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The Miseducation Of Kelly Thomas ›



Imagine a world where, if your son or daughter got caught doing something illegal, the police had permission to beat your child to death.

Imagine that long after your child was on the ground and subdued, the police could legally continue to beat your child. They can do this even after your…

Gaza Death Toll

  • Children: 20
  • Women: 8
  • Elderly: 9
  • Adults: 34
  • Injured: More than 660 people have been wounded, including: 224 children, 113 women and 50 elderly
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Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes in the northern Gaza Strip on November 14, 2012. Israel’s latest attacks on Gaza have killed 10 people so far, as aerial and sea bombardment continue into the night. The dead include an 11-month-old baby and a seven-year-old girl.

The blockaded coastal enclave has a densely packed population of about 1.5 million people living inside 140 square miles.

(Photograph: Reuters / Darren Whiteside)

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I heard a very loud explosion, and minutes later I saw mothers crying.

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The life and times of Lonesome George

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta island giant tortoises and a conservation icon, has died of unknown causes. He was believed to be about 100 years old. He was found in 1972 and become a symbol of the Galápagos Islands. His species helped Charles Darwin formulate his theory of evolution in the 19th century

Photographs: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images & Reuters

2 years ago on 06/25/12 at 10:43am


People hold a makeshift funeral for a humpback whale that died on a beach in Canada. It died at low tide in White Rock, British Columbia, a few hours after beaching itself. It was found to be tangled in a fishing net and authorities are now trying to track down the owner of the net. After the whale died, local people held a makeshift funeral – gathering to pay their respects and laying flowers Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex Features

#animals  #wildlife  #whale  #sad  #news  
2 years ago on 06/16/12 at 11:42am

Facebook is being sued for $15 billion for tracking users, even after they have logged out of the social network, and violating federal wiretap laws. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it is: Facebook faces nationwide class action tracking cookie lawsuit.

Israel warned of volatile situation as Palestinian hunger strikers near death ›

Tony Blair urges action and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas fears potential ‘disaster that no one could control’

‘Bully’ rating reversal: The MPAA and Weinstein Co. agree on compromise that nets documentary PG-13 ›

The filmmakers behind “Bully” — the lauded documentary about the national bullying epidemic — stood up to the system and won.

The Weinstein Co. said Thursday that after cutting a few F-bombs from the piece, they got its R rating reduced to a PG-13.

The Motion Picture Association of America’s ruling means the flick’s target audience can now get in without dragging mom and dad to it. The original R-rating met anyone under 17 couldn’t get in solo.

The one crucial scene on a bus where a 12-year-old is tormented is left in, F-bombs and all. A few curses in other scenes were cut.

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2 years ago on 04/07/12 at 12:26am


Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.

Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state’s marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 17th and 23rd, respectively.

“For a free and diverse people, for people of many faiths, for people committed to the principal of religious freedom,” O’Malley said at the signing ceremony, “the way forward is always found through grater respect for human rights of all, through human dignity for all.”

Same-sex couples won’t be able to get married until January, when the law formally takes effect. Until then, there is still a chance opponents could successfully petition to have the issue placed on November’s ballot. To do so, they would need at least 55,736 valid signature from Maryland voters.

Seven states — CT, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA — and Washington D.C. currently recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, Washington state’s newly signed bill still needs to fend off a the threat of referendum in order to take effect this June.

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Thousands form human chain in anti-Putin protest ›


Guys. A human chain. A human chain.

Newt Gingrich: I would ignore supreme court as president ›


“If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, the president can in fact ignore it,” said Gingrich to cheers


Where Do Your Members of Congress Stand on SOPA and PIPA?

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Click through for the rest of this monstrously good interactive chart, by the monstrously good at data-wielding ProPublica.

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Gynecologists told to prepare to treat transgender patients ›

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has come out with a new statement for their members: it’s time to prepare to work with transgender patients.

To address the significant health care disparities of transgender individuals and to improve their access to care, ob-gyns should prepare to provide routine treatment and screening or refer them to other physicians, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College). In a Committee Opinion published today, The College also states its opposition to gender identity discrimination and supports both public and private health insurance coverage for gender identity disorder treatment.

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#trans  #news  #medicine  #queer