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The New York Giants Cut Admitted Abuser Josh Brown Because They Had To

The New York Giants have cut kicker Josh Brown from the team nearly a week after the National Football League reopened an investigation into his admitted history of domestic abuse.

Young People Are Closing the Alcoholic Gender Gap

Younger generations are closing the gender gap in drinking habits, according to a new meta-analysis of data from 68 studies. The authors of the study, which published this week in the British Medical Journal, assembled drinking statistics...Show More Summary

Now That Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Have Reportedly Broken Up, a Theory About Who She Will Date Next

Though they never actually confirmed that they were together, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have reportedly broken up. And because Katie Holmes only gets romantically involved with people who starred in the movie Collateral, it seems very clear exactly who the next person Holmes dates will be. Let me explain.

Samantha Bee Schools Donald Trump on the Finer Points of Abortion Policy

Samantha Bee didn’t have to do much to make Donald Trump sound like a cruel ignoramus on Monday’s episode of Full Frontal. His remarks on abortion at last week’s presidential debate were so clueless and primitive, he all but wrote the jokes himself.

Women Fight for Their Right to Wear Yoga Pants

Over the last 20-odd years, women’s lives have improved in countless ways. We’ve elected more female politicians and world leaders than ever before. We’ve seen our wages rise steadily. And by God, we got yoga pants.

How Old Is Too Old for the HPV Vaccine?

All preteens should get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many strains of HPV cause genital warts and several kinds of cancer; if people get the vaccine before they’re exposed to one of these strains through sexual activity, they have a better shot at avoiding cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers.

Shoppers Boycott Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line to Protest Donald’s Comments

Throughout a presidential campaign defined by misogyny and prejudice, Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, has remained steadfastly by his size. As her father repeatedly made sexist remarks against women, she positioned herself as an advocate of women’s rights, championing the cause of working mothers.

New Jersey Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Strictly Limiting Solitary Confinement

The movement for solitary confinement reform scored a victory last Thursday when the New Jersey state legislature voted to strictly limit the use of solitary confinement in the state’s prisons. Under the new rules, correctional facilities...Show More Summary

The AAP’s New Advice on SIDS Prevention Might Actually Make Parents’ Lives Easier

The American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its recommendations on how to create safe sleeping conditions for infants, and not only are they easy to follow, they could also save new parents money and time. While much of the advice...Show More Summary

Can Donating to Charity Assuage Cubs Fans’ Guilt About Rooting for Aroldis Chapman?

Sports fans who don’t want to support abusive men have long had to make ethical compromises to stand by their favorite teams. With the Chicago Cubs on their way to their first World Series in 71 years, fans concerned about relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s history of domestic violence are trying to channel their conflicted feelings into good works.

Federal Judge Rules for Free the Nipple, Holds Topless Ban May Violate U.S. Constitution

A woman who publicly displays her nipples in Fort Collins, Colorado, can be arrested and imprisoned for 180 days. A man who publicly displays his nipples in Fort Collins cannot be arrested at all, because he isn’t breaking the law. Free...Show More Summary

Male Law Partners Make 44 Percent More Than Female Ones

Male partners at major U.S. law firms make 44 percent more than their female peers, in part because male partners bring in more money in new business—or get more credit for doing so.

CDC: Preteens Only Need Two Rounds of the HPV Vaccine, Not Three

Preteens only need to get two doses of the HPV vaccine, not the previously recommended three, according to new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Wednesday, the CDC’s immunization advisory panel voted, and CDC Director Tom Frieden agreed, to recommend the two-round schedule for adolescents aged 11 to 12.

Bush-Appointed Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi From Defunding Planned Parenthood

States eager to defund Planned Parenthood might as well just take several hundred thousand dollars from government coffers and set them on fire. Mississippi learned this lesson on Thursday, when U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III (a George W. Show More Summary

The NFL Still Doesn’t Care About Domestic Violence

By his own admission, New York Giants kicker Josh Brown abused his wife for years, confessing in newly released police documents that he saw himself as “God basically” and his now ex-wife Molly as his “slave.”

GOP Congressman: “Sometimes a Lady Needs to Be Told When She’s Being Nasty”

Republican Rep. Brian Babin believes Donald Trump was right to call Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” during Wednesday’s presidential debate.

Hillary Clinton’s Al Smith Dinner Address Was Ridiculously Funny and Beautifully Poignant

On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump dispatched with one of the stupidest traditions of America’s generally moronic campaign season: the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner roast. This event typically requires both...Show More Summary

When Trump Blames Clinton For His Own Bad Behavior, He Sounds Like a Rape Apologist

At Wednesday night’s debate, Hillary Clinton brought up the hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes Donald Trump may have avoided by claiming a $1 billion loss in 1995. It’s hypocritical, Clinton suggested, for Trump to get out of paying any federal income tax while lambasting others for cheating the system and needling Wall Street fat cats for their greed.

Donald Trump’s Debate Comment Gives a Boost to Janet Jackson’s Anti-Harassment Jam “Nasty”

After Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” in the closing moments of the third and blessedly final debate on Wednesday night, Spotify saw a 250 percent increase in streams of Janet Jackson’s 1986 jam “Nasty.” There’s...Show More Summary

Protesters Converge Against Sexual Assault in Metro Atlanta

On Thursday evening, protesters from across the Atlanta metro area will gather at a school board meeting in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Their goal: to convey outrage that the school system—which is among the highest-ranked in the nation—allegedly punished a student who reported a sexual assault, as Slate reported in September.

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