Shandra Jay

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Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s ultimate fate.<p>Images taken by Nasa’s Kepler 2 space mission reveal the rocky remains of a world that is being torn apart as it spirals around a dead …

Universe

Before Dr. Seuss was famous he drew these sad, racist ads ... and then totally changed his mind

Most people know Seuss books as harmless, imaginative fun for kids. But Seuss's early work did have a darker, racist side — before he eventually changed his views and abandoned his prejudices.<p>Dr. Seuss' political leanings are well known — the writer was a liberal Democrat who opposed fascism in the …

These intimate portraits of same-sex couples were taken nearly 30 years before gay marriage was legalized across the US

But in the late 1980s, it was a different story. The gay community was not widely accepted, and couples had to keep their relationships mostly secret.<p>It was during this period that photographer Sage Sohier set out across America with her Fuji camera to capture gay couples in their homes.<p>"Viewers …

US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die

Police in the United States are killing people at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year, according to a Guardian investigation, which recorded an average of three people killed per day during the first half of 2015.<p>The Counted, a project working to report and …

Law Enforcement

How One U.S. Soldier Blew the Whistle on a Cold-Blooded War Crime

William Langewiesche dissects the murder of four Iraqi prisoners, the military’s response, and how one warrior fought to become a better man.<p><b>I. Wolf Pack</b><p>Jess Cunningham was a staff sergeant in a mechanized unit of the U.S. Army—Alpha Company, First Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, First Infantry …

7 States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal But Barely Accessible

With New York State beginning to accept applications for medical marijuana providers last week, criticism of the hyper-strict program negotiated by …

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's indictment resurrects Mark Foley scandal

Allegations that<p>J. Dennis Hastertpaid hush money to cover up years-old sexual misconduct have put a new light on criticism that, as House speaker, he failed to take action against a congressman who was making improper advances toward underage male pages.<p>The scandal involving former Rep.<p>Mark Foleyof …

Scandals Only Make the Clintons Stronger

The Republican plan to defeat Hillary Clinton is doomed. It's time to go easy on her.<p>One has to wonder: When Republicans gathered earlier this year to scheme the defeat of Hillary Clinton, who was the genius who stood up and said, “I know. We’ll challenge the Clintons’ pristine record on ethics. …

Parents Give Their Daughter a History Lesson by Recreating Photos of Famous Heroines

When Brooklyn photographer Marc Bushelle and his wife Janine decided to teach their daughter Lily about famous African American women, they had her dress up as the historical figures for a series of photos. <i>The Black Heroines Project</i> has not only taught Lily about strong and courageous women, it has …

'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack …

GOP’s demonic new crusade: Right-wing zealots look for even crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage

As Republican anti-poverty policies fail to reduce poverty, states are doubling down on making the poor miserable<p>Happy Memorial Day! But if you’re in Wisconsin, and relying on food stamps, remember that Republicans don’t want you to have ketchup on your hamburger. They’d probably rather you didn’t …