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Brittany Maynard posthumously supports aid-in-dying bill

Just before a contentious aid-in-dying bill was taken up on Capitol Hill this week, a posthumous video of Brittany Murphy was released. Maynard was a 29-year-old California woman who suffered from terminal brain cancer and decided to end her life last November by taking a mixture of life-ending drugs. 58 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Report: Shots fired at Bush Intercontinental Airport, possibly one casualty; Updated with photos, video

I am currently hiding. Pray 4 us “@MyFoxHouston: #Breaking news: Shots fired at Terminal B @iah Reported one person down in lobby”

— Pat Price (@WritingAboutRun) …

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America more ready than ever for a woman president

In a new poll, two-thirds of respondents say America is ready to elect a female president — a remarkable increase since 1996 and 2007. That could be great news for Hillary Clinton who is expected to announce her 2016 candidacy possibly any day now. 140 more words

Politics And Government

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Martinsville Speedway 2015 Kroger 250 Qualifying Order

Here is the qualifying order for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying session at the Martinsville Speedway.

Camping World Truck Series qualifying will be held at 11:15 am/et Saturday. 19 more words

Racing News

Kamala Harris wants to block “kill the gays” initiative

California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced on Wednesday that she intends to block the beyond-controversial voter initiative that calls for the legalized execution of gay people, proposed by Huntington Beach lawyer Matt McLaughlin. 182 more words

Human And Civil Rights

New biography of Michelle Obama out soon

FLOTUS fans, mark your calendars: a new biography of Michelle Obama is coming out on April 7. In Michelle Obama: A Life, former Washington Post reporter Peter Slevin follows Michelle from her childhood in Chicago through the development of her relationship with Barack and their journey to the White House– though the book reportedly dwells less on Washington gossip than we might expect from a political biography. 81 more words

Arts And Culture

In Iran, woman won’t be charged for going to volleyball game

Charges dropped against Ghoncheh Ghavami, campaigners say http://t.co/xhirChjifp pic.twitter.com/OGTQpjKuZu

— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) March 25, 2015

Charges have been dropped against Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for attending a men’s volleyball game last June.

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