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New Zealand towns hit by 'once in 500-year flood' as storm system sweeps in

State of emergency declared in parts of North Island after rivers burst banks amid extreme winds brought by tail-end of ex-cyclone Debbie<p>A “once in 500-year” flood is swallowing up large parts of the east coast of New Zealand, as the tail-end of ex-cyclone Debbie sweeps east after devastating large …

Rachel Dolezal says transgender people face less prejudice than she does as ‘transracial’

Rachel Dolezal, former African-American studies professor and NAACP branch president, thinks she faces more stigma against “racial fluidity” as a …

Rachel Dolezal

After advertisers complained, Google promises to keep ads away from ‘offensive content’

The company said it may also limit the kinds of videos users upload to YouTube.<p>Google is changing the way it sells and places ads, after advertisers discovered some of their ads were running alongside videos featuring extremist content and hate speech.<p>The moves come less than a day after a top …

Internet

The German supermarket known for creating amazing viral ads has a new commercial about losing weight

From its 2015 Christmas commercial depicting an old man faking his own death in order to get his family together, to last year's festive effort that reminded parents that the best gift for their children is simply their love and attention, Edeka has got emotional advertising down to a fine …

The Latest: House voids Obama rule on mining debris

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional efforts to reverse President Barack Obama's rules on the environment (all times local):<p>4:55 p.m.<p>The …

Hill Republicans try to ease purchase of gun 'silencers,' as NRA-backed Trump arrives

Congressional Republicans are trying to change federal guns regulations to make buying a silencer, or suppressor, easier. But critics don’t agree with the argument that the proposed legislation is a safety measure to prevent hearing injuries.<p>The Hearing Protection Act, introduced earlier this week …

Esteban Kolsky of ThinkJar: Customer Service Will Not Exist in 10 Years - Small Business Trends

At this year’s ExCom 2016 event, one of the most intriguing and thought-provoking sessions came from Esteban Kolsky, former Gartner analyst and one …

Customer Experience

Vivek Murthy Sends A Letter About Opioids To Every Doctor In America

Overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999.<p>Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an unprecedented letter to doctors and other medical professionals on Thursday, asking for their help to solve the United States’ devastating opioid epidemic.<p>“The opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing public health …

In a major win for teachers unions, California Supreme Court lets teacher tenure ruling stand

Monday was the end of the line for a landmark California case challenging tenure and other traditional job protections for teachers — and the teachers won.<p>A state Supreme Court majority declined to hear the case, Vergara vs. California, and let stand an appeals court ruling that preserved an array …

Donald Trump's calamitous week leads to questions about his state of mind

Historians may one day conclude that the extraordinary 2016 US election was decided in early August when Donald Trump suffered one of the most politically calamitous weeks ever to befall a presidential nominee.<p>Mr Trump's devastating wounds were mostly self-inflicted and arose from a series of …

Police Body Camera Use--Not a Pretty Picture

At a time when police across the U.S. are being watched warily by the citizens they serve, many departments are embracing wearable cameras to …

Civil Rights

Meth Dealer Won $3 Million in the Lottery and Invested It in More Meth

Ronnie Music Jr. of Georgia already hit the jackpot when he got caught slinging ice but a month later he went back to sell more.<p>Lady Luck turned a …

Blacks Are Most Likely To Be Arrested By Police—But Not Killed

A new look at data on violent police encounters reveals that the chances of getting killed or injured during a police encounter are mostly the same …

Law Enforcement

Researchers Have Created This Creepy-as-Hell Model to Promote Road Safety

This is Graham. You'll be seeing him in your nightmares.<p>Australia's Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has peered right into the darkest part of …

Road Safety

LGBT people of color alienated by San Francisco Pride's plan for more police

Some members of LGBT community who faced harassment and disparate treatment from police say increased security doesn’t mean they feel more safe<p>San Francisco is ramping up security at its annual Pride festivities this weekend in the wake of the deadly attack on queer people of color in Orlando – a …

San Francisco

Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here's How Other Jobs Compare

The amendment guaranteeing women voting rights is nearly 100 years old, but women have only recently become regulars in major parties' presidential nomination fights. All those decades of slow progress culminated this year in Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman who is the presumptive nominee …

'Three black teenagers': anger as Google image search shows police mugshots

Stark contrast in outcome for search term ‘three white teenagers’, which produces wholesome group pictures<p>A simple Google image search highlighted on Twitter has been said to highlight the pervasiveness of racial bias and media profiling.<p>“Three black teenagers” was a trending search on Google on …

Ex-Texas official: Trump U probe dropped due to politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has moved to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a …

Rose McGowan Is Fed Up With The Casual Violence Against Women In The ‘X-Men’ Advertisements

<i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> may have been a moderate hit on its opening weekend, but not everyone is pleased with the film. While the violence perpetrated by Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) against Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) makes sense in the context of the film, images of her being choked by the all powerful …

Genius

Pakistani woman dies after being set on fire for rejecting marriage proposal

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old Pakistani schoolteacher died Wednesday from injuries after her body was set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal, police said.<p>The perpetrators beat Maria Abbasi, then drenched her in petrol and set her body ablaze before leaving her for dead, her …

Pakistan

“This isn’t just about the money”: The US Senate is backing equal pay for women soccer players

The five US women’s soccer stars who recently sued the US Soccer Federation over pay discrimination won a show of support yesterday (May 26) from the US Senate. In a unanimous vote, the body approved a resolution urging the sport’s governing body in the US to eliminate the wage gap between female …

Gender

Muslim mob in Egypt strips 70-year-old Christian woman

Seven Christian homes ransacked and torched following rumours woman’s son had affair with Muslim woman<p>A Muslim mob stripped a 70-year-old Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were ransacked and torched in a province south of the …

Video shows Hillary Clinton 'lying for 13 minutes'

A YouTube video entitled "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight" has been viewed more than seven million times on the internet.<p>The video shows Mrs Clinton changing her positions on a variety of issues including Wall Street, healthcare, trade deals, and same sex marriage<p>Mrs Clinton, the …

Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a …

Russian Sports Minister Apologizes Over Athlete Doping Scandal Ahead of Olympics

Russia’s Minister of Sport on Sunday said he is “ashamed” of the country’s athletes who have broken anti-doping rules and pleaded for Russia’s …

Doping

Half of middle-aged men drink too much - do you exceed the recommended amount?

Almost half of middle aged men are putting their health at risk by drinking an average of 18 pints of alcohol a week.<p>A study has revealed 3.5 million men (44 per cent) drink nearly two and a half times the amount of alcohol recommended by health experts.<p>The recommended amount is 14 units of alcohol …

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Republicans Ask for Leniency for Alleged Child Molester

Letters from Republican party leaders were submitted to a federal court on Friday, begging for leniency in the sentencing of Dennis Hastert, the …

Half-mile tunnel found on US-Mexico border, cocaine seized

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that they discovered a cross-border tunnel that ran a half-mile from a Tijuana house equipped with a …

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

Consciousness