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Gay Marriage Bans Overturned In Mississippi And Arkansas

Marriage equality continues to make gains, but these two orders are on hold as the states consider appeals. Likes several states, Arkansas and Mississippi had voter-approved constitutional amendments pass in 2004 that defined marriage between one man and one woman. In Arkansas, U.S. District Judge Kristine Bakerruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged [...]

Cosby and Ferguson: Why Addressing Gender Violence and Racial Violence Is Not Either/Or Option

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

I 've never understood the "one or the other" mentality. Being a mother, I am in an ever present state of multi-tasking. So when a male acquaintance that the Cosby scandal was a a distraction from the grand jury decision regarding Ferguson,...Show More Summary

Hiker Took Photos of Bear That Killed Him

Just before a black bear attacked and killed him, Rutgers student Darsh Patel snapped images of the animal with his phone. The lumbering, 300-pound bear was shown on all fours in West Milford's Apshawa Preserve on Sept. 21, as it approached Patel, who was fatally mauled and bitten during a hike with four others. Show More Summary

Walmart workers start strikes ahead of Black Friday

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Walmart workers aren't waiting for Black Friday—they've already started staging strikes, with workers from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia sitting in at D.C.'s new Walmart store. According to a press release from organizers: Workers...Show More Summary

Should stores open on Thanksgiving?

A titanic struggle is taking shape across America this Thanksgiving.

Caution: Calories ahead

As you survey the feast before you on Thanksgiving, there's one more thing to be thankful for: There's no calorie count to ruin the meal.

In The Eyes Of Their Killers, Trayvon Martin And Mike Brown Were The Same Person

Wilson and Zimmerman tell eerily similar stories. The post In The Eyes Of Their Killers, Trayvon Martin And Mike Brown Were The Same Person appeared first on ThinkProgress.

With Election Over, First Order Of Business Is $450B In Corporate Tax Breaks

The election is over. Congress is back in Washington. The first order of business after the election is to give big tax breaks to the corporations – $450 billion worth. Fortunately, President Obama is trying to do something about this. Tax Extenders Every year Congress renews a package of "temporary" corporate tax breaks. Show More Summary

Millennials’ Nonchalance About HIV Has Made The Virus A ‘Silent Killer’

"For people living with HIV and AIDS, it's not enough to know -- you also have to go for health care." The post Millennials’ Nonchalance About HIV Has Made The Virus A ‘Silent Killer’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

St. Louis Prosecutor's Organization Raised Money For Darren Wilson

Oh yeah, sure Bob McCulloch presented a fair case and was impartial. Here's reason number umpty-zillion why he is an lying, slimy, arrogant tool. Addicting Info: In addition to his duties as the county prosecutor, Robert McCulloch is...Show More Summary

Making Sense of Darren Wilson's Story

We should always be careful not to force concrete individual events, individual tragedies, into the greater broader social injustices into which they seem to and may indeed fit. It's with this skepticism that I've approached the death of Michael Brown from the start. Show More Summary

Darren Wilson’s Wife Pregnant

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who recently got married to a fellow officer, is going to become a dad. Wilson, 28, had earlier told GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos that he had gotten married since the Aug. 9 shooting that has rocked Ferguson and much of the country. In an installment of the exclusive interview released [...]

Happy Black Friday, Your Credit Card Information Could Very Likely Be Stolen Again

Over the past year, Target and other retailers have worked hard to repair their images. But since last holiday season, the industry is not much better prepared to stop another attack. The post Happy Black Friday, Your Credit Card Information Could Very Likely Be Stolen Again appeared first on ThinkProgress.

MAP: Country Lights Up With Ferguson Solidarity Protests

All told, 41 states had solidarity protests in honor of Mike Brown on Tuesday. The post MAP: Country Lights Up With Ferguson Solidarity Protests appeared first on ThinkProgress.

King Obama's edict is a mess

Maybe President Barack Obama is just trolling?

Costs soar in war against Islamic State

The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount.

How To Convince Your Right-Wing Uncle To Act On Climate Change This Thanksgiving

Uncle Richard knows climate change is real, but doesn't want to act. Here's how you can talk to him about it without ruining Thanksgiving. The post How To Convince Your Right-Wing Uncle To Act On Climate Change This Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving

A simple comment about the weather can erupt into a rant about "Climategate," "pauses," and the polar vortex. Here are the key points you need to ensure your Thanksgiving dinner says delicious and factual. The post How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress.

WSJ Badly Misreads Legal Justification For Obama's Immigration Order

The Wall Street Journal is misrepresenting the legal justification for President Obama's executive actions on immigration from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) -- even falsely claiming that the OLC's opinion does...Show More Summary

Industry Groups Are Freaking Out About Obama’s New Smog Pollution Rule

Here's why you might be wary to believe them. The post Industry Groups Are Freaking Out About Obama’s New Smog Pollution Rule appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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