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"He wanted to be a doctor without borders from when he was a kid. It's all he wanted to do.... He didn't just want to be a doctor, he wanted to be a doctor without borders."Craig Spencer's uncle is distressed to hear criticism of his...Show More Summary

Dolly Partin On Her Gay Following: ‘I Completely Love And Accept Them’

Dolly Partin did a sit-down with Billboard magazine. Dollywood attracts lots of church groups, but it has also become a draw for the LGBT community. What does that say about you? It’s a place for entertainment, a place for all families, period. It’s for all that. But as far as the Christians, if people want [...]

Connecticut Elementary Schools Nix Halloween Over Fears that the Holiday Could Offend Someone

Political correctness and the Nanny State strike again in Connecticut. In an attempt to be fair to everyone, they are fair to no one and take all the fun out

Sparkly Things That Distract Us From the Really Bad Stuff

The Washington Post has a story about evidence that non-citizens sometimes manage to vote in U.S. elections. The story is a bit squishy about actual numbers, however. It seems to be a very small number, although in an extremely close local election a small number of votes matters. Note also that the story says there’s […]

Come Saturday Morning: This and That

The Chicago Sun Times used to be owned in part by Bruce Rauner. Apparently, it still is, as it certainly seems to act that way.

Meet The Minimum Wage Workers Who Might Get A Raise In November

Many minimum wage workers eat at food banks to try to stretch their paychecks out. The post Meet The Minimum Wage Workers Who Might Get A Raise In November appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Megan Silberberger "heard the gunshots first and she came in running... She just grabbed his arm...."

Silberberger is the heroic young first-grade teacher who began to stop the Seattle school shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, and then came the shot that killed him. At the Daily Kos, there's this headline: "Young, petite, UNARMED, female teacher stopped today's school shooter."Fryberg shot himself in the end. Show More Summary

Church Leader: 90 Percent of Orthodox Christians in Iraq Have Been Displaced

The Islamic State's (ISIS/ISIL) invasion of Iraq has left 90% of the nation's Orthodox Christians displaced, fleeing religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, according to Ghattas Hazim, Greek Orthodox Bishop for Baghdad, Kuwait, and their surroundings, who must now travel into that territory and unite his congregation. Show More Summary

Mali Records First Ebola Death – Over 10,000 Cases Recorded in West Africa (Video)

Mali recorded its first Ebola death – a two year-old girl. The baby had 43 contacts before she died while traveling. The BBC reported: The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World … Continue reading ?

"When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio condemned police practices under which young black and Latino men were unfairly... charged with possessing tiny amounts of marijuana..."

"But a new analysis of state data shows that low-level marijuana arrests during the de Blasio administration have continued at roughly the same level as under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg."(NYT link.)

Saturday Morning Cartoon [Y-not]

I'm going to a ball tonight. No, really! So I decided to delay the next installment in our 2016 Presidential Candidates thread until next weekend rather than rush it and not be around in the comments. But I thought it...

Why Women Belong On Mars

Last year, Kate Greene and five teammates simulated living conditions on Mars for a NASA-funded project (the experiment actually took place on a volcano in Hawaii). What she noticed while collecting and managing data: Week in and week out, the three female crew members expended less than half the calories of the three male crew […]

The Politics of Efficiency

The Politics of Efficacy by Slamfu There seem to be a lot of names out there for everyone’s political position. Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, libertarian and oh so many more. It would seem these days that most people lump me into the Liberal category, some even name me a Democrat. It’s true that I have [...]Show More Summary

David Brooks Pronounces Democratic Voters' Issues 'Stale'. Alrighty Then.

Okay, kids, let's just pack it up and head home, because the Great and Mighty "Both Sides" man David Brooks has pronounced issues ordinary people care about as dead, stale, stinking carcasses voters are running away from as fast as they...Show More Summary

#Ferguson “Peaceful” Protesters Attack Young White Boy in Street (Video)

Watch as the so called “peaceful” protesters in #Ferguson attack a young white man who “just wants to go home.” The “protesters” continued to harass this young man all the way down the road while he was in his car. … Continue readin...

This Store Won’t Make Its Employees Come To Work On Thanksgiving

Nordstrom is one of the major chains resisting the trend of opening on Thanksgiving Day. The post This Store Won’t Make Its Employees Come To Work On Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Shooter was seen as a rising star among tribal members

MARYSVILLE, Wash.—Three months before Friday’s shooting, Jaylen Fryberg celebrated his birthday by posing with a hunting rifle that he called “the best present ever.” He posted an online message that said “i just love my parents!!!” An adored child from a prominent Tulalip Tribes family, Fryberg loved life with his girlfriend, classmates, teammates and hobbies. [...]Show More Summary

Watch How Quickly a Seemingly Disturbed Man Gets Tackled by Good Samaritans at a Texas Airport After a Shocking Assault [Video]

God bless Texas, cowboys, good Samaritans and cops who are great at their jobs. This is what happens if you are a deranged, possibly high, wacko and you attack an

This week in science: Games and ... BRAINS!

Happy upcoming Halloween, guys and ghouls! There are many creepy-crawlies that go bump in the night. Some man-made, some man-made-up; some all too real. On the latter, sure the Brazilian wandering spider is an unwelcome sight, some of its ancient, giant relatives, especially the Eurypterida, were even larger. Show More Summary

Chancellor Failed to Tell Prime Minister about Massive EU Bill

The Daily Telegraph has revealed that the Chancellor of the Exchequer failed to tell David Cameron about the £1.7bn bill which the European Commission demanded of Britain for having a growing economy. The Prime Minister issued a strong message to other Brussels leaders after many of his own MPs said the bill was unacceptable. Show More Summary

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