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May 22, 2013

Citizen Koch: PBS Kills Koch Brothers-Critical Documentary For Fear Of Offending Them

PBS has bowed to pressure from the powerful Koch brothers and pulled funding from a documentary critical of their growing political influence.
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May 22, 2013

Kim Jong-un is a Typical Western Teenager Who Became the Supreme Leader

In many ways, Kim Jong-un sounds more like a high school senior in the United States than a totalitarian leader.
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May 22, 2013

25 Best Weiner Jokes On Twitter

I got your Weiner jokes here! Get your Weiner jokes.
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May 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Bill Passes Committee, But Will the Full Congress Go For It?

Comprehensive immigration reform moved one step closer to reality today after the Senate Judiciary Committee sent the bill to the full Senate.
May 22, 2013

Club Fires Comedian For Standing Up to Sexist Pigs, She Destroys Them With This Amazing Response

See what happened when hecklers told this female comedian to show them her tits. Hint: She didn't.
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May 22, 2013

Jann Wenner Son: The American Dream Is Dead, and Nepotism Killed It

Has meritocracy died in America? The numbers indicate it may have.
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May 22, 2013

This Boy Scout With Two Moms Will Convince You Why It's Time to End the Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays

The Boy Scouts of America is an 103-year-old organization worth saving. And that will be all the more true when the BSA decides to admit openly gay Scouts.
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May 22, 2013

Floyd vs City of New York: NYPD's Controversial Stop and Frisk is On Trial

The evidence paints an appalling picture of government-sanctioned racial targeting in one of the most diverse cities in the world, and the use of race as a proxy for criminal activity.
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May 22, 2013

Obama Scandals 2013: Why Obama, Like Bush, Has Gone Tyrannical

It's no mystery why the last two administrations have been among the worst for civil liberties.
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May 22, 2013

Woman Raped Because Cash-Strapped Police Couldn't Afford to Send Help

A woman called 911 and pleaded for help when her abusive ex-boyfriend tried to break into her house. However, because of budget cuts, the dispatcher had no one to send.
May 22, 2013

Feminists to Facebook: Rape Is No Laughing Matter

Why is Facebook a safe haven for rape jokes?
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May 22, 2013

Rob Ford Crack Video: Gawker Raising $200,000 to Obtain Footage

It's insane that people are willing to pay big money to see a man smoke crack when there are so many important causes that could use donations.
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May 22, 2013

Los Angeles Election Results: Eric Garcetti Wins Election And Becomes Mayor of LA

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.
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May 22, 2013

Bring On the Mannies: You Should Totally Hire a Male Babysitter

People, especially millennials, need jobs, and men should not be ruled out for nannying work.
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May 22, 2013

Eric Holder Drones: Leaked Memo Reveals Drones Killed Four Americans

A leaked memo from Attorney General Holder to members of Congress is the first public acknowledgment of the targeted killing of four Americans using drones.
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May 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: What's Next For the Gang of Eight's Bill

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's top news and our favorite stories from around the web.
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May 22, 2013

10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20

Knowing these life lessons would have been helpful.
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May 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Bill Moves to Full Senate For Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended the bill for a full vote, after an amendment that would've granted LGBT Americans the right to sponsor their partners was withdrawn.
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May 22, 2013

How Much Sex Do "Normal People" Have?

So much, and it's so good. Better than what you're having, because whatever you're doing can't possibly be normal. Right?
May 22, 2013

Helen Mirren: Actress Has Tea With Dying Boy After Queen Declines His Request

After his wish to have tea with Queen Elizabeth II was rejected by the Queen, Dame Helen Mirren, professional portrayer of Elizabeth II, stepped in to save the day.
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May 22, 2013

Ibragim Todashev: How Did the Boston Bombing Trail Lead the FBI to Shoot This Man?

