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Bloomberg Businessweek draws fire for publishing ‘racist’ cover

The magazine Bloomberg Businessweek has gone too far in publishing its latest cover, say some media watchers. The image was paired with a story about the risks of repeating the mistakes that led to the housing bubble and the collapse of world financial markets in 2008. The Feb. 21 Businessweek cover…

Parents of transgender first-grader sue after school blocked girls’ bathroom use

The family of a Colorado transgender girl has filed a discrimination suit after her school ordered her to stop using the girls’ bathroom. According to CNN, Jeremy and Kathryn Mathis, parents of first-grader Coy Mathis, have filed suit against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District under Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act. “In the end we just…

Colbert: Gitmo trials designed by Bush, implemented by Obama, inspired by Kafka

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert revealed that some external agency is controlling the media’s access to information at the military tribunal of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001. Colbert opened the segment on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s…

Stewart names Vatican sex scandal spy thriller: ‘Nopussy’

On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart, host of the “The Daily Show,” talked about difficulties currently facing the Italian peninsula, including the disruption of recent elections and the resignation of Pope Benedict under a cloud of scandal. Italy has had its fair share of national woes over the centuries, said Stewart,…

Guests file suit against corpse-water hotel

One week after the decomposing body of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, 21, was discovered in its rooftop cistern, the Hotel Cecil of Los Angeles has been sued by guests who spent days drinking and bathing in water from the tank. According to NBC News, two guests, Stephen and Gloria Cott…

Protests mark Supreme Court’s hearing of challenges to Voting Rights Act

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to mark the Court’s hearing of challenges to the Voting Rights Act. Raw Story spoke to Linda Sarsour, director of the Arab American Center of New York, who was on the scene Wednesday morning. “We’re standing in front…

Study finds increase in young women with advanced breast cancer

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found an increase in advanced breast cancer among women under 40. According to the Associated Press, the rise in cancer cases is small, but troubling. Tumors found in young women are often more aggressive and grow unchecked because…

Maddow: Republicans now so obstructionist they block their own nominees

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow informed viewers that Republicans in Congress are being so obstructionist that they are now blocking and filibustering the nominations of their own candidates for federal position as well as members of their own party. She began by discussing…

Florida welfare drug testing program struck down by federal appeals court

Republican-led efforts to drug test all recipients of public assistance were dealt a possible death blow Tuesday by a federal appeals court when the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Florida’s controversial 2011 law requiring all welfare recipients and applicants to undergo drug testing. According to the Colorlines blog,…

Comet could collide with Mars in 2014

Astronomers say that a comet will make an close flyby next year, not of Earth, but of our neighbor planet, Mars. According to a Monday report on Discovery.com, the recently discovered comet, named C/2013 A1 will fly close to Mars on Oct. 19 of 2014. Comets are balls of ice…

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