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Parma Mayor Tyrus Byrd (right) - (KFVS screenshot)

80 percent of police force resigns after Missouri town elects first African-American mayor

“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance,” resident Martha Miller said.
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College students in ‘red face’ mock native elder, claim racist party is ceremony to ‘impregnate women’

A group of college students at Eastern Michigan University are under investigation after they allegedly held a “Red Face” party and shouted racial slurs at an elderly Native American man who complained to them that he was offended.
Arrest of Freddie Gray (Screen capture)

Black suspect dies after Baltimore cops break his spine in ‘brutal’ police beating

Freddie Gray had to undergo a double surgery on three broken vertebrae and an injured voice box after he was beaten by the police.
"John Harrison Uhrmacher" by Philippe Joseph Tassaert (1732-1803)After Thomas King († circa 1796) [1767 painting] - [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

The pendulum clock of Longitude hero John Harrison is tested and declared a masterpiece.
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It’s not just a white dude thing — and 9 other myths religious people have about atheists, debunked

Atheists are moral, loving and multicultural.
Gov. Scott Walker

Scott Walker’s new budget is so brutal even Republicans are afraid of it

The governor is proposing massive cuts to programs that are crucial for seniors and the disabled.
Actor and director Ben Affleck on 'Real Time with Bill Maher,' on Oct. 3, 2014. [YouTube]

Revealed: Ben Affleck asked for slave-owning ancestor story to be cut from PBS documentary

The message published by WikiLeaks last week is part of a trove of embarrassing emails, film scripts and other internal communications that were accessed during a massive hack of Sony in 2014.
Police standing over fallen man (Screencapture)

Los Angeles spends more money policing the homeless than helping them: report

A new report shows that more than half of the $100 million the city of Los Angeles spends on homelessness each year goes to the LAPD.
Author Stephen King [Facebook.com]

Stephen King on GOP 2016 candidates: ‘I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories’

Author Stephen King made it clear on Friday that he is not a big fan of the current crop of Republicans running for the 2016 presidential nomination.