Fire Alert Led Authorities to an Illegal Gambling Room in a Church

First responders, notified of an electrical fire, rushed to a church in Houston. Instead of a fire, they found a large game room full of illegal gambling machines. On Friday, November 23, four people were found stuck inside a backroom at Word of Life Church on 403 Turney Drive. The caller who reported the fireRead More

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Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked Mississippi’s abortion law—one of the most restrictive in the country. Judge Carlton Reeves decided that the law, which bans abortions after merely 15 weeks, “unequivocally” infringes on women’s constitutional rights and that its “professed interest in ‘women’s health’ is pure gaslighting.” The Mississippi law and the responding lawsuit setRead More

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Residents Upset about Amazon HQ2 in Virginia and New York

Amazon announced on Tuesday that the company had chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Crystal City as the locations for its secondary headquarters. “We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” Founder and CEO Jeffrey Bezos issued a statement. “These two locations will allow us toRead More

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Scotland Becomes the First Country to Mandate LGBTQ-Inclusive School Curriculum

Scotland is about to become the first country to mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. After approving a total of 33 recommendations by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Thursday announced that all elementary and secondary public schools would start teaching students about LGBTQ issues and history. According to a statement byRead More

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Even Fox News Can’t Bear Trump’s Racist Ad

NBC, Facebook and even Fox News all took non-traditional steps to remove President Trump’s inflammatory and discriminatory campaign ad just a day before the midterm election. Building upon Trump’s recent anti-immigrant moves—from portraying the immigrant caravan as an invasion to deploying 5,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border—the 30-second ad released by Trump’s political team encouragesRead More

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North Dakota’s New ID Law Could Disenfranchise Native American Voters

Native Americans in North Dakota are suing the state for a new voter identification law that disproportionally affects them. On October 9th, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a state law requiring all North Dakotan residents to provide name, address and date of birth when they cast a ballot. It means that votersRead More

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Trump Insists on Visiting Pittsburgh as Victim’s Family Refuses to See Him

President Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay respect to those affected by the deadly shooting last week. His presence, however, escalated tensions in the grief-stricken city amidst widespread accusations that his divisive rhetoric was part of what caused the tragedy in the first place. Pittsburgh’s Democratic mayor Bill Peduto had previously advised the presidentRead More

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Suspect of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Goes on Trial

Robert Bowers, the suspect gunman of the devastating Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, was on trial today for the murder of 11 congregants. Handcuffed and surrounded by marshals, Bowers entered the federal court in downtown Pittsburgh in a wheelchair. Magistrate Judge Robert read a list of 29 criminal charges against him including the obstruction of the freeRead More

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Senior VA Official Proudly Displays KKK Grand Wizard Portrait in D.C. Office

“It was just a beautiful print that I had purchased, and I thought it was very nice,” said David Thomas, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, of a portrait of the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard. Inside Thomas’s meticulously decorated office, Nathan Bedford Forrest—a Confederate general, a notorious slave trader andRead More

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fires Anti-Trump Artist and Hires Conservative Cartoonist

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hired conservative cartoonist Steven Kelley to replace Rob Rogers, who was fired four months ago for publishing a series of anti-Trump political cartoons. The paper has attracted much negative attention for censoring political expressions it does not agree with. After working for the paper for 34 years, Rogers found it increasingly difficultRead More

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