Cate Carrejo
Enjoying life in the greatest city in the world. Trying to learn everything about everything.

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13 Things Marginalized People Wish Male Politicians Knew

As a proud Latina and Mexican-American, I'm used to people saying hurtful things about me. Rarely are these insults more painful than when they come from a politician, however. Whether or not a politician actually represents me in office, I still tak…
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White Men Are The Most Effective Killers In America

The latest mass shooting in America is almost perfectly playing out the familiar patterns that the nation has come to recognize in the wake of these tragedies. A white man killed dozens of people in Las Vegas on Monday night, just as a white men did …
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America, This Is Exactly The Right Time To Talk About Gun Control

The nation is still reeling from the horrific Sunday night shooting in Las Vegas, but Americans have already fallen into predictable rhetorical patterns after this latest public attack. Conservatives have accused liberals of politicizing the shooting…
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This Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Reportedly Saved Dozens Of Victims’ Lives

The mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night stunned the nation, but even from the midst of tragedy, there are always stories of heroism. Jonathan Smith is a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting who reportedly saved multiple lives during the incident, r…
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This Trend Insists Another Mass Shooting Will Happen — & It'll Be Deadlier

A horrific shooting on the Las Vegas strip Sunday night broke one of the country's most somber records, but it may not stand for long. The attack in Las Vegas suggests that mass shootings will only keep getting worse unless there's radical change at …
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This One Tweet About The Las Vegas Shooting & Terrorism Unveils A Troubling Double Standard

The deadliest mass shooting in American history happened Sunday night on the Las Vegas strip, where over 50 people died and over 500 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a music festival. The heartbreaking incident has brought millions to social…
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Was The Las Vegas Suspect Able To Get Hold Of A Machine Gun Legally?

The Las Vegas Strip was the scene of the latest horrific mass shooting in America Sunday night. The weapons used to commit the senseless act of violence has been recovered by local law enforcement, which means the country could get some much needed a…
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The Las Vegas Shooter Had At Least 10 Guns & May Have Tweaked Them To Fire Faster

A horrific shooting at a music festival Sunday night ended with at least 58 deaths and 400 injuries, breaking the record for deadliest mass shooting in recent national history. The Las Vegas shooter had multiple guns on the scene, though he may not h…
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This Is What Gun Laws Are Like In Las Vegas

A horrifying and deadly mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip Sunday is almost certain to spark the ever-present underlying American debate on gun control. While few details about the perpetrator are known at this time, attention typically turns to th…
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People Are Sharing "Pray For Las Vegas" Tributes Online

A mass shooting has left more than 50 people dead and 200 people injured on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, once more shaking the battered nation to its core. Americans are coming together online to support one another in the wake of his tragedy — …
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Indian Court Overturns Rape Conviction Because A “Feeble No” From A Woman "May Mean A Yes"

India's slow march toward gender equality suffered a setback this week after a key legal ruling cast doubt on the nation's commitment to prosecuting sexual assault. A Indian judge overturned a Bollywood director's rape conviction, and the reasoning b…
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What ESPN's Jemele Hill Has To Say About NASCAR Firing Drivers Who "Take A Knee"

All eyes are on the sports world after NFL players started a new wave of demonstrations during the national anthem over the weekend. The barrier between sports and politics is breaking down, and it's opening up new dialogue and potentially new areas …
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Why You Should Never Call "Take A Knee" A "Flag Protest"

Athletes across the country joined together to protest this weekend to challenge assertions of disloyalty to their country. While many Americans interpret the act of kneeling during the national anthem disrespectful to the flag, this nationwide prote…
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Anthony Weiner Has Been Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting A Teen Girl

Former U.S. congressional representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday for a sexting scandal that was revealed last year as part of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers while Secretary of State. Weiner will …
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15 Everyday Americans Who Never Knew How Much They'd Need Health Insurance

One of the GOP's primary arguments for the Graham-Cassidy bill is that people shouldn't have to pay for more coverage than they personally need. However, most Americans know that this isn't how insurance actually works — indeed, it's antithetical to …
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Kirsten Gillibrand Can't Believe She Has To Fight For Women's Health Care Every Freaking Month

If you're sick of the near-constant threats to health care coverage in America, think of how the legislators fighting to protect it feel. Congressional Republicans are singing their age-old anti-Obamacare hymn this week as yet another measure to repe…
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What You Need To Know About Whether Hurricane Maria Will Hit Miami

For the sixth time in a month, the U.S. mainland is preparing for the possibility of a major hurricane. This coming storm has already devastated Puerto Rico, Dominica, and other islands in the Caribbean, making fears of its impact in the continental …
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Sean Spicer Threatened A Journalist With Legal Action For Texting Him — REPORT

Despite his high-profile appearance at the Emmys over the weekend, it seems the former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer may be done with the limelight. According to the newsletter Axios AM, Spicer reportedly told journalist Mike Allen to stop …
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You Can Donate To These 7 Organizations Helping Mexico's Earthquake Victims Right Now

The latest in the recent numbingly long series of natural disasters hit central Mexico on Tuesday, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that has claimed more than 200 lives so far. It's the latest in a string of natural disasters that have rocked the country i…
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This Shocking Video From Mexico City Shows A Building Decimated In The Blink Of An Eye

A large portion of central Mexico was struck by a devastating earthquake Tuesday that has claimed more than 200 lives. The level of destruction can be difficult to fathom for those who have never witnessed this particular type of disaster firsthand —…
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