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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Giving An Iraq Vet a Fighting Chance
Society & Culture  (tags: helping veterans, politics, government, culture, americans, law, goodnews, society, usa )

Cal
- 18 hours ago - cbsnews.com
A FIGHTING CHANCE to make things right is what many veterans in trouble with the law say they want most. And in some cases, they're finding that chance in a special kind of courtroom.
NSA Bulk Phone Records Collection to End Despite USA Freedom Act Failure
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, Patriot Act, Section 215, sunset, NSA, NSA files, Surveillance, Privacy, Edward Snowden, US politics, Obama administration, US Congress, US Senate, House of Representatives )

Evelyn
- 22 hours ago - theguardian.com
I HOPE this is accurate about Section 215!! => Administration has not applied to secret court for 90-day extension => USA Freedom Act fails in early hours after long Senate session :>( Senators reject bill to scrap NSA bulk collection
When Life Hands You Lemons Make Cinco De Mayo
Society & Culture  (tags: Cinco de Mayo, Mexico, USA, Corona, California, Lemon Capital of The World )

Dandelion
- 18 days ago - time.com
Take a moment to reflect on the evolution of this holiday that commemorates the Americanization of a Mexican diaspora eager to assert its own identity and, increasingly, the Mexicanization of mainstream U.S. culture as well. Salud!
Black Doctor From Canada Served in U.S. Civil War, Attended Dying Abe Lincoln
Society & Culture  (tags: Anderson Ruffin Abbott MD, culture, ethics, usa, civil war, doctor, Union Army, Abe Lincoln, assassination )

Lynn
- 39 days ago - cbc.ca
Anderson Ruffin Abbott was a young doctor when he left Toronto to work as a surgeon during the U.S. Civil War. He came to know President Abraham Lincoln, visiting his bedside after he was shot.
In NYCs Top Charter Schools Students Are Reportedly So Scared To Take A Break They Wet Their Pants
Society & Culture  (tags: third grade, testing, usa, NYC, students stressed, students wetting pants )

Dandelion
- 45 days ago - businessinsider.com
Former staff members described students in third grade and above wetting themselves during practice tests, either because teachers did not allow them to go to the restroom or because the students themselves felt so much pressure that they did not dare to
Disney Music Video "Witchcraft" Frank Sinatra   video
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, interesting, americans, society, usa, news )

MmAWAY
- 53 days ago - youtube.com
FINALLY.....I'm Happy This is FUN!!!! ENJOY Frank with TOONS...Nothing better than this I have a GIFT FOR YOU!!!
Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy
Society & Culture  (tags: law, discrimination, Indiana, government, dishonesty, gayrights, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 57 days ago - npr.org
When Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law allowing the state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples on religious grounds, he knew the move was a controversial one.
TAKE ACTION NOW! PRESIDENT OBAMA: Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier
Society & Culture  (tags: indigneous right, indigneous rights, justice, leonard Peltier, world, society, politics, government, law, ethics, news, activists, freedoms, rights, usa )

Cal
- 64 days ago - change.org
Leonard Peltier , Ojibwa-Sioux from Turtle Mountain, North Dakota, is the longest held Native American political prisoner in the U.S. He was wrongfully convicted in the 1975 killing of two F.B.I. agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Remove SelmaâEUR(TM)s KKK Memorialization: Rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge
Society & Culture  (tags: legacy of racism, civil rights movmenet, rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge, society, politics, rights, culture, americans, usa, ethics )

Cal
- 70 days ago - change.org
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Movement marched through Selma and over the Edmund Pettus Bridge.Unfortunately, the bridge is STILL named after a man who served as Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan...
Women-Only Mosque Aims to Build Female Authority in Islam
Society & Culture  (tags: society, women, society, religion, usa, women in Islam, womens rights, culture, ethics, politics, interesting )

Cal
- 73 days ago - globalpost.com
The new house of prayer in Los Angeles is believed to be the first all-female mosque in the US.
Bloody Sunday Commemoration Continues in Selma
Society & Culture  (tags: Selma march, commemoration, race relations culture, americans, freedoms, society, usa, rights, politics, government )

Cal
- 78 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary commemoration continues Sunday with a series of events in Selma before a group retraces the steps that helped secure equal voting rights 50 years ago.
Patricia Arquette Makes Impassioned Plea For Wage Equality After Winning Best Supporting Actress ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Oscars, movies, Patricia Arquette, USA, women, women's rights, equal pay, society, culture, celebrity, arts, ethics, government, family, media, freedoms, activists, news, interesting, rights, law )

Carrie
- 91 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America," she said to a strong show of support from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.
Homegrown Islamic Extremism in 2014
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslims, Islam, terrorists, terrorism, americans, corruption, crime, culture, death, ethics, freedoms, religion, sadness, safety, society, usa, violence )

Penny
- 94 days ago - adl.org
The rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its increasingly sophisticated social media communication and recruitment strategies influenced a diverse group of people from around the world, including the United States, throughout 2014.
The Shockingly Simple Way to End Homelessness
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, family, society, politics, ending homelessness, innovative program, usa, government, GoodNews )

Cal
- 97 days ago - motherjones.com
In the past nine years, Utah has decreased the number of homeless by 72 percentâEUR"largely by finding and building apartments where they can live, permanently, with no strings attached. It's a program, or more accurately a philosophy, called Housing First.
TAKE ACTION NOW! It's Practically Torture, and WeâEUR(TM)re Doing It to Kids?
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, children, solitary confinement, ethics, abuse, law, politics, police, society, usa, rights )

Cal
- 118 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Every day across the country, kids as young as 13 are held in solitary confinement with almost no human contact for days or months at a time.
 

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