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Transgender migrants headed to the U.S. from Central America are especially vulnerable

<b>In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2016, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M. Officials in nearby El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, are preparing for a Pope Francis visit to the Mexican city next month between Feb. 12-17. Juarez, on Mexico's northern</b> …

Mexico

How to Think About Bots

In order to better comprehend the possibilities, and perils, of social bots we must ask pointed questions—about their design, implementation, regulation, and ethics.<p><i>A botifesto</i><p>We live in a world of bots. Generally speaking, these sets of algorithms are responsible for so much on the backend of the …

Zambia President Lungu Vows to Pick Female Running Mate

Zambia President Edgar Lungu says he will nominate a female vice presidential running mate for his re-election bid in the August 11 general …

Elections

How America's Super-Rich Are Draining the Poor of a Longer Life Span

The American people have a deep sense of fairness. We are angry about the dramatic rise in the pay gap between the top 100 CEOs and the average worker -- a gap which has widened from $45 to $1 in 1970 to a whopping $844 to $1 today. (Please see Runaway Inequality for more data)<p>A new study shows …

Medical doctors and mental health professionals are finally talking

Even on her worst days, Tracy Young goes to her appointments at the San Fernando Mental Health Center. The counseling and medication, she says, keep her depression and schizophrenia at bay.<p>"I come here faithfully," said Young, 50. "I have to come here or I be feeling I just want to give up."<p>Young …

White Americans are nearly as blind to their racism as ever before

Along time ago, after a church service on a bright Sunday morning in the small town where I grew up, I heard one of the deacons tell another that he didn't believe colored people really wanted civil rights and integration. "If God had meant white people and black people to mix he would have made …

Black History

American Girl’s Third Black Doll Is From The Civil Rights Era And People Think She’s Amazing

Her name is Melody Ellison, and she'll be available this summer.

John Grisham thinks his new book is so important he’s giving it away for free

There are no lawyers or courtrooms in John Grisham’s new thriller. There is not even a single bad guy.<p>The protagonist is Paul, a 35-year-old suburbanite with a pretty wife, three beautiful children, and a tumor quietly swelling in his brain. One day his wife hears a loud thump in the bathroom.<p>“She …

Gloria Steinem Renews an Old Debate About Socialism and Feminism

<i>Gloria Steinem and Charlotte Perkins Gilman</i><p>In 1905, Eugene V. Debs, the popular labor activist and Socialist Party leader, had a speaking engagement in Rochester, New York and went to visit the aging women's rights pioneer Susan B. Anthony at her home there. They exchanged memories of their …

Can a Brain-Dead Teen Claim Religious Freedom? The Case of Jahi McMath

Jahi McMath was issued a death certificate two years ago. Now her parents and pro-life activists are exploiting a gray area of neuroscience for a …

Blues Is The Cool, 'New' Genre In Music ... Again

Everything in music goes in cycles, especially what sounds and styles are in fashion. Just as one generation’s contributions are relegated to the past, the next one coming down the line finds inspiration in the music that came before, and newcomers revitalize the sounds of yesterday, making the old …

Republican Senator Kirk says he wants Senate to vote on Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois said on Monday he wants the Senate to vote on President Barack Obama’s eventual U.S. Supreme Court nominee, in a break with the Republican leader of the Senate.<p>Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk of Illinois speaks to supporters …

U.S. Supreme Court