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This video of Michael Sam finding out he was drafted will *actually* restore your faith in humanity

Sam became the first openly gay player ever drafted by an NFL team<p>Michael Sam made history on Saturday by become the first openly gay athlete ever to be drafted by an NFL team. There had been some doubt as to whether or not Sam would be drafted at all, but with the eighth-to-last pick in the 2014 …

Texas officer who fatally shot 93-year-old woman is fired

The police officer who fatally shot a 93-year-old woman at her home in Texas has been fired after a city council vote Saturday.<p>Officer Stephen Stem was dismissed from the Hearne Police Department on Saturday after the city council voted 6-0 to take disciplinary action against him, said Jessica …

Why Paris Is Importing Police Officers From China

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Picking Sam, Rams welcome 1st openly gay player

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.<p>For just a moment, it looked as if his chance of being picked by a pro team and becoming the league's first openly gay …

Austria's 'Bearded Lady' Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Contest

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, popularly known as "the bearded lady," won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with the James Bond-theme-like ballad "Rise Like a Phoenix," before a global TV audience of about 180 million people in 45 countries.<p>Wurst, sporting high heels, butterfly eyelashes …

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Russia's Putin Signs Bill Banning Swear Words At Cultural Events

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill on Monday that bans swear words in any art, cultural, or entertainment events. CNN reports that the regulations also apply to film, theater, music and books.<p>The ban won't apply to past works but it mandates that warning labels reading "contains obscene …