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George W. Bush, Dick Cheney Convicted Of War Crimes

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney Convicted Of War Crimes | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
This past Friday, a five panel tribunal delivered a unanimous guilty verdict after a week long trial that, unsurprisingly, was not covered by American media.
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Mississippi Conservative Calls For Putting Gay People To Death On Facebook Page

Mississippi Conservative Calls For Putting Gay People To Death On Facebook Page | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
In Mississippi, Conservative state Rep. Andy Gipson posted a message on his Facebook page which calls for putting gays and lesbians to death.
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Hitler statue in former Polish ghetto creates furor

Hitler statue in former Polish ghetto creates furor | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The statue of Adolf Hitler placed in former ghetto in Warsaw caused public uproar, with many calling it a ‘senseless provocation’, while others claim the artwork has no intention to harm anyone’s memory.
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In Honor of Isaac Newton’s Birthday — A Debunking of a David Barton Lie About Him

OK, I’m actually a day late … Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day … but I didn’t get around to posting this yesterday. In his book The Jefferson Lies, pseudo-historian David Barton c...
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Holiday viewing: Discovery uncovers the early roots of Christmas

Holiday viewing: Discovery uncovers the early roots of Christmas | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
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While the exact origins of the Christian take on the occasion aren’t known, said Joseph Walsh, who chairs the Classics department at Loyola College, what is most likely is that the early Christians, living in the midst of the pagan Roman Empire, set out to go head-to-head with the prevailing holidays like Saturnalia and the Calans, the early new year festival.

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Americans Favor States' Rights On Same-Sex Marriage And Marijuana Use

Americans Favor States' Rights On Same-Sex Marriage And Marijuana Use | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
(Week of 12/1/2012)  Last month, voters in three states opted to legalize same-sex marriage, marking the first time that same-sex marriage was made legal at the state level by popular initiative. Voters also legalized the possession of small...
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Big firms join quest for same-sex couple immigration reform - Fortune Management

Big firms join quest for same-sex couple immigration reform - Fortune Management | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Companies like Pfizer and Goldman Sachs have gotten behind a new bill that would allow U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for citizenship.
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Down With Big Gun

Down With Big Gun | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Ron Cohen is the CEO of Sig Sauer, the company that produced one of the guns that was used in Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre. You have probably never heard of Ron Cohen before.
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How Walmart Helped Make Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America

How Walmart Helped Make Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
When Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14, inexplicably bent on ending as many lives as possible, he was carrying a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle and several high-capacity magazines.
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Obama: 'I Will Use Whatever Power This Office Holds' To Prevent Tragedies Like This (VIDEO)

Obama: 'I Will Use Whatever Power This Office Holds' To Prevent Tragedies Like This (VIDEO) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
President Obama promised to use the power of the presidency to try to prevent more events like the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a speech at a vigil for the families of the victims of Friday's elementary school shooting.
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Indiana Man With 47 Guns Arrested After Threatening to Attack Nearby Elementary School

Indiana Man With 47 Guns Arrested After Threatening to Attack Nearby Elementary School | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
On Friday morning, while the horror at at Sandy Hook elementary was unfolding, Von I.
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FBI Notes Decrease In Hate Crimes, Increase In Anti-Gay Violence

FBI Notes Decrease In Hate Crimes, Increase In Anti-Gay Violence | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The number of hate crimes reported to U.S. law enforcement agencies decreased by 6% from 2010, while anti-LGBT violence increased slightly by 2.6%, according to a new report by the FBI.
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Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality (TV Version)

Freedom, justice, and human dignity have always guided our journey for a more perfect union. With historic victories for marriage, we've delivered a mandate ...
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Nazi propaganda to be banned in Russia

Nazi propaganda to be banned in Russia | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Russian senators are drafting a bill on prohibiting the glorification of Nazi crimes and the usage of any Nazi or similar symbols and gestures in the country.
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Kansas Doctor Under Attack For Not Forcing Ten Year Old Rape Victim To Give Birth

Kansas Doctor Under Attack For Not Forcing Ten Year Old Rape Victim To Give Birth | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The anti-women, anti-choice movement in Kansas would happily sacrifice a little girl to get their way. How pro-'life' of them.
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Tea Party, Its Clout Diminished, Turns to Narrower Issues

Tea Party, Its Clout Diminished, Turns to Narrower Issues | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The November election significantly weakened the once-surging movement, and its activists have not been front and center in the fiscal debate consuming Washington.
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The frighteningly rapid die-off of the world's oldest trees

The frighteningly rapid die-off of the world's oldest trees | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Across the globe, our biggest and oldest trees are disappearing at 10 times the normal rate — and their demise could spell ecological disaster
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‘Stand your ground’ cited in shooting of whiny Little Caesars Pizza customer | The Raw Story

‘Stand your ground’ cited in shooting of whiny Little Caesars Pizza customer | The Raw Story | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A Florida man is using the state’s “stand your ground” law as a defense after he shot a customer who was complaining about slow service at a St. Petersburg Little Caesars Pizza restaurant.
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Two More Republicans Sign On To Gay Rights Bill

Two More Republicans Sign On To Gay Rights Bill | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members signed a bill on Friday that would allow same-sex couples equal rights as heterosexual ones for immigration purposes, making the legislation bipartisan -- although with only small levels of GOP support --...
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Hallelujah - The Voice

The coaches and artists pay tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Subscribe to The Voice: http://full.sc/HbIXEY Mond...
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Looking at the real power of the NRA in Washington

Looking at the real power of the NRA in Washington | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Bill Press speaks with Jonathan Lowy of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Richard Fowler of We Act Radio about the real influence of the NRA in Washington politics.
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"Take That Nigger Off The TV, We Wanna Watch Football!": Idiots Respond To NBC Pre-Empting Sunday Night Football

"Take That Nigger Off The TV, We Wanna Watch Football!": Idiots Respond To NBC Pre-Empting Sunday Night Football | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
NBC pre-empted the first quarter of tonight's 49ers-Patriots game to show President Obama's speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
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Dems To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill

Dems To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban bill on the first day of the new Congress.
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About freakin' time!

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Anonymous Hacks The Westboro Baptist Church: Posts All Their Personal Information

Anonymous Hacks The Westboro Baptist Church: Posts All Their Personal Information | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Commentary | The hacking collective known as Anonymous renewed their war on the Westboro Baptist Church today.
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