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The rise of the plastic-free, zero-waste grocery store

As hotels, restaurants and cities continue to cut down on the use of single-use items like plastic straws and bags, supermarkets are also addressing …

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

There’s not really any normal way to start a relationship. Some people go on a date, and then another date, and then another, and one day it’s just …

grilled cheese

'Black lives don't matter,' lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida family is "heartbroken" after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family's attorney said Thursday.<p>Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory …

Teargas

Nurse who saved for Africa clinic left in limbo after US Customs seized $41,377

Anthonia Nwaorie was only a few metres from boarding a plane when customs agents stopped her and started asking questions.<p><i>How many people are you carrying money for? How long have you been in the United States? How many people are travelling with you?</i><p>“I said, ‘I’m travelling alone’,” she recalled. …

The Authors of “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist” on the Legacy of Junk Forensics in Mississippi and Beyond

<b>A lot of forensic practitioners use the same line: “We’re not a bench science, we shouldn’t be held to those standards.” But then, how can you ever</b> …

Military

Bernie Sanders criticizes Democrats, they flip out (again): Has politics become team sports?

<b>Bernie Sanders (Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>Sanders’ comments about Democratic failures aren’t even controversial. But for some partisans, he’s the enemy<p>Conor Lynch<p>April 21, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders provoked the ire of Democratic partisans once again earlier this month when he criticized their party …

Middle-class

How Shoddy Reporting and Anti-Russian Propaganda Coerced Ecuador to Silence Julian Assange

Evidence has now emerged that the cutting off of Assange’s communications with the outside world is the byproduct of serious diplomatic pressure …

Social Media

Facebook, Google And Twitter's Other Election Problem Is Their Largest Market: India

The world's largest democracy is in danger of having its biggest elections influenced through the internet — but so far, US tech companies' efforts to fix ongoing problems have been limited.<p>As Facebook, Google, and Twitter continue to do damage control over their platforms’ role in unauthorized …

How Prosecutors Punish Undeserving People With Plea Deals

Obinna Nwankpa was a violent man. Specifically, he was violent toward women.<p>In 2011, he was convicted of domestic violence in Illinois. In December …

Oil Companies Admit Climate Change Is Real, Say Don’t Blame Us

In a California lawsuit, fossil fuel companies admit the truth—but deny responsibility.<p>Big Oil now says that climate change is real, but it’s not …

Taliban appeals to American people to ‘rationally’ rethink war effort

By Pamela Constable<p>, Bureau chief<p>KABUL — Taliban insurgents on Wednesday issued an extraordinary, 17,000-word appeal to the “American people,” asking them to pressure U.S. officials to end the 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan and asserting that the protracted American “occupation” had brought …

Afghanistan

Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

<b>Updated at 5:53 p.m. ET</b><p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms.<p>Now, President Trump's interim appointee to run the bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is making radical changes to deter the agency from …

Trump Administration

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents<p>California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters …

Rights & Freedoms

The Stock Market Swings Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Our Rigged Economy

Karl Marx used to say that unemployed people were capitalism’s reserve army. Though he didn’t invent the term, he meant that capitalism drew its …

Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?<p>Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was recently arrested in a night-time raid on her home. The Israeli authorities accuse her of "assaulting" an Israeli soldier and an officer. A day earlier she had confronted …

This is How a Woman is Erased From Her Job

<i>A.N. Devers | Longreads | December 2017 | 26 minutes (6,577 words)</i>This is a story about a woman who was erased from her job as the editor of the most …

A Weekend with Bernie

I followed Bernie Sanders as he went to Ohio and explained to crowds how Democrats could win back Trump voters.<p>By the time I got to interview Bernie Sanders, he was very tired, and honestly so was I—not that I could really complain. The Vermont senator had spent the wee hours of Saturday morning on …

In Life and in Death, White Privilege Protected Texas Shooter Devin Kelley

This past Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley walked into a small country church in the rural south Texas town of Sutherland Springs and shot nearly …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

• Criticizing your partner’s character (“You’re so stupid” vs “That thing you did was stupid”)<br>• Defensiveness (or basically, blame shifting, “I wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t late all the time”)<br>• Contempt (putting down your partner and making them feel inferior)<br>• Stonewalling (withdrawing from an …

Self-improvement

Eminem Rips Donald Trump In BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher

In Light of Jay Shah’s Decision to Sue The Wire, a Look At Recent Responses To Investigative Journalism in India

On 8 October, the news website The Wire published a report on the financial growth of Temple Enterprise Private Limited, a company owned by Jay Shah, …

India

My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 (Chinese) | Basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog (Tagalog)<p>Alex Tizon passed away in March. He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author …

Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud

In the spring of 2012, Donald Trump’s two eldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., found themselves in a precarious legal position. For …

Donald Trump

ZNet Commentary: Don Fitz: Killing at Any Time

And the cop will not go to jail. This is what has sparked protests by thousands in St. Louis from September 15 through today.<p>In 2011, St. Louis cop …

Why So Many Democrats Are Embracing Single-Payer Health Care

Vocal support for universal coverage is on the rise among Democrats in Congress, though the party is far from united on the issue.<p>Since losing the White House last year, a growing number of Democrats in Congress have embraced the idea of universal, single-payer health care, setting up an inevitable …

Health Care

Brad Pitt’s “War Machine” Offers an Absurd and Scathing Critique of America’s Delusional Generals

“War Machine” is directed by David Michod and stars Brad Pitt as a thinly-veiled version of Stanley McChrystal, the gung-ho general who led U.S. …

Jeremy Corbyn Is Leading the Left Out of the Wilderness and Toward Power

Thank you, Jeremy Corbyn.<p>It is no exaggeration to say that the British Labour Party leader has changed progressive politics in the UK, and perhaps …

Rajnish Rai’s Allegations of a Fake Encounter in Assam Will Not Impact the Impunity of India’s Security Forces

Rajnish Rai is no stranger to the consequences of investigating cases of staged encounter killings. Rai, a 1992 batch officer from the Indian Police …

India

We Need Memorial Day to Obscure the Unbearable Truth About War

If you’re anywhere near Washington, D.C., this Memorial Day, I strongly recommend a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. There may be nowhere where …