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Fraternity expels members who spat at disabled military veterans on Florida beach

mashable.com — A University of Florida fraternity has expelled three of its members who spat at a group of disabled military veterans on a beach resort. Zeta Beta Tau executive director Laurence Bolotin said in a statement published Friday that it made the expulsions after concluding its members behaved inappropriately.

Woman calls judge an 'impotent geezer' in legendary court document

mashable.com — A Florida woman not-so-respectfully disagreed with just about everything a U.S. district court judge represents in an epic, profanity-laced court document filed this week in Atlanta. Angered over Judge Willis B. Hunt, Jr.'s decision to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit, Tamah Jada Clark submitted a nine-page notice titled: "To Fuck This Court and Everything that it Stands For."

Two American al-Qaeda leaders also killed in U.S. drone strikes

mashable.com — An American member of al-Qaeda was killed in the same U.S. drone strike that resulted in the death of two hostages in January. Ahmed Farouq, who the White House identified as an al-Qaeda "leader," was killed in a U.S.

U.S. killed 2 innocent hostages held by al-Qaeda, White House says

mashable.com — A U.S. counterterrorism operation in January killed two innocent hostages held for years by al-Qaeda, the White House announced on Thursday. The operation, the Wall Street Journal reports, was a drone strike.

Brooklyn residents have the loudest sex in NYC, data shows

mashable.com — Residents of Brooklyn have the loudest sex in New York City's five boroughs, according to 311 records obtained through a Freedom of Information request by DNAinfo New York. The records, which document all the times New Yorkers called the city's complaint system in 2014 to flag their neighbors' rowdy relations, show that Brooklyn residents complained 42 times.

Congressman to protester: 'If you touch me again, I'll drop your ass'

mashable.com — Freshman Rep. Steve Knight (R.-Calif.) is in hot water over a video that shows him threatening a protester with violence. In the video, the congressman - who spent 18 years as an officer with the NYPD - is seen talking with a conservative activist who questions Knight's vote on a funding bill, believing it grants amnesty to undocumented immigrants.

Eritrea and North Korea top list of world's 'most censored' countries

mashable.com — A small country in the Horn of Africa was named the world's most censored place on Tuesday, beating out North Korea for the title in a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Eritrea, a country slightly larger than Pennsylvania that borders the Red Sea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan, is no stranger to the media watchdogs, having topped the list as recently as 2012.

Poll finds broad support for Edward Snowden among millennials

mashable.com — An overwhelming majority of millennials across North America, Europe and Australia have a positive opinion of Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked surveillance secrets and now lives under temporary asylum in Russia, according to a new poll commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Rescuers respond to distress calls from migrant boats in the Mediterranean

mashable.com — Italian and Maltese ships are responding Monday to distress calls from migrant boats carrying an estimated 400 people in the Mediterranean, according to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy. The Italian premier's announcement came after the International Organization for Migration said its Rome office had received a distress call from international waters about three boats that needed help.

Clueless guy catcalls women during anti-catcalling report in New York

mashable.com — New York's most clueless and/or sexist man has no idea that this report about catcalling is actually opposed to street harassment until halfway through the interview. 'Sometimes, you know, you gotta call a girl," the man explains to Buzz60 host Patrick Jones, before launching into a series of clicks, whistles and air kisses aimed at random women walking off camera.
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Apr 25, 2015

Enjoy #NerdProm, rats! That's a man who would readily jail you for sneaking a mint.

Apr 24, 2015

This map shows every state where transgender people still face violence and prejudice bit.ly/1PxKgNC pic.twitter.com/ngHozRmTSS

Apr 24, 2015

RT @rebecca_ruiz: The #BruceJennerInterview isn't just about Jenner's gender identity. It's about normalizing being transgender/changing your gender identity.

Apr 24, 2015

RT @WilliamsJon: Stunning statistic: 84% of Americans know of someone gay. 7% know of someone #transgender. Tonight that changes. #BruceJennerABC #LGBT

Apr 24, 2015

RT @MashableNews: "Today, millions of people learned that someone they know is transgender." - @glaad on Bruce Jenner's ABC interview glaad.org/releases/glaad…



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