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Texas Law Allows Child Welfare Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Foster Children and Adoptive Parents

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Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into a law House Bill 3859, which allows religious (and tax-payer funded!) foster care and adoption agencies to deny services “under circumstances that conflict with the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” In …

Seth Meyers Proves He’s as Good at Going After Senate Republicans as He Is at Skewering Trump

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Ever since his White House Correspondents’ Dinner performance in 2011, we’ve known that Seth Meyers was highly capable of zinging one Donald J. Trump, and zinging him hard. His “A Closer Look” segments have only bolstered that impression. Meyers and …

TV News Roundup: Heather Graham Joins Cast of ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

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In today’s roundup, Heather Graham gets a part in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” and HBO Films releases a first look at Peter Dinklage in “My Dinner with Hervé.”

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Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, and …

Blake Griffin Opts Out Of Contract With The Clippers

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Los Angeles Clippers starting power forward Blake Griffin has decided to opt out his contract and will test the free agent market this summer. The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman for ESPN.

The decision by Griffin comes to …

Bring me sunshine: the designers being briefed to create a happier planet

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This week saw the publication of the 2017 Global Emotions Report, an ambitious survey of the global mood. To compile it, Gallup conducted in-depth interviews with nearly 150,000 people in 142 countries. The report seeks to measure positive and negative …

Prosecutors seek to uphold ‘Making a Murderer’ confession after court affirms it was coerced

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March 3, 2006: Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis.

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or …

Atlassian starts integrating more of its products with Trello

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After acquiring Trello earlier this year, Atlassian is now getting to the point where it is bringing more of its existing services to Trello’s lightweight project management service.

Given that Trello already has a framework for bringing third-party services into …

Rex Tillerson is clearly out of the loop and out of his depth in Trumpland

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There is a charitable reading of Rex Tillerson’s interview with the previously obscure Independent Journal Review. When the secretary of state told the IJR that “I didn’t want this job, I didn’t seek this job,” that he was “stunned” when …

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day

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Plastic is a problem. It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time.

MacRebur is aiming to challenge three major world issues: Repurposing millions of tonnes of waste plastic, saving millions in …

How atheist campaigner Madalyn Murray O’Hair became America’s most-hated woman

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This week, the film The Most Hated Woman in America comes to Netflix, with Melissa Leo playing Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the atheist who campaigned against the church’s influence in public and political life (the title comes from the headline on …

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