Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday over an editorial that ran that suggested that her rhetoric incited the 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona that killed six people and severely injured Rep. Gabby Giffords. The Times ran its editorial in the wake of the recent June 14 shooting... Read more »
After an absurd viral money-grab took the internet — and, sadly, several news agencies — by storm over the past week, NASA has finally broken its silence. NASA scientist Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen took to Twitter in an attempt to set the record straight on the rumor that the government was about to announce the discovery of alien life. In case you were wondering, no, there is no forthcoming announcement that will finally answer the question of whether or not we're alone in the universe, and if you're even marginally skeptical about unsourced information posted on the internet, you probably didn't even need NASA to tell you that. The original video, which has tallied over a million clicks and also happens to have revenue-generating ads embedded in it, used quotes from Dr. Zurbuchen to tease its claim that NASA was set to reveal the discovery of life outside of Earth. The quotes, taken completely out of context, were intriguing, but nothing even remotely close to "evidence." "Contrary to some reports, there is no pending announcement from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life," Dr. Zurbuchen wrote on Twitter. "Are we alone in the universe? While we do not know yet, we have missions moving forward that may help answer that fundamental question." Like any scientific body, NASA does its fair share of debunking ridiculous theories and claims, and is no stranger to setting the record straight. Still, the fact that the agency has had to weigh in on an absurd viral video from an "Anonymous" YouTube account is more sad than it is funny.
Speaking in Washington, D.C., South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the U.S. and South Korea agree on the need to create more jobs, and says his government "will exert all its efforts in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Nasir Andrews suffered through a friendless year of name-calling and other mistreatment by classmates. She created a video about her experience and hopes that speaking out can help save other kids from similar bullying.
"We have been working closely with the White House and the president’s recording session has been scheduled," says a Disney World spokeswoman.
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Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol
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Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., discusses the Senate health care bill and why it should be up for debate in the upper chamber, the cost of pharmaceuticals and violence in Chicago.