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Lawmakers in Oregon vote to aid gay veterans, strippers
Washington Times
July 7, 2015

Oregon lawmakers gave an assist to gay veterans in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session.

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Colorado ballot initiatives target LGBTs following gay marriage ruling
TheHill
July 7, 2015

The ballot initiatives filed last week would roll back protections for LGBTs. 

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Emilia Clarke is the First Game of Thrones Cast Member to Admit Jon Snow Might Return
Vanity Fair
July 1, 2015

Finally, a crack in the unified front.

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A Weekend of Russian Pride
The New Yorker
July 1, 2015

Masha Gessen on the refugees of anti-gay violence and legislation in Russia and former Soviet republics who came together for this year's Pride Parade.

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15 Fun Tidbits from Hillary’s Emails
NYMag
July 1, 2015

The first batch features congressional gossip, tech troubles, and a Nixon burn, but nothing about Benghazi.

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Escaped Convicts Swapped Celebrity Portrait Paintings for Tools
hyperallergic.com
June 30, 2015

Art may calm disturbed minds, but Richard Matt’s knack for drawing didn't keep him from snapping his 72-year-old boss's neck in 1997. It did, however, help him bust out of prison. According to the New York Times, prison guard Gene Palmer gave Matt and his

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Why Schumer’s Reaction to Critique Is a Dead End
Vulture
June 30, 2015

Rather than listen to the critique, she got defensive and recycled a series of arguments that have become familiar from previous incidents involving Trevor Noah, Lisa Lampanelli, Daniel Tosh, and others

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Scalia Is More Isolated, Ferocious Than Ever
NYMag
June 29, 2015

The more isolated he gets, the more extravagant his rhetoric becomes.

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How Artists Can Help Us Conceive of New Flags and Monuments for the US
hyperallergic.com
June 29, 2015

All flags bear the stain of conquest. We plant our flags over the dead to declare our newly claimed land or laws more valuable, an act declaring the deaths as less so, or worth it. I can’t think of one politically significant

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In Fez: The Art-Dealer’s Dar
Public Books
June 29, 2015

Located in Fez’s medina—one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Islamic world—and reachable only by foot, this antique shop beguiles customers with old carved wooden doors, ornate silverware, and richly framed mirrors and textiles.

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