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CBS Confirms Stephen Colbert Will Drop Conservative Alter Ego for 'Late Show'

CBS announced a radical change in late night TV today with the hiring of Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert to take over for David Letterman upon the latter's retirement. With many wondering whether Colbert's conservative cable news host persona will get a shot at hosting late night, CBS confirms that he will drop the character for the show. Apr 10, 2014 12:05 PM PT

Relatives Sue Nursing Home for Hiring Male Strippers for the Elderly

Relatives of residents at a Long Island nursing home have brought a lawsuit against the institution for paying male strippers to "defile" their relatives. They claim the residents are not in a proper state of mind to consent to performances by nearly nude dancers in close quarters. Apr 8, 2014 12:54 PM PT

Venezuelan Journalist Kidnapped at Gunpoint as Maduro Calls for 'Dialogue'

Government-sponsored violence against dissidents in Venezuela continues with no end in sight. As the kidnapping of a young journalist at a former opposition network makes headlines, President Nicolás Maduro calls for "dialogue" with members of the opposition who have increasingly gained public mistrust. Apr 8, 2014 10:47 AM PT

Promising Black Box Pings Disappear in Malaysia Plane Search

The batteries of the black boxes for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have finally ceased functioning. After several days of promising sounds received on board search ships that matched airplane emergency items, search teams have yet to hear anything new in the area and warn that the silence could delay the search for weeks. Apr 8, 2014 9:48 AM PT

'Hotel Rwanda' Hero Exiled After Saving More Than 1,000 from Genocide

Paul Rusesabagina became a towering figure in the fight for human rights after using his position at Kigali's Hotel des Mille Collines to save 1,268 people from the genocide in Rwanda. On the 20th anniversary of that atrocity, Rusesabagina writes that he cannot return to his country because of opposition to the government there. Apr 7, 2014 2:21 PM PT

Venezuelan General in Hiding: Maduro Completely Dependent on the Cubans

Venezuelan general Antonio Rivero surfaced from hiding to speak to the UK Telegraph about life on the run after President Nicolás Maduro issued a warrant against him for being a member of the opposition party. Rivero's life in the underground reflects the reality of dozens of public officials no longer safe thanks to Bolivarian socialism. Apr 6, 2014 4:59 PM PT

Two New 'Acoustic Events' Matching Plane Black Boxes Renew Hope of Finding MH370

The Australian government has confirmed the identification of two "acoustic events" that match the frequency signals of airplane black boxes and flight recorders, but stressed that such an identification does not definitively mean they have found missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's black boxes. Apr 6, 2014 9:04 AM PT

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysia 'Concealing Information' on MH370

Operations to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have turned up few leads, and impatience with search operations continues to surface. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has been embroiled in the missing plane saga, accused the government of not being forthcoming with critical information. Apr 4, 2014 12:37 PM PT

Defense Department Denies Reports of U.S. Aid Being Sold on Ukrainian Black Market

As the stakes for control of Ukraine escalate, reports surfaced this week that individuals are selling U.S. food aid meant for Ukrainian soldiers on the internet, claiming to have American approval. The Department of Defense tells Breitbart News, however, that all aid is "accounted for" and the sites may be part of a "disinformation campaign." Apr 4, 2014 12:21 PM PT

Venezuelan President Maduro Creates 'Human Rights Council'

As promised in his New York Times column, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has established a "Human Rights Council" responsible for assessing incidents of violent repression of unarmed protesters since the current wave of protests began in February. The committee will be run by senior government officials. Apr 4, 2014 10:14 AM PT

North Korean Media Outlet Hurls Insults at South Korean President

In a three-part series of outrageous invectives that seem over-the-top even for North Korean state media, the newspaper Rodong Sinmun is accusing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye of lying about their healthcare program, inflicting "malignant abuses" upon North Korea, and generally being an "ugly old maid." Apr 4, 2014 9:50 AM PT

Poll: Nearly 50% of Americans Change Internet Habits over NSA Spying

Edward Snowden's revelations that the National Security Agency is spying on millions of Americans' Internet use has had a chilling effect on how Americans feel about using the Internet. A new poll found that almost half of Americans have restricted their Internet use since Snowden's revelations hit the airwaves. Apr 4, 2014 8:48 AM PT


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