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Colorado lawmaker shocks victim’s dad: ‘Good thing’ Aurora shooter had 100-round magazine

Colorado lawmaker shocks victim’s dad: ‘Good thing’ Aurora shooter had 100-round magazine | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A Republican state senator in Colorado stunned the father of one of the victims of the Aurora theater shooting when he claimed that it was “a good thing” that James Holmes had a 100-round magazine.

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CEO who sells $800 sequined dresses tells 99 percenters: Stop whining, you’d be rich in India

CEO who sells $800 sequined dresses tells 99 percenters: Stop whining, you’d be rich in India | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A fashion mogul offered some advice to Americans who aren’t among the top 1 percent of wealth holders: Stop whining.

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Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A federal judge declared that Kentucky's refusal to recognize legal out-of-state same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, but stopped short of establishing marriage equality in the state.
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Kelsey Von Berge's curator insight, February 13, 2014 8:29 AM

I think it's great that people stood up and challenged the ban on same sex marriage in Kentucky.  They ended up ruling it as unconstitutional , which probably angered some but delighted others.  I don't think it was a fair law to start with, so I'm not surprised that it is unconstitutiomal. 

Yesenia Gibson's comment, February 17, 2014 1:23 PM
I agree with Kelsey, it's great that they were able to stand up for that right because I personally don't believe it should have ever been questioned. Ruling it as unconstitutional was a good decision so then people can have those rights, even if it's not looked upon as being good by everyone.
Madisen Schimek's comment, February 26, 2014 10:07 PM
I think it's great that they stood up to them! People should speak up more like that, people will be heard!
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Controversial, privatized toll lanes coming to U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder

Controversial, privatized toll lanes coming to U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Privatized toll lanes on U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder are on track to open next year, but not without controversy.
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Exclusive: My Name is Brett Jones, I Am A Navy SEAL, And I Am Gay

Exclusive: My Name is Brett Jones, I Am A Navy SEAL, And I Am Gay | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Navy had a Don’t-ask Don’t-tell policy (DADT) and being a gay Navy SEAL proposed its own set of problems. I was going to have to lie to my SEAL teammates
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How Creationism Imprisons the Mind

How Creationism Imprisons the Mind | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Intellectual freedom is one of humanity’s greatest gifts—and biggest burdens. Our ability to ask questions, to test ideas, to doubt is what separates us from our fellow animals. But doubt can be as terrifying as it is liberating. And it’s the terror of doubt that fosters the toxic, life-negating cult...
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Jon Stewart will save us! The future of healthcare may rest with “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart will save us! The future of healthcare may rest with “The Daily Show” | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
If America is ever to have a real single-payer healthcare system, it might be thanks to the "Daily Show" host
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GOP’s pathetic new excuse: Trying to blame Obama for killing immigration reform

GOP’s pathetic new excuse: Trying to blame Obama for killing immigration reform | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Does Boehner really think anyone will buy the claim that Obama's "untrustworthiness" is why immigration is doomed?

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The Best And Worst Reactions To Michael Sam’s Coming Out

The Best And Worst Reactions To Michael Sam’s Coming Out | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Most NFL players were supportive of defensive end Michael Sam, who came out as gay Sunday.
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Olympic Contractor Tells Sochi Horror Story

Olympic Contractor Tells Sochi Horror Story | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Barring a particularly memorable Winter Games, the Olympics in Sochi are destined to be remembered as "The One Where Everything Was Shitty." To the pile of Sochi horror stories we can add this tale from snowboard and ski course builder Johnnie Balfour.
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Going Down! British Bobsledder Has Close Call with Elevator

Going Down! British Bobsledder Has Close Call with Elevator | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
It was one thing when reporters complained about their hotel rooms in Sochi. Now, the athletes are running into problems, too.Rebekah Wilson, a brakeman for ...
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The Russian Skater Who Tweeted This Doctored Racist Picture of President Obama is Lighting Sochi's Olympic Flame

The Russian Skater Who Tweeted This Doctored Racist Picture of President Obama is Lighting Sochi's Olympic Flame | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Legendary figure skater Irina Rodnina just lit the Olympic flame alongside hockey goalie Vladislav
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Democrat Breaks With Party Over Minimum Wage

Democrat Breaks With Party Over Minimum Wage | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) has come out against a federal minimum wage increase that has the support of President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats and the majority of the American public.

