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Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

World leaders urged to act as anger over inequality reaches a ‘tipping point’<p>The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action.<p>World leaders are being warned that the …

It Wasn't for the Politicians. This Day Was for the People.

The March for Our Lives was for the victims and those who knew them, all of whom are bound in blood.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—I was walking in the general direction of Capitol Hill on Saturday when I made a call for myself. I’d long since lost track of the people with whom I’d been walking, and the closer …

The US spends twice as much on healthcare as other developed nations and gets worse outcomes — and the reasons why show what it’s going to take to reform healthcare

The US healthcare system has seen a lot of changes in the past decade, from the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, to attempts to dismantle it, to criticism of high prices.<p>Through all of that, policymakers and the public have been trying to determine why the US spends so much on healthcare.<p>In …

San Francisco To Remove 19th Century Statue Critics Say Degrades Native Americans

<b>Updated at 11:30 p.m ET</b><p>The city of San Francisco is joining the cause of removing old statues that are out of step with contemporary political and cultural tastes.<p>The sculpture "Early Days" sits near San Francisco's City Hall. It depicts a vaquero and a missionary standing over a sitting Native …

Cambridge apologises for blocking Palestinian from chairing talk

The University of Cambridge has apologised to a Palestinian academic, who it prevented from chairing a talk on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in November last year.<p>Ruba Salih from the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London was stopped from moderating the event …

US says microphones found in Guantanamo legal meeting room

MIAMI (AP) — Microphones were found in a room where a Saudi prisoner met with his lawyers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, U.S. officials said in recently filed court documents that shed light on an incident that has halted legal proceedings in a high-profile terrorism case.<p>The microphones …

Office of Special Counsel: Conway violated Hatch Act

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions by "advocating for and against candidates" in last year's Alabama Senate special election.<p>RELATED: What is the Hatch Act?<p>In a new report, the OSC …

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Donald Trump's alias and 7 other 'wow' moments from the Stormy Daniels lawsuit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Late Tuesday night, porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) sued President Donald Trump in California court -- alleging that he never actually signed a "hush agreement" over an alleged sexual relationship between the two, making the agreement null and void.<p>It's -- …

‘Barbarism’: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.

By Meagan Flynn<p>Meagan Flynn<p>Morning Mix reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In Tarrant County, Tex., defendants are sometimes strapped with a stun belt around their legs. The devices are used to deliver a shock in the event the person gets violent or attempts to escape.<p>But in the case of Terry Lee Morris, the …

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People Are Dragging Emma Stone For The Way She Introduced The Best Director Category At The Oscars

"And it is the vision of the director that takes an ordinary movie and turns it into a work of art," Stone continued.<p>In early January at the Golden Globes, Natalie Portman made a similar comment, pointing out the all-male nominees in the directing category while presenting the award with Ron Howard.<p>…

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A Georgia Republican's Unethical Revenge

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle led the charge to punish Delta, after the Atlanta-based airline ended its affiliation with the NRA.<p>Last weekend, Delta Airlines exercised its constitutional right to speak freely on political issues and to choose with whom it associates by announcing that it would no …

The Black Director Who Should Have Won an Oscar

The grandson of slaves, Oscar Micheaux made 44 movies, becoming the “Cecil B. De Mille of Race Movies,” and the “Czar of Black Hollywood,” inspired …

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The NRA is at the center of a brewing controversy over its ties to conservatives' 'favorite Russian'

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>The National Rifle Association is under heightened scrutiny over its Russia ties.<p>In particular, the organization is facing questions about its relationship with Alexander Torshin, a prominent Russian banker, politician, and close ally of …

Mueller’s Focus on Adviser to Emirates Suggests Broader Investigation

WASHINGTON — George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, has hovered on the fringes of international diplomacy for three decades. He was a back-channel negotiator with Syria during the Clinton administration, reinvented himself as an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, and …

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A Bright Red Flag for Democracy

Survivors of the Parkland massacre are getting a crash course in civics, and learning that corporations are more responsive to customer concerns than lawmakers are to their constituents.<p>A week after the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, some of the high …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Earning A Median Profit Of $3.37 Per Hour, Study Says

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>Following sharp criticism of how this MIT study was conducted, its authors say they will redo their analysis. Uber chief economist Jonathan Hall gives his assessment of the "inconsistent logic" leading to an undercount of hourly earnings and "a major error" in the conclusions in</i> <i>this</i> …

Who's the Sucker?

