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California Officially Outlaws Using 'Redskins' As Mascots For All Public Schools!

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Great work, California!

The Golden State has become the first in the nation to completely ban the use of 'Redskins' as a mascot for any public school sports team, with a bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown (pictured above) on Sunday.

Related: Washington Redskins' Name Deemed Offensive, Could Become The Washington Bravehearts?

The ban comes in direct relation to the ongoing controversy surrounding the NFL's Washington Redskins, and that team's refusal to change their mascot, which Native American advocacy groups and allies have continually said is racist and cruel.

With California's ban, the state joins communities — like Houston, Texas and Madison, Wisconsin — in ridding themselves of the racially insensitive term in the public realm surrounding sports and mascots.

California's bill, Assembly Bill 30, also known as the California Racial Mascots Act, prohibits public schools from using 'Redskins' for athletic mascots or nicknames beginning on January 1, 2017.

Governor Brown said of the bill, and other legal moves on racial issues:

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Demi Lovato Is Going To Capitol Hill To Push For Mental Health Reform!

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Demi is showing off her strong voice, just in a different way!

We all know Demi Lovato has a powerful voice, but now she's using it for something other than belting out her hit songs.

The pop princess is headed to Capitol Hill to raise awareness about mental health issues, something that hits home because she has admitted to suffering with bipolar disorder.

Photo: Demi Goes Naked & Makeup-Free For Vanity Fair!

On Tuesday, the 23-year-old is headed to Washington, D.C. for the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health movement at the National Council for Behavioral Health's Hill Day.

While she's there, the brunette beauty is going to meet with legislators to push for "comprehensive mental health reform" and an easier ability to obtain the proper healthcare.

But most importantly, the Confident singer wants to change the way our society perceives mental disorders and diseases, saying:

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Little House On The Prairie Star Running For Congress — But Something From Her Past May Keep Her From Winning!

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From Little House to the White House??

Ok, maybe not that far, but Little House On The Prairie star Melissa Gilbert IS running for Congress!

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Gilbert, who was a child actress on Little House just a few short decades ago, is running as a Democrat in Michigan's 8th District, hoping to unseat Republican Representative Mike Bishop.

On her campaign website, Gilbert made a statement about her decision to run:

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Amy Schumer Teams Up With US Senator Charles Schumer To Push For U.S. Gun Control After Louisiana Trainwreck Shooting!

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Amy Schumer is on it.

Last week, the comedienne hinted she was working to help the victims of gun violence in the wake of a fatal shooting at Louisiana theater that was screening her film Trainwreck.

Now, the Inside Amy Schumer star will team up with her cousin, US senator Charles Schumer to call for greater gun control!

According to reports, the 34-year-old will join the Democratic senator as he reveals a three-part plan geared at making it more difficult for violent criminals and mentally ill people to purchase firearms.

[ Photos: Bikini-Clad Jennifer Lawrence Relies On New BFF Amy Schumer For Support ]

The proposed law will

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Clay Aiken Calls The Woman Who Beat Him Out For Congress A B*tch!

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Permanent runner-up Clay Aiken isn't taking the back seat any longer!

That's because the American Idol-turned-politician is lashing out at the woman who beat him for that North Carolina Congress seat.

While interviewing with Howard Stern on Monday, the Celebrity Apprentice contestant referred to his opponent Rep. Renee Elmers as a b*tch, saying:

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California Representative Mike Honda Tweets Out A Cute Pic To Show His Pride For His Trans Granddaughter!

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California Representative Mike Honda just won grandfather of the year on Wednesday when he tweeted out an adorable pic of himself next to his granddaughter.

The Democratic Rep. wanted to show his support for her as a trans woman, saying:

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U.S. To Reinstate Diplomatic Relations With Cuba! Plus, The Release Of Political Prisoners On BOTH Ends!

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Holy moly this is HUGE news!

President Barack Obama announced to the world that the United States would be opening full diplomatic relations with Cuba!

Not only this, but the U.S. will be opening up an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than half-a-century!

In addition to these two things, Cuba has released an American contractor, Alan Gross, who has been held in a Cuban prison for five whole years AND both the United States AND Cuba released political prisoners, some which were held for up to 20 years, back to their own countries.

But, how did all of this come about?

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