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4 Things Your Walk Says About You

Yes, that woman who breezed past you on the sidewalk this morning was probably in a hurry, and the teenager hunched in front of you, moving at a snail's pace was <i>definitely</i> looking at his phone. But what if we told you that the way people walk can telegraph everything from their risk for certain …

Albert Einstein

Journalist Files Freedom Of Information Act Request To Get President Obama's Game Of Thrones Screeners

While screener episodes of HBO's new <i>Game of Thrones</i> season haven't been made available to the press -- and reportedly won't, to preserve the show's …

FALSE: 'Welcome to Australia'

CLAIM<p>A photograph shows a "Wecome to Australia" sign informing immigrants that they have to work to earn money. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via …

Anti-rape ads give college acceptance letters a disturbing twist

The joy of young students learning that they've been accepted into their dream schools is juxtaposed with a jarring reminder of sexual assault …

New York City cracks down on 'upskirting' crimes against women | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City police are on the lookout for illegal “upskirters” who take voyeuristic photographs of unsuspecting women in crowded train stations and subways, officials have said.<p>A woman shades herself from the sun with an umbrella as she walks down 34th …

Is It Freedom of Religion or Freedom From It?

The leaders of the corporations that are objecting to these laws are motivated by business judgment.<p>Regarding Georgia state Sen. William Ligon’s “Why Are Companies Taking Sides Against Religious Liberty?” (op-ed, April 11): I am deeply disturbed by the self-serving and narrow-minded perspective …

Religion

Republicans can’t remain the party of mass deportations forever

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the high stakes battle over President Obama’s executive actions deferring the deportations of millions, and it looks as if a majority of the eight-justice Court may not be there to side with the government’s arguments in their favor:<p>There was little …

This 24-Year-Old Is Creating A Civil Rights Movement For Sexual Assault Survivors

Rise, founded by Amanda Nguyen, is successfully pushing for a Bill of Rights for survivors in all 50 states.<p>The criminal justice system can be a hostile place for sexual assault survivors. They face an uphill battle to be believed and have their crimes prosecuted. Worse, survivors may struggle to …

The Most Important Protest of the 2016 Election

It was a beautiful day to be arrested. On Monday morning thousands marched from Washington’s Union Station to the Capitol, where a group of policemen …

Proposed world children's court would punish abuses, slavery | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international court should be set up to punish those responsible for child labour and other forms of abuse against children, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the United Nations on Monday.<p>Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks in …

Father dressed as Iron Man scales balcony at Boris Johnson's London home during custody rights protest

BOBBY Smith, 33, took residence on the Mayor of London's balcony dressed as the popular Marvel character, claiming he'd been denied access to his …

Mississippi Gov. Signs Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions

The state of Mississippi has passed a law that prohibits dismemberment abortions, a procedure which will be punishable by law starting July 1, …

Tennessee lawmaker pulls her own transgender 'bathroom' bill to study the issue

On Monday, the sponsor of a Tennessee bill that would make students in K-12 public schools and colleges use the restroom that matches their birth sex …

LGBTQI

U.S. v. Texas: No One Is above the Law

Obama broke the law with DAPA. Will the Supreme Court stop him?<p>One of the most fundamental challenges facing the United States today is the deep and …

Sanders opposes Constitution pipeline between Pennsylvania, NY | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday said he opposes a proposed natural gas pipeline between Pennsylvania and New York and called on New York officials to reject the project.<p>Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives to speak during an …

Want to Change the System, Trump and Sanders Supporters? Learn How It Works First.

Our democracy has rules for a reason. And ignorance of them is damaging our democracy.<p><i>“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a</i> …

Bernie Sanders

Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced in June for murder of Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in June for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, a court in South Africa has confirmed.<p>The former Paralympian’s culpable homicide conviction – and its five-year prison sentence – was overturned by the supreme court in December 2015, when appeal judges instead found him …

South Africa

Bikini model charged in $2M fraud case appears disheveled in court

A bikini model and her boyfriend​,​ accused of operating an identity theft ring that racked up $2 million in fraudulent charges to bankroll their …

Convicted of attempted murder, Forcillo fights to serve time at home

It would make a "mockery" of the justice system if Toronto police officer James Forcillo is given the mandatory minimum sentence, the officer's lawyers argue in a constitutional challenge to sections of the Criminal Code.<p>Constable Forcillo, who was convicted of attempted murder in the shooting …

Israeli convicted of Palestinian murder that helped trigger 2014 war | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli man was convicted on Tuesday of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, as a court rejected his insanity plea for a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war.<p>Yosef Haim Ben-David, (C) who was convicted of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, is …