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July 29, 2014

Wife gives husband a surprise birthday from strangers on social media

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Jennifer Hamilton is not on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, but that didn’t stop her from enlisting strangers to give her husband surprise birthday wishes on social media. She went to subway stations around New York City’s different boroughs, taping up flyers with a picture of her smiling husband, New York Yankees television reporter Gary Hamilton. The flyers read “He’s the best,” and had a short message asking people to wish…

Facebook much like other tech giants is dominated by white males

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Facebook has just released its diversity stats for the first time and revealed what most of us already knew. The social media giant is overwhelmingly white, with the majority of tech and senior roles dominated by males. The data discloses that Facebook is 69 percent male worldwide and 57 percent white in the United States, where most of its employees are based. Asians make up 34 percent of staff. But…

Gun Safety Group Pressures Key GOP Senators In Dramatic TV Ad

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The gun safety group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will air a dramatic television ad in three key states and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to pressure key Republican senators to support new gun restrictions for domestic abusers. The 30-second ad by Everytown for Gun Safety features a man trying to break into his ex-wife’s house with a gun as she frantically calls the police. The man kicks the…

Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass Poll sponsored by several Kentucky media outlets. The poll gives McConnell 47 percent to Grimes’ 45 percent among likely voters — a difference that falls within the survey’s margin of error. One quarter of voters said they might change their minds before Election Day. Past Bluegrass Polls gave Grimes a 4-point…

Ted Strickland Tried To Live On The Minimum Wage For A Week, Ran Out Of Baloney

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WASHINGTON — Ted Strickland tried to live on the minimum wage for a week, and it didn’t go so well. “I didn’t make it,” the former Democratic governor of Ohio wrote in Politico Magazine. For his “Live The Wage” challenge Strickland allotted himself $77 for food, transportation and other basics. The amount is supposed to be what’s left over after housing and taxes for somebody who earns the federal minimum wage of $7.25…

Malcolm X family upset with Nicki Minaj for photo

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NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm X‘s family and estate said Nicki Minaj’s use of a famous photo of the black nationalist with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song’s artwork is disrespectful and offensive. In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press on Friday, Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, said Minaj’s use of the picture “in no way is endorsed by our…