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How A Former Advocate Of Ex-Gay Therapy Is Working To Protect Others From Harm


CREDIT: Tim Rymel “The religious right continues to tout, ‘We have thousands of ex-gay people,’ and they don’t exist.

The Restaurant Industry Is Rife With Race Discrimination


CREDIT: Shutterstock A new study from the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) found that race discrimination pervades the restaurant industry nationwide.

Three Things Conservatives Wrote This Week That Everyone Should Read


CREDIT: Shutterstock Welcome to TP Ideas‘ weekly roundup of the best conservative writing! Every Friday, we take a look at three pieces by right-leaning writers that constructively articulate core elements of their worldview.

BREAKING: Eight People Reportedly Shot At Seattle High School


CREDIT: Shutterstock A gunman reportedly opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Seattle on Friday, before killing himself with his own gun.

NYC Mayor: Undocumented Immigrants Shouldn’t Hesitate To Seek Medical Care For Ebola


Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) speaks at a press conference on Ebola after an infected doctor rode the subway system in October 2014.

Cincinnati Poised To Become Largest Metropolitan Area Without Any Abortion Clinics


CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome Health officials in Ohio have taken the first step toward closing the last abortion clinic in Cincinnati, a move that threatens to make the Ohio city the largest metropolitan area in the country without a single abortion provider.

Largest City In South America Could Run Out Of Water In 100 Days


Joaquim is an intern at ThinkProgress. The Cantareira System, responsible for half the water supply of South America’s largest city, is now at 3.2 percent capacity.

NPR Guts Its Environment And Climate Reporting Team, Becomes ‘Part Of The Problem’


CREDIT: AP NPR has gutted its staff dedicated to covering environmental and climate issues. Given the nation’s and world’s renewed focus on the threat posed by unrestricted carbon pollution, this baffling move is already receiving widespread criticism from scientists and media watchers.

Before Obamacare, America’s Health Care System Ranked Last Among Developed Nations


CREDIT: Shutterstock When it comes to affordability and patient access, the United States ranks last among industrialized nations, according to a survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund.

307 People Died Crossing The Southern Border Last Year, And That’s The Lowest It’s Been In 15 Years


SEIU’s Scott Washburn, an immigration advocate, holds the melted shoe of a border migrant crosser who made the trek through the treacherous Arizona desert heat.

Companies Are Fracking With Harmful Chemicals Through Regulatory Loophole


A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept.

Congressman Calls For Increased Surveillance Of Muslims In America, Blasts Critics As ‘Morons’


CREDIT: AP Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican said that the U.S. security agencies should try to thwart attacks like the one that took place in the Canadian Parliament this week by increasing surveillance on Muslims – and not giving in to “political correctness.” “We have to find out what’s happening on the ground in these Muslim communities — what the NYPD used to do, but those morons at the New York Times Editorial Board and the American Civil Liberties Union went after them,” King said in an interview with NewsMaxTV’s America’s Forum.

Idaho City Says For-Profit Wedding Chapel Can Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples


CREDIT: Alliance Defending Freedom The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has determined that the for-profit Hitching Post Wedding Chapel can decline to provide wedding services to a same-sex couple without violating the municipal nondiscrimination policy.

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Sneak Big Gift To The NRA Into Bill Banning Copper Theft


National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre CREDIT: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta “Secondary metal” theft, where someone sneaks onto a property that is under construction and steals copper wiring or other valuable metal, is a very real problem that increases the cost of housing and other real estate development.

How Ebola Punishes People For Being Compassionate


Mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola after helping a sick woman get to the hospital, is comforted during a memorial service for her son.

‘CitizenFour’ Documaker Laura Poitras Talks Snowden And Responsible Journalism In The Digital Age


CREDIT: AP – Charles Sykes, Invision CitizenFour, filmmaker Laura Poitras’ latest documentary, opens with her dark silhouette reading the first anonymous emails from who would turn out to be former U.S.

Insurance Industry Shows ‘Profound Lack Of Preparedness’ For Climate Risks


CREDIT: shutterstock The insurance industry exists to provide a first line of defense against disasters, but so far the industry’s response to climate change-related risks has been more fearful than forceful.

As Russian World Cup Looms, Soccer’s Governing Bodies Do Little To Address Racism


Joaquim is an intern at ThinkProgress. CREDIT: (AP Photo/Clint Hughes) Manchester City players were frustrated to find over 300 supports of Russian club CSKA Moscow lining the stands in Tuesday’s European Champions League match in Moscow.

Costco Will Stay Closed On Thanksgiving Day


CREDIT: Shutterstock Costco is among the companies that will choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, a spokesperson confirmed to ThinkProgress.

How A South Dakota County Is Suppressing The Native American Vote


FORT THOMPSON, SOUTH DAKOTA — The Crow Creek Indian Reservation lies along the Missouri River in central South Dakota, an area marked by rolling hills of corn fields, a government-constructed dam and a Native American town centered around the tribe’s casino.


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