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Google Chromecast: Apple TV competitor costs only $25.

The device is compatible with a number of devices, including iPhones.<p><i>NowThisNews is a</i> <b>Slate</b> <i>social video partner.</i> <i>Follow them on Twitter and like them</i> …

N.C. governor signs abortion bill

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law a measure directing state officials to regulate abortion clinics based on the same standards as those for outpatient surgical centers, a change that critics say will force most to close.<p>Critics say the move represents a shift by the …

McCaskill, Gillibrand Clash On How To Stop Rape In Military

The politically explosive issue of how to stem sexual assault in the military is dividing senators and reform advocates, creating strange bedfellows …

Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States

Regional disparities over the abortion issue have grown during the past two decades, leading to an ever widening gulf between the nation's most conservative and most liberal regions.<p>A new Pew Research Center survey reports that an eight-state region — Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, …

City council asked to pay mayor's bills

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A City Council that overwhelming wants Mayor Bob Filner to resign is being asked to pay the beleaguered leader's legal bills in a lawsuit filed by his former communications director that accuses him of asking her to work without panties, demanding kisses and telling her he wanted …

Tammy Baldwin Talks ENDA And Bipartisan Support For Legislation

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) said she was “pleasantly surprised” by the vote in a key committee recently on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and believes it’s an “encouraging sign of what’s to come” regarding …

Listening to Weiner: 7 Ways to Sound Pretty Much Exactly Like a Total Liar

A recent poll suggests that voters may have been willing to put Anthony Weiner's 2011 sexting scandal in the past. Then news broke that Weiner was at it again -- with the sexting, the barely-legal women and the threat that we would soon see more photos of his namesake body part circulating on the …

What Women Really Want: Rhett & Link Have It All Locked Down (VIDEO)

If you're having trouble with the ladies, here's a musical rendition of what women 'really' want. According to these guys, if you fake being in a band, have a car and wear stolen suits, you'll probably end up with a girlfriend. Plus, it's a catchy song, so you won't forget the rules this time.<p>Watch …

7 Home Lifehacks That Every Person Who Lives Alone Must Know (VIDEO)

Living alone can have its perks. You never have to worry about an annoying roommate, you're able to do practically anything you want and you'll always know how awesomely independent you are. Of course, there are times when you really wish there was someone around to help with oh, let's say, opening …

More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collecting a $60,000 public pension at the time, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. So no in addition to patronage, cronyism, influence-peddling and a $718,000, …

Paris Police Seize 60 Tons of Fake Stuff That's Not Legally Fake

PARIS -- As writers go, I'm a sloppy one. I frequently fail to save my work. I don't file. I organize priorities like a wildebeest crossing a river. All of that's to my occasional chagrin since things I write turn up with some regularity on sites I didn't write them for, some of which I've never …

Tar Sands Oil Has Been Leaking Into Alberta For 10 Weeks And No One Knows How To Stop It

A Canadian oil company still hasn’t been able to stop a series leaks from underground wells at a tar sands operation in Cold Lake, Alberta. The first …

After Mounting Pressure, Twitter Agrees To Make It Easier For Its Users To Report Rape Threats

Twitter’s general manager in the United Kingdom has announced that the social media giant will work to streamline the process for reporting abusive …

Iowa Still Denying Married Lesbian Couples Accurate Birth Certificates

Lindsey Clark, Joanne Abbas, and Thea.<p>CREDIT: KCRG News.<p>The Iowa Department of Public Health is continuing to deny accurate birth certificates for …

Woman Awarded $18.6 Million After Credit Reporting Agency Failed To Fix Mistakes

A federal court awarded a woman in Oregon $18.6 million after she spent two years trying to get a credit reporting company to fix major mistakes on …

Sex addiction study: UCLA researchers find that sex and porn might not actually be addictive.

Does sex addiction really exist? A new study published in last week’s journal of <i>Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology</i> suggests that maybe it …

Anthony Weiner “bend you over” fantasy: When did 'bending people over' become sexual?

Among the apparent turn-ons for former Congressman Anthony Weiner, revealed yesterday in his Formspring chats with a 22-year-old political blogger, …

Weiner sexting scandal: Huma Abedin is overrated.

<i>Mansplaining disclosure: The following item is written by a man, analyzing the political progress of a woman, and thus can be easily dismissed if</i> …

Anthony Weiner’s “amazing fuckme shoes”: Why men dig women in high heels.

When I was a kid I used to take my sightless Aunt Phyllis for a walk in the local park. On more than one occasion we encountered the neighborhood …

NeverWet review: The water-repelling spray is no miracle product.

In 2011, LancasterOnline, a news website covering Lancaster, Pa., published a story about a seemingly magical invention by a local company. The …

MOOCs could be disastrous for students and professors.

The word <i>mooc</i> sounds a bit like slang from <i>Goodfellas</i> or the affectionate shortening of the already-affectionate name of a former outfielder for the …

A hippie’s defense of GMOs: Why genetically modified food isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Let me get a few things out of the way.<p>I'm a crazy hippie. I go to Burning Man every year. I teach yoga. I live in a co-op. For the past two years, …

Nina Pillard’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: Republican senators try to smear Obama’s nominee as a radical feminist.

Cornelia “Nina” Pillard is President Obama’s pick for one of three vacant seats on the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia Circuit. …

Myth that rape rarely causes pregnancy based on a Nazi experiment that never happened.

I’ve written before about how the myth that rape rarely causes pregnancy, trotted out most famously by former Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, originates …

New Yorker Weiner cover: John Cuneo imagines a Anthony Weiner as a Sexting King Kong

The <i>New Yorker</i> continues to grab attention with its cover art, this time with one of the more original Weiners we've seen. (Um, maybe that wasn't the …

Whirlpool’s moldy washing machines: America’s most important class-action lawsuit.

Gina Glazer says that the smelly mold started growing in her Whirlpool front-loading washing machine about six months after she bought it. Glazer …

Fat-shaming leads to weight gain not loss, according to a new study.

Having been a reader of fat-acceptance writers like Kate Harding for a long time, I can safely say that there are many people/commenters who are</i> …

I was raped at 55. Here is how I responded.

Angie Epifano, the woman who was raped last fall in an Amherst dorm room, reported that she could hear her friends having fun in the next room as she …

Borgata babes lawsuit: New legal cases assess discrimination based on sex, weight, and attractiveness.

In at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, cocktail waitresses are not just drink servers. They are, in the opinion of New Jersey judge Nelson …