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LinkedIn pulls tech company ads over complaints women engineer was too attractive

A California tech company butted heads with jobs website LinkedIn after the company’s advertisements featuring women were pulled on account of what LinkedIn described as complaints over their “woman images,” the Daily Dot reported. The issue first came to light on Friday following an angry blog post by Toptal CEO…

Philly columnist denies ‘Ch*nk’ is a racist term

In supporting a local restaurant facing a drastic dip in business, a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist suggested the establishment’s original name, “Ch*nk’s,” was not racist in nature. “You can argue whether his friends meant it as an Asian slur or a sidewalk description,” Stu Bykofsky wrote on Monday. “America was, rightly…

Comedian Lee Camp: NASA climate change video shows ‘we’re f*cked by 2100′

Activist comedian Lee Camp used footage recently released by NASA on climate change as an opportunity for people to bring the issue further into public consciousness. The video simulation, which Camp called, “We’re f*cked by 2100,” demonstrates the devastating consequences of carbon dioxide emissions continuing at their current rate of…

Hackers now stashing child pornography on business websites

A new study from an online watchdog group shows a surge in complaints that hackers are manipulating both adult and regular business sites to spread viruses and images of children being sexually assaulted. According to the BBC, the group, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), has tracked 227 reports of use…

Thousands now using online gun sales to avoid background checks: report

Online gun sales have become a haven for buyers looking to avoid background checks, leading gun safety advocates concerned they are becoming more of a problem than sales at private gun shows, according to a new report by a progressive think tank, the Washington Post reported on Monday. “At this…

Election officials catch dead man donating $100,000 to Sen. Mitch McConnell

Officials with a Kentucky super PAC supporting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blame a computer error for a $100,000 contribution that appeared more than a month after the donor died. Meanwhile, the Libertarian Party filed a federal lawsuit to lift limits on posthumous donations. “This is pure free speech,”…

Miss Utah contestant charged with making and throwing homemade bombs

A contestant in the upcoming Miss Utah beauty pageant was arrested on Saturday after admitting to helping make explosive devices and throwing them at houses and residents of her Salt Lake City suburb. According to KUTV-TV, 18-year-old Kendra Gill and three friends, John Reagh, Shanna Smith and Bryce Stone, told…

Texas woman accused of killing 2-year-old foster daughter

A Texas woman was charged with homicide on Thursday in the death of her 2-year-old foster daughter less than four months before the girl was slated to go back into her parents’ custody, KVUE-TV reported. “We never hurt our daughter,” the victim’s father, Joshua Hill told KVUE on Thursday. “She…

‘This is really a cry for help’: Striking fast food worker describes his struggle to survive

A participant in a series of ongoing fast-food worker demonstrations told Democracy Now host Amy Goodman on Friday that, rather than looking to make an extra buck, he and the other workers on strike simply have nothing left to lose. “We’re already dying slowly in our day-to-day lives, so why…

Puking passengers taken off Australian flight on stretchers after mass stomach infection

An Australian tour group’s “World Youth Day” celebration ended with mass vomiting and diarrhea after catching a mass stomach infection while flying home from Chile, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. “It just gradually wore through them all as the flight wore on, and it was 13 hours so it was…

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