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Friday, July 17, 2015

"Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar, unrealised desires they themselves harbour," Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study's lead author, explained.
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The study – which was conducted by a team from the University of Rochester, the University of Essex and the University of California – also found that subjects who said they were heterosexual – but reported homosexual tendencies during tasks – were more likely to be hostile to gays, who were forced to repress their true emotions because of strict, conservative upbringings.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer: For nearly 150 years, the United States, under the 14th Amendment, has recognized people born here as citizens, regardless of whether their parents were citizens. But Texas has other plans. ...The state has refused to issue birth certificates to children who were born in Texas to undocumented parents. In May, four women filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services alleging constitutional discrimination and interference in the federal government's authority over immigration. ... Employees at the offices, which are run by the Texas Department of State Health Services, told the women they would no longer accept either the matricula consular, which is a photo ID issued by the Mexican Consulate to Mexican nationals living in the U.S., or a foreign passport without a current U.S. visa. read more


Monday, July 13, 2015

Eurozone leaders have reached a "unanimous" agreement after marathon talks over a third bailout for Greece, EU President Donald Tusk has said.He tweeted that a bailout programme was "all ready to go" for Greece, "with serious reforms and financial support".


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dance Me This, an album Frank Zappa was working on before his death in December 1993, has become his 100th release -- bringing to a close the legacy of this visionary musician that began in 1966 with Freak Out from the Mothers of Invention. Apart from the sudden endings to many of the tracks, this album has nothing in it to irritate even the most ardent Frank Zappa fans. It uses many of his signature plays and developments, it includes rhythms associated with rock, jazz and classic music, making this a fusion of many styles, under Zappa


Military prosecutors this year learned about a massive cache of CIA photographs of its former overseas "black sites" while reviewing material collected for the Senate investigation of the agency's interrogation program, U.S. officials said.

The existence of the approximately 14,000 photographs will probably cause yet another delay in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as attorneys for the defendants demand that all the images be turned over and the government wades through the material to decide what it thinks is relevant to the proceedings.


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