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NOM Rabbi Yehuda Levin Blames Earthquake on Gays, Claims Direct Link Between Quakes and Homosexuality: VIDEO

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Rabbi Yehuda Levin, an ally of the National Organization for Marriage who last month blamed the murder of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy on the passage of marriage equality in NY, has posted a new video in which he claims yesterday's earthquake on the east coast was because God is angry about homosexuality.

Says Levin: "We saw today an earthquake. The Jerusalem Talmud tells us that one of the reasons that God brings earthquakes to the world is because of the transgressions of homosexuality. The Talmud states, 'You have shaken your male member in a place where it doesn't belong. I too, will shake the earth.'"

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Cracks Found in Washington Monument Following Earthquake

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The National Park Service has found cracking in the top of the Washington Monument during inspections following today's 5.9 earthquake, NBC Washington reports:

Monument "The cracking in the Monument was discovered during a secondary inspection. Structural engineers will evaluate the cracks Wednesday and determine how to repair them before the Monument is reopened. The grounds have reopened except for an area of about 100 feet outside of the plaza. The Lincoln and Jefferson memorials reopened at about 7:20 p.m...The NPS said it is evaluating the structures to ensure that they are structurally sound and safe for all visitors. Agency spokesman Jeffrey Olson had told the AP that there was 'absolutely no damage' to the Washington Monument, contrary to media reports elsewhere that it was leaning."

Earlier today:

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported around 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer that a Captiol Hill Police officer said the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake.

Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out.

In related news, cracks may also be found in the legitimacy of this auto shop commercial quake video, which the AP appears to think is real, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Ryan Gosling, HIV, Croatia, Mitt Romney

 road The couple who shot to instant fame for kissing on the street amidst the chaotic riots in Vancouver earlier this week have come forward.

RyanGosling  road Ryan Gosling beaming at the premiere for his movie, Drive.

 road Astronaut Buzz Aldrin files for divorce from his wife of 23 years.

 road HIV infections reportedly drop in gay and bisexual men in California. Other findings: "The rates of new, positive HIV tests in recent years were highest in men age 18 to 24, a finding that suggests younger men may be more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as unprotected sex, researchers say."

 road Ryan Murphy is getting hitched.

 road New sci-fi video game set in the 1950s to include closted gay character.

 road The music video for "I Wanna Go" by Britney Spears to debut next week.

 road Study shows that you might just lose a few IQ points if you watch Jersey Shore.

C  road 2,000 marched in the 10th Pride parade in Zagreb Croatia today. 700 police protected the participants in order to avoid the type of violence that struck a rally in Split last week.

 road Gay rights group wins auction; will now confront Australian prime minister Julia Gillard about her anti-gay views during a dinner party.

 road Watch: Amazing video of a 6.3 quake hitting a hardware store in New Zealand.

 road "Flying deer" causes blackout in Montana.

 road Canadians hold kiss-in in their country to support marriage equality in the United States.

 road Jennifer Lopez could pull an Ellen DeGeneres and make herself a one-season judge on American Idol.

 road Multi-millionaire Mitt Romney resorts to damage control after telling a group of people who are out of work that he is also unemployed.


Watch: Journalist Takes Riveting Trip Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Evacuation Zone

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Japanese journalist Tetsuo Jimbo drove inside the Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone, an area of frightening desolation, to file a report:

The Japanese government has issued the evacuation order on March 12 for the residents living within the 20 kilometer radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Since then, residents have left their homes, and the "no man land" has been out of touch with the rest of the world.

He says that, inside the evacuation zone, homes,building, roads and bridges, which were torn down by Tsunami, are left completely untouched, and the herd of cattle and pet dogs, left behind by the owners, wonders around the town while the radiation level remains far beyond legal limits.

Watch it all, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Tsunami Warning Issued in Japan After New, Powerful Quake

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A 7.1 earthquake has struck near Miyagi prefecture, the same area struck by the  March 11 quake and tsunami. Tsunami warnings have been issued...

AP: "The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to 6 feet. The warning was issued for a coastal area already torn apart by last month's tsunami, which is believed to have killed some 25,000 people and has sparked an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant. However, the Pacific Tsunami Center, operated by the United States, has not issued an oceanwide warning. The center said the Japanese coast could feel 'small effects, possibly destructive but in a small local area.'"

TEPCO, the agency monitoring the nuclear reactors, report no new damage so far, according to CNN.


Dog Adrift On Floating Debris Rescued In Japan

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A dog was found alive on top of a large debris field floating one mile off the northern shore of Japan - three weeks after that country's earthquake and tsunami. A helicopter crew spotted the dog who initially repeatedly ran away from rescuers before finally being caught several hours later.

After reading about Japan's mounting death toll and worries over radiation contamination, it's nice to come across a heartwarming story like this one. Watch the rescue, AFTER THE JUMP.

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