Elizabeth Strassner
Elizabeth Strassner
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Chicago Gangs: Will an Illinois Senator's "White Boy Solution" Decrease Gang Violence Or Increase Elitism?

Illinois State Representative Bobby Rush criticized State Senator Mark Kirk's plan to address gang violence through mass arrests of gang members, calling it an "elitist white boy solution."

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El Salvador Supreme Court Could Deny Life-Saving Abortion to Gravely Ill Woman

A 22-year-old Salvadoran lupus patient is carrying an anencephalic fetus that doctors say is killing her. But as Salvadoran laws prevent all abortion, her fate is up to the Supreme Court.
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ESPN Layoffs: Disney Advises Sports Network to Cut Hundreds

ESPN plans to lay off hundreds of employees in response to a request from parent company Disney. Can the network continue to be extremely profitable?
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5 Countries That Respond to Rape Victims By Throwing Them in Prison

Many states in the world consistently have failed to uphold women's rights — but it is nonetheless shocking that in these five, governments have gone so far as to imprison rape victims.
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USC Rape: Administration Sweeps Assault Claims Under the Rug

A sit-in this week at the University of Southern California claims that the university is unwilling to properly deal with rape allegations against its students.
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A Boy Gets Shot in Texas and His Mother Uses WebMD Instead Of Taking Him to the ER

After her 14-year-old son was shot by a family friend, a Texas mother waited seven hours to take him to the hospital, using the internet rather than an emergency room to treat his wounds.

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South Carolina Special Election Polls: Mark Sanford Cut Too Much Slack

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor infamous for his 2008 extramarital affair, is now leading in polls for S.C.'s first Congressional district.
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North Carolina Rapper Busted For Possession ... Of An AriZona Iced Tea

Rapper Xstrav was arrested April 29th in Fayetteville, NC by a plainclothes cop who demanded he over his Arizona Ice Tea. The cop turned hostile when Xstrav refused.
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Cowhead Show: Tampa Radio Show Mocks Disabled Child and Faces $18 Million Lawsuit

Florida radio station WHPT-FM faces a multimillion-dollar lawsuit for the using a photograph of 17-year-old Adam Holland, who has Down Syndrome, for a segment called "Retarded News."
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Freedom to Hate: Are 'You Deserve Rape' Signs Protected by the Constitution?

The University of Arizona's decision to condone a student who protested Take Back the Night with signs reading "You Deserve Rape" reflects a misunderstanding of First Amendment precedent.
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Kelvin Atkinson Comes Out Of the Closet On Senate Floor

Nevada state Senator Kelvin Atkinson comes out during a senate debate about overturning Nevada's ban on gay marriage

Should We Be Closed-Minded About Open Relationships?

Fidelity is underrated, regardless of what Will Smith may think about it. If we let open relationships develop into open marriages, we will always be afraid to ask for what we really want.
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U.S. Tortured Detainees in September 11 Aftermath, Report Finds

A new Congressional report confirms allegations that the U.S. tortured detainees to obtain information in the years after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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Do You Live in a State Where Women Are Paid Awfully Low?

Are you a female worker? Your paycheck is directly correlated with how conservative your fellow citizens are, and that's outrageous.