In The News

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All The News In Fits and Spurts:

The Chicago teachers union has voted to suspend its strike.

After writing an anti-gay slur in his eye-black over the weekend, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended for three days. He will also work with GLAAD and the You Can Play Project as part of the suspension.

A Stanford researcher has found that critical, literary reading and leisure reading provide different kinds of neurological workouts, both of which constitute "truly valuable exercise of people's brains." No doy.

A newly discovered fragment of Coptic writing suggests some contemporaries of Jesus believed he was married. I bet Dan Brown is feeling pretty fucking smug right about now.

Dr Pepper's new Facebook ad campaign featuring an ape evolving into a soda-drinking human has pissed some people off.

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of Mohammed today. I am sure this will go over well.

Chick-fil-A has officially ceased making donations to anti-gay organizations and has circulated an internal memo emphasizing its commitment to fair and equal treatment of all people "regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender."

A new Andy Warhol exhibit opened in N.Y.'s Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday. Neat!

Filmmaker Wajahat Ali Abbasi is hoping to spread awareness about the plight of gays in Iran with a film inspired by the 2005 hanging of two gay youths there.

This is basically the greatest thing ever: Universal Classic Monsters Collection: Limited Edition Coffin.

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