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Google Maps To Identity Who Offers Abortions — And That Crisis Pregnancy Centers Don’t

Google is planning to let users know who offers abortions and who doesn’t. The move comes as crisis pregnancy centers are being criticized for so-called “deceptive advertising.” Critics of crisis pregnancy centers say they are “limited,” since they don’t offer abortion. Google’s new policy will be executed via Google Maps. Earlier this week, Yelp started......

Associated Press: Don’t Say ‘Thar She Blows’

The Associated Press Twitter account posted part of the news organization’s style guide on Monday, informing readers that when the AP makes references to “nations, ships, storms, or voice assistants,” it uses the pronoun “it” as opposed to “she.” The full tweet reads: “Our style:  Don’t use the pronoun ‘she’ in reference to nations, ships,......

Kansas Voters Reject Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment

Kansas voters rejected by a wide margin a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state legislature to restrict or ban abortion on Tuesday. The vote was 59 to 41 percent against the amendment, according to the Kansas Secretary of State. Rural counties voted for the pro-life amendment, as expected, but not nearly as heavily......

Nancy Pelosi Visits Taiwan; China Erupts

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) visited Taiwan as expected on Tuesday to the anger of the Chinese government. “Our congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy,” Pelosi said in a written statement released Tuesday, August 2, the day of her arrival. “America’s solidarity with the......

Green Isn’t Environmentally Friendly Enough, Says Maker of Sprite

For 61 years, the soda Sprite has come in an instantly recognizable green bottle. No longer.  Beginning Monday, August 1, Coca-Cola, the company that owns Sprite, will stop producing Sprite in green bottles and instead use white ones. The reason?  Green plastic isn’t recyclable. Well, that’s not exactly it. Apparently, green plastic isn’t recycled as......

Former Red Sox Closer Jonathan Papelbon Has Betting Advice For Major League Baseball All Star Game

Former Boston Red Sox closer and 2007 World Series champion Jonathan Papelbon has some betting advice for the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Ariel Epstein, sports betting host for YahooSports, put a 53-second video on Twitter with the caption: “It may be an exhibition game, but that doesn’t mean @ArielEpstein couldn’t find good trends......

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Federal Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay on the Biden Administration’s order to businesses with 100 or more employees to require workers to get vaccinated for coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. The mandate, issued last year by executive order from President Joe Biden to the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration, exceeded the......

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Convicted On All Charges in George Floyd Death

Then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all charges in the death of George Floyd last year. Chauvin was convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder, and manslaughter by a jury. The judge read the verdict shortly before 4:10 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, April 20. Floyd died May 25, 2020......

Republican Congressman Calls On Democratic Party To Change Its Name Or Be Kicked Out of U.S. House of Representatives

A Republican congressman has introduced a resolution calling for the Democratic Party to change its name “or be barred from participation in the House of Representatives” because of its past support for slavery, the Confederacy, the Ku Klux Klan, and Jim Crow laws denying blacks civil rights. U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced the measure......

Washington Redskins Getting Ready To Cave On Name

The owner of the Washington Redskins has announced the team is planning “to undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” — which is setting expectations of a change. Dan Snyder, owner of the National Football League team, has long said he would never change the team’s name, which has withstood attacks from people who......

Aunt Jemima Resigns

Aunt Jemima, a staple brand name of syrup and pancake mix since 1889, is going to disappear later this year in an attempt to foster racial equality. The Quaker Oats Company, which has owned the brand since 1926, announced Wednesday it is discontinuing the packaging and the name. “As we work to make progress toward......