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Girl With ADHD Given Award For Not Paying Attention

Not OK.<p>A 14-year-old girl with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was given an award for being the "most likely to not pay attention" during a school assembly, and now two teachers at her school won't be back in the classroom come fall.<p>A <i>Fox</i> affiliate. in Georgia reports two teachers …

Mayo Clinic

Witches Respond to Donald Trump's "Witch Hunt" Rhetoric

"Trump is pretty much the antithesis of what a witch is."<p>Over the past few weeks, President Trump has frequently posited that the ongoing Russia investigation (as well as any criticism of him in the press) is akin to a witch hunt. Last week, Trump took to Twitter to announce, "This is the single …

Donald Trump

Conspiracy Theory Website InfoWars Got White House Press Credentials

Uhmm....<p><i>Welcome to Teen Vogue's Woke List, a roundup of today's top headlines you have to know.</i><p><b>There are even more leaks along the Dakota Access Pipeline.</b> On March 3, 84 gallons of oil leaked from a portion of the pipeline in North Dakota. Two days later, 20 gallons of oil spilled in a separate …

Donald Trump

Manchester Bombing Victims: Here's Everything We Know

One was only 8 years old.<p>Police confirmed 22 people were killed at an Ariana Grande concert after a terrorist attack in Manchester, England on May 22. More than 60 were injured, and the <i>Associated Press</i> reported that 12 children under the age of 16 were among those hurt. There was at least one …

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande Played A Concert In Costa Rica Despite Terrorist Threats

But she performed anyway.<p><b>Updated July 10 at 6:45 p.m.</b><p>Two months after the initial Manchester attack on an Ariana Grande concert, Costa Rican authorities arrested a 22-year-old Colombian man for allegedly threatening to attack another one of her performances. The show was scheduled to be held on …

How Trump's Unhealthy Obsession With Obama Risks American Lives

The President's fixation on his predecessor is endangering American lives.<p><i>In this op-ed, writer Lincoln Blades explores how Donald Trump's obsession with former president Barack Obama comes at the cost of American lives.</i><p>After a successful presidential campaign, when a new leader is endowed with the …

Twitter Has Theories About The Sinkhole That Just Opened At Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Estate

Mar-A-Lago, Trump’s private club at Palm Beach, Florida, was nicknamed White House 2.0 due to Trump’s numerous weekend trips there at great expense to taxpayers. It was in the dining room there, within earshot of the club’s patrons, where Trump and staff held a national security meeting which …

Hillary Clinton's 'email' problem was bigger than anyone realized

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's ongoing struggle to deal with the revelation that she used a private email server during her time as secretary of state dominated the conversation about her presidential candidacy, and research suggests it might have doomed her campaign, according to a new study by a …

Government

Trump Is America’s Most Honest President

He just can’t help himself from blurting out the truth—even when it’s self-sabotage.<p>“I. Never. Mentioned. The Word. ‘Israel,’” said President Donald Trump, drawing out the syllables, performing hard eye contact with the dozens of cameras, as Israel’s prime minister stood by in a brief press …

Donald Trump

NHSCA Announces Scholar Athletes of the Year

163 Academic All-Americans were selected this year. Honorees came from 12 different sports, and swimming claimed 9 of the 162 spots.<p>“This year’s …

Swimming

Salon.com

Trump Says Trip Shows Him Israel, Palestine 'Ready for Peace'

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump said his visit here has shown him that Israelis and Palestinians are “ready for peace” as he reaffirmed the United States’ support for one of its top allies during a speech with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.<p>Trump told the Israeli crowd that …

This is what happens when you get struck by lightning

Sometimes they’ll keep the clothing, the strips of shirt or trousers that weren’t cut away and discarded by the doctors and nurses. They’ll tell and retell their story at family gatherings and online, sharing pictures and news reports of survivals like their own or far bigger tragedies. The video …

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

<b>The healthiest way to cook mushrooms is to microwave or grill them to preserve their goodness, researchers say.</b><p>These cooking methods significantly increase levels of antioxidants which protect cells against diseases, but boiling or frying reduces them.<p>A study, from Spain, looked at the properties …

