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NPR’s Compelling Interview of Gay Pastor
Breitbart
January 5, 2015

National Public Radio aired a remarkable interview on Sunday’s Weekend Edition with Allan Edwards, a Presbyterian pastor who is gay, yet lives a heterosexual life.

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Defense Lawyers Criticize Egypt Gay Raid Trial
ABC News
January 5, 2015

Defense lawyers for 26 men arrested in a televised raid by police looking for gays at an Egyptian bathhouse criticized the prosecution's case Sunday, saying it is based on a faulty investigation and only one police officer's testimony.

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Florida gay marriage ban heads for midnight end | News-JournalOnline.com
AP
January 5, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's ban on marriages between same-sex couples is headed for a midnight end, with wedding vows planned around the state.

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The L.A. Art We Want to See in 2015 | Public Spectacle | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events
LA Weekly
December 30, 2014

There's going to be more art in more places in Los Angeles this coming year. The Broad Museum plans a fall opening on Bunker Hill. Zurich-based Hauser & Wirth, which shows some big-deal European artists too rarely seen here (Pipilotti Rist, Isa Genzken), will open downtown...

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If the NYPD treats the mayor this bad in public, imagine what they do to black men when no one is looking
theGrio
December 30, 2014

Let’s talk about the police, specifically the NYPD.  New York’s finest have not been acting so fine in recent days, disrespecting Mayor Bill de Blasio and residents of the Big Apple in the process.

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Exclusive: Jay, Key Witness from 'Serial' Tells His Story for First Time, Part 1
The Intercept
December 30, 2014

Syed’s trial, and Jay’s testimony, became the focus of a “This American Life” spinoff series, the 12-part podcast “Serial,” broadcast in the fall of this year.

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Cuba Won't Let FBI or Christie Have Assata Shakur Back
The Intercept
December 30, 2014

Cuba delivered a blow late Monday to federal and state authorities who had hoped Assata Shakur, the famously exiled Black Liberation Army member, would be extradited back to the United States,

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The Blame Game: Karen Armstrong Talks About ‘Fields of Blood’
nytimes.com
December 29, 2014

The religious scholar Karen Armstrong spent seven years in a convent. Her new book, “Fields of Blood,” argues that religion doesn’t deserve much of the blame it receives for inciting violence throughout history.

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Six 2014 Tech Stories that Will Matter in 2015
The New Yorker
December 29, 2014

From virtual reality to net neutrality, here’s a list of significant developments in Silicon Valley that we expect will have ramifications next year.

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How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014
Vanity Fair
December 22, 2014

A show for kids that aired its final season entirely online could have the power to change children’s TV forever. Yes, really.

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