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Baltimore man on ground after being pepper sprayed - (AP video screencap)

WATCH: Unprovoked Baltimore cop pepper sprays passive protester wearing ‘F*ck the police’ t-shirt

In dramatic footage captured by the Associated Press, an unidentified Baltimore protester wearing a “F*ck the police” t-shirt is pepper sprayed before being dragged to the ground by his hair.
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Freddie Gray (Wikipedia Commons)

The slow poisoning of Freddie Gray — and the hidden violence against black communities

The life of Freddie Gray, and of so many others, was endangered many times over by numerous forms of systemic racism before it was finally taken in the custody of police.
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Science guy Bill Nye and Ken Ham creationist guy - (Screencaps)

CA. teacher banned from using Bill Nye/Ken Ham evolution debate to sneak creationism into classroom

Pettenger was instructed to, “immediately cease using [creationist materials] and not to instruct at all on the topics of creationism, intelligent design, or anything related,” and to stick to state-adopted science standards.
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Police at shooting scene (Zoran Karapancev / Shutterstock.com)

New York police officer critical after being shot in the head in Queens

An NYPD police officer was shot and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday afternoon, the New York Times reports. A manhunt was underway for the shooter.
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Jesus illustration gst / Shutterstock.com

‘I don’t believe this anymore': What it’s like to escape an abusive, right-wing religion

Sarah Morehead of the nonprofit group Recovering From Religion says leaving one's faith is like going on a "huge journey with no map."
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Handgun by laptop - (Shutterstock)

New York cop under investigation for racist Facebook post after fellow officers turn him in

The post contained side-by-side photos of African-Americans on a van during last year’s protests in Ferguson, Missouri, next to a picture of baboons swarming a car driven by a white woman. Beneath the photo a caption read: “What can I say?”
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NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the group's annual leadership forum on April 9, 2015. [YouTube]

Freddie Gray’s Second Amendment rights were violated — where is the NRA?

Freddie Gray, it turns out, was legally bearing arms, as the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees.
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Catholic Relief Service VP Rick Estridge

Christian hate group targets gay top executive at Catholic charity to raise money

On his own Facebook page, Hichborn has expressed his distaste for gay marriage, posting a picture of a plunger in a toilet and comparing it to same-sex marriage, writing, “A shaft in a sewer is a pretty apt analogy of sodomy.”
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Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice - (Baltimore Police mugshot)

Top cop in Freddie Gray case had guns confiscated, was hospitalized over mental health concerns 3 years ago

In 2013 Rice was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend’s husband after reportedly threatening him.
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