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August 8, 2013

 

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George Zimmerman's Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

By Mariah Blake

Frank Taaffe is hardly the ideal person to be weighing in on a case suffused with racial angst—or commenting on criminal-justice matters, period. A Mother Jones investigation has found that the 56-year-old New York native has a lengthy criminal record that includes charges of domestic violence and burglary, and a history of airing virulently racist views. [READ MORE]

 

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Meet the Town That's Being Swallowed by a Sinkhole

By Tim Murphy

About once a month, the residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana, meet at the Assumption Parish library in the early evening to talk about the hole in their lives. "It was just like going through cancer all over again," says one. "You fight and you fight and you fight and you think, 'Doggone it, I've beaten this thing,' and then it's back. But the support group isn't for addiction, PTSD, or cancer, though all of these maladies are present. The hole in their lives is a literal one. [READ MORE]

 

 

THIS WEEK'S NEWS ROUNDUP

The 7 Craziest Obamacare Conspiracy Theories

We found the seven craziest Obamacare theories—and showed why they're wrong. Also wrong: the latest Republican talking point on Al Qaeda, and Stephen Colbert dancing with Henry Kissinger.

Tesla Motors earned $26 million in the second quarter—thanks to the government. Also, Democrats jumped on the "death panel" bandwagon.

Leaving aside the question of whether GMOs are good or bad for a moment, we figured out which foods have them. Then Tom Philpott actually endorsed one use of GMOs.

And it turns out you don't have to spend all night worrying about Arctic methane bombs. But America: Don't drink the water. [READ MORE]

 

CHART OF THE WEEK: Chart of the Day: Net New Jobs in July [READ MORE]

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Retiring GOP Congressman: Fundraising Is "the Main Business" of Congress [READ MORE]

 

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