Kelley M Johnson

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Here's What It's Like For Women And Children Refugees Fleeing War

BuzzFeed News spoke to families that arrived at Tabanovce train station in northern Macedonia, near the Serbian border. "I miss my old life," one mother said. "That life is over."<p>TABANOVCE, Macedonia — In her small home city in Iraq, Safa was a pediatric doctor. She practiced medicine for seven …

Woman buys out toy shop to provide homeless children with a happy Christmas

Carol Suchman, from New York, bought the entire stock of a toy shop and donated every item to the New York City Department of Homeless Services.<p>After learning that a toy shop in New York was going out of business, Carol Suchman decided to buy all of the stock.<p>She decided to donate all of it to the …

Trump won't rule out special ID for Muslim Americans noting their religion

‘Some people are going to be upset’ Republican frontrunner says, adding he would consider warrantless searches of Muslims and surveillance on mosques<p>Donald Trump would not rule out tracking Muslim Americans in a database or giving them “a special form of identification that noted their religion”, …

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A Gay Atheist's Response to Islamophobia

Here's why this gay atheist is so adamant in his refusal to marginalize those, who by dint of their religion, would marginalize me.<p>It's because I don't think inside their religion is where most people live.<p>What I mean is that almost everybody on the planet spends the vast majority of each day …

Why Do So Few Lesbians Use Dating Apps?

Straight men online date. Gay men online date. Straight women online date. So why aren't gay women finding love online?<p>Matchmaker Emma Tessler has a problem. She can't find lesbians. When Tessler decided to start online matchmaking service The Dating Ring two years ago, she couldn't get nearly …

CNN reporter grills Ted Cruz over his anti-refugee stance: What would have happened to your father?

Cruz’s father, Rafael, fled from Castro’s Cuba but now the son of an immigrant wants to close the door behind him<p>On Monday, President Obama rebuked GOP presidential candidates who've clamored to close the doors on Syrian refugees in light of last week's terror attack in Paris.<p>"When I hear political …

Hundreds of thousands of Texas women attempted self-induced abortion – study

Findings show that 100,000 to 240,000 women aged 18-49 attempted at-home procedures in wake of legislative attempts to curtail abortion access in state<p>Between 100,000 and 240,000 women in Texas aged 18 to 49 have tried to induce an abortion at home, according to a new study released on Tuesday.<p>In …

Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the …

Quantum computers a step closer to reality after silicon coding breakthrough

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

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Transgender Man Shocked to Find Out He's Pregnant

"The results were conclusive but I still didn't believe it."<p>Transgender man Kayden Coleman, 29, was shocked to find out he was pregnant two years ago, despite having been in gender reassignment therapy for a decade and thinking that made pregnancy impossible, the <i>Daily Mirror</i> reports.<p>Kayden says he …

Christian groups break with GOP over Syrian refugees

Evangelical Christians, as well as Christians more broadly, are a core group in the Republican electoral base and are among the most passionate advocates for aiding refugees.<p>Faith-based groups, who play a key role in resettling refugees to the United States, say they are dismayed by the wave of …

The Bizarre, Violent Story of Nova Scotia's Real-Life Trailer Park Boys

After decades of feuding, are Nova Scotia's two most infamous crime families finally finished killing?<p>When the police finally got Jimmy Melvin Jr. out of a seedy motel room in Bedford, Nova Scotia following a tense six-hour standoff in July 2006, it was too late to save face.<p>Melvin Jr. had been a …

Doctors Want To Pull Drug Ads From TV And Magazines

The largest doctor group in the U.S. is calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer marketing for prescription drugs and medical devices.<p>You can't watch TV for long before seeing a commercial for a big pharma drug (with its comically long list of side effects). But the biggest medical organization in …

America’s latest round of anti-immigrant racism has some disturbing historical parallels

After the Paris attack, calls to bar immigrants and refugees from the U.S. have reached a disturbing fever pitch<p>On Tuesday, the Daily Mail—always one of Britain's more caustically jingoistic newspapers—was raked over the coals for running a political cartoon depicting Middle Eastern refugees as a …

