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Friday News Bites: Oregon Stand-Off, Gun Control + More

A lot seems to be happening in Oregon this week, not the least of which are some misguided white dudes with guns holding up a bird sanctuary. Let’s get into some of the news that caught my eye this week:

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Friday News Bites: Gun Violence, Terrorist Violence, + What do we even say anymore?

With server changes around these parts, I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, and in that time we’ve had a lot of disheartening news happen around the world. I don’t even know what to say about it all, but I’ll do my best to round it up here, and then let’s all go get […]

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Friday News Bites: #DemDebate, Gun Violence and Analysis + More

Greetings, everyone. Before you get into your (hopefully lovely) weekend, why don’t we catch up on some of the news from the past week? We’ve got politics, LGBTQ+ news, and SCIENCE! We also have a shedload of funny tweets. Let’s get started:

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Friday News Bites: Umpqua and Election Updates, Nobel Prizes + More

Greetings, everyone. This week, I have lots of links related to the Umpqua Community College shooting and other matters of gun violence, but we’ve got a few bright spots to cover too, so let’s get started.

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Friday News Bites: WDBJ Shooting, Food Recalls + More

Hello, unicorns. Lots to cover this week, so let’s jump right in.

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Friday News Bites: Police Violence in Ferguson + #BlackLivesMatter Protests

Continuing coverage from Karishma’s posts earlier in the week, let’s get right into what is happening in both Ferguson and with the larger #BlackLivesMatter movement. A lot has happened, to say the least.

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Friday News Bites: No Witty Headlines for Gun Violence + More

Presenting the Mad Libs of police brutality, and by mad, I mean “utter madness:” Police in [LOCATION] shot and killed [PoC NAME] after [MINOR CRIME]. At least I also have a few good stories in this week’s newsy roundup. Let’s get started.

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Friday News Bites: Tunisia and Arizona Shootings, Voting Rights + More

Friday, Friday, once again. Let’s catch up with some of the news stories that caught my eye over the last week.

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Friday News Bites: Obituaries, Comic Book Movies + More

Happy Friday! We have some more marriage equality updates, a timeline for future comic book movies, and the untimely passing of some notable people. Also, there’s a rather weird music/intelligence “study” with which I have some problems. Let’s get started:

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Friday News Bites: LGBTQ Progress, Gun Violence + More

Hello, everyone! I’m back after a month off and I’ve got a mostly good news roundup to ease us into our first October weekend. Let’s get right to it:

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is All About the Misandry (Ironic or Otherwise)

We’re going to mix things up this week and start with some good news. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of awfulness to get through after that! Seriously, so many terrible people. I’m sorry. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Friday News Bites: FDA vs. Cheesemongers, Gun Violence Stats, SPACE! + More

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s work on our night cheese, and catch up on some stories that caught my attention this past week.

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Friday News Bites: #NotOneMore Campaign, Reading Rainbow Return + More

In a week filled with misogyny and gun-related sadness, about which our own Coco wrote about brilliantly, I’m going to mainly direct your attention to other stories happening around the world this week.

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Friday News Bites: Tributes, Entertainment News, LGBT Issues + More

This week we’ve got tributes to the dearly departed, gun violence statistics, Freddie Mercury biopic news, and more. Let’s get right to it.

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Op Ed

Why Do We Call These Shootings Senseless?

I made my last delivery as a bike messenger to Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard in 2002. I rode up to the front gate at 8th and M St. SW, showed the security guard my ID, which then he handed it back to me and I was on my way.