John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .

Ferguson, Missouri, by Wikipedia user Loavesofbread.

Ferguson grand jury has reportedly reached a decision

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But there’s still no news on whether Darren Wilson will be indited for the death of Michael Brown.
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Terry Bean’s creepy (ex) boyfriend Kiah Loy Lawson

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Gay rights hero Bean stands accused of having sex with a teen. Lawson, his main accuser, has zero credibility.
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Stephen Colbert on Obama’s immigration plan

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“Folks, my great grandfather did not come here from Ireland to see this country overrun by immigrants.”
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The Bill Cosby story, and the time I got sexually harassed in the Senate

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Before you criticize women who don’t speak up earlier about “alleged” sexual harassment, I had a hard time too.
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Gay Santa: Saint Nick has a special elf, and some parents are not pleased

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A new documentary about the men who play Santa at the mall has caused a stir because it includes a gay man.
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Hawaii hospital charges Canadian family $1m for baby’s birth

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The baby was born premature, and Blue Cross is refusing to honor the family’s insurance.
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Graphic video, animal rights group says Chick-fil-A abuses chickens

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Video shows chickens violently thrown into storage areas, often by their wings and legs; others scalded alive.
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Poll: Americans hate Obamacare (until they use it)

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56% of Americans disapprove of Obamacare. But 70% of those who ACTUALLY USE Obamacare like it.
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Sasha learns to “roll over”…. ish

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My dog learned a new trick. It wasn’t quite the trick I was teaching her, but sometimes you take what you can get.
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“La Fiancée de Frankenstein”

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How France’s right learned the wrong lessons on anti-gay intolerance from America’s GOP.
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