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The Latest Anti-Abortion Bills Double as Devilishly Good P.R.

Abortion’s opponents are skilled wielders of symbolism, if not of subtlety. That’s one takeaway from the latest slew of legislation that stomps all over women’s reproductive rights. The other takeaway is that the list of states where abortion is legal in name only is rapidly growing.

People From 10 Countries Guess the Average Penis Length, Come Up With Very Different Answers

No one really knows how long the average penis is, according to new data from British prescription website DrEd. Researchers asked more than 2,100 people in nine countries about their “ideal” erect penis length and how they thought the average penis measured up, and both men and women overestimated the average length.

Texas Republicans Like Clean Energy Reports New Survey

A majority of Texas Republicans say they favor using clean energy to generate electricity, concludes a survey conducted by the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC). This new TCEC survey reveals 85% of Lone Star State voters, including a 78% factor from Republicans, favor the increase of clean energy as a way to generate electricity. Show More Summary

Minnesota travel ban forces college baseball teams to skip national championships in North Carolina

'I think it’s regrettable that our governor is playing games like this,' says the CEO of the Minnesota Family Council.

‘Sick and twisted’: Scientists keep embryos alive outside womb up to 13 days for experimentation

'No human being should be used for lethal experimentation, no matter their age or stage of development,' said Dr. David Prentice, a professor of molecular genetics.

Obama admin warns North Carolina: Ignore bathroom privacy law or else

The state could lose more than $2 billion in federal funding if it refuses to comply.

Dutch euthanasia deaths up again in 2015: jumped 50% in five years

Four cases last year were deemed illegal, but authorities will not take legal action.

John Kasich suspends presidential campaign

Donald Trump says he would consider Kasich as running mate, but the Ohio governor hasn't said if he's interested.

Texas AG to Target: Show me how you’ll protect women and kids from criminals

Ken Paxton wants to see Target’s policies to protect patrons from ‘nefarious’ activities in their bathrooms.

After Losing in Court, Michigan Funeral Home Now Claims Religion Justifies Firing Transgender Woman

The First Amendment’s religious freedom protections don’t give employers license to discriminate. For decades transgender people have been fired or turned away from jobs just because of who they are. Courts and federal agencies are finally...Show More Summary

Top Waste Management Jobs For The Week Of May 1, 2016

We've got new jobs in the waste management space featured today. Take a look, and then head over to Green Job Post for more The post Top Waste Management Jobs For The Week Of May 1, 2016 appeared first on Sustainablog.

GOP Will Continue Fetal Tissue Research Attacks Using ‘All Means Necessary’

StemExpress officials said in a statement said Blackburn’s letter misrepresents the company’s “continuous efforts” to respond to the panel’s requests since December 2015. Their efforts include relinquishing more than 2,000 pages of documents...Show More Summary

How David L. Ulin and Paul Kolsby co-wrote their satiric earthquake novel, 'Ear to the Ground'

Writing is thought to be a solitary enterprise: Picture Ernest Hemingway, sleeves rolled up, banging out manly sentences at his desk against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. But within the myth, the truth is a little more complicated. In this occasional series, Collaborators, we'll talk to...

Football: Dorsey is holding Friday night passing competition

Dorsey High is holding weekly Friday night seven on seven passing competitions beginning tomorrow. The competition will be held at Jackie Robinson Stadium next to the school and begin at 5 p.m. Sylmar, Cleveland, West Adams, Eagle Rock and Westchester are among the schools participating the opening...

Sumner Redstone says his former girlfriends received $150 million from him

New court documents reveal that Sumner Redstone’s former girlfriends received $150 million from him over a five-year period. According to a trial brief filed by Redstone's attorneys in the case over the ailing mogul's mental competence, it is alleged that Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland "collectively...

'Lunatics and Actors' asks: Is there a difference?

Who is more capable of expressing authentic emotion: a trained actor or a lunatic? Some might argue it’s a trick question because there’s no difference between the two. And though there may be ample evidence to support that position, playwright David Bridel and Four Clowns theater company explore...

Mexico officials visiting in Sacramento

California politics updates: Gov. Brown's parole initiative goes to high court, Clinton arrives for campaign events May 5 2016, 11:11 AM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: The California Supreme Court hears oral...

Janet Jackson releases video for 'Dammn, Baby,' fueling speculation that she's expecting

Janet Jackson released a new music video late Wednesday that played into rumors she and husband Wissam Al Mana are expecting a child. "Dammn, Baby" is the third single from her most recent release, "Unbreakable." Missy Elliot, who was featured on "BURNITUP!," another track from Jackson's 2015 album...

LA Film Festival to close with an immigration thriller based on the U.S.-Mexico border

The L.A, Film Festival will close with the U.S. premiere of Jonás Cuarón’s immigration thriller “Desierto,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The festival will also host the world premiere of James Wan’s “The Conjuring 2,” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal...

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