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Heitkamp Balances Politics With N.D. Pipeline Drama

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has been a longtime supporter of oil pipelines and she’s managed to survive an explosion of political drama within …

Oil Unfazed by Inventory Data, Dakota Pipeline | Investopedia

On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released data showing crude oil inventories for the previous week rose by 13.8 million …

Revealed: FBI terrorism taskforce investigating Standing Rock activists

FBI representatives have contacted several ‘water protectors’, raising alarm that an indigenous-led movement is being construed as domestic terrorism<p>The FBI is investigating political activists campaigning against the Dakota Access pipeline, diverting agents charged with preventing terrorist …

Americans still support Donald Trump's immigration ban, poll shows

Despite breaking records for the lowest approval ratings for a new President, Donald Trump's immigration ban is still backed by a majority of Americans, according to recent polling.<p>The Republican president suffered the biggest defeat of his presidency yesterday as a court refused to reinstate his …

Here is how the Boy Scouts has evolved on social issues over the years

When the Boy Scouts of America announced last week that it would now accept transgender boys, it was the latest example of how the storied institution has transformed as the country changed around it.<p>"Communities and state laws are now interpreting gender identity differently than society did in …

LGBTQI

Boy forced to have sex with his mother in attempt to ‘cure’ him of being gay

Horrifying new statistics have been released which reveal that a gay boy in India was forced to have sex with his mother in an attempt to ‘cure’ him …

LGBTQI

16-year-old gay pride marcher dies from stab wounds in Jerusalem

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the marchers stabbed at Jerusalem's gay pride parade last week has died, police and health officials in Jerusalem said Sunday.<p>Shira Banki was one of six people stabbed Thursday by an attacker named by police as Yishai Shlissel, an Orthodox Jew who was released from prison just weeks …

LGBTQI

50 years ago the first major gay rights demonstration happened in Silver Lake

A police raid at the Black Cat Tavern led to protests outside the gay bar<p>This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the nation’s first major public demonstrations in support of gay rights. A predecessor to the famous Stonewall riots two years later, protests outside of the Black Cat Tavern …

Demonstration

Worldwide, people rally in support of Women's March on Washington

Inspired by the Women's March on Washington, people in cities around the world hit the streets on Saturday to show solidarity with Americans and to …

Seattle Food Bank Gets Unexpected Donation From Women's March Protesters

The Women's March on Seattle closed streets near the food bank at St. Mary's - so marchers opened up their wallets.<p>SEATTLE, WA - A food bank that had …

Meet the person who launched the Women’s March on Washington - The Washington Post

1:43<p>Cursing, epithets and insults: Some of Duterte’s worst jabs<p>1:55<p>Celebrities share their epic sports fails ahead of MLB All-Star Softball Game<p>2:59<p>Trump's news conference with May, in 3 minutes<p>2:38<p>From ‘This Is Us’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ highlights from the 2018 Emmy nominations<p>1:50<p>Protesters clash …

Women's March on Washington

The making of the Women's March on Washington

Go behind the scenes and see the making of the historic Women's March on Washington, and the organizers behind it.

Women's March on Washington

First They Marched, Now More Than 13,000 Women Are Planning to Run for Office

On Inauguration Weekend, an estimated 3.2 million people in hundreds of cities across the country took to the streets to protest the incoming …

L.A., Orange counties are home to 1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally, analysis shows

The chatter of Spanish serves as the backdrop of Pico-Union, where the aroma of pastries from the <i>panaderia</i> merge with the synthetic smells of an auto repair garage. A predominantly Latino neighborhood, it has for decades been a first stop for immigrants — both legal and illegal — coming from …

Immigration

History shows Trump will face legal challenges to​ detaining immigrants

The long history of detention has an equally long history of legal challenges<p>President Donald Trump has followed through on his promise to ramp up immigrant detention as part of immigration enforcement. His executive order on border security and immigration describes a “new normal” that will …

Republican Wants to Lock Up Lawmakers Who Protect Sanctuary Cities

Using stats from an accused hate group, an Ohio state representative would make it a felony to pass legislation that helps undocumented immigrants.<p>A …

“This is not who we are,” critics say about the refugee ban. But what if it is?

Fighting over immigration is central to the American story.<p>“This is not American. This is not who we are.” The words have the thrum of a chant, a staccato denial. After Donald Trump announced his travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, the words were pronounced by Hillary …

Civil Rights

Trump’s travel ban may backfire — and hinder U.S. policy

The Trump administration’s ban of migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has been carried out in an inconsistent, hasty and vague manner. Green-card holders, dual citizens, vetted asylum seekers and visa-holders have been overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty about whether they will be …

Moving Art Project Puts Men On The Receiving End Of Catcalling

This is what it feels like.<p>Terra Lopez was catcalled for the first time when she was in high school. What started off as a seemingly light attempt at flirtation resulted in her being followed home. Now, 15 years later, Lopez is hoping to give men an idea of what this kind of terrifying experience …

The Gender Gap in Photography—and the Project That’s Fixing It

with a pretty wild CV and an inspiring feminist track record. At the age of fifteen, she became a host of two popular British television shows. At …

People are tweeting photos of heroic feminist icons with the message, "Nevertheless, she persisted"

The GOP has unintentionally provided feminists with another new slogan. After Mitch McConnell invoked an arcane rule to silence Senator Elizabeth …

Chuski Pop: A podcast for desi feminists and brown girls with sass

A new online platform celebrates the aspects of desi-ness that brown women once felt ashamed of.<p>What does a desi feminist look like? According to …

Feminism

Watching my dad coach women's basketball helped me become a feminist

I'm 12 years old. I lace up my Reeboks and give myself a confident glance in the mirror.<p>"Ally! If you want to go to practice, you need to be ready …

Women and Men Handle Work-Related Rejection Differently

One reason there are fewer women in leadership positions? Fewer women apply for them, and a new study sheds light on why.<p>The authors studied more than 10,000 senior executives at U.K. companies. They found that fewer women than men were applying for top management positions—and women who had been …