Sara Biesterfeldt

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Hurricane Hillary, Tornado Trump

As the east coast of the United States braces itself for Hurricane Matthew, we are reminded of the regularly scheduled seasonal typhoons endangering world peace in the form of the US presidential election.<p>Hundreds of thousands of people in Florida are warned to escape the dangerous Hurricane …

Christopher Columbus: The myth that keeps on giving | Latin America

On October 12, 1492, a geographically misguided voyager by the name of Christopher Columbus happened upon the so-called New World.<p>Five centuries later, famed Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano would refer to the day as the one on which "America discovered capitalism" as Columbus, "financed by the …

NSA's post-Edward Snowden reforms fall short

When Edward Snowden swiped a trove of classified information from the National Security Agency and released it to journalists, he exposed deep flaws in the way America's intelligence community secures its most sensitive computer data. The NSA and the federal government embarked on reforms meant to …

Surveillance

20 Questions: Candace Parker's big win, NBA season tip off and Laurie Hernandez on DWTS

<i>Need to catch up with what's happening in the world of sports and pop culture? Don't worry, I got you.</i><p><b>1.</b> Can you recall a wilder week in sports, than …

Women Are Boycotting Ivanka Trump’s Fashion Line Amid Donald Trump’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Standing up for their beliefs. People are boycotting <b>Ivanka Trump</b>'s fashion line (and the department stores carrying the clothing) amid the recent …

Here's What Hillary Clinton Had to Say About Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Impression

Hillary Clinton has weighed in on <i>Saturday Night Live’s</i> parody of the first presidential debate.<p>In an interview with Extra TV’s A. J. Calloway …

The Difference Between Racism and Colorism

Skin color matters because we are a visual species and we respond to one another based on the way we physically present. Add to that the “like …

Naked Juice Lawsuit Says The Drinks Are Not as Healthy as They Seem

On Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo, parent company of Naked Juice. A statement from the …

E! Halts Production on Keeping Up with the Kardashians After Paris Robbery

E! has stopped production on <i>Keeping Up with the Kardashians</i> in the wake of Kim Kardashian West‘s Paris robbery.<p>Just days after the E! personality was …

LOOK: Odell Beckham earns thousands of new fans with just a handshake

Odell Beckham made a lot of new fans before the Giants played the Vikings on Monday<p>It's been a rough week for Odell Beckham.<p>It all started on Monday …

Colin Kaepernick once again protests national anthem

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick once again kneeled in protest during the national anthem.<p>Kaepernick was joined …

Dwyane Wade on LeBron’s pursuit of MJ’s legacy: ‘Not possible’ to surpass it

Dwyane Wade has a measured take on comparisons between the legacies of good friend LeBron James and Michael Jordan.<p>In an interview with ESPN, the new …

Matthew Weakens to Category 3 Hurricane as It Bears Down on Florida

‘This storm will kill you,’ warns Florida Gov. Rick Scott; death toll rises to at least 283 in Haiti<p>MIAMI—Hurricane Matthew weakened Friday morning to a Category 3 storm and was on a path to cause devastating damage on the Atlantic coast from Florida to South Carolina.<p>The National Hurricane Center …

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Haiti sizes up death, destruction in wake of Hurricane

Haitian officials are struggling with mounting death tolls, and the devastation is massive. Health officials have warned of a surge in cholera cases …

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The collapse of the proposal to make the already draconian restrictions on abortion in Poland even more severe is a triumph of people power - of the kind we don’t see very often.<p>Reports suggest that senior politicians from ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) have backed away from the restrictive …

Prenatal Development

This ESPN Commentator Actually Addressed Violence Against Women

On Tuesday night, an ESPN commentator did something unprecedented: Instead of brushing aside the gang-rape charges against NBA player Derrick Rose, …

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Few women in this country own a gun. No matter how worried we are by rising levels of violence against women, most of us don’t think buying a firearm is the answer.<p>Not so in America, where gun ownership among women is increasing and clubs are springing up where they can learn how to shoot, many …

Guns

Why College Rankings Are a Joke

Shortly before the newest U.S. News & World Report college rankings came out last week, I got a fresh glimpse of how ridiculous they can be — and of why panicked high school seniors and their status-conscious parents should <i>not</i> spend the next months obsessing over them.<p>I was reporting a column on …

Apple owes bloggers a big thank you for their boring iPhone 7 predictions

<i>In ancient Rome, haruspices and other soothsayers never looked one another in the eye when crossing paths in the streets—they were afraid they might burst into spastic laughter. Do naysaying Apple bloggers fear the same when reading one another’s output?</i><p>For months, tech bloggers declared that the …

The son of a Chinese billionaire bought his dog eight iPhone 7s

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Apple fans lined up across China last week to get their hands on the latest iPhone, while others tried to smuggle handsets in from Hong Kong.<p>But one iPhone user didn't have to worry: Coco the Alaskan malamute.<p>Coco's owner Wang Sicong, son of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin …

China

Bullets and Bombing Won't Prevent Violent Extremism. Here's What Will.

This week, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York to tackle the challenges posed by the greatest human displacement since World War II: more than 65 million people around the world have fled their homes in search of safety and opportunity.<p>The discussions take place against the …

Three teror attacks this weekend but Obama, Clinton stick with PC script about migrant terror threat

The recent Islamic terror attacks in Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey underscore the obvious danger of President Obama and Hillary Clinton's desire to increase the number of Muslim migrants entering the United States.<p>In the span of 48 hours, the nation experienced three Islamic terror attacks -- …

Trump's Long, Dangerous History of Loose Talk About Terrorism

In the wake of terrorist attacks, Donald Trump's instinct is to come out swinging with a barrage of bluster and misinformation.<p>Less than 36 hours after a bomb ripped through Manhattan on Saturday, Donald Trump called into <i>Fox & Friends</i> to respond to the latest act of terrorism in the US. What the …

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Orphaned baby koala finds comfort in stuffed animal after mom's tragic death

A 9-month-old koala named Shayne had a rough start in life.<p>The young cub was forced to fend for himself after his mother was hit by a car. Rescuers …

Cute Animals

Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors, says US academic

It is not a suggestion that is likely to go down well with millions of cat lovers.<p>An American academic has recommended that all stray felines should be eradicated unless they can be found a home, because of the huge numbers of birds they kill.<p>Not only that, but Dr Peter Marra, the director of the …

Sophia Bush Calls Out Plane Passenger: 'You Do Not Get to Harass Me, Or Any Woman'

Sophia Bush had a not-so-pleasant experience aboard a plane on Friday – and she is letting the world know.<p>On Friday, the <i>Chicago PD</i> star took to …

Amy Schumer credits tampon brand when asked who she's wearing at the Emmys

Women have long been asked the same mundane, gendered questions on the red carpet. Often as they attend ceremonies to honour the highlights in their …

Red Carpet

No matter who wins, this election could have a negative impact on your daughter. Here’s why.

Even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election in November, the 2016 campaign still could have profoundly negative consequences for a generation of girls exploring their own leadership potential. To be sure, electing the first female president would show American girls that women truly can …