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  1. Meet Queer Fashion Designer And Artist Vincent TileyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Switched

    This is the third installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.

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  2. Obama Condemns Killings Of New York City Police OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

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    DECEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on Early Education at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on the expansion of high-quality early education opportunities for children across the country from birth through school entry.

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  3. Lawyers Stage 'Die-Ins' To Call Out Broken Legal SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Switched

    Hundreds of lawyers and members of the legal community are staging "die-ins" outside courthouses around the country in a mass effort to speak out against the legal system that employs them. More than 250 lawyers, law students, law professors and others lay outside Los Angeles' Stanley Mosk Courthouse in the pouring rain and blocked one lane of traffic on Tuesday, while about 200 public defenders did the same outside the criminal court building in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday.

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  4. Jewish, Muslim New Yorkers To Host Hanukkah Action Against Police BrutalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Switched

    When many families are home lighting the menorah for the first night of Hanukkah , an interfaith coalition will use the spirit of the holiday to demand an end to racial profiling and police brutality. On Tuesday Dec. 16, Jewish and Muslim community members led by the Arab-American Association of NY , Jews for Racial & Economic Justice , and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice will gather in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to urge Commissioner William Bratton "to end discriminatory and abusive Broken Windows policing."

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  5. Obama Writes His First Line Of CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Switched

    "moveForward ;" may now be the most famous line of JavaScript in history -- it's what President Barack Obama wrote Monday as he reportedly became the first United States president to write a computer program . The occasion was intended to mark the first day of 2014's Computer Science Education Week , which provides opportunities for students to learn computer science.

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  6. Nationwide Protests Condemning Police Brutality Continue With No End In SightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Switched

    DECEMBER 06: Demonstrators stage a Die-In in Grand Central Terminal protesting the Staten Island, New York grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner in July on December 6, 2014 in New York, United States. Protests are being staged nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents.

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  7. New York Sees Third Night Of Protests Over Police ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Switched

    Protesters in New York and other cities staged a third night of rallies on Friday, denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black man in November. The slaying of Akai Gurley, 28, gunned down in a dimly lit stairwell in the New York borough of Brooklyn, was the latest in a string of lethal police actions feeding U.S. public outrage over what many perceive as racially based violence by law enforcement.

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  8. Protesters Swarm NYC Over Eric Garner Death For Second NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Switched

    Mostly peaceful protests flared for a second night on Thursday over a New York grand jury's decision declining to bring criminal charges against a white police officer in the choking death of an unarmed black man. The reaction in New York and other cities to Wednesday's decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in the videotaped confrontation that left 43-year-old Eric Garner dead echoed a wave of outrage sparked nine days earlier by a similar outcome in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman in Missouri.

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  9. 'Biggest Loser' Contestant Damien Gurganious Dead At 38Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Switched

    Gurganious, who appeared on Season 7 of the reality weight loss show, died on Nov. 24 of a brain bleed caused by the sudden onset of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura , a rare autoimmune disorder, his family told the magazine. "He was a pillar of his family, an amazing son, brother, cousin and uncle.

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  10. The FBI Is Investigating Los Angeles' School iPad ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Switched

    FBI agents have seized 20 boxes of documents related to Los Angeles Unified School District's beleaguered $1 billion iPad project. Former Superintendent John Deasy instituted a district plan to give each student an iPad, but the program has been plagued with problems.

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  11. Meet The Man Who Killed Your TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Switched

    The "Poultry Professor" of Brooklyn, New York, has been slaughtering fowl for as long as he can remember. The shop he manages, LaPera Bros.

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  12. Read Norman Mailer's Letter To Henry MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Switched

    The following is an excerpt from Selected Letters of Norman Mailer . In this particular letter, Mailer writes fellow author Henry Miller, discussing everything from the temperaments of Hemingway and James to the art of criticism.

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  13. Protesters Shut Down Three New York City Bridges In Reaction To Ferguson DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Switched

    Thousands of protesters stormed New York City streets Monday night, shutting down at least three bridges and snarling traffic in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last August. Hordes of New Yorkers marched from Union Square to Times Square, up FDR Drive and across the Triboro, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, shouting chants of "You say get back, we say fight back!" and "Whose streets? Our streets!" By 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, authorities had shut down all three bridges: In Times Square, a protester was arrested after splattering NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton with fake blood.

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  14. America's Infrastructure Disinvestment Will Slow the Development of a Sustainable EconomyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Switched

    This is the 50th anniversary of New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge , the span that connects Staten Island with Brooklyn. As a child growing up in Brooklyn I remember watching its towers rise as if by magic.

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  15. Test Prep Company Uses Pictures Of Kim Kardashian's Derriere To Teach Kids MathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Switched

    This is one place we never expected to see pictures of Kim Kardashian's behind: in SAT test-prep questions. Earlier this week, test preparation company Catalyst tweeted a photo of Kim Kardashian's famous photos from Paper magazine with math questions on it.

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  16. 'BROTHERS,' Web Series Documenting The Lives Of Trans Masculine Men, Releases Fourth EpisodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Switched

    "Brothers," an intimate queer web series about the lives of trans masculine friends, just premiered its emotional fourth episode -- and it just keeps getting better. This series follows Jack, Davyn, Aiden and Max, four transgender and trans masculine men with complicated, intersecting lives, living in Brooklyn, New York.

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  17. Here's What Really Goes On At Planned Parenthood Every DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Switched

    For many, Planned Parenthood is synonymous with one thing: legal abortion. But nationally, abortion makes up only 3 percent of the services the health care provider performs -- and clinical services represent only a portion of the organization's overall work.

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  18. Investigate Time Warner & Comcast's "Social Contract" on America....Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Switched

    Time Warner Cable cable TV rates in Brooklyn NY increased 306% from 1992-to-November, 2014, from $22.95 a month to $93.16 a month. My last post featured a marked-up TWC Triple Play bill which went from an advertised price of $89.99 to $190.77 in a period of about 2 years.

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  19. Cat Kicker's Lawyer Claims Animal's Injury UnprovenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Switched

    A motion to dismiss the 22-year-old's animal abuse case in Brooklyn, New York on Monday drew hisses from a crowd of activists in court , according to The New York Daily News. It argues that prosecutors never specifically alleged that Robinson inflicted pain on the cat.

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  20. Obama To Nominate Loretta Lynch As U.S. Attorney GeneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Switched

    President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Obama's spokesman said Friday that he will announce his selection of Loretta Lynch from the White House on Saturday.

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