"I know $10.10 still isn’t a whole lot of money, but...
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Fox guest on classroom fairness: Exclude kids who don’t deserve a ‘pity Valentine’

Fox guest on classroom fairness: Exclude kids who don’t deserve a ‘pity Valentine’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A Fox News guest on Thursday asserted that some children should be excluded when Valentine’s Day cards are given out at school so that they can learn that the world isn’t fair while the “stakes are low.”

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Scalia Gets A Little More Love In Pro-Gay Marriage Court Decision

Scalia Gets A Little More Love In Pro-Gay Marriage Court Decision | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Once again, a federal judge nodded to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in striking down part of a state's ban on same-sex marriage.

In ruling Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state gay marriages, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II referenced Scalia's dissents in the Court's decisions to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act and strike down state laws that ban sodomy.

It wasn't as big a rhetorical bear hug as the outspoken conservative justice received in December from the federal judge who overturned Utah's prohibition on same-sex marriage, but it was further evidence of Scalia's prescience when he declared that the DOMA decision would inevitably undercut state laws on marriage.
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Gay at the Games: Historic Silver Medal; Americans Not Pleased With Luge Ad

Gay at the Games: Historic Silver Medal; Americans Not Pleased With Luge Ad | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Lesbian skier Daniela Iraschko-Stolz made history Tuesday in the first women's ski jumping event at the Olympics, while the Norwegian curling team staged an act of protest.
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Global Police State Calls for Globalization of Dissent and Protest

Global Police State Calls for Globalization of Dissent and Protest | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A report from The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations presents alarming case studies of protest suppression and criminalization of political and social dissent around the world.

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Russian Olympic Champion Says Racist Obama Photo Was Work Of A Hacker When It Really Probably Wasn't

Russian Olympic Champion Says Racist Obama Photo Was Work Of A Hacker When It Really Probably Wasn't | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Irina Rodnina, a Soviet figure skating legend who lit the Olympic flame in Sochi, tries to distance herself from a controversial tweet. That defense worked so well for Anthony Weiner.
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Climatologist: When Souped-Up Ocean Warming Ends, ‘Global Temperatures Look Set To Rise Rapidly’

Climatologist: When Souped-Up Ocean Warming Ends, ‘Global Temperatures Look Set To Rise Rapidly’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Recently, surface temperatures haven't appear to warm as fast as expected — although the oceans have, while Arctic sea ice, Greenland and Antarctica have melted faster than expected.
New research finds the slowdown is due to anomalously fast trade winds. When those stop, warming will soar.
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R.I.P. Republican credibility: Why their latest blatant lies show they’ve given up

R.I.P. Republican credibility: Why their latest blatant lies show they’ve given up | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

From Obamacare to Keystone, here's why they're no longer a legitimate entity that deserves to be taken seriously

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This Short Film Shows Just How Terrifying Life Is For LGBT People In Russia

This Short Film Shows Just How Terrifying Life Is For LGBT People In Russia | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
“Russian officials embolden homophobes and their violent attacks,”Human Rights Watch Russia researcher Tanya Cooper said in a new video documenting attacks on LGBT people in Russia.
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Gay asylum seekers face 'humiliation'

Gay asylum seekers face 'humiliation' | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Leaked document reveals lurid questions asked by Home Office officials in contravention of guidelines
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Advertisers' Gay-Rights Choices

Advertisers' Gay-Rights Choices | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Sochi Games have elicited condemnation of Russia’s anti-gay law from some companies, if not the most visible ones.
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