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Chargers love being on Thanksgiving Day stage against Dallas Cowboys

Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward knows the drill. Thursday when his team takes the field in Dallas to play the Cowboys, it’ll be a tremendous opportunity. Every football fan near a television will be watching. There will be no Red Zone channel or other games to distract attention. Thanksgiving...

Trump Admin Ends Lawsuit Obama Used to Force Christian University to Fund Abortions

The Trump administration recently stopped pursuing an Obama-era lawsuit against a Christian university that opposes paying for drugs that may cause abortions in its employee health plans. Baptist Press reports Union University, a Christian...Show More Summary

Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a train wreck. So why does he still have a decent shot at winning?

Roy Moore, the flailing Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, has been abandoned by the national Republican Party and most of its leaders. He’s being vastly outspent by his Democratic rival, pummeled on the television airwaves and battered in the state’s newspapers. “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy...

Growing teeth and a backbone: Studies trace early origins of skeletal tissues

(Marine Biological Laboratory) Two new studies on the evolutionary origin of teeth and of vertebra further illuminate the human connection to marine organisms that goes back millions of years. Both studies in the little skate (Leucoraja...Show More Summary

Victoria, Australia About to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Wants to Eliminate Sufferers Instead of Suffering

One hundred years ago people did often die in agony, and yet, there was very little talk about legalizing euthanasia. Today, suffering can be greatly ameliorated in almost all cases, and yet the cause of “death with dignity” is promoted more energetically than suicide prevention. Indeed, a suicide prevention nonprofit has even stated that terminally […]

By saving cost and energy, the lighting revolution may increase light pollution

(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) Municipalities, enterprises, and households are switching to LED lights in order to save energy. But these savings might be lost if their neighbors install new or brighter lamps. Scientists...Show More Summary

Drew On Limiting Criminal Law’s Influence on the Title IX Process @margaretbdrew

Margaret B. Drew, University of Massasschusetts School of Law, is publishing It’s Not Complicated: Limiting Criminal Law’s Influence on the Title IX Process in the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Here is the abstract. Title IX processes … Continue reading ?

"We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest"

"We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest" Norma | November 21, 2017 I saw Sweet Honey in the Rock perform “Ella’s Song” in college and the words remained in my consciousness for many years. It never occurred to me that life would come full circle, and I would again be stirred by the lyrics at an organization named for the woman who inspired that... Read more

The Courts Are One of the Few Places in the Country Where LGBTQ Rights Are Being Upheld—Sometimes

The GOP is controlling both the legislative and executive branches, but it's not all bad news for LGBTQ people. The post The Courts Are One of the Few Places in the Country Where LGBTQ Rights Are Being Upheld—Sometimes appeared first on Rewire.

The Top 10 Things to Be Thankful For (Environmental Version)

Overall, it’s been a pretty lousy year since last Thanksgiving.  If you care about the environment, there are a lot of things NOT to be thankful for, or rather one big thing in the form of He Who Must Not Be Named. But there are also some  things for which we should feel thankful, many  of […]

BREAKING: Australian state to legalize assisted suicide

The bill allows euthanasia for people physically unable to kill themselves.

Sia Just Dropped a New Christmas Album, and We’re Obsessed With Track No. 6

Pop icon Sia is reminding us that "everyday is Christmas" and "puppies are forever." The post Sia Just Dropped a New Christmas Album, and We’re Obsessed With Track No. 6 appeared first on PETA.

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 22, 2017

A SECOND FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS ENFORCEMENT OF DISCRIMINATORY TRUMP-PENCE BAN ON MILITARY SERVICE BY TRANSGENDER TROOPS: The decision by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Gabris in Maryland came just hours before yesterday’s oral arguments...Show More Summary

This Is the Sound of Birds Being Crushed at a Canada Goose Down Supplier

These are the sounds of geese suffocating beneath the weight of other birds. Witness the suffering recorded at a Canada Goose down supplier. The post This Is the Sound of Birds Being Crushed at a Canada Goose Down Supplier appeared first on PETA.

VICTORY: Federal judge strikes down buffer zone law at abortion clinics

The U.S. District Court ruling negates a New Jersey city's ordinance banning pro-lifers from coming near abortion centers.

No Stephen Hawking, population growth is not going to turn the earth into a “ball of fire”

At times, the most brilliant scientists and mathematicians throughout history have held some of the most preposterous beliefs.

What We Mean by "Believe Women"

"Believe Women" does not mean, and has never meant, that men accused of sexual harassment and/or assault should meet legal or professional consequences without investigation or adequate process.People are having the same fucking problem with Believe Women as they do with Black Lives Matter. Show More Summary

Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali has let out a puff of black smoke and ash in a small eruption, prompting Singapore to advise its citizens to be ready to evacuate the holiday island at short notice amid concern about a bigger eruption.

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