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Tibetan Uprising Day: Why The CIA Aborted Its Mission In Tibet

Behind the Tibetan Uprising lies a CIA mission to foment rebellion in Tibet.

A drug cartel put a bounty on his head. He barely escaped from a car trunk at the border.

As the white sedan rolled through the border, officially passing from the United States into Mexico at the Naco Port of Entry in Arizona, the car’s trunk thumped open and a man struggled out.<p>Handcuffed and duct-taped, still twitching from repeated cattle prod zaps, he bolted for Mexican customs …

What’s killing America’s new mothers?

Elizabeth “Liz” Logelin was a young, fit woman with a promising career in operations management at Disney. On March 24, 2008, after a complicated pregnancy that saw her bedridden for nearly two months (three weeks of which were in the hospital), she delivered her daughter Madeline (“Maddie”) …

Trump election fraud panel apologizes in document disclosure flap

Justice Department lawyer says panel members were unclear on disclosure obligations before July meeting.<p>A lawyer representing President Donald Trump's election fraud commission apologized to a federal judge Wednesday over the panel's failure to abide by a promise to disclose all relevant records …

What the dysfunction around hiring H.R. McMaster says about Donald Trump's administration

President Donald Trump's new national security adviser is a stark contrast to Michael Flynn. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is a well-liked intelligence …

This Photo Project Is Redefining What Mental Illness Looks Like

The collection of free stock photos shows people dealing with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder—without cowering in their bathrobes.<p>A woman with sad eyes gazes at her reflection in a shattered mirror. A man pinches the bridge of his nose, his eyes closed and head bowed. A teenager sits on …

100 evangelical leaders sign ad denouncing Trump's refugee ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scores of evangelical leaders, including at least one from each state, have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees, urging him to reconsider his executive order and welcome people fleeing persecution and violence.<p>On …

White terrorism is “different,” says white congressman — and unfortunately, he’s right

<b>Sean Duffy; Dylann Roof (AP/Andrew Harnik/Chuck Burton)</b><p>Onetime reality TV star Rep. Sean Duffy humiliated himself in CNN interview — but in a twisted way, he has a point<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 8, 2017 4:30pm (UTC)<p>As I have written about many times, here at Salon and elsewhere, whiteness is the …

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Woman rescues her attacked pup with a tip she learned on Reddit

Useless knowledge can become lifesaving in the blink of an eye.<p>Paige Perfect saved her young British Timber dog, Kenai, from a two-on-one dog attack …

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Anti-Trump Protesters Fear Rollback of LGBTQ Rights

Still in shock over the election of Donald Trump as president, LGBTQ Americans joined protests in cities across the country on Wednesday. In New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Nashville, Austin and several other cities, bodies streamed into the streets and blocked bridges and highways.<p>In …

Armistice Day: Letters written by Muslim soldiers during WW1 disclosed

New letters from some of India’s Muslims soldiers who fought in the First World War have been discovered by an academic at Birmingham City University.<p>…

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Man sends flowers and sweet note to ex-wife the day their divorce is finalized

A Texas dad is touching hearts across the web for a sweet gesture he made toward his ex-wife.<p>Jennifer and Jason Lynn of Pearland, near Houston, decided to end their 19-year marriage earlier this year.<p>Last week, on the day that their divorce was finalized, Jason, 42, sent Jennifer, 40, a bouquet of …

Why I avoided my husband for a week before our wedding

A week after I graduated college, I moved into a small railroad apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, with my friend Danny. I had liked him for months and got the feeling he had a crush on me as well. Very quickly, my feeling was confirmed, and we started dating.<p>That summer, my day job was an internship …

New dad’s focus doesn’t need to be on his selfish mother-in-law

Carolyn Hax is on leave. This column originally ran Feb. 26, 2014.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: My wife and I welcomed our first child in January. Before our daughter was born, my wife told our family members that we didn’t want overnight visitors while I took time off work, which was two weeks. Her mom lost it</i> …

Online criticism from parents wearing down teachers

<b>A primary school head teacher has revealed that she ended up on anti-depressants after parents used a closed group on Facebook to criticise her.</b><p>It was "a constant stream of complaint and comment about tiny issues, often out of context", she says.<p>More than half of the 1,188 head teachers who replied …

