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Trump Asks, ‘What About the Alt-Left?’ Here’s an Answer

President Trump defended his belated condemnation of white supremacists who engaged in violence in Charlottesville, Va., by arguing that he was exercising caution in casting blame. Then he returned to his original position that there was ample fault on both sides.<p>Asked about Senator John McCain, …

Rights & Freedoms

Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD

Australian scientists have made an "exciting" discovery about the human brain that they say could lead to new treatments for numerous mental health …

'Who's next?': Mexico's dominant political party is stuck in a mess of its own creation

Recent months have seen the Mexican government of Enrique Peña Nieto grappling with Donald Trump, who has besmirched Mexican immigrants in the US and promised a variety of retaliatory measures against the US's southern neighbor.<p>But Trump's attacks are just the international dimension of the …

Mexico

Far-right party still leading in Dutch polls, despite leader’s criminal guilt

Geert Wilders has held on to his supporters in the Netherlands, despite a discrimination conviction<p>Volendam is a village of clogs, canals, cheese – and anger. A former fishing village-turned-tourist-haven north-east of Amsterdam on the Markermeer lake, it offered one of the country’s strongest …

Europe

Finland trials basic income for unemployed

Government hopes two-year social experiment will cut red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment<p>Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens an unconditional monthly sum, in a social experiment that will be watched around the world amid gathering interest in the …

Top U.S. General: Two More Years to Beat ISIS

It wasn’t that long ago that the Pentagon was talking about taking down ISIS’s strongholds ASAP. Now, victory might not come until late 2018. …

Middle East

What You Need To Know About The Coming Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday that Republicans will — once again — vote to cut off federal tax dollars for Planned Parenthood. They are planning to include the measure as part of a bigger upcoming bill to repeal pillars of Obamacare. This isn't the first time that they have tried to …

Feminism
Bears

Nothing says misogyny like defining feminism as equality for all

The women’s movement has an “equality” problem.<p>Last semester, I asked my college students to define “feminism.” Everyone bandied about the word “equality”—“equality for women,” “equality for all genders,” “equality in the workplace.” But the class grew quiet when I asked what equality meant, and …

Feminism

30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family

On April 19, 1987, a momentous event happened: America was introduced to one of its most enduring families, <i>The Simpsons.</i><p>Bart, Homer, Marge and the rest of the family first appeared in 48 short filler segments on the sketch comedy program <i>The Tracey Ullman Show,</i> butthose first characters were very …

The Simpsons

The rise and fall — and possible rise again — of Marine Le Pen, France's answer to Donald Trump

Only a few weeks ago, the planets seemed to be aligning exceptionally well for Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential race. Analysts were joking that she didn’t even have to campaign – events like the police investigating front-runner François Fillon were doing it for her.<p>…

Europe

The Poisoned Generation

The story of a decades-long lead-poisoning lawsuit in New Orleans illustrates how the toxin destroys black families and communities alike.<p>Casey Billieson was fighting against the world.<p>Hers was a charge carried by many mothers: moving mountains to make the best future for her two sons. But the …

Urban Development

Why the Dalai Lama's University of California Commencement Address Is Controversial

The Dalai Lama’s commencement address at the University of California, San Diego this weekend has stirred some controversy on a campus where 12.5% of …

China

Philippa York: ‘I’ve known I was different since I was a five-year-old’

The first high-profile cyclist to go public about making the step of gender transition, has put her life as Robert Millar behind her<p>‘“Being blessed with a talent doesn’t proscribe you from having to deal with all the other stuff that life brings,” says Philippa York when asked about the transition …

Afghan girls robotics team to compete after visa obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) — A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is attending an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.<p>The team was the first to be introduced at an opening ceremony Sunday for the three-day high …

Robotics

1 in 7 New York City Elementary Students Will Be Homeless, Report Says

There were 100,000 homeless students in New York City public schools during the 2015-16 school year, a number equal to the population of Albany.<p>The daunting challenges that creates, both for individual children struggling to learn and for schools trying to improve performance, are laid out in a …

Bill de Blasio

Three of the best apartment REITs for your income portfolio

I love the idea of owning rental property. Looking after rental property? Not so much.<p>Between deadbeat tenants and hefty maintenance bills, there are too many headaches that come with being a landlord. But for people who want the benefits of owning income property without all the hassles, there's a …

Investing

Broaden Your Search for a Car By Looking Out of State

Getting a new car is an exciting adventure — but if you’re planning on buying one from another state, you need to be prepared.<p>Why Buy Out of …

After The Recession, Money's Easier To Find Than Love

For a generation that felt the brunt of the recession, it's been a lot easier to find financial stability than love.<p>Of 1,400 people surveyed by TD …

How to Honeymoon in Style, Not Debt

Couples spend an average of $28,000 on a wedding and another $4,000 on a honeymoon, according to a 2017 study by WeddingWire. These back-to-back expenses test some newlyweds’ “for richer or poorer” vows as wedding guests still nurse their hangovers.<p>But it doesn’t have to be that way. Just as you …

Weddings

United Bonus Miles + 6 Miles Per $1 At Apple

If you have some more back to school shopping to do, don’t forget about this promotion which is ending this week (<b>through 08/18/17.)</b> You can <b>earn up</b> …

How Far Away is Voyager 2?

The two Voyager probes have been traveling through space for 40 years. Voyager 2 launched on August 20, 1977, and is now over ten billion miles from …

How to Create a Will

At some point, we’ve all gotta go. When you die, the last thing you want to do is leave your grieving friends and family with a bunch of legal issues …

This Site Shows Peak Tourist Times So You Find the Best Travel Deals

When you're planning a vacation, you can always wait for travel deals to pop up or try to take advantage of places where price wars are taking place. …

Pilot's Phone Is Sucked Out Of Plane, Keeps Filming All The Way To The Ground

If you've ever wondered what it would look and feel like to plummet out of a plane without a parachute but you value your life too much to attempt it …

Funny Pictures – August 15, 2017

My friend goes to a school that doesn’t allow the opposite sex in their respective dorms, so this is movie night… <br>viaCrazy cat lady level 20. …

Walgreens

Here Are The States With The Most Hate Groups

Where does your state fall?<p>Watching the news footage of white men walking down the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia brazenly waving around …

Rights & Freedoms

“Dog Daze Of Summer” by Telmo Miel in Eugene, Oregon

Dutch street art duo Telmo Miel just finished a brand new mural for 20×21 EUG mural project in Eugene, Oregon titled “Dog Daze Of Summer”…‘The dog …

Street Art