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Christian Parents Caught On Tape Beating Their Gay Son [Video]

Christian Parents Caught On Tape Beating Their Son

A Christian couple was caught on film beating their gay son — because they do not agree with his lifestyle. The disturbing footage was posted on Reddit, with the title “how not to react when your child tells you that he is gay.” Although the family members are not named, the man being beaten is… Read more »

Brain-Eating Amoeba Detected In Louisiana Water Supply

Louisiana Water Supply

Brain-eating amoeba were discovered in a Louisiana drinking water system. Officials in St. John the Baptist Parish confirmed the organisms were detected in Water District number 1, which serves more than 12,000 residents. Although the water is potable, residents in Garyville, Mt. Airy, and Reserve, are urged to use caution. As discussed by the United… Read more »

Syrian Rebels Detain 43 UN Peacekeepers With 81 More Trapped, UN Says

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The United Nations said Thursday that 43 of its peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights had been detained by Syrian rebels. The specific group of armed Syrian rebels detaining the peacekeepers has not been released at this time. The Associated Press reports via Haaretz, that another 81 UN peacekeepers have been trapped… Read more »

Death By Taser: Georgia Police Used Taser Like A Cattle Prod

Gregory Towns died while in handcuffs, hit 13 times by Taser fire.

What started as a domestic dispute ended with the death of a 24-year-old Georgia man when he was tasered 13 times by two police officers. The incident occurred on April 11 in East Point, Georgia, a small city close to Atlanta, and charges are now been filed against the city by the family’s lawyer. Just… Read more »

VA: Oscar The Grouch Used To Depict Veterans In Training Manual

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A new VA internal training guide used Oscar the Grouch to reference veterans. The use of the Sesame Street character, who is rarely pleasant, has angered many vets and Veterans Affairs staffers who have also served in the military. Oscar the Grouch was reportedly used to reference veterans that were likely to attend town hall… Read more »

California Man Charged With Deliberately Spreading HIV [Video]

Thomas Guerra faces charges of willfully spreading HIV to partner; other charges pending investigation

A landscape architect from Central California has been charged in San Diego with willfully infecting others with HIV. Thomas Guerra (who also goes by Ashton Chavez) is HIV positive. California state law requires him to inform all potential sexual partners of his infected status. He’s being accused of having deliberately hidden the truth from a… Read more »

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Finally Wed In Super-Secret Ceremony

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Breaking News: It’s official! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are married — like husband and wife — and only a few details have emerged of their super-secret nuptials. According to the Washington Post, the A-listed couple exchanged marital vows in France over the weekend. The exact location isn’t mentioned at this time, but sources say… Read more »

Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat — Contrary To Popular Belief

What Exactly Is Hello Kitty?

Apparently, Hello Kitty is not a cat, contrary to popular belief. University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano was preparing an exhibit for the Japanese American National Museum when she hit an unexpected snafu. In her written plans, which were submitted to Sanrio, she referred to the beloved character as a cat. Although her plans… Read more »