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New Documentary Highlights Growing Criminalization Of The U.S. Homeless

Across the country, people are being criminalized essentially for being homeless — and in Boise, Idaho, some are fighting back.

Cooper Court Protest

Demonstrators protest the police sweep of Cooper Court
Image Source: Boise Weekly

Criminalization of homelessness has been on the rise in cities across America since early 2009. Recent studies by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty indicate that in over 187 American cities, behaviors such as public sleeping, begging, loitering, sitting or lying down, food sharing, and sleeping in vehicles have been and are being prohibited. Proponents of bans like these say they are intended to help the homeless by pushing them into shelters, while critics believe that the laws aren’t meant to improve the safety of the homeless but push them out of the city.

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Photo Of The Day: The Last Man On The Moon

Last Manned Lunar Mission

Eugene Cernan riding the Lunar Rover during on the last manned mission to the Moon. Image Source: Wikipedia

Just after midnight on Dec. 7, 1972, Apollo 17 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On board were the last humans to land on the Moon.

NASA’s first night launch carried a three-man team of astronauts: Eugene Cernan, Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and Ronald Evans. Cernan and Schmitt explored the lunar surface for three days while Evans kept the command module “America” in lunar orbit. The crew was tasked with the mission of geologically surveying and sampling a previously unexamined area of the Moon – the Taurus-Littrow valley – for evidence of early lunar volcanic activity.

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San Bernardino Shooter Pledged Allegiance To ISIS, Officials Say

ISIS San Bernardino

After the shoot out in San Bernardino, California.

The San Bernardino shootings just got worse. One of the female shooters, Tashfeen Malik, pledged her allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook during the attack, CNN reported.

A U.S. official told the media outlet that Malik posted the pledge on an account with a different name, but they knew it was hers. This comes in on the tails of news that Syed Farook — Malik’s husband — was “radicalized” and in touch with terrorism suspects under FBI investigation.

Read more at CNN.

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