New York Times: The Shooting of Three Muslims in Chapel Hill Was Probably *Not* Over a Parking Dispute

For weeks now, there have been a couple theories floating around about why Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslims (below) in Chapel Hill: One is that he was an atheist killing Muslims in a hate crime, while the other said he was furious over some parking dispute.

The New York TimesJonathan M. Katz reports today that the parking theory seems very unlikely:

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Jimmy Kimmel Keeps Pressure on Anti-Vaxxer Parents by Sharing Over-the-Top Reactions to Last Week’s Segment

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel aired a fantastic rant against anti-vaxxers by simply explaining the reality of the situation — there’s no link between vaccines and autism, for example — and sharing what the vast majority of medical professionals recommend:



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Political Columnist Ana Marie Cox “Comes Out” as Christian

Ana Marie Cox, the founder of the Wonkette blog and a generally progressive commentator, made a surprising revelation the other day:



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Alabama Supreme Court to Probate Judges: Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Immediately

Last month, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (below) ordered all probate judges in the state to not issue same-sex marriage licenses. That order didn’t go very far and most of the counties in the state have ignored the ban.

But now, Moore has taken it up a notch:



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Jewish Government Official Recalls the Christian Whose Invocation Ended With, “Our Speaker Today Will Burn in Hell”

Earlier this year, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners adopted a new policy that would turn the courthouse grounds into a public forum following a kerfuffle involving a Nativity scene on the property:

That controversy reminded Mickey Maurer, the former Indiana secretary of commerce, of a time around a decade ago when he gave a speech at Franklin College about the economic development in the area. His speech was fine, but what happened before and after his talk was a little unusual

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