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'Benjamin Franklin as seen on 100 bill' [Shutterstock]

New advanced US History textbooks will promote ‘American exceptionalism’ after conservative complaints

Some names that were omitted from last year’s framework, such as Benjamin Franklin (pictured above), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, have been added—a key sticking point for critics of the prior document, who objected to Founding Fathers being omitted and negative aspects in American history being more emphasized, they claimed, than positive periods.
Okaloosa County, Florida commissioner Trey Goodwin appears on 'Okaloosa Today' in December 2014. [YouTube]

Florida official mocked online after misrepresenting ‘third world’ sewage issue with Haiti picture

A Florida county commissioner was rebuked by constitents online on Tuesday after using a picture of sewage dumping in Haiti to represent something allegedly going on in their area.
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Six reasons why white male conservatives want to control the reproductive lives of poor brown women

What do conservative politicians want even more than balanced budgets or an end to abortion?
Pope Francis delivers a speech during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on March 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Gabriel Bouys)

Drudge Report asks: Is Pope Francis the Antichrist?

The Drudge Report posed the question on Wednesday whether or not Pope Francis is the Antichrist, the shadowy “end times” figure foretold in the Christian Bible’s Book of Revelations.
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University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing indicted for shooting Sam Dubose to death

A campus police officer has been indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone (screen grab)

‘I can’t sit here and listen to this': Anchor loses it after Fox host says abortion worse than lion killing

Fox News radio host Todd Starnes got an earful on Wednesday from Cheryl Casone after he argued that the country had lost its “moral compass.”
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Why aren’t we as universally outraged over Sandra Bland’s death as we are over Cecil the lion?

It is a credit to humanity that we can be unified in outrage at the death of an innocent creature like Cecil the lion, the 13-year-old protected Zimbabwean lion who was illegally poached by wealthy midwestern dentist Walter Palmer last week.
Cecil the lion (Screenshot/YouTube)

Lion-killing dentist Walter Palmer also preyed on women, sexual harassment claim reveals

Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist who sparked an angry firestorm by killing Cecil, a famous and protected lion on a big game hunt in Zimbabwe, settled a sexual harassment claim against him in 2009 for $127,500.
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Walter Palmer — the dentist who killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion — faces calls for prosecution

There are mounting calls for the prosecution of an American dentist who shot dead one of Africa’s most famous lions, as two other men involved in the hunt prepare to appear in court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday.