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, .

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Live blog of French hostage / terror crisis

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Major developments in the nationwide manhunt in France for the terrorists who murdered 12 people at the headquarter of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The two Charlie Hebdo ...
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Why did gay activists never embrace violence?

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The recent terror attack in Paris got me wondering why other marginalized groups didn’t take up violence.
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Social media reacts to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris

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Twitter and Facebook have had a number of poignant images in response to the murder of 12 in Paris by terrorists.
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“They wanted to bring France to its knees — they brought it to its feet”

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A brutal terror attack against a French magazine, killing 12 in Paris, has galvanized the world.
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12 dead in Paris terror attack; magazine criticized Muhammad

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A satirical magazine that has mocked the Muslim prophet Muhammad was attacked by gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
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Anita cried

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Gay marriages begin in Florida. 14 states to go until all of the United States permits gays to marry.
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Consider firing your financial adviser in 2015

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My broker’s exorbitant fees were eating half of my annual IRA contribution, until I finally said “enough.”
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FDA: Protecting blood supply from AIDS might “offend” straight people

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The FDA says it would be “offensive” and “burdensome” to questions straight donors the way they questions gays.
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Trans teen’s suicide, and posthumous note, touches a chord online

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Leelah Alcorn, born Josh, a 17 y.o. trans teen from Kings Mills, Ohio, walked into traffic early Sunday morning.
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Is inclusiveness becoming the new closet?

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Considering how powerful coming out has been over the decades, I’m not sure “coming in” is the best the strategy.
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The continuing adventures of Congressman Codel, Aaron Schock

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She’s baaack! GOP perma-bachelor Aaron Schock is off galavanting shirtless around the world again.
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3 week old rhino is kinda adorable (video)

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A newborn rhino at the San Diego Zoo wasn’t gaining weight, so the zookeepers stepped in. Adorableness resulted.
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