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‘You’re a mongrel to me’: ‘Imperial wizard’ of the KKK threatens to ‘burn’ 11 million immigrants

<b>By Samantha Schmidt</b><p>Christopher Barker, a leader of a Ku Klux Klan chapter in North Carolina, agreed to meet for an interview at his home late last …

Rights & Freedoms

Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape

Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to …

Armed Forces

The Al Capone theory of sexual harassment can help Silicon Valley stop hiring horrible people

We’re thrilled with the recent trend toward sexual harassment in the tech industry having actual consequences—for the perpetrator, not the target, for a change. We decided it was time to write a post explaining what we’ve been calling “the Al Capone Theory of Sexual Harassment.” (We can’t remember …

Sexual Harassment

Harvard may end fraternities, sororities, and final clubs by punishing students who join them

After a damning report found that Harvard final clubs enabled a culture of sexual violence, the school moved last spring to force all final clubs—centuries-old, usually all-male institutions—to admit women or risk having members barred from leadership positions and fellowship recommendations.<p>Now, …

Claremont college suspends students who blocked access to event with pro-police speaker

Claremont McKenna College has suspended three students for a year and two others for a semester for blocking access to a campus event to protest a speaker known for defending police against<p>Black Lives Matteractivists.<p>The action, announced last week, arises out of an April 6 demonstration during …

College & University

We only have 3 years left to turn the corner on global warming

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal <i>Nature</i> by …

Comey: White House lied about me, FBI

Former FBI director James B. Comey on Thursday used a dramatic appearance before a national audience to sharply criticize the character of the president, accusing Trump of firing him over the Russia investigation and then misleading the public about the reasons for the dismissal.<p>Trump and his team, …

Donald Trump

Distraught Innu leader issues plea for troubled youth after son’s death

One of Labrador's most outspoken aboriginal leaders buried his 16-year-old son last week.<p>Simeon Tshakapesh, deputy grand chief of the Innu Nation, says his boy, Thunderheart, took his own life May 24 after two years of treatment for solvent abuse — much of which took place far from his home in …

Trudeau Pivots Away From U.S. in Multilateralism Embrace

June 6th, 2017, 10:31 PM UTC<p>In the most definitive statement of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy since the election of President Donald …

Obama and Trudeau bring the bromance back

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's favorite bromance is back on.<p>Former US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met once again Tuesday night for a candlelit dinner in Trudeau's hometown of Montreal.<p>The couple -- of world leaders, that is -- discussed how to get the next generation …

Justin Trudeau

7 Dinners Under $10 You Should Make This Week

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Cooking

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Geopolitics

Why feminism didn't lose in 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, and Hillary Clinton’s loss, was a devastating blow to feminism.America had a choice between its first woman president and an alleged sexual predator; between “women’s rights are human rights” and “grab ’em by the pussy”; between telling our daughters …

10 Productivity Resolutions To Simplify Your Workday All Year Long

Put your brain on autopilot, make lists at the end of the day, and other simple tips and tricks can help you have a more productive 2017.<p>Most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive long enough to see February. There are myriad reasons why our January 1 ambitions disappear, and many abandon ship as …

Donald Trump Supports First Amendment Defense Act, an Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Opponents believe it doesn't protect religious freedom and instead takes away from marriage equality.<p>An anti-LGBTQ bill may be one of the first pieces of legislation up for a congressional vote during Donald Trump's impending presidency, and the President-elect already said that that he would sign …

Top 10 Motivational Apps That Will Help You Nail Your Resolutions | Inc.com

With the annual renewal of the year-long calendar comes a natural renewal of our resolve to be better people: eat better, workout more, call our loved ones regularly, and meet our professional goals. Though we may have started the last year with best of intentions, we're only human, and everyone …

Motivation

The ‘Hidden Figures’ stars on how working at NASA in the 1960s is a little like Hollywood

The stars of “Hidden Figures” trickled in recently for a group interview at a Washington, D.C. hotel. The first to arrive was Janelle Monáe, with a red beret and gold strands threaded through her braids. Then Octavia Spencer walked in.<p>“Don’t you look like Queen Nefertiti?” Spencer said to the …

Women of Color

Does Trump Have Any Last Hope?

Herewith, we outline the candidate’s remaining paths to a win in November—from unlikely to, well, unfathomable.<p>Despite an e-mail controversy that goes on and on, linking into all aspects of her work, <b>Hillary Clinton</b> maintains a comfortable lead in the polls. That’s thanks, of course, to <b>Donald Trump,</b> …

Donald Trump

Earthquake in Italy: 247 dead 'including many children' after rescue efforts throughout the night

• <b>6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy</b>• <b><br>At least 247 people reported dead</b>• <b><br>Ten-year-old girl pulled alive from the rubble after 17 hours</b>• <b><br>Family of four feared dead under rubble</b>• <b><br>World leaders offer condolences, assistance</b>• <b><br>'At least half the town is gone', Amatrice mayor says</b><p>The earthquake that …

18-Year-Old Athlete Charged With Rape Gets Probation So He Can Attend College

David Becker was accused of assaulting two of his high school classmates while they were unconscious after a house party in April.<p>An 18-year-old Massachusetts student athlete accused of rape and sexual assault will avoid jail time, a criminal record, and the sex offender registry if he meets the …

Crime

Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton's appearance with Jimmy Kimmel highlights a difference between her and Obama

Hillary Clinton was working so hard to look like she was enjoying herself – grinning widely and giving the audience a thumbs-up as she entered, doubling over in laughter at the host's jokes, merrily going about a bit of prop comedy – that it was hard to believe she was enjoying herself that much at …

Hillary Won the Nomination, But Bernie Won On Healthcare

Many pundits speculated that Hillary Clinton would devote a significant portion of her Democratic Convention speech to health care. But she dedicated just one sentence to the topic.<p>The reason? Earlier in the week, Bernie Sanders had already laid out her campaign’s position.<p>In exchange for her …

Health Care

The Kimye and Taylor Swift Feud Has Always Been About White Femininity and Blackness

The Taylor Swift and Kimye beef isn't only about who said what, but about larger issues of race and privilege in America.<p>Over the past week or so, the internet has been losing its shit over the latest in the never-ending saga between Taylor Swift and Kimye. This latest beef stems from the fall-out …

Feminism

Women Run the Show in Wall Street Thriller 'Equity'

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>Wall Street movies tend to be full of testosterone-infused yelling, manly bravado, and the sexual objectification of women.<p>But the new film "Equity," which premiered at Sundance and hits theaters on Friday, is something entirely different. It …

Wall Street

Review: Equity Explores the Stresses of Wall Street From a Woman's Point of View

You don’t need to be a woman working in finance to get a shivery thrill—and possibly a few chills—from watching <i>Equity,</i> a modestly scaled but …

10 foods to avoid if you have anxiety

Over the past few years, I've endured a series of unforeseen events. Originally diagnosed with anxiety and depression at 14, I spent the majority of my life working through a condition that I immediately attributed to my environment. It wasn't until 12 years later that things took a turn for the …

7 Career Success Lessons I've Learned In Life (Surprise: They're Not All What You Think)

For the past few years, I've worked from home as a freelance writer. While being my own boss, so to speak, has its pros (goodbye three hour meetings and creepy water cooler guy, hello to having my work published in some well-established publications) and cons (human interaction? What human …