Marine Found Guilty of Killing Transgender Woman in the Phillippines 

A 20-year-old Marine has been convicted of killing a Filipina woman after he discovered she was transgender. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide in the slaying of Jennifer Laude, who he met in a disco in October 2014. He killed Laude hours later by strangling her in a hotel room and pushing her… »3 minutes ago12/01/15 11:30am


A Lot of (White) Millennials Get Significant Financial Help From Their Parents

One of my least favorite things in the world is hearing a young person whose parents pay their cell phone/buy them plane tickets home for every holiday/give them thousand-dollar gift checks say something like, “I’ve never gotten any help from my parents, but I’ve managed to save some money.” Not because it’s bad to… »53 minutes ago12/01/15 10:40am

Abortion Providers Face Increase in Threats Since Release of Planned Parenthood Videos

Planned Parenthood employees and other reproductive healthcare workers have faced increased threats and harassment since the Center for Medical Progress released videos claiming to show PPFA officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue for research. Good job, pro-life advocates—you have successfully contributed to… »58 minutes ago12/01/15 10:35am

Kylie Jenner Thinks Her Lips Are ‘More Famous Than Kim’s Butt,' Is Probably Right

Last spring, Kylie Jenner decided to make lips her thing. Because the Kardashian-Jenners are very good at convincing people of just about anything, we all quickly accepted that lips were, in fact, her thing. But, as a species that covets what we see, plenty of us were mangled during failed attempts to make her lips our »Today 9:50am12/01/15 9:50am

Ted Cruz: There's No War on Birth Control Because You Can Always Buy a 'Rubber' From a Vending Machine

Senator and man who would be President Ted Cruz spent Monday night at a town hall in Iowa. While there, he generously shared his thoughts on birth control access, namely how easy it is to get some: “Last I checked, we don’t have a rubber shortage in America.” Oh Ted, you really shouldn’t have. »Today 9:30am12/01/15 9:30am

Cop Charged With the Murder Of Laquan McDonald Walks Out of Jail Thanks to Police Fundraising

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, imprisoned for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, left jail on Monday night. Although charged with first degree murder for McDonald’s death, Van Dyke was released after less than a week of incarceration because, according to his lawyer, he “[doesn’t] pose a flight… »Today 9:15am12/01/15 9:15am

Swedish Doctors Giving Out Free Dick-Measuring Tape to Ensure Proper Condom Sizing

They say that the best thing a bra-wearing woman can do is be measured by an expert, in order to ensure the most comfortable and supportive fit. Doctors at a clinic in Stockholm seem to be applying that same logic to penises all over the area, as they have begun handing out dick-measuring tape to ensure said penises… »Yesterday 8:00pm11/30/15 8:00pm

Iranian-American Dallas City Official Says He Was Stopped From Boarding Virgin Flight [Updated]

Bobby Abtahi, a Dallas attorney who also serves as the vice-chair of the City Plan Commission, tweeted Monday that Virgin Airlines wouldn’t allow him to board a flight in New York. A crew member told him the captain didn’t feel “comfortable” with him on board. Abtahi, a Dallas native, is Iranian-American. »Yesterday 7:00pm11/30/15 7:00pm

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Robert Dear Could Face Death Penalty 

Alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear appeared in court for the first time Monday afternoon. He was present by video conference from the El Paso County Jail, where he is being held without bail. He’s been appointed public defender Dan King, the same attorney who represented Aurora theater… »Yesterday 6:40pm11/30/15 6:40pm