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KY Clerk Refusing to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Will Take Case to Supreme Court

Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Court clerk who has persistently refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has asked the Supreme Court to hear her case. Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue the licenses for religious reasons, claiming that to do so would undermine her First Amendment freedoms. » 8/29/15 12:30pm 53 minutes ago

Kylie Jenner and Tyga Have No Regard For the Law or Environment

As you might have heard, California is in a kind of permanent drought and counties across the state are trying to reduce their water usage. Yet celebrities seem deeply uninterested in environmental maintenance or following the laws of common people, and more interested in maintaining their lush lawns. Among those law… » 8/29/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

3,000 Upstaters Want to Commit Economic Suicide by Seceding From New York

That attractive graphic up there represents a plan put forth by a group of liberty lovers who’d like to see New York state split into two “autonomous regions”: New York, below, composed of the city plus Long Island and Westchester and Rockland Counties, and New Amsterdam, above, composed of everything else. If that… » 8/28/15 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm

British Music Festival Locks DJ in Cage After Mistaking Him For Rogue Fan

Evian Christ is a British producer and DJ who is perhaps most well-known for co-producing a song on Kanye West’s Yeezus. Today, he played a set at Leeds Festival in England, which is roughly equivalent to something like Lollapalooza. It probably would have been a great all-around day for Evian Christ had festival… » 8/28/15 5:50pm Yesterday 5:50pm

Police Officers Leave Reporter Accidental Voicemail About Her 'Fucking Giant' Tits

A reporter in Colorado was treated to a delightful voicemail this week from a sheriff’s deputy, who has thoughts on her breasts, face, body, and accent. The one thing he lacks — the only thing, really — is a basic understanding about how to hang up his phone so he doesn’t leave accidental messages. And now here we all… » 8/28/15 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

Tropical Storm Erika Prompts State of Emergency in Florida: Here's What You Need to Know

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida this morning in anticipation of Tropical Storm Erika’s arrival this weekend and early next week. The storm’s disorganized nature and erratic motion is making it a nightmare to forecast. Here’s what you need to know about Erika as it draws closer to the U.S. » 8/28/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Report: No-Longer-Disgraced Rebekah Brooks Will Return to News Corp As UK CEO

In 2011, Rebekah Brooks resigned as CEO of the United Kingdom division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, amid the fallout from the company’s phone-hacking scandal. Today, London’s Financial Times reports that Brooks will return to that position.http://gawker.com/britain-s-phon... » 8/28/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

I Love These Goddamn Stock Video Baboons and So Will You

A solid meme for a Friday afternoon: Stock footage of baboons doing human things, paired with silly one-liner captions. They talk on the phone, they throw their computers, they gaze dewy-eyed into the distance and softly smack their lips in resignation. I love these goddamn baboons, and I can’t wait to share them with… » 8/28/15 3:37pm Yesterday 3:37pm

Here's the Philosophy Essay Vox Found Too Upsetting to Publish

Vox.com recently commissioned an essay from Torbjörn Tännsjö, a professor of practical philosophy at Stockholm University, on the “the repugnant conclusion,” a belief that asserts our moral duty to increase the population size because, according to the argument, more humans means more happiness. » 8/28/15 2:46pm Yesterday 2:46pm