‘For the glory of God': Entire staff in Tenn. county clerk’s office resigns over same-sex marriage

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The entire staff at a Tennessee county clerk’s office submitted their resignations this week rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses, reports WBIR.

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Baby Rescued From Ocean Almost Floats To Greece

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued a 10-month-old baby who floated out into the open ocean towards Greece after her sunbathing parents let her play alone. Her family forgot they left her in the water, BGN News reports.

On Friday, the Ilgın family visited a beach near Küçükkuyu, in Çanakkale, Turkey’s northwest province, where they let baby Melda float unsupervised in nearby water, equipped with a flotation device. Northerly winds picked up suddenly, and the family did not notice the infant drifting towards the open sea in the direction of the Greek Island of Lesbos, according to BGN.

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This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste — and it’s leaking

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At the summit, figures carved into the weathered concrete state only the year of construction: 1979. Officially, this vast structure is known as the Runit Dome. Locals call it The Tomb.

Below the 18-inch concrete cap rests the United States’ cold war legacy to this remote corner of the Pacific Ocean: 111,000 cubic yards of radioactive debris left behind after 12 years of nuclear tests.

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11-year-old girl to have a gynecological procedure in a public school

11-yo Girls Can Now Get Birth Control Devices Implanted in them at School, Without Parents Knowing
2015-07-03 16:38:32 Matt Agorist
11-yo Girls Can Now Get Birth Control Devices Implanted in them at School, Without Parents Knowing

It is now easier for an 11-year-old girl to have a gynecological procedure in a public school than it is for her to get a can of soda.

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Radiation experiments left black children with holes in their heads

There are many untold stories about the atrocities of Jim Crow and it’s effects on the black community.  One of those stories is this one.  A filmmaker decided to venture into the past of his friend, whom he says one day began “sobbing uncontrollably.”  The clip appears to be a trailer for a film called “Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed.”

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“We Have to Live With You N******”: Ala. Councilman Receives Racist Confederate Letter

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One Alabama city councilman has become the target of racism as the consequence of the Confederate flag debate that has overtaken the country.

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Facebook Stalls On Diversity, Only Hires 7 African Americans In Latest Count

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Amid demands by civil rights leaders and others for employers to improve foundering diversity on Silicon Valley, Facebook has been slow to build a workforce that mirrors its 1.4 billion users around the globe, according to the Guardian.

Despite repeated promises by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chairman and chief executive, to build a less homogenous workforce, the company’s diversity report released on Thursday reveals that more than half of its workers in the U.S. are White, with the proportion falling slightly from 57 percent to 55 percent, writes the news outlet.

The proportion of Asian employees increased by 2 percent to 36 percent, but the numbers of Hispanics and Blacks or those of “two or more races” remained flat at 4 percent, 2 percent and 3 percent respectively, the report says.

Per the Guardian:

Facebook’s senior leadership is even more homogenous, with 73% of…

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