In a strange development in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, an FBI agent has shot and killed Ibragim Todashev, a man suspected of knowing suspect Tamerlan Tsarvaev.
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May 22, 2013

National Defense University Speech: Obama to Reveal Information On Secret Drone Program

Amid growing doubts about the legality and effectiveness of drone strikes, Obama will attempt to justify drone strikes and their effectiveness in a speech Thursday.
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May 22, 2013

You're Damn Right I'm Part Of the ME ME ME Generation

The media thinks millennials only care about themselves. You know what? I couldn't agree more.
May 22, 2013

We Have the Power (and Responsibility) to Prevent Eating Disorders in Future Generations

It's time to plant a healthy self image in young children ... and it is your responsibility to do it.
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May 22, 2013

What Gay-Bashers Can Learn From Baseball Players

The most powerful thing two gay men can do to fight their oppression when someone yells "f-ggot" as they walk down the street is to keep on walking, hand-in-hand.
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May 22, 2013

Woolwich Machete Murder May Be Terrorism

Some are claiming that the Woolwich machete murders may be terrorism related. But is there evidence to back up that charge?
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May 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Pathway to Citizenship May Feel Good, But It Will Harm the Economy

America is indeed a nation of immigrants, but adding millions more people to the workforce could lead to a weakened economy and less powerful workforce.
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May 22, 2013

Juan Mendez: Atheist Congressman Delivers First Secular Invocation in Arizona History

Juan Mendez delivered the first secular invocation in the Arizona House of Representatives. What does this mean for this year's Supreme Court hearing regarding prayer before government meetings?
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May 22, 2013

Marijuana Legalization: Medical Marijuana Scores Court Victory in Michigan

The Michigan Supreme Court defines "under the influence" and what that means for medical marijuana users everywhere.
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May 22, 2013

Dominique Venner: French Historian Kills Himself in Church Over Gay Marriage

Dominique Venner, a 78-year-old French conservative historian, placed a letter on the altar of Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral then shot himself in front of 1,500 horrified tourists.
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May 22, 2013

Harvey Milk Day 2013: What Would Milk Say About Today's LGBT Movement?

As we celebrate Harvey Milk Day, it's worth looking at how far gay rights have come in the United States — and how far they still have to go.
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May 22, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado: Sheldon Whitehouse Blames Republicans For Denying Global Warming

Whitehouse used a post-tragedy speaking opportunity to fault global warming deniers for the continuance of environmental tragedies. But is that really appropriate?
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May 22, 2013

Obama Scandals Just More Trumped-Up Allegations From Republicans

When not in power, the Republicans in Congress trump up scandals and grind the government to a standstill to deny any success to the opposition ... regardless of what they have to work with.
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May 22, 2013

Lizz Winstead: 'Daily Show' Producer Apologizes For Offensive Tornado Tweets

"Daily Show" producer Lizz Winstead posted remarkably ill-timed and insensitive tweets Monday afternoon amid the horrific hurricane ripping through Oklahoma.
May 22, 2013

Gus Wenner: How Nepotism Will Make Or Break Rolling Stone Magazine

Is Jann Wenner’s decision to hire his son as the new head of Rolling Stone Magazine the best decision for the company or is nepotism playing dirty?
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May 22, 2013

Gay Marriage 2013: Don't Expect Many More States to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Although a recent Gallup poll shows that 59% of Americans now perceive same-sex marriage as acceptable, constitutional amendments and regional concentrations make further a new Gallup poll shows
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May 22, 2013

NASA Inventing 3D Pizza Printing Technology You Can Use in Space, Because Hey, Why Not?

NASA recent funded a research project into 3D printing. The goal? Print a delicious pizza.
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May 22, 2013

Ben Bernanke Testifies: Why We Need A Full Audit Of the Federal Reserve

A full audit of the Federal Reserve would lead to more transparency in the Fed, a government organization which often operates behind closed doors.
May 22, 2013

John Andrew Welden: How Should Laws Treat People Who Trick Others Into Getting Abortions?

