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13-year-old called ‘whore’ after Connecticut football players charged with sexual assault

The 13-year-old victim of an alleged sexual assault has been called a “whore” and bullied by athletes and students after two Connecticut football players were charged for the crime. The Register Citizen on Wednesday reported that Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, both 18, had been arrested on charges of felony…

Ohio attorney general on charging Steubenville harassers: We’re sick of the victim being victimized

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) defended his decision to keep protecting the 16-year-old victim in the rape case that became an international flashpoint after she was assaulted in Steubenville, Ohio, in August 2012. “We’re sick and tired of the victim being victimized,” DeWine told Today Show host Savannah Guthrie.…

Arizona bill would jail transgender people for using the ‘wrong’ bathroom

Republican legislators in Arizona are attempting to pass legislation that forces transgender people to only use public restrooms, dressing rooms and showers associated with the gender listed on their birth certificate. According to the Associated Press, conservative lawmakers are proposing the legislation in response to a human rights bill passed…

Wisconsin curtails popular nude beach after years of sexual hijinks

Wisconsin officials drastically reduced the operating hours for a popular nude beach in an effort to stop years’ worth of reports of illicit sexual activity and drug use on the premises. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) ordered that Mazomanie Beach and…

Texas state climatologist: 2013 likely to be hottest year on record

The top climate researcher for the State of Texas predicted Tuesday that 2013 will go down as the hottest year on record, setting yet another milestone in a disturbing trend of rapidly increasing average global temperatures over the last two decades. In a post for Texas A&M’s AgriLife blog, Dr.…

Pope calls for ‘friendship and respect’ of all faiths

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for “friendship and respect” among all faiths at a meeting with representatives of major world religions in the Vatican. The Roman Catholic Church would “promote friendship and respect between men and women of different religions,” the pope said, a day after his formal inauguration in…

Watch live: Obama’s first meeting in Israel with president

Following the first meeting of his Mideast tour, President Obama delivers a statement with Israel’s President Shimon Peres. Watch live, broadcast on March 20. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

‘Morning Joe’ sorry for editing Pelosi to falsely claim she wanted Iraq invasion

The hosts MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday apologized after selectively editing a clip of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to suggest that she had wanted President George W. Bush to invade Iraq. To mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the MSNBC morning show had on…

Harvard study: 180,000 deaths a year linked to sugary drinks

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Universal Background Checks Threaten Gun Industry Profits, So They Have to Go

It looks like the gun legislation that Congress is considering is stalling out not just on the assault weapons ban, but on what’s probably an even more important part of the bill, universal background checks. Republicans just aren’t having it, and Harry Reid is considering taking it out of the…

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