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Pit Bull Left to Die After Being Sexually Assaulted as L.A. Police Investigate

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the death of a 5-year-old pit bull that was allegedly physically and