Tales from the Junk Bond Cabinet, courtesy of Donald Trump and Carl Icahn.<p>Before I started taking the president* seriously as a candidate, I saw him at some event or another and he was talking about all the top plutocrats who so wanted him to run for president and who would help him once he was …

Renewing Your Passport in Person Is About to Get More Expensive

Here’s how you can avoid the extra fees.<p>When you renew your passport, you have two options. You can do it in person at an official passport agency or you can handle it all by mail.<p>While the thought of mailing off your precious travel documents in an envelope might stress you out, you’ll actually …

How the Activists Who Tore Down Durham's Confederate Statue Got Away With It

On Tuesday, the district attorney in Durham, North Carolina, dismissed all remaining charges in the August case. What does that mean for the future of statues around the country?<p>DURHAM, N.C.—“Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened.”<p>That was Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews’s …

Supreme Court deals blow to Wall Street whistle-blowers with unanimous ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to some Wall Street whistle-blowers Wednesday.<p>The justices ruled unanimously that employees are not protected from retaliation if they blow the whistle on alleged corporate misdeeds without going to the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>That limits the …

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Gun owners are talking about gun control. Stop and listen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pump the brakes, progressives, and listen. Thanks to those activist kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the national conversation surrounding guns is evolving -- and it's evolving in a serious way. Some gun owners are already taking action.<p>If you are someone who is passionately …

My Confrontation with Trump Made Me Feel Like a Stranger in My Own Country

At a press conference in 2015, Jorge Ramos was told by a Trump supporter to "get out of my country" after having an argument with the future president.<p>"Get out of my country.”<p>I can still hear that sentence with absolute clarity, as if it occupies a specific place in my mind. It’s a scar. Deep …

Brenda Navarrete Brings A Spiritual Drumbeat To The Female Vanguard Of Cuba

There is another revolution happening in Cuba these days.<p>A group of young female musicians — including Daymé Arocena, Danay Suárez and the all-female band Jane Bunnett and Maqueque — are challenging both musical and cultural conventions, creating innovative Afro-Cuban music fused with a variety of …

How Trump Could End Up Diminishing His Own Power

When Mueller calls, Trump is going to have a choice: Accept the interview or risk curbing his own authority—and that of other presidents in the future.<p>In the coming weeks, President Donald Trump is going to find himself making a decision he’s bound to hate: Does he want to comply with Robert …

Trump accuser says the president 'should be afraid'

A woman who claims President Donald Trump forcibly kissed her in 2006 told CNN on Tuesday night that she was “not surprised” that the president called her a liar in a tweet and that “he should be afraid” of the truth coming out.<p>"It is the first time, I guess, he's attacked me personally on Twitter, …

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Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

It’s indisputable: A broadband internet connection is vital to full participation in our society and economy. Increasingly, government services and …

How Donald Trump has enabled the outrageous 'crisis actors' conspiracy in Florida

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It hadn't even been one week since a gunman murdered 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, before the conspiracy theories about the surviving students began bubbling up.<p>David Hogg, a student journalist who documented the shootings as they happened, was a "crisis actor" …

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Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an internal struggle with John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, over who should be allowed to see some of the nation’s most sensitive …

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Why you need to wash new clothes before wearing them, according to a dermatologist

It may be hard to resist putting on your new outfit as soon as you leave the store but a dermatologist has revealed why you absolutely need to wash …

Black Panther crushed overseas sales projections. Can we stop saying “black films don’t travel”?

Some of Hollywood’s notions need a serious refresh.<p><i>Black Panther</i> didn’t just obliterate box office records with its massive opening weekend. It may, finally, crush a pernicious Hollywood myth: that “black films don’t travel.”<p>You’d think the myth — which suggests that movies telling stories about …