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The Church of England Just Voted Yes For Women To Become Bishops

After 20 years of controversy, the Church of England has finally voted yes to allow women to become bishops. The synod was threatened with parliamentary action if the measure had failed and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, had prepared contingency plans to dissolve it and hold fresh elections if the […]

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Remote Controlled Contraceptive Implant Could Be Available In Just Four Years

Remote Controlled Contraceptive Implant Could Be Available In Just Four Years

A new exciting development in the world of contraceptives has just been announced – a remote-controlled contraceptive computer chip has been developed by Massachusetts startup MicroCHIPS. This chip, which can be implanted under a woman’s skin, will release small doses of the hormone levonorgestrel every day for 16 years. Sixteen years might […]

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4-Year-Old Kicked Out Of Restaurant For ‘Gentleman’s Dress Code’ Violation

4-Year-Old Kicked Out Of Restaurant For ‘Gentleman’s Dress Code’ Violation

When you’re a kid, wearing a t-shirt of your favorite tv heroes can make you feel invincible – especially if it’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But unfortunately for 4-year-old Lewis Roberts, not even turtle power could save him from being a victim of a restaurant’s strict dress code. Lewis […]

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Controversial Ad Of White Woman Feeding Black Child Like A Dog Pulled For Racism (VIDEO)

Controversial Ad Of White Woman Feeding Black Child Like A Dog Pulled For Racism (VIDEO)

South African charity Feed A Child has apologized for a controversial advertisement that portrayed a wealthy white woman feeding a black child like a dog. The one-minute video was produced for the charity by advertising giant Ogilvy and Mather, and the ad features the child sitting on the floor while the woman […]

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Italian Mayor Is Proposing To Ban Gay Couples From Kissing In Public

Italian Mayor Is Proposing To Ban Gay Couples From Kissing In Public

This week, the Italian mayor of Borgosesia, Gianluca Buonanno, made his feelings about public displays of affection between gay couples absolutely clear. Not only does he believe it is “morally harmful,” but he wants to ban it in his municipality. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Buonanno said: “Kissing in […]

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Tennessee Makes First Controversial Arrest Under New Pregnancy Criminalization Law

Tennessee Makes First Controversial Arrest Under New Pregnancy Criminalization Law

In early July, 26-year-old Mallory Loyola brought a baby girl into the world. However two days after giving birth, this joyous event was cut short when the state of Tennessee charged the new mother with assault. This makes Loyola the first women to be arrested under Tennessee’s new law to criminally charge […]

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Microscopic Bug Eats Woman’s Eye After She Leaves Contacts In For 6 Months

Microscopic Bug Eats Woman’s Eye After She Leaves Contacts In For 6 Months

You may think twice about not taking care of your contact lenses once you read this. For 23-year-old Taiwanese student Lian Kao, too many days with the same pair of lenses took her eyesight in a way that’s going to make you squirm. Kao wore the same pair of disposable contact lenses […]

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Indian Village Council Ordered Teen Girl To Be Raped As Punishment

Indian Village Council Ordered Teen Girl To Be Raped As Punishment

In remote eastern India, a 14-year-old girl was punished for a sexual assault claim involving her brother – by being dragged into a forest and raped. The worst part about this? This horrific punishment was ordered by the village council. Top local police official Jitendra Singh reported that two men have […]

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Fox News ‘Girls Gone Mild’ Segment Reminds Women “Not To Raise Their Voices” (VIDEO)

Fox News ‘Girls Gone Mild’ Segment Reminds Women “Not To Raise Their Voices” (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, a Fox & Friends segment called ‘Girls Gone Mild’ warned women who wanted to succeed in the workplace “not to raise their voices” or speak too much. Fox News host Steve Doocy introduced the book “Executive Presence” by Sylvia Ann Hewlett by mentioning that women should wear “well-cut jeans with […]

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Teacher and Doctor Husband Involved Elementary School In Prescription Drug Ring

Teacher and Doctor Husband Involved Elementary School In Prescription Drug Ring

Recently, a bizarre prescription pill ring involving a Rowan County, North Carolina elementary school has been busted. The scheme was orchestrated by one of the teachers at the school and her doctor husband. Five others school employees, as well as a sixth person, were also involved. The scheme worked like this: […]

