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Melbourne Queer Film Festival Picks Controversial Film
Lez Get Real
March 3, 2011

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival has selected the controversial film, Ticked off Trannies with Knives, for their 2011 program.

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Who's In Charge of the Libya Revolt?
latimes.com
March 3, 2011

The Obama administration has emphatically called for Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi to step down and has pledged assistance to the rebels seeking to overthrow him.

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Bradley Manning Facing Death Over WikiLeaks Information
Lez Get Real
March 3, 2011

The United States military has filed 22 charges against alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning.

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Sarah Palin: Westboro Baptist Church Ruling Reflects Lack Of 'Common Sense & Decency'
Huffington Post
March 3, 2011

Sarah Palin responded to a ruling issued by the Supreme Court on Wednesday upholding an appeals court decision that protesting outside military funerals is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion
Huffington Post
March 3, 2011

The South Dakota Senate voted Wednesday to require women to wait 72 hours before they can have abortions and to submit to counseling about why they shouldn't go through with the procedures.

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Steve Jobs Unveils iPad 2
NY Times
March 3, 2011

Apple’s chief executive interrupted a medical leave to introduce the much-anticipated new tablet.

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LGBT Groups Unite on Immediate Lift of California Marriage Stay
Lez Get Real
March 2, 2011

Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, and Lambda Legal jointly filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to lift the temporary stay in the federal court challenge to Proposition 8.

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Westboro Baptist Church Wins Supreme Court Appeal Over Funeral Protests
Huffington Post
March 2, 2011

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

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Smoking Weed Raises Risk of Psychosis
Gawker
March 2, 2011

Teenagers and young adults who, in the words of the BBC, "use cannabis," are increasing their risk of psychosis, according to a new study.

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Natalie Portman Was a Young Science Whiz
NY Times
March 2, 2011

Natalie Portman is one of a handful of stars who have serious scientific credentials.

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A Proposal to Reconstruct a Destroyed Afghan Buddha
NYTimes.com
March 2, 2011

German scientists say it may be possible to reconstruct the smaller of the two Bamiyan Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.

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Gay Group Joins Fight Against Wal-Mart in N.Y.C.
NYTimes.com
March 2, 2011

A prominent national gay rights group opposes allowing Wal-Mart to open stories in New York City because it says the retail giant is hostile toward gay employees.

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Gaddafi Strikes Back
Al Jazeera
March 2, 2011

The Libyan air force has bombed the oil refinery and port town of Marsa El Brega as battles between forces loyal and against Muammar Gaddafi raged in several towns across the North African country.

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Government Shutdown Looms: Will Americans Feel Impact in their Pocketbooks?
ABC News
February 28, 2011

Most Americans are unlikely to feel a direct impact from a federal government shutdown. Seniors will likely continue to get their Medicare and Social

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S.F. police chief: Citizens question candidates
SF Gate
February 28, 2011

San Francisco's next police chief should be someone of often contradictory talents, according to local residents who presented their wish lists to police commissioners at a series of meetings. The city's next top cop...

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