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Louisiana school reverses policy of kicking out pregnant teens

A Louisiana charter school that came under fire for a policy of kicking out girls that are pregnant or suspected of being pregnant has reversed its policy. “Blaming the victim is never the appropriate response to misconduct,” said Marjorie Esman, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana said in a press release. “If…

Mom sues after breastfeeding video spliced into porn

A New Jersey mother has filed a lawsuit against a parenting website after an educational video of her breastfeeding ended being distributed on the Internet as pornography. MaryAnn Sahoury told WNBC that she agreed to be in the instructional video because she wanted to help new mothers who had concerns…

Man with Bible threatens to rape woman during ‘Gay Day’ in Michigan

Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan say that there was nothing they could do after Bible-preaching protesters threatened to rape and murder pro-LGBT activists at a “Gay Day” event over the weekend. In a video posted to YouTube, several protesters with Bibles can be seen shouting at a woman celebrating in…

911 call: Christian music star Randy Travis found naked in middle of rural highway

Audio of a 911 call to the Grayson County, Texas Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday night reveals that Christian music superstar Randy Travis was found by a passing motorist lying naked in the middle of a rural Texas highway after his vehicle struck a barrier and veered off the road. “Did…

Romney won’t release taxes because ‘I’m not a business’

Mitt Romney says corporations are people, but people are not corporations — at least when it comes to releasing his tax returns. In an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said he would not be releasing more than two years of tax returns because “I am not…

NYC Mayor shuts down ‘Pleasure Carts’ that distributed free vibrators

An unidentified New York City official shut down a condom and sex toy company’s giveaway on Wednesday that planned to distribute 10,000 free vibrators in Manhattan, according to the New York Post. Trojan distributed more than 400 vibrators in two hours from two “Pleasure carts” before a city official who…

Coulter: Obama’s base is ‘stupid single women’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama was campaigning with women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke because his base was “stupid single women.” At a campaign event in Denver with the former Georgetown University Law School student who Rush Limbaugh called a slut in March, Obama warned…

July hottest month on record in U.S.

July was the hottest month in the contiguous United States since record-keeping began in 1895, government scientists have said, a trend that meteorologists attribute to climate change. The searing July heat contributed to a widening of troubling drought conditions, now affecting 63 percent of the nation, the National Oceanic and…

Treasury Dept. confirms Standard Chartered Bank probe, defends Iran sanctions

The US Treasury on Wednesday confirmed a probe into Standard Chartered and defended its Iran sanctions regime following the New York regulator’s damaging accusations against the British bank. Adam Szubin, director of the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, told a British counterpart in a letter that his office…

Threatened shark species turning up in U.S. restaurants

WASHINGTON — Threatened shark species are being used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, in several US cities, according to an unprecedented study based on DNA testing. Thirty-three different species of sharks turned up in samples collected in 14 cities and analyzed at Stony Brook University’s…

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