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It’s 2015, and we’re still dealing with Mad Men-style sexism

Watching people debate whether or not the sexual harassment of Joan on Mad Men is too over-the-top for 1970 is kind of surreal.
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Kansas waitress refuses tip from budget-slashing Gov. Sam Brownback: ‘Tip the schools’ instead

The conservative governor recently cut funding for schools in an effort to keep the state solvent, forcing many schools to close early due to a lack of money.
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Piss Christ, guns, and bigotry: Twitter reacts to the Garland art show shootings

The shooting that left two gunmen dead Sunday after opening fire at an anti-Islam art show has raised the profile of the event organizer and confirmed the pre-existing biases of Twitter users.
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Texas reserve deputy opens fire on truck driver during road rage incident

Daniel Zurita Jr. was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after firing several rounds at the driver of a truck that he believed had cut him off.
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Woman who destroyed Satanic holiday display seeks online funds to continue war against Lucifer

"Not only is it wrong for an atheistic and/or satanic minority to attempt to impose its values upon the faithful majority, it is deadly dangerous for us to allow Satan a place in our public square."
Ben Carson speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Ben Carson’s patients claim malpractice in star doctor’s path to politics

As former neurosurgeon launches campaign for president on public persona of caring for children, multiple cases reveal private anguish and secret settlements.
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The provocative anti-Islam activists behind the Mohammed cartoon event in Garland, Texas

Geller has at times described her goal as stopping “Islamization” of the US and ending “depredations of Islamic supremacism.”
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Two gunmen dead in Texas after opening fire at Mohammed art show organized by anti-Islam hate group

Police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized near Dallas by an anti-Islamic group and billed as a free-speech event.
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Fired Florida police officer with history of violence says calling black people ‘monkeys’ isn’t racist

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida fired a member of the force for posting overtly racist comments on his Facebook page, on which he listed the police department as his employer.