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Mark Basseley Youseff, a.k.a. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a.k.a. Sam Bacile, is currently behind bars. His arrest has nothing to do with the his controversial film Innocence of Muslims.


U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal said that the filmmaker should be held for a probation violation, stemming from a 2010 conviction for check fraud.

"The court has a lack of trust in this defendant at this time," Segal said.

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A University of Tennessee fraternity has been suspended indefinitely after one of its members was hospitalized following an alcohol enema, according to CNN.

Yes, the act of ingesting alcohol through one's rectum.

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Twelve Tennessee students were cited with underage drinking and one with disorderly conduct following the incident early Saturday at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.

"Shock would not be an (overstatement)," said Tim Rogers, vice chancellor of student life.

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The University of California will pay about $1 million to 21 UC-Davis students who were pepper-sprayed during a peaceful campus protest last November.

A viral video showed an officer casually walking up to and aiming a thick stream of pepper spray directly into the faces of seated students at close range during an Occupy rally.

The incident triggered outrage and an investigation.

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Hong Kong's Cecil Chao Sze-tsung announced he would offer HK $500 million (about $65 million U.S.) to the man who can woo and marry his 33-year-old daughter, Gigi Chao.

The challenge? The younger Chao is a lesbian.


"It is an inducement to attract someone who has the talent but not the capital to start his own business," the elder Chao, a property and shipping magnate, told the BBC.

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Cris "Kesz" Valdez, a 13-year-old Filipino street kid who has literally scavenged for survival from the age of 2, has been recognized with the $130,000 Children's Peace Prize.

That's because at age 7, he started a foundation, the Championing Community Children charity.

"You are wonderful," Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu told the young philanthropist at The Hague.

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A pair of U.S. Marines face charges for their involvement in an incident in which they urinated on Taliban corpses during a counter-insurgency operation last summer.

Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola also face allegations involving a grenade launcher.

The USMC confirms the alleged violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for their involvement in the urination incident, occurring in Afghanistan in July 2011.

Chamblin and Deptola were also charged with other misconduct:

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Allowing kids to play on scooters outside sounds normal enough, but a Texas mom was arrested and spent a night in jail after a neighbor complained about just that.

Cops took the neighbor at her word, and a few hours after the call, arrested her for child endangerment; she is accused of letting them play unsupervised.

Tammy Cooper claims the the arresting officer told her, "We're here for you."

The arrested woman disputes what she calls a "humiliating" charge, saying that she was watching the kids, ages 6 and 9, the whole time from a lawn chair.

Right or wrong, it landed Cooper in jail, and not just for quick processing: "Orange jump suit, in a cell, slammed the door, for 18 hours," she recalls.

Not about to let it go, Cooper's suing the La Porte Police Department, the officer, and the neighbor who made the call, in addition to proclaiming her innocence.

In a statement, the police department said it was "confident of the known actions of the officers on the scene that evening." The neighbor had no comment.

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George Zimmerman's DNA and his alone was found on the gun that killed Trayvon Martin in February, according to DNA test results released by officials Wednesday.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found Zimmerman’s DNA was on the gun but not Martin's; it is undetermined whether Martin's DNA was on the holster.

George Zimmerman has acknowledged shooting Trayvon Martin, but has maintained that he acted in self-defense in the wake of a confrontation that left him injured.

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The DNA tests could play a role in the trial, allowing the prosecution to argue against self-defense since it now seems that Martin never even touched the weapon.

The defense could argue that Zimmerman shot before Martin could grab the gun.

The test results were the latest discovery material released by officials in the murder case, which has become a national flashpoint in race relations and gun laws.

Zimmerman, 28, is free on bail awaiting trial on charges of second-degree murder in the killing of Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, in Sanford, Fla.

Zimmerman was not arrested the night of the shooting in the gated community. After weeks of protests about that fact, a special prosecutor charged Zimmerman.

Officials cited missed opportunities by the defendant to diffuse the situation with Martin in charging him with murder; he has apologized to Martin's family twice.

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Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film trailer that has sparked riots in the Middle East, is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander.

She's also suing YouTube to take down the clip (below).

Cindy Lee Garcia's lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles claims the actress was duped by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind "Innocence of Muslims."

Nakoula, a.k.a. Sam Bacile, recorded the movie earlier this summer and has been forced into hiding since its 14-minute trailer rose to prominence last week.

Garcia says she was unaware of the film's anti-Muslim content and the script pages she received had no mention of Muhammad, religion or sexual content.

The lawsuit states Garcia responded to an ad and thought she was appearing in an ancient Egyptian adventure film called "Desert Warriors" ... not exactly.

Dialogue in the film was later dubbed to include anti-Islamic messages and to portray Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a child molester, she claims.

"The film is vile and reprehensible," Garcia's attorney, M. Cris Armenta, wrote in the document, adding that her client has received death threats of late.

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Paula Asher, 18, was jailed for two days last week after a status update on Facebook about hitting another vehicle while driving under the influence. She posted, eloquently:

“My dumbass got a DUI and I hit a car LOL.”


The four people in the car she struck didn't sustain injuries and are all fine. Their parents were not fine with Asher's Facebooking, however, and contacted a local judge.


When the judge ordered Paula to delete that post, she refused, and was promptly given a two-day jail sentence for contempt of court. She later apologized, finally.

“I didn’t think ‘LOL’ would put me in jail,” Paula wrote.

What law the judge invokied when ordering Asher to delete her FB comment is unclear, but the teen faces charges with DUI and fleeing the scene of an accident.

She is due in court to answer both counts October 27.

What do you think? Jail over LOLing: A fair sentence?

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