Local anchors had to read a sneakily pro-Trump script on-air. This is scary.

There’s a curious video going around featuring several local news anchors reading from an identical script. “We’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country,” the reporters say in their recorded segments. “The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media.” Watch the video yourself (story continues below): Click here to see if you watch a local news affiliate…

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Just a photo of Mark Zuckerberg as Data from ‘Star Trek’

This week on the internet, we’ve collectively ripped Mark Zuckerberg as he attempts to save Facebook from public scrutiny by the U.S. government. Zuck’s two-day stint testifying in front of Congress this week after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal has overwhelming dominated the tech news cycle. So naturally, there were tons of memes. While robot Mark Zuckerborg has always been a popular joke among the Zuckmemes community, a common theme…

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A Parkland student brought tampons to school in a clear backpack. The pic went viral.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students returned from spring break this week to a find a new safety precaution in place: mandatory clear backpacks. To many students, the move — implemented after a shooter killed 17 people on their campus in February — fails to address the real root cause of gun violence: a lack of gun control. “They’re just an illusion of security,” senior Kyra Parrow said, blasting the backpacks. “My new…

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Emma Gonzalez remembers her classmates in a gut-wrenching, powerful speech.

We knew Emma Gonzalez was amazing. But at the March for Our Lives rally, the teenager rewrote the script on powerful activism. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. At the start of her powerful, gut-wrenching speech on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., Gonzalez stood in front of the massive crowd, tears streaming down her face, absolutely silent for 6 minutes and 20 seconds. The reason?   That’s how long it…

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The guns debate is a culture war. And young people will win it | Jessica Valenti

This is a fight between a young, diverse, feminist generation against an old, white, male minority desperate to hang on to power Young activists raised on social media and memes were bound to come up with the best protest signs. At the March for Our Lives, and the national school walkout earlier this month, teenagers held posters blasting politicians and declaring, Girls clothing in school is more regulated than guns…

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Gunman dead, two injured after shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland

Video Two teenagers shot by fellow student in Maryland Authorities hail school resource officer who engaged the gunman at Great Mills High School; Griff Jenkins reports from Maryland. A gunman who opened fire at Great Mills High School in Maryland was killed Tuesday after engaging an armed school resource officer, authorities said. The shooter, Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, was the only fatality. Police said Rollins used a handgun to shoot…

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How rightwingers have attacked Parkland students with lies, hoaxes and smears

As of this weekend, this group of idealistic young people have officially become the rights leading hate figures No issue unites the American right more than their opposition to gun control. The spectacle of hundreds of thousands participating in the #marchforourlives, disseminated a doctored animation of Gonzalez in which she falsely appeared to be tearing up the US constitution. Cartoonist and Trump sycophant Ben Garrison throwing a Nazi salute. On…

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Mythbuster Adam Savage Has Made a Bag, and It’s Beautiful

Adam Savage is clearly overjoyed about his new bag. I met up with the gear-obsessed designer, former Mythbusters host, and Tested.com editor in chief at his workshop in San Francisco to see his latest creation. He's designed his first carryall utility bag, the EDC One, and launched a new brand, Savage Industries, to market it. With the same childlike glee he exudes on camera, Savage flipped the thing around on…

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18 Real-Life Titanic Facts the Movie Didnt Tell You

2. There were a lot of rich and famous people who almost were on the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage. via: Imgur The Hershey’s chocolate founder Milton S. Hershey had a ticket but did not board the ship. Guglielmo Marconi — the inventor of the telegraph — had been offered free passage on the Titanic but instead boarded the Lusitania (a ship that also sank, though not during Marconi’s voyage). J.P. Morgan was set…

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Male Birth Control Pill Is Effective And Safe, According To A Recent Trial

Scientists are one step closer to achieving gender parity, at least as far as birth control is concerned. While there are currently several contraceptive options targeted at women, there are only two for men – condoms and vasectomies. The good news is that there are various reversible male birth control prototypes currently undergoing clinical trials. And the latest, a male oral contraceptive called dimethandrolone undecanoate (DMAU), appears to be safe…

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Parkland Students Are Trolling Their Mandatory Clear Backpacks By Carrying Things That Scare Conservatives The Most

Tampons. The students are filling the new backpacks with loads and loads of tampons. “I only got lights. I didn’t know. Getting supers for tomorrow,” student Cameron Kasky tweeted. “Sizes, pricing… I’m learning new things about women’s health right now. This stuff is expensive. Steps must be taken to make these health products easier to access.” “It’s actually pretty funny to walk through the hallways and see all the jokes…

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It’s Time for an RSS Revival

The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there's no panacea for what ails this internet we've built. But anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one that's been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It's time to head back to RSS. For…

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Photographer Tiptoes Through The Tulips To Shoot Harvest Mice, And The Result Will Make Your Day

These super cute photos were taken by Miles Herbert, a British photographer who runs Captivelight, holding workshops and photography tuition for people who are interested in capturing “birds of prey, reptiles, frogs and other beasties.” “Nearly all the animals we photograph are captive bred, the mice are bred to release into the wild at a local nature reserve – we prefer to use captive bred animals rather then disturbing wild…

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Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

World leaders urged to act as anger over inequality reaches a tipping point The worlds richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the worlds wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action. World leaders are being warned that the continued accumulation of wealth at the top will fuel growing distrust and anger over the coming decade…

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KUWTK Was Filming When Khlo Kardashian Heard Tristan News AND Gave Birth!

We’ve heard — and seen — a lot about Tristan Thompson and his alleged “serial cheater” ways over the past couple days. But we haven’t heard much from Khloe Kardashian herself. But we will. As she got hit with the news of the infidelity and went into labor, the KUWTK cameras were there! Photos: Khloé Kardashian Is Going To Be The BEST Mom! People confirmed the E! flagship reality show…

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Palestinians hold day of mourning after 773 shot with live ammunition

At least 15 killed when Israeli soldiers open fire during mass demonstrations in Gaza Gaza hospitals, running low on blood and overstretched by the huge number of wounded, were reeling after one of the enclaves bloodiest days outside of open war, in which Israeli soldiers shot 773 people with live ammunition, according to the ministry of health. Fifteen of the wounded died, said the ministry spokesperson Dr Ashraf al-Qidra. Most…

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20 Perfect Photos That Prove Theres Still Some Good Left in This World

via: Twitter Next time you’re feeling a little down about the state of society, just remember that pizza still exists and it can fill little girls like this one with staggering amounts of joy. That should be enough to get you through your day. Advertisement via: Imgur This guy graciously sets up a telescope in the WalMart parking lot and invites anyone and everyone to view the wonders of the…

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