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Bank of Canada Asks Citizens to Stop "Spocking" Money
hyperallergic
March 6, 2015

Canadians have been mourning the death of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy by transforming $5 notes into portraits of Spock — or "spocking" them. The practice of giving poor, old Wilfrid Laurier — who served as prime minister from 1896 to 1911

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FDNY swears in first woman, openly lesbian chaplain; appoints her to Brooklyn EMS station
NY Daily News
March 5, 2015

The Fire Department opened a new EMS station in Brooklyn on Tuesday — and knocked down an old taboo.

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Lesbian Nigerian woman told: 'Prove you're gay to stay in Britain'
Telegraph
March 5, 2015

The Home Office has been accused of having ‘outdated’ views on sexuality, after it rejected an asylum claim made by a Nigerian lesbian.

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Unlikely Ally in Georgia Fight
The New York Times
March 5, 2015

ATLANTA — Former Attorney General Michael J. Bowers of Georgia has already earned an enduring — his critics would say notorious — place in gay rights history.

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Alabama Halts Gay Marriages After Ruling
The New York Times
March 5, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The curtain abruptly fell Wednesday on Alabama’s brief experiment in same-sex marriage.

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Ben Carson apologizes for comments on gay people
CNN.com
March 5, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue.

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Wall Street pushes SCOTUS on gay marriage
CNN.com
March 5, 2015

New York (CNN)Wall Street's leading banks have signed a "friend of the court" brief pressing the Supreme Court to back same-sex marriage

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Artist Reveals Lewinsky Nod in Clinton Portrait
NYMag
March 2, 2015

It’s a reminder of America’s original blue-dress-related trauma.

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Scenes from Daily Life Inside ISIS-Controlled Mosul
vanityfair.com
February 27, 2015

Molly Crabapple sketches a source’s descriptions and images of life in Mosul, an Iraqi city transformed under militant control.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality
WIRED
February 27, 2015

I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.

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