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Aretha Franklin Set To Debut New Music During Ohio State Fair Performance

AP | Brennan Williams | July 29, 2014 | Black Voices
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She's also looking forward to the food. "I love the state fair, and I love the elephant ears," says the Queen of Soul, who is scheduled to perform Thursday night.

Drivers Got High On Federal Weed For A Stoned Driving Study

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | July 29, 2014 | Politics
For several months in 2013 and 2014, federal researchers administered free marijuana and alcohol to a group of people and set them loose in a driving simulator -- all in the name of science. In what may be the most comprehensive study yet of cannabis' effects on drivers, around 20...

Women's Innermost Thoughts About Food Reveal A Culture-Wide Problem

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | July 29, 2014 | Women
Chances are, many of the women you know have a turbulent relationship with food. We are constantly inundated with messages about dieting, and expected to attach moral value to "good" or "bad" foods. Salads are great, and an apparent delight to consume, but things like...

11 Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Next Trip To The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | July 29, 2014 | Green
Many zoos claim they are helping animals, but often times, aren't doing so at all.

House Bill Would Legalize 'Charlotte's Web' Medical Marijuana

Matt Ferner | July 29, 2014 | Politics
A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday would legalize a compound in marijuana used to treat severe epilepsy. The legislation, called the "Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014," would exclude "therapeutic hemp" and "cannabidiol," or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana used for...

Religious Colleges Are Getting Legal Permission To Discriminate Against Trans Students

Tyler Kingkade | July 28, 2014 | College
The U.S. Department of Education has granted exemptions to three Christian universities allowing the schools to deny accommodations for transgender students. One of the schools has also been given latitude to discriminate against unwed mothers. The exemptions for George Fox University, Simpson University and Spring Arbor University come...

Michigan Lawmaker Wayne Schmidt Gets Support From Primary Opponent's Mom

AP | Alex Lazar | July 29, 2014 | Politics
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- State Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom. Schmidt, of Traverse City, will face fellow Republican Rep. Greg MacMaster in the Aug. 5 primary for...

Aretha Franklin Slams 'Rude' Johnny Rockets Server

AP | Brennan Williams | July 29, 2014 | Black Voices
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant. A spokesman for Franklin says the situation unfolded Tuesday at a Johnny Rockets restaurant on the Canadian...

A Brief Guide To The NSFW History Of Penis Art

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | July 29, 2014 | Arts
Back in March, while everyone was celebrating the triumphs of the ladydom, we gave you an overview of the art world's apparent obsession with vaginas in the name of art, culture, feminism, etc, etc. Since we're equal opportunists, we'd like to present you another brief explanation of artists'...

The Disturbing Link Between Sleep Deprivation And False Memories

Anna Almendrala | July 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Sleep deprivation is a serious safety issue and has been implicated in everything from oil spills to plane crashes to nuclear power plant explosions. It turns out that getting a healthy amount of sleep could also be a justice issue. A novel study out of University...

Detroit Shuts Off Water To Residents, But Not To Businesses Who Owe Millions

The Daily Beast | Braden Goyette | July 26, 2014 | Politics

Republican Voters Want To Impeach The President. Good Luck With That.

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and other Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama might want to take a look at the history books and the U.S. Constitution before getting too excited about the idea. Congress rarely uses its power to impeach, and when it has, impeachment...

Walmart's Ice Cream Sandwiches Don't Melt In The Sun

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | July 28, 2014 | Taste
Last we checked, ice cream is supposed to melt if it isn't kept chilled. But Walmart's store-brand ice cream sandwiches don't even melt in the sun, according to a report from WCPO Cincinnati. The discovery was made by a local mom, Christie Watson, who noticed that...

House Votes To Boost Well-Off Kids, Cut Out Poor Kids

Michael McAuliff | July 25, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Friday to change a tax credit in a way that would add $115 billion to the deficit and hurt poorer parents while aiding the well-to-do. By a vote of 237-173, mostly along party lines, the House decided to make permanent the child tax...

21 New And Improved Names For Boring, Everyday Stuff

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | July 29, 2014 | Comedy
Hey, are we out of cereal water?

7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

Nick Wing | July 25, 2014 | Politics
Are you *sure* it couldn't happen to you?

Mayor Sued By ACLU Compares Atheist Near Prayer Group To KKK At MLK Event (UPDATE)

Shadee Ashtari | July 25, 2014 | Politics
The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two secular groups are suing the city of Warren and its mayor, Jim Fouts, on behalf of an atheist resident who was forbidden from setting up a "reason station" alongside a long-standing "prayer station" in the City Hall atrium. While...

Rand Paul Proposes Measure To Shield State Medical Marijuana Laws From Feds

Matt Ferner | July 24, 2014 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution. Paul's Amendment 3630, filed Thursday morning to Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mont.) jobs bill...

Michigan Dems File Complaints Regarding GOP Contender's Campaign Contributions

Alex Lazar | July 24, 2014 | Politics
The Michigan Democratic Party filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the State of Michigan on Thursday over some questionable contributions made to GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's campaign. The FEC complaint revolves around the legality of a $2.9 million contribution Land made to...

How Race, Gender And Fatigue Have Affected The Coverage Of Renisha McBride's Death

Rahel Gebreyes | July 24, 2014 | Black Voices
It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the killers claimed self-defense. But despite the parallels, it appears that the two cases are being treated differently -- even within the black...
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