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Woman taken into custody after 6-year-old girl dies under "suspicious circumstances in Fitchburg

The scene on Stoneybrook Road in Fitchburg. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/JOHN LOVE<p>FITCHBURG -- Authorities are investigating the "suspicious death" of a …

Crime

Teacher Danielle Watkins Threatened To Fail Student Who Wouldn't Have Sex With Her: Cops

A high school English teacher in Connecticut was charged with sexual assault and selling marijuana stemming from an alleged relationship with one of her students.<p>Officers in Stamford have accused Danielle Watkins, 32, of having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student and then threatening …

How Poor Single Moms Survive

Welfare reform has driven many low-income parents to depend more heavily on family and friends for food, childcare, and cash.<p>Pity the married working mom, who barely has time to do the dishes or go for a run at night, much less spend a nice evening playing Boggle with her husband and kids.<p>But if …

Income Inequality

WhatIfSports Week 1 Fantasy Football Projections

WhatIfSports.com utilized its NFL simulation engine to rank individual players and defensive units by projected fantasy points. Every Week 1 game was played 501 times to generate player and team data. The simulation accounted for current rosters, depth charts, injuries and suspensions.<p>Fantasy …

White people may deny it, but racism is back in Britain

In 1960, American novelist Harper Lee wrote her masterpiece, To Kill a Mocking Bird.<p>It won the Pulitzer Prize, and was made into a film starring …

Pulitzer Prize

The American Way over the Nordic Model? Are we crazy?

In my long nomadic life, I've been to both poles and most countries in between. I still remember when to be an American was to be envied. The country where I grew up after World War II seemed to be respected and admired around the world.<p>Today, as one of 1.6 million Americans living in Europe, I …

The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’

An 18-year-old Swedish rapper/Internet meme has inspired legions of impressionable teens to get based in bucket hats. Welcome to the confounding …

Our Modern Movie-Trailer Fatigue

Cinema history shows in-theater film ads have not increased in duration—only in speed, spoilers, explosions, ubiquity, and commercial importance.<p>If you’re tired of sitting through ads before movies, you aren’t alone. Earlier this year, the National Association of Theater Owners ruled that trailers …

The Untold Stories Behind Hip-Hop's Greatest Albums

Brian Coleman's new book lets rap's most influential players talk about their art, largely unedited.<p>Journalist and author Brian Coleman investigates hip-hop in a specific way: He asks rappers to talk about how seminal hip-hop records were made, presses record, and lets the tape roll.<p>Why? Because …

Michel du Cille dies at 58; photojournalist won Pulitzer three times

Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose compassionate pictures captured the human cost of war, natural disasters, disease and broken government programs, died Thursday in Liberia while covering the<p>Ebolaepidemic for the Washington Post. He was 58.<p>Du Cille collapsed while walking …

Pulitzer Prize

Undercover Police Officer Points Gun At California Protesters

A plainclothes police officer photographed aiming his gun at protesters in Oakland, California, on Wednesday was protecting himself and his partner from a "mob" that had encircled them, according to a California Highway Patrol official.<p>The two officers were walking among the crowd of about 50 to …

Bouie vs. Complexity

Dan Piepenbring is not, it is fair to say, a fan of Chick-fil-A. He is at odds with its owners’ opposition to same sex marriage (FWIW, I don’t agree …

Donald Trump

More proof NYPD’s beloved “Broken Windows” policy is a racist mess

New report on NYPD since 1980 shows people of color are overly targeted for even the pettiest of infractions<p>The “Broken Windows” theory of policing has been around for a while now, but as the American political mainstream has begun to pay greater attention to the crisis of mass incarceration and …

The real problem in Ferguson, New York and all of America is institutional racism

Black men are not dying at the hands of (mostly) white cops – nor are those cops being excused from legal responsibility – because of mutual ‘distrust’<p>About last night: Eric Garner decision – dozens arrested as protesters take to New York streets Steven W Thrasher: The Eric Garner decision confirms …

Missing restaurateur B. Smith reported found in N.Y.