The Trump-Ketchup Controversy

<i>President Trump has a peculiar favorite dinner:</i> <i>steak, well-done, with a side of ketchup</i><i>. Even among Trump voters, such a combination is controversial. But what explains the President’s unusual food preference?</i><p>With President Trump now on his first foreign trip, the <i>New York Times</i> released a report on …

The case for impeaching Trump — and fast

This is the exact situation impeachment was meant for. Let's hurry up.<p>Impeachment of an American president is a weighty measure that’s only been used a handful of times in our history. And on two of those occasions, the judgment of history has come down against the impeachers.<p>Andrew Johnson was an …

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina congressional district maps

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court struck down two congressional district maps in North Carolina Monday, holding that the state had engaged in an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.<p>The ruling is a victory for the black North Carolina voters who had argued the plans packed African-Americans in districts …

North Carolina

Colleges to Offer Free Menstrual Products in Men's Bathrooms

This is a major step for trans inclusion.<p>Some colleges are taking major steps in order to be more inclusive of transgender students. <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> reports that several schools – including the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Brown …

‘Are you here illegally?’: Probe underway into video of transit officer checking rider’s immigration status

The Metro Transit police in Minneapolis have launched an internal investigation after video surfaced of an officer approaching a man on a light-rail train and asking if he was “here illegally?”<p>The incident was caught on camera on May 14 by Ricardo Levins Morales.<p>According to Morales, two Metro …

Sanctuary Cities

Review: Ed Sheeran Still Showcasing Pop Savvy on 'Divide'

In the four years since Ed Sheeran established himself as Taylor Swift's opening-act-slash-bestie, the British singer-songwriter hasn't just become a …

Music

Review: Drake Lets His Playful Side Show on Sprawling 'More Life'

Drake calls his superb new <i>More Life</i> a "playlist," not an album or even a mixtape, yet that might be why it sounds so expressive, so emotional, so …

Music

Metro Waste Authority invites recyclers to go 'back to the basics'

Bad recycling habits are garnering local and national attention, leaving some central Iowans puzzled and questioning if it’s worth rolling their cart …

Sustainability

Eliminating Planned Parenthood impacts more than just the unborn

Planned Parenthood provides more than just abortion services. Abortions only account for 3 percent of the services the organization provides. Eighty …

Planned Parenthood

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Teen Shuts Down Idea That All Women Wearing the Hijab Are Oppressed

And the way she did it might make you cry.<p>After some hateful comments were sent in a group chat, a Muslim teen in Pennsylvania texted her dad, who lives in Saudi Arabia, to say that she wanted to take off her hijab. Her dad's response, which has now gone viral, highlights exactly how wrong some …

'Quantico' Took Trump's Proposed Muslim Registry to Task

The latest episode had the team fighting to keep the bill from passing.<p>For many Americans, policies that Donald Trump touted during his campaign quickly transformed from fiction into reality after he won the 2016 election. And for the writers of ABC’s <i>Quantico</i>, something similar happened. They went …

Obama heading to Germany in May to talk democracy with Merkel

Former President Barack Obama plans to reemerge on the international stage in late May, sitting down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home country for a panel discussion about democracy.<p>The panel, part of a 500–year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, is titled “Being Involved in …

Polls: Majority support missile strikes against Syria

A trio of polls out Monday show that a majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to launch missile strikes last week against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.<p>Fifty-seven percent of Americans surveyed by CBS News and 51 percent of respondents to an ABC News/Washington …

Middle East

California May Defy Trump's Immigration Order With New Bill

It might become a 'sanctuary state.'<p><i>Welcome to Teen Vogue's Woke List, a round up of today's top headlines you have to know.</i><p><b>Another allegation of sexual assault has been levied against former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, this time by an on-air contributor.</b> Julie Roginsky filed her suit against …

Bill O'Reilly Linked to 5 Settlements Regarding Workplace Harassment Against Women

The Fox News host denies the claims, which have all been settled.<p><b>Updated April 4:</b> Bill O’Reilly is facing calls to be fired by the National Organization of Women, <i>Fortune</i> reported. Reports accusing O’Reilly of sexual harassment show that he ”abused his position of power and engaged in a pattern of …