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Hobby Lobby Needs Proof Of Genital Surgery To Let Trans Woman Use Ladies’ Restroom

Hobby Lobby Needs Proof Of Genital Surgery To Let Trans Woman Use Ladies’ Restroom

Hobby Lobby is a chain of craft stores running in accordance with Christian values. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled in the company’s favor to not provide employee health insurance that covers certain types of birth control. After this victory, many supportive customers came into the Aurora, Illinois Hobby Lobby store, where […]

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Jobless Workers Post Heartbreaking Confessions About Unemployment (IMAGES)

Jobless Workers Post Heartbreaking Confessions About Unemployment (IMAGES)

In the Unites States, 6.1% of the population is unemployed. While the unemployment rate has recently declined and new jobs are being created, far too many people will still be challenged to find work. Even those who are lucky enough to become employed again never quite forget the feeling of being […]

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Clothing Store Pairs Monkey T-shirt With African American Boy’s Face

Clothing Store Pairs Monkey T-shirt With African American Boy’s Face

Recently, children’s clothing company Just Add A Kid has come under fire after a T-shirt with a monkey’s body was paired with a cardboard cutout featuring an African-American boy’s face. This controversial combination, which was brought to everyone’s attention with a photo uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday, has now created a […]

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100 Faith Leaders Urge Obama Not To Allow Exemption From LGBT Bias Rule

100 Faith Leaders Urge Obama Not To Allow Exemption From LGBT Bias Rule

On Tuesday, President Obama received a letter from 100 religious clergy, theologians and faith leaders urging him not to allow religious exemptions in a forthcoming executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from using hiring policies that discriminate against those in the LGBT community. In June, Obama had announced his intention to protect LGBT Americans who […]

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Marine Who Smiled After His Limbs Were Blown Off Pushes Medical Science

Marine Who Smiled After His Limbs Were Blown Off Pushes Medical Science

You don’t have to look far to find heroes among us – many already know someone who is fighting for our lives. Heroes are real – they’re soldiers. US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer was a bomb technician in Afghanistan. In 2001, his life changed forever when an explosive device Meyer […]

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Woman Drives Mercedes To Pick Up Food Stamps

Woman Drives Mercedes To Pick Up Food Stamps

Darlena Cunha is a stay-at-home mother to twin girls who has seen firsthand how one’s comfortable lifestyle can quickly vanish. Just a few years ago, Cunha was making a decent living as a television producer with her boyfriend, who had a stable job as a copy editor for the Hartford Courant. When […]

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Guantanamo Bay Photos Reveal Inner Workings Of The World’s Most Notorious Prison

Guantanamo Bay Photos Reveal Inner Workings Of The World’s Most Notorious Prison

Over six years ago, President Obama vowed to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center – the world’s most controversial prison. To this day, the prison is still open, where prisoners are being held without charge or trial. Following the controversial trade of American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners at the […]

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Sarah Palin Wants To ‘Impeach’ Obama For Treating America Like A Battered Wife

Sarah Palin Wants To ‘Impeach’ Obama For Treating America Like A Battered Wife

On Tuesday, onetime Republican vice presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin took a stab at President Barack Obama, declaring that he should be forced out of the White House. Palin said: ‘Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the […]

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Female CEOs Have More Financially Successful Companies

Female CEOs Have More Financially Successful Companies

According to Fortune Magazine’s analysis of data from Factset Research Systems, it’s companies that have female CEOs that are beating the stock market. At Fortune 1000 companies with women in the top role, there was an average return of 103.4% over the women’s tenures. Over the same periods, there was an […]

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$259.8 Million Powerball Jackpot Won By Man Under Religious Vow Of Poverty

$259.8 Million Powerball Jackpot Won By Man Under Religious Vow Of Poverty

The man with the winning $259 million Powerball ticket –  the largest jackpot in Tennessee lottery history – knows exactly what he’s going to do with his winnings:  support the performing arts. On Thursday, Knoxville-based Rock Cockrum went to the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville to claim his prize, accepting a […]

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