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Fox News host Sean Hannity  (Screencap)

Dish Network dumps Fox News setting off social media war on Facebook

According to Fox Executive Vice President of Distribution Tim Carry, contract talks have broken off and nothing is happening, depriving Dish’s 14 million subscribers of Fox News’ “fair and balanced” approach to current event coverage.
Jaden Ramos, his mother, and late father Jorge Ramos (Facebook)

Son of slain NYC police officer writes Facebook tribute to his dad: ‘Today is the worst day of my life’

The son of a New York City police officer, killed in the line of duty in Brooklyn on Saturday, took to his Facebook to honor his dad, calling him “The best father I could ask for.”
Beavercreek Walmart protester (YouTube)

Ohio cops backs into, then arrest woman who was protesting killing of unarmed black man at Walmart

The protests began inside the store, but employees called for a store-wide evacuation shortly after the protesters staged a “die-in” in the very aisle where police shot and killed John Crawford III on August 5, 2014.
Former Officer Aaron McNamara (Fairview Park Police Department)

Pro-slavery Ohio officer quits when he’s caught wishing for all blacks to be ‘exterminated’

An auxiliary officer with the Fairview Park Police Department, who had written that black people should be “exterminated,” resigned from the force.
My Husband's Not Gay (YouTube)

TLC special ‘My Husband Is Not Gay’ to feature gay Mormon men who marry women

In January, TLC will air a special titled My Husband’s Not Gay featuring three married Mormon couples in which the husband is, in fact, gay — as well as one single man who identifies as homosexual, but is actively seeking a wife.
Uber Perth Launch (Facebook)

Why the sharing economy could the internet’s most divisive revolution yet

Concerns are growing that the supposedly benign philosophy behind the new wave of internet star names such as Airbnb and Uber simply disguises a rapacious business model.

10 best things about being an atheist on Christmas

When it comes to wrapping paper, travel and movies, the holidays can be a special time even for non-believers.
A protester stands with a sign as he joins a protest to demand justice for the death of Eric Garner, at Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Two NYPD cops get killed and ‘wartime’ police blame the protesters. Have we learned nothing?

We’re better than this.
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From sacred underwear to zombies — here are 20 of the most bizarre, modern-day religious beliefs

We find it easy to dismiss the fantastical beliefs of people in other times and places, but those that we’ve been exposed to since childhood seem not so far out.