Reality Check Recap

 

Reality Check Recap: May 21st 2014

A group of former NFL players has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the league routinely and illegally provided them with prescription pills and various painkillers, putting their health at risk, in order to keep them on the field. The 87-page complaint claims the NFL "has intentionally, recklessly and negligently created and maintained a culture of drug misuse, substituting players' health for profit."

Source: latimes.com

 

You know the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” where the Statue of Liberty is all fallin’ over? That could actually happen. A Union of Concerned Scientists has listed 30 American historical sites that are in danger of being wiped out by climate change. They say that rising seas and wildfires could destroy sites like Jamestown, the Kennedy Space Center, and prehistoric sites in Alaska.

Source: newser.com 

A group of Italian women have a problem: they want to have sex, but they’re dating priests. 26 Italian women have written to Pope Francis, imploring him for a meeting so they can make their case to get rid of that whole “priest celibacy” thing. The Pope has previously stated that he supports celibacy in priests, but that it could also be changed.

Source: telegraph.co.uk

 

Four states so far are involved in the ground beef recall, but the number could go up. 1.8 million pounds of beef have been recalled over e. coli fears. So far, the affected states are Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio, but officials worry the recall may have to be nationwide.

Source: newday.blogs.cnn.com

 

The U.S. government is reportedly going to disclose its legal justification for the use of drones against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism. This is according to a senior Obama official. Ruling for the “New York Times” in the case, a unanimous three-judge panel said the government waived its right to secrecy by making repeated public statements justifying targeted killings.

Source: reuters.com

 

I told you yesterday how “The Shield” actor Michael Jace was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his wife. Now, we’re hearing money problems may have been at the center of it. Neighbors said they heard the 51-year-old actor and his wife April fighting about money before three shots rang out. Jace was booked for murder after calling nine-one-one and confessing, “I shot my wife.” Jace filed for bankruptcy back in 2011.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

 

Wanna get gay-married? Move to Pennsylvania! Pennsylvania is now the 19th state to recognize same-sex marriage. The ruling came just one day after a federal judge made Oregon the 18th state where gay men and lesbians can marry. According to USA Today, adding Pennsylvania to the list of ‘yes states’ means nearly 44% of Americans live in states where same-sex marriage is legal.

Source: usatoday.com

 

And McDonald’s has rolled out the creepiest new Happy Meal mascot. “Happy” is a red Happy Meal box with a horrifying, murderous smile and outstretched hands ready to strangle you. McDonald’s tweeted a picture of Happy, and people on Twitter almost immediately began freaking out. You can see a picture of Happy onelvisduran.com

Source: money.cnn.com

 

And the French kiss isn’t from France; it’s actually a slur against the country. In the 1920s, the English made fun of French as the kind of people who’d go around sticking their tongues where they didn’t belong.

Source: guycodeblog.mtv.com

 

And a 30-year-old man in Maine is accused of a violent home invasion. He went into hiding in the woods for days to evade police. Know how they lured him out? He agreed to give himself up in exchange for Mountain Dew and chocolate milk.

Source: wcsh6.com

 

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