An NYPD officer was caught using a chokehold again. This time on a pregnant woman 

Pictured above is an NYPD officer placing pregnant Rosan Miller in a chokehold right before she was arrested for disorderly conduct on Saturday. Miller’s offense: Grilling on a sidewalk, which violates local law in Brooklyn. In the photos, an officer has his arm around Miller’s neck in an apparent struggle.

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‘Time-Lapse’ Condenses 1 Hour of Air Strikes into 1 Minute, Shows Gaza Neighborhood Leveled

The video above isn’t a time-lapse per-se, but it is being reported as such because it allegedly condense a full hour of Israeli Army air strikes on a Gaza Neighborhood down to just one minute of footage. In that minute, you see an entire neighborhood vanish into explosions and massive clouds of dust that clear to reveal only piles of rubble.

The video was tweeted by BuzzFeed correspondent Sheera Frenkel, and it’s important to note that the info in her tweet has not been confirmed by anyone other than Al Arabia News, so details are vague and uncertain, but it’s a horrifying ‘time-lapse’ that reminds us of the GoPro video from the front of Syrian tank we shared several months ago.

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Hate crime maps reveal the most prejudiced places in America

At least 6,593 hate crimes occurred in 2012, according to hate crime data compiled by the University of Michigan.

The maps below reveal where different groups are most likely to be victims of hate crimes. Each county is colored based on its hate crime rate, the number of hate crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012. The worst offenders and their hate crime rates are called out in each map.

We’re looking at you Boise.

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See all those green states? That’s where a majority support marijuana legalization

If it feels like the country is inching toward legalizing pot nationwide, there’s good reason. With every passing day, a new marijuana decriminalization or legalization bill is introduced in the U.S., with both high-profile national politicians and state lawmakers coming out in favor. Public opinion is also increasingly behind the move, as recent polling indicates that around 58% of Americans support pot legalization.

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Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.

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