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Lawsuit Alleges Immigration Jail Forcibly Injects Kids With Drugs

The story just keeps getting worse.<p>A lawsuit filed in federal court in late April alleges that a private shelter in Texas forcibly injected immigrant …

U.S. Federal Courts

Trump repeals National Ocean Policy, opening the seas to 'more industrial uses'

On Tuesday, Donald Trump signed an executive order repealing protections for the oceans and Great Lakes. Instead, according to The Hill, Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Hundreds of kids headed from detention centers to shelters repeatedly cited for cruelty and abuse

Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion in the past four years to private companies operating immigrant youth shelters accused of serious lapses …

Immigration

The Exceptional Cruelty of a No-Hugging Policy

When kids separated from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border can’t get hugs or physical comfort from the caretakers at their shelters—or even from one another—their experience becomes even more traumatic.<p>On Monday, when <i>ProPublica</i> released the now infamous seven-and-a-half minutes of audiotape …

Siblings

Donald Trump's vicious assault on immigrant children hits America's moral gag reflex: Tim Kaine

Donald Trump's vicious assault on immigrant children and parents has hit America's moral gag reflex. I have lived in Honduras and seen what they are running from.<p>Pictures awaken our conscience and spur us to act. The photos of Birmingham police setting dogs and water hoses on peaceful marchers 55 …

Immigration

Trump signs order reversing family separation policy after tech, political backlash

Bowing to widespread pressure from the tech industry, politicians, religious groups and others, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that will stop the separation of some families who cross the US-Mexico border.<p>"We are keeping families together and this will solve that …

Donald Trump

How the Carmakers Trumped Themselves

Automakers wanted rule changes. But not, they say, these rule changes.<p>These are strange times for America’s car industry.<p>This month, the White House will decide the fate of a set of federal rules called the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, or CAFE standards. These laws regulate the …

Automotive Industry

Alums of Kirstjen Nielsen's High School Speak Out Against Her En Masse

Hundreds of former students of Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida have signed a petition asking the school's headmaster to retract a statement congratulating Nielsen and condemn her instead.<p>When the Department of Homeland Security rolled out its family separation practice last month, New …

High School

Airlines ask the government not to fly separated children on their planes

US airlines on Wednesday spoke out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their families.<p>American Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines all issued statements in the hours before President Donald Trump …

Immigration

Charts: Trump is the target of historic voter backlash ahead of the 2018 midterms

New data shows Trump is a bigger election drag on his party than Obama ever was.<p>The 2018 midterm elections will surely be a referendum on the sitting president, as midterms always are, but new polling shows that Donald Trump will play a particularly outsize role when voters head to the polls in …

Pew Research Center

Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Trump’s ‘Immoral’ Immigration Policy

Pope Francis criticized President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, calling the border separations “immoral” and “contrary to our …

Pope Francis

Ottawans disappointed over cancellation of GreenON program

Premier-designate Doug Ford has scrapped a rebate program that offered incentives for those who opted for energy-efficient renovations, leaving some …

Canada

This Side By Side From 'The Beat' Will Give You Chills

Ari Melber did an exceptional segment tonight regarding Stephen Miller, his history of racially charged statements and his rise to power in the Trump …

Donald Trump

Defence lawyer asks sex assault complainant why she didn't 'clench [her] legs together'

A defence lawyer who asked a young woman why she didn't "clench [her] legs together" to prevent her father pulling down her pants and having sex with …

Myths

Virginia Family Calls for Hate Crime Investigation After White Man Calls Daughter N-Word and Hit Her With His Truck

A black Virginia family is alleging their daughter is the victim of a hate crime after a white man called her the N-word and hit her with his truck, …

Crime

Jesus, These People Are Ghouls

On Fox News, Corey Lewandowski tries to prove he is the cruelest Trump disciple of all.<p>There are only a couple real currencies in Trumpland: the ability to fan Dear Leader's ego, which is considered a sign of intelligence, and a bottomless capacity for cruelty, which is seen as strength. Oh, also a …

Donald Trump

This Simple Routine is the Best Way for Desk Workers to Stay in Shape

The physical inactivity involved in sitting in front of a computer all day will ruin your physique, but these tips can help.<p>As a remote worker I appreciate the many benefits of working from home, with the flexibility to arrange my day however I want being top of mind. In reality, though, often it …

Exercise

17-Year-Old Killed By Pittsburgh-Area Police, Reportedly Shot in the Back While Running Away

Details are still emerging, but what is known now is the following:<p>At approximately 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night, police responded to a shooting in North …

Law Enforcement

'Wite Pride': Black Lives Matter Activist's Truck Vandalized With Swastikas, Racial Slurs 

A Clio, Mich., activist woke up on Tuesday morning only to find his vehicle horribly vandalized.<p>The Detroit Free Press reports that Hubert Roberts, a …

Black Lives Matter

An Increasingly Isolated And Paranoid Trump: ‘The Bushies Are Out To Get Me’

As staffers drain from the White House and the bulk of President Donald Trump’s most trusted advisors depart, Trump is growing increasingly lonely …

Donald Trump

Many of my childhood friends are dead. Is masculinity to blame?

Nobody asked our fathers about their feelings because they were too busy working<p>I grew up in Kamloops, a small blue-collar city in British Columbia about 350km north-east of Vancouver. Kamloops wasn’t the middle of nowhere, but at the time it felt pretty close. I moved there with my family when I …

Mental Health

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering …

Autoimmune Diseases

Steve Schmidt, McCain’s Campaign Chief, Quits ‘Indecent and Immoral’ GOP

Top Republican strategist Steve Schmidt—the senior adviser for John McCain’s presidential run in 2008 and senior staffer for George W. Bush—has …

Morality

Man asks girlfriend to text him World Cup updates, gets more than he bargained for

There are already plenty of people already out there tweeting, blogging and writing about the World Cup — but maybe its time for a new voice to enter …

Law School

US child detention pictures disturbing - Theresa May

<b>Theresa May has condemned the forced separation of migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, but dismissed calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to the UK.</b><p>The PM said the images of children being kept in what look like cages was "deeply disturbing" and "wrong".<p>But she …

Immigration

Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrat

An Ohio telemarketing company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and …

Government

Watch Protesters Shame DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out of a Mexican Restaurant

The Metro DC DSA claimed responsibility for the demonstration.<p>Tuesday evening, a group of protesters interrupted Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at a Mexican restaurant in downtown DC with chants and jeers.<p>They approached Nielson at MXDC Cocina Mexicana, where …

Demonstration

Marijuana Stocks Surge on Canadian Senate Approval of Legalization

Canadian pot stocks surged Wednesday after a bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed one of the last major hurdles in the country’s parliament.<p>…

Cannabis

Detained immigrant comes down with chickenpox days after prison staff said there weren’t enough doctors

Detention centers are unsanitary and leave many people at risk<p>One of the immigrants who is being detained at a federal prison in California has come down with chickenpox, according to a letter obtained by <i>LAist</i>. Detention facilities are usually unsanitary areas with poor health care, and it is …

Public Health

Trump’s Insidious Reason for Leaving the UN Human Rights Council

While his administration cited its criticism of Israel, the White House also wants to distance itself from a body critical of its own policies.<p>When the Trump administration commits to a decision, it goes full throttle—and often with little regard for the consequences. One such decision was …

Human Rights