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Bill Paxton schools Ben Affleck on how to deal with slave-owning ancestors

Affleck's attempt to erase this uncomfortable part of his family tree echoes America's inability to deal with its racist history.
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Courtroom erupts after judge finds Chicago cop not guilty in Rekia Boyd fatal shooting trial

"They said a lot of charges didn't fit," said Boyd's brother, Martinez Sutton, outside the courthouse, in tears. "I was promised that they were going to take this officer down."
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Pittsburgh high schoolers under fire for ‘Anti-Gay Day’ with ‘lynch list’ targeting pro-LGBT students

Students at a Pittsburgh-area high school organized an “Anti-Gay Day” Thursday in response to their classmates observing an anti-bullying ‘Day of Silence” the day before, local TV station WPXI reports.
Buzz60 host Patrick Jones (left) interviews rapper Skam Dust during story on anti-catcalling signs [Buzz60]

Buzz60 host: Catcalling jerk ‘thought we were gonna pop a few beers’ after harassing women

Buzz60 host Patrick Jones’ story on an anti-catcalling campaign in New York City turned into a demonstration of why it was necessary, after an unsettling encounter Jones told The Raw Story is “100 percent real.”
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‘Despicable bigot': Louisiana Republicans clash over ‘religious freedom’ bill criticized by IBM

"Bigotry is bad for business, and it's only common sense that they would recognize that and call this bill what it is," city council member John Delgado (pictured above) said. "That Governor [Bobby] Jindal thinks we're too stupid to recognize it is also not surprising."
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Flag-saving Air Force vet apparently violated Flag Code during nude photo shoots

A Georgia woman who stopped protesters from “desecrating” the American flag last week apparently doesn’t mind mistreating the flag herself on a photographer’s orders.
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Christian group ‘investigating’ family and staff of 2016 candidates to expose gay sympathizers

He suggested that George W. Bush would have been disqualified if Christian voters had known that his wife, Laura Bush, would hint at support for same-sex marriage and abortion rights after the president left office.
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Detroit ‘RoboCop’ officer charged after videos show brutal beating of drug suspect

“To many people in this region and across this country … police brutality seems to be out of control,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.
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‘Screw ‘em': Michigan man taunts neighbors with Confederate flag and nooses outside home

A Michigan tree trimmer and one of his employees set up a display featuring a Confederate flag and a pair of nooses – and they don’t care about neighbor complaints.