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Vau de Vire Society girls at Burning Man 2010 (Flickr/Neil Girling)

Feds won’t permit Burning Man festival unless they get 24-hour ice cream service and clean toilets

Lavish requests by federal authorities for flush toilets and 24-hour access to soft-serve ice cream at Burning Man are putting Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Nevada Republicans on the same side as hippies.
Pastor Valarie Bartley speaks to WIS (screen grab)

Latest blow to black AME churches in SC: Letters threaten to kill women pastors and their children

In recent weeks, tragedy has struck a number of AME — or African Methodist Episcopal – churches in South Carolina. Nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston were killed by a white supremacist in June.
Josh Duggar (CNS News)

Sex abuse victim to file lawsuit against Josh Duggar: report

One of Josh Duggar’s molestation victims is planning to file a lawsuit against the reality show star and former anti-LGBT activist.
A law enforcement officer aims his gun (Shutterstock)

‘Completely justified': Illinois cops defend drawing weapons on black child during arrest over toy gun

Police accosted the 11-year-old boy, Chris Fulton, near a laundromat close to his home. At the time, he was playing outside with other children.
Win Johnson (screenshot/Facebook)

Kangaroos, Nazis, and more: Alabama court staffer begs governor to resist ‘homosexual sodomy’

A civil rights advocacy group is calling for the resignation of an Alabama lawyer, employed by the state’s Supreme Court, for pleading that state officials reject the legality of same-sex marriage.
Donald Trump speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

Donald Trump has some enthusiastic new admirers: White supremacists

“The Donald” may have lost millions in high profile contracts after major television networks cut ties with him over racist remarks about Mexicans. But he gained some new fans: the Nazis and other racists.
Jeff Amyx (WATE)

Baptist pastor bans gays from his Tennessee hardware store: ‘No, I’ll never regret this’

Jeff Amyx, a Baptist minister who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies, said he got to thinking Monday morning, after a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, that Christians were the victim of a double standard.
Homeless man attacked in Modesto, California (KOVR)

California vigilantes attack mentally ill homeless man targeted in phony Facebook panic

Officers issued their own cautionary post on social media, saying the Facebook warnings about the man were false and expressing concern the man might himself become a victim of violence. That’s what happened Friday afternoon.
Megyn Kelly and Ted Cruz (Fox News)

Megyn Kelly schools Ted Cruz on plan to rewrite the Constitution to punish Supreme Court

Megyn Kelly grilled Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his plan to rewrite the Constitution to remove U.S. Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of Obamacare and marriage equality.