John Welden tricks his girlfriend into having an abortion. He is now charged with first-degree murder for killing an unborn fetus. Why is the fetus now considered a human life?
May 22, 2013

Jose Canseco Rape: Shockingly, He Tweets Out Victim’s Information to Followers

Jose Canseco was recently charged with rape. He later proceeded to tweet about it and the victim's personal information, including her name, phone number, and picture.
May 22, 2013

Wolf Blitzer Asked An Atheist If She "Thanks the Lord." Watch What Happened Next

Wolf says the darnedest things.
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May 22, 2013

Bashar Al-Assad: Syrian Government Exchanges Rocket Fire With Israel

The war-ravaged Middle East is witness to another brewing conflict, with Syria and Israel once again at odds
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May 22, 2013

Iran Election 2013: Eight Candidates and Zero Hopes For Reform

An architect of modern Iranian politics and former Ahmadinejad aide are out of the country's opaque race for president. So who's in?
May 22, 2013

YouTube Comedy Week 2013: Don't Expect to LOL

The first half of Comedy Week has been a letdown for people who like big laughs, but for those who enjoy being weirded out or spending hours of their work day not working, it's promising.
May 22, 2013

9 Reasons You Should Be Psyched About Google Fiber

With all of its integrated applications, many are not familiar with what might be Google's most important innovation yet.
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May 22, 2013

Gay Marriage Bans Make LGBT People Actually Sick

Homophobic policy, not homosexuality, can make people sick.
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May 22, 2013

Poorly Paid Hero Teachers in Oklahoma Risk Their Lives to Save Students From Tornado

The teachers in Oklahoma have proved that selflessness persevere's in the wake of tragedy. Why is it that these heroes are among the lowest paid in the nation?
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May 22, 2013

The Easiest Way to Fix Our Education System: Tell Entrepreneurs to Do Their Homework

Everyone from Rupert Murdoch to Bill Gates is looking for a quick fix for the problems plaguing our education system, but they'd do well to remember what they learned in school before they begin.
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May 22, 2013

Bashar Al-Assad: Nonprofits and Aid Packages Won't Stop Syria's Murderous Regime

Humanitarian aid to Syria hasn't been helping, and nonprofits don't seem to be making a difference either. What will?
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May 22, 2013

Climate Change: As CO2 Levels Increase, Congress Does Nothing

Humans are accelerating climate change, so why is Congress calmly letting the clock run out?
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May 22, 2013

Obama Scandals: Democratic Party Can Be Easily Beaten By the GOP in 2014, If They Just Wake Up

With President Obama on the defensive from various scandals, the GOP should pro-actively push policy proposals ahead of the 2014 mid-term elections.
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May 22, 2013

Memorial Day 2013: How Millennials Killed the Holiday

A generation of Americans don't support the one day our country honors military deaths. Someday soon, Memorial Day will be totally dead.
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May 22, 2013

Douglas Shulman: IRS Chief May Have Conspired With Easter Bunny

When asked why he visited White House 118 times, Douglas Shulman was unable to withstand the pressure of the meeting and admitted to having attended the Easter Egg Roll with his kids.
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May 22, 2013

Trying to Revive American Manufacturing Is a Fool's Errand

Rumors of America's manufacturing renaissance are greatly exaggerated. Those jobs are gone and aren't coming back.
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May 22, 2013

Solar Power: Australian Scientists Successfully Print Solar Panels

Scientists in Australia have successfully printed an A3 sheet of photovoltaic cells using existing printing technology. And maybe one day soon you too could print your own solar panels.
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May 22, 2013

Syria Civil War: Russia Continues to Arm Assad and Thumb Its Finger At the United States

While the Western World continues to debate involvement in the Syrian civil war, Russia is arming the government's forces with advanced anti-ship cruise missiles.
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May 22, 2013

NYC Mayor Race 2013: Leading Candidates Are OK With Spying on Muslims

The NYPD has set out on a witch-hunt of Muslim Americans with the support of Democratic politicians.
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May 22, 2013

Stop Treating Dads Like Inept, Dim-Witted Parents

With most of society making men seem like incapable parents, a recent Atlantic article contradicts the ridiculous stereoype and does so beautifully.
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May 22, 2013

3 Reasons Eric Holder Should Have Been Fired Well Before the AP Scandal

Eric Holder has made it his personal mission to legitimize the crimes of the Obama administration. It's long past time for him to go.
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May 22, 2013

11 Most Cringeworthy NFL Player Endorsements

When companies need to reach out to the male adult consumers they often turn to NFL superstars. What ensues is sometimes a bit unusual.
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May 22, 2013

Tesla Loan Repaid Nearly 10 Years Ahead Of Schedule Thanks to "Best Car Ever Tested"

