Mitt-With-MinoritiesCollege-educated minority Americans who benefited from affirmative action programs should pay reparations to white students, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

The surprise 5-3 decision was issued with the court’s decision on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which weighed whether the university’s consideration of race in admissions was constitutional. ... Read More →

 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel found a hidden microphone in a caviar appetizer today during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

According to local press reports, Merkel interrupted a ceremonial dinner in Berlin after she discovered that a salmon caviar blini she intended to eat was wiretapped by the NSA, an American spy agency.
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abc_gma_davis_130517_wgChristian television personality Pat Robertson stoked controversy today by telling a female caller that disobedient wives should be spanked by their husbands.

On a segment on the long-running 700 Club the 83-year-old Robertson explained to a woman seeking relationship advice that an occasional slap in the rear is the clearest path to marital bliss.... Read More →

 

074415-120223-abbottAustralia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard attended a fundraiser last night that featured a selection of miniature wiener sausages labeled the "Tony Abbott Special."

The menu appears to be a response to a recent Liberal Party fundraiser which named a quail dish after parts of Gillard's anatomy.... Read More →

 

Jay Carney April FirstThe White House has praised Congress for its spirit of bipartisanship and support for the administration in the wake of revelations about a massive surveillance program.

President Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney today told reporters that the leaks have brought Democrats and Republicans together as allies in defending the National Security Agency (NSA) having access to the phone and Internet records of tens of millions of Americans.... Read More →

 

GIRLFRIEND_2587717bThe U.S. government has been secretly manipulating online dating websites to improve outcomes for their staff.

According to a British newspaper, the NSA and other government agencies have gained direct access to the servers of OKCupid, Match.com and PlentyofFish.... Read More →

 

downloadGeorge R.R. Martin, the author behind the immensely popular "Game of Thrones" fantasy TV show, announced he has completed a new book to be published later this year.

But devoted fans expecting to read The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga from which the “Game of Thrones” TV show is adapted, will likely be surprised.... Read More →

 

342407_005Christian minister Ray Comfort claimed today that the existence of pineapple disproves the Big Bang theory.

In a video uploaded to his official YouTube channel, the New Zealand-born leader of The Way of the Master ministry said that the spiny fruit could only exist in a universe created by God.... Read More →

 

_63433176_63433175U.S. Senator John McCain called for the invasion of Hong Kong today in response to recent leaks about secret surveillance programs.

In an interview with BBC World News, the hawkish Republican said that by hosting the leaker, Edward Snowden, Hong Kong has proven itself to be an enemy of the United States.... Read More →

 

bk3mdr21-1280x708Newark Mayor Cory Booker saved the life of a 93-year-old nun who fell down a well today.

In a message to his Tumblr followers, the candidate for New Jersey's open U.S. senate seat says he was returning home from a fundraiser in Saddle River, N.J., when he saw the nun fall.... Read More →

 

800px-Antarctic,_iceberg_(js)_10The CEO of oil giant ExxonMobil is stranded off the coast of Greenland after a company exploration ship hit an iceberg.

According to a press release, Rex Tillerson was on the ship to check up on the development of the firm's Disko Bay oil field when the vessel unexpectedly ran into one of the increasing number of icebergs floating in the area.... Read More →

 

AgustaWestland-AW101-VVIP-helicopter-exterior1The U.S. Federal Reserve has leased 736 helicopters in the past two weeks, an investigation by The Daily Currant has revealed.

According to sources the fleet is intended to be used in the Fed's new Aerial Liquidity Dispersal Operations (ALDO), an unconventional monetary easing program designed personally by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.... Read More →