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Top State Department Official Says Response To Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Was “Slow”

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“I would acknowledge we’re sometimes slow,” Assistant Secretary of State #Tom Malinowski said. View this image › U.S. State Department / Via state.gov WASHINGTON — The State Department&8217;s top human rights official said Wednesday that the U.S. response to #Uganda&8217;s anti-LGBT law may have been &8220;slow.&8221; &8220;I would acknowledge we&8217;re sometimes slow,&8221; said Tom Malinowski, […]

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Meet Hank, The Newest Major League Mascot

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He’s cute, he&8217;s furry, he&8217;s everything a baseball team needs. 1. This is Hank, the new unofficial mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers. View this image › AP Photo/Rick Scuteri 2. He was found roaming around the team&8217;s spring training practice field. View this image › AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans 3. When the team […]

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African Human Rights Commission Adopts Continent’s First Resolution Against Anti-LGBT Violence

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“It’s a homegrown resolution saying we are human beings. … There has never been anything like this before.” View this image › J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com The African Union’s human rights commission has adopted a resolution condemning violence against LGBTI people, marking the first time an African human rights body has held that […]

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Top 10 Bizarre or Ridiculous Fatwas

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With no centralized Islamic religious authority like a Pope or Dalai Lama, pretty much any Muslim “scholar” can create a fatwa, a religious edict for modern life supposedly guided by the Koran or the (less authoritative) hadiths- stories from Muhammad’s life. In recent years, supply has far outstripped demand, and it’s getting laughable. Most fatwas […]

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Malaysia Airlines 777 carrying 295 people crashes in Ukraine [pic, video]

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http://twitter.com/#!/BrianFaughnan/status/489795421435228160 A #Malaysia Airlines 777 carrying 295 passengers and crew has reportedly crashed in #Ukraine. http://twitter.com/#!/myroslavapetsa/status/489797459707985920 At this time, Malaysia Airlines is only confirming that they have lost contact with the plane: http://twitter.com/#!/MAS/status/489795857101750272 More: http://twitter.com/#!/flightradar24/status/489795658879348737 http://twitter.com/#!/mashable/status/489794225392058368 There are unconfirmed reports that the 777 was shot down: http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/489795700872720384 http://twitter.com/#!/myroslavapetsa/status/489801844894728193 This is alleged to be video taken […]

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Ron Paul: "Too Early To Tell" If Views On Russia Will Affect Son’s Candidacy

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“The U.S. is every bit as involved…as Putin,” says the former Congressman. View this image › Steve Marcus / Reuters / Reuters WASHINGTON — Former congressman and presidential candidate #Ron Paul said on Friday that it’s too early to tell if his views on the #Ukraine conflict and other foreign policy issues could hurt his […]

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52 Deliciously Dark Comedies You Should See Before You Die

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These films are dark, depraved, and deeply hilarious. 1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) View this image › Warner Bros. / Via screendrift.tumblr.com Written by: Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. EpsteinDirected by: Frank CapraWhat it’s about: Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) must deal with his eccentric family, including his aunts Abby (Josephine Hull) and Martha […]

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Joyce Carol Oates: McConaughey seems awfully ‘immodest’ for thanking God

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http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/440873925535215616 Actor Matthew McConaughey&8217;s gratitude to God drew a tepid response from the Hollyweird audience at this year&8217;s Academy Awards. But those without sneering contempt for faith applauded his &8220;fearless&8221; acceptance speech that “spoke volumes.” &8220;First off I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to,&8221; he said. &8220;He&8217;s graced my life […]

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