Justice Department Report Faults Ferguson Police For Racial Bias

  • The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias. [New York Times]
  • The City of Cleveland, OH is counter-suing the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who the City claims was at fault for not avoiding his shooting. [The Hairpin]
  • A new CDC report finds that about a fifth of teenaged girls and boys have experienced violence from their partners. [TIME]
  • Gay couples will be able to marry in Nebraska soon! Hooray! [RawStory]
  • The longest-serving female member of Congress, Barbara Mikulski, is retiring. [USA Today]
  • Performance artist Marina Abramovic is writing a memoir and damned if I’m not going to buy it and read it the very day it comes out, regardless of how gauche that may be. [ArtNet]
  • A new sex toy called the Semenette can help gay couples conceive. [Daily Dot]
  • Meet the woman behind the Guy In Your MFA Twitter account. [Chicago Reader]

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