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Bernie Sanders Live-Tweeted Donald Trump's RNC Speech and Absolutely Roasted Him

Bernie Sanders followed along with Donald Trump's RNC speech last night and commented with the hashtag #RNCwithBernie. Here's what he thought of what the Republican presidential candidate had to say.

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Today, New Zealand became the thirteenth country to legalize gay marriage after the Parliament voted 77 to 44 on an amendment to their 1955 marriage laws. Upon the formal announcement, many people in the crowd as well as a few lawmakers spontaneously burst into singing the traditional Māori love song "Pokarekare Ana."

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The major tenants of his platform? Legalizing marijuna, getting dogs banned from restaurants, keeping people with giant feet from taking up space on the sidewalk, and raising the minimum wage. 

His only major concern seems to be the candidacy of Hillary Clinton ("women love her!"). 

"I am congress, I am president." - Waka Flocka Flame, 2015.

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If We Had to Describe the 2016 Presidential Election in One Photo, We'd Choose This One

A bald eagle got caught in the grille of a car over the weekend and we can't help but empathize with the poor creature. It just seems like the perfect metaphor for our country right now, doesn't it? But don't worry, the bird was rescued, and that kinda gives us hope for the rest of America.

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I'm not in the business of telling people how to do their jobs, but if you're an elected official and want to instill trust in your constituents, show up with a Captain America shield.

Lan Diep proudly wore a Captain America shield on his arm while taking the oath of office this week. 

Dan Liep says there's "no metaphor."

“Except that it represents America’s ideals and I do hope to aspire to those ideals of fair play, equal justice, and democracy during my term,” Diep said. “But really, I just had this awesome shield and I wanted a chance to show it off.”

So wear that shield. Your constituents will either love you or think you don't take this job seriously at all. One or the other! 

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One grandmother apparently gave ISIS quite an earful.

In the video above which surfaced last week, an old woman in Syria gets right up in the face of some ISIS militants (according to the uploader) telling them that what they are doing is wrong.

“Oh you devils, turn back to God,” she says, “It’s all forbidden. I swear nothing what you have done was in the way of God.”

She argues against the unnecessary slaughter of innocents and warns them that their group is cursed.

“Neither of you will win,” she says. “Nor will anybody, you only will keep killing each other like donkeys.”

The men laugh and make fun of her, telling her to go away.

There isn’t much more information on the origins of this video, and the BBC wonders if the men are in fact ISIS as the uploader claims them to be. Some commenters are pointing out that if it really were ISIS, they would have killed the woman on the spot.

Over the weekend, U.S. led forced conducted a number of air strikes against ISIS targets in both Syria and Iraq.