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June 06, 2015
Make No Mistake, Trump's Government Shutdown Is About Racism

Make No Mistake, Trump's Government Shutdown Is About Racism

Lost in the shitstorm over “shithole” was another equally damning example of President Donald Trump’s blatant racism and sexism.

Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak Up

Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak Up

When Joelle Casteix heard Pope Francis accuse sex abuse victims in Chile of slander, the pontiff’s words hit close to home.

Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19

Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19

A house of horrors was discovered in Perris, California at the start of the week.

Delta issues new rules on emotional support animals

Delta issues new rules on emotional support animals

After the airline said it saw a spike in animal incidents, passengers must now provide documentation for their pet to the airline within 48 hours of their flight.

Supreme Court Tells North Carolina To Hold Off On Redrawing Congressional Map

Supreme Court Tells North Carolina To Hold Off On Redrawing Congressional Map

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday evening granted a request from Republican lawmakers in North Carolina to temporarily put on hold a lower court order that the state redraw its congressional map by next week.

A Leader of Zimbabwe's Opposition Party Was Among Five Killed in a Helicopter Crash

A Leader of Zimbabwe's Opposition Party Was Among Five Killed in a Helicopter Crash

Roy Bennett was known as "Pachedu," meaning "one of us" in the Shona language

Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families 

Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families 

Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the...

Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricity

Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricity

Google CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the importance of developing artificial intelligence and why it’s good that humanity is concerned about its development.

House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years

House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years

Last month, with a deportation order hanging over his head, Amer Othman Adi, 57, and his family were making preparations to leave their life in Youngstown, Ohio, willingly.

White House tries to tag Democrats with blame for possible shutdown

White House tries to tag Democrats with blame for possible shutdown

A White House official said Democrats are “hellbent on getting a shutdown.” Democrats pointed to specific legislation and claimed they're willing to compromise.

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

PHOENIX (AP) — A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday.

Aly Raisman Tells Nassar 'You Are Pathetic' After He Complains About Sentencing Hearing

Aly Raisman Tells Nassar 'You Are Pathetic' After He Complains About Sentencing Hearing

Olympian Aly Raisman addressed serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar in court Friday with a powerful statement, calling the former USA Gymnastics team doctor “pathetic” for complaining about the length of his sentencing hearing and “a monster” for abusing the trust of his young patients.

Car plows into crowd along Brazil’s Copacabana beach, killing baby

Car plows into crowd along Brazil’s Copacabana beach, killing baby

A car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.

Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments

Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments

Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he’d made on various radio segments.

Phoenix Serial Killer Suspect Identified After DNA Allegedly Connects Him to 9 Killings

Phoenix Serial Killer Suspect Identified After DNA Allegedly Connects Him to 9 Killings

Seven men and two women were shot between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17

CA authorities detail torture and abuse children faced at the hands of their parents

CA authorities detail torture and abuse children faced at the hands of their parents

On Thursday, January 18, California DA Michael Hestrin outlined the torture and abuse 13 children faced at the hands of their parents David and Louise Turpin.

Classmate speaks out about California ‘House of Horrors’ victim

Classmate speaks out about California ‘House of Horrors’ victim

A classmate of one of the victims who attended community college says the Turpin son was very thin and always in the same clothing.

2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey Farm

2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey Farm

Two boys are facing felony charges after vandalism at an Iowa honey farm killed 500,000 bees, according to police.

US government shutdown: Why did it happen, what does it mean and how long will it last?

US government shutdown: Why did it happen, what does it mean and how long will it last?

The US government shut down at midnight on Friday, meaning thousands of “non-essential” federal workers will be put on leave and not paid until a funding deal is reached. Senators blocked a bill to extend federal funding until 16 February despite huddled behind-the-scenes negotiations between...

President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.

Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP Entrance

Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP Entrance

Chris Christie, no longer the governor of New Jersey, was reportedly denied access to a special VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.

Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'

Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'

A guest on Fox News defended white supremacists over undocumented immigrants on Thursday evening.

The Electrification Era Moves Closer for Cars

The Electrification Era Moves Closer for Cars

Automakers are seeing the future, and increasingly it’s more high voltage than high octane. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, just under the sheet metal and hoods ...

