Get Mustard Stains Out of White Clothes With Dish Soap and Sunlight

Mustard goes great on a hot dog, but not so much on your white shirt. Here’s a super simple method for removing mustard and other yellow stains from your white clothes.

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State Trooper and Suspect Killed in Richmond Shooting, 2 Civilians Injured

State Trooper and Suspect Killed in Richmond Shooting, 2 Civilians InjuredPhoto: AP

A Virginia state trooper and two other people were shot at a bus terminal in Richmond on Thursday afternoon. The trooper succumbed to his injuries, but the two civilians were expected to survive. The gunman was shot and killed by police. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

Corinne Geller, a state police spokeswoman, said the violence began when the state trooper encountered a man just inside the entrance to the station on North Boulevard and was shot. The man then was shot by other troopers, Geller said.

The suspect died after being taken to the hospital, Geller said. The civilians suffered what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Geller said the trooper was wearing a dark-blue uniform when the encounter with the man took place.

An unnamed law enforcement source told the Times-Dispatch that the troopers were already at the station for a training exercise involving Richmond police, Virginia state police, the FBI, and agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“The police units just poured in like a river,” Vincent Smith, who works next door to the Greyhound station, told the Associated Press. “I went to the end of the lot and there must have been 30 units just a block away.”

Update – 8:32 pm

The state trooper injured in the shooting has died, the AP reports.

Remains of the Day: Amazon Dash Buttons Can Now Order Over 100 Products

Amazon Dash buttons—those things that order just one product when you push them—are now available for over a hundred different products. From Charmin (useful) to Slim Jims (hmm), you can do all of your shopping with the same effort it takes to navigate an elevator.

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NYPD Officer Stripped of Gun and Badge After Arresting On-Duty Mailman

NYPD Officer Stripped of Gun and Badge After Arresting On-Duty Mailman

The NYPD’s recent arrest of an on-duty mailman who had apparently committed no crime was so revolting that not even the NYPD could stand behind it. Lieutenant Luis Machado, who oversaw the arrest, was placed on stripped of his gun and badge and placed on modified duty, the New York Daily News reports today.

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According to Glenn Grays, the postal worker who was cuffed, the officers approached him after he shouted at them for nearly hitting his truck with their car. A video of the ensuing scuffle and arrest circulated widely earlier this month.

According to the News, Grays was charged with solely with resisting arrest, a favorite catch-22 tactic of combative cops everywhere. If your only crime is resisting the officer who’s trying to arrest you, what were you being arrested for in the first place?

All of the officers involved were removed from the unit in which they worked, and the NYPD Internal Affairs is investigating the incident, the News reports.

Calm Your Nerves When Flying by Packing a “Feel-Good Kit”

Even if you fly regularly, it can still be nerve-wracking. You can calm yourself a little each time you fly by packing a kit filled with things that increase your comfort and cheer you up.

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George Mason Law School Renames Itself After Antonin Scalia, Who Would Never Have Hired One of Its Grads

George Mason Law School Renames Itself After Antonin Scalia, Who Would Never Have Hired One of Its GradsPhoto: AP

George Mason this week scheduled a future campus PC incident by announcing plans to rename itself after a Supreme Court justice who, frankly, would never have hired one of its graduates.

The University’s Board of Visitors voted Thursday to change the law school’s name to the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University. The school also announced $30 million in new donations, including a $10 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, which already underwrites the rest of the university so why not the law school too, I guess.

Far sadder is the fact that aspiring lawyers can attend the Antonin Scalia School of Law but Antonin Scalia himself, as Above the Law’s Elie Mystal notes, would never have wasted his time on them.

“By and large,” Scalia told an American University of Law student in 2009, “I’m going to be picking from the law schools that basically are the hardest to get into. They admit the best and the brightest, and they may not teach very well, but you can’t make a sow’s ear out of a silk purse. If they come in the best and the brightest, they’re probably going to leave the best and the brightest, OK?”

At the time, American was ranked 45th. George Mason is currently ranked 45th.

Related: Earlier this year, Gawker published a story containing multiple firsthand, on-the-record allegations of unfair treatment of black law students by Antonin Scalia, when he was an instructor at the University of Chicago.

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“Bread for a Sandwich Should Be Delicious Enough to Eat On Its Own”

If you want to build the best sandwiches, this simple rule of thumb will ensure that every sandwich you make turns out great.

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Tomorrow, the Chicago Teachers Union will hold a one-day walkout to protest budget cuts, pay, and co

Tomorrow, the Chicago Teachers Union will hold a one-day walkout to protest budget cuts, pay, and contract issues. “It has been death by a thousand cuts,” one teacher says. “But recently it’s felt more like, I don’t know, chopping off our arms.”

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Horny Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Bought His Own Burner Phones At Best Buy

Horny Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Bought His Own Burner Phones At Best BuyImage: AP

There are plenty of ways to arouse suspicion as a sitting governor. Here’s a pretty good one from Alabama’s Robert Bentley, who is currently beating back a festering adultery scandal: personally purchasing cheap burner phones at Best Buy.

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According to AL.com, multiple employees of a Best Buy in Tuscaloosa confirm that they personally sold—or witnessed another employee selling—AT&T burner flip phones to the governor on several occasions. Said one source:

[U]p until the scandal came to light, Bentley HIMSELF would by (sic) little burner phones ... I witnessed it with my own 2 eyes and even sold him one,” the current Best Buy employee wrote via online message. “I sold to him once, saw him purchase twice.”

AL.com further reports that when they filed a public records request to see text message conversations on Bentley’s state phone they were given back a whole bunch of nothing:

But Bentley’s office only provided one short string of less than a dozen text messages between him and Mason in response to an AL.com public records request last year seeking text exchanges from his state cell phone, saying that he did not text often on that phone.

But in the leaked phone conversations, Bentley makes several references to sending and receiving texts. He also at one point talks to his alleged mistress and recently deposed advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason on FaceTime, which suggests he used multiple phones, a suspicion confirmed by the ex-police officer who spoke about Bentley’s rumored affair on the record last week. Per AL.com:

The revelation that Bentley purchased disposable “burner” phones comes as he attempts to politically recover from allegations by former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency head Spencer Collier that Bentley had a sexual relationship with former top political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason.

Collier told AL.com last week that while he worked for Bentley, the governor was a text message user and frequently changed cell phones.

“Don’t buy your own burners” should probably be one of the first things they teach you in Governor’s School.

Adjust Audio Balance in iOS Under the Accessibility Options

If I’m doing anything where I need to hear the world around me, I tend to just keep one earbud in when I’m listening to podcasts or music. This obviously screws with the sound, but Macworld reminds us where the option to adjust balance is tucked away in iOS.

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