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Venezuela Protests Leave 3 People Dead

Venezuela Protests Leave 3 People Dead

By Val Powell February 13, 2014

Youth Day marches in Caracas, Venezuela turned violent with at least three people dead from gunshot wounds. Protests against the government have been escalating since the inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro in April 2013. The violent events were another cry from …

North Korea Executes 80 for TV, Having a Bible North Korea Executes 80 for TV, Having a Bible
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In the past year, North Korea came under international criticism when details of gulag-like prisons leaked out from defectors. Although the world reacted in horror as those details included the familiar stories of loved ones disappearing mysteriously in true Stalinist …

How 2 Murders in 1983 Created The Supermax How 2 Murders in 1983 Created The Supermax
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Slate crime correspondent Justin Peters wrote a story last week that explored the origins of the Super-maximum-security prison. In 1983, the Marion Penitentiary in Illinois was the toughest prison in the federal system. In Marion’s maximum-security complex, the most dangerous …

Cafeteria Lady Hires Hit On 4th Grader Cafeteria Lady Hires Hit On 4th Grader

You’re working as a janitor at an elementary school. One day, a 4th grade student walks up to you and says something rude and inappropriate. So what do you do with that fresh rage inflicted upon you by one politely …

Duck Dynasty Shirt Landed a Student in Hot Water Duck Dynasty Shirt Landed a Student in Hot Water
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As the Duck Commander guys say on A&E’s Duck Dynasty, “You can’t spell ‘stupid’ without ‘S,I,” and that’s a sentiment that many people are feeling after a high school student was forced to take off his Duck Dynasty shirt. The …

One Year Old Shot To Death In New York One Year Old Shot To Death In New York

Police are currently investigating the death of a one year old boy, who was shot in the head while in a stroller. Gun violence seems to persist all over and with a tragic death like this one, hopefully more people …

'OITNB' Star Attends Islan Nettles Vigil 'OITNB' Star Attends Islan Nettles Vigil

Earlier this month, Islan Nettles, a transgender woman, was attacked and killed in Harlem. The NYPD has reportedly said that Nettles was with her friends when one or more people attacked her while using anti-gay and anti-transgender slurs. She was …

Twitter Announces Better Abuse-Reporting Tools Twitter Announces Better Abuse-Reporting Tools

Last month, we all got to see just how brutal online abuse can be when a feminist activist was subjected to some pretty serious threats due to her outspoken position on women on English currency (or the lack thereof). Of …

Activist's Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest Activist's Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest
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Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. …

Zetas Leader Captured By Mexican Marines Zetas Leader Captured By Mexican Marines

Zetas Leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales was recently captured in Mexico. His arrest is a major win against the drug cartels that have terrorized Mexico for the past few years. It’s being reported that Morales was arrested when Mexican Marines …

Is Facebook Getting 'Freedom Of Expression' Right? Is Facebook Getting 'Freedom Of Expression' Right?
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Facebook has recently taken some heat over its approach to content on the social network that depicts, glorifies and/or trivializes violence against women. Groups like Women, Action and The Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and no doubt countless other individuals, …

Texas Shooting Spree Leaves Two Dead Texas Shooting Spree Leaves Two Dead
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A Texas shooting spree over the weekend has left two people, including the shooter, dead. NBC News reports that an unnamed 23-year-old North Carolina resident went on a two-county shooting spree through central Texas over the weekend. Authorities chased the …

That "Violent" Video Game Burning Party Is Cancelled That "Violent" Video Game Burning Party Is Cancelled
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SouthingtonSOS, a community organization based in Southington, Connecticut, has announced that they are canceling their “Violent Video Games Return” event, as the media surrounding it has been enough to meet their goals. The event, first announced at the beginning of …

Town Schedules 'Violent Video Game' Burning Party Town Schedules 'Violent Video Game' Burning Party
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The town of Southington, Connecticut apparently thinks that destroying “violent” video games, music, and movies is an act of “responsible citizenship.” On Saturday, January 12th, the town is sponsoring a “Violent Video Games Return Program” that asks people to bring …

Dark Far Cry 3 Story Trailer Released Dark Far Cry 3 Story Trailer Released
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It became clear at E3 that violence and videogames are still bound together pretty tightly and that dark re-imaginings of relatively innocent games (such as Tomb Raider) is going to become a trend the way it has for some movie …

Violent Video Games Increase Your Pain Tolerance Violent Video Games Increase Your Pain Tolerance
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If you’re planning on doing something that you know will cause you a lot of pain (maybe a tattoo or a waxing), it might be better to play a few minutes of Call of Duty than to take a couple …

New Far Cry 3 Trailer Shows Off Gambling, Hunting New Far Cry 3 Trailer Shows Off Gambling, Hunting

Though pre-orderers may still be despairing that Far Cry 3′s release date was pushed back to the far edge of the holiday season, it is still one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. The open-world first person …