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A new doc traces Ai Weiwei’s journey into the refugee crisis

Ai Weiwei, whose artwork has passionately opened up the horrors and humanity of the refugee crisis worldwide, has had a year of his life chronicled in a new documentary. Eva Mehl and Bettina Kolb, two journalists, follow the artist and activist in <i>Ai Weiwei Drifting</i> to create a moving portrait of Ai.<p>…

Art

7 Nonfiction Books Too Creepy To Be True (Except They Totally Are)

Here are two words that I feel strongly should never go together: “horror” and “nonfiction.” Look, I have enough trouble getting through creepy …

Ohio: Makers Of OxyContin, Percocet & Other Opioids Helped Fuel Drug Epidemic By Misleading Doctors, Patients

As Americans nationwide deal with the ongoing opioid epidemic, which has also resulted in the resurrection of heroin in many parts of the country, …

N.J. Town Must Pay Islamic Group $3.25 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

A New Jersey town must pay $3.25 million to a local Islamic society and allow it to build a mosque, ending a years-long dispute.<p>This is the result of settlements finalized on Tuesday stemming from two separate federal lawsuits against Bernards Township, in central New Jersey.<p>The $3.25 million …

New Jersey

All the times Trump dishonored U.S. veterans and military service

Donald Trump in August holding a Purple Heart given to him by a veteran at one of his campaign rallies.<p>President Trump is a big fan of the military — …

Southwest Adding Flights to Turks and Caicos

<i>PHOTO: Southwest Airlines expects to begin flying to Turks and Caicos this fall. (photo via Flickr/InSapphoWeTrust)[/IMAGECAPTION</i><p>Southwest Airlines …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

Sally Yates, Acting Attorney General Fired by Trump, Testifies on Flynn Saga

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified Monday that she told the White House that then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn could be "blackmailed by the Russians," because he misled the vice president about his "problematic" conduct.<p>"We were concerned that the American people had been …

Donald Trump

The House Republicans who could lose their jobs over Obamacare repeal

The Obamacare repeal vote on Thursday could send dozens of House Republicans to electoral doom next fall — a mirror image of the shellacking Democrats suffered after passing the law seven years ago.<p>Strategists in both parties already believed the House could be up for grabs in 2018, as it often is …

Republicans

House Republicans pass healthcare bill in first step toward replacing Obamacare

Partisan approval with one vote to spare sends American Health Care Act to uncertain fate in Senate, after negotiations reveal cracks in Republican party<p>House Republicans narrowly approved a controversial plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, taking a significant first step toward …

Health Care

Indiana’s governor just signed a law that will cripple the state’s solar industry

Gov. Eric Holcomb just slashed incentives for rooftop solar.<p>In Indiana, solar employs nearly three times as many people as natural gas, according to …

Solar Power

Protecting the Future of Work

Recently, I spoke at the Aspen Institute Inequality & Opportunity Summit. It was a fantastic experience, with hundreds of insightful people focused …

Technological Change

4 new technologies that make going off grid easier than ever

While off-grid living isn’t for everyone, recent technological advances have made it a whole lot more approachable and feasible. If you’re ready to …

Blame technology not globalisation for rising inequality, says IMF

Policymakers in advanced economies should look to technological change, rather than globalisation, for the main explanation of why workers have …

Technology – disrupting the way we work and play

The pace of innovation is speeding up and new technologies – or new ways to use them – are emerging daily, disrupting and blurring the lines between …

Future of Food | Digital Trends

Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the …

Tech giants in the crosshairs as Davos elite faces up to new global realities

Those Davos delegates who paused long enough between opining, pressing the flesh and experiencing "a day in the life of a refugee" at this year's World Economic Forum may have sensed the world tilting ever so slightly on its axis.<p>Xi Jinping was the star turn. The first Chinese President to attend …

Artificial Intelligence

Three dead in Israeli attack on Syria's Quneitra province military camp

<b>Damascus:</b> An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces killed three fighters near the Golan Heights on Sunday, an official from the …

Middle East

Lebanese Activists Protest 'Stone Age' Rape Law With Haunting Public Art Piece

The longstanding law lets rapists go free if they marry their victim.<p>Lebanese activists are keeping the pressure on members of parliament as the time nears to repeal a widely criticized rape law that commutes the sentences of rapists who marry their victims.<p>Along Beirut’s coastline Saturday, 31 …

Middle East

'Anti-fascist' protesters clash with Paris police in riot after Marine Le Pen French presidential success

Police clashed with left-wing demonstrators in Paris on Sunday shortly after projections from the France's presidential elections showed far-right leader Marine Le Pen had made it to a runoff vote.<p>Police moved in on the demonstrators, some of whom threw bottles and firecrackers, an AFP journalist …

Emmanuel Macron

Suspect in Hate-Fueled Fresno Killings Says 'White Supremacy Has to Die'

The black man accused of a hate-fueled killing spree that left three white people dead in Fresno, California, admitted the crimes on Saturday and described them as acts of vengeance against white supremacy.<p>In an interview with NBC affiliate KSEE, Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, also admitted to the April 13 …

Law Enforcement

Sanctuary Cities Face Aid Cuts as Justice Dept. Tightens Screws

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated its confrontation with so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities, threatening them anew Friday with the loss of grant money if they do not remove certain barriers.<p>The Justice Department sent letters to …

Immigration