Friday, March 15, 2013

Daily Blend: 03/15/13

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Senator Rob Portman (Republican-Ohio)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Catholic Church in Joliet, Illinois forced to release thousands of internal documents that “reportedly show every bishop since the 1950s has been aware of diocese priests sexually abusing children”. I can hear Bill Donohue preparing his “old news” stamp already.
    (via @jennifurret)

  • Ironically named National Vaccination Information Center launches anti-vaccination billboards in four states. Not sure why Phil Plait expects the same company that proudly hosts Rush Limbaugh to apologize for, well, anything.

  • Why police officers shouldn’t be automatically believed (especially by the courts).

  • Republican Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) [pictured] becomes latest example that the best way to get someone to drop their homophobia is for them to know a gay person.
    (via Joe. My. God. & @BuzzFeedAndrew)

  • Information is Beautiful on the major causes of death in the 20th Century. Is it just me, or does cancer seem disproportionately large?

  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.