Mathew Rodriguez
Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir.

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June 27, 2017

Kremlin slams White House's warning of potential chemical attack in Syria

The U.S. and Russia continue to spar over Syria.

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June 27, 2017

EU slaps Google with a record 2.42 billion euro fine

The tech giant has a hefty fine in its future.
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June 27, 2017

Detroit judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals living in US

Many of the Iraqis are Chaldean Christians who reportedly voted for Trump.
June 26, 2017

From NYC to Toronto to Seattle to St. Pete: The Babadook's presence at Pride proved unavoidable

The Babadook has become the belle of the Pride ball.
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June 24, 2017

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.
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June 24, 2017

Istanbul LGBT pride march banned by government for safety concerns

A right-wing nationalist group has vowed to stop the protest.

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June 24, 2017

Southwest China landslide buries 120 people

It was the worst regional landslide since those in the aftermath of a 2008 earthquake.
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June 24, 2017

Grenfell Fire Update: Cladding in 60 high-rise tower blocks in England fail fire tests

The news comes one day after residents were evacuated for safety concerns.
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June 23, 2017

California bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 more states because of anti-LGBTQ laws

California isn't keen on sending people to these anti-LGBTQ states.
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June 23, 2017

High school senior recreates Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' album cover for his graduation cap

This is a cap that Queen Bey would be proud of.
June 23, 2017

Germany dismisses gay men's convictions under anti-gay law, offers compensation

Germany's decision follows a similar decision made by England in January.

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June 22, 2017

'Pizzagate' shooter gets 4-year prison sentence, lawyers urged judge to deter vigilantism

Welch stormed a Washington, D.C., pizza place and shot off a firearm because of the internet.
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June 22, 2017

Federal court clears path for Mississippi's LGBTQ religious objection laws

One outlet called HB 1523 the "nation's worst anti-gay bill."
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June 21, 2017

Colorado gun rights group paying for teachers to arm themselves in classrooms

17 teachers have taken up arms to protect Colorado students. Some advocates are not OK with that.
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June 21, 2017

Georgia inmates to get reduced sentences after saving life of collapsed sheriff's deputy

The story is helping people change their views on prisoners.
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June 20, 2017

Michael Brown's parents reach settlement with Ferguson government

Brown's family has reached a settlement with the city of Ferguson.

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June 20, 2017

Report: Chelsea Manning's leaked documents caused "no real harm" to US

The report contradicts earlier assertions from the U.S. government.
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June 20, 2017

European court rules Russia's gay propaganda rule violates freedom of expression

Russian activists won a victory in a European court.
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June 20, 2017

Phoenix heatwave causes American Airlines to cancel 50 flights

Planes may not be able to take off in the 120-degree heat.
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June 20, 2017

Supreme court set to hear case on partisan gerrymandering

The Supreme Court will weigh in on whether redrawing electoral maps is unconstiutional.