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Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89.

Kings defenseman Matt Greene gets the green light

The Kings' defense has been constantly tested this season by Slava Voynov's suspension and injuries suffered by other players. But Matt Greene, who played a season-high 23 minutes and 16 seconds in the Kings' 3-2 victory over Carolina on Thursday, has been a stabilizing force during this most...

Obama makes third visit to Las Vegas high school

The week started as usual at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas: classes, schedules, homework. But by midweek news had come that turned the campus topsy-turvy: President Obama was going to visit for the third time Friday to tout his executive directive to offer as many as 5 million immigrants...

Report: Firestone does business with Liberia warlords

Firestone in Liberia. Via @Marketplace, @ProPublica. Tires and civil war: America's business with warlords http://t.co/EjpGNybAYD — Kai Ryssdal (@kairyssdal) November 21, 2014

Open Thread with Alligator Hatchlings

Teeny tiny alligators feature for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

Ohio Planned Parenthood Abortion Referral Clinic Closes

On October 31, a Planned Parenthood abortion facility shut down in southwest Ohio. The director of communications for Planned Parenthood, Danielle Craig, said the location at 834 Ohio Pike in Withamsville is now closed. However, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, Jerry Lawson, claims the closure has nothing to do with budget cuts made […]

Forced to Sell Abortion Drugs? Pharmacists in Court to Challenge Washington Law

Yesterday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, the owners of Olympia based Ralph’s Thriftway were be in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals defending their right not to sell Plan B, a drug that causes early term abortions. No CGs – ADF: Govt shouldn’t force Christian pharmacists to dispense abortion-inducing drugs from ADF Media Relations […]

Jim Webb sucks on climate change

The former Virginia senator wants to run for president as a Democrat. He's got some ‘splainin’ to do.

We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders planted a tree at the nation's capitol this week to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Funding

The nation’s Catholic bishops are so upset about taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare they are urging a shutdown of the federal government so the issue can be addressed. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a letter to members of Congress advocating adding language to the “must-pass funding legislation” such as the […]

Activist: Abortion is Okay Because Some Women Just Don’t Want to Be Pregnant

In October 2013, Jessica Valenti, a pro-abortion writer for The Guardian, opened up about her own abortion experience. Without mentioning the word “abortion” once, Valenti shares how ending the life of her unborn child was incredibly difficult because she always wanted a sibling for her daughter, Layla. However, she believed it was her only option […]

Read the Letter Outraged UVA Faculty and Students Are Sending to Their President

The University of Virginia community is reeling from horrifying accounts of sexual violence and rape detailed in a Rolling Stone piece published earlier this week. The story painfully details a campus culture that allegedly silences victims, disregards offenders, and fails to keep the students informed about sexual assaults on the grounds. Show More Summary

The Secret Life of Class B Dealers

In honor of The HSUS’s 60th anniversary, LIFE Magazine has revisited the classic Stan Wayman photo-essay, “Concentration Camps for Dogs.” The article and series of shocking photos, originally published in 1966, built on a five-year HSUS...Show More Summary

When Doctors Tell You Your Baby May Have Down Syndrome, That Info May be Misleading

In a previous article, I spoke about the pressure that doctors often put on the parents of disabled unborn babies to abort. One study cited in that article found that: … [d]espite the shock and grief they may experience upon hearing the news of a fetal anomaly, the pregnant woman and her partner are usually […]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by dirt.Recommended Reading:Tracy: [Content Note: Transphobia; violence] TDoR Is Forever, but Transphobia Doesn't Have to Bestavvers: [CN: Sexual assault; rape culture] On Ched Evans, Rehabilitation, and...Show More Summary

New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers

This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them. Image: Shutterstock The post New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Harvard’s student daily has created a searchable database of Title IX complaints filed between 2002 and 2014. Roxane Gay on Bill Cosby: “One accuser should be more than enough.” Rights groups offer software to detect government spying. On anger and strength. Continually baffled that The Onion does some of the best writing on campus gender-based violence…  

What Happened When One Canadian Dad Took a 37-Week Parental Leave? (Nothing Bad.)

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

This Pro-Life Sand Castle May be the Most Amazing Sand Castle You’ve Ever Seen

A sand sculpture created at an event in Florida captures the miracle of a human baby! Artists from as far away as the Philippines competed in the 5th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition on Nov. 14-18. Founded in 2010, the competition takes place every November over the course of 7 days, […]

Ohio’s Extremist Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Headed to House Floor

HB 248, which represents at least the second time Ohio has tried to pass a heartbeat ban, was pushed hastily to a vote in the House Health and Aging Committee. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio’s Extremist Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Headed to House Floor appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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