Oregon's Health Exchange a Complete Failure, Facebook Embraces All Sorts of Gender Identities, Venezula Charges Opposition Leader for Deadly Protests: P.M. Links


  • Research indicates Facebook will not let you change your gender to "awesome." I tried.
    Credit: Scott Beale / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

    Oregon's health exchange received $160 million in taxpayer dollars and has yet to sign up a single person. There could be a federal probe over its problems.

  • Facebook has implemented customized gender options for users' profiles, giving them the opportunity to describe their gender in any number of different ways.
  • Russia has enacted its ban on allowing foreign same-sex couples to adopt children, as well a ban on single people from countries where gay same-sex marriage is legal from adopting children. I'm sure those lonely, homeless children will be grateful when they get older, right?
  • Venezuela's courts are blaming unrest that has resulted in three deaths on an opposition leader and has ordered his arrest. That should calm things down.
  • The possible merger of Comcast and Time Warner is already stirring up opposition.

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