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So I re-watched The Birdcage (RIP Robin!) and then Netflix asked me this.

So I re-watched The Birdcage (RIP Robin!) and then Netflix asked me this.

gratuitous

gratuitous

In 129 years since police and fire commissions were created in the state of Wisconsin, we could not find a single ruling by a police department, an inquest or a police commission that a shooting was unjustified.

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Mother Jones senior editor, Dave Gilson, joined the Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss a story he published last month about the life of Roert Dowlut, general consul for the the NRA. Dowlut was convicted of murder in South Bend, IN in 1964 but was released 6 years later after an appeal and Supreme Court decisions had his case overturned due to police missteps including denying him the right to see a lawyer. Gilson tells us the tale and about the fallout from his reporting. Take a listen!

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➜ Reproductive Justice and 'Choice': An Open Letter to Planned Parenthood

This is also good reading for journalists who don’t always do their research.

➜ The Case for Marijuana Reparations: The profits from drug legalization should be shared with those affected by the war on drugs | Jamelle Bouie

New attitude!

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at Peaks Island, Maine

at Peaks Island, Maine

Kacy Catanzaro is the first woman to complete the Ninja Warrior finals course and she looks fucking spectacular doing it.

It cuts off at the end, but apparently when this aired, she said, “I couldn’t have done it without you” to her trainer and boyfriend and the bae replies “Yes, you could have, but I’m glad to be able to share it with you.” SWOON

#summerlooks

#summerlooks

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➜ A Different Path to Fighting Addiction - NYTimes.com

The C.M.C. psychologists are blunt about the reasons many teenagers and young adults use drugs: When it comes to decreasing anxiety and relieving depression, substances tend to work for the short term. “Kids aren’t crazy for using them,” Dr. Wilkens said. “They have an effect that is reinforcing in some way. If you understand that, you can strategically work to support and reinforce other healthy, competing behaviors.”

laundry snacks

laundry snacks

The stricken measure would have made Missouri just the third state nationally to require a three-day waiting period for abortions, along with South Dakota and Utah. Utah’s law includes an exception for rape and incest victims, and people younger than 14. [Missouri Governor Jay] Nixon had allowed prior Missouri abortion restrictions to take effect, but drew a line with the longer waiting period.. “This extreme and disrespectful measure would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women,” Nixon said in a written statement.

And the legislature might have the majority to override the veto. In addition to extreme and disrespectful, Nixon uses the other great adjectives paternalistic, callous, horrific, insensitive, punitive, unreasonable, heartbreaking, insulting, and harmful.

Missouri has had a 24 hour waiting period since 2006. In his full statement, Nixon begins by detailing that law and has some great shady air quotes on the “medically accurate information” that must be provided by a doctor or (my air quotes) “qualified professional.”

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s 72-Hour Abortion Wait - ABC News

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