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A Rare Virus Without a Cure Has Emerged in India And Is Killing People

It has the potential to cause a deadly pandemic.<p>At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and …

Disease

North Korea’s May 16, 2018 Statements and Their Implications for a Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean authorities issued two separate statements on May 16, 2018, that have been reported to cast doubt on prospects for the Trump-Kim summit …

North Korea

The Best Way to Persuade Someone That They're Wrong Is to Show Them How They're Right

When you’re debating a topic with someone, it’s in your best interest to avoid flat-out telling someone they’re wrong. All it does is make the other …

Pascal

An Architect of the Iran Deal Sees Her Work Crumbling

Susan B. Glasser, a staff writer for <i>The New Yorker</i> based in Washington, speaks with Wendy Sherman about the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran deal. As the Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the Obama Administration, …

North Korea

National Parks Report on Climate Change Finally Released, Uncensored

This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco …

Sea Level

This $19 course could teach you how to behave like an actual genius

What did Aristotle, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs have in common? In their own way, they each altered the course of history because …

Albert Einstein

Kansas shooting: Adam Purinton sentenced for hate crime

<b>A man who shot dead a tech worker from India in a hate crime has been jailed for 50 years without parole.</b><p>Adam Purinton, 52, killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and wounded Alok Madasani at a bar in the Kansas city of Olathe in February last year.<p>Purinton, who yelled "Get out of my country!" during the …

Crime

Predators of New York

Over the weekend I flagged this video clip of Fox Business News’ Maria Bartiromo previewing her weekend show. Today we picked up clips from the show …

Donald Trump

Don't get distracted. The biggest weekend story was the other 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.<p>WASHINGTON — On Sunday, President Trump asked the Justice Department to investigate whether anyone infiltrated or surveilled his campaign — reacting to the …

Government

We the Corporations

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer welcomes Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional …

Middle-class

U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten vital Afghanistan trade project

WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan's economy, endangering a key goal of the U.S. strategy to end America's longest war.<p>The Indian-backed …

Foreign Aid

The rise of Russia’s neo-Nazi football hooligans

For the past two decades the Russian state has encouraged groups of violent far-right fans. As the World Cup approaches, it is struggling to tame them. By Simon Parkin<p>The day that Denis Nikitin, a Russian neo-Nazi who claims he once kept a framed photograph of Joseph Goebbels in his bedroom, took …

Russia

What Trump Doesn't Understand About MS-13

The president may be overstating the gang’s impact.<p>As President Trump sat for <i>Time’s</i> Person of the Year interview last year, he excused himself and returned with a copy of <i>Newsday</i>. He wanted to show editor Michael Scherer a headline. “‘EXTREMELY VIOLENT’ GANG FACTION,” it read, and the article told …

Trump, MS-13, and Fake News

When Donald Trump takes his swipes at the “disgusting and corrupt media” and tens of millions of Americans agree, it’s not as if they don’t have examples in mind.<p>Consider this week’s implication by major news organizations that the president described all illegal immigrants as “animals” during a …

Donald Trump

Tucker Carlson spent just 17 seconds on Texas school shooting

Hours after a school shooting that left at least 10 high school students dead, Fox host Tucker Carlson almost completely ignored the massacre, …

Royal Weddings

Campesino in the City - #cdmx #streetphotography #urbanliving #peoplewatching #mexico #fotografiadecalle #urban (at Mexico City, Mexico)

Campesino in the City - #cdmx #streetphotography #urbanliving #peoplewatching #mexico #fotografiadecalle #urban (at Mexico City, Mexico)

‘The Idea of Storytelling Is Just Essential’

<i>Janine Jackson interview Mark Trahant about the new Indian Country Today for the May 11, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited</i> …

Native Americans

Did Facebook Executive Jeff Rothschild Say ‘We Need a Third World War’?

The former Facebook vice president supposedly advocates solving global problems by exterminating 90 percent of the human population.

Fact Checking

The Surprising Popularity of ‘Far Left’ Policies

<i>The Washington Post (5/16/18) characterized Nebraska congressional candidate as “far left” because she supports universal background checks, raising</i> …

Middle-class

When quotas reduce discrimination | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

More than 100 countries implement affirmative action under the form of electoral quotas for women, and 38 countries have electoral quotas for other …

University of Chicago

Caught in the Intellectual Dark Web - Vox's The Weeds

Senior politics reporter Jane Coaston joins Dara and Matt to debate the “identity politics” backlash and the prospects for pluralism. References and …

Dark Web

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart. And we’re …

Jordan Peterson

Here are the conspiracy theories and hoaxes being spread about the Santa Fe shooting

A gunman has reportedly killed at least eight students at Santa Fe High school in Santa Fe, TX. The shooter is reportedly in custody. Conspiracy …

Santa Fe

Gaza & the US Press - CounterSpin

Cognitive dissonance has marked elite US media coverage of Gaza for many years. This week we revisit conversations with just three of the people that …

Media Industry

Korea Exercises Canceled After North Korean Demand

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to call off next month’s presidential summit in Singapore with President Trump over scheduled US-ROK …

North Korea

President Trump's 'War' On The 'Deep State' - Fresh Air

'New Yorker' staff writer Evan Osnos says that hundreds of non-partisan civil servants, considered not loyal enough to the administration, have been …

Donald Trump

Upon Further Review | What If Nixon Had Been Good At Football? - Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate

Podcasting

More or Less Human - Radiolab

Seven years ago chatbots - those robotic texting machines - were a mere curiosity. They were noticeably robotic and at their most malicious seemed …

Text Messaging

Bonus: Trump, Inc, Live - From ‘The Art of the Deal’ to the Dossier - Trump, Inc.

A few days ago, we held a live taping of the Trump, Inc. podcast at The Greene Space in New York City. Tony Schwartz, the co-author with Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Draconian and Cruel Immigration Policies

Jamelle Bouie talks to Vox's Dara Lind about the latest moves the Trump administration has made on immigration and on the southern border.<p>Pocket Casts<p>…

Immigration