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Audi Prologue Avant Concept

The station wagon version of the Prologue Concept sedan. The Prologue Avant is a hybrid – a 3L V6 diesel engine and an electric motor produce 455hp and 553lbft of torque, which are delivered through Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system.

The WHOLE #MilkTruth

A seemingly innocent trip to the grocery store shows this cartoon man the whole #milktruth. The post The WHOLE #MilkTruth appeared first on PETA.

PETA Statement: Zoo’s Plan to Send Elephants to Oklahoma Zoo

It’s crucial for the well-being of elephants Chai and Bamboo that Mayor Ed Murray and the city council exercise their very clear legal authority to override the Woodland Park... The post PETA Statement: Zoo’s Plan to Send Elephants to Oklahoma Zoo appeared first on PETA.

10 Reasons You’ll Never Eat Bacon Again

Pigs are fascinating animals who have great memories, can use tools, and can even save lives. Who knew? The post 10 Reasons You’ll Never Eat Bacon Again appeared first on PETA.

South Dakota Legislator Suggests Common Core Contributed To Kids' Deaths

A South Dakota lawmaker thinks that the Common Core State Standards may have contributed to the deaths of Native American kids. The Common Core, a set of education standards that have been adopted in a majority of states, is designed to make sure students around the country are being held to the same benchmarks. Show More Summary

No Foreign Country Can Change Dominican Republic's Immigration Laws, President Says

Dominican President Danilo Medina offered a full-throated defense of his government's controversial changes to citizenship and immigration law in a speech Friday. which marked the country's independence from neighboring Haiti. In a speech...Show More Summary

Kelly Osbourne Quits 'Fashion Police' After Zendaya Hair Controversy

Kelly Osbourne has left "Fashion Police." The news, first reported by TMZ, was confirmed in a statement from the E! network: Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s “Fashion Police” to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her...Show More Summary

Mo'Nique Debunks Lee Daniels' 'Blackball' Comments: 'There Were No Demands'

Earlier this week, Lee Daniels clarified comments Academy Award winner Mo'Nique made claiming that the director told her she had been “blackballed” in the years following her 2010 Oscar win for her role in “Precious." In his response,...Show More Summary

Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker Set For Talkshow Test Run On Fox Stations

Married actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker are set to host a daytime talkshow that will have a test run this summer on key Fox-owned stations.

Proof That Dreadlocks Rock, And So Do The People That Have Them

Schoolchildren suspensions aren’t the only signs of dreadlock discrimination in the modern world. 18-year-old performer Zendaya was recently the target of an offensive comment made on E! News' "Fashion Police" Monday. It was a comment...Show More Summary

Indian Tribes, Others Stand Up for Wolves

Several lawmakers, mainly from the wolf range states, want Congress to remove federal protections for wolves. Photo: Alamy The United Tribes of Michigan (comprising 12 recognized Indian tribes in the northern part of the state) recently...Show More Summary

Logic and Emotion Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek passed away today. The show debuted on NBC the year I was born, plus I lived in India (where all western entertainment experienced a delay), so needless to say, I didn't watch my first episode until many years later. Show More Summary

Kentucky Senate Quietly Approves Bill Targeting Trans Students

If passed, the bill would prohibit trans students from accessing the restroom or locker room that corresponds with their gender identity. read more

The Hunting Ground: Dare to Take a Stand

"You are not alone." "It's not your fault." "We believe you." Those are the words Annie Clark and Andrea Pino encouraged attendees to share with victims of sexual assault on college campuses. These student advocates gave their advice...Show More Summary

Madonna Blasts Ageism, Compares it to Homophobia

The singer questions why attacking women for their age is accepted. read more

Can We Bend the Sharing Economy Toward Equity?

We've all heard the stories. Homeless Homejoy cleaners. Uber drivers on food stamps. Grad students Airbnb-ing their extra rooms in gentrifying neighborhoods to cover their own rent. For all of its promises to increase prosperity and sustainability, the so-called "sharing economy" has a serious dark side. Show More Summary

Hot Sheet: February 27, 2015

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include RuPaul's Drag Race, Once Upon a Time, Jack Andraka, Kelly Clarkson, and Julianne Moore's new film, Maps to the Stars. read more

LGBT Religious Film Fest Aims to Build Bridges

The film festival seeks to foster discussions about sexuality, gender, and religion. read more

Facebook Now Allows Users to Define Custom Gender

Trans advocates have lauded the social media site for empowering their trans and gender-nonconforming users, even as others continue to seek change in Facebook's "real name policy." read more

Can Abercrombie’s ‘Look Policy’ Accommodate a Religious Headscarf?

That's the question before the Roberts Court in a case that pits the religious rights of employees against the duty of an employer to accommodate them. Image: WikiMedia Commons The post Can Abercrombie’s ‘Look Policy’ Accommodate a Religious Headscarf? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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