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Teens Take Politicians To Court Over Climate Change

For politicians who fail to act on climate change, Kelsey Juliana has a few words.<p>"I want to remind them that we are their employer," said Juliana, 18, a native of Eugene, Oregon, and freshman at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. "The government works for us. If you're not doing your job, …

In Israel, debate over whether French Jews should come — or stay home

JERUSALEM — Soon after four Jewish men were killed in a hostage-taking siege at a kosher market in Paris last week, the Israeli leadership leapt to offer refuge.<p>“To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray; the …

Holyoke Is Too PC For Vagina Monologues

Mount Holyoke College is not allowing a performance of The Vagina Monologues after complaints it’s transphobic. But when did artistic censorship …

Is the LGBTQ Community Separated by Gender and Race? (VIDEO)

Femi Redwood of Milton, Delaware, grew up in an environment that was accepting of both her sexuality and her race, despite the fact that she was one of the few minorities in town. This only made her more observant later in life as she encountered less-accepting people and communities. She tells a …

In a woman's world, we men need Mike

Mike Buchanan's new political party, Justice for Men and Boys, will lead the fightback against female tyranny<p>What follows, of course, is so obvious that it should scarcely need saying, but sadly, in this PC-plagued day and age, I fear that it does. The truth is this. Modern society, at all levels, …

Ted Cruz’s Dad Fights Gay Rights in Texas

An anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and transgender people is facing strong opposition in Plano, Texas. Naturally, the Cruz …

Will autocorrect make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

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Gay Teacher Fired After Posting Marriage Announcement On Facebook

A gay substitute teacher in Charlotte, N.C., has been fired from his job at a Catholic high school after posting on Facebook about his plans to marry his longtime partner.<p>Lonnie Billiard taught theater and English at Charlotte Catholic High School for more than a decade. After retiring in 2012, he …

Steve Scalise voted against apology for slavery in 1996

Newly uncovered report underscores House Majority Whip’s disturbing racial history<p>Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the third-ranking House Republican who faced fire after it emerged that he spoke before a white supremacist group in 2002, voted as a state legislator against a resolution …

Recruits to British armed forces quizzed on sexuality to improve diversity

Members of the armed forces will be now asked whether they are gay in a bid to improve diversity<p>Recruits to the armed forces will be asked whether they are gay in a move to improve diversity in the military.<p>Details of the service personnel's sexual preference will be stored, but recruits have the …

If the price of giving everyone internet access is total domination by Facebook, it’s not worth it

The social media firm’s latest big idea – to allow users in developing nations free net access if they use its app – should be resisted<p>Some years ago, I had a conversation with a senior minister in which he revealed that he thought the web was the internet. While I was still reeling from the shock …

Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women

A wild new technology could one day allow two men to reproduce via stem cells and an artificial womb—and could help infertile women have their own …

We Forced Idris Elba to Listen to Run the Jewels, Young Fathers, Skepta and More

And it turns out he knows his tunes.<p>Idris Elba is best known for acting. Acting hard, acting cool, and acting like someone your partner would leave you for quicker than you can say "Pacific Rim."<p>He's recognised as being South London's troubled answer to Columbo in the BBC detective series <i>Luther</i>, …