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Here is a Comprehensive Supercut of News Clips from the First Decade of the AIDS Crisis: VIDEO

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HBO's broadcast of The Normal Heart has caused new reflection on the early days of the AIDS crisis, and the fear, ignorance, lack of understanding, and anger that were the hallmarks of that era.

If you care to revisit it, an intrepid newshound Dave Evans has assembled an hour's worth of clips from 1982-1992 covering everything from the first discovery of the disease to Rock Hudson's death, to the ACT UP demonstrations.

Let's hope nothing like it ever happens again.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mama Bear Saves Cub Stranded On Canadian Highway: VIDEO

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As a kid your mother probably warned you not to play in the street and to look both ways before you cross the street. This is sound advice for humans and for bears, as it turns out. Last weekend, a baby bear cub got caught on the side of a highway in British Columbia's Kootenay National Park. Thankfully, mama bear was not far behind and, after looking both ways, came to the rescue of her cub. 

Check out the amazing and adorable footage captured by storm chaser Ricky Forbes, AFTER THE JUMP…

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Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate Is A Biker In Favor Of Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Harley Brown is one of the most colorful contenders for Idaho governor, both in personality and appearance. The Republican biker showed up to the debates last Wednesday in leather gear and a crass attitude that was so over the top it was more entertaining than insulting.

Despite frequent use of slurs and blue language (which appeared to stem from ignorance rather than hate, but still necessitated that the debate be on a 30 second delay), Brown shattered some misconceptions by coming out as very pro-gay and pro-gay marriage. When speaking about the striking down of Idaho's gay marriage ban, Brown said:

I've picked up my fair share of the gay community [as a cab driver in Boise] and they have true love for one another. I'm telling you, they love each other more than I love my motorcycle.  You know, they're just as American as a Medal of Honor winner...I'm glad that judge made that decision...I know I'm not really talking like a Republican.

This stood in remarkable contrast to both Russ Fulcher's "support of Idahoans" and desire to challenge the judicial decision, and candidate and cartoon curmudgeon Walt Bayes immediately launching into scripture from Leviticus.

You can watch the full hour-long debate as well as a supercut of the best clips AFTER THE JUMP...

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Karl Rove Says Hillary Clinton Has Brain Damage, Then Denies It: VIDEO

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Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a bid for the presidency in 2016, so naturally Republicans are getting nasty. Karl Rove throws his two cents in by recalling Clinton's trip to the hospital in 2012 after she suffered a blood clot in her head after falling and all but outright saying that she's suffering from brain damage. According to New York Post's Page Six, Rove allegedly said at a conference last Thursday: 

Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what's up with that.

Tuesday on Fox News, Rove clarified his statements:

No, no. I didn't say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode and my point was that I think it was from the 7th of December in 2012 through the 7th of January of 2013, she underwent, first she had apparently a serious virus.

He didn't say she had brain damage, he just wants to know "what's up with" why she was wearing glasses that are for victims of brain trauma, which is not at all a flaccid attempt to transitively imply that Clinton is indeed actually suffering from brain damage. Rove is just reminding Clinton and her supporters that her health records would be a concern if she decides to run, that's all.

You can watch Rove's denial and CNN's coverage of Rove's statements AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mika Brzezinski Has Had Enough of Cable News' Factless Speculation About the Vanished Plane: VIDEO

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As cable news networks enter their third week of specualtion and conspiracy theories about Malaysia 370, Mike Brzezinksi has had enough.

"That's actually capitalizing on a non-story for the sake of ratings because people's imaginations are piqued by this and that's not responsible. We did the plane. We will do the plane. It will be done again. We will do the facts."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'RT' Anchor Quits On-Air, Says She Can No Longer Be 'Part of a Network That Whitewashes' Putin's Actions - VIDEO

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Liz Wahl, a news anchor for RT, the state-funded Russian TV network, resigned on-air today over the situation in Ukraine, saying she could no longer be "part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin."

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