The Daily Word in American Citizenship, Natural Disasters and Fragile Bones
The Donald should be able to pass a naturalization test in his own country, right? It's only fair.
Over 10,000 Louisiana residents are staying in emergency shelters after enduring four days of rain and flooding, while the city of Baton Rouge struggles with water damage.
Cecile Richards fights harder than ever for abortion rights.
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25th. Know what that means? Free entry into any National Park! Road trip time.
This is why Shaunae Miller's dive across the finish line in the Olympic 400 meter race was a fair way to win.
Scientists have developed a drug that stimulates bone growth and prevents fractures for people with osteoporosis.
This guy's weekend plans? Just peering over the edge of an active volcano. Nothing special.
The Daily Word in Gabby Douglas, Milwaukee protests, and flooding in Louisiana
After days of fighting, the Taliban has taken a district in the northern Baghalan province of Afghanistan. The importance of Baghalan province is that the main highway linking nine other districts passes through it. Which means that if the Taliban takes over neighboring districts, they will have complete control over travel into and out of those nine districts.
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas has been the target of severe social media and press attacks the last few days. She's being criticized for not putting her hand over her heart during the national anthem, and for not having straight enough hair. Y'all. We're better than this.
Protests began in Milwaukee on Saturday, just a few hours after police shot and killed Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old Black man, who was apparently armed and running away from police. The protests continued into the early hours of Monday morning, with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declaring a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard on Sunday. Some protestors claim that Smith was shot in the back while running away, which police deny happened. It would all be a lot clearer if the police would just release the body camera footage...
Days of heavy rain have flooded Southern Louisiana, wreaking homes and submerging roads and highways. Five have died, and 20,000 have had to be rescued. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has called it an "historic, unprecedented flooding event."
Chinese diver He Zi won a silver medal on Sunday, and got another surprise: as she was standing on the medal podium, her boyfriend of six years, fellow diver Qin Kai, pulled out a ring and proposed. The photo pretty much says everything you need to know about this. Love is cool.
The Daily Word in meth-smoking Buddhists, triple boobies and a White House intruder.
The White House intruder was just crazy.
Some meth-smoking Buddhist monks were arrested.
Surgeon creates woman with three breasts.
Pink Floyd’s new album will be their first in 20 years.
Female polygamist ninjas were unsuccessful in their kidnapping mission.
McKinney, TX is the best place to live.
New Mexico will consider arguments for a restraining order on Uber and Lyft.
Carlsbad flooding evactuations are urged.
There was a big car smash on I-40.
Happy Birthday, Scott Baio.
The Daily Word in methane craters, an officer-involved shooting and the Central Avenue underpass flood problem
A BernCo sheriff's deputy shot a man who rammed his patrol car and trapped the deputy inside.
A city councilman introduced a controversial proposal that would substantially reduce marijuana possession penalties.
The remains of a missing hiker were recovered from the Santa Fe forest.
The city may finally do something about the lake that forms in the Central Avenue underpass when it rains heavily.
An Afghan soldier killed an American General, the highest ranking US service member to die in conflict since Vietnam.
There's intense fighting in Ukraine.
Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn once made some funny porn spoofs.
Media giant Gannett is splitting its newspaper and broadcast/digital divisions in order to make the lackluster print portion debt-free. And then, presumably, they'll throw it into a black hole so that it remains debt-free. Forever.
Huge methane gas releases caused by global warming appear to be causing the mysterious Siberian craters.
Here are some of the scant details on the Ebola "cure" administered to two American aid workers.
Check out the Disobedient Objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Daily Word in rage, threats, shootings, poisonous bites and beaver butts
Timeline and coverage of Navy Yard shootings from The Washington Post.
The small town of Mogollon, NM is now much more isolated thanks to heavy rains.
Heavy rains mean good times for New Mexico's reptiles.
A bar in Colorado caught fire after some cleaning rags spontaneously combusted.
"Breaking Bad's" Mike Ehrmantraut (actor Jonathan Banks) reads fairy tales in the style of Mike Ehrmantraut.
The Costa Concordia was successfully righted off the coast of Italy.
A TSA employee called in a bomb threat to LAX TSA Headquarters.
For the first time in its 32 year history Butterball's Turkey Talk Hotline has some male operators.
What happens when you get a black widow bite.
Darwin, the IKEA monkey, will remain in an animal sanctuary and not be returned to his "mother."
The Daily Word in Flooding, Bacon, Bacteria and Pornotopia
It’s Friday the 13th.
Al-Qaeda chief urges attacks on the US.
Bake your bacon in the oven the right way.
Low levels of gut bacteria may be linked to bitchiness and other disorders.
The Ig Nobel Prizes.
Roadkill: the ethical meat.
Monkeys think long and hard about bananas.
Grohl and Novoselic reminisce about Nirvana.
Fancy things are better. Right?
The New Mexico Supreme Court rules in favor of Pornotopia.
Happy birthday Barbara Bain.
The Daily Word in biker wars, flash flood warnings, a massive prison hunger strike and speculation about Edward Snowden
I do not own a lawn but I still want a free rain gauge.
There was more flooding in the Albuquerque area last night.
Urban chicken farming sounds great but apparently is starting to result in skyrocketing chicken-abandonment.
A massive hunger strike protesting prisons' isolation policies began yesterday in California.
This U.S. federal court decision in favor of the EFF is an important result of the documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
At the Transportation Safety Board of Canada site you can check out ALL the recent Canadian train wrecks (and other disasters) including updates on the one in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
Osama Bin Laden owned a cowboy hat which he wore to prevent drones from spotting him.
The Daily Word: AIDS vaccine, Nazi guard, self-driving cars
Man found dead with his throat cut near Mountain and Sixth Street.
Guy goes to the lost and found at Sandia Casino looking for his cocaine.
Bears in Roswell and Belen.
AIDS vaccine works in monkeys. A human vaccine may be just around the corner.
Paramedic says he was discriminated against because of his beard in Española. He's a Sikh, and it's part of his religion.
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Guard for Nazi camp was charged with 28,060 counts of accessory to murder. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
This technology can read your mind.
World wastes more than a billion tons of food every year.
Bin Laden's diary (crushes revealed! jk).
Dems try to repeal tax incentives for big oil, given the companies are seeing profit.
The Daily Word: 1.14.11: It hits the fan in Tunisia
Tunisia's president dissolves government.
Autopsy reveals police shot man seven times.
Martha Stewart splits lip, gets nine stitches. Not a good thing.
FDA won't ban Vicodin.
More than 500 people die in Brazil floods.
I watched a really depressing nature show about eagles last night. There is no link. I just thought you should know.
Mentally disabled man pardoned for murder (73 years after he was executed).
Young girl killed in Arizona shootings laid to rest.
Happy birthday, LL Cool J.
David Nelson of 'Ozzie and Harriet' dies.
Used needles found all over abandoned apartment complex.
Lawmakers greet calls for gun control with silence.