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‘Dream to behead someone’: Feds accuse Michigan man of supporting ISIS, planning church attack

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On Wednesday, President Obama visited a Baltimore mosque to give a speech about religious tolerance and to offer them support for what he feels is the unfair treatment of the Muslim community in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks. The next day in Michigan, 21-year-old Khalil Abu-Rayyan appeared in federal court, and […]

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Gaming Doesn’t Need Creeps

View this image › Above: The “Bros before Hoes” achievement in God of War: Ascension. By now, you’ve probably read about the first video in Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Gaming series. The short doc, a plain-English, plain-as-day exegesis of the disturbingly common passive-woman motif in the medium, has been alternately celebrated and pilloried […]

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Nickelodeon Star Alexandra Shipp To Play Aaliyah In Upcoming Biopic

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Is Shipp really that somebody? 1. It was announced Friday that 23-year-old Alexandra Shipp will play Aaliyah in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. View this image › Lifetime 2. The news comes less than a month after Zendaya Coleman walked away from the role that brought criticism from fans and even the departed […]

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The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 118

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find the 20 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! *For those that prefer the links open in a new tab/window, try holding the CTRL key whilst clicking a link with your mouse Stay sifty […]

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Transgender firefighter marches as NYC Pride Parade grand marshal

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(CNN)When Brooke Guinan joined the New York City Fire Department in 2008 she publicly presented herself as a man. She had no idea that on Sunday she’d be one of the NYC Pride Parade’s grand marshals while identifying as a transgender woman. Before joining the department, Guinan was unsure what her professional life would look […]

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Facebook Wants to Be the ‘Second Screen’ of Election 2012 Coverage

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Facebook is teaming up with CNN to socialize coverage of the 2012 election, as the social network aims to become a “second screen” for political coverage. The new experience, “America’s Choice 2012,” will encourage Facebook’s 160 million U.S. users to share their political views through an app, buzz measurements and surveys. The two companies will […]

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Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover to Chinese sovereignty, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. During his time in the city, Xi will inspect People’s Liberation Army troops at their garrison, visit a Chinese-Hong Kong construction project, and swear in Carrie Lam […]

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Surreal Instagrams From Watertown Residents Trapped In Their Homes

1. “Front of the crib! Cop climbing to reach window! #boston #bostonpolice #dontmesswithus #watertown” View this image › instagram.com 2. “Bombacinin evimizin dibinde yakalanmasindan sonra bizim sitede son durum. Her yer polis ve helikopter.” View this image › instagram.com 3. “Humvees outside of my house. #bless #all #watertown #watertownstrong #love #you #guys” View this image […]

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