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Brazilian Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties For Abortion In Facing The Zika Epidemic

A picture made available on 12 February 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the zika virus during her mother's pregrnacy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 February 2016. The mother Leticia de Araujo, who caught the Zika virus during her third month of pregnancy, says that it is possible to raise her daughter in a completely normal way. 'The only difference is that Manuelly has a time when she cries a lot and gets very nervous waving her arms' but 'beyond that is normal'.  EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

In a report published today by Time magazine, Matt Sandy reported on the plans of Brazilian lawmakers to increase the penalties for abortion, despite the pleas of international bodies such as the UN to legalize abortion during the Zika epidemic. Brazil, like many Latin American nations affected by Zika, does …

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Georgia Senate Passes Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill; Mississippi House Advances Anti-Gay Legislation

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On Friday, the Republican-majority Georgia Senate passed a bill to allow legal discrimination of gays and lesbians as part of “religious freedom.”  The bill, which passed 38 to 14 along party lines, would allow for faith-based organizations to refuse service to same-sex couples. The bill, which is a hybrid of …

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Black Officer Edwin Raymond Slams NYPD With Lawsuit Over Quota-Based Policing And Discrimination

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Edwin Raymond, an eight year veteran of the New York Police Department, is heading a class action lawsuit involving 12 other black and latino police officers against ‘New York’s Finest,’ alleging that the NYPD is instructing its officers to satisfy predetermined numerary objectives for arrests and tickets every month. In other words, the quota system the department …

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Two LAPD Officers Worked Together To Rape And Sexually Assault Women Arrested For Narcotics, Finally Charged After Two Year Investigation

(Credit: Bob Chamberlin, LA Times)

Two veteran LAPD officers were arrested by detectives from the same police force on Wednesday and charged with a series of sexual assaults, most of which occurred while they were on duty.  The officers are expected in court on Thursday and are now held on more than $3.5 million bail. Prosecutors allege …

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Shots Fired Outside Of Corrupt Tennessee Sheriff’s Home, His Immediate Reaction: ‘Beyonce’s Video’ Made Him A Target

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo: WKRN)

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told the press Tuesday that he suspects Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and “Formation” music video may have led to a shooting outside his Murfreesboro, Tennessee home.  The officer reported hearing eight gunshots outside of his house Monday around 9 PM.  He yelled for his wife and two young …

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“I Can’t Be Racist I Have A (Insert Ethnicity Here) Friend!” Study Finds Whites Disparaging Minorities Appear Less Racist When Mentioning Asian-American Friends

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We’ve all been there. You’re having a conversation about social issues that quickly pivots to an argument about race in America, with one person making increasingly uncomfortable statements. You try to avoid making a scene, but then you realize that you don’t owe this person anything – least of all …

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Bankrupt Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources Pays Executive Millions In Exchange For Slashing Benefits

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Alpha Natural Resources, a bankrupt coal company headquartered in Bristol, Virginia, outlined a plan to pay top executives up to 11.9 million in bonuses over six months as a “reward” for slashing benefits for workers and simultaneously sidestepping environmental remediation obligations during its bankruptcy proceedings. As one of the four largest …

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More Trouble In Georgia Prisons: Three Women Accuse Former Guard Of Repeated Rapes

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Days after Georgia correctional officers gained national attention as the FBI arrest 46 of them for corruption in the drug trade, three women have gone public with a civil suit against Captain Edgar Daniel Johnson, the former supervisor at a medium-security women’s prison.  Captain Johnson has made headlines for allegedly raping the three …

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They Depended On Scalia’s Support–Now North Carolina GOP Is Scrambling To Defend ‘Racial Gerrymandering’

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At a spirited hearing Monday, Republican lawmakers in North Carolina made a last-minute plea to keep in place two congressional districts that were recently struck down in federal court for racial gerrymandering. Lawmakers spoke to voters at five locations throughout the state via teleconference, saying that they would do everything …

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