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By keeping hat on, Cowboys' Jerry Jones reveals big flaw in NFL attempt at anthem policy

Let me see if I have this right: Wearing a hat during the national anthem, as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did last month, is fine. Same for Jones’ team and most others keeping the beer lines flowing while <i>The Star Spangled Banner</i> plays. But quietly demonstrating to protest racism and social …

NFL

Teacher who had sex with 2 teens says she 'couldn't control' self at party: cops

A South Carolina teacher allegedly bragged to colleagues that she “couldn’t control” herself when she had sex with two students at a booze-fueled …

Crime

Fox News Busted Using Footage from a Year Ago to Claim 'Antifa' Violence in DC

Fox News put out a news report about violent clashes between police and left-wing protestors at the "Unite the Right 2 Rally". There was just one …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Thought There Was a Country Called “Nipple”

Complex pronunciations and time zones are reportedly scrambling the president’s attempts at diplomatic outreach.<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> moved into the White House on January 20, 2017, he brought with him a whole host of reasons why he should not be president. One was his unprecedented business …

Donald Trump

I was at the sad white supremacists gathering. It didn't fool me. Their movement is rising.

Don't be fooled by the sad display of two dozen white supremacists in front of the White House. Racists are on the rise in our country.<p>One year ago, I personally witnessed hundreds of white supremacists descend on the small college town of Charlottesville, Virginia. I saw the pain and suffering …

Rights & Freedoms

They Didn't Know They Were Ineligible To Vote. A Prosecutor Went After Them Anyway.

Some of them now say they're unlikely to ever vote again -- regardless of if they're completely eligible.<p>Ebonie Oliver, a 24-year-old packaging worker who lives in Burlington, North Carolina, isn’t sure if she’ll ever vote again.<p>Oliver got a voter registration card in the mail before the 2016 …

North Carolina

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Unite the Right 2 was a failure — but American fascism is not dead | Salon.com

<b>A white supremacist holds up a flyer during the Unite the Right rally in Lafayette Park across from the White House August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Mark Wilson)</b><p>Unite the Right 2 was a failure — but American fascism is not dead<p>Sunday’s rally for white supremacy in Washington, DC, was a …

Sacha Baron Cohen Reveals How Sheriff David Clarke Would Have Stopped Anti-Fascists in 1930s Germany

A year after Charlottesville, the Trump supporter says he doesn't take sides when it comes to fascism vs. anti-fascism.<p>When it comes to fascism, …

Rights & Freedoms

These may be the best tacos in L.A.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ellen Bennett knows tacos.<p>The founder and CEO of Hedley and Bennett, Bennett spends most of her time running her Los Angeles-based apron company.<p>But when she's not overseeing apron production, promoting her brand or managing her growing staff, Bennett makes time to enjoy one of L.A.'s most …

Los Angeles

Pro-gun activist duped into sucking sex toy to fight terrorism in latest Sacha Baron Cohen show

Pro-gun activist Dan Roberts completely humiliated himself on comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime show “Who is America?” Roberts, who has spoken …

Gun Rights

Where even Walmart won't go: how Dollar General took over rural America

We lasted three years and three days after Dollar General opened. Sales dropped and just kept dropping Doug Nech<p>When Dollar General came to Haven, Kansas, it arrived making demands. The fastest-growing retailer in America wanted the taxpayers of the small, struggling Kansas town to pick up part of …

Dollar General

Saudi Arabia calls Canada one of the world's worst oppressors of women in bizarre crusade

Saudi Arabia and Canada's diplomatic feud over human rights took a bizarre turn recently when the kingdom unleashed a smear campaign targeting Canada's treatment of women.<p>After the Canadian Foreign Ministry called for the immediate release of women's-rights activists detained in Saudi Arabia, the …

Human Rights

Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Time Zones Or Maps, Say Insiders, Making Foreign Policy Awkward

He reportedly pronounced "Nepal" as "Nipple."<p>Donald Trump doesn’t understand time zones, wants to call foreign leaders at awkward hours (for them), …

