At Price Middle School in Atlanta. Two shot — one of them is a 14 year old student shot in the head; the other, a teacher. UPDATE: Suspect apprehended. Breaking now.
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1. America has a gun problem. Study after study after study has found that the spread of guns in the United States has led to more people being killed by guns. The old “more guns, less crime” theory has been conclusively debunked. The question now is how to limit the spread of guns, particularly by better mechanisms to prevent people who would commit murder and other gun … Read More
AP reports: The lead police investigator into a nightclub fire that killed 234 people in southern Brazil says the music group playing at the time lit a flare designed for outdoor use that set the club's ceiling on fire. Police inspector Marcelo Arigony said in a news conference Tuesday that "the flare was for outdoor use only and the people who lit them know that."
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From Gawker: Kirill Bartashevitch, 52, of St. Paul was arrested and charged with two counts of felony terroristic threats for allegedly threatening his daughter and wife with an assault rifle. Police say Bartashevitch recently purchased the weapons because he was concerned that President Obama was planning to ban them. The incident report states that on Sunday January 13th, Bartashevitch and his … Read More
So here's a columnist named Matthew Boyle. Writing at Dead Breitbart News, he finds it strangely curious that Obama has suddenly ramped up gun control efforts at the same time Media Matters starts writing about. Read the article (the full thing is below) and see if you can tell what is missing: The far left-wing, George Soros-backed Media Matters for … Read More
Palin's contract with Fox News is up, and the news today is that Fox is not renewing. Palin, who was paid a reported $1 million per year as a contributor to FOX since mid-January 2010 when FOX announced her signing, may not have made quite the splash her employers had hoped during this three-year period, and would, on occasion go … Read More
(1) NBC: The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions. If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it would represent a profound change on an issue that has been … Read More
Spoiler Alert, as always Before I begin, I thought I would share this cheeky tweet from yesterday — Hugh Bonneville (who plays Lord Grantham) to U.S. Downton Abbey viewers: To the US tweeps who've managed to avoid spoilers about tonight's ep of #DowntonAbbey – hope you both enjoy it 😉 — Hugh Bonneville (@hughbon) January 28, 2013 Very funny. He's … Read More
Spoiler alert, as always. Downton has become a strange little show, moving at a fast pace with short scenes, and yet not seeming to go anywhere. There's seems to be more foreshadowing than actual plot. But it's still fun to watch — don't ask me why. So we had a scene where Mary was again frosty to Matthew. Hard to … Read More
This morning, Twitter debuted a new app called Vine. It works just like Twitpic (an app that allows you to attach pictures to your tweets), except that Vine allows for six-second loopable movie clips to be attached to your tweet. So far, the results are…. boring.
(1) A New Mexico bill introduced Wednesday would force rape victims to carry their pregnancies to term during their sexual assault trial or be charged with “tampering with evidence.” If a woman ended her pregnancy after being raped, both she and her doctor would be charged with a third degree felony under HB 206: Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating … Read More