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Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

Ex-cop's lawyer insists Cincinnati college shooting was self defense | Reuters

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Opening arguments in the trial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murdering a black Ohio man during a traffic stop focused Tuesday on whether the victim tried to flee from police, putting the officer’s life in danger.<p>University of Cincinnati …

North Carolina

Three in Florida, Virginia charged with voter fraud | Reuters

(Reuters) - Officials in Florida and Virginia filed voter fraud charges against three people in apparently unrelated cases on Friday, just 11 days before American voters cast ballots in the hotly contested presidential race.<p>An election volunteer holds a box outside Trump Tower in the Manhattan …

Government

Service Dog Case Draws Skepticism From Both Sides At The Supreme Court

At the Supreme Court on Monday, the justices heard arguments in the case of a girl with disabilities, her service dog and the school that barred the dog from the premises.<p>Ehlena Fry was born with cerebral palsy, which significantly limits her mobility but not her cognitive skills. So when she was …

Disability

Newly Discovered Emails Unlikely to Change FBI Decision Not to Charge Clinton, Experts Say

When FBI Director James Comey told Congress that the FBI intends to review newly discovered emails in the investigation of Hillary Clinton, some observers speculated that the evidence could lead to federal charges against Clinton. According to former prosecutors and legal experts across the …

Government

Colbert Mocks Hillary’s FBI Bombshell: ‘Anthony Weiner’s Penis Might Destroy Two Political Careers’

Stephen Colbert offers his unique take on the big political story of the day.<p>Stephen Colbert taped Friday night’s <i>Late Show</i> on Thursday, but that …

Government

“It might be not as rigged as I thought, right?”: Donald Trump suggested we cancel the elections then James Comey cheered him up

A surging Trump should scare you more than ever — he proposed we cancel the election and name him president<p>Just when you thought the election was winding down as Donald Trump’s chances for victory slowly expire, FBI Director James Comey released a seemingly harrowing statement on Friday announcing …

What Kalief Browder's Death Truly Cost His Mother

Three thousand dollars.<p>The price of a cheap used car, a decent college scholarship, or maybe a round-trip international flight. Or, in one sad case, …

Siblings

Man Flaunts Luscious Lips Thanks To Pair Of Wasp Stings

"Kim Kardashian and them be lookin’ at you for lips for days."<p>Want those luscious lips but not trying to spend your hard-earned cash on fancy treatments?<p>“Here’s an easy tip, just have two wasps sting you,” Texas man Jose Rivas explains in a video he posted to Facebook this month. “Boom boom.”<p>Rivas …

Lips

Exploring American Monsters: Nevada

Nevada is a big state. Nestled in the American Southwest, Nevada takes up 110,567 square miles (roughly the size of Italy), making it the seventh …

Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia ban at least 1 in 5 black citizens from voting

The criminal justice system will prevent more than 6.1 million people from voting in 2016.<p>In Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, more than 20 percent of the voting-age black population will be legally banned from voting this November.<p>That estimate comes from a new report by the Sentencing …

Wikileaks Reveals Late Astronaut Ed Mitchell's Dedication to Aliens

The sixth man to walk on the moon believed that aliens will bring us a breakthrough in global energy, but only if the world puts down arms. In …

Bombshell Email Release Shows State Department Gave Special Attention to Clinton Friends After Haiti Earthquake

Hillary Clinton may not have known what the “C” meant on certain emails, but the State Department was very familiar with another designation: FOB, …

Twitter Just Shut Down A Police Department’s Very Shady Surveillance Technique

Mass surveillance has been an ongoing issue in America ever since Edward Snowden unveiled PRISM. One of the big problems has been the discovery that law enforcement and intelligence agencies can buy entire databases, or even gather giant mountains of data, from innocent Americans and just hang on …

Donald Trump's GOP civil war

<b>Panama City, Florida (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is tearing the Grand Old Party apart.<p>The tension that has simmered in the Republican Party for years -- shutting down the government and nearly bringing the nation to default -- escalated into an outright civil war Tuesday. The conflict not only threatens …

Donald Trump

Battle to banish Islamic State from Mosul could become a mess

IRBIL, Iraq — The battle plans to oust the Islamic State from the city of Mosul are in place, but an uneasy mix of forces fighting against the militants could delay the fight or ignite separate conflicts.<p>Preparations for the offensive have sped up in recent weeks, after officials in Baghdad and the …

Middle East

8 Fitness Apps That Are Cheaper Than Your Gym Membership

We love our gyms and our ClassPass memberships, but let's be real: the prices are skyrocketing lately, right? What was already expensive is just getting more and more pricey, but what can you do?<p>Here's the thing: working out doesn't have to be expensive, and living a healthier life shouldn't break …

17-year-old shot by police in Utah had fled violence in Somali refugee camp

SALT LAKE CITY — A 17-year-old Somali refugee critically wounded in a high-profile police shooting in Utah fled to the United States from a refugee camp where food was scarce, scorpions scurried everywhere and a toilet was a hole in the ground.<p>Abdi Mohamed’s family settled in Salt Lake City, hoping …

Salt Lake City

Descendant of slave who stole rebel ship named museum head

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The great-great-grandson of a slave who commandeered a Confederate ship and took it to Union forces blockading the South Carolina coast is the new president and CEO of the planned $75 million International African American Museum in Charleston.<p>Museum officials announced on …

Sixty Percent of Your Colleagues Are Lying to You

How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you -- and that they did it more than once. It's a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and coworkers lie to you regularly.<p>University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert Feldman has studied lying for …

Body Language

Man Reports Car Stolen, Ends Up In Deportation Limbo

<i>Updated at 4:24 p.m. on Feb. 17:</i> <i>Pedro Figueroa was released on bail from an ICE detention center on Feb. 3.</i> <i>Also, the San Francisco Police Department initially denied that it had cooperated with federal immigration agents. But an internal ICE document shows that the police and sheriff were in direct</i> …

Immigration

Prince Collaborator Vanity Dead at 57

Vanity, a singer who collaborated with Prince, fronted the group Vanity 6 and courted controversy, died in a hospital in Fremont, California, on …

Kevin Smith’s Daughter Was Nearly Abducted By Fake Uber Drivers

Her dad then got 16-year-old Harley Quinn a "Sorry Men Suck" cake.<p>Kevin Smith's 16-year-old daughter was almost abducted by two men posing as fake Uber drivers in Los Angeles.<p>Harley Quinn took to Instagram Saturday to share her frightening story involving two white males in their 20s or 30s who …

License Plates

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

Meditation

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Robert Lewis Dear Apprehended

The man who allegedly killed an officer and two civilians had been charged with animal cruelty in 2002.<p>At 11:38 AM on Friday, the Colorado Springs …