Recent Posts outputting around some

I am working on customizing a Wordpress theme for a client. On the homepage I am displaying a list of Recent Posts, and for some odd reason if you look at the code the list of recent posts is being messed up with an occasional <em> wrapped around an
<li>. I will attach a screenshot of the code but here is a link to the homepage dev site. http://sewmamasew-dev.com.php53-3.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/