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Spanish court dismisses hate charges against cardinal for denouncing gay agenda

The court dropped the case to avoid subjecting the cardinal to 'reckless accusations.'

Essential Politics: Clinton and Trump look beyond their bases in a polarized country

For all the talk about divisions within the two major parties over their presumptive nominees, the story of the past month has been the speed with which voters in both have fallen into line: The most recent polling averages show Hillary Clinton receiving eight in 10 Democratic votes and Donald...

Laila Lalami explains how to procrastinate (hint: you're off to a good start)

At the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books some years ago, I heard a writer claim that he gets up at 6 a.m. every day, does 50 push-ups, drinks a pot of coffee, and then sits down to write. He seemed very proud of this fact, as I suppose he ought to be, but I confess I looked at him the way one...

See Kim Kardashian's 'twin': Her son, Saint West

Kim Kardashian has proclaimed son Saint West to be her “twin” after posting a cutie-patootie picture of the kidlet online late Thursday. “[Y]eah we have the same eyes. def a good mix of both of us but he is more me, I think...," she tweeted in response to followers' comments. "I mean North's baby...

'Brexit' vote makes it cheaper for U.S. travelers to head to U.K. this summer

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 11:39 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace...

'Top Gun' star Kelly McGillis assaulted by intruder at her North Carolina home

Kelly McGillis, best known as Tom Cruise's love interest in "Top Gun," came home to an intruder in her North Carolina house and wound up scratched and bruised after fleeing frantically to call for help. Since that incident last Friday, the 58-year-old actress has been granted an emergency concealed-carry...

Erskine fire forces closure of Pacific Crest Trail

Live updates: Erskine fire forces evacuations, threatens 1,500 homes in Kern County June 24, 2016, 11:34 a.m. At least 100 structures have burned, and 1,500 others are threatened by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 19,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly became the state's...

Red-flag warning issued for Kern County mountain areas

Live updates: Erskine fire forces evacuations, threatens 1,500 homes in Kern County June 24, 2016, 11:34 a.m. At least 100 structures have burned, and 1,500 others are threatened by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 19,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly became the state's...

Sonia Sotomayor: A ‘Wise Latina’ Writes a Wise Dissent

Utah v. Strieff demonstrates that Sonia Sotomayor's life experience enabled her to view the case in a different light—in a light that perhaps her white counterparts could not. The post Sonia Sotomayor: A ‘Wise Latina’ Writes a Wise Dissent appeared first on Rewire.

#TDOA16: Messages From the Front Lines for Trans Justice

On this Trans Day of Action, we celebrate the strength and amplify the voices of trans activists of color. Today is Trans Day of Action. In New York City, people are gathering in Washington Square Park this afternoon. They’ll march through...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today..."Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is 'highly likely' after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. Show More Summary

Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study

Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change, a ground-breaking scientific study...Show More Summary

GOP Excludes Birth Control From Zika Bill, Playing Political Games with Children’s Health

There’s good news and bad news on the Zika front this week. Good news first: After months of stalling since the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention begged Congress for funding to halt a looming outbreak, Republicans have finally made a move to get money into the hands of public health professionals. Show More Summary

Will Illinois’ Governor Sign a Bill Forcing Christian Hospitals to Promote Abortions?

A new Illinois bill that would force Catholic hospitals and pro-life pregnancy centers to refer patients for abortions is still sitting on the governor’s desk. The state House sent the pro-abortion bill to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner at the end of May, but there is no word yet about whether he will sign it. The […]

Dippin’ Dots Vegan Flavor Is the Top Seller in the Nation

The weather is hot as heck, and Dippin' Dots has 11 refreshing vegan flavors for you to munch on. The post Dippin’ Dots Vegan Flavor Is the Top Seller in the Nation appeared first on PETA.

#SayHerName for Reggina Jefferies

#SayHerName for Reggina Jefferies zaineb | June 24, 2016 I have a fifteen year old sister, Suniya Barnes; she is a rising sophomore in high school, she hangs out at Bay St. nearly every weekend, she gets attitudes every five minutes,...Show More Summary

Abortion Group: Pro-Lifers “Care Little for People’s Lives” Since They Oppose Aborting Disabled Babies

Abortion activists are attacking Republicans this week for not including abortion funding in a bill to fight the Zika virus in the U.S. The virus, a growing problem in Central and South America, has been linked to birth defects in newborns. Several countries have seen an alarming uptick in the number of babies born with […]

HRC and Eleven Organizations Stand in Solidarity with Turkey’s LGBTQ Community

Today, HRC, along with eleven partner organizations, expressed support for the LGBTQ community in Turkey in the wake of recent police violence and a government ban on LGBTQ pride parades in Istanbul. Last weekend, Turkish police fired...Show More Summary

A $500 million climate change plan without any money behind it

Updates on California politics: Gun control initiative qualifies for November ballot, Central Valley congressman says he can't back Donald Trump June 24, 2016, 9:42 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: Lt. Gov....

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