Last week, 16-year-old Florida native Kiera Wilmot was arrested for exploding the cap off a plastic water bottle as part of an apparent extra-curricular science experiment. If charged with a felony as an adult, she could now face up to five years in prison for "discharging a weapon or firearms" on school grounds. But Wilmot family friend Roderic Brame told msnbc his "gut feeling" is that "cooler heads will prevail." read more
The White House has threatened to veto a GOP-sponsored bill that would ostensibly allow workers to trade their overtime pay for comp time. The administration said in a statement that the legislation is "misrepresenting itself," and undermining existing worker protections. read more
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday night that he suspected "you should see something soon" from the Department of Justice regarding legal action against major banks involved in a multibillion-dollar foreclosure settlement. Earlier that day, he had announced that he was suing two of those banks, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. read more
The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet.
1. Mercury is the only metal that is also a liquid at room temperature. When introduced to different sound frequencies, it begins to dance. It's almost enough to make you want to retake Physics. Almost.
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The state of New York will sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for allegedly violating the terms of a massive settlement between five major banks and 49 state attorneys general.
New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made the announcement Monday. read more
The prominent academic and public intellectual Niall Ferguson posted an "unqualified apology" to his blog Saturday after coming under fire for making seemingly anti-gay remarks at a recent public appearance. read more