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Expelled George Mason Student Says It Wasn't Rape, Just Role Playing

AP | Tyler Kingkade | April 2, 2015 | College
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A student expelled from George Mason University for violating its sexual misconduct policy is suing in federal court to clear his name, arguing that an encounter with a girlfriend was sadomasochistic role playing, not sexual assault. A hearing in the case is scheduled for Friday in...

When His Human Got Stuck In Mud, This Pooch Heroically Helped Fish Him Out

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | April 2, 2015 | Good News
Here's a good reminder: when leaving home, always bring your cell phone, and always bring your dog. A man got stuck in the mud and water last weekend at Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio while taking down duck blinds, the covers that hunters use to stay...

Woman Admits Fatally Stabbing Lawyer At DC Hotel: Police

AP | David Moye | April 2, 2015 | Crime
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving, a court document filed Thursday said. Jamyra Gallmon of...

Doctors Remove Huge, Egg-Shaped Mass From Man

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | April 2, 2015 | Weird News
What doctors at Washington, D.C. hospitals discovered inside a 62-year-old patient looks like a giant egg, and parts of it had a "firm and rubbery" texture similar to a hard-boiled egg. But this was no egg. It's called a peritoneal loose body, and according to one of the doctors...

If The Criminal Justice System Treated Other Music The Way It Treats Rap

Nick Wing | April 2, 2015 | Black Voices
Around the nation, police and prosecutors are using lyrics from rap songs to incriminate suspects and obtain convictions, often in the absence of traditional forms of evidence. In this way, rap music, and by extension the artists behind it, face unique scrutiny in the criminal justice system. The...

Seth Meyers FINALLY Puts Elizabeth Warren Presidential Run Talk To Rest

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | April 2, 2015 | Comedy
Well which is it, senator?! With wishy-washy responses like, "No, I'm not running for president" and "No, I won't run," it's difficult to really know if Sen. Elizabeth Warren is or isn't running for president. MAKE UP YOUR MIND. "Late Night with Seth Meyers" takes Warren to task...

4 Best Parts Of The Final Four

Jordan Schultz | April 2, 2015 | Sports
The Final Four is upon us, which likely means you've torn up all but one of the 116 brackets you filled out. The 2015 version of March Madness has been rather epic, with a record five one-point games on Day One, including one that gave us an early Father's...

It's Almost Impossible To Find Data On Oil And Gas Spills In Most States

Kate Sheppard | April 2, 2015 | Green
WASHINGTON -- A new report from the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council has analyzed the data on spills and other violations at oil and gas wells across the country. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the report is how little data the group was able to...

Greek Students Denounce FratPAC's Proposal On College Rape Investigations

Tyler Kingkade | April 1, 2015 | College
A plan being pushed by national fraternity groups to block colleges from investigating rape claims in certain cases is facing mounting opposition from fraternity and sorority members, as well as from sexual assault advocates. The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee is working with the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition (FGRC),...

Dog Who Walks On Her Elbows Saved From Likely Euthanization, Thanks To Volunteers

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | April 2, 2015 | Good News
Sheba the dog's bent front legs don't quite work, though her happy tail moves at double speed. And when all the way up in New York City, Stacey Silverstein and Jackie O'Sullivan saw footage of Sheba at a high-kill shelter in the South, they just had to save her...

Newt Gingrich Slams 'Lynch Mob' For Opposing Indiana Religious Freedom Law

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | April 1, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Newt Gingrich thinks the opposition to religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas and the claim that they encourage anti-LGBT discrimination is an example of a liberal "lynch mob" mentality that seeks to undercut religion in America. The former Speaker of the House told HuffPost Live on Wednesday that Indiana...

'This Body Of Work' Is Helping Women Rewrite Their Own Body Narratives

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | April 1, 2015 | Women
Writer, photographer and speaker Jen Hecht wants you to know: Your body is worth loving. Hecht is behind the body love project "This Body Of Work," which consists of a workbook to help women learn to love their bodies and a series of photographs accompanied by women's narratives...

Top Republican On Schumer: ‘He's A Guy That We Can Do Business With'

Laura Barron-Lopez | April 1, 2015 | Politics
The Senate’s third-ranking Republican sees room for collaboration with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is looking to take the top Democratic spot in the upper chamber. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday that he is hopeful Republicans will be able to work with Democrats under a...

Kiki, A Pit Bull Who Uses A Wheelchair, Has A Can-Do Spirit And Needs A Forever Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | April 1, 2015 | Good News
Most mornings, Kiki the pit bull wakes up to her foster mom, Kara Severson, singing her show tunes from the couch. She sleeps there so the dog -- whose back legs don't work, likely from a neurological condition -- can snooze next to her person. "My couch is low...

Kangaroo Joey Gets Care And Cuddles After Being Found Next To Dead Mom

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | April 1, 2015 | Green
A baby kangaroo who was found sitting near his dead mother's body this week is getting lots of care -- and lots of cuddles -- after being taken in by Australian wildlife rescuers. The joey was discovered on Monday, in the Melbourne suburb of Wollert. "A lovely man named Ken...

Total Lunar Eclipse On Saturday Will Last For Just 5 Minutes

Ed Mazza | April 1, 2015 | Science
Keep your eyes on the skies on Saturday morning for what promises to be a spectacular -- if brief -- total eclipse of the moon. The totality will last for less than 5 minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century, according to...

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Secret Service Agents Over Security Incident

Reuters | April 1, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - A House of Representatives committee subpoenaed two U.S. Secret Service agents on Tuesday after an incident this month when agents allegedly drove a car past White House barricades after drinking at a party. Republican Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight Committee, said the Department...

The First Annual Huffington Post Weedvent Calendar

Matt Ferner | March 31, 2015 | Politics
It's that time of year again, HuffPost readers, and we know for some of you the anticipation of the national 4/20 holiday is almost too much to bear. We're here to help with our first annual Huffington Post Weedvent Calendar. Weedvent is exactly like Advent, but without...

Mary Bonauto, Prominent Gay Rights Advocate, Will Argue Landmark U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Case

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - Lawyers advocating for a right to gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday they had chosen Mary Bonauto, a longtime champion of gay legal rights, to argue the landmark case on April 28. The choice of Bonauto, a litigator...

How This D.C.-Area Clinic Wants To 'De-Medicalize' Abortion

Nina Bahadur | April 1, 2015 | Women
“Abortion. Yeah, we do that.” That's one of the advertising slogans used by Carafem, an abortion clinic opening this week just outside of Washington, D.C. The clinic plans to approach abortion as a straightforward part of women's health care, hoping to make the procedure a streamlined process that...
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