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School that sent home 7-year-old girl for ‘dreadlocks’ is reversing policy

The Tulsa, OK charter school that sent home 7-year-old Tiana Parker last week for having the wrong hairstyle has adopted a more inclusive dress code in the wake of the incident. According to Tulsa’s Channel 6 News, officials at the Deborah Brown Community School voted to change the code on…

Elizabeth Warren blasts Supreme Court as a ‘wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Business’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) warned over the weekend that the United States Supreme Court had moved too far to the right and was on its way of becoming a “wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Business.” Speaking to the AFL-CIO’s 2013 Convention in Los Angeles on Sunday, Warren said that unions faced…

Arizona Tea Party attendees jostle videographer at rally on capitol grounds

First, a hand goes up in front of the camera. Then two. Then a jacket is held up to screen the shot. A woman is heard saying “block him.” As Dennis Gilman, a Phoenix-area independent videographer continues to record, several people surround him at the We Are America Tour and…

Colorado lawmaker mocks poverty hearing with ‘silent protest’ by bringing fried chicken

Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine (R) reportedly brought fried chicken to a hearing on poverty as a protest after a fellow lawmaker was criticized last month for blaming the diet of African-Americans and Hispanics for racial disparities in the poverty rate. At the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force…

Protesters rally to publicly shame accused cat killer and torturer

A man who is believed to have abducted, tortured and killed “30 to 40″ cats is under house arrest in Mesa, Arizona. According to Mesa’s Channel 3 News, neighborhood residents and other townspeople assembled to protest outside the accused animal abuser’s home on Tuesday, angry that the city hasn’t done…

CODEPINK protester crashes Senate hearing on Syria: ‘The American people do not want this’

CODEPINK co-founder and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin interrupted a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possibility of a U.S. military strike in Syria on Tuesday, prompting a response from Secretary of State John Kerry after she was ejected from the proceedings. Video posted by Talking Points Memo shows Benjamin…

Tim Robbins uses acting classes to help prisoners ‘create new truths for themselves’

Actor Tim Robbins has been teaching acting classes to inmates in a Norco, California prison. According to CBS News, the “Shawshank Redemption” star said that the acting exercises provide an opportunity for prisoners to open their imagination and discover new ways of looking at their world. “It creates this place,…

Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly

Iraq war veteran Emily Yates was arrested on Friday after a dispute with police about where she could stand while playing her banjo during a protest against U.S. military action in Syria. Video uploaded to Live Leak shows Yates asking Federal Parks Police why she could not stand in a…

Watch: Wisconsin conservatives sing ‘God bless our governor’

Conservatives in Wisconsin showed support for Republican Governor Scott Walker by singing a revised version of Irving Berlin’s “God bless America” in the Capitol. The Jefferson County Republican Women gathered on the first floor of the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday to sing “God bless our governor” and other patriotic tunes.…

Soldier who publicly opposed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell killed in automobile accident

Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, an early public opponent of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy for U.S. troops, was killed Thursday night in an auto accient, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Manzella was killed after being pinned in between a sport-utility vehicle and his car following an accident on…

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