Donald Trump

Trump offers White House staffers a special perk at his golf club

Ethics experts say the merchandise discounts represent a disturbing blurring of lines between his private business and the presidency.<p>There’s an under-the-radar perk being offered to staffers in President Donald Trump’s administration — discounts on Trump-branded merchandise sold at his Bedminster, …

Donald Trump

Video Of Surfer Breaking World’s Biggest Wave Record Is Terrifying

A Brazilian surfer broke the world record for the highest wave ever surfed during a session in Portugal.<p>Video of the wave is terrifying.<p>Rodrigo Koxa, …

Extreme Sports

Hawaii's newest volcanic cone is over 100 feet tall. How will it be named?

The town of Volcano is swaying, back and forth.<p>“It’s been rocking and rolling,” Bobby Camara, a Volcano resident who spent decades working as a …

Geology

Skin poaching of Asian elephants, a crisis unfolding in Myanmar, could crush the species

<i>Editor’s note: This story contains some graphic photos of elephant poaching.</i><p>Ecologists in Myanmar spend hours and hours fighting through thick vines, …

Elephants

Plate Lunches: A Scoop of Hawaiian History

It turns out that Hawaii diners get a dollop of local history with their two scoops of rice and mac salad. Dating back to the 1880s, the ubiquitous …

The Best Kid-Friendly Beaches in Hawaii

Even adults have to be extra cautious at Hawaii's beaches, with the ocean's notoriously nasty rip currents and undertow. Conditions can be wildly …

Beaches

How Fascism's Influence Endured in Italy Long After Mussolini's Death

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>Italy’s Fascist regime ended on July 25, …

World History

10 Forgotten Fascist Movements Of The 1930s

Nowadays, “fascism” is mostly a misused and little understood word. In particular, it has become a byword for anything in uniform or even remotely …

Political Science

Let's teach our kids the skills needed to fight fascism

White nationalism and racism have had an awakening in Canada this summer.<p>From racist rants caught on video to horrific and violent posts on social …

Teaching

Thousands of counter-protesters. Hundreds of reporters and police. Fifteen fascists.

After all that, the neo-Nazis got their safe space.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police in Washington, D.C., succeeded Sunday in ensuring Jason Kessler and …

Rights & Freedoms

Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters, White Nationalists Sneak Out of Their Own D.C. Rally

Jason Kessler planned the Charlottesville hate march. Exactly one year later, he and a dozen supporters got run out of the nation’s …

Rights & Freedoms

Voting Rights Advocates Used to Have an Ally in the Government. That’s Changing.

WASHINGTON — A new voter ID law could shut out many Native Americans from the polls in North Dakota. A strict rule on the collection of absentee ballots in Arizona is being challenged as a form of voter suppression. And officials in Georgia are scrubbing voters from registration rolls if their …

U.S. Justice Department

How to Care for a Pineapple Plant

credit: Linjerry/iStock/Getty Images<p>Grow pineapple plants away from areas where pets and children play to avoid injury from the spiky leaf …

Plants

Alt-Right Troll To Father Killer: The Unraveling Of Lane Davis

<b>Nearly everyone on Samish Island</b> knew Chuck Davis, a bighearted retiree who lived in the handsome gray shingle house with the best view of Samish …

Coast Salish

A natural blue wine is selling well in southern France

A glass of blue chardonnay with your meal? Well, it's certainly something different!<p>The Spanish wine starts off white but is passed through red grape pulp which naturally turns the colour to turquoise.<p>The Mediterranean's restaurants and beach bars in Sete have so far drunk through 2,000 bottles of …

Selling

Body found inside column outside California supermarket may be man who escaped police earlier: reports

A body discovered in a column outside a California supermarket Saturday is possibly a man who led police on a chase and escaped their grips earlier this week, reports said.<p>Authorities made the grisly discovery after they were called to WinCo Foods in Lancaster Saturday around 2:40 p.m. The manager …

Crime