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Despite protests between pro-Ukraine forces against Russia’s hold on Crimea, a pro-Russian force opened fire while seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday. NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk blamed the crisis on Russia and accused Moscow of undermining the global security system by taking control of Crimea. Read the rest here…[HuffPost]

Congressman John Lewis, legendary civil rights activist and the only living member of the “Big Six” leaders of the American civil rights movement, made a powerful stand for gay marriage in a video where he announces that the fight for same-sex marriage is one of civil rights. “No government, state or federal has the right to discriminate against someone because of the color of their skin or sexual orientation.” Watch the video here…[YouTube]

On the other hand, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) is pissed about Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to veto the controversial “right-to-discriminate” bill and had some choice words when it came to the LGBT community. In an interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson during last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann said, “There’s nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure. I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere.” Really? Gay people are bullying Americans? Listen to the rest of her interview here…[LarsLarson]

A 19-year-old aspiring model, who was abused by her boyfriend and thrown out of a moving vehicle, has bravely posted her graphic injury pictures to Instagram to bring to light the dangers of domestic violence. Read Mori Gabriella’s harrowing survival story here…[DailyMail]

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