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The Roundup

- Disillusionment in the Pakistani government led to 30,000 protesters marching toward Parliament for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif - Argentina announced it will pay onl...


Virginia Aunts Still Waiting to Become Moms

Two Virginia women who want to be moms are practicing by being awesome aunts. Why aren't they taking steps to become parents? They're waiting until both can be legal mothers to their chil...


Dear Queer Diary: It’s Carolyne!

She sings opera, bakes cookies, and owns more than half a dozen journals. What more could we ask for?


If there’s anything government haters can succeed at

If there's anything government haters can succeed at it’s bad, bad governing.



Late Late Night FDL: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

Brian Hyland -- Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini on the Dick Clark Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show, July 16, 1960.


Late Night: Defective X-Ray Pornscanners. You Can See Sideboobs But Not Sidearms

Wired has a story today about a team of security researchers demonstrated how people can slip weapons and explosives past TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners. The article talks about...


Orange Alert Issued for Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano

Following a swarm of 2600 earthquakes on Saturday in and around Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reports that the Bárðarbunga civil aviation color ...


Lac-Mégantic Disaster Report Issued

On July 6, 2013, a freight train parked with the engine running and left unattended at Nantes, Quebec began rolling, pulling 72 tank cars carrying Bakken crude, a highly flammable oil, be...


Also.Also.Also: Mo’ne Davis Is Protesting in Ferguson and Avoiding Mycoprotein

Topics in the news and on our radar range from Harriet the Spy to stretch marks to police violence.


Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Efforts to legalize marijuana in Oregon received an important boost today. The Democratic Party of Oregon officially came out in support of Initiative 91, which will legalize, tax and reg...



Up & Coming LGBTQ Music: Leila Abigail

Who doesn't love a Canadian lesbian who can play an instrument? That's right, no one!<!--[endif]-->Leila Abigal has a cool, unique sound that you cannot miss!Check out her single "Mabe...



Police Target School Building of Church, Which Has Been ‘Safe Space’ for Ferguson Community

The St. Louis County Police showed up at the St. Mark’s Church nearby Ferguson, which the community has been using as a “safe space” for Ferguson and other community residents. Organizers...



Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in North Da...



Shame Game: New Study Shows Stigma Sours Trans Relationships

A new study in the Journal of Family Medicine investigates how stigmatization and discrimination affect the mental health and relationship quality of transgender women and their cisgender...



FDL’s Kevin Gosztola Reporting from Ferguson

Donate to fund Kevin Gosztola’s reporting from Ferguson, MO.


Get Baked: Make-Ahead Overnight Hangover Brunch Extravaganza

The secret to the hangover brunch is having Past You make the food so Present You only has to move some bowls around and turn on the oven and is eating within 30 minutes of turning on the...


Orange is the New Black Episode 208 Recap: The Smell of Appropriately Sized Pots

Is it just me or does it seem like this episode has a lot of people smelling other things. Why is everyone smelling everything?


Activists In Oakland Block Israeli Ship From Docking

Pro-Palestinian activists in the city of Oakland, California are blocking the docking of an Israeli commercial vessel in response to Israel's military campaign in Gaza. The protest entere...