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Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle [Whistle Sports]

Oakland A’s pitcher and girlfriend make the save after backlash to team’s LGBT Pride event

Late last week, Eireann Dolan offered to buy tickets for the A’s June 17th game against San Diego, saying several season ticket holders were refusing to attend and trying to sell their tickets because they were uncomfortable.
Former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove [Orlando Sentinel]

SeaWorld tries to sink ex-trainer who ripped company in new book with footage of drunken racist rant

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a company spokesperson, Fred Jacobs, said that the footage of John Hargrove came from an “internal whistleblower.” The company reportedly sent the footage to multiple media outlets.
Angry man telling at computer (Shutterstock)

UPDATED: ‘Police lives matter’ pastor resigns after being accused of rape threats

“Or better yet, you’re pretty hot,” the letter continued. “So how about if I come over and rape you with a few of my friends."
Photos of Iowa burglary suspects (Iowa Gazette)

Charged with same crime, Iowa paper shows black suspects’ mug shots but whites get yearbook pics

An Iowa newspaper is accused of pro-white bias after it handled the same alleged crime between two different sets of suspects in radically different ways.
Leah Remini arrives at the ABC TCA Party Summer 2012 (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini thanks ‘Going Clear’ filmmakers: I just want people to know the truth

Remini left the Church of Scientology in 2013, later stating that she realized that "everything the church taught me was a lie" and that she didn't want her daughter to grow up as a Scientologist.
New 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah. [Agence France-Presse]

New ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah accused of sexism, anti-Semitism after old Twitter jokes surface

The 31-year-old South African comedian, largely unknown in the United States, was named by Comedy Central television on Monday as the successor to long-serving Daily Show star Jon Stewart.
Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (screen grab)

‘Fox & Friends’ hosts praise Pence for taking on ‘liberal bullies’ and abiding ‘by law of the Bible’

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday set up an interview with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) by noting that he was a follower of the “law of the Bible” and by claiming that “liberal bullies” had falsely accused him of signing a law that allowed discrimination against the LGBT community.
CNN's Chris Cuomo (screen grab)

‘Own what you are’: CNN host exposes Indiana law backer as gay conversion therapy promoter

"More often than not, what seems to be the momentum for this Indiana law are Christians who are a majority — certainly not a minority in this county — saying that doing business with certain types of people is offensive."
US workers change pipes at Consol Energy horizontal gas drilling rig fracking (AFP)

Fracking town’s desperate laid-off workers: ‘They don’t tell you it’s all a lie’

The boom and bust in North Dakota has trapped people there, with little hope of work or escape.