Tesla Motors announced Wednesday that it has repaid its $465 million loan to the Department of Energy, in large part thanks to the Model S which has been called the "best car ever tested."
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May 22, 2013

5 Invaluable Pieces Of Advice For Nervous Recent Grads

Take some advice from a slightly-less-recent graduate about why feeling scared right now is OK.
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May 22, 2013

Mark Carson Murder: Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Are Far From a Distant Memory

The gay community has focused on winning court battles. But the battle to win the hearts and minds of all Americans is far from over, as evidenced by a rash of anti-gay hate crimes in NYC.
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May 22, 2013

GOP Staffer Kristen Anderson Fired After Reporting Sexual Harassment

A female staffer of the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus was fired with no reason given just seven hours after she filed a memo alleging sexual harrassment in the state legislature.
May 22, 2013

Pro-Life Activists Care About Life Before Birth, But What About After That?

Anti-choice discourse focuses only on the life of the fetus, but shares little thought about what happens after birth. Having a child means more than giving life.
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May 22, 2013

5 Ways to Turn Your College Campus Into a Political Machine

It's easy to get lost in the individualism of the college atmosphere. Don’t do that. Be an effective campus activist.
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May 22, 2013

Fox News Spent Less Than 20 Minutes Covering One Of This Year's Biggest Stories

Why did Fox News spend less than twenty minutes covering the U.S. military's sexual assault epidemic?
May 22, 2013

Mark Twain Prize 2013: Carol Burnett Wins Award, But Why Her?

Why is she getting this year's Mark Twain Prize?
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May 22, 2013

Liberal Arts Graduates Will Save the World

We need the psychologist as much as the CEO; the historian as much as the engineer.
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May 22, 2013

What Is Quantitative Easing? The Case For Ending a Successful Program

Why the Fed should end QE if it wants to lower unemployment and spur economic growth.
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May 22, 2013

Watch An Internet Troll and a Troll Slayer Go Head-to-Head Over the Existence Of Climate Change

Watch as Climate Desk decides to meet their "most pernicious, climate-denying troll" and have him debate with a scientist.
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May 22, 2013

Obamacare: Watch These Nurses Describe the Benefits Of Health Care Reform in 90 Seconds

As 2014 nears closer, do you know what you will be receiving from the Affordable Care Act when it takes full effect?
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May 22, 2013

Chained CPI Isn't Another Word For Social Security Cuts

Many people don't understand what Chained CPI is and claim it is a benefit cut. Here are a few myths about Chained CPI.
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May 22, 2013

IRS Scandal: Are Republicans Falling On Their Own Sword?

Nope. Republicans can only benefit from making the IRS Scandal a bigger issue.
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May 22, 2013

5 Examples Of Presidents Who Have Made the Hard Choice Between Liberty and Security

Drone strikes and Guantanamo Bay beg the question of how much liberty Americans are willing to sacrifice for security. Here are five examples where past presidents had to make that decision.
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May 22, 2013

Michael Bloomberg College: Is a College Degree Still Worth It For the Average Student?

In such a tough economy, does it make sense for the average student to risk student loan debt in order to pursue higher education?
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May 22, 2013

Arctic Council Could Become the Most Important Political Body in the World

As the ice melts, the Arctic Council controls the future of economic development and environmental preservation at our northern pole.
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May 22, 2013

IRS Scandal: Because Monitoring the Tea Party Wasn't Enough, the Feds Are Now Targeting Tea Party Protests

In a move that has left many Tea Party activists furious, the Department of Homeland Security deployed officers Tuesday to multiple IRS offices where the Tea Party held protests.
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May 22, 2013

Eric Garcetti is No Michael Bloomberg, Thankfully

As mayor, Eric Garcetti should avoid the temptations of power. The good news is, Los Angeles doesn't have a strong mayor system.
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May 22, 2013

Anthony Weiner is a Scumbag Who Deserves a Second Chance

if we look beyond Weiner’s stupid, creepy mistakes, we might find a man we can still trust to defend pro-feminist, pro-middle class policies.
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May 22, 2013

Tim Murray: Tim Murray's Resignation Is a Blessing For Massachusetts

After a string of scandals, Tim Murray is resigning from public office to accept a private job where he'll take a 50% pay raise.
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May 22, 2013

Britain Gay Marriage: UK Moves Closer to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Britain has moved a step closer to allowing same sex marriages, with a bill that would make them legal passing the House of Commons on Tuesday by 366 votes to 161.
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May 22, 2013

CNN Reporter Rips Into A State Representative Thinking He's a Congressman

CNN's descent into disappointment continues, as correspondent Chris Cuomo calls out a state representative under the mistaken impression the individual was a congressional representative.
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May 22, 2013

Obama Scandals: With Every News Cycle, More Scandal and Instability Pour Out Of the Left

Scandal and instability, including problems flowing endlessly out of Obamacare, the IRS scandal, and election drama, is shaking the left and making 2014 much more difficult for them.
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May 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Sen. Patrick Leahy Withdraws Amendments For Gay Couples in Bill

Amendments meant to confer the same privileges to same-sex couples that heterosexual couples receive are being left out of the immigration reform bill.
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May 22, 2013

Does the First Amendment Cover Your Right to Wear a "F*ck Cancer" Shirt in a Mall?

Two girls were kicked out of the King of Prussia Mall for wearing hats that said "F*ck Cancer." Do individuals reserve the right to remove people for inappropriate attire citing property rights?
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May 22, 2013

Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Are Up 70% in New York

Three gay men were all attacked in anti-gay hate crimes the same night a rally took place to honor the life of a victim of a anti-gay hate crime.
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May 22, 2013

Tim Cook Congressional Hearing: Exploiting Tax Laws Is a Fact of Life Unless We Change the System

Sure, it's easy to get angry about Apple's moves to avoid paying taxes. But they're simply working with the system that was given to them.
May 22, 2013

Trent Franks Abortion: The GOP Keeps Finding Ways to Shoot Itself in the Foot On Women's Rights

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced plans to reintroduce a bill to challenge Roe v. Wade and establish a nationwide restriction on women’s abortion rights.
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May 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Chamber Of Commerce and GOP Are Battling it Out

The GOP is known to be business-friendly. As such, relations with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are mutually supportive. So why are they going to war over immigration reform?
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May 22, 2013

Anthony Weiner NYC Mayor: Former Congressman Announces Run

Embattled former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is now in the running for NYC mayor, but will New Yorkers forget about his recent Twitter scandal?
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May 22, 2013

Will the Millennials End Partisan Gridlock? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

While the millennials are not satisfied with either, they will veer towards a more liberal political landscape in the future, perhaps going with Democrats or Independents.
May 22, 2013

Emerging Tech Leaders Conference: How Can D.C. Make a Better Tech Sector?

Politico's Emerging Tech Leaders event heard young leaders in the industry champion women in leadership roles, Congress' role in the tech industry, and the importance of cyber security.
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May 22, 2013

5 Hunger Strikes That Caught the World's Attention

While prisoners in Guantanamo Bay are participating in hunger strikes, these are some other examples of hunger strikes that drew attention and changed public policy.
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May 22, 2013

Anthony Weiner Mayor: Can Weiner Come Out On Top?

As Anthony Weiner makes his return into politics the questions on everyone's mind is "Can He Win?," "What Is He Thinking?, and "Who Actually Likes Him?"
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May 22, 2013

Los Angeles Mayoral Election Results: Greuel Wins Mail-In Votes But Garcetti Ahead in Exit Polls

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.
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May 22, 2013

Los Angeles Election Results: The Results Are So Slow That Even Twitter Is Speechless

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.
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May 22, 2013

LA Election Results: Yep, They're Still Counting

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.
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May 22, 2013

Los Angeles Mayoral Race: Surprise! Still Counting the Votes but Eric Garcetti is Now in the Lead !

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.
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May 22, 2013

Eric Garcetti Extends His Lead in LA Mayoral Election Results

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.
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May 22, 2013

Los Angeles Mayoral Election Results: Eric Garcetti Is The New Mayor of Los Angeles

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.
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May 22, 2013

Propositions C and D: Medical Marijuana Regulation and Taxation and Protest Against Citizen United Pass With Large Majorities

Los Angeles's voters go to the polls to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in an election that will determine LA's future. Join us here at PolicyMic as we bring you the latest results.