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

We all desire to have a relationship that is filled with happiness, joy, and -- most importantly -- love.<p>Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 …

A plea to my fellow Bernie comrades: It’s time to start taking left-wing sexism seriously

I’m a pro-Sanders feminist, but I’m dismayed at the sneering condescension shown toward Clinton supporters<p>I don’t know about you, but for me, the raging war between Bernie Bros and the Hillarybots has reached peak absurd. Last week, when I complained on Facebook about anti-Hillary sexism, a …

Iron & Wine Covers GWAR's "Sick of You"

Iron & Wine is the latest artist to stop by The A.V. Club's offices for their "Undercover" series, which features artists selecting songs to cover from a list. Below, you can watch Sam Beam reinterpret GWAR's "Sick of You" as a folk song. (Make sure you stick around until the end, when he gets a …

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U.S. firefighter gets world's most extensive face transplant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world's most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday.<p>After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital in August, …

10 Outrageously Cute Pit Bull Calendars That Also Help Shelter Dogs

Each one celebrates and supports pits. We're having a hard time choosing just one!<p>It's time to order your 2016 calendar. And pit bull lovers, you are positively <i>rich</i> with options this time around.<p>Each of these calendars features wonderful pictures of the goofy, smiley, photogenic dogs that we know …

Pray for humanity: Poem in response to Paris attacks highlights other atrocities

Blogger Karuna Ezara Parikh wrote the poem after the attacks in France, Beirut and Baghdad<p>A poem written in response to the bombings in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad has struck a chord with thousands of Facebook users.<p>Delhi-based blogger Karuna Ezara Parikh shared the heartfelt poem on Instagram, …

Poet Danez Smith issues a wake-up call to white America

<i>Video by Button Poetry.</i><p>Poet Danez Smith has left the Earth.<p>That’s how “Dear White America,” a sprawling testimony to the effects of racial violence …

Super-cool Star Wars art to awaken your senses (pictures)

This is what would happen if we still had dinosaurs

Even KO’d, Ronda Rousey Is the Winner

Holly Holm may have brutally beaten her on Sunday night, but Rousey’s charisma means she’ll remain the big draw for crowds.<p>On Sunday night, former …

“My infant died. He should have been with me”: The horror too nightmarish to comprehend

We tell mothers to do what’s best for their babies, but only for the first 12 weeks. Then the unimaginable happened<p>Yesterday, Amber Scorah published an essay about the death of her infant son under circumstances that are almost too nightmarish to bear: On the day she returned to work after three …

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The West vs. the world: Facebook, the media, and the ignorance which guarantees more attacks

We ignore terror in Kenya, Beirut and when our bombs destroy a Doctors Without Borders hospital. It’s at our peril<p>The terrorist massacre in Paris was a gruesome illustration of an ideology opposed to modernity, frightened of freedom, and hostile to life. The live music fans, restaurant patrons, and …

US heroin coming from Mexican cartels

Spencer Platt/Getty Images<p>Heroin use in the US has grown by a staggering amount in recent years.<p>A report issued this summer by the Centers for Disease Control found the number of heroin users in the US had grown by almost 300,000 over the last decade, and the increase has occurred among men and …

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I heard the shot that killed my neighbor, but I refuse to be afraid.

After a tragic shooting and a Fox News interview gone wrong, I had to grapple with what it means to feel safe.<p>We heard the first shot shortly after 9 that night. My girlfriend and I had just finished watching TV when a quiet though resounding boom halted our conversation. As I often do when I hear …

Presidential Candidates: Alter-Egos as Comic Characters

At the Republican CNBC presidential debates last month, the following exchange took place between moderator John Harwood and candidate Donald Trump:<p>HARWOOD: Mr. Trump, you've done very well in this campaign so far by promising to build a wall and make another country pay for it.TRUMP: …