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About David Powell

A jack of many trades, David Powell, is a part-time writer with WebProNews, as well as a teacher, guitarist, somnambulator, etc.
Carter Pardons Deen, Claims Celebri-Chef Was Just “Honest”
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Hit the brakes, America. Paula Deen has been pardoned by Jimmy Carter. Deen has been put through the wringer since admitting to having used racial slurs in the past. But Carter, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president, said in …

Kimberly McCarthy: Texas to Execute Woman Tonight
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Texas is looking at a grim milestone tonight. If the state proceeds with the execution of Kimberly McCarthy, it will mark the 500th execution since the death penalty was reinstated in the state in 1982. McCarthy was sentenced for robbing …

Zimmerman Trial Joke: Attorney Throws Himself on the Mercy of the Court
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Prosecutors and defense attorneys have delivered opening statements in the case against George Zimmerman. Neither statement went well. The prosecuting attorney charged with delivering the opening statement, John Guy, began with the following: “Good morning. ‘F***ing punks. These a******s all …

Dog Buries Puppy, Not “Heartbreaking” as Some Assume
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It didn’t take long for the “dog buries puppy” thing to trend. Long story short: A dog “somewhere in [the] Middle East,” as the Daily Mail describes it, came across a deceased puppy in a ditch, then spent a few …

Paula Deen Loses Smithfield Endorsement

Paula Deen has lost her endorsement deal with Smithfield Foods, well-known makers of Smithfield Hams. The trouble started when Deen was named a defendant in a lawsuit brought by Lisa Jackson, a former employee who alleged that employment at Deen’s …

Indiana Leopard: Cat Lady Kills Big Cat

Apparently the love of a “crazy cat lady” comes with size restrictions. A leopard has been shot and killed on the property of a woman in Charlestown, Indiana. Concerned about a recent spate of attacks on neighborhood pets, the woman …

Aaron Hernandez Loses Endorsement Amid Murder Probe

No news has been good news for Aaron Hernandez over the past 24 hours. Despite days of “arrest warrant forthcoming”-type headlines, the former Florida Gator and current New England Patriots tight end remains a free man. But the ongoing murder …

Vladimir Putin Makes Nice over Super Bowl Ring Row

Vladimir Putin’s had a lot on his plate recently. Divorce. A scandal-clad $1bn palace financed with public funds. Butting heads with the West over what to do about Syria. And now he’s been accused of stealing a Super Bowl ring. …

“Landlords from Hell” Convicted of Being Landlords from Hell

As Tom Wolfe, paraphrasing Philip Roth, put it: “The imagination of the novelist lies helpless before what he knows he will read in tomorrow morning’s newspaper.” Or (in less weighty terms): You can’t make this stuff up. Here we have …

Britain’s UFO Desk Shuttered: Little Girl to Blame?
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Over 4,000 pages of documents recently released by the UK’s Ministry of Defense explain why the MoD opted to close its UFO hotline in December 2009. The Ministry claimed that the UFO desk offered “no [military] benefit” and that, in …

FBI Drones in Domestic Surveillance

FBI Director Robert Mueller made headlines by admitting that the federal government has used drones to surveil residents of the United States. Mueller acknowledged that pilotless aircraft with surveillance capabilities were used in a “very minimal way” and only on …

Dolce & Gabbana Sentencing: Taxes Too Expensive

A $193 tank top? A $795 belt? A $298 foulard? (For what it’s worth, “foulard” is hoity-toity for “scarf.”) All that money had to end up someplace. But as far as the Italian government is concerned, it didn’t go to …

Cambodian Lost City Revealed Using Airborne Lasers

Remember the days of bullwhips, fedoras, and grail diaries? It seems they’ve gone the way of the pharaohs. Researchers have uncovered what seems to be the lost city of Mahendraparvata, previously known only from 1200 year old inscriptions. Mahendraparvata, one …

Jesse Ventura Wants Lawsuit Against “American Sniper” to Proceed Jesse Ventura Wants Lawsuit Against “American Sniper” to Proceed
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Attorneys for former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura have requested that a federal judge allow Ventura’s defamation case against the estate of Chris Kyle to proceed. In his memoir, American Sniper, Kyle, a former U.S. Navy Seal known as the most …