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Christian group attempts to link Robin Williams’ rehab efforts with ‘ex-gay’ therapy

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) invoked comedian Robin Williams’ past drug and alcohol addiction in a column defending so-called “ex-gay” therapy, Slate reported. “Whatever the motivation, there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help…

DC think tank tells Amnesty to ‘suck it’ in Twitter spat over Ferguson rights abuses

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank took umbrage at a message by human rights group Amnesty International that was posted on the social medium Twitter. According to Mashable, the person operating the Twitter account for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) told Amnesty to “suck it” over a suggestion…

Alabama sorority kicks out member who posted pic claiming ‘Chi O got NO n*ggas!’

A University of Alabama sorority has removed a member who inaccurately claimed on social media that the organization had no black members. The woman, whose name was not released, posted on Snapchat claiming “Chi O got NO niggas!!!!!” The Chi Omega sorority, like other Greek organizations at the university, adopted…

New Doctor Who fights the deadliest foes of all – tight budgets and BBC politics

Peter Capaldi says playing the Time Lord is ‘very intense’ and hopes his portrayal brings back ‘mystery and strangeness’ The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord join forces with Robin Hood and be injected into a Dalek, but its star Peter Capaldi has revealed his deadliest foes –…

100,000 people sign-up to support NYT reporter James Risen, who is facing jail

Press freedom groups submit petition backing James Risen Press freedom organisations have submitted a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the US justice department supporting the right of New York Times reporter James Risen not to identify an anonymous source. Risen has defied demands from prosecutors for six years…

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera America for fraud over cable channel deal

Former US vice president Al Gore filed a lawsuit Friday claiming the owners of Al-Jazeera America improperly took back $65 million placed in escrow for the sale of his cable channel. The lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery Court says that Al-Jazeera, owned by Qatar’s royal family, failed to honor the…

Russell Brand: Ferguson riots make Bill O’Reilly’s racism come ‘bubbling out’

In the latest episode of Russell Brand’s The Trews, the British comedian slams Bill O’Reilly for pretending to sympathize with the non-white people he and Fox News usually demonize. As in a previous episode, Brand’s criticism took the form of a running commentary on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, who began…

Lewis Black blasts Limbaugh: ‘F*CK YOU’ for making light of Robin Williams’ death

Comedian Lewis Black condemned conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about the death of Robin Williams, Daily Kos reported. “F*CK YOU Rush Limbaugh,” Black wrote on his Facebook page. “Your statements were beyond cruel and stupid. They were intolerable. Enough is enough from you. You are an idiot. Don’t you…

Robin Williams was suffering from depression and early stages of Parkinson’s disease: wife

Hollywood actor Robin Williams, found dead this week after an apparent suicide, was suffering from depression and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, his wife said Thursday. The beloved comedian’s personal assistant found Williams hanging from his belt in a bedroom of his California home on Monday, sparking speculation about…

Reporters arrested in Ferguson freed after call by LA Times journalist to police chief

Journalists across the United States are up in arms about the arrest of two reporters who were covering a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri. And it appears that their release followed a call from a concerned Los Angeles Times journalist, Matt Pearce, to Ferguson’s police chief. Pearce said on Twitter that when…

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