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Amal Clooney Dodges Questions About Fashion — While Fighting For Human Rights

CREDIT: AP When a reporter jokingly told Amal Clooney that she was expected to wear Versace to a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights on Friday, she made a quick retort.

New Bill Could Raise California’s Smoking Age To 21

CREDIT: Shutterstock A new California bill could lift the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21 in an effort to minimize teen smoking rates.

The Budweiser Puppy, Mindy Kaling, And The Best (And Worst) Of The Super Bowl Ads

CREDIT: Screenshot, Budweiser Tomorrow is the day we have all been waiting for: the Puppy Bowl! Also, the Super Bowl!

New Anti-Choice Propaganda Uses ‘Fetal Dismemberment’ Lies To Push Abortion Ban

CREDIT: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta In what could represent their next major effort to dismantle the protections under Roe v.

Working Mom On Food Stamps Hits Back At Scott Walker’s Plan To Drug Test Her

CREDIT: AP Wisconsin’s low-income workers and some members of Congress are speaking out against Governor Scott Walker’s call for making people on public assistance undergo a drug test.

The Massive Cost Of Hosting A Super Bowl, By The Numbers

Rosy projections about the economic benefits of hosting the Super Bowl obscure the painful reality that Glendale, AZ’s quest to become a sports mecca has inflicted on its people.

Millions Of Gallons Of Oil Settled At The Bottom Of The Gulf After BP Oil Spill

An oil slick sits on the surface of the water a few miles from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, July 17, 2010.

6 Terrifying Facts About Landmines

Somayeh lost her right leg when she was 13 years old and the car she was traveling in hit a landmine.

These New Polls Show Why Americans Should Believe Climate Scientists In 30 Years

CREDIT: shutterstock Two surveys released this week on opposite sides of the Atlantic paint very different pictures of how residents in the U.S.

Sexist Obituary Of Acclaimed Novelist Goes Viral

Colleen McCullough, 1977. CREDIT: AP Colleen McCullough wrote 25 novels. Her The Thorn Birds sold 30 million copies worldwide for $1.9 million, then a record; a miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain and Barbara Stanwyck based on her work became one of the most watched in history, second at the time only to Roots.

ExxonMobil Finally Officially Protects Its LGBT Employees

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson answers questions at a 2014 shareholders meeting. CREDIT: AP Photo/LM Otero For over a decade, ExxonMobil shareholders and company officials have repeatedly voted against extending corporate policy to protect LGBT people from discrimination, earning it the Human Rights Campaign’s lowest ranking for LGBT inclusion among the country’s largest businesses.

Assault Charges Dropped Against George Zimmerman – Again

George Zimmerman Law enforcement just dropped assault charges against George Zimmerman, who allegedly threw a wine bottle at his girlfriend two weeks ago.

The Super Bowl Comes To Glendale, The City Ruined By Sports

Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium, the host of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIV. CREDIT: (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) In a world in which American cities have handed over billions of dollars in public money to finance sports arenas and stadiums, there is perhaps one city that stands above the rest as a warning for what can go wrong when they do so.

How States Are Failing To Tackle The Biggest Public Health Issue Of Our Time

An unidentified Colorado high school student smokes a cigarette. CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley Last year, the American Lung Association urged U.S.

Transgender Children Have Gender Identities As Consistent As Other Kids, Study Finds

Transgender teen Jazz has identified as a girl since age 2 and has shared her story while growing up through media interviews, a documentary, and now a children’s book for other trans kids.

California Rep. Introduces Bill To Pay NFL Cheerleaders As Real Employees

CREDIT: AP A California state representative who is a former college cheerleader this week introduced legislation that would legally classify the state’s NFL cheerleaders as employees, making them subject to state minimum wage and employment laws.

Predatory Payday Lending Costs States Millions Of Dollars Every Year

CREDIT: AP The costs of payday lending extend far beyond the impoverished and desperate people who turn to predatory short-term loans to help pay bills.

3 Charts That Illustrate The Human Consequences Of Resisting Medicaid Expansion

Florida activists pressure their lawmakers to accept Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion CREDIT: AP Photo/Phil Sears Despite the fact that Obamacare’s major provisions went into effect at the beginning of 2014, about 30 million people remain uninsured in the United States.

Groups Sue EPA Over Failure To Regulate Emissions From Factory Farms

Cattle are pictured on JBS’s Five Rivers Cattle Feeding lots near Kersey, Colo., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.

The Heritage Foundation Rejected The Central Claim Of The Lawsuit Trying To Gut Obamacare

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint CREDIT: AP Images In 2011, one of the most influential conservative organizations in Washington D.C.


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