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Tennessee lawmaker sponsors ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill in state House

A Tennessee lawmaker has sponsored the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill in the state House, according to the website The New Civil Rights Movement — the same bill that was introduced in the state Senate a few weeks ago. Rep. John Ragan (R) filed HB1332 on Thursday. A few weeks…

Boeing stands by lithium-ion batteries after incidents

US aerospace giant Boeing said Friday it will continue to use lithium-ion batteries, despite rival Airbus saying it would avoid them following two incidents on the Boeing 787. “Boeing is confident in the safety and reliability of lithium-ion batteries,” said Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel. “Our years of experience and deep…

Moyers guest: Public campaign financing pushes voters to ‘have a little skin in the game’

Bill Moyers had Dan Cantor, the executive director of the progressive Working Families Party and Jonathan Soros, a lawyer and senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, on his show to discuss how to stop money from heavily influencing politics — specifically, public campaign financing. Soros said that reforms regarding money…

Facebook network hit by ‘sophisticated’ attack

Facebook said Friday its computer system was “targeted in a sophisticated attack” last month, but that it found no evidence any user data was compromised. The company said in a blog post that malware came from an infected website from a mobile developer and that “we remediated all infected machines,…

Anti-gay preacher Bradlee Dean stopped from speaking at Florida high school

A Florida high school barred controversial preacher Bradlee Dean from speaking on campus, reported Talking Points Memo. He was invited by a student school group. According to an attorney for Dean and his organization, the principal of the school in Boca Raton, Fla., held concerns over dean’s anti-gay stance and…

Famous last tweets captured for posterity on new blog

Someone’s famous last words are now likely to be famous last tweets. A blog launched this week, thetweethereafter.com, captures some of those final 140-character comments as part of an unusual tribute to the newly departed. “What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay,” was the…

Alcohol consumption linked to 1 in 30 cancer deaths: study

A new study has found that alcohol is a culprit for 1 in 30 cancer deaths, reported HealthDay News — or roughly 20,000 deaths. In the case of breast cancer, 15 percent of deaths are linked to alcohol. “As expected, people who are higher alcohol users were at higher risk,…

Newspaper misprint leads people seeking subscriptions to phone sex hotline

The Sacramento Bee made a small but critical mistake when it printed the wrong phone number for people to call to order a newspaper subscription. The phone number — off by a single digit — instead led people to a phone sex hotline, reported FOX40. “Welcome to America’s hottest hotline,”…

NASA plans mission to Jupiter moon Europa to look for signs of life

$2bn project, yet to get funding approval, would look for life on Europa, which has vast ice-covered oceans of water Nasa scientists have drawn up plans for a mission that could look for life on Europa, a moon of Jupiter that is covered in vast oceans of water under a…

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