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Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should

HOUSTON — Sitting on Mary Maddox’s back porch, which flooded with 22 inches of water when Hurricane Harvey hit nearly two months ago, is a Lady of the Night plant from Puerto Rico that a friend gave her. Ever since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, she says, she has paused at the blooming plant …

Caribbean

Playboy Makes History With Its First Transgender Playmate

Ines Rau will appear in the magazine's November/December issue.<p>A French model named Ines Rau has become the first openly transgender person to be name a Playboy Playmate in the 64-year history of the publication.<p>The 26-year-old will receive the title in in the November/December 2017 issue of …

LGBTQ

Franken grills Sessions on LGBT record

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic Sen. Al Franken criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for working to revoke LGBT rights, accusing him and the Department of Justice of wasting "no time in systematically undermining attempts to safeguard LGBT people."<p>Questioning Sessions during a Senate judiciary …

LGBTQ

Trump Treats Puerto Ricans As Disposable

Our beloved Puerto Rico has faced destruction beyond measure in the past few weeks and it only seems to be getting worse. Hurricane season has hit the U.S. hard, and the citizens of these areas need our help– especially our island-citizens in the Caribbean. While it has been an all-hands-on-deck …

Caribbean

America's shadow war in Africa

The U.S. has deployed at least 1,500 troops to the Sahel and sub-Saharan regions, with little public debate and what experts call an unclear strategy.<p>America’s little-known war on terrorists in Africa is becoming more perilous as the U.S. deploys growing numbers of troops to the continent’s most …

War

Only 15 percent of Puerto Rico has power a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall

Full power may not be restored until Christmas; experts say up to 200,000 Puerto Ricans may leave the island over the next year due to the …

Hurricane Maria

See it, say it: Climate change

“NOTHING MORE than ash and bones.” That grim description of how some victims were found underscores the horror of the wildfires that swept through and devastated Northern California. At least 38 people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy found dead in the driveway of the home he was trying to …

Climate

The Blood on Trump’s Hands: White House Ends Obamacare Subsidies for the Poor

The White House

Donald Trump to become first president to speak at anti-LGBT hate group's annual summit

Donald Trump is to address the annual conference of an anti-LGBT group which has been classified as a hate group.<p>The US president will become the …

LGBTQ

How Russian content ended up on Pinterest

SAN FRANCISCO — Image-bookmarking site Pinterest is known as a place where people go to get ideas about home décor, fashion, and recipes.<p>Few would associate it with politics – let alone Russian trolls. But in the run-up to the 2016 election, the site became a repository for thousands of political …

Social Media

Black Man Faces Felony Charge After Defending Himself Against Neo-Nazis

If convicted, 20-year-old DeAndre Harris, could face up to five years in prison and be slapped with a $2,500 fine for allegedly fighting back.<p>Six white supremacists violently beating a black man in a parking garage was one of many disturbing incidents caught on camera during the striking events …

Crime

Jemele Hill Suspended by ESPN

ESPN has suspended Jemele Hill over her social media usage. “Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media …

Jemele Hill

Trump's chief of staff defends president's handling of condolence calls to military families

Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:<p>White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly says he urged President Trump not to call Gold Star families<br>• A congresswoman says President Trump made insensitive comments to the wife of a slain U.S. soldier<br>• President Trump appears to …

Donald Trump

Why The Republican Effort To Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks Isn't Pro-Life

Just days after the United States saw the deadliest mass shooting in recent history, instead of focusing on gun control, House Republicans were busy …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Flunks Hispanic Outreach in the Most Trump Way Possible

The president celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with awkward jokes and a call for tax cuts.<p>Donald Trump kicked off his presidential campaign by torpedoing his relationship with the Hispanic community, calling people from Mexico “criminals” and “rapists” and vowing to build The Wall on the …

Economy

Sessions reverses transgender worker protection policy

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to heads of federal agencies and attorneys reversing "a federal government policy that said …

Jeff Sessions

Lance Russell, The Greatest Pro Wrestling Announcer Of All Time, Dies At 91

WWE

NSYNC's Lance Bass blasts law banning gay men from donating blood amid desperate appeal following Las Vegas shooting

Former *NSYNC star Lance Bass has let rip at US authorities for refusing to let gay men donate blood.<p>The ex-boybander - who came out as gay in 2006 - …

American Red Cross

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump had a third private account — it received hundreds of White House emails

First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have used at least three separate personal e-mail accounts for White House business, …

Donald Trump

Las Vegas Shooting: Why We Desperately Need Gun Control Now

Fifty-eight innocent people who went to a country music concert are dead and over 500 are wounded after a lone gunman was able to easily slaughter …

Guns

Jay Z Shows Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick By Rocking His Jersey On SNL

Source: Robert Kamau / GettyOn last night’s season 43 premiere of <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> <b>JAY-Z</b> used his appearane as the musical guest to show solidarity …

Colin Kaepernick

Kim Kardashian slams Donald Trump over tweet to the people of Puerto Rico

Kim Kardashian has sensationally slammed President Donald Trump publicly on Twitter after he spoke out to the people of Puerto Rico following the …

Puerto Rico

Price out as HHS secretary after private plane scandal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Tom Price, the embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday in the midst of a scandal over his use of private planes, a storm that enraged President Donald Trump and undercut his promise to bring accountability to Washington.<p>Price's departure came as he's being …

Tom Price

Price's private, military flights total over $1 million

Politico has now detailed over $1 million in taxpayer-funded non-commercial flights taken by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, with new …

Jonathan Swan

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Interior Secretary Zinke traveled on charter, military planes

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his aides have taken several flights on private or military aircraft, including a $12,000 charter plane to take him to events in his hometown in Montana and private flights between two Caribbean islands, according to documents and a department spokeswoman.<p>Zinke is …

Ryan Zinke

Elections board: Our error Kushner listed as female

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The New York State Board of Elections acknowledged in a news report published Thursday that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, registered to vote as a male despite being listed as a woman previously.<p>Board of Elections executive director Michael …

Donald Trump

The drive that shows how badly Puerto Rico was hit

Fallen power lines, flooding, debris ... obstacles litter roads in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island.

Puerto Rico

Texas congresswoman kneels on House floor, condemns Trump’s NFL comments

A Texas congresswoman took a knee on the House floor Monday night in defense of the NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem over the …

Congressional Black Caucus

Marc Anthony Tells Trump to 'Shut the F--k Up' About NFL When Puerto Rico In Crisis

Singer implores president to focus on victims of devastated hurricane instead of athletes’ political protests<p>You’ve done it now, Donald Trump; now …

Puerto Rico