Briggitte Suastegui

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Dog Owners Say Their Canine Pals Make Them a Better Person

Between the early morning walks, the chewed-up furniture, and the trips to the vet, dog parenting is hard work. But at the end of the day, the payoff …

International law 'requires' marriage equality, human rights commissioner says

Edward Santow says ‘principles of non-discrimination and equality before the law demand that civil marriage be extended beyond heterosexual couples’<p>An international legal consensus is emerging that will demand marriage equality be extended beyond heterosexual couples, according to Australian human …

LAPD will not help deport immigrants under Trump, chief says

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he has no plans to change the LAPD's stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.<p>For decades, the LAPD has distanced …

Immigration

Irish Legalize Gay Marriage by Big Margin

<b>Dublin:</b> Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic …

Why Don’t We Build Statues for Our War Heroes Anymore?

Those Americans who fought in World War I were convinced that future generations would be certain to remember their sacrifices and that such epic …

Remembrance Day

How to convince anyone to change their mind on a divisive issue in just 22 minutes — with science*

<i>*Update 5/29: The study has been officially retracted from Science.</i><p>Sometimes it seems we live in a society that's so divided — on social issues especially — that we could never end up on the same page.<p>Take same-sex marriage. Proponents say that same-sex couples should have the same relationship …

LGBTQI

The funniest lines in President Obama’s White House correspondents’ dinner speech

By Emily Yahr<p>Emily Yahr<p>Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>President Obama took the stage for about 20 minutes on Saturday night for his annual roast — he zinged everything from Ted Cruz to CNN to Joe Biden’s massages. Here were some of the highlights:</i><p>— “Welcome to …

Ted Cruz

Cecily Strong’s harshest burns in her White House correspondents’ dinner speech

By Emily Yahr<p>Emily Yahr<p>Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>“Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong took the stage at the White House correspondents’ dinner, taking digs at the media; Aaron Schock; NBC; Fox News; the Secret Service; and of course, the</i> …

The White House

Black people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can’t grasp

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Condemning racism is easy. Being a true ally in the fight against white supremacy requires time and research<p>Kali Holloway<p>April 14, 2015 4:35pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>[People of color] are expected to educate white people as to our humanity.</i> …

Ferguson's ugly, racist emails released - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> The racist and offensive emails that resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees either resigning or being fired have been released.<p>The exchanges between the city's top court clerk and two police officers were discovered during a U.S. Justice Department investigation of racial …