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Ford will sell you a self-driving car by around 2025, CEO says

Forget just hailing a ride in a self-driving Ford. By sometime around 2025, Ford will instead sell you an autonomous car.<p>Speaking in Dearborn, …

Ridesharing

Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Steal the Show at the BET Awards

On the red carpet and on stage, the men and women attending the BET Awards brought out their sartorial A-game. Established stars like Tracee Ellis Ross, the night's emcee, made numerous costume changes (cycling through vintage Mugler and much more contemporary Vetements), while rising artists like …

Role of Criminal Justice in Mental Health Care

Cook County Jail in Chicago holds the dubious distinction of being the nation’s largest inpatient mental health facility, with psychiatric illnesses …

Mental Health

Smart Justice Campaign

Tired cops, justice and injustice | Bryan Vila | TEDxSpokane

U.S. Department of Justice Report on the Collaborative Reform Process W/ Spokane Police Dept.

After quitting NAACP, Rachel Dolezal turns to hairstyling; Hillary Clinton asked about grooming

Rachel Dolezal, the woman who resigned as head of the Spokane, Wash., NAACP after her parents said she was white passing for black, also lost her job as an African Studies instructor at Eastern Washington University. Now, she tells Vanity Fair, she's supporting herself by doing weaves and braids …

NAACP chapter president says police used force on sister

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An NAACP chapter president says police in Eugene, Oregon, used excessive force on his sister after she tried to stop an officer from deploying a Taser stun gun on her 19-year-old son.<p>Eugene-Springfield NAACP President Eric Richardson said Ayisha Brown called a mental health …

Justice

Man pleads guilty in explosion outside NAACP office in Colorado

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Colorado man has pleaded guilty in a January explosion outside of an NAACP chapter in Colorado Springs.<p>Thaddeus Cheyenne Murphy, 44, pleaded guilty to damage to a building by means of fire and explosion and felon possession of a firearm, according to a statement from the FBI. He is …

The World's Greatest Stocks

When we searched for great stocks around the world, we had a few simple requirements. First, the stocks had to trade on a U.S. exchange, whether the …

Investing

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Hubble Sees a Dwarf Galaxy Shaped by a Grand Design The subject of this Hubble image is NGC 5474, a dwarf galaxy located 21 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This beautiful image was taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The term "dwarf galaxy" may sound diminutive, but don't let that fool you — NGC 5474 contains several billion stars! However, when compared to the Milky Way with its hundreds of billions of stars, NGC 5474 does indeed seem relatively small. NGC 5474 itself is part of the Messier 101 Group. The brightest galaxy within this group is the well-known spiral Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101). This galaxy's prominent, well-defined arms classify it as a "grand design galaxy," along with other spirals Messier 81 and Messier 74. Also within this group are Messier 101's galactic neighbors. It is possible that gravitational interactions with these companion galaxies have had some influence on providing Messier 101 with its striking shape. Similar interactions with Messier 101 may have caused the distortions visible in NGC 5474. Both the Messier 101 Group and our own Local Group reside within the Virgo Supercluster, making NGC 5474 something of a neighbor in galactic terms. Credit: ESA/NASA #Hubble #nasagoddard #space #star #galaxy