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Review: Prince’s ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’ is a Revealing Snapshot of the Pop Genius in His Prime

In 1983, Prince was a budding genius on a historic run that would eventually redefine pop. A year earlier he’d exploded into the Top 10 with his …

Aretha Franklin

Congressman jokes that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was molested by Lincoln

A South Carolina Republican congressman joked at a Thursday debate with his Democratic opponent that 85-year-old Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This deleted Facebook post shows why the FBI should investigate the Kavanaugh allegation

In the absence of an official investigation, people are coming forward with information — and misinformation — on social media.<p>In the days since Christine Blasey Ford came forward to allege that Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her, her case has been surrounded by rumors, conspiracy theories, …

Social Media

'Treating protest as terrorism': US plans crackdown on Keystone XL activists

Treating protest as terrorism is highly problematic Mike German, former FBI agent<p>They are instant experts on quashing the indigenous insurgency. It’s very, very concerning Rachel Lederman, civil rights lawyer<p>Angeline Cheek is preparing for disaster. The indigenous organizer from the Fort Peck …

Civil Rights

Justice, Spy World Veterans Warn Of Consequences If Trump Releases Secret Docs

President Trump wrote on Tuesday that he ordered the release of classified materials about the ongoing probe into Russian election interference because "really bad things were happening."<p>The White House said Trump is taking this action out of a desire for "transparency," but former law enforcement …

U.S. Department of Justice

John Deere Just Swindled Farmers Out of Their Right to Repair

The fight for our right to repair the stuff we own has suffered a huge setback.<p>As anyone who repairs electronics knows, keeping a device in working …

Repairs

TV actor Tom Selleck quits NRA board of directors

(Reuters) - Actor Tom Selleck, star of such TV crime dramas as "Magnum, P.I." and "Blue Bloods" and an ardent gun collector, has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board of directors.<p>“Tom Selleck has stepped down from the board of the NRA due to his work schedule," his publicist, Annett …

NRA

Donald Trump's Comment About Hurricane Florence Is His Most Embarrassing Yet

Throughout history, United States presidents have delivered historic addresses, coined memorable quotes, and have left us all inspired. Well, here in …

Donald Trump

People keep calling the cops on black politicians for campaigning

In two months, at least three politicians have had the cops called on them while they were campaigning, for seemingly no reason. There's another thing they have in common: they're all black.<p>Last month, Sheila Stubbs — who ended up winning her bid for a Wisconsin state assembly seat — was …

Women of Color

Popular Perfume Scent Unexpectedly Reverses Baldness in New Study

"This is actually a rather amazing finding."<p>Synthetic sandalwood, better known for its role as sock-drawer potpourri, had unexpected effects on hair …

Research

<b>Editor's Note:</b>Sara Novic is a Deaf writer and assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton University. Her first novel, "Girl at War," was released by Random House in 2015. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. The Deaf community uses a capital "D" to differentiate between …

Disability

US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of multiple drug rapes

<b>A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with two sexual assaults, and investigators suspect there could be "hundreds" more victims.</b><p>Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, allegedly attacked two women they met at a bar and a restaurant in 2016.<p>Prosecutors told …

Newport Beach

Scientists use sophisticated psychological algorithm to confirm some people are just jerks

Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they'll tell you the results are little better than astrological …

Northwestern University

Donald Trump ‘Livid’ Over Stormy Daniels’ Latest Allegations: He ‘Prides Himself’ On His Manhood

Donald Trump’s furious over the leaked transcripts from Stormy Daniels’ new tell-all book, where she discusses their alleged sexual encounters. She …

Stormy Daniels

Fans find Red Sox 2018 division title banner in street; team hasn't clinched the AL East yet

The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.<p>Friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri tell WFXT-TV they were out for coffee in Somerville, Mass., on Monday …

American League (MLB)

Eric Dickerson thinks Hall of Fame players deserve $300K salary from NFL for playing days

The former Rams running back wants every Hall of Fame player to get $300,000 per year from the NFL<p>On Tuesday we learned about a group of Hall of Fame …

Hall of Fame

Mark Cuban will make $10M donation after Mavericks investigation reveals 'disturbing, heartbreaking' findings

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban agreed to donate $10 million to organizations that help those affected by domestic violence and encourage the hiring of women in leadership roles after an independent investigation found current and former Mavericks employees committed "serious workplace …

Domestic Violence

How fascism works

A Yale philosopher on fascism, truth, and Donald Trump.<p>“Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics.<p>One consequence is that no one really knows what the term means anymore. Liberals see fascism as the culmination …

Fascism

Trump feels ‘terribly’ for Kavanaugh as his accuser flees her home

A reporter asked Donald Trump yesterday whether the FBI should re-open its background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in light of the …

U.S. Supreme Court

Kim, Moon head to North Korea's sacred volcano on final day

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The two Korean leaders took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, heading to a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and used in its propaganda to legitimize the Kims' three generations of rule. Their trip followed a day of wide-ranging …

North Korea

Supreme Court strikes down effort to shield dark-money disclosure

The Supreme Court on Tuesday moved that political campaigns by nonprofit groups must disclose the identity of their donors for the remainder of the …

Nuclear bunkers are the new real estate craze

If you've got the money to pay for it, it doesn't matter if it's bizarre or not. You've earned it."<p>Gary Lynch<p>If you don't have the land to put your shelter in, it's like buying a boat without an ocean to sail it on."<p>Ron Hubbard

Real Estate

Elizabeth Warren's New Argument: Corruption Drives Inequality

President Donald Trump pledged to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., but his Administration has been beset by ethics scandals both big and …

How Do We Close the Wage Gap? By Finally Imposing the Rule of Law on Corporations

Elections matter. Just ask the people of Iceland, who in 2017 elected a government led by a proud and outspoken 42-year-old feminist, the Left-Green …

Race & Ethnicity

White man who harassed black students with gun in viral video charged

U.S. news<p>A white man accused of pulling out a gun while harassing four black Florida A&M University students was charged with a misdemeanor, according to police.<p>Don Crandall, Jr., 49, who was captured on a video last week pulling out a gun after denying the students access to an off-campus …

Black Students

Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.<p>Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, on Monday began running a 62 mile …

Trains

A Historically Republican Donor Has Pledged Up to $20 Million for Democratic Candidates

Seth Klarman used to be the Republican party’s largest donor in New England. Now, the billionaire investor says he’s donating up to $20 million …

Joe Kennedy III

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Joins Over 200 High School Alumnae in Signing Letter Supporting Ford and Her Kavanaugh Allegations

More than 200 women who attended Christine Blasey Ford’s high school, including actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, have signed a letter saying they believe …

U.S. Politics

U.S. Border Patrol supervisor confesses to executing four women

He is the second Border Patrol agent from the Laredo sector to be accused of mass murders this year.<p>A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) …

U.S. Border Patrol

Trump's Presidency May Be His Biggest Heist Yet — Here's Why It Might Be on the Verge of Collapse

What happens when you go down the financial rabbit hole with President Trump?Once upon a time, there was a little-known energy company called Enron. …

Liberal View