something Lena Dunham has written, said, or done. (This piece moves beyond Dunham, but bear with me.) <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/03/27/lena-dunhams-dog-or-jewish-boyfriend-quiz-draws-ire-ca [...]

Woman who cut baby from womb potentially faces more than 100 years in prison, DA says

Dynel Lane, the Colorado woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman and removing a 7-month-old fetus from her body, was charged with eight felonies by the Boulder County District Attorney’s office on Friday, including attempted murder and the unlawful termination of a pregnancy. La [...]

Week in Review: 5 Years of the ACA, Our Fifth Science Fair, and a Talk About the War on Drugs

This week, the President celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law, hosted students at the fifth-annual White House Science Fair, sat down with the creator of “The Wire” to discuss criminal justice policy, and traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to h [...]

A new change to the AP Stylebook, a style and usage guide used by news organizations, allows the terms “global warming” and “climate change [...]