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America 2017: 8-Year-Old Was Hanged For Being Black. He Could Have Been My Son.

This week, an 8-year-old biracial boy in Claremont, New Hampshire, was hanged by a group of white teenagers. In America, in 2017.<p>He survived. Thank …

Did the Anne Frank Center Really Just Suggest Trump Might Be Setting Stage for Another Holocaust?

A tweet Monday coming from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has caused an outcry among social media users after it appeared to compare …

German prosecutors: Auschwitz medic no longer fit for trial

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are seeking to end the prosecution of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp, saying lengthy delays mean that the nearly 97-year-old suspect is now no longer fit for trial.<p>The prosecutors' office in Schwerin said Thursday that Hubert Zafke was …

Latin America

Virginia police, FBI probe deadly violence at white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's remarks condemning violence at a white nationalist rally were meant to include the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups, the White House said on Sunday, a day after he was criticized across the political spectrum for not explicitly denouncing …

Melania Trump’s Lawyer Back Home Says You Better Not Say She Was an ‘Escort’

Nataša Pirc Musar is determined to defend FLOTUS from old acquaintances and outright storytellers.<p>LJUBLJANA, Slovenia–In August 2016, just a year …

Why Trump Is Wholly Unsuited to the North Korea Crisis

The president confronts a situation that calls for a trustworthy, careful, decisive leader drawing on all available expertise.<p>For months, worried observers of the Trump administration have wondered what would happen when the president first faced a bona fide, urgent international crisis out of his …

Donald Trump

Here’s every law Trump has signed in his first 200 days

Monday marks President Donald Trump's 200th day in office.<p>While the White House has consistently touted its legislative success in the face of "historic Democratic obstructionism," the administration has yet to fulfill any major legislative achievements, even with Republicans in control of both …

Barack Obama

Chinese tourists get arrested for posing with Nazi salutes in Germany

Two Chinese tourists have been arrested in Germany, after they were seen making Nazi salutes outside the country's parliament.<p>According to police …

Here, heroin spares no one, not even the sheriff's wife

<b>(CNN) —</b> Robert Leahy was sitting on his couch, watching TV, when his wife, Gretchen, walked through the front door.<p>It was about 10 p.m. She'd left for the grocery store hours earlier. Now, she "bumbled" about the room, Leahy says, incoherent and vacant. He'd seen her like this before.<p>"What the f**k …

Drug Addiction

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The …

Public Policy

Trump's opioid commission misses second deadline

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's commission aimed at fighting opioid abuse and devising a strategy to provide treatment to those addicted will miss -- for the second time -- its deadline to file an interim report to the President, according to a notice posted by the group.<p>The commission, …

Donald Trump

The United States government cannot be trusted so long as Donald Trump runs it

Trump’s behavior casts a shadow over everyone who serves him.<p>The United States government cannot be trusted so long as Donald Trump runs it.<p>That is the simple, chilling takeaway of James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. It is separate from the legal question of whether …

WATCH: Dutch film “The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump”: Connecting the dots on Trump’s ties with the Russian mob

Documentary makers explore how Russia could have damning intelligence about Trump, and Putin could try to use it<p>As the U.S. continues its investigations into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the U.S. presidential election, the scandal has evolved into a potential …

Donald Trump Knows Just How Bad the Russia Investigation Can Get

It’s all a mess, but one that was predictable with the election of a needy and juvenile man who won’t read more than a page of bullet points.<p>What …

Trump's $100 Million 'Exceptions' in Russian Income

A letter from the president’s attorneys says he has no income or loans in Russia—“with a few exceptions.”<p><i>Updated on May 12 at 3:25 p.m.</i><p>Donald Trump has received more than $100 million in income from Russian sources in one-time transactions over the last decade, but does not have any outstanding …

Donald Trump

Trump: Comey 'should have never exonerated’ Clinton

President Donald Trump slammed ousted FBI Director James Comey for exonerating Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in the FBI's investigation into her use of a private email server, according to new excerpts of an interview released Friday.<p>The president, who's ratcheted up his verbal attacks against …

Donald Trump

Carl Bernstein: Trump Lies Like No Other President, Day In And Day Out

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein finds little to trust in President Donald Trump.<p>“He has lied as no president of the United States in my lifetime has, day in and day out,” Bernstein said during a panel discussion on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday.<p>Despite the Trump administration’s attacks on …

The NRA’s Struggle to Prove Black Guns Matter

As more minorities buy guns for self-defense, the organization wants to bring them into the fold. But even in majority-black Atlanta, it’s a hard sell.<p>ATLANTA—On Friday morning, the first day of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Dwayne Williams was doing a little shopping. At Sig …

Guns

I’m with stupid: The entire 2016 election has been an insult to our intelligence

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to lie with impunity. Logic, facts and intelligence are the losers in this election<p>Back in 2008 only weeks away from the election of Barack Obama as president, British journalist George Monbiot wondered how U.S. politics had come to be “dominated by people who make a …

Tour a Modern Brooklyn Home With Gorgeous Accent Walls

When it comes to styling a neutral home, it’s all about balancing clean, simple sophistication overall with a few stylish statement pieces to add …

Dems can't get enough of FLOTUS -- and Clinton knows it

<b>Winston Salem, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama has less than three months left in the White House, and some Democrats aren't ready to say good bye -- to Michelle Obama.<p>And Hillary Clinton knows it.<p>The two first ladies -- one former, one current -- campaigned together for the first …

Michelle Obama

Polls show Hillary Clinton dominating early voting and likely on the cusp of victory

Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.<p>A new Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday finds the Democratic …

Government

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by 14 Points Nationally in New Poll

Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump, polling 14 percentage points ahead nationally, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

Fox News national poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new national poll from Fox News finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 7 percentage points among likely voters.<p>The poll was taken following the second national debate Sunday and the surfacing of a leaked 2005 tape showing Trump making a series of offensive sexual remarks …

Government

CNN anchor grills Trump campaign manager in contentious 30-minute live interview

The anchor clashed repeatedly with Conway over Trump's response to newly revealed lewd comments, conduct toward women, and the billionaire's ongoing tensions with House Speaker Paul Ryan.<p>Conway repeatedly laid into Clinton for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of …

Donald Trump

Netgear claims its new wireless security camera lasts six months on a single charge

Netgear is rounding out the features of its wireless security camera with a new model, called the Arlo Pro. It’s more or less the same product: a camera meant to be placed inside or outdoors that records video whenever it sees motion and can alert owners through a connected app. But the Pro model …

Hominy Corn Porridge with Bread & Pear (Avocado)

Hominy Corn Porridge with Bread & Pear (Avocado)

4 Spectacular and Historic New York City Carriage Houses

From Brooklyn Heights to the Upper East Side, tour the city’s most beautiful (and storied) carriage houses<p>Carriage houses make up some of New York’s most stunning and unique historic properties. New Yorkers began building them in the late 18th century to store horses and carriages, the only real …

Black People Would Like Donald Trump To Know They Don't All Live In The Inner City

"These generalizations need to stop."