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Megan Sheehan suffered broken facial bones and teeth during arrest (KGO)

Watch: Cops break woman’s face because ‘she flunked the attitude test’ during drunken arrest

“I should have never gotten that drunk, but also there are ways to detain someone and not break their face,” Megan Sheehan said.
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, with Justices, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan listen as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on January 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Alex Wong)

Same-sex marriage: US Supreme Court has few choices but to ‘end the debate’

Historic arguments will force justices to signal support for nationwide constitutional right, legal experts say, as continuing support of marriage bans would be ‘reckless and irresponsible’
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The state still controls women’s bodies — especially brown and black ones

Minorities are more likely to be denied reproductive healthcare that white, middle-class women.
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Harry Reid's facial injuries

Punked: Limbaugh, Beck, and Breitbart swallow fake story about Harry Reid and his ‘drunk’ brother brawling

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Breitbart, and Laura Ingraham all reported this month on the rumor that Larry Reid got drunk on New Year’s Eve and beat up his senator brother Harry, then showed up intoxicated to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with an injured hand and relayed that he had just assaulted a family member.
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Vanilla Ice (TMZ)

Vanilla Ice says new Adam Sandler film not intended to be racist: ‘This movie isn’t Dances With Wolves’

Vanilla Ice defended an upcoming Adam Sandler western spoof after the film’s Native American actors walked off the set to protest disrespectful treatment of women and their culture.
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Here are 5 ways it’s become a crime to be poor in America — punishable by further impoverishment

A new report details perverse policies that are driving more people into hopeless, inescapable poverty.
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City Paper Photo Editor J.M. Giordano in green, covered by police - (Baltimore City Paper screencapture)

WATCH: Baltimore police pummel ‘City Paper’ photographer at Freddie Gray protest

Baltimore police in riot gear wrestled to the ground and beat a photographer for the City Paper at a Freddie Gray protest as bystanders screamed at the cops that he was with the press.
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The anti-surveillance state: Clothes and gadgets block face recognition technology and make you digitally invisible

An entire industry is dedicated to getting your privacy back.
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Robert Reich (The Nightly Show)

Robert Reich: The new flexible economy is making workers’ lives hell

These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then.
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