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The IRS Just Made Life Very Difficult For States Without Marriage Equality

The IRS Just Made Life Very Difficult For States Without Marriage Equality | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"[T]his is just going to prompt more litigation," one LGBT legal advocate says.
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Belgium checked 169 Facebook users

Belgium checked 169 Facebook users | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
During the first six months of the year the Belgian authorities asked the social network website Facebook for information on 169 different profiles. Most requests came from the US (up to 12,000), India (3,245) and the UK (1,975).
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Robertson: Gay People Deliberately Spread HIV/AIDS By Cutting People With Special Rings

Robertson: Gay People Deliberately Spread HIV/AIDS By Cutting People With Special Rings | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen that gay men in cities like San Francisco attempt to spread HIV/AIDS to others by cutting them with a special ring when shaking hands.
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Watch: Wisconsin Capitol police tackle man for photographing progressive protest

Watch: Wisconsin Capitol police tackle man for photographing progressive protest | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A photographer and activist was aggressively arrested at the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday during a daily singalong protest.

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US gun culture is 'corrupting the world,' Australia ex-deputy PM says after Okla. slaying

US gun culture is 'corrupting the world,' Australia ex-deputy PM says after Okla. slaying | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Furious at the killing of an Australian college baseball player in Oklahoma, a senior figure in the victim's home country blamed the “gun culture” of United States for the death, saying it was “corrupting the world.
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The Daily Beast publishes column that alleges ‘true rape’ doesn’t occur in prison

The Daily Beast publishes column that alleges ‘true rape’ doesn’t occur in prison | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, will likely fare well in prison because “true rape” is mostly a myth, according to a column published by The Daily Beast on Thursday.

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*MORON ALERT* ---> Kentucky theater bans ‘The Butler’ because Jane Fonda is ‘the enemy'

*MORON ALERT* ---> Kentucky theater bans ‘The Butler’ because Jane Fonda is ‘the enemy' | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A Kentucky theater owner has banned the number one movie in America,The Butler, from his theater because he says that actress Jane Fonda is “an enemy of the United States of America.”

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CATO Institute report says poor Americans have it too good

CATO Institute report says poor Americans have it too good | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Conservative think tanks have spawned a cottage industry churning out dubious studies purporting to show that poor families are living high on the hog on public benefits, a claim that anybody who has actually experienced poverty in America would find laughable.

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Fox & Friends Takes On Manning's "Bizarre" And "Confus[ing]" Gender Transition

Fox & Friends Takes On Manning's "Bizarre" And "Confus[ing]" Gender Transition | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The hosts of Fox & Friends found themselves confounded by the announcement that Bradley Manning, the former army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, identifies as a female and wishes to be identified as Chelsea Manning.
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Republicans Move to the Center? Nope, They’re Crazier Than Ever

Republicans Move to the Center? Nope, They’re Crazier Than Ever | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
If you thought the GOP would moderate after its 2012 debacle, you were wrong, says Michael Tomasky.
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Maddow: Meet the Republican who’s holding up all legislation in Congress

Maddow: Meet the Republican who’s holding up all legislation in Congress | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

While MSNBC host Rachel Maddow admitted you couldn’t pick Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) out of a lineup, she identified him on Tuesday as the man responsible for stymying the “big kahuna” of President Barack Obama’s second term in immigration reform.

 
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Creationism museum employee injured by lightning strike while on the job

Creationism museum employee injured by lightning strike while on the job | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

An employee of Petersburg, Kentucky’s Creation Museum was struck by lightning Wednesday while clearing guests from a zip line attraction at the museum during a thunderstorm. According to Kentucky’s WLWT.com, the man was helping guests down from the wires as thunderstorms rolled into the area.

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Rep. James Clyburn: Right-wing blogs are ‘foolishness,’ not news

Rep. James Clyburn: Right-wing blogs are ‘foolishness,’ not news | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the House assistant Democratic leader, on Wednesday warned that some online media outlets were spewing dangerous levels of “negativism.”

 
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Barring Same-Sex Couples From Receiving Veterans' Benefits

Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Barring Same-Sex Couples From Receiving Veterans' Benefits | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"Title 38 is not rationally related to the military's commitment to caring for and providing for veteran families."
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60 police guns go walkies

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Sixty weapons have disappeared from the main police station in Mortsel in Antwerp Province. The daily Gazet van Antwerpen reports that the disappearance of the arms was initially not noticed.
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Laura Ingraham plays gunfire sounds during John Lewis’ Washington March speech

Laura Ingraham plays gunfire sounds during John Lewis’ Washington March speech | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday railed about the commemoration ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of civil rights March on Washington, and then interrupted a recording of Rep. John Lewis’ (D-GA) speech with the sound of gunfire.

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Jay Seiler's comment, September 10, 2013 12:15 PM
I am a little late to the party here. But I listened to this. As much as I dislike this woman and what she represents. This wasn't gunfire. If you have heard gunfire before, it's unmistakeable. This wasn't gunfire. As liberal or progressives we need to be honest with ourselves before we throw this kind of stuff out. Because it makes us look as bad as the 'other guys'.
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Anti-gay conservative [and bigot] calls on Shepard Smith to ‘come out of the closet’

Anti-gay conservative [and bigot] calls on Shepard Smith to ‘come out of the closet’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The head of a group known as America’s Survival, Inc. wants Shepard Smith to publicly acknowledge that he is gay.

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The World's Most Precise Clocks: 100 Times More Precise Than Cesium Atomic Clocks

The World's Most Precise Clocks: 100 Times More Precise Than Cesium Atomic Clocks | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
At the foot of the mountains abutting Boulder, Colorado, in the labs of the National Institute of Science and Technology, there sits the most precise
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Neo-Nazi plans to build an all-white city of racists in North Dakota

Neo-Nazi plans to build an all-white city of racists in North Dakota | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A man living in North Dakota plans to turn his small town into a bastion of white supremacists, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Colin Powell to North Carolina Governor: ‘There is no voter fraud’

Colin Powell to North Carolina Governor: ‘There is no voter fraud’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Speaking at the CEO Forum in Raleigh, North Carolina to an audience that included Governor Pat McCrory (R), former Secretary of State Colin Powell attacked the restrictive voting law the governor signed into law on August 12. The new law requires photo identification at the polls, limits the number of early voting days and makes it difficult for college students, both in-state and out, to vote.

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Elon Musk condemns the ‘perversion of democracy’ in Texas

Elon Musk condemns the ‘perversion of democracy’ in Texas | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is not at all pleased with lawmakers in Texas.

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Kremlin’s RT network boots journalist for on-air protest of anti-gay laws

Kremlin’s RT network boots journalist for on-air protest of anti-gay laws | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A gay journalist was kicked off the Kremlin-backed RT network on Wednesday after he hijacked a segment about Bradley Manning to talk about Russia’s laws banning the promotion of homosexuality.

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Lewis Black tells Rick Perry: Go back to college, ‘and this time, try to memorize some stuff’

Lewis Black tells Rick Perry: Go back to college, ‘and this time, try to memorize some stuff’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Revisiting his public tete-a-tete with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), comedian Lewis Black had a piece of sincere advice for Perry: take time off and go back to school.

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Tennessee church bans family after daughter wins same sex benefits from town

Tennessee church bans family after daughter wins same sex benefits from town | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

After 60 years of attending a Tennessee church, a family in Collegedale has been exiled because they supported their daughter while she fought for same sex benefits from the town where she worked as a police detective.

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