U.S. Park Service to study LGBT sites for inclusion in National Register of Historic Places

By Tom Boggioni Standing in front of the historic Stonewall Inn tavern, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on Friday the formation of a study group that will be tasked with exploring the LGBT movement’s history in the U.S., with an eye on identifying historic locations for…

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Who was behind the bizarre raid on Gibson Guitars?

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More information is coming out…Via Human EventsTime to revisit an old abuse-of-power scandal from President Obama’s first term: the utterly bizarre raid on Gibson Guitars by a paramilitary unit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Nothing about this caper ever…

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‘Bad, bad guys’: Taliban leaders released in return for captive US soldier set off alarms

By Doug Powers

An American soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held prisoner in Afghanistan since 2009, has been released from captivity after successful negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban:
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday…

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Veteran’s tragic suicide note leaves CNN host speechless: Forgive me, this is tough

By Eric W. Dolan CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin was nearly brought to tears on Friday while the parents of an Iraq war veteran read his heart-breaking suicide note. “My body has become nothing but a cage, a source of pain and constant problems,” the father of Daniel Somers said, reading from his son…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio takes on Teamsters and Liam Neeson as he tries to ban New York’s horse carriages

By Edward Helmore, The Guardian The city mayor’s stand on animal welfare is facing heavyweight opposition – but he won’t back down On the corner of 59th and 5th, Marcello, a 12-year-old, chocolate-brown draught horse, has his nose in a bucket of feed. Most days he and his S…

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