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NC House Votes to Exempt Magistrates from Marriage Duties

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina House voted 65-45 Wednesday to allow magistrates to opt out of performing weddings — legislation that stems from the legalization of same-sex marriages in North Carolina last year. A final vote on the bill is expected to come Thursday. Because the House made no changes to the legislation, it will… Continue reading NC House Votes to Exempt Magistrates from Marriage Duties

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Cleveland Settles With Justice Department Over Unconstitutional Policing

Updated | The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over charges of excessive use of force and unconstitutional conduct by Cleveland police, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced Tuesday. The New York Times reported Tuesday morning that an agreement had been reached on Monday, based on statements made by… Continue reading Cleveland Settles With Justice Department Over Unconstitutional Policing

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KKK: “Blacks and Whites Must Unite to Fight Gays and Immigrants”

Scene from a KKK rally in Georgia in 2009. Photo by Craig ONeal. The Imperial Wizard of a Mississippi chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is asking the city of Laurel for a fee-exempt permit to host a rally later this summer, the Laurel-Leader Call reported Tuesday morning. The United Dixie White Knights of Mississippi is… Continue reading KKK: “Blacks and Whites Must Unite to Fight Gays and Immigrants”

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Federal Appeals Court Refuses to Lift Order Halting Obama Immigration Program

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration suffered another immigration setback Tuesday, as a divided federal appeals court declined to lift a injunction imposed by a Texas-based trial judge. The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means President Barack Obama’s executive action deferring deportation of certain immigrants will remain stalled in court for the… Continue reading Federal Appeals Court Refuses to Lift Order Halting Obama Immigration Program

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Shell Chief: “Seattle is Best Offseason Home for Drilling Rig”

SEATTLE — In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska’s Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.’s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it. All of the vessels in the Arctic exploration fleet gathering in Puget Sound will be headed to a spot in the… Continue reading Shell Chief: “Seattle is Best Offseason Home for Drilling Rig”

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Letter To Black Family Says ‘You Don’t Belong Here’

A black family on Long Island received an anonymous letter telling them, “You don’t belong here.” Ronica Copes, 37, a resident of Lindenhurst in the town of Babylon, found the typewritten, all capital-letter message in an addressed envelope in her mailbox on Thursday afternoon, she told Newsday. “ATTN: AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY,” begins the letter, which she later… Continue reading Letter To Black Family Says ‘You Don’t Belong Here’

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White Supremacist Disrupts ‘Black Lives Matter’ Press Conference (Video)

A group of ministers in Cincinnati organized an event for Black Lives Matter with a focus on racial injustice. That event was disrupted by angry white people who believe black people are ‘chasing down the last white person'(see image). You can’t make this stuff up. It got so bad, that Robert Ransdell, a former U.S. Senate… Continue reading White Supremacist Disrupts ‘Black Lives Matter’ Press Conference (Video)

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Confederate Flags Will Burn Across the South on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, Confederate flags will be burning in all 11 states of the old Confederacy, plus Kentucky and Missouri. Sarasota, Florida-based artist John Sims is behind the effort. He told the Los Angeles Times that that he hopes to put the old symbol – which still flies on Mississippi state flags and in the hearts… Continue reading Confederate Flags Will Burn Across the South on Memorial Day

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Reporter Stumbles Across ALEC Meeting, Gets Kicked Out Of Hotel

ALEC recently had its spring meeting to decide what fresh hell to rain down on all of us little people, and one reporter discovered what happens when they actually do what reporters should do. It’s refreshing to see local reporters actually do their job, but unfortunately, ALEC had other plans for him — which included getting… Continue reading Reporter Stumbles Across ALEC Meeting, Gets Kicked Out Of Hotel

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‘Pro-Life’ Texas Legislature Bans Planned Parenthood from Cancer Screening Program

On Wednesday, a House-Senate conference committee approved a budget that would remove Planned Parenthood from the state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, even though the state ranks among the worst states for cervical cancer incidence and fatalities. What we’re saying is, more women are diagnosed with and die of cervical cancer in Texas than in… Continue reading ‘Pro-Life’ Texas Legislature Bans Planned Parenthood from Cancer Screening Program