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High marks for Jerry Brown in new poll

California voters are happier than ever with Gov. Jerry Brown and less concerned about the state budget than they have been in years, according to a new poll released Wednesday night.

Protesters target Riverside for partnering with city in Vietnam

Days after signing an agreement to forge a relationship with a city in Vietnam, elected leaders in Riverside are bracing for hundreds of Vietnamese American protesters who have vowed to gather outside City Hall and demand that officials rescind their pact with the communist country.

Sony to end Music Unlimited service, teams up with Spotify

Sony will shut down its Music Unlimited digital subscription service and debut a new Spotify-powered music service to its 64 million PlayStation Network users, the company announced Wednesday.

Twin brothers charged in robbery, slaying of woman in South L.A.

Eighteen-year-old twin brothers have been charged with capital murder in connection with a South Los Angeles robbery and fatal stabbing of a 62-year-old seamstress in December, authorities said.

Why a military general declared war on polluters

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré is leading a charge against Louisiana's biggest polluters. Is a gubernatorial run next?

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Kathy_A: "Do you like chatting with strangers? If so, what was your favorite conversation with one? ('No, I really don't like talking to people I don't know' is a perfectly cromulent response.)"When I am in the right mood and or situation (spontaneous small talk vs. Show More Summary

Man Stabs Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend Five Times Because She Wouldn’t Abort, Baby Survives

In 2014, LifeNews reported that Nicholas Leaning tried to kill his unborn child by stabbing his 34-week pregnant girlfriend, Lauren Oliver, five times in the abdomen. Oliver was rushed to Scunthorpe District Hospital where she delivered her baby by emergency caesarean section. Amazingly, her child was unharmed. Oliver shared more with the Daily Mail about […]

This beer is literally made from piss

Pouring purified pee down your throat might seem, well, disgusting, but bear with us for a moment.

China Sees 13 Million Abortions a Year, 91% Percent of Pregnant Teens Have Abortions

According to China’s National Health and Family Commission, 13 million abortions occur in their country each year. The United States, by comparison, reports that there are one million abortions annually. Additionally, 91% of teenagers who get pregnant in China have abortions and repeat abortions are not uncommon. Qi Rongyi, chief physician of the gynecology and […]

Four-Year-Old Calls 911 and Saves Her Pregnant Mom’s Life After a Seizure

In Michigan, a four-year-old girl is being called a hero for calling 911 after her pregnant mother fell down from a seizure. Calise’s mother, Centerria Manning, suffers from epilepsy and has been teaching her daughter to call 911 since she was two-years-old. She said, “I was so proud of her, because we practice … because […]

Baby Boy Was Born Without Eyes, But His Parents Love Him Just as Much

Had some parents known about his condition before he was born, they may had considered an abortion. But little 3-month-old Richie Lopez’s parents had no idea that their son would be born without eyes. Routine ultrasound scans performed during pregnancy show no problems and Richie’s parents had no idea anything was wrong until hours after […]

Can drones save the world?

As "unmanned autonomous vehicles" move from national-security-state applications onto farms and into our lives, we're rapidly approaching the drone saturation point.

Threats Against Abortion Providers Have Doubled Since 2010, Report Finds

Abortion clinics nationwide face significant threats of harassment, intimidation, and violence, according to a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010. Image: Allen Graham - PDImages / The post Threats Against Abortion Providers Have Doubled Since 2010, Report Finds appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Over at The Nation, Victoria Law asks, “In a country that claims to care about women and ending violence against women, why does our legal system mimic the tactics of abusers?” The two Tallahassee police officers who tased an unarmed black woman last September are (finally) being suspended without pay. A new survey out about […]

Rapists Lie

[Content Note: Rape culture.]You know how I keep banging on about how rapists are also liars? Yeah, well: "Rapists use social media to cover their tracks, police warned."Rapists are increasingly exploiting social media to cover their...Show More Summary

No, Senator, You Can’t Have the Torture Report Back

The new chairman of a powerful Senate committee wants to ensure that the full Senate torture report, the executive summary of which was released in December last year, never sees the light of day. And he may be getting help from the CIA. Sen. Show More Summary

Labor at a Crossroads: The Seeds of a New Movement

This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. We republish it here as part of "American Labor at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies," a conference presented on January 15, 2015, co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, The Sidney Hillman Foundation, and The American Prospect. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood down to 666 clinics; Can you say, “Satan”?

Headlines like that only come along once a year. In this case there was another headline almost as good: “Planned Parenthood now has fewer abortion clinics than the year Roe was decided.” And a third headline, not so good: “Planned Parenthood now operates over 45% of all U.S. Show More Summary

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