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LIVE AT FIVE: 07.30.14

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS IDF Smashes Symbols Of Hamas Rule Gaza’s sole power plant knocked out Rockets found at UNRWA school for third time Hamas: No cease-fire without lifting of blockade Al-Aqsa TV, radio station destroyed by IDF strikes Top Doctor Dies From Ebola After Treating Dozens Scientists Struggle To Make Ebola Vaccines, […]

Missing Teen Found Alive; Was Kidnapped by ‘Sexual Deviant’

Police say Nathaniel Kibby (left) kidnapped Abigail Hernandez (right). Nobody who knew Nat Kibby was surprised when he was charged with kidnapping teenager Abby Hernandez. Kibby, 34, was a sadistic “sexual deviant” as a teenager. He was expelled from high school after assaulting a girl, and was suspected of phoning in bomb threats to the […]

Head ‘Sploding Tweet Of The Day

by Smitty For reasons of safety, I must put this Yglesias tweet below the fold:

Being an Atheist Is Bad. Being an Obnoxious Atheist Is Worse.

Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) is inarguably obnoxious: Prominent atheist and professional provocateur Richard Dawkins has sparked a fierce debate on Twitter after he classified certain types of rape and paedophilia as “worse” and milder than others. “Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that’s an endorsement of date rape, go […]

Woman’s Harassment Lawsuit Claims Yahoo Executive Is Lesbian Predator

Maria Zhang (left) and her accuser Nan Shi (right). If women never lie about rape, as feminists have been lecturing us for decades, who are we supposed to believe when a woman claims that her lesbian boss subjected her to sexual harassment? A high-ranking executive at Yahoo is being sued by an ex-employee on charges […]

An Ill-Advised Apology

The NFL suspended a player named Ray Rice because of domestic violence. On ESPN, analyst Stephen Smith was discussing the case and, after saying that there is never a reason for a man to be violent with women, Smith said that he had also personally advised women not to do anything to “provoke” a man to […]

The Gaza War Continues

No ceasefire: Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, preparing his country for a longer and bloodier campaign and dashing hopes that the three-week-old conflict would end soon. Rebuffing appeals from President Obama, the United Nations and others for an immediate cease-fire, Netanyahu said […]

John Walsh Keeps Nabbing Bad Guys; Molester Killed in NYC Shootout

Charles Mozdir liked little boys: Investigators say they sifted through hundreds of tips in their search for Charles Mozdir, but a phone call they got during CNN’s “The Hunt” with John Walsh helped them crack the case. On Monday, eight days after the show first aired, the 32-year-old suspected sex offender died in a shootout […]

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