SK

401 Added | 6 Magazines | 256 Likes | 66 Following | 12 Followers | @SK212 | Keep up with SK on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “SK”

First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy.

This is not how judges are supposed to behave.<p>Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed …

Affordable Care Act

Abortion Is Not Murder

Even if we granted the most generous possible terms to the anti-abortion camp, even if we pretended the fetus was fully rational and contemplating Shakespeare in the womb, abortion would still not be murder.<p>Tap here to vote<p>It is not surprising that Kevin Williamson, who called for women who had …

Feminism

Samsung's latest smartphone can't connect to the internet. Like, at all.

Well, here's something you don't see announced often (or ever, for that matter): A smartphone that can't connect to the Internet.<p>That's right, …

Phones

Sheriff of America’s Deadliest Police Force Caught on Camera Admitting Killing Suspects Is ‘Better Financially’

A recently discovered video of a California sheriff talking to law enforcement officers shows Kern County’s chief lawman explaining that killing …

Crime

States file lawsuit against Trump administration over 2020 Census change

New York Attorney General announces that he is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over their plan to demand citizenship information on the 2020 Census.

Trump Administration

2 Florida Republicans call for Trump's EPA chief to resign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two House Republicans called Tuesday for the ouster of Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, with one of those lawmakers saying Pruitt's "corruption scandals are an embarrassment" and his "conduct is grossly disrespectful to American …

Donald Trump

RANKED: The 30 most creative women in advertising

Initiatives like The 3% Conference and SheSays have helped to highlight and perhaps partially remedy the problem, but there's still no doubt that women are under-represented.<p>That's why each year we put out a call for entries for our annual rankings for the most creative women in Adland.<p>From these …

Advertising

How an Acronym You’ve Probably Never Heard of Will Change TV Advertising Forever

For years, brands have salivated over the prospect of fusing the best aspects of digital marketing with the tried-and-true canvas of linear …

Advertising Industry

'Get out, get out! This is not a drill!': Witnesses to the YouTube shooting describe moments of panic

Dennis, the owner of Hashes & Brews, was having a cigarette break outside around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday when he heard loud banging noises that he thought was a nail gun from someone doing construction.<p>But the numerous successive bangs — 15 or 17 by his count — sounded too rapid to be a nail gun.<p>He …

Employment

Unboxing MAC’s Holiday Collection

Sephora Just Added Four Collectible Enamel Pins to Its Rewards Bazaar

Though it can be easy to be hard on oneself after spending money, Sephora eases some of that guilt with its amazing Beauty Insider program, which offers points for purchases that can be redeemed on beauty products, master classes, and other great perks from the retailer. No matter how many points …

Cute

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Machine Learning

Rihanna Reveals She’s Launching New Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lipstick,When it’s Going to Drop

A post shared by FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA (@fentybeauty) on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:11am PST<p><b>Rihanna</b> and Fenty beauty are giving us all the gift of beauty …

A photographer who took pictures with people she met on Tinder and pretended to love revealed a lot about true intimacy

The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld's lovers or longtime partners, they're actually all …

Relationships

Education Department says it is no longer investigating transgender bathroom complaints

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A spokeswoman for the Department of Education confirmed on Monday that the department is no longer investigating civil rights complaints from transgender students banned from using bathrooms conforming with their gender identity.<p>The development reverses 2016 guidance by the Obama …

LGBTQI

Here are 9 things Americans just don't understand -- compared to the rest of the world

To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, …

John Kelly’s true self and ICE’s mission creep: Tyranny is spreading

Darkest side of the Trump agenda: Kelly reveals his true colors and ICE seeks to join the intelligence community<p>There's been a lot of news the last couple of days about White House chief of staff John Kelly, whose protective embrace of staff secretary Rob Porter in the face of multiple charges of …

Immigration

Steve Bannon Thinks the Golden Globes Signal the End of the Patriarchy

Oprah, Time’s Up, and feminists in black gowns will “undo 10,000 years of recorded history.”<p>Since his spectacular fall from <b>Donald Trump’s</b> good graces, there has been little word of <b>Steve Bannon,</b> former White House chief strategist and self-styled populist kingmaker intent on razing the Republican …

Trump’s ambassador to Israel flips out on Haaretz newspaper

The American ambassador to Israel attacked an Israeli leftwing newspaper Friday, questioning whether it had any “dignity” after a vitriolic column. …

Israel

Trump approval rating tops Obama’s at same point in presidency

President Trump’s approval rating in one of the major daily tracking polls has improved significantly and is now higher than President Barack Obama’s …

Donald Trump

NYPD ignored more than 1,500 federal requests to detain immigrants last year, official says

New York City police ignored all 1,526 requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain undocumented immigrants for up to 48 hours last year, a top NYPD official said Wednesday.<p>The Daily News reported that Oleg Chernyavsky, the NYPD's legislative affairs director, revealed …

Trump Called Priebus to Complain About Kelly

“Among the many people agitated this week over John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, was President Trump. And among the people the president …

Dozens at White House lack permanent security clearances

Dozens of White House employees are awaiting permanent security clearances and have been working for months with temporary approvals to handle sensitive information while the FBI continues to probe their backgrounds, according to U.S. officials.<p>People familiar with the security-clearance process …

Donald Trump

Rand Paul, Welcome to the Resistance

The federal government will shut down for the second time in a whopping two weeks tonight, at least briefly, thanks to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, …

Republicans repeal the Tea Party

During the Obama era, Republicans campaigned on promises to restrain federal spending and repeal Obamacare. Having gained total control of …

Trump is inviting a disease outbreak in America

The quiet decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to slash the reach of global disease-outbreak-prevention efforts by 80 percent is just the latest way in which this presidency is hazardous to your health [“U.S. to curtail global outbreak prevention efforts,” news, Feb. 2].<p>The …

Disease

Why I Am Leaving the F.B.I.

One of the greatest honors of my life was walking across the stage at the F.B.I. Academy and receiving my special agent badge from the director at the time, Robert Mueller. After 21 weeks of intensive training, my class swore an oath and became federal agents entrusted with the solemn duty of …

Surveillance

Are we hostage to the stock market?

The stock market is going gangbusters — but whether this reflects the economy’s underlying strength or runaway speculation is a question that stumps many experts. Hence, the need for this column: a primer on the red-hot stock market. Will it sustain the economy or ultimately kill it?<p>The boom is …

Stock Markets

They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.

Historians have long looked to a few key criteria in evaluating the beginning of a president’s administration. First and foremost, any new president should execute public duties with a commanding civility and poise befitting the nation’s chief executive, but without appearing aloof or haughty. As …

Donald Trump