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Saudi Arabia's proposal for gender-segregated Olympics rejected — Saudi Arabia's proposal to jointly host the 2020 Olympic Games was swiftly rejected for suggesting the competition would be for men only, with the women's competition taking place in Bahrain. A consultant to the Saudi Olympic Committee, Prince Fahad bin Jalawi al-Saud, had suggested the ultraconservative kingdom bid jointly with Bahrain so that the women's events could be held there, The Telegraph reported.

Stevie Wonder decries racism against Obama during Andrae Crouch eulogy — While performing the eulogy for gospel music legend Andraé Crouch, Stevie Wonder decried what he believes is racism against President Obama, arguing that despite the president's best efforts, too many Americans dislike him simply because he's black.

Chelsea Handler dons Israeli flag pasties in lastest 'free the nipple' stunt — Comedian Chelsea Handler slapped on a couple of Israeli flag pasties and sat atop a camel for a photo she posted on Instagram as part of the "free the nipple" movement.

John McCain to anti-war protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum' — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain got fed up with anti-war protesters during a hearing on Thursday, telling them to "get out of here, you low-life scum." As the hearing started, several protesters approached the table holding signs and shouting at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger, who was on hand for a hearing on global security challenges, CNN reported.

Patricia Todd, gay Alabama lawmaker, backs off threat to 'out' adulterous colleagues — Alabama's first openly gay legislator has backed off threats to expose the extramarital affairs of some of her Republican colleagues because she fears being sued for defamation. State Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat, admitted Wednesday morning that she could have handled things differently after she posted a message on Facebook over the weekend threatening to expose the supposed scandalous lives of her fellow legislators due to their opposition to same-sex marriage.

Seattle to fine residents for throwing food in garbage — Seattle has become the first city in the country to start punishing residents caught throwing food away. The law took effect on Jan. 1, but the city won't actually start issuing fines until July. Right now, bright red "Scarlet Letter"-like tags are being slapped on violators' cans in an effort to educate the public before fines are handed out, NPR reported.

CUNY, seeking gender-inclusive environment, tells staff to stop using 'Mr., Mrs., Ms.' — A new memo issued by the Graduate Center at the City University of New York instructs faculty and staff to stop using courtesy titles for men and women, such as "Mr., Mrs. or Ms.," so as not to offend students seeking to learn in a gender-inclusive environment.

Aaron Rodgers, Packers quarterback, surprises kids who lost parents in military — As part of his #itsAaron campaign, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers surprised a group of children who have lost a parent serving in the U.S. military. Rodgers gave a surprise visit to three sisters - Alexis, Starr and Kylee - and a boy, Dylan. The girls' father, Army Spc.

Taliban not a terrorist group: White House — White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz argued during Wednesday's briefing that the United States can negotiate prisoner swaps with Taliban members, because the Taliban is not considered a terrorist group.

Texas elementary students forced to expose underwear for feces inspection — A North Texas school district is investigating an incident earlier this week in which two dozen elementary school students were reportedly forced to pull their pants down to be inspected after feces were found on the gym floor.
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Jan 29, 2015

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