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The unspeakable truth about slavery in Mauritania

In 1981, Mauritania made slavery illegal, the last country in the world to do so. Nonetheless, tens of thousands of people – mostly from the minority Haratine or Afro-Mauritanian groups – still live as bonded labourers, domestic servants or child brides. Local rights groups estimate that up to 20% …

Africa

The Price of an Incompetent President

On Wednesday, five days after the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, Donald Trump attended what was supposed to be a meeting on storm preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters. Most of the meeting was closed to the press, but The Washington Post obtained …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a living embodiment of unpreparedness

He says he doesn't need to prepare for North Korea, and he's right: preparation is antithetical to his brand.<p>Last month, President Trump abruptly …

Donald Trump

Anthony Bourdain’s Most Memorable Chicago Quotes

<b>Anthony Bourdain</b> felt a connection with Chicago, and many of the city’s residents are reeling on Friday morning after hearing of his death. Bourdain brought national spotlight to Burt’s Place pizza in the suburbs, the South Side’s mother-in-law sandwich, and Hot Doug’s gourmet sausages. Back in …

Top Chef

Archaeologists Dig Up Mass Grave of Soldiers Crushed by Napoleon's Troops

DEUTSCH-WAGRAM, Austria —Just under the topsoil of the farm fields in this small town northeast of Vienna, there are traces of one of the biggest …

Archaeology

Trump will miss G7 climate change meeting following spat with Macron and Trudeau

The president will leave Quebec early, underscoring U.S. isolation from global climate leadership.<p>President Trump will leave the Group of 7 summit in …

Donald Trump

How This Small Town in Trump Country Dumped Its Islamophobic President

His vitriolic Facebook posts inspired protests that nearly tore a Michigan village apart. It's now trying to come back together.<p>The controversy that consumed the village of Kalkaska, Michigan, began last summer, when it emerged that Jeff Sieting, the village president, had posted anti-Muslim …

Rights & Freedoms

Actually the baker in Supreme Court Masterpiece ruling lost, it only looked like he won

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Masterpiece case isn't the victory that proponents argue. Justice Kennedy signaled Colorado's rules will stand a future challenge if it avoids anti-religious bias.<p>Despite headlines trumpeting a win for the religious baker who declined to make a same-sex wedding …

Same-Sex Couples

Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal

When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception.<p>First, President Barack Obama failed to disclose to Congress the existence of secret side deals on inspections when he transmitted the nuclear accord to Capitol Hill. …

Obama Administration

Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs

A new study shows that since 2008, more white people in the United States oppose welfare programs, in part because of increasing "racial resentment."<p>One of the reasons for this opposition, according to the report, is white Americans' perceptions that they might be losing their financial and social …

Income Inequality

South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors

Cranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping …

War

A Massachusetts man was pulled over for a broken taillight. Then police found bodies.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bodies of three adult women were found at the home of a Massachusetts man who has been charged in two separate kidnapping cases, police said.<p>"It's tragic. It's awful. It's unlike anything I've ever seen," Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Monday.<p>The victims were …

Crime

Photos of the 2018 Paris Dîner en Blanc on the 30th Anniversary

Paris in June is always a good idea, and this year particularly, with the 30th anniversary of the Paris Dîner en Blanc, thousands of revelers from …

New York City

The history of freedom in Brazil was written by slaves that achieved their liberation; one reason for decline of slavery was what slaves did to achieve freedom

<b>Note from BW of Brazil:</b> <i>As most of us know, or at should know, history is always told from the perspective of the winners. As such, we often, if not</i> …

Black History

Trump cancels Super Bowl champions’ White House visit over anthem protests

Owning the libs by taking his ball and going home.<p>Though multiple Philadelphia Eagles players said they wouldn’t visit the White House shortly after …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Lawyers Argue That He Cannot Be Impeached Because He Was Never Actually Elected

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what they believe is a legal masterstroke, lawyers for Donald J. Trump are now claiming that he cannot be impeached because he was never actually elected.<p>In a lengthy memo sent to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, the lawyers pushed back vehemently against any …

Donald Trump

Trump: 'I have the absolute right to PARDON myself'

President Donald Trump said Monday he has "the absolute right" to pardon himself — but added that he has "done nothing wrong."<p>Trump tweet<p>The tweet …

Donald Trump

He is the one

Florida Strikes Again: White Woman Captured on Video Spewing Curses, Racial Slurs at Black Family

I won’t even bother making a quip about Florida today because we all know what’s up. So let’s get right into the story.<p>Facebook user Covey Banks, who …

Memorial Day Weekend

Trump's Authoritarian Movement Is Reaching an Inevitable Conclusion

The president and his allies have declared him above the law, and his power unchecked by other democratic institutions.<p>While you were enjoying the second weekend of summer, the president and his allies were waging a sustained campaign to suggest the law does not apply to him. Things kicked off with …

Donald Trump

How Jesus Died: Rare Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Found

The body of a man buried in northern Italy 2,000 years ago shows signs that he died after being nailed to a wooden cross, the method used for the …

Archaeology

Trump's phone call with Macron described as 'terrible'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A call about trade and migration between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron soured last week after Macron candidly criticized Trump's policies, two sources familiar with the call told CNN.<p>"Just bad. It was terrible," one source told CNN. "Macron …

Donald Trump

Serbian archaeologists find sarcophagus with two skeletons and jewellery in ancient city

KOSTOLAC, Serbia (Reuters) - Serbian archaeologists at the site of the ancient Roman city of Viminacium have found an intact sarcophagus with two skeletons bedecked with gold and silver adornments.<p>Ilija Mikic, an anthropologist at the site, said the skeletons were of a tall, middle-aged man and a …

Archaeology

Beer gardens, rooftop bars and outdoor dining spots in Chicago

Take it outside! We mean it: As Chicago's best restaurants and bars open their outdoor spaces for the season, there's no shortage of alfresco …

Food & Dining

This candidate for Congress is in favor of pedophilia and thinks Hitler did some good things

A pedophilia advocate, Nazi sympathizer, and alleged rapist is running a congressional campaign in Virginia. He’s exceedingly honest about his views.<p>Nathan Larson, who spent 16 months in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama, is on the ticket in Virginia’s 10th congressional …

George Mason

Kim Jong Un’s leaked letter to Trump could foreshadow trouble at the summit

Both sides remain very far apart. The letter could reinforce that.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wrote a letter to President Donald Trump — and apparently he didn’t say what Trump wanted to hear.<p>According to an unnamed foreign official who spoke to the Wall Street Journal on Fridaymorning, Kim …

North Korea

Roman Tomb Unearthed; to Everyone’s Surprise, It’s Intact

ROME — Sometimes the most extraordinary finds occur by sheer luck.<p>At least that was the case of a fourth century B.C. chamber tomb that came to light five weeks ago during the construction of an aqueduct in a Rome suburb, when an earthmover accidentally opened a hole in the side of the chamber.<p>“Had …

Archaeology

Chinatown’s One-Block Mosco Street is the Last Remnant of Street in Five Points

Nestled within New York City’s sprawling Chinatown is a little, one block street named Mosco. It is the last remnant of Cross Street (later Park …

New York State