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News media offers consistently warped portrayals of black families, study finds

If all you knew about black families was what national news outlets reported, you are likely to think African Americans are overwhelmingly poor, reliant on welfare, absentee fathers and criminals, despite what government data show, a new study says.<p>Major media outlets routinely present a distorted …

Black Lives Matter

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against …

Republicans

Justice Department says Trump can appoint head of consumer watchdog

A Department of Justice office said in a memo released Saturday that President Donald Trump has the authority to name the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, after the departing director named his own successor.<p>Resigning director Richard Cordray named the agency's chief of …

Donald Trump

F.C.C. Is Said to Plan Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

<i>Update: The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced plans to dismantle net neutrality regulations, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites. Read more here »</i><p>WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is preparing a full repeal of net …

Net Neutrality

Trump optimistic on trade, North Korea after China talks

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping by saying he doesn't blame the country for having taken advantage of the U.S.<p>Speaking after the …

China

Who is George Papadopoulos?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos' guilty plea for making a false statement to the FBI brings the conversation surrounding Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into actions taken during the campaign.<p>Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making a false …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort’s central role in the Trump-Russia investigation, explained

Trump’s former campaign chair is facing charges in Mueller’s investigation.<p>Paul Manafort and Rick Gates — two top Trump staffers during the 2016 campaign — were indicted in federal court Monday as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. You can read the full indictment here.<p>The two …

Paul Manafort

Russia-Trump: Who's who in the drama to end all dramas?

<b>It's more gripping than any box set we can get our hands on right now.</b><p>The investigations into Russian interference in the US election, and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin, continue to deliver daily developments and drama worthy of anything seen in House of Cards.<p>Nineteen people …

Donald Trump

17 Affordable Bohemian Furniture And Home Decor Sites

Is your home in need of a redesign?<p>There are so many furniture and home decor sites, it’s hard to know where to start when you’re on a mission for cheap and affordable home decor. While it seems like mid-century modern is the ~aesthetic of the moment, there are so many other kinds of home decor …

Home Decorating

What we know and don't know about the deadly Niger attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Thursday that the "US military does not leave its troops behind" but did not provide additional details into why the body of Sgt. La David Johnson was recovered nearly 48 hours after his 12-member team was ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters in …

Military

Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump's Tax Returns

If there's one thing President Trump's critics want from him, and he refuses to give up, it's his tax returns.<p>The returns didn't come up during Wednesday's hearing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. But the hearing was the first step in a process that could …

Conflicts of Interest

Putin on North Korea Crisis: Don't Back Kim Jong Un Into a Corner

SOCHI, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that North Korea must not be "backed into a corner" and urged dialogue to end its nuclear standoff with the U.S.<p>Tensions have increased between Pyongyang and Washington in recent weeks, with President Donald Trump promising in August …

North Korea

Spanish government to suspend Catalonia's political autonomy

Spain will trigger Article 155 of its constitution on Saturday, allowing the suspension of Catalonia's political autonomy, the prime minister's office has said.<p>A special cabinet meeting was called after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said the regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration …

The world's newest massive radio telescope has made its first discovery

A little over a year since its completion, China’s 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short) has just made its first confirmed …

Flake takes on Trump — and risks it all

The Republican senator let loose on the president in an interview with POLITICO, even though it will likely hurt him in his 2018 primary.<p>Most Republicans threatened with primary challenges next year are opting not to criticize President Donald Trump — even those who are privately appalled by his …

Republicans

The past 24 hours in Trump-Russia news, explained

Top lawmakers undermine Trump’s stance on Russia and say the question of collusion is “still open.”<p>In the past 24 hours, a few big news stories have emerged that shed new light on the scope and sophistication of Russia’s interference in American politics in 2016 and potential connections to the …

DOJ releases overruled memos finding it illegal for presidents to appoint relatives

The legal opinion that cleared the way for Kushner and Ivanka Trump appointments reversed earlier advice.<p>The Justice Department has released a series of recently overruled legal memos concluding that presidents cannot appoint their relatives to the White House staff or presidential commissions, …

Donald Trump

Broncos player takes a knee during national anthem – and loses endorsement over it

Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, and lost an endorsement over it on Monday.<p><b>What did Von Miller do to protest Sunday?</b><p>Before the game with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Von Miller took a knee with several other players to protest the comments from …

NFL

Jimmy Carter warns against provoking North Korea

In an apparent warning to Donald Trump, the former president said aggravating Kim Jong Un might cause him to use his nuclear weapons.

North Korea

The Brazenness of Trump's White House Staff Using Private Email

How could six senior presidential aides mimic the strategy for which Trump lacerated Hillary Clinton? Only if they believe they are as immune to the usual rules as he is.<p><i>Updated on September 25 at 8:20 p.m.</i><p>Late Sunday night, Josh Dawsey of <i>Politico</i> dropped a story that, in any other administration, …

Donald Trump

MLK’s Daughter: People Didn’t Like How ‘My Father Protested Injustice Either’

The last surviving daughter of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King served up a history lesson on Twitter over the weekend in response to those who were angry over NFL players protesting during the national anthem.<p>Bernice King said people didn’t approve of her father’s …

Rights & Freedoms

AfD leader Frauke Petry stuns Germany by quitting hours after being elected

Just one day after her party’s success in the German federal elections yesterday (September 14), Frauke Petry, co-chair of far-right party Alternative for Germany, said she would not be part of the parliamentary group.<p>Petry’s surprise announcement after the far-right AfD won around 13 percent of …

Colin Kaepernick has won: he wanted a conversation and Trump started it

The quarterback wanted kneeling in protest for the anthem to start a national talk about race and justice. Thanks to the president’s blast of rage, we have one<p>All Colin Kaepernick ever wanted was for his country to have a conversation about race.<p>This, he warned, would not be easy. Such talks are …

Donald Trump

Sometime Between: Living Archives and the Power of Black Agency

<i>This post is the introduction to our</i> <i>online roundtable</i> <i>on Judith Weisenfeld’s</i> New World A-Coming<p>In the opening pages of <i>New World A-Coming: Black</i> …

Black History

Russian occupation of Crimea marked by grave human rights violations - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia is committing “grave” human rights violations in Crimea, including its imposition of citizenship and by deporting prisoners, a U.N. human rights report said on Monday.<p>“Grave human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, …

Human Rights

Escalating tension has experts simulating a new Korean War, and the scenarios are sobering

This is the way a nuclear war begins.<p>Simulations of a war on the Korean peninsula usually start with a relatively minor incident at the demilitarized zone between South Korea and its hostile northern neighbor, or a provocation that develops into a conventional war and then escalates.<p>President …

NASA and NOAA Announce Ozone Hole is a Double Record Breaker

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists report this year's ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern …

Climate Change

Charles Barkley Shared His Views On The NFL Protests On ‘The NFL Today’

As NFL Sunday continues on, so does Donald Trump, not only doubling down but tripling down on his divisive comments about athletes around the country “disrespecting the flag and the National Anthem” without ever addressing the crux of the kneeling in the first place — the inequality and police …

2 Monster Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Heart

These two supermassive black holes are separated by less than 1 light-year and together harbor about 40 million times the mass of the sun, …

Senators Revise Health Bill in Last-Ditch Effort to Win Votes

WASHINGTON — With time running short, the authors of the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act shifted money in the bill to Alaska and Maine, which are represented by Republican senators who appear reluctant to support it.<p>The revised version of the bill, written by Senators …

Health Care