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Explosive Detonated At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Wisconsin Last Night

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UPDATE, 1:40p.m.: Mother Jones is reporting the clinic is “temporarily closed” and the FBI has joined an investigation into the bombing. [Mother Jones]

An explosive blew up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin last night at around 7:30 p.m. Police say a homemade bomb was placed on a windowsill outside the Appleton North Health Clinic. It started a fire that burned itself out but still caused damage to the building. No one was hurt.

Intimidation tactics like this are nothing short of domestic terrorism, intent on scaring the employees of abortion clinics from doing their jobs. Thank you to the women and men who work at these clinics and put themselves at risk for clinic violence every day.  

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10 Things You Think About When You Are Sick

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Julie's migraines are out of control. Read More »
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I was sick with a crap cold all last week and hopped up on spacey combo of Sudafed and Benadryl (the magic recipe is Sudafed during the day, Benadryl for sleep). It might be the wacky weather, or my generally pathetic immune system, but either way, my brain felt funny and snot-filled. Last week, I took a sick day. Here’s my ridiculous inner monologue from that day… Keep reading »

Hairstyling Is Not On POTUS’s Resume

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Barack Obama jokes about what Malia's first car will be. Read More »
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The White House was not amused by Ty's dolls of the First Kids. Read More »
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The White House knows that the public looooooves it when Barack Obama talks about his children — and we should, those kids are adorable — so it doesn’t surprise me his campaign released a video of POTUS recounting this one time he tried to do Malia’s hair when she was four. And he really sucked at it. Eh, the president can’t be good at everything. [Buzzfeed

This 86-Year-Old Gymnast Makes Me Feel Lame

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Johanna Quaas is 86 years old and still doing cartwheels. The German gymnast wowed at the 2012 Cottbus World Cup with this impressive floor routine. She also competed on parallel bars. OK, I feel lame. First of all, she looks amazing in her leotard. Second of all, SHE’S FREAKING 86 YEARS OLD. I’m going to work on my handstand this weekend. What are you doing? [Dlisted]

Newspaper Fires Writer Sarah Tressler Because She Also Worked As A Stripper

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Is it OK for an elementary school teacher to have been a stripper? Read More »
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A Texas newspaper has fired staff reporter Sarah Tressler after she was exposed — by a competing paper, natch — as a stripper. Tressler, who has a bachelor’s and master’s degree, worked as a society reporter for the Houston Chronicle and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston. But for eight years, she also worked at upscale strip clubs. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Clinic Landlord Gets Revenge On Harassing Protestors

  • The landlord of an abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, is getting back at anti-abortion protesters who make harassing phone calls to him at home by taking down the phone numbers and distributing lists of them to pro-choice protesters who call these people back. According to the Washington Post, 3,000 people have volunteered to make calls, which has inspired the landlord, Todd Stave, to set a up group called Voice Of Choice to help other clinics whose employees are harassed by these extremists.  [Newser]
  • Latinas are the lowest paid group in the United States, earning on average 40 percent less than white, non-Hispanic men, according to a union for Latin American workers. [Fox News]
  • An anti-abortion group has filed a brief with Alabama’s Supreme Court urging them to test aborted fetuses for meth. The state has a “chemical endangerment of children” law which puts mothers behind bars if their liveborn babies test positive for drugs. However, if the state decides to test fetuses for meth as well, it could set a precedent for considering a fetus to be a fully-formed child. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
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