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'People want to hoax them for lulz': Far-right media figures are relentlessly targeting BuzzFeed

But while the far-right media landscape is constantly enraged with mainstream news publications, in recent weeks, the timing of several stories published by BuzzFeed and about them brought what reporter Charlie Warzel dubbed the "upside down media" to bear against the millennial news …

Journalism

Dad on deported illegal immigrant who injured son: 'He keeps coming back'

Lennox Lake was having the time of his life on Saturday. The six-year-old had tagged along with his mom and dad on a road trip to central California.<p>Lennox had been such a good boy, his parents decided to treat him to a surprise stop at Disneyland – the happiest place on Earth.<p>On the way drive back …

Tensions rise as New Orleans prepares to topple Confederate monuments

NEW ORLEANS — At Lee Circle, an intersection less than a mile from one of the Mississippi River’s snaking bends through this city, local legend has it that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands, arms folded, facing north so as to keep an eye on his adversaries.<p>On Sunday, some of those …

Rights & Freedoms

Seattle mayor plans to combat ‘white privilege’ with a tax on certain drinks

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has made a controversial change to his proposed soda tax, which originally charged two cents per ounce on sugary drinks but was reduced to 1.75 cents per ounce. After critics accused his plan of being racist, Murray added a diet soda tax to his plan on Thursday, an addition …

Nutrition
University of Iowa

After a lost court battle, New Orleans protesters launch last-ditch effort to protect Confederate monuments

James Brousse plans to spend a good chunk of the next few weeks “protecting” New Orleans’s Confederate monuments from impending demolition, and the 81-year-old has a message for police who will try to keep the peace: You can leave the snipers at home.<p>Brousse, the commander of the local chapter of …

Rights & Freedoms

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the …

Health Care

Police report says passenger fought with officers before he was pulled from United flight

The Chicago aviation officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a<p>United Airlinesflight filed reports saying the traveler was “aggressive” when responding to requests to give up his seat and flailed his arms while fighting with officers.<p>The reports, released Monday in response to Freedom of …

Flying

'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

Conservative students file suit against U.C. Berkeley over Coulter event

BERKELEY — Charging that the University of California has attempted to “restrict conservative free speech’’ regarding author Ann Coulter’s appearance on campus, two Berkeley student groups filed suit Monday in federal court to challenge the university’s efforts to reschedule her April 27 event.<p>The …

UC Berkeley

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Archaeology

François Fillon rebuked for sexist remarks about maternity leave

The French presidential candidate François Fillon, already beset by scandal, has been accused of making sexist remarks after suggesting a leading French journalist was unsure of her brief because she had been on maternity leave.<p>During the candidates’ last major television appearance before the …

François Fillon

U.S. May Not Be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles, Say Experts

Top generals have been insisting for years that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, the U.S military would be able to shoot it down.<p>But that is a highly questionable assertion, according to independent scientists and government investigators.<p>In making it, the generals fail to …

North Korea

Gunman targeting white men kills 3 in Fresno, California | Reuters

(Reuters) - A gunman who went by the nickname Black Jesus killed three white men in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday, and fired at another before he was taken into custody while shouting “Allahu Akhbar,” police said.<p>The suspect, 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, was also wanted in connection …

Law Enforcement

Pence’s Medicaid experiment confounds expectations on the left and right

The program, which requires enrollees to contribute to their care, has emerged as a national model thanks to Pence's growing influence.<p>SCOTTSBURG, Ind. — When former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence embraced Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion with conservative twists — such as requiring enrollees to contribute …

Health Care

DeVos Civil Rights Office Pick Once Claimed Discrimination for Being White: Report

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has appointed as the acting head of the department’s Office for Civil Rights a woman who once complained of discrimination for being white. The appointment has civil rights advocates leery of the choice.<p>Attorney Candice Jackson, who was announced as the …

Rights & Freedoms

Americans' right to protest is in grave danger, United Nations warns

The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (In Washington, FWIW, we are still angry.)<p>But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very …

California Senate Passes 'Sanctuary State' Bill

After heated debate, the California Senate passed a so-called “sanctuary state” bill on Monday. While many Republicans argued that the bill would …

20 percent of millennials openly identify as LGBTQ

LGBTQ folk and their allies celebrated nationally in June 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that every American has the constitutional right to marry whomever they please. Trends of acceptance of LGBTQ – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and questioning – individuals have only grown in recent years, …

U.N. sexual harassment campaign makes male subway riders uncomfortable | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Videos showing Mexico City subway riders reacting to close-ups of men’s’ buttocks and subway seats with moulded penises were part of a bold advertising campaign launched recently by UN Women, an arm of the United Nations.<p>The videos have been on YouTube since March 20, but it …

Mexico City

US parents sue Georgia for right to call baby girl 'Allah'

A civil rights group sued Georgia over the state's refusal to allow a couple to officially name its 22-month-old child "Allah."<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed the lawsuit recently in Fulton County Superior Court on behalf of the couple, Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk.<p>At issue is …

Russia released some head-scratching recommendations for how its citizens should act when traveling abroad

In an advisory, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a list of travel recommendations it encourages citizens to follow when visiting other countries. The United States is mysteriously missing from the list.<p>The recommendations start out reasonably enough ("respect customs and traditions") …

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just …

South Dakota

AP-NORC Poll: Political divide over American identity

NEW YORK (AP) — Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can't even agree what it means to be an American.<p>A new …

Political Science

Liberals seeking a comeback take aim at their own party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days after Donald Trump's surprising White House victory, the liberal organization CREDO Action fired off a frantic warning to …

Republicans

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This 34-year-old woman is worried about her financial future if she marries (and he predeceases her).<p>4:55 p.m. Today4:55 p.m. April 2, 2018<p>There’s a …

ICE nabs young ‘dreamer’ applicant after she speaks out at a news conference

About two weeks ago, Daniela Vargas hid in the bedroom closet of her Jackson, Miss., home after watching immigration officials handcuff her father in the family’s driveway.<p>Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the 22-year-old’s father and brother, Argentines who were living in the …

Immigration