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The real 10 most fascinating people of 2014, from StoryCorps

6 hours agoNews : TED Blog: News

Last week, I saw Barbara Walters’ list of “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.” It included interesting thinkers like Elon Musk (watch his TED Talk) and George R.R. Martin (the author of Game of Thrones), along with crowd-pleasers like Taylor Swift and Oprah. But reading this list of almost exclusively marquee names made me think about some of the people [ … ]

Stephen Colbert Shows His Catholic Dancing, Singing Side for Lent

George V aka Colonel Sanders aka Stephen Colbert Catholiced hard with America's Father James Martin, taking part in a Q&A that included musings about Lent, the Pope, and hymns. As Splitsider pointed out, Colbert also (kind of) redid his liturgical dance for "King of Glory," a sacrament all its own.... More »

Stephen Colbert Talks About His Catholic Faith, Yes You Read That Right [Video]

Comedian Stephen Colbert discussed his Catholic faith with Father James Martin, senior editor for American Magazine, in a video released on Monday. A heavily bearded Colbert, à la George the Fifth, sang and danced away while being interviewed by Father Martin. Show More Summary

Lefty Blogger: GOP Base ‘Freak[s] Out’ Party’s Presidential Nominees and Causes Them to ‘Commit Fatal Errors’

The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman argues that Republican base voters routinely wind up hurting the party’s center-right presidential nominee because he feels he has to throw them one or more bones: “Poppy [George H. W. Bush] didn’t really need to promise no new taxes, but it was a broken promise that cost him dearly. Show More Summary

George Zimmerman Won't Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

The DOJ will not move forward with federal hate crimes charges. George Zimmerman won’t face civil rights charges for killing unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin three years ago, the New York Times reports. The Department of JusticeShow More Summary

Texas A&M Libraries Receives Five Millionth Volume, A First-Edition Of The Hobbit

Topic: Academic Libraries Texas A&M University Libraries today acquired its five millionth volume, a rare first-edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 classic The Hobbit—a gift from award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author George R.R. Martin, creator...Show More Summary

DOJ Will Not File Charges Against George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin Shooting

The Justice Department has announced that they will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin. More » The post DOJ Will Not File Charges Against George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin Shooting appeared first on EveryJoe.

Trayvon Martin Remains a Challenge to America

Two days before the third anniversary of the killing of Travvon Martin by rogue, one-time, self-styled neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman, the Justice Department said in a terse announcement that it would not file federal civil-rights charges against Zimmerman in connection with the Martin slaying. Show More Summary

3 Years Since Trayvon Martin's Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive And Well In America

On the night of February 26, 2012 — three years ago today — police responded to several 911 calls from The Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. They arrived on the scene two minutes after George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary

NSFW: Whitechapel “Let Me Burn” Video Premiere (Exclusive)

“No matter how much I make up, there’s stuff in history that’s just as bad, or worse.” – George R.R. Martin (iTunes, Indie Merch. Guitarist Alex Wade adds: We’re really excited to release the official video for Let Me Burn. It’s our first time trying a story based video versus a performance video with us […]

Three Years Since Trayvon Martin’s Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive and Well in America

5 days agoNews : Vice News

The self-defense law that led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal remains on the books in Florida and 22 other states despite multiple controversies and the best efforts of gun control advocates.

Trayvon Martin's mother: George Zimmerman got away with murder

6 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

"He took a life, carelessly and recklessly, and he shouldn't deserve to have his entire life walking around on the street free," Sybrina Fulton tells AP

"America's Foremost Public Intellectual" Melissa-Harris Perry: I Hope Trayvon Martin "Whooped the Sh" Out of George Zimmerman

On top of him, pounding his head MMA style, bouncing his head off the concrete? He did, Missy. He did "whoop the sh" out of him. And I think you've long known that, as every witness said he did, and...

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Hopes Trayvon Martin 'Whooped The Sh-t Out Of George Zimmerman'

On Tuesday, news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice would not bring charges against George Zimmerman for the slaying of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Though Attorney General Eric Holder called Martin's death a "devastatingShow More Summary

Sybrina Fulton Says George Zimmerman Got Away With Murdering Trayvon Martin

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with The Associated Press...Show More Summary

MSNBC Host: I Hope Trayvon Martin 'Whooped the St Out of George Zimmerman'

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. the best way she knew how during a commemorative speech at Cornell, saying she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman” during their 2012 encounter...Show More Summary

Melissa Harris-Perry: I Hope Trayvon ‘Whooped the Sht Out of George Zimmerman’

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

During a speech at Cornell University earlier this week, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said she hopes Trayvon Martin "whooped the sht out of' George Zimmerman during the fatal confrontation that led to Martin's death in 2012.

Why Is It So Hard to Prove a Civil Rights Crime?

Almost three years to the day since the death of Trayvon Martin, the Department of Justice announced it won’t be bringing federal civil rights charges against his killer, George Zimmerman, who in

DOJ Closing Investigation Into Trayvon Martin, Will Not Charge Zimmerman: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Today the Justice Department announced that they are closing their investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin, the black teen in Florida who was gunned down by George Zimmerman three years ago in an incident that at its absolute most...

No Civil Rights Charges for Zimmerman in Trayvon Case

George Zimmerman continues to get into minor scrapes with the law, but he's going to avoid a major one: The Justice Department has decided not to bring civil rights charges against him in the death of Trayvon Martin, reports AP. It's not a huge surprise given that the threshold for...

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