Texas AG: State workers can deny marriage licenses to gay couples

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sunday stated that county clerks, judges and justices of peace can deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples for religious reasons, arguing that the Supreme Court did not abolish religious liberty.

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The Government Experiment That Tested Mustard Gas on ‘Black Skins’ (MuckReads Weekly)

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NYT Reporter: Many Democrats Will Still Say Obama and Clinton ‘Didn’t Exactly Show a Whole Lot of Courage’ on Gay Marriage

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New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said there are still many Democrats who will say that President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “didn’t exactly show a whole lot of courage” on supporting marriage equality during his first term in office.

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Long lines at ATMs in Greece, as fear of debt default grows

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious Greek pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday in the hope of getting their pensions, while queues formed at ATMs as they gradually began dispensing cash again following the imposition of strict controls on capital.

As global markets plunged following one of the most dramatic weekends in Greece’s five-year financial saga, the country woke up to a changed financial landscape that many in the markets fear could be a prelude to a messy debt default and a damaging Greek exit from the euro.

The banks and the country’s stock market have been closed for the week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ surprise call for a referendum next Sunday on budget and reform proposals creditors are demanding Greece should take to gain access to blocked bailout funds. Tsipras is advocating Greeks reject the proposals in the popular vote, which increasingly has the look of a vote on euro…

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Walmart says no to Confederate cake, but bakes an ISIS-flag cake

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It’s been 150 years since the end of the American Civil War that ended the Confederacy. But in the current anti-Confederate frenzy whipped up by politicians and the media, a Walmart store actually refused a customer’s request for a Confederate-flag cake, but assented to his request for a cake topped with the battle flag of ISIS or the Islamic State — the flag of jihadists who behead Christians.

On June 25, 2015, Herman Netzhammer went to the bakery department of a Walmart Supercenter on Northshore Blvd. in Sidell, Louisiana, and requested an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it.

Walmart denied his request.

The next day, Netzhammer returned to that Walmart and requested an Edible image cake with the ISIS battle flag image. As he recounts:

“They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls…

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FBI warns of possible terror threat ahead of holiday weekend

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The warning comes just days after several brutal attacks overseas.

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Is this another false alarm? We can’t really tell. The government has cried wolf so often we can’t tell if it’s legitimate or not.

Turkish disperse LGBT protesters with water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas

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Reports suggest local police used water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas

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