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Unarmed white Fresno teen killed by cops, a far too familiar scenario for African Americans.

In the sweltering heat of the California summer, something strange and terrible happened in Fresno on Saturday. An unarmed teenager, beloved by family and friends, known to be warm and gregarious, was shot and killed by local police. He…
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Things That Have Happened at Chuck E. Cheese over the years.

Chuck E. Cheese's is supposed to be a family friendly place where you can take your kids and let them run around like maniacs while you eat pizza and sigh with the other parents who are too tired to speak. But for some reason, some of the most…
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Big Pharma Exposed for Knowingly Causing Opioid Epidemic, Ushering in a Heroin Nightmare

Big Pharma created the legal opiate addiction epidemic and its outgrowth, rampant heroin abuse, because pharmaceutical corporations’ own addiction to profit arguably trumps any concern it may have had for patients. Though the accusation…

In-N-Out Burger demands model take down provocative video featuring its food

https://youtu.be/3Vb5uWK8uQw   In-N-Out Burger wants this provocative model to put down its buns. Attorneys for the West Coast fast-food chain are reportedly demanding that Los Angeles-based model Abigail Ratchford take down a…
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North Carolina governor backs down -- a bit -- on state's controversial LGBT law

Conventions have been canceled, rock concerts scrubbed, and corporations have yanked their business from North Carolina to protest a state law that critics say discriminates against gay, lesbian and transgender people. Even the porn site…
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Man escapes death after crawling from car dangling on cliff edge, only to be hit by a passing bus

A driver who was hit by a tour bus in Los Angeles had just narrowly escaped almost driving his SUV off of a cliff. The man survived the incident but needed hospital treatment, police said. On Saturday afternoon, the motorist lost…
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Meet the Internet’s Most Famous Pimple-Popping Dermatologist

Two years ago, Dr. Sandra Lee, a dermatologist in Southern California, opened an Instagram account. She viewed it as an experiment; the surface of the internet was riddled with unseen pockets of desire, weird subterranean pressures, and she…
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See That Billboard? It May See You, Too

Pass a billboard while driving in the next few months, and there is a good chance the company that owns it will know you were there and what you did afterward. Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, which has tens of thousands of billboards across…

Kids ride services HopSkipDrive and Shuddle click with customers -- and investors

When Kelly Aluise first heard of HopSkipDrive, a transportation service that parents use to book rides for their kids, she had some concerns. Like most parents, she was nervous about putting her 12-year-old daughter, Emma, in a car with…

California methane leak impact zone doubles in size

PORTER RANCH, Calif. --County health officials said Wednesday they don't believe there will be any long-term effects from the methane gas leak in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. The gas has been spewing from a well since October. The…

Misused Abuse and Power of Religious Leaders

With the recent New York Times profile airing the troubling past of Jewish spiritual guru Marc Gafni, issues of sexual impropriety by spiritual leaders in the Jewish community are again being brought to the surface. Past reports include…
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California Methane Leak Worse Than BP Oil Disaster

As we saw with the BP oil spill, media coverage was very limited until it became so large that it was impossible to ignore. The same thing seems to be happening with regards to a gas leak currently occurring in Southern California. Disasters…

Harvard Medical Scientists Say Police Killings Should Be Counted as Public Health Epidemic

Researchers at Harvard have released an intriguing new study concerning an issue that you usually might not expect scientists to speak about. The summary of points is as follows: During the past year, the United States has experienced…
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Immigrants' low-paid work in detention centers called voluntary but unfair 

Delmi Cruz fled Honduras in September with her son Alexis, 11, illegally crossing the border into the U.S. and ending up at a family detention center in rural Texas. “I worked immediately,” Cruz said. “In order to have something…

20 Philly Cops Beat Him, Say He Injured Himself 

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department says up to 20 officers were justified in beating and possibly tasering a black man, while calling him a “piece of shit.” Furthermore, officers had probable cause to charge him with assault…