'Let this enrage you!' Jennifer Lawrence's inspirational response to Trump is exactly what we all need

Alongside the likes of Lena Dunham, Emma Watson and Laura Bates of Everyday Sexism, Jennifer Lawrence is fast cementing her position as one of the feminist voices of the millennial generation.<p>After her famous letter expressing frustration at the Hollywood gender wage gap in 2015, the actress has …

More women in Iran are forgoing marriage. One reason? The men aren't good enough

Then in her late 20s and rebounding from a string of broken relationships, Fahimeh Azadi moved alone into an apartment in working-class southern Tehran. Her very presence, she recalled, was "a walking challenge to the men."<p>Azadi had joined a growing number of women in Iran who are electing to …

These Native Americans were murdered just for dancing

The Sioux Ghost Dance terrified white troops<p>Soldiers watched as members of the Sioux tribe circled the fire slowly, their eyes closed, their feet …

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Indian Child Actor in Oscar Hopeful Lion Reportedly Denied Visa for U.S. Film Premiere

“It must be the effect of immigration paranoia.”<p>One of the child stars of the upcoming film <i>Lion</i> won’t be at the film’s New York premiere, and for a rather upsetting reason. The eight-year-old <b>Sunny Pawar</b>, who is Indian and plays the younger version of <b>Dev Patel’s</b> character in the family drama, has …

US election: The German comparing Trump's campaign to Hitler's

<b>A man who compared the Donald Trump campaign to Adolf Hitler's in the 1930s says he is glad to have started "one of the more civilised discussions" on the US presidential debate.</b><p>The tweeter, who says his name is Johan Franklin, posted a note to Americans on Friday from "the people of Germany" …

Donald Trump's Staffers Finally Took His Twitter Away: Report

Two days before the election that could conceivably make Donald Trump president, his campaign has taken his Twitter account away, according to a new report. Apparently the move was in an effort to keep the Republican nominee "on message"—something that's proved to be an issue for a candidate prone …

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Donald Trump tried to sue a Nevada county that let polls stay open so people could vote

The polling place in question was a Mexican supermarket in a mostly-Latino neighborhood.<p>Donald Trump often threatens to sue people and doesn’t follow through. But apparently, allowing too many Latinos to vote is serious enough to justify an actual lawsuit.<p>Trump’s campaign sued the Clark County, …

Samantha Bee’s Final Pitch for ‘Hillary Goddamn Brilliant Badass Queen Beyoncé Rodham’

In her final ‘Full Frontal’ monologue before Election Day, Samantha Bee largely ignored Donald Trump and went all-in for Hillary Clinton.<p>Like …

Tim Kaine ends up second in line behind 99-year-old voter

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine displayed a time-honored trait for a vice president -- preparedness -- showing up at his Richmond, Virginia, polling place 15 minutes early on Tuesday.<p>Despite his planning, Kaine ended up second in line -- perhaps also appropriate for the potential vice …

When a friend’s kid bullies your kid, be honest but not judgy

Carolyn Hax is on leave. This column originally ran July 11, 2014.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I have two very close girlfriends who live in the same destination-friendly town, “Emily” from college and “Jane” from high school. Both have children the same age as mine, both mean a great deal to me. Every summer I</i> …

French Women Walked Out Of Work Early Today In Protest Of The Wage Gap

French women were encouraged to walk out of work early at 4:34 p.m. on Monday to protest the gender pay gap, the Guardian reports.<p>Why 4:34 p.m.?<p>Because of the god awful pay gap, the time essentially marks the end of when French women will be paid for the work year.<p>Feminist newsletter, Les …

Dispelling the myths: why the gender pay gap does not reflect the 'choices' women make

The Diversity Council’s report shows women are paid less just because they are women. So why are we still debating the existence of the pay gap?<p>According to the World Economic Forum, there is no country on earth where women make as much as men for the same work. In their 2016 Global Gender Gap …

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University of Oregon Law Professor Wears Blackface Costume to Halloween Party

<b>Updated Thursday, Nov. 4, 12:14 a.m. EDT:</b> The professor in question has been identified by The Register-Guard as Nancy Shurtz.<p><b>Earlier:</b><p>An unnamed …