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Florida House Debates Porn, But Refuses To Discuss Assault Weapons

"The Florida House of Representatives literally decided that porn is a greater risk to Floridians than assault weapons."<p>As tearful survivors of the Parkland school shooting watched, the Republican-led Florida House of Representatives on Tuesday refused to discuss a ban on assault weapons. Photos …

Prosecutors File Criminal Charges In Case Where Inmate Died Of Thirst In David Clarke's Jail

Armor Correctional Health Services personnel allegedly falsified medical records in connection with a "profound dehydration" death.<p>WASHINGTON ― The company that handled medical services for a Milwaukee jail formerly run by conservative firebrand David Clarke is facing criminal charges in connection …

Texas District Says Students Protesting Gun Violence Will Get Suspended

"A disruption of the school will not be tolerated," says the head of the Needville Independent School District.<p>The superintendent of a Houston-area school district threatened students with three-day suspensions if they participate in gun violence protests during school hours.<p>Student-led protests …

Tweeters Rip 'Zombie' Donald Trump Over 'Listening Session' Cheat Sheet

"Literally needs to be spoon-fed words that project empathy. A profoundly defective human being."<p>Tweeters were incredulous after President Donald Trump showed up on Wednesday to a “listening session” with Florida school shooting survivors carrying a note that essentially reminded him to show …

Package Thief Gets A Painful Dose Of Instant Karma, And It's All Caught On Video

That's gotta hurt.<p>Instant karma’s gonna get you... gonna knock you off your feet.<p>A package thief was caught on video last week at a home in Lynnwood, Washington, but she didn’t quite make a clean getaway.<p>She slipped in front of the house and was injured so badly she couldn’t get up:<p>The footage …

This Is What The Future Of Legal Weed Looks Like

The green revolution is here ― and it’s mostly black, brown and female.<p>This month, California became the largest state in the nation to allow and regulate recreational cannabis. With marijuana legal in some form in 29 U.S. states, many are rushing to cash in on the wealth and opportunity the …

Nazis March In Tennessee Today. Last Time That Happened, I Ended Up With Antifa In A High-Speed Car Chase

Bull-necked goons, stuntman driving: a wild ride in Murfreesboro.<p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. ― We spotted our tail not long after the neo-Nazi rally ended: a black GMC Sierra pickup with tinted windows and silver trim. In my rear-view mirror, I could see the outlines of two men in the cab: big dudes with …

Trump Judicial Nominee Can't Answer Basic Questions About The Law In Disastrous Hearing

Matthew Spencer Petersen admits to "the challenge that would be ahead of me."<p>One of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a lifetime seat on a U.S. district court struggled to answer basic questions about law during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.<p>Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) asked a panel …

Hawaii Developer Under Fire For Segregated 'Poor Door' For Renters

The controversial entrance has been proposed across the country.<p>HONOLULU ― A real estate developer in Hawaii is under scrutiny for its plans to build a residential high-rise that has two separate entrances: one for high-income residents and another for low-income earners.<p>ProsPac Holdings Group is …

Trump's Labor Law Enforcer Freezes Worker-Friendly Reforms Made Under Obama

The National Labor Relations Board's new general counsel plans to take a much narrower view of worker rights than his predecessor, a new memo shows.<p>During the Barack Obama years, the National Labor Relations Board took a broad view of worker rights, expanding protections for employees who try to …

A Mysterious Company Bought LA Weekly And Just Gutted Its Staff

Staffers and journalism advocates are demanding transparency from the site's new owner.<p>Free press advocates and LA Weekly staffers are demanding that the mysterious company that bought the news organization and gutted most of its staff reveal its identity.<p>Semanal Media LLC, the secretive buyer that …

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Donald Trump's Childish 'IT WAS ME' Plea For Credit Sets Twitter On Fire

"The President tweets with tears streaming down his face and snot coming out his nose."<p>President Donald Trump is being ridiculed after he pleaded for credit in the release of three college basketball players detained in China.<p>On Wednesday morning, Trump used Twitter to tell the whole world that HE …

The FAA Can't Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of Planes

That means it can't curtail the annual "turkey drop" in Yellville, Arkansas.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration has found no violations with an infamous Arkansas event that involves dropping live turkeys from a plane ― but that may be because no one ever thought they’d need a rule about that.<p>“FAA …

The Trump Era Calls For An Honest Conversation About Drug Use

And HuffPost is partnering with the Global Drug Survey to help facilitate it.<p>Amid growing nationwide concern around the opioid crisis, President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have repeatedly touted one of their favored approaches to the issue of drug use: Tell people not to use …

People Are Putting Glitter On Their Cappuccinos, Because It's 2017

This is all we have now.<p>Glitter cappuccinos are here to add a little sparkle to your life.<p>The gorgeous coffee creations comes from the coffee chain Coffee By Di Bella, which is based in Mumbai, India. The drink, called the Gold and Diamond Cappuccino, retails for $3 a cup, but the Instagram …

11 Perfect Comics That Will Hit Home For Introverts

Way too real.<p>Introverts interact differently with the world. And their unique personality ― which can include a desire for solitude and a more quiet demeanor ― affects everything from dating to work life to socializing with friends.<p>Artist Debbie Tung captures an introvert’s way of life perfectly in …

Texas Shooting Once Again Proves Trump's Double Standard On Mass Shootings

Devin Patrick Kelley is already being treated as a "lone wolf."<p>The massacre that took place at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. The suspect, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, reportedly used a military-style assault rifle during …

Trump Says Deadly Texas Shooting Isn't A Guns Issue, It's A Mental Health Problem

"This is a mental health problem at the highest level."<p>President Donald Trump responded to the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history by saying the attack was a result of “a mental health problem” and not due to lax gun control laws.<p>During a news conference Monday in Tokyo, Trump said it was “a …

Woman Fired For Flipping Off Donald Trump's Motorcade

A photo of Juli Briskman giving the middle finger to the president went viral. Her employer was not pleased.<p>WASHINGTON ― You may have seen this photo of President Donald Trump’s motorcade winding down a wooded road last week as a woman on a bicycle pedaled by ― giving the middle finger to Trump.<p>The …

Julianna Margulies Says Steven Seagal And Harvey Weinstein Tried To Sexually Harass Her

"I don’t know how I got out of that hotel room," she said of a threatening encounter with Seagal.<p>Actress Julianna Margulies has added her own frightening experiences with Harvey Weinstein and Steven Seagal to the cascade of allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment world.<p>In …

Racist Flyer Paints Sikh Mayoral Candidate As A Terrorist

Sen. Cory Booker came to his defense, calling Ravi Bhalla a friend.<p>Racist flyers began to circulate on Friday night falsely linking a New Jersey mayoral candidate with terrorism.<p>Ravi Bhalla, who is running for mayor of Hoboken, posted a photo of the flyer on Facebook. It has a picture of Bhalla, a …

Devin Patrick Kelley's Former Classmates Say Texas Gunman Seemed 'Off' In Recent Years

Kelley had a troubled past, including a domestic violence conviction, before opening fire on a church in a rural Texas town.<p>Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, had been involved in a “domestic situation” with his in-laws, officials said. They worshipped at the targeted church, but were not there during the …

George H.W. Bush Called Trump A 'Blowhard' And Said, 'I Don't Like Him'

The author of a new book on the Bush presidents revealed some of their true thoughts on Trump.<p>An upcoming book shows that former President George H.W. Bush did not mince words when asked about President Donald Trump, back before Trump had won the election.<p>“I don’t like him,” Bush told historian …