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A KKK chief just threatened to 'burn' all immigrants – freedom of speech has gone too far

“To me, you’re a N**ger. That’s it... and we’re gonna burn you out.” These were the words of Ku Klux Klan member Christopher Barker to Afro-Colombian …

'Trump has declared war': journalists denounce any attack on press freedom

President’s apparent suggestion that the FBI should ‘consider putting reporters in prison’ prompts call to action from journalists increasingly under attack<p>President Donald Trump’s apparent suggestion that the FBI should “consider putting reporters in prison” has been decried as a dangerous new …

A Short History of U.S. Presidents Explaining Islam to Muslims

In giving a speech about the religion in Saudi Arabia this weekend, Donald Trump is poised to adopt one of Barack Obama’s errors, and likely to make it worse.<p>Islam, like many other religions, values exegesis. Historically, Muslims were expected to be learned in Arabic, the Qur’an, <i>hadith</i>, and …

Religion

Forcing women to have children is akin to slavery, says a devoutly Christian abortion doctor

Willie Parker is a 54-year old physician, nattily dressed, standing in the sumptuous backyard of a large home in the flats of Beverly Hills. Lavender jacaranda blossoms from a nearby tree float in the jumbo swimming pool, as if strewn there by a particularly decadent florist.<p>Here, Parker is worlds …

Feminism

Indian court allows 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion

A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said on Wednesday.<p>The child has said she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, who has since been arrested.<p>Her case only came to …

India

Trump reportedly told the FBI director he should consider putting journalists in prison

President Donald Trump’s contempt for the news media and reporters popped up again amid his apparent requests of former FBI Director James Comey to …

How to Organize Your Bedroom for a Happier Marriage

Who doesn't want to ensure their marriage is happy? Paying attention to how to organize your bedroom just might be the ticket to making yours better, …

Belgian finance minister warns EU: change or die

Brexit has “shattered” the principle of ever closer union in the EU, according to the Belgian finance minister, who warned that the bloc had to transform itself to survive.<p>Johan Van Overtveldt said there was “clearly a problem” with the European Union, as he called for a quick, comprehensive trade …

Donald Trump Now ‘Absolutely’ Thinks He Can Break Up The 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

President Donald Trump has a solution he’s mulling for his U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit obstacles. His idea? A big break-up.<p>In an interview with the <i>Washington Examiner</i>, Trump declared that he has “absolutely” considered proposals that would split up the Ninth Circuit.<p>“There are many …

North Korea's Missile Launch

An apparently failed test comes amid rising regional tensions.<p>North Korea tested a missile on Sunday local time (Saturday evening U.S. East Coast time), following its Saturday military parades marking the “Day of the Sun”—the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founder and the …

North Korea

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Emotional Intelligence

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? It's more complicated than that

There's this incredibly powerful idea in popular psychology that personality lies along a spectrum of chattiness: extroverts on one side, all drawing their energy from socializing, and then, on the other, introverts, who tap into their power within fortresses of solitude.<p>Like the popularity of the …

Psychology

There’s a lot of chatter about ‘stop and frisk.’ Here are the facts.

In the last two weeks, some Americans have heard more about a controversial New York City Police Department tactic — “stop and frisk” — than possibly ever before.<p>A whole host of conservative ideologues, elected officials and others have stepped forward to defend the Trump-Pence campaign's claims …

How to vote for president when you don't like any of the candidates

How do voters select a candidate when no one they like is on the ballot?<p>Behavioral scientists have studied decision-making — including voting — for decades. However, researchers usually give respondents at least one appealing option to choose from.<p>This led us to wonder: What do voters do when they …

Theresa May speech: Tory conference erupts in applause as PM attacks 'activist left wing human rights lawyers'

The Tory party conference erupted in applause as the Prime Minister jeered "activist left wing human rights lawyers" who "harangue and harass" …

EastEnders star Sian Blake's partner given 'whole life' term for murdering her and her two young sons with an axe

The partner of former <i>EastEnders</i> actress Sian Blake has been told he will spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering her and their two young children.<p>Arthur Simpson-Kent killed Ms Blake, 43, and their sons, Zachary, eight, and four-year-old Amon, after the actress, who was terminally ill …

The Muslim cleric who stumps for Trump draws ire and confusion

Lebanese sheikh Mohamed El-Hajj Hassan – who attended a Michigan rally last week – was once a member of militant group Hezbollah<p>Donald Trump’s rally in Novi, Michigan, on Friday had a guest that caught many observers by surprise. Hovering behind Trump’s head in the fourth row, was a man in a white …

Successful Women Never Do This, According to a Career Coach

As ambitious, hardworking women, we’re always intrigued by the routines, mental habits, and long-term goals of the world’s most successful people. …

Walmart Apologizes for Refusing to Bake 'Blue Lives Matter' Cake

Major corporations are continually being forced to confront America’s ongoing dialogue regarding race and policing head on, and often the results are …

Kendall Jenner Did A Ballet Shoot For Vogue And People Are Pissed

"Ballet dancers don't train 7+ hours a day, 7 days a week, to be represented by Kendall Jenner and her dodgy feet."

Pop-up village in south-east London to house homeless families

Place/Ladywell temporary homes project is Lewisham council’s solution to housing people in B&Bs<p>A council in south-east London has created what it describes as “the UK’s first pop-up village” to house families who are forced to live in B&Bs in other parts of the capital.<p>Rapidly rising property …

Housing

Oscars organisers to meet Ang Lee and George Takei over racial stereotyping

Complaints centre on host Chris Rock’s skit featuring three children from east Asian backgrounds introduced as ‘Academy accountants’, with response so far denounced as ‘patronising’<p>Oscars organisers are to meet with Asian and Asian-American Hollywood figures, including Oscar-winning director Ang …

Calvin Harris Shared the Sexiest Photo of Taylor Swift From Their ~Tropical Vacation~

I've got a blank space baby, and I'll write your name (in the sand) (😉).<p>Ugh, thank god — or shall I say, thank <i>Aphrodite</i> (the goddess of love, for those of you who never took Greek mythology) — Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have blessed the world with more pictures of their darling relationship. …

Taylor Swift Has Been Dethroned as Instagram's Queen

And NOT by a Kardashian or Beyoncé.<p><b>Update, 3/17:</b> New Instagram queen <b></b>Selena Gomez has responded to trolls who accused her of just being about her follower count on Instagram. No, that's not what's most important to her:<p><b>Original post, 3/15:</b> Taylor Swift's reign as Instagram's most followed user is …

Selena Gomez

Obama on Sasha and Malia's body pressures: It helps that Michelle has 'curves'

President Obama hopes the fact that he loves his wife’s “curves” has contributed to positive body image perspectives for the couple’s two daughters.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with TIME and Essence magazines, Obama spoke about the impact he has seen race play on body image problems for women.<p>“I …

Read a Powerful Open Letter to Donald Trump From the Founder of the Humans of New York Blog

"I've come to realize that opposing you is no longer a political decision. It is a moral one."<p>Brandon Stanton, the creator of the popular blog-turned-book Humans of New York, took a stand against Donald Trump today with a powerful open letter. Stanton explained he's avoided voicing political …

8 Affordable Online Marketing Tricks for Startup Businesses

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Motivation

One of the biggest life regrets for older Americans is ...

Young people, listen to your elders: Travel more now or you might regret it.<p>Thinking back on their lives so far, one in five boomers say that one of …