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Man Murders Sister, Her Husband To Cover Up Incestuous Relationship

The case went unsolved for more than 20 years.<p>Families are full of secrets. Some are innocuous and innocent while others are dark, even criminal. …

Crime

WATCH: Two Transgenders Blow Out Girls In State Meet

You wonder how the other runners may have felt. On Monday, when Connecticut had its State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park, …

Transgender

Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

The proverb is simple: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But a teenage girl and her mom in New Jersey figured out how to circumvent …

New Jersey

NFL National Anthem Decree Reverberates A 400-Year-Old Message to African-Americans.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) <i>“Men do not love those who reminds them of their sins.” ~Frederick Douglass</i>To mute the oppressed has always been in the best …

Black History

These Women In China Were Beaten By Security Guards After Handing Out Rainbow Badges

Videos and images of the LGBT activists being assaulted were temporarily censored on China's Twitter-like Weibo.<p>Chinese security guards assaulted two women Sunday afternoon as they handed rainbow badges to passers-by, according to images posted on social media and other LGBT activists.<p>The incident …

Social Media

What It's Like To Be A Legal Sex Worker In The U.S.

When Alice Little, a legal sex worker, gave Refinery29 a peek at her life in the form of a Money Diary last year, the post received more than 300 …

What I wish I'd known before I got married again - TODAY.com

I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been married twice. My first husband, Aaron, died from brain cancer in 2014 after three years of marriage. My current husband Matthew (who does not love being called my “current husband”) and I met after he went through a pretty brutal divorce.<p>Matthew and I were both the …

Twin sisters known for battle with debilitating OCD die in possible ‘suicide pact’

Sara and Amanda Eldritch sometimes took showers that lasted upward of 10 hours. The inseparable identical twin sisters from Broomfield, Colo., would go through five bottles of rubbing alcohol every day, disinfecting their skin until it burned. They hardly ever left the house. When they did, they …

Mental Health

NRA board member Ted Nugent calls Parkland students poor, pathetic liars with no soul

TED NUGENT: The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity. Again, the National Rifle Association are a bunch of American families who have a voice to …

Nine songs that just aren’t OK anymore

<i>Yeesh!</i><p>The times they have a-changed. In an age of increasing cultural and social awareness, we all look back agog at some of the problematic songs of …

These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century

‘Specimens’ were acquired from Africa, Asia, and the Americas by deceptive human traffickers<p>More than 20 million people attended the 1904 World’s …

Middle School

Are some states headed for Splitsville? Movement grows to allow sections of states to break away

When Donald Trump was elected, a lot of people in California signed a petition supporting the state’s secession from the U.S. It was hard to take the movement seriously—didn’t we fight a war over this?<p>But there is another secession movement in California, and elsewhere in America, that is getting …

Parkland: If ‘Don’t-mention-his-name’ were Black

<b>by Everett D. Allen M.D.</b>Feb. 14, 2018, was not a happy Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida, where a young mass murderer, identified as white, …

This is the terrifying truth about what happens when abortion is illegal

In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade guaranteed women’s constitutional access to abortions in the United States, few issues have divided Americans …

Feminism

Flashback: Nirvana Hit Chicago On The 'Bleach' Tour In 1989

When Nirvana's <i>Bleach</i> hit record stores 28 years ago today, not a single person in the industry saw it as the debut effort by a band that would change …

Music

Guy Wears Colander In Driver's License Photo To Spread Religious Freedom

He's a Pastafarian in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.<p>It looks better draining pasta.<p>A Chandler, Arizona, man now has an official driver’s license featuring a photo of him wearing a colander, the Arizona Republic reported Thursday.<p>Sean Corbett actually succeeded after years of trying to …

Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …

LGBTQI

No. 9 Washington dominates No. 6 Stanford in Pac-12 showdown

SEATTLE — Breaking down No. 9 Washington’s 44-6 win against No. 6 Stanford on Friday, the fourth matchup of top-10 teams in Husky Stadium history:<p><b>THE BIG PICTURE</b>: In the offseason, no team in the FBS was a trendier breakout pick than Washington, and Huskies coach Chris Petersen knew it.<p>“It …

Washington leaves no doubt: The Huskies are national title contenders

How’s that for a breakthrough?<p>We knew the Washington Huskies were going to be good this year, but we didn’t know how good until Friday night. The …

Washington Looks to Upset FBS Establishment with Statement Rout of Stanford

There is nothing like the feel of the kind of statement game Washington had against Stanford, winning 44-6 Friday night and into Saturday morning. You crush your conference's traditional powerhouse, and the statement is this:<p>Hello! Washington is here again!<p>But there was a missing element to that …

College Football

Long-dormant Washington throttled Stanford and put college football on notice

SEATTLE — The truth is, we forgot. The rest of the country forgot that way up here in the corner, college football could make a din so loud and so protracted it could ring in your ears halfway through the rest of the night. We forgot about the Washington Huskies as something relevant, something …

College Football

CDC Horrified After Discovering Existence Of Thousands Of Public Pools

WASHINGTON—Calling the finding an imminent threat to public health nationwide, horrified officials from the Centers for Disease Control and …

An Open Letter To The President; We Had ANOTHER Mass Shooting

Dear Mr. President and the Legislative Body of the United States,<p>And so it goes. On Saturday, June 12th, 2016, we had another mass shooting. The fact that we have to continue to say, "we had ANOTHER mass shooting" is disgusting. As an American I am saddened and exacerbated by the fact that my …

6 Ways You Didn't Realize Ronald Reagan Ruined The Country

Given the nature of this article, it would border on bad taste for me to mention that this past Sunday marked the 12th anniversary of the death of …

Ronald Reagan

Why are cats frightened of cucumbers?

People have been sharing videos of their cats' extreme reactions to cucumbers.<p>Placing a cucumber behind a cat when it's eating appears to startle …

Pets

21 Weird Things Almost All Guys Do But Don't Realize. As Told By Women.

<b>21 women recently answered the question, "What are some weird things that almost every guy does but doesn't realize." The results are hilarious.</b><p>1. …

Five Strange Things People Have Put Up Their Butts

<b>These five things have actually gotten lost in people’s rectums. Because anal objects = a total thing.</b><p><i>A Buzz Lightyear action figure. What was wrong</i> …