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Ken Paxton’s Extreme Anti-Trans Motivations

According to a report by the Texas Tribune, Attorney General Ken Paxton spent about two weeks trying to identify a school board that would implement anti-transgender student policies allowing him to sue the federal government. At least...Show More Summary

Rachael Leigh Cook puts her charming Hollywood Hills West home up for sale

Rachael Leigh Cook of “She’s All That” and “Josie and the Pussycats” fame has put her longtime home in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $3.295 million. Purchased by the actress more than a decade ago, the gated compound known as Vila das Flores centers on a classic 1930s Traditional filled with...

Inside the making of a YouTube sensation with the documentary 'Presenting Princess Shaw'

Standing onstage in a Tel Aviv theater, Samantha Montgomery looks out on a crowd of admirers. Fighting back nerves and tears, she belts out her original song “Give It Up” to her largest audience to date. Officially gone are the days of trotting to New Orleans open mikes hoping to make it big, to...

Farmers market report: Apricots are in season

What’s in season: Apricots and other stone fruits have been popping up at stands for a few weeks now, but flavorful fruit are really starting to come into season. Apricots and apricot hybrids including the classic Blenheim apricots, Katy and Poppy apricots, Early Dapple and other pluots and apriums...

Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament on Friday, citing an injury to his left wrist. He announced his withdrawal the day before he would have been scheduled to play in the third round. The left-handed Spaniard wore a blue brace on his wrist during what...

Dodgers Dugout: Today is Julio Urias' big day; special guest Jonah Keri discusses the Dodgers

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and with the way social media has been reacting, I'm wondering if it is too soon to retire Julio Urias' number. Julio is here Today is a big day. Julio Urias, the top prospect in all of baseball, will start for the...

Chatsworth ready with a strong pitcher against El Camino Real for City Section Division I title

There was a point in the 26-year coaching career of Chatsworth High's Tom Meusborn that he had red hair. "Back in the day," Meusborn said. Now he'll be turning to a junior pitcher with red hair, Ryan Roche, to deliver a 10th City Section baseball championship for the Chancellors. Chatsworth will...

Goat’s Valiant Escape From Laboratory Ends in Tragedy

After a goat escapes from horrifying "acute cartilage injury" experiments at the University of Iowa, the college is cited for violating federal animal welfare law. The post Goat’s Valiant Escape From Laboratory Ends in Tragedy appeared first on PETA.

Urge Brookhaven Fair to Cancel Cruel Monkey Rodeo

The Brookhaven Fair in Brookhaven, New York, is hosting a "Banana Derby." We've asked the organizers to cancel the event but have not received a response. Urge them to... The post Urge Brookhaven Fair to Cancel Cruel Monkey Rodeo appeared first on PETA.

Why corporate America is having a hard time jumping on the Trump train

Donald Trump vows to back out of global climate change agreement May 27, 2016, 8:07 a.m. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are campaigning in California. Donald Trump clinches the GOP nomination and says he'll back out of major global warming deal if he wins Meet the Chinese-American immigrants...

Stocks edge higher, led by consumer companies and banks

U.S. stocks made small gains Friday morning as banks and consumer products companies traded higher. Beauty products retailer Ulta jumped after it reported strong first-quarter results and raised its projections for the year. Stocks are closing in on their best week since the beginning of March. ...

Where bills go to die: Today lawmakers will clear 'suspense file' for hundreds of measures in limbo

California politics updates: State budget plans move forward, Rep. Lofgren clashes with professor over transgender rights May 26, 2016, 5:25 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Lawmakers in Sacramento have moved...

'You need to come home': Teen still missing after suspected abductor is killed in shootout

Family members made a desperate plea to find a missing 15-year-old Bay Area girl whose suspected kidnapper was killed Thursday in a gun battle with authorities in Santa Barbara County before her whereabouts were known. The FBI and Northern California law enforcement officials intensified their...

Draymond Green says he received some encouraging words from Kobe Bryant before Game 5

Draymond Green was in the middle of a rough stretch following the Golden State Warriors second straight loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder to fall behind 3-1 in the teams' NBA playoff series. "I'm frustrated right now, mainly because I know what I've been to this team for years now and I haven't...

Home of the Day: Highest-priced beachfront estate in La Jolla

One of only 28 beachfront homes in La Jolla, this three-story contemporary boasts not only a record price tag, but also a chance to rub elbows with neighbor Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate. Designed by local architect Don Edson, the home features, among other things, a...

Largest-ever U.S. auto recall gets bigger: 12 million more vehicles with Takata air bags ordered back

Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.  Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

The New Inquiry Says Feminists Should Defend Cliques. That’s Ridiculous.    

21 minutes agoIssues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

The New Inquiry, newly inquiring into the eternally relevant topic of cliques, has found that this social arrangement's been cruelly maligned. In “The Clique Imaginary,” Alana Massey defends tight-knit circles of women from culturalShow More Summary

NHC says 90 percent chance of cyclone off the Bahamas

(Reuters) - A low-pressure area centered between Bermuda and the Bahamas has a 90 percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

Reflections on reflections on an infamous dictatorship

Warning of American fascism is all the rage these days, right? It's easy to notice something after the klaxons already start blaring, but we can learn a lot more from those that saw it coming ahead of time. Back in August of 2014, Xander began piecing together some of the early signs, and leaves us with a powerful warning.

Every Single Planned Parenthood Affiliate Now Kills Unborn Babies in Abortions

Abortion is mandatory at Planned Parenthood. In 2011, the abortion business began requiring that all of its affiliates do abortions; and this week, the effects of that mandate continued with a new mid-west merger. The Associated Press reports two Planned Parenthood affiliates announced a merger on Wednesday that will expand its abortion business in the […]

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