'Tourniquet killer' put to death in first US execution of 2018

'Tourniquet killer' put to death in first US execution of 2018

A confessed murderer in Texas, dubbed the "tourniquet killer" for the way he strangled his victims, on Thursday became the first inmate executed in the United States in 2018. Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls and a young woman in Houston in...

Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender Roles

Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender Roles

Eli Rezkallah, a 31-year-old artist and photographer from Beirut, Lebanon, recently created a photo series called “In a Parallel Universe.”

13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents: Part 1

13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents: Part 1

David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 total counts, including charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.

'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein

'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein

Jeffrey Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning. The conservative-majority court granted...

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has...

Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.

Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.

Gymnastics stars speak out against Larry Nassar

Gymnastics stars speak out against Larry Nassar

Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber, two members of the 2012 USA Gymnastics team that stole the show at the London Olympics, were among the victims to give powerful statements against Larry Nassar.

Taiwan blocks China flights after route row

Taiwan blocks China flights after route row

Taiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by Chinese airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers' use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China. Taipei has repeatedly called for four new flight paths to be cancelled since China launched them earlier in...

Donald Trump's 'Screaming' Face On A Newspaper Stack Gets The Funniest Reworking

Donald Trump's 'Screaming' Face On A Newspaper Stack Gets The Funniest Reworking

A photo-editing battle has erupted over this somewhat unsettling snap of President Donald Trump’s face on a stack of German newspapers: PsBattle: Trump screaming in a stack of newspapers from photoshopbattles The viral image was actually part of an advertising campaign for the Der Tagesspiegel...

Why It's So Hard For Victims Of Extreme Abuse To Leave

Why It's So Hard For Victims Of Extreme Abuse To Leave

When police entered the home of David and Louise Turpin in Perris, California, they encountered 12 siblings who were being held in filthy, dark conditions ― some chained to furniture.

Astronaut expected to be the 1st African-American Space Station crewmember won't fly in 2018 after all

Astronaut expected to be the 1st African-American Space Station crewmember won't fly in 2018 after all

Jeanette Epps, who was set to become the first-ever African-American astronaut to be a crewmember on the International Space Station, will not fly to space in 2018 as scheduled, NASA announced late Thursday. It's not clear why Epps was reassigned from her flight. The decision pulls her from...

Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

By Gulsen Solaker and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies. Turkey's...

The Donald Trump Show Wraps Up First Season

The Donald Trump Show Wraps Up First Season

WASHINGTON – At least from a ratings standpoint, America’s 45th presidency without a doubt has had a successful first season, tremendous even.

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year,...

Government shutdown explained: What would happen if it went ahead, and why is it even a possibility?

Government shutdown explained: What would happen if it went ahead, and why is it even a possibility?

Government funding may run out at midnight on Friday unless both chambers of Congress pass a spending bill and President Donald Trump signs it into law. There have been 18 government shutdowns since 1976 that have occurred under both Republican and Democratic presidents, according to the...

Watch the World's First Ever Drone Surf Rescue

Watch the World's First Ever Drone Surf Rescue

A drone deployed an emergency flotation device to save two struggling swimmers in Australia

'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

On Friday, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax fraud in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was...

Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgrade

Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgrade

Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie with a look at how U.S. Army SOCOM is looking to equip the 75th Ranger Regiment's dogs with advanced vest protection, wearable sensors and video cameras.

Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'

Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'

CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O’Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host’s trip there.

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

By Mert Ozkan and Ellen Francis HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington. The...

On The Anniversary Of Trump's Inauguration, The Government Is Shut Down

On The Anniversary Of Trump's Inauguration, The Government Is Shut Down

WASHINGTON ― One year ago, Donald Trump stood at the U.S. Capitol and took his place as the nation’s 45th president. One of Trump’s major selling points during the campaign was his ability to make deals.

9 victims in Phoenix serial killings differ in age, gender

9 victims in Phoenix serial killings differ in age, gender

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in the Phoenix area say they have linked nine killings to convicted felon Cleophus Cooksey Jr. Here are more details about the serial killing case:

China Wants Missile Defenses To Stop India (And Kill Satellites)

China Wants Missile Defenses To Stop India (And Kill Satellites)

India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan. China is also within range of nuclear-armed North Korean missiles and Japan is mulling whether it...

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