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NAACP asks Justice Dept. to investigate after Black Mississippi man is found hanged from a tree - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Officials in Claiborne County, Mississippi confirmed on Thursday that a missing black resident’s body was found hanging from a tree, WLOX-TV reported. Members of the local chapter of the NAACP had identified the man as 54-year-old Otis Byrd, who had been reported missing. According to the...
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Tennessee church sign: ‘Remember, Satan was the first to demand equal rights’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A Tennessee pastor said this week that his church was “not trying to offend anyone” when it put up a sign linking “equal rights” to Satan. Members of the community expressed outrage over the weekend after photos of marquee outside the Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle Church were...
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Backfire: Oklahoma GOP’s plan to block same-sex weddings could have the opposite effect - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Oklahoma’s conservative lawmakers, angered at being ordered by U.S. courts to allow gay marriage in the state, have come up with a new, religious tactic to block same-sex weddings by mandating that clergy conduct almost all ceremonies. But in a twist, their efforts to restrict who can perform...
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White House: US ‘to reevaluate’ support for Israel at UN - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The White House on Thursday pointedly raised the prospect of withdrawing crucial diplomatic cover for Israel at the United Nations, following Benjamin Netanyahu’s divisive election victory. “Steps that the United States has taken at the United Nations had been predicated on this idea...
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Despite Hillary Clinton’s promise, her charity did not disclose donors - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family’s globe-circling charities. She made a pledge to publish all the donors on an annual basis to ease concerns that as secretary of state she could be...
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Texas Senate approves bill to allow guns on college campuses - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a measure to allow licensed handguns on college campuses, part of a series of bills being considered that would expand gun rights. Lawmakers in the Republican-dominated statehouse have made gun rights a top priority, a move analysts said indicates a harder turn...
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California governor unveils $1 billion emergency package amid record-breaking drought - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
California Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency legislative package to deal with the state’s devastating multi-year drought. The proposed legislation would appropriate more than $1 billion in voter-approved bond funds to speed up water projects...
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New Hampshire Republicans kill 4th graders’ state mascot bill after unhinged Planned Parenthood rant - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A group of New Hampshire fourth graders got a perhaps too-accurate lesson in the cutthroat world of politics on Thursday. According to NH1.com, fourth grade teacher James Cutting from the Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls took his students to the New Hampshire State House as part of a lesson...
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San Francisco cathedral removes water system that sprayed sleeping homeless people - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A prominent San Francisco cathedral is removing a water system that served as a deterrent to homeless people as they slept after a local television station reported about the system Wednesday. St. Mary’s Cathedral, the main church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, installed a mechanism two years...
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Cossack group to unveil bronze bust of Putin as a Roman emperor - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The St Petersburg’s Cossack community has promised to mark Russia’s anniversary of the allied victory over the Nazis by unveiling a bronze bust of Russian president Vladimir Putin depicted as a Roman emperor. Andrey Polyakov, the leader of the St Petersburg Cossack group Irbis – a...
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Ancient farmers found competition fierce for sex partners: Study finds only 1 man reproduced for every 17 women - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Scientists discovered that about 8,000 years ago, only one man reproduced for every 17 women who did. The researchers studied DNA from more than 450 volunteers from around the world and found the number of men who passed on their genes dipped markedly several thousand years after the advent of...
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Rand Paul has not filed paperwork to run for US president - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) said on Thursday that Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has not filed official paperwork to become a candidate for U.S. president in 2016. The FEC’s comments came after the CNBC cable network reported that Paul had filed such documents....
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Andrea Tantaros tells ‘feminazis’: Women need to ‘take responsibility’ when fraternities post naked photos - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said on Thursday that women also needed to “take responsibility” when male fraternity members posted naked photos of them on Facebook without their permission. Earlier this week, Penn State University suspended Kappa Delta Rho after it was discovered that...
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Texas sues to block family medical leave for same-sex married couples - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The state of Texas sued the U.S. Labor Department over a rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all married same-sex couples, saying it violates the rights of states that don’t recognize gay marriage. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Wichita Falls, Texas...
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Polar bear mauls tourist as eclipse junkies head to Arctic - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A Czech tourist was mauled by a polar bear in Svalbard in Norway’s Arctic on Thursday, police said, illustrating the potential danger for those arriving to see this week’s total eclipse of the sun. “One person was slightly injured in a polar bear attack,” police inspector...
