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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US: Pro-Russian separatists likely responsible for downing plane; Russians probably helped them

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US intelligence increasingly believes that the missiles may have been provided to the rebels by Russia.
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Stephen Colbert on Rick Perry’s glamorous makeover (video)

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“‘Oops’ is also the rallying cry of anyone who gave money to the Perry campaign.”
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108 international AIDS conference participants were on plane shot down over Ukraine

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The passengers on the Malaysia Airlines jet were heading to the huge AIDS conference in Melbourne.
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Russian agent in Ukraine takes credit for shooting down Malaysian air flight, killing 295

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295 are dead. The US says the plane was in fact shot down.
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Tangled turtle freed by diver — then it comes back to thank him (video)

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This is awfully cool. Colin Sutton & Cameron Dietrich were diving off of Mexico when they found a sea turtle tangled in a rope. So one of them dove in and attempted to free the ...
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Southern Baptist GOP mom from Alabama speaks out for her 6 y.o. trans kid

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“My daughter is a girl in her heart. She knows it. God knows it. And that’s good enough for me.”
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About that new federal study saying gays are 3%

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3% of the population is not gay. Rather, 3% of the population is willing to tell a stranger that they’re gay.
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It’s been a travel day with the dog

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Yesterday was a travel day, as Sasha and I headed to Chicago to see my family for a week, then I’m off to France for my annual medical tourism / house-sitting for Chris and his ...
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Freak hailstorm hits Siberia (amazing video)

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I was caught in a (big) hailstorm once — I couldn’t believe how much it hurt.
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Archie to die thwarting assassination of gay comics character

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The gay in me says “yeah!” While the writer in me says “oy.” What do you think?
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