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A mom weighs in on the future of gay rights in the new year

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“As the mother of a lesbian, living in a liberal community, sometimes I forget the struggle is far from over.”
Spectacular auroral display over the glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon in Iceland (via Shutterstock).

Iceland in shock as cops kills a man for 1st time in history

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“The nation was in shock, this does not happen in our country…. This is like an American film.”
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Snowden plans more leaks about US spying abroad, will let foreign press decide if leaks endanger Americans

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Letting foreign media decide whether printing classified US info endangers Americans is irresponsible.
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Putin just forced NATO into Syria’s civil war

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By announcing his intention to provide Syria with anti-aircraft missiles, Putin may have forced NATO’s hand.
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Lech Walesa: anti-gay homophobe

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Walesa suggested that gays shouldn’t be in Parliament, or at least should sit “behind a wall.”
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Video of customer service in Japan… wait for it…

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Amazing.
Nivea’s weird airport terrorist prank (video)

Nivea’s weird airport terrorist prank (video)

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I’d have sued them if Nivea had tried this on me.  It’s not funny at all.
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90-something Saudi reportedly marries terrified 15 year old girl

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Saudi girls as young as 8 are married off to old men, while religious leaders defend it & the govt does nothing.
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The balls to be a trans activist on national TV in Uganda (video)

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Ugandan trans activist Pepe Onziema takes on religious bigot Martin Ssempa on national television. That’s gutsy.
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French businesses outraged over plan to turn lights out 1am to 7am

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If nobody is walking the streets at these hours, who cares if the lights are on or off?
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