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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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Dozens Killed In Two Nigeria Bombings

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#Terrorist group #Boko Haram is suspected. View this image › Rescue workers gathered at the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, #Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23. AP Photo One hundred days after the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, the terrorist organization is suspected for two bombings in the Nigerian city of Kaduna. […]

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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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