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Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages In Florida

8 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.

U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

8 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Weddings would be allowed to start on Jan. Show More Summary

Sean Penn: Sony Pulling The Interview Sends ‘Commanding Invitation’ to ISIS

8 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Actor Sean Penn today became the latest A-lister to speak out against Sony's decision to pull The Interview, saying it's basically an invitation to ISIS.

Iraqi Kurds retake more ground from ISIL

After reaching Sinjar Mountains where hundreds of Yazidis were trapped, Peshmerga forces claim gains closer to Mosul.

Cleveland-Area Cop Defends Slavery On YouTube, Is Forced To Resign

A Cleveland-area auxiliary police officer was forced to resign Friday after racist comments on his YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ accounts were brought to the attention of his department, WJW (Cleveland) is reporting. Aaron McNamara was an auxiliary officer in the Cleveland suburb of Fairview Park (population: 17,000). Show More Summary

Tiffany Vanalstyne, 19, Accused Of Strangling Her 5-Year-Old Cousin To Death

KNOX, NY – Police have charged 19-year-old Tiffany Vanalstyne with the murder of her 5-year-old cousin, alleging she beat and strangled the boy to death before dumping his body in a ditch. On Thursday, Vanalstyne was babysitting Kenneth White, his twin sister and a younger sister after being dropped off at home by her mother, Brenda Vanalstyne. Show More Summary

Supreme Court allows marriage equality to proceed in Florida starting in January

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Weddings would be allowed to start on Jan. 6 under an order by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

The Political Scene: A New Cuba

9 hours agoNews : News Desk

“There had been eighteen months of secret negotiations, seven meetings that took place in Canada, under the good offices of the Canadian government, and also by Pope Francis in the Vatican, to help make this happen,” Jon Lee Anderson says about the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Show More Summary

Ferguson: Missouri Lawmaker Wants St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch Investigated, Should He Be Charged With Perjury?

The war in Ferguson is far from over. Although the grand jury announced the decision not to induct former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, new details about the case leave many to wonder whether the Michael Brown case will ever be solved based on factual evidence. Show More Summary

St. Louis DA says he knew of lying witnesses in Ferguson grand jury trial

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch revealed Friday that he was aware that some witnesses lied before the grand jury in the case against Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. Show More Summary

North Korea Vs Hollywood: Should The U.S. Go To War?

Has North Korea crossed the line? The withdrawal of Sony’s The Interview has sparked a lot of commotion in politics, business as well as personal opinions. Many are saying that the act goes far beyond simple file confiscation. Those who are looking deeper say the hacking threat is an act of war. Show More Summary

Man Caught Smuggling Exotic Animals Into Puerto Rico, 250 Animals Seized

Puerto Rico officials have more turtles than they know what to do with. In San Juan, a man was caught trying to smuggle a crate of exotic animals into the country. The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA) believe that man intended to sell the prohibited animals in Puerto Rico. Show More Summary

China's Electroshock Gay Conversion Case

9 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

In a landmark case for gay rights in China, a court has ruled in favor of a man suing a clinic that peddled a gruesome ‘gay conversion’ therapy.

10 of the Best Moments from Late Night’s Outgoing Cheeky Monkey, Craig Ferguson

9 hours agoNews : Mediaite

To honor one of the most underrated voices in late night, we present ten of the best moments from Craig Ferguson's 10-year stint on The Late Late Show.

An Early Success for the Kurds in Sinjar

9 hours agoNews : News Desk

Over the summer, the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, nearly arisen from the Syrian desert, swept into the Iraqi city of Sinjar and vowed to wipe out the Yazidis, a tiny religious sect that makes its home there. Thousands of Yazidis fled to Mount Sinjar, the promontory that looms on the city’s northern edge. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Gay marriages may proceed in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay requested by state officials seeking to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages. Weddings would be allowed to start on Jan. Show More Summary

Oklahoma says it plans to keep using injection mix from botched Clayton Lockett execution

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma plans to use the same lethal injection drug combination it employed during a botched execution in April, Department of Corrections officials told a federal court hearing arguments on whether to halt death sentences in the state from being carried out. Lawyers for 21 death row inmates in...

Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts

9 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Wendy Smith A new biography reclaims the playwright of “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night” as a self-conscious, committed artist who strove to break through the limits of production and consistently voice his lifelong contempt for American materialism, imperialism, racism and puritanism.

“I made no money and I was drenched in blood”: This is what it’s like to star in a B-movie

Actors from such B-movie classics as “My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?!” on the genre's schlocky charm

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