Earlier this year, Twitter announced a new device and a policy of weeding out and removing offensive content from its site if a foreign government requested it.
Thursday, the company tweeted that it's done so for the first time — blocking a neo-Nazi group's account in Germany. Today, Twitter withheld another account — this one in Britain, belonging to a right-wing member of the European Parliament who tweeted support for discrimination against gays. Government officials are investigating both cases.
It's not just nutritionists who have a problem with sugar these days, so does organized labor. The AFL-CIO is calling for a boycott of one the country's biggest sugar producers, the American Crystal Sugar Company, based in Moorhead, Minn.
President Obama and Governor Romney have discussed the middle class a great deal during the debates, but the candidates haven't spent nearly as much time talking about the poor. To get a read on the state of poverty in America, host Michel Martin talks with Irwin Redlener, of the Children's Health Fund and Timothy Noah, a columnist for The New Republic.
Civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar regularly offers his thoughts about sports, politics and pop culture in Tell Me More's Barbershop roundtable. For the occasional series In Your Ear, Iftikhar shares his thoughts on the songs that make him dance and keep him happy, including Public Enemy's "He Got Game."
Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar open up the mailbag to see what listeners have to say. This week, the program's Twitter feed lit up when rapper Lupe Fiasco talked about why he's a big Johnny Cash fan.
Kellie Martin and Ethan Erickson in <em>I Married Who?</em>
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Adrian Pasdar and Amy Huberman in <em>Chasing Leprechauns</em>.
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Wisecracking Friend, Rough-Edged Dude, Helping Moppet, Straitlaced Lady, Wisecracking Friend in <em>A Taste Of Romance</em>. (Technically Rockmond Dunbar, James Patrick Stuart, Bailee Madison, Teri Polo and Romy Rosemont.
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Bradley Snedeker is the actual name of this actor in <em>I Married Who? </em>He plays Kellie Martin's fiance. He is getting The Pullman, and you can tell from this photo. (See how he's on his phone all the time?)
Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 12:43 pm
During a televised debate Thursday on Chicago's WTTW, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) reiterated his opposition to abortion in any circumstance. It's similar to the Republican Party's national platform, which doesn't have any exceptions for abortion in the case of rape or incest. Walsh is taking it a step further — banning abortion to save the life of the mother.