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Manhattan District Attorney Asks to Be Recused Amid Spitzer Investigation Standstill

The Manhattan district attorney, Cy Vance, has moved to recuse himself from the criminal investigation into (now apparently recanted) allegations that former Governor Eliot Spitzer assaulted a 26-year-old woman he was with at the Plaza Hotel Saturday, the New York Times reports. The investigation has reached a “standstill,” police said. http://gawker.com/eliot-spitzers… The formal request to transfer the case to the ...

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Reports of Reality Star Angela Raiola's Death Are Allegedly False

According to close family and friends, incoming reports of Mob Wives star Angela Raiola’s death from lung and brain cancer are allegedly false. Known affectionately as “Big Ang,” the VH1 reality star became a fan favorite for viewers during Mob Wives’ sophomore season. Raiola was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015; the celebrity was informed that it had spread to ...

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South Dakota Just Become the First State to Pass an Anti-Transgender Student Bathroom Bill

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On Tuesday, the South Dakota state senate passed HB 1008 in a 15-2o vote, a bill that makes it illegal for a transgender person to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The bill is now waiting for the signature of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who has some weird(bigoted) ideas about what he needs ...

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Apple Says it Will Fight a Government Order to Unlock the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Apple says it has no intention of complying with a federal magistrate’s order to unlock the cell phone used by the San Bernardino shooters, calling the back door system requested by the court “too dangerous to create.” Read more… Gawker

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It Looks Like the Oregon Occupiers Left a Giant Trench of Poop Near Important Native American Grounds

[unable to retrieve full-text content] FBI agents investigating the scene of the Oregon wildlife reserve occupation this week found a trench full of “significant amounts of human feces” that was apparently left by Ammon Bundy’s band of antigovernment militants. According to a court filing reported by Reuters, the shit hole was either on top of or next to “grounds containing ...

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500 Days of Kristin, Day 388: Kristin's Book Tour Lie

As we near ever closer to Kristin Cavallari’s literary debut and the sweet release of death, new details about the promotional schedule for Balancing in Heels have emerged. Today Kristin announced that she plans to embark on a cross-country “book tour” next month, making stops in “NYC, Chicago, and LA.” The location listed on Kristin’s website for the “NYC” tour ...

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Obama on Nominating a Replacement for Scalia: 'The Constitution Is Pretty Clear'

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, President Obama spoke about replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. “I’m shocked,” said Obama, jokingly, upon hearing that the first question asked after his remarks at U.S. ASEAN Leaders Conference was not about the ASEAN Leaders Conference. He first expressed, again, “heartfelt condolences to the Scalia family,” calling him a ...

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White People Still Cannot Handle Beyonce's 'Formation' Video 

Following Beyoncé’s very good, very black performance at the Super Bowl, a collection of people with little to do and even less sense announced that they would be holding an anti-Beyoncé rally at the NFL headquarters. Great idea, guys. That’ll show her. Unfortunately for the anti-Beyoncé movement, they don’t seem like a particularly dedicated bunch: Nobody showed up for the ...

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Former Treasury Official Who Helped Bail Out the Banks Says They're Still Too Big to Fail

At the Brookings Institution on Tuesday, Neel Kashkari, a senior Treasury Department official in the Bush and Obama administrations, said that he believes “the biggest banks are still too big to fail and continue to pose a significant, ongoing risk to our economy.” “The question is whether we as a country have the courage to actually take action now,” Kashkari, ...

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Here's What Happens When You Post a Gun on Social Media and You're Not Jeb

Earlier today, after a campaign stop at the FN America manufacturing plant in Columbia, South Carolina, Jeb Bush tweeted a photograph (caption: “America.”) of a .45-caliber handgun engraved with his name. As it happens, FN America is a subsidiary of the Belgian company FN Herstal, which, the Washington Post points out, was requisitioned by the Nazis in its previous incarnation ...

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