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NC Governor admits: ‘I don’t know enough’ about parts of new voting restriction law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) indicated on Friday he would sign a restrictive new law governing voting registrations in his state while admitting he was not familiar with one provision forbidding 17-year-olds from registering in advance of their 18th birthday. “I don’t know enough,” McCrory told an Associated Press…

Maher confronts liberal priest: ‘God in the Old Testament is a psychotic mass murderer’

Real Time host and aggressive non-theist Bill Maher grilled a progressive minister on Friday over the litany of contradictions he found between the written word of the Bible and how many people actually interpret its teachings. “It’s pro-slavery, pro-polygamy, it’s homophobic,” Maher told Rev. Jim Wallis. “God in the Old…

Highway Patrol officer accused of sexual battery against disabled man

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was arrested and charged with sexual battery and disorderly conduct on Friday for allegedly touching a 22-year-old disabled man inappropriately inside a shopping mall bathroom. The Sacramento Bee reported that 47-year-old Jeffery Closson, a 25-year veteran of the CHP, was booked into Sacramento County…

Zimmerman’s brother warns: Civil suit ‘might not be very flattering’ for Trayvon Martin’s family

Robert Zimmerman, whose younger brother George was acquitted for his role in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told The Huffington Post on Friday that a civil suit might lead to unpleasant facts coming to light about the Florida teenager’s family. “A myriad of things that were off-limits in a…

‘It was a sea of humanity’: Rep. John Lewis and Bill Moyers revisit the March on Washington

Nearly 50 years after speaking at the Lincoln Memorial during a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) went back to the scene alongside Bill Moyers to recount his memories of the “March on Washington.” “It was unreal, unbelievable,” Lewis told Moyers. “When I got up…

Atheist activist on Ohio Holocaust memorial: ‘It’s important that we not give the Holocaust to just the Jews’

The leader of an atheism activist group clashed with Fox News host Sydney Bream on Friday over a proposed Holocaust memorial for the Ohio Statehouse that would bear a Jewish Star of David, saying it would marginalize other groups affected by genocidal efforts by the Nazis during World War II.…

Virginia man admits to embezzling $400,000 from Dave Matthews Band violinist

A Virginia man pled guilty on Tuesday to federal wire fraud charges after admitting to embezzling $400,000 from Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley. The Associated Press reported that Getty Andrew Rothenberg confessed to stealing cash out of the musician’s bank accounts and using credit lines in Tinsley’s name while…

Salvation Army project raising funds for ‘undercover’ documentary on sex workers

A new documentary project raising funds online has drawn criticism from sex workers and sex work advocates for allegedly filming women employed in those trades without their consent. Freelance journalist Melissa Gira Grant reported Tuesday that the film, “Hard Corps,” is being produced by SAVN.tv, an online network funded by…

Federal appeals court overturns Texas ordinance blocking undocumented tenants from renting

A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that landlords in a Texas suburb may not vet incoming tenants according to their immigration status, the Los Angeles Times reported. “All of Texas benefits from the contributions of immigrants who live and work in our state,” ACLU of Texas legal and policy…

North Carolina poised to massively restrict voting access for poor and minority voters

North Carolina’s Republican-heavy General Assembly will consider a bill on Wednesday that would impose multiple restrictions on the voting process, including both state-mandated photo identifications and the curtailing of both early voting and same-day voter registration. WTVD-TV reported that the bill would also increase the maximum individual campaign contribution from…

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