VIA: Littlethings: When you’re stuck in the day-to-day grind of work, commuting, kids, and bills, it can be tempting to imagine an escape from it all. For some people, that escape is a beautiful island in the Caribbean; for others it might be an ultra-glamorous camping experience in one of these spectacularly constructed tents. But for …

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VIA Distractify: In the wake of the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, a father selling CDs and DVDs outside a store in Baton Rouge, the Internet is ablaze with everyone’s opinions on police brutality, racism in America, and gun control. This discourse has become alarmingly routine in the United States, as people of color are …

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On Tuesday night, a video emerged online depicting the disturbing, fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, but there’s a new––even more disturbing––video that’s been released today that gives a clearer picture of what happened. The shooting took place outside a convenience store where Sterling sold CDs, and it was the owner of the store, …

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One of the areas of media commentary we’ve been featuring heavily as of late as the tabloids right here in New York City: the conservative New York Post, and the left-leaningNew York Daily News, each of whom use their 12″x10″ real estate to ridicule, mock, or slam the story of the day. Thursday morning’s edition …

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Moments after a St. Anthony cop abruptly shot her boyfriend to death in front of her 4-year-old daughter, Diamond Reynolds live-streamed a video on Facebook depicting her dying boyfriend drenched in blood and sitting beside her. According to recent reports, Reynolds’ daughter was inside the car when the cop opened fire. “Stay with me,” Reynolds …

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Judge Olivera, who once served in the Gulf War, now presides over the veteran’s treatment court program in North Carolina. As a veteran, he has a unique understanding of the detrimental effects that war can cause to the psyche. The veteran’s treatment court isn’t just a place for punishment, but rather an opportunity for recovery. …

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According to The New York Times this weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to keep Attorney General Loretta Lynch around in her administration if she wins in November. Per the Times, Clinton plans to build a cabinet that will be exactly half women. Accordingly, “Democrats close to Mrs. Clinton say she may decide to retain Ms. Lynch, the nation’s first black …

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Gun control remains an intensely-debated topic in the United States on the heels of several recent mass shootings and anytime the topic comes up, you can be sure there will be at least one Hollywood hypocrite running their mouth about that which they are so poorly educated on. Jason Bourne star Matt Damon, for example, …

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Live TV is hard. There are so many factors that go into a live broadcast that can create a nightmare scenario for even the most experienced television producers and staff. And when you’re trying to broadcast a live fireworks show in the middle of bad weather — like PBS set out to do Monday night …

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A Georgia mother was convicted after hosting a party for her 16-year-old daughter and her friends, where she reportedly joined the kids for a game of naked Twister, according to WJBF. Police reports indicate that Rachel Lehnardt, 36, also allowed the teens to smoke marijuana and drink alcohol in her home. The reports also say that …

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A judge who asked accusatory questions to a rape victim during a trial is now facing a disciplinary hearing, the Canadian Press reported. The Canadian Judicial Council will conduct an inquiry to determine whether or not Judge Robin Camp should remain on the bench after making comments that he has since acknowledged were insensitive. A complaint …

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When is a ‘hate crime’ not considered to actually be a hate crime? Apparently, when said crime is considered against someone of the white race. A Canadian judge ruled Tuesday that yelling that you hate white people while punching a white person is not necessarily a hate crime against white people. On November 1st, a woman …

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An Illinois man, Bryton Mellot, was arrested Monday morning for desecrating an American Flag and disorderly conduct.  Those charges were later dropped. Prior to his arrest, Mellot decided to put photos of himself burning the flag on his Facebook page. Mellot also wrote a caption to express his disapproval with the United States and the …

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Weighing in at some 350 pounds, an Iranian bodybuilder named Sajad Gharibi, also known as the “Persian Hercules” and the “Hulk of Iran,” has announced his desire to travel to Syria to beat up ISIS, the BBC reported Friday. Gharibi, a 24-year-old power lifter with a large social media following, said that he wanted to …

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Over the weekend GOP Massachusetts State Senate candidate Ted Busiek praised Donald Trump for his language and beliefs. Busiek also came under fire this weekend for comments he made on Twitter. All In with Chris Hayes tweeted out Donald Trump’s testimony from a 1993 meeting of a Native American Affairs Subcommittee.  He reportedly complained about people who …

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Former Fox host Gretchen Carlson filed suit in New Jersey Superior Court against Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes alleging a pattern of sexual harassment over the course of several years. Here are the 7 most shocking claims in her complaint: 1. Carlson alleges that Ailes told her she would have been more successful at Fox …

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Following a confrontation outside a Louisiana convenience store in the early morning hours Tuesday, a black man was shot and killed by police, sparking protests in the Baton Rouge community. 37-year-old Alton Sterling died from multiple gunshot wounds after an altercation with law enforcement, who received calls that, “a man selling selling music CDs and …

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  A new Tennessee law went into effect on July 1, aimed at protecting gun owners who leave their weapons behind to go to gun-free areas. Senate Bill 1736 added the statute, which deals with property where the land owner prohibits the possession of guns on the premises. Existing Tennessee law allows the owners of …

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MSNBC news anchor Brian Williams is having a weird couple of days. After tossing repeatedly to Hall & Oates and making a tin-eared reference to Richard Pryor on Tuesday, Williams concluded President Obama’s brief press remarks Wednesday by badly misidentifying him. Obama spoke from the White House to announce that he will maintain 8,400 troops in Afghanistan …

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Alton Sterling was shot in the early hours of Tuesday morning by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This video has been circulating since yesterday and purports to show the shooting. The convenience store seen in the background has been confirmed to be the one outside of which the shooting took place and the man in the …

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