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Russian deputies want to ban public displays of affection between gay people

Russia’s parliament is considering a bill that would ban some couples from kissing or holding hands.<p>The bill comes up for discussion next week and would ban “public expressions of non-traditional relationships.” Any non-heterosexual couple caught hugging or kissing would face a fine. If said …

Eastern countries far more optimistic than their Western counterparts

Developing countries have a much rosier outlook on life - while the UK is the fifth most pessimistic country - according to a new survey<p>People living in developing countries are more optimistic than those in the Western world, according to a survey conducted by YouGov.<p>Just two of the 17 countries …

Tamir Rice’s Mother Calls Out 'Corrupt' Criminal Justice System

"We mourn for Tamir, and for all of the black people who have been killed by the police without justice.”<p>Samaria Rice said she is "mad as hell" over a grand jury's decision not to indict two Cleveland cops involved in the fatal shooting of her 12-year-old son Tamir.<p>“Due to the corrupt system, I …

Europe on the path of decline, Alexis Papachelas | Kathimerini

Anyone who thinks that Greece’s predicament is unique is kidding themselves, because the situation here is part of a larger global phenomenon.<p>From an …

Families are taken into custody as push to deport immigrants denied refuge begins

The detentions of at least 11 families across the country marked the first day of an effort by the government to find and deport Central American migrants who sought refuge in the U.S. and stayed illegally, immigrant advocates said Saturday.<p>Unlike a string of immigration raids in the mid-2000s, …

Immigration

Who's angry? White, female Republicans

The Americans most likely to say they find themselves feeling more angry at the news in 2015 than in the previous year skewed white, Republican and female.<p>That's according to the results of a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey/Esquire online poll released Sunday, which found that differences in race, party …

Indonesian couple caned for violating Sharia law, police official says

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> An unrelated man and woman who had been seen alone together were caned in public in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for violating Sharia law, a police chief said.<p>Four others were also caned in the formal punishment Monday, according to the chief of police who leads a unit charged …

Zhou Enlai: Was Communist China's first premier gay?

<b>Handsome and urbane, Zhou Enlai presented a modern, progressive face of China at home and abroad during more than 25 years as the country's first premier.</b><p>Like Mao Zedong, he was a colossal figure in the Communist Party.<p>Unlike Mao, he has survived multiple revisions of China's tumultuous, often …

Japan Second World War 'comfort women' apology criticised in China

A landmark deal which has seen Japan apologise to South Korea over wartime sex slaves prompts calls for Tokyo to address concerns of Chinese victims<p>An agreement to end a long-standing dispute between Japan and South Korea over wartime sex slaves was met with suspicion in China, where campaigners, …

CHINA'S $28 TRILLION PROBLEM: 'The dark side of Asia's debt'

This photo is of Wu Lin'an (on the left) giving stock investment advice to members of the public in a "street stock salon" in central Shanghai, China, earlier this year. Reuters described Wu's investment strategy this way: "Wu, seeing himself as a senior player in stock investment, believes and …

Supreme Court set to make pivotal rulings on abortion, affirmative action and immigration

As the nation heads into a presidential election year, the Supreme Court is set to decide half a dozen politically charged cases in 2016 on such topics as abortion, affirmative action, contraceptives and immigration.<p>In several cases, conservatives are hoping the high court will shift current law to …

Mark Levin: Will GOP Contenders Follow Rubio’s Lead and Endorse a Convention of States to Amend Constitution?

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called for a convention of the states to amend the Constitution to push for term limits, a balanced budget and other measures.<p>“One of the first things I will do when I am in office is … put the weight of the presidency behind of a constitutional convention of the states so …

Puerto Rico's Governor Blames Congress For Pushing It Toward Partial Default

The island will default on nearly $40 million in debt in January.<p>WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico is about to default on a portion of its multi-billion debt in the new year, and its governor blamed Congress Wednesday.<p>Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the island -- home to 3.5 million American citizens -- …

Austerity is their best weapon: How the rich and powerful sold inequality to the masses

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid)</b><p>A budget approach cloaked in technical jargon has become a tool of oppression, explains economist Orsola Costantini<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>December 30, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>Orsola Costantini, Senior Economist at the Institute for New</i> …

Discrimination ruling in same-sex-marriage case strikes right balance between freedoms

This month a court in Massachusetts ruled that a Roman Catholic school engaged in illegal discrimination when it rescinded its offer of a job to an applicant after learning that he was in a same-sex marriage. The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts condemned the ruling as "a frontal assault on …

New Law Bans Use of Plastic 'Microbeads' in Personal-Care Products

Consumer<p>WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed bipartisan legislation that will phase out the use of plastic “microbeads” in soaps, body washes and other personal-care products to protect U.S waterways.<p>Obama signed the bill Monday that prohibits the manufacture of products containing …

Pollution

La La Land: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling bring their ridiculous charm to L.A. love story

The new film from <i>Whiplash</i> wunderkind Damien Chazelle takes place far away from the bloody drumsticks and sadomasochism of a New York City music …

The new racial generation gap

In the 1960s, a flip but still effective aphorism summed up the rebelliousness of youth: "Don't trust anyone over 30." As it turns out, that admonition is a much more fitting bumper sticker for today's student activists than it was 50 years ago. Young people now — the post-millennials — face a far …

California toughens its equal pay law

California already has one of the toughest equal pay laws in the country on the books. On Friday, it gets even tougher.<p>For years, the state has required employers to pay equal pay to women and men doing the same job.<p>Starting January 1, equal pay will be required for women and men who do …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

I listened to more than a thousand new albums in 2015. Family and friends tell me I need to get a life—but fortunately I can block out their advice …

Albums

China’s controversial new anti-terror law to pass on Sunday

<i>(Reuters) –</i> China is set to pass its controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday, the largely rubber-stamp parliament said on Friday, despite U.S. criticism about its cyber provisions and concerns over human rights.<p>The draft law, which could require technology firms to install “back doors” in …

China

A California lawsuit over the cash bail system could prompt changes across the U.S.

Crystal Patterson didn't have the cash or assets to post $150,000 bail and get out of jail after her arrest for assault in October.<p>So Patterson promised to pay a bail bonds company $15,000 plus interest to put up the $150,000 bail for her, allowing the 39-year-old to go home and care for her …

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LCD Soundsystem’s First New Song in Five Years May Mark the Beginning of a Reunion

What is it with LCD Soundsystem and super sad Christmas songs? The last track the band released, before their 2011 break-up, was “Oh You (Christmas …

New Singles

Angela Merkel is about to become a lot less popular in Germany

The near-bankruptcy of Greece…<p>The massive influx of refugees from Syria…<p>And the terror attack on the "City of Light"…<p>That's how a video begins on <i>Time Magazine's</i> website celebrating Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, the de facto leader of Europe, and their "Person of the Year."<p>As they put …

The Numbers Crunch: Some cities are far more gay-friendly than others

California has a well-deserved reputation for being more welcoming than most states of gays and lesbians. Even here, however, some cities are far …

Why Raising The Minimum Wage Probably Won't Fix Income Inequality

New research shows minimum wage decreases aren't a huge reason inequality has grown since the 1980s.<p>Does raising the minimum wage decrease income inequality?<p>On its face, the answer seems like a fairly straightforward yes. If a huge chunk of people at the bottom of the income distribution are making …

Hillary Clinton camp to Donald Trump: 'Hell no' on apology

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton will not apologize to Donald Trump for saying that his comments disparaging Muslims were being used in ISIS videos to recruit terrorists.<p>"Hell no. Hillary Clinton will not be apologizing to Donald Trump for correctly pointing out how his hateful rhetoric only …