Wednesday, June 25, 2014

First Drip (6/25/14): N.C. lawmaker considers pedophilia a sexual orientation, the case of the biting soccer player, more

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Rep. Paul Stam, R-Apex, apparently includes pedophilia and incest in his definition of sexual orientation. "In a debate over charter schools, a legislator offered an amendment that would have prohibited discrimination, including over sexual orientation. Rep. Paul Stam, a Republican from Apex, questioned the amendment and passed out a two-page paper titled, 'What is Sexual Orientation?'" "I've never gotten an answer from people who use the term 'sexual orientation,'" he said.

Less consumer spending, including less spending on health care, led the U.S. economy to shrink as much in the first quarter of this year as it did during the depths of the last recession.

If Uruguay's Luis Suarez is found to have intentionally bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in a recent soccer game, he could be banned from playing for up to 24 games. "FIFA, football's governing body, has opened disciplinary proceedings against the striker following Uruguay's 1-0 group win on Tuesday. Chiellini claimed Suarez bit him on the left shoulder, but Suarez said the defender 'bumped' into him."

Here's a scary way to illustrate the health hazards of smoking: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin running ads of toothless longtime smokers.

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