Knockout Game Player Charged With Hate Crime, Sparks Racial Debate

Knockout Game Player Charged With Hate Crime, Sparks Racial Debate

Conrad Barrett was arrested Thursday and charged under federal hate crimes law, which defines a hate crime as “motivated by enmity or animus against a protected class.”

The FBI also lists anti-white crimes as hate crimes, but the fact that he was charged for playing the "knockout game" and assaulting a black man has sparked controversy.

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Teen Girl Shot, Killed by Stepfather While Sneaking Back Into House

Teen Girl Shot, Killed by Stepfather While Sneaking Back Into House

A teenage girl from Colorado Springs, Colo., was shot and killed by her stepfather after trying to sneak back into her house and being mistaken for an intruder.

The unidentified 14-year-old was apparently attempting to slip back into her house undetected after a night out when she was killed by her stepdad.

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Gay Couple Kicked Out of Texas Club For Dancing Together

Gay Couple Kicked Out of Texas Club For Dancing Together

Justin Meyer and James Douglas, a same-sex couple, was thrown out of a country bar in Victoria, Texas for dancing together, according to a report.

“It's not acceptable for men to dance together in the type of business that we run,” Cactus Canyon spokesperson Roger Gearhart told a local station.

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Plus-Size Barbie Photos Spark Body Image Debate, Criticism

Plus-Size Barbie Photos Spark Body Image Debate, Criticism

Plus-size models and modeling have gained a lot of traction in 2013, as they a purpose beyond marketing plus-size clothing to a growing market.

They also provide women with a more diverse range of bodies to look up to, which potentially improves self-confidence, body image and social norms.

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Pope Francis: The Advocate Person of the Year!

Pope Francis: The Advocate Person of the Year!

In a sign of how far the gay rights movement has come, Pope Francis has been named 2013 Person of the Year by The Advocate, a prominent LGBT magazine.

"While 2013 will be remembered for the work of hundreds in advancing marriage equality," The Advocate wrote, "it will also be remembered for the example of one man."

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Thousands of Carolers Fulfill Girl's Dying Wish

Thousands of Carolers Fulfill Girl's Dying Wish

In a story both heartwarming and heartbreaking, thousands of carolers gathered in West Reading, Pa., this weekend to fulfill a dying girl's Christmas wish.

Delaney Brown, an 8-year-old suffering from leukemia, included carolers on a "bucket list," and organizers expected "a few thousand" to take part.

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