Articles by: Abby Miller

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Westboro Baptist Church Announces Picket Of A&E In Support Of Phil Robertson

‘Don’t apologize Duck Dude!’ goes the message from Phil Robertson’s latest supporters, the Westboro Baptist Church. He must be celebrating the support.

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Ohio Woman Gets Life In Prison For Manipulating 10-Year-Old Son To Murder

An Ohio woman has received life in prison for the murder of her husband after manipulating her ten-year-old stepson into killing his father.

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Photo by Norman Walsh via Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Belchertown_MA_USA.jpg and GNU Free Documentation License. http://norman.walsh.name/.

Loaded Gun Found By Fifth-Graders On An Archaeological Dig

When these fifth-graders went on an archaeological digging field trip, they never expected to unearth a loaded gun in this bucolic, Massachusetts town.

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Halloween Candy/$24 Billion meme by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

A Piece Of Candy Every Day For Every American For Over A Year: The Cost Of The Shutdown In Halloween Candy

The US government shutdown cost $24 Billion. That’s 171,428,571,425 pieces of Halloween candy. Or 571 pieces of candy for every American. Thanks, Ted Cruz.

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Why do we celebrate Columbus Day when it's celebrated for all the wrong reasons. From slavery to genocide, meet the real Christopher Columbus. Image: Ricardo Liberato @ Flickr

Columbus Day: Celebrating The ‘Greatest Wave Of Genocide In History’

The real story of Christopher Columbus. During my school years, and perhaps during yours, whenever October rolled around, we started learning about the ‘great explorer and discoverer of America,’ Christopher Columbus. We talked about how Columbus discovered America, how he made friends with the Native Americans. We drew pictures of […]

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Miley Cyrus, who was the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, parodied hit song "We Can't Stop" with a political twist. Image: Flckr/StarblindKing

Miley Cyrus And SNL Mock The GOP In ‘We Did Stop (The Government)’ (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann and John Boehner were partying together this Saturday, making fun of the shutdown they brought about. Okay, it was Miley Cyrus and Taran Killam on SNL. If you haven’t seen this video, you’re missing out. Cyrus, who was the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live this […]

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Nevadans Calling Obamacare Hotline In Tears, Desperate For Coverage

Nevadans Calling Obamacare Hotline In Tears, Desperate For Coverage

People desperate for health insurance in the state of Nevada started calling the states ACA call center, sometimes in tears, wanting Obamacare.

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Screen shot of Fox News Government Slimdown. From Newshounds http://www.newshounds.us/_fox_news_blames_obama_for_making_government_slimdown_a_shutdown_10022013

‘Government Slimdown,’ Not ‘Shutdown’ Insists Fox News

Fox News claims there’s no “shutdown,” just a “government slimdown.” Guess all those hungry children going without WIC should just “slim down,” huh?

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Giving iPad To Minority Children To Teach Technology A ‘Waste Of Money’ Says Conservative Radio Host

Racist conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has some harsh words for a Los Angeles program that gives iPads to disadvantaged Latino students.

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Owners Of Wisconsin Golf Course Fear For Employee Safety After Backlash Sparked By 9-11 Special

What’s wrong with this ad for a 9-11 golf course special? Other than the 9-11 golf course special, we mean …

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Catholic Bishop: Ignorance Leads To Blaming Priests For Sex Abuse; Church Has Dealt With Problem ‘Responsibly’

Catholic Bishop: Ignorance Leads To Blaming Priests For Sex Abuse; Church Has Dealt With Problem ‘Responsibly’

If there are two things I’ve never before put in the same sentence, it’s ‘Catholic sex abuse’ and ‘dealing with it responsibly.’ They just don’t make sense.

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Town Shaken As They Find Out That White Supremacists Have Been Moving In With Plans To Take Over

What can an economically-depressed small town’s only black resident do after white supremacist Craig Cobb buys all the cheap homes and takes over?

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911 calls usually imply danger. And a deputy suing a caller for danger he confronted is bad enough, but for PAST medical expenses, mental anguish, etc.? Image @ TheRawStory

Family Of Man Shot And Killed By TX Deputy Is Sued For Deputy’s Pain And Suffering

911 calls usually imply danger. A deputy suing a caller for danger he confronted is bad enough, but for ‘past’ medical expenses, mental anguish, etc?

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Harry Potter Fans More Politically Active, More Likely To Hold Liberal Views, Says New Book

Why does this professor think Millennials dislike George Bush and the GOP because they grew up reading ‘Harry Potter’ books?

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Photo by Alex Remnick for the (NJ) Star Ledger via NJ.com. http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/08/bamboozled_life-saving_transpl.html

Best Healthcare In The World? Insurance Company Almost Lets NJ Dad Die … Over 26 Cents

You’ve been laid off, pay for COBRA coverage, and suddenly you need a $500K bone marrow transplant. Thank goodness for health insurance … or maybe not.

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This woman has saved millions of lives

Family Of The Immortal Woman, Henrietta Lacks, Has Reached An Agreement On How Her Cells Can Be Used

Henrietta Lacks’ cells have made her immortal, generating billions in profits. But 62 years later, is her family finally giving permission to use them.

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Allowing the case to go to trial meant that since Hassan is representing himself, he gets to grill the witnesses, some of whom are his own victims.Image @ NBC DFW

Opening Statements In Trial Of Fort Hood Shooter Make Clear His Intention Was Holy War

Allowing the case to go to trial meant that since Hassan is representing himself, he gets to grill the witnesses, some of whom are his own victims.

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Can anyone ever really be redeemed for such a heinous crime? Can James Wolcott, murderer, really become Professor James St. James without a wrinkle? James Wolcott image @ via Georgetown at the SunTimes; Professor James St. James courtesy of   @ SignOfTheTimes

Teen Who Killed Entire Family Now A College Psychology Professor

Can anyone ever really be redeemed for such a heinous crime? Can James Wolcott, murderer, really become Professor James St. James without a wrinkle?

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What kinds of programs exist to help poor, struggling families afford diapers for their babies? None. While we sit and watch the GOP scream about the 'right to life.' Image @ SilentWindsOfChange

Low-Income Families Struggle To Afford Diapers, Forced To Reuse Dirty Diapers In Some Cases

What kinds of programs exist to help poor families afford diapers for their babies? None. While we sit and watch the GOP scream about the ‘right to life.’

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‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Opens Fire On Car Full Of Kids Because Dad Tried To Turn Around In Her Driveway

‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Opens Fire On Car Full Of Kids Because Dad Tried To Turn Around In Her Driveway

You know how you get lost and you do not have anywhere to turn around except by using a driveway? Well, don’t ever let that happen to you in Tennessee.

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