Category Archives: News and Politics

Gay couple challenges legal halt to same-sex marriage in the Florida Keys


Reuters | Raw Story | July 21, 2014 MIAMI (Reuters) – A gay couple hoping to marry in the Florida Keys filed an emergency petition on Monday to reinstate a judge’s ruling which struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. … Continue reading

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Study: More Than Half of the People Executed in the US Have a Severe Mental Illness


Ian Millhise | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | July 21, 2014 majority of the 100 executed inmates examined in a new study by three legal researchers had “a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or psychosis.” … Continue reading

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Government Agents ‘Directly Involved’ in Most High-Profile US Terror Plots


Spencer Ackerman | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | July 21, 2014 • Human Rights Watch documents ‘sting’ operations • Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rights   early all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court permits Utah not to recognize 1,300 same-sex marriages


James Withers | Gay Star News | July 18, 2014 The US Supreme Court is allowing Utah not to recognize approximately 1,300 same-sex marriages as the state appeals the legality of those unions. This past December, District Court Judge Robert J. … Continue reading

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Appeals court upholds decision voiding Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban


Heide Brandes | Reuters | Raw Story | July 1, 2014 Oklahoma City (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision voiding as unconstitutional Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, drawing on a similar decision it … Continue reading

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Thousands March in Detroit Against ‘Heartless’ Water Shut-Offs


Robert Allen and Bill Laitner | Detroit Free Press | Reader Supported News | July 19, 2014 Nine people were arrested Friday as more than 1,000 people from across the nation rallied in Detroit against the city’s ramped-up effort to collect … Continue reading

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I, Spy: Edward Snowden in Exile


Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | July 19, 2014 iction and films, the nearest most of us knowingly get to the world of espionage, give us a series of reliable stereotypes. British spies are … Continue reading

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Florida Judge Strikes Down State’s Gay Marriage Ban


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | July 17, 2014 A Florida judge on Thursday declared the state’s ban on gay marriage invalid. In a 14-page ruling, Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia called marriage a fundamental right guaranteed to all … Continue reading

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Transgender sibling of NBA player Reggie Bullock found brutally murdered in Baltimore


Reuters | Raw Story | July 17, 2014 38   (Reuters) – A transgender woman whose brother is an National Basketball Association player has been found slain in a Baltimore alley, police said on Thursday. The body of Mia Henderson, … Continue reading

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With a Series of Small Bans, Cities Turn Homelessness Into a Crime


Pam Fessler | National Public Radio | Reader Supported News | July 17, 2014 aws that criminalize homelessness are on the rise across the country, according to a new report by an advocacy group. The laws prohibit everything from sleeping in … Continue reading

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