Famed restaurateur and former model B. Smith, who has Alzheimer's and was reported missing on Long Island today, has been found, reports say.<p>CBS News tweeted it confirmed that Barbara Smith, known professionally as B. Smith, was found in a diner in Manhattan.<p>The New York ABC affiliate also …

Q and A: Best Black Friday deals

Q. This Black Friday, I'm hitting the stores. Do you have any insider knowledge about what's going to be on sale?<p>A. This year, laptops and TVs are going to be the hottest big-ticket items. Be sure to look for bundles that include store gift cards. Watch the terms of the gift cards closely. Some …

Experience Travel

Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project

A group of crusaders, dedicated to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, is now accused of framing a man for murder.<p>When Alstory Simon walked out of prison …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

raised Dreamers are building new lives — back in Mexico

For so long, Nancy Landa kept secrets.<p>Growing up in South Los Angeles, she never told friends that her parents had brought her illegally from Mexico when she was 9.<p>Years later, after she had been elected the first-ever Latina student body president at<p>Cal State Northridgeand then gone on to work for …

Man Says He Has 'No Idea' Why Ex-Girlfriend's Mom Would Plot To Have Him Fed To Alligators

A man whose ex-girlfriend's mom is accused of hiring a hit man to kill him and feed his body to alligators said he can't understand why he was targeted.<p>"It's just f--ked up," Ernesto Negrillo, 36, of Florida, told The Huffington Post in an exclusive interview Monday. "I don't know why she would …

8 awesome shopping apps to save you money

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday just a few weeks away. But don't stress: Your smartphone can help score you great deals.<p>Problem is, with so many apps available — more than 1.3 million at Apple's App Store and even more at Google Play for Android …

7 Must-Read Stories about Mexican Cartels, Kansas City and Picasso: The Best of The Beast

Murderers tweet in Mexico; a history of Kansas City and did Picasso try to steal the Mona Lisa? Here’s our best work from this week.<p>No newspaper …

Untruth and Consequences in Ferguson

We’re only now starting to learn what happened the day Michael Brown was shot. But how much will the truth really matter at this point?<p>It’s time we …

‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films

Institutional racism. Stereotypes. Blackface. White privilege. Justin Simien’s satire Dear White People tackles all these issues and more. Here’s how …

'Dear White People': Watch this movie

<i>Dear White People</i> is no love letter, but it's also not a poison-pen missive.<p>Rather, it's a clever, provocative and incisive social satire, with a particularly catchy title (*** out of four; rated R; opens Friday in select cities). The film takes a clear-eyed approach to the complex subject of …

Ranking black America as a separate nation

<b>A review of the best commentary on and around the world...</b><p>Today's must-read<p>When talk show host Larry Elder declared that racism is not a major problem and that black Americans are thriving economically, he added: "If black America were a country, it'd be the 15th wealthiest nation in the world."<p>As …

Nobel Prize

System failed to avert battered child's slaying

The family rented the ramshackle two-flat for nearly three years without neighbors realizing the raven-haired girl with dark eyes lived there. No one recalled her ever playing outside, walking with friends to a nearby park or waiting for a school bus in the morning.<p>It wasn't until Sept. 5, when …

Crime

The most frustrating players in fantasy football

Last season, I declared Cam Newton the “Most Frustrating Player in Fantasy Football.” Perhaps exasperating is the better term, but whatever words you use to describe him, they probably aren’t consistently flattering.<p>Newton will drive you crazy because he can go for weeks at a time with mediocre …

Becoming conscious of unconscious bias in high tech

The percentage of underrepresented minorities who work for tech giants is in the single digits.<p>The lack of diversity isn't just harmful for underrepresented minorities themselves. It actually hurts the bottom line.<p>Diverse organizations make better decisions. People from varied backgrounds and …