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Why every Deadhead in the country is trying to reach this Lower East Side nobody - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
On February 28, 210,000 tickets for The Grateful Dead’s final appearances ever – three shows at Soldier Field in Chicago — sold out in a matter of minutes. Millions of Deadheads who couldn’t get their hands on tickets were left brokenhearted and scrambling to find another way into the shows....
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GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert can’t wait any longer: ‘It’s time to bomb Iran’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) pushed some wild conspiracy theories Wednesday to argue that the U.S. must attack Iran to destroy its nuclear program. “We need to make clear to Iran: You can play these silly games with our president that buys into them and our secretary of state, but the American people...
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‘Knights from the Islamic State’ take credit for Tunisia national museum attack - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The Islamic State jihadist group on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack on Tunisia’s national museum that killed at least 21 people. In an audio message posted online, IS said “two knights from the Islamic State… heavily armed with automatic weapons and grenades,...
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Nearly all fuel in Fukushima reactor has melted, says TEPCO - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
New tests show almost all of the fuel inside one of the Fukushima plant’s reactors has melted, its operator said Thursday, the latest step in the clean up after Japan’s worst ever nuclear crisis. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the technology, which uses elementary particles called...
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Pat Robertson: Gay wedding cakes are the ‘nail in the coffin of the morality of this nation’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Conservative TV preacher Pat Robertson warned this week that the morality of the United States was at stake because Christian wedding cake bakers were not being allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples. On Thursday’s edition of The 700 Club, a viewer asked Robertson to weigh in on...
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Modern-day snake oil: Those colon cleanses and detox diets are pseudoscientific nonsense - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
In light of the recent New York Times revelation that potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is “pursu[ing] some highly unconventional income streams” to finance his run for the White House — including a “cure” for diabetes that consists of cinnamon and...
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‘Our office was bombed!’: Anti-abortion group says it needs money to clean up glitter - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Anti-choice website LifeNews is begging its followers for donations after its office was bombed — with glitter. Jezebel reported that LifeNews sent out an email last weekend beseeching its supporters for financial help in the wake of the “bombing.” The fundraising plea was headed:...
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Ashley Judd’s harassers are an embarrassment to the art of sh*t talk - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
As much as I am sick of men who think having a dick is the same thing as having a logical argument, I am doubly sick of men who mistake unimaginative misogyny for shit talk. Men who confuse the two are all over this story about Ashley Judd getting abused on Twitter during March Madness because she,...
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The media fuels vaccination myths — by trying to correct them - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
In recent years, misinformation about vaccines has discouraged parents from having their children vaccinated, which puts their own children – as well as their neighbors’ children – at risk. In response, many doctors, scientists and journalists have worked together in an attempt to correct...
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Bipartisan Arizona resolution would tell Obama that Israel was granted her land by God - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A bipartisan group of 56 Arizona state lawmakers have co-sponsored a resolution that would tell President Barack Obama and other political leaders that Israel was “granted her land” by God. “Israel has been granted her land under and through the oldest recorded deed, as recorded in the...
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Watch Benjamin Netanyahu say about Arabs what Republicans think about Black people - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
To ensure a victory for himself and his party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a race-baiting video, which he posted on Facebook. Here is what the video said. The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are...
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North Carolina man admits chaining foster child to porch with dead chicken around his neck - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Wednesday to chaining an 11-year-old boy to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck Dorian Harper agreed to plead guilty to six felonies and one misdemeanor to cut in half the maximum time he could have spent in prison from more than 20 years to no more than...
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The national debt doesn’t matter — here’s why - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The rate of growth of the US federal government’s debt load has slowed of late, but its level remains high. As of the end of 2014, total US Treasury obligations stood at US$18 trillion, more than 100% of current US output, or $56,500 for every one of us. This hefty sum is a reflection of the large...
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Alaska Army base investigated for holding ‘Racial Thursdays’ where racial slurs have no consequences - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Officials have opened an investigation into a platoon at an Alaska Army base that was accused of allowing soldiers to use racial slurs freely on what was known as “Racial Thursdays.” The Army Times reported this week that a soldier had come forward with allegations that “Racial...
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School officials learning coercive interrogations tactics to extract confessions from kids - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Adult interrogation methods do not belong in the classroom, so why are school administrators throughout the United States being trained to use them on their students in order to extract confessions? John E. Reid & Associates is the largest interrogation trainer in the world and teaches such...
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