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Politician Who Gave Adopted Daughter To Rapist Says He Is The Victim Here

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 6, 2015
Arkansas Republican State Rep. Justin Harris is coming under fire this week after the man he gave his six year-old adopted daughter to ended up raping her. The politician and his family claimed that they "re-homed" their adoptive daughters with this man and his family without the knowledge of the foster care system Department of… More »

GOP Rep. Suggests Siccing Endangered Wolves On Homeless People

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 6, 2015
Meet Alaska Congressman Don Young! Young has made a name for himself in Congress through such means as using an 18-inch walrus penis bone as a gavel, fighting to make it easier for elephant poachers to sell their ivory wares, and telling school children they are to blame for their classmate's suicide. Oh. More »

Guess Which State Has The Most Valuable Testicles?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 6, 2015
You may not know this, but the amount of compensation you receive for losing a body part on the job varies depending on what state you're in. A recent report from ProPublica has published all the data on which body parts are worth more to lose where, and it's pretty fascinating. For instance, if… More »

11-Year-Old’s Christian Grey Costume Is Not A Winner At His School’s World Book Day Event

By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2015
When little Liam Scholes' school held a World Book Day celebration yesterday, he had the perfect costume in mind - unfortunately, the rest of the school was not pleased when the 11-year-old arrived dressed as Christian Grey, the whip-wielding "hero" of the Fifty Shades series. The Sale, Manchester student's grey suit may have been innocuous enough on it… More »

Salvation Army Uses “The Dress” To Send A Message About Domestic Violence Against Women

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 6, 2015
"The Dress" -- I'm still seeing both black and blue and white and gold -- is probably the most talked about thing on the internet so far this year, and has thus been spoofed and used in various promotions more… More »

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Hillary Clinton Email Situation

By: Beejoli Shah / March 5, 2015
At this point, you've likely heard something or another about Hillary Clinton, personal email addresses, and "maybe it's time we look for a new Democratic frontrunner," but maybe you don't know exactly what's going on. Or maybe you did, and then you heard that the scandal just keeps getting worse each day. And it does! More »

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015
Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson. More »

Fox Reporter Seems To Have Slightly Exaggerated Dramatic Home Invasion Story

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 5, 2015
Washington D.C.-area Fox News investigative reporter Emily Miller made headlines in 2010 with the harrowing story of a home invasion which ended in her confronting a group of 15 scary looking men. The incident, she said, convinced her that she needed to have a gun. She later wrote an series of articles in the Washington Time… More »

Easily Distracted? You Might Be A Creative Genius!

By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015
A study from Northwestern University suggests that if you find yourself struggling to shut out distractions, it may be a sign of creative brilliance. Is that not the most validating information you've heard in years? According to Science Daily, the findings provide "the first physiological evidence that real-world creativity may be associated with a reduced ability to filter… More »

Man Who Burnt His Face While Praying Over Applebee’s Fajitas Can’t Sue, Says Court

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 5, 2015
A New Jersey man who burnt his face while bowing over to pray over a sizzling fajita plate at Applebee's will not be able to sue, an appellate court ruled on Wednesday. Hiram Jimenez had ordered a plate of fajitas, and when the waitress brought it over to him, he immediately bowed his head… More »

BBC’s Banned New Delhi Gang Rape Documentary Is Now On YouTube

By: Beejoli Shah / March 5, 2015
Just a day ago, the Indian Parliament banned an airing of BBC's latest Storyville documentary, "India's Daughter," which focuses on the brutal 2012 Delhi rape of 23-year old Jyoti Singh, who was gang raped by four men on a public bus as she returned home from seeing a movie with a male companion. More »

Just Look At This Asshole: New Jersey Deli Owner Celebrates “White History Month”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 5, 2015
Meet Jim "Jimbo" Boggess -- the owner of one Jimbo's Deli in Flemington, New Jersey. He is causing a bit of controversy around town due to the fact that he decided to put up a sign in his deli reading "CELEBRATE YOUR WHITE HERITAGE IN MARCH, WHITE HISTORY MONTH." Boggess seems to believe that there… More »

Now You Can Have A Glass Of Wine With Your Cat

By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015
A brilliant Japanese company is bringing the world's felines the greatest gift of all: WINE. I can only assume experiencing it for themselves will allow them to finally understand why their humans are so emotional about the stuff. Nyan Nyan Noveau, a bottled wine exclusively for cats that tastes just like the people variety, is made with… More »

These Happy Skeletons Are On A Mission To Prove That Love Has No Labels

By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015
In an effort to fight prejudice and implicit bias, the Ad Council put together this PSA featuring love in its many forms - and just how little our external "differences" matter at the end of the day. The ad prompts viewers to visit Love Has No Labels, a site that further explains how even those… More »

The University Of Oregon Is Using A Rape Victim’s Counseling Notes For Their Investigation

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015
The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation -- and technically, they’re right. More »

Ben Carson: Being Gay Is A Choice Because Prison Sex

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 4, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson, considered by many to be a strong contender for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination, has a history of especially colorful opinions about gay people. Previously, he has compared LGBT citizens to pedophiles and bestiality enthusiasts and stated that churches that are fine with gay people are basically sticking their finger in god'… More »

The Guy Who Invented K-Cups Kind Of Wishes He Hadn’t

By: Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015
John Sylvan, the man who brought us K-Cups and the many joys that come along with them, doesn't even use them. Sylvan told the Atlantic: “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it. I don't have [a Keurig]. They're kind of expensive to use. Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to… More »

12-Year-Old Madeline Messer Takes On Representation In iPhone Games

By: Megan Reynolds / March 4, 2015
Because no one should have to pay to be a girl. More »

Who Wouldn’t Want To Run A Disney Marathon?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015
Uhhhh … why did no one tell me until now that Disney hosts themed running events? Racked posted a very informational article about Disney’s Princess Run and other Disney-themed running events today, and honestly, I feel deprived. You have all been remiss. What the hell. So, the rundown: Disney hosts a marathon and several… More »

True Story: I Had An Altercation With A Black Man — And Luckily, Police Weren’t Involved

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 4, 2015
A video recorded by a citizen journalist, which captured footage of the LAPD shooting and killing an unarmed homeless Black man in broad daylight, has been circulating on the internet this week. The man in the video, nicknamed Africa, was shot several times by police in front of his tent home o… More »

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