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How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.<p><i>This article was originally published January 28, 2017.</i><p><i>Update: March 17, 2018:</i> <i>Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal announced in a blog post Friday that the company has suspended Strategic Communication</i> …

Cambridge Analytica

A Republican Plan Could Worsen Rural America's Food Crisis

The draft Farm Bill in consideration in the House stands to exacerbate poverty, nutrition insecurity, and community collapse in the poorest areas of the country.<p>The quinquennial reapproval of the Farm Bill is back before Congress, only this time with a bit more drama than the past. The draft under …

Agriculture

The DNA Data We Have Is Too White. Scientists Want to Fix That

We live in the age of big DNA data. Scientists are eagerly sequencing millions of human genomes in the hopes of gleaning information that will …

Genetics

Using Behavioral Science to Build an Exercise Habit

A new scientific research project to help you get active—and keep you motivated

Behavioral Sciences

Golf club twice called police after black women told they were playing too slow

Management at the Grandview Golf Club in Dover, Pennsylvania, called police twice in two hours last weekend when a group of African-American women said they faced race and gender discrimination during an incident on the course.<p>The women — Sandra Thompson, 50; Myneca Ojo, 56; sisters Sandra …

Golf

The Fair Housing Act is critical to ensuring evictions aren’t driven by discrimination

Those most at risk for eviction include low-income women, especially women of color, as well as families with children.

Housing

The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

<b>(CNN) —</b> America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.<p>The research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on …

Guns

A Pennsylvania golf club called the cops on black members for taking too long

Five African-American women say they were discriminated against at a Pennsylvania golf club when they were told they were taking too long on the course - and then the police were called.<p>On Saturday morning, the women - who, according to local media, were experienced golfers and part of a group …

Golf

As women around the world stand up to harassing and abusing men, the struggle is alive and well in Africa.<p>Like a baton pass in the most painful relay race ever, revelations that powerful men have - presuming a right to pleasure - sexually harassed their female colleagues spread around the …

Feminism

London's Parliament Square Gets Its First Statue Honoring A Woman

For nearly 150 years, it's been men only: Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and seven other statesmen. But on Tuesday, the statuary in London's Parliament Square got a new face: suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett.<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke at the …

United Kingdom

Greyhound Is Choosing To Let Border Patrol Demand Its Passengers' Papers

The company says it's following the law. The ACLU says it's consenting to warrantless searches it could refuse.<p>Border Patrol officers routinely board buses without a warrant, without specific people they’re targeting, up to 100 miles from the border — and ask passengers for their papers. Greyhound, …

Immigration

How to Reduce the Black-White Wealth Gap

The key is ensuring that minorities earn better returns on their investments.<p>A very interesting report on the racial wealth gap just came out. A team of researchers led by economists William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton set out to illustrate the scale of the problem, and to debunk certain myths …

Income Inequality

The FBI’s Race Problems Are Getting Worse. The Prosecution of Terry Albury Is Proof.

While court documents filed against Albury did not identify the news outlet he was accused of leaking to, reports linked the charges to a series of …

Surveillance

From Janitor to Chief Justice: Could Joaquim Barbosa be Brazil’s Next President?

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Just as former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election, was surrendering this month to start serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, a former Supreme Court justice quietly made his debut on the political stage, quite possibly …

Brazil

African-Americans Feel Left Out of the Gun Debate

As the Parkland kids enjoy an outpouring of support, many who have been fighting for gun reform for years are wondering why no one is listening to them.<p>Weeks after the Parkland shooting, Johnetta Elzie, a civil rights activist who rose to prominence during the 2014 Ferguson protests, scrolled …

Guns

In Message to Trump, Europe and Mexico Announce Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — The European Union and Mexico on Saturday announced a major update to their existing free trade pact signed nearly two decades ago, a development that will allow almost all goods, including agricultural products, to move between Europe and Mexico duty-free.<p>The deal, which has yet to be …

European Union

Scott Pruitt's taxpayer abuses should be red meat for Republicans. Instead, inaction betrays their hypocrisy.

If the EPA administrator's conduct doesn’t cross any ethical or legal lines for congressional Republicans, what does?<p>A government bureaucrat commits fraud against the federal government and the American taxpayers by billing them tens of thousands of dollars for lavish trips, luxury rooms at hotels …

Donald Trump

White Supremacy Is the Achilles Heel of American Democracy

Even in a high-tech era, fears about minority political agency are the most reliable way to destabilize the U.S. political system.<p>There are a million and one threads to the chaos currently unspooling about the Trump administration and the 2016 election. One might be forgiven for giving up on trying …

Political Science

Tennessee Strips $250,000 From Memphis As Payback For Removing Confederate Statues

The city of Memphis could lose a quarter-million dollars as punishment for removing statues of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis last year.<p>The Tennessee House of Representatives voted Tuesday to strip the money from next year's state budget. The sum …

Rights & Freedoms

Democrats in Good Position to Nab Republican House Seats

New Jersey Becomes 13th State to Adopt Automatic Voter Registration

On Tuesday, New Jersey became the 13th state to adopt automatic voter registration—and the third to do so this year—continuing a trend that has seen …

Government

How progressives got steamrolled in New Jersey

The party establishment flexes its muscles in a bid to flip a Republican House seat.<p>Jeff Van Drew has voted against raising the minimum wage and gay marriage. He often sides with industry on environmental issues and carries an A rating from the NRA. And he’s the odds-on favorite to be New Jersey’s …

New Jersey

Charlotte’s Shame: The Return of Racially Segregated Schools

<i>This article first appeared on the Center for American Progress site.</i><p>I returned last month to my childhood hometown for what turned out to be a …

A white nationalist fantasy: Donald Trump’s America is not “made for you and me”

As the writings of right-wing ideologue “Decius” make clear, Trump’s America sees only whites as full citizens<p>Woody Guthrie was one of the United States' greatest folk singers and activists. Most Americans can recite the following lyrics from memory:<p>This land is your land, this land is my land<br>From …

Donald Trump

French media: prosecutors to start legal action against Francois Fillon

A French newspaper says presidential candidate Francois Fillon could be charged this week in the so-called fake-work affair. His campaign has been …

Mexico protesters call for respect from US President Trump

Rallies in about 20 cities across Mexico have denounced US President Trump's plans to build a border wall. Protesters say they're angry at the …

Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

Patients in Alexandria, La., were the friendliest people Dr. Muhammad Tauseef ever worked with. They'd drive long distances to see him, and often bring gifts.<p>"It's a small town, so they will sometimes bring you chickens, bring you eggs, bring you homemade cakes," he says.<p>One woman even brought him …

Immigration

Inside Trump’s watered-down ethics rules: Now a lobbyist helps run federal agency he lobbied

<b>(Getty/Drew Angerer/Alex Wong)</b><p>President Trump’s executive order on ethics also cites a section of the law that doesn’t exist<p>Justin Elliott<p>February 13, 2017 12:29am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>Geoff Burr spent much of the last decade as the chief lobbyist for a powerful construction …

Donald Trump

There's A Long, Ignominious Trail Of Bans, Registries And Forced Relocation

President Trump's executive order limiting immigration from majority-Muslim countries, which ignited protests across the country last weekend, joins a list of controversial presidential decrees through the years that have been aimed at foreign or domestic racial and ethnic groups.<p>Trump's executive …

Immigration

NYC Yemenis close bodegas to protest Trump travel ban

<b>New York City, United States</b> - Hundreds of Yemeni Americans in New York shut their shops on Thursday in a city-wide strike protesting against the Donald Trump administration's executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority nations, including Yemen.<p>More than 2,000 people gathered at …

New York City