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CVS Fires 2 for Calling Police on Black Woman Over Coupon

CVS Health fired two employees at a Chicago-area store on Monday, just days after a black woman posted a video that she said showed one of them — a white man — calling the police after she tried to use a coupon they believed to be fraudulent.<p>The drugstore company also said it had apologized to the …

Justice

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

Why Chelsea's Hanging Out to Dry Treatment of Managers Has Turned Ugly With Antonio Conte's Sacking

The recent history of Chelsea managerial achievements has taken on a strong track record of success. Unfortunately, the recent history of managerial …

Soccer

We've stopped making progress on racial segregation

Over the past few months, I've been trying to write a comforting column. The thesis was going to be that even though Donald Trump is doing his best …

Texas

Black Woman Kicked Off Delta-SkyWest Flight Over Airplane-Mode Dispute Still Seeking Answers

In late June, cellphone video taken on a Delta-Skywest plane circulated around social media. Posted by Robyn Rodgers on Facebook and an Instagram …

Flying

Writing a Book or Article? Now’s the Time to Create Your ‘Author Platform’

Image: iStock<p>"How did you find me?" The caller had contacted me with an unusual professional opportunity, and I was curious where he had found my …

World Cup 2018: The extraordinary power of the football song

Players who sing their anthems with passion go on to win – and fans chanting together is an ‘animal, impulsive instinct’, according to the UK’s former Poet Laureate. Arwa Haider looks at the extraordinary power of the football song.<p>The Beautiful Game traditionally has a song in its heart. Football …

Music

Trump is what happens when postmodernism goes too far, Michiko Kakutani argues

In Michiko Kakutani’s new book, <i>The Death of Truth</i>, out July 17 from Tim Duggan Books, the former chief book critic of the New York Times puts forward an intriguing argument: The American right’s discard for the truth is a descendent of the postmodern movement, which ruled American and European …

Donald Trump

One deleted column does not a war on free speech make

Which beleaguered free-speech champion is being silenced today?<p>As it happens, it’s writer Daniella Greenbaum, a former columnist for the website Business Insider. Greenbaum decided to resign from that post because her column, “Scarlett Johansson is being unfairly criticized for doing her job after …

Rights & Freedoms

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Siblings

Racism will not be solved by there being more mixed-race children | Nikesh Shukla

A shop assistant smiles as I enter a store with my kids. The three-year-old and I are discussing her favourite colour. So far the shortlist is purple, red, yellow, white, silver, gold and green. The shop assistant comes over to ask if we need any help. I shake my head. “We’re fine, thank you,” I …

mixedrace

Georgia woman arrested after cop appears to use coin flip app

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Two police officers in an Atlanta suburb are on administrative leave after their chief watched body camera video that appears to show them joking about using a coin flip app to determine whether a driver would be arrested for reckless driving.<p>Roswell Police Officers Courtney Brown …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Behold, America by Sarah Churchwell review – the underside of the ‘American dream’

In its initial incarnation, the Ku Klux Klan was a southern organisation born of denial: Klansmen rejected the obvious consequences of Confederate defeat for the racial character and social structure of the South. Although the Klan had been suppressed by the turn of the century, it was reincarnated …

20th Century

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

Emmett Till’s mother opened his casket and sparked the civil rights movement

In 1955, when Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley heard the news that her only child had been kidnapped in Money, Miss., tortured, shot, wrapped in a barbed …

Black History

The FIFA World Cup: How this iconic trophy is made

In Paderno Dugnano, a little city in Milan's suburbs, is a pink-walled factory that blends in among the many others. Such a seemingly nondescript …

Soccer

“In a lot of the post-colonial world…so much of what really drives us is suppressed”

<i>This is the second instalment in our interview series with Professor Lesley Lokko, head of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of</i> …

Love Stories

The Stone-Lalas dumbumvirate sums up Fox's botched World Cup coverage

Ratings in the US for this year’s World Cup are down significantly on 2014 and if reports are correct, Fox Sports will lose money on its coverage of the tournament. Fox executives will no doubt point to the mitigating factors: the unfavorable time zone; the absence of the US men’s national team; …

Soccer

N’Golo Kante deserves the Golden Ball

France’s midfielder has been the best player at the tournament, and a big reason they’re going to a World Cup Final.<p>The best player at the 2018 World Cup has not scored a goal. He does not have an assist. He’s made no saves, had no moments that made <i>SportsCenter’s</i> top 10. He’s picked up one yellow …

Soccer

A Manager Asked a Black Man to Leave the Pool at His Own Apartment Complex

A white manager of an Indianapolis apartment complex has been put on administrative leave after she asked a black resident who was by the complex’s pool to leave the area.<p>Widely shared video footage of the encounter, posted on Twitter on July 6, shows a white woman, identified on camera as an …

Crime

10 medieval dates you need to know

Don't know the battle of Bosworth from the battle of Bannockburn? Confused between Magna Carta and Domesday Book? We've got you covered. Here we …

World History

American democracy’s built-in bias towards rural Republicans

EVERY system for converting votes into power has its flaws. Britain suffers from an over-mighty executive; Italy from chronically weak government; …

Political Science

Panelist cries while discussing Trump, racism

In a discussion about racism in the Republican party, panelist Angela Rye thanks former congressman David Jolly (R-FL) after he tells CNN's Don Lemon that he believes President Trump is a racist.

Angela Rye

Black farmers say they were deliberately sold defective soybean seeds because of their race

A group of black soybean farmers from the South says a company intentionally sold them defective seeds in an elaborate scheme to place them at a disadvantage because of their race.<p>A lawsuit filed by African American farmers from Tennessee and Mississippi accuses Stine Seed Co. of selling them seeds …

Farming

The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term for it: voice confrontation.<p>But why is voice confrontation so frequent, while barely a thought is given to the voices of others?<p>A common explanation …

Psychology

Pelé World Cup interview

Ahead of Russia 2018, the greatest of all time (copyright, Pelé) spoke to GQ about his most memorable moments in football, his favourite players and …

12 of the World Cup's greatest images

With just three games to go (two of which will, incredibly, include England) in this year's World Cup, we take a look back at some of the most …

David Beckham

World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappé and France Troll Their Way to the Final

Near the very end of France’s World Cup semifinal match against Belgium on Tuesday, with France leading, 1–0, the young French forward Kylian Mbappé took the ball out for a throw-in near the corner on the left side of Belgium’s goal. The fourth official had just held up his signboard to indicate …

Soccer

How Pep Guardiola, NBA & NFL Helped Turn England into Potential World Champions

The date was 30 November 2016, and despair was setting in for English football fans.<p>Three months on from England's ultimate embarrassment of losing to Iceland at the European Championship and its waving goodbye to boss Roy Hodgson, successor Sam Allardyce had been forced out of the job in a …

Soccer

Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo... is Kylian Mbappe the next man to join the list of greats?

Remember that picture of Diego Maradona against Belgium from 1982? You know the one, the Argentina No 10 at a slight tilt, his left foot hovering over the ball, as six Belgium players stand in front of him like terror stricken deer fixated on their predator.<p>It is one of the iconic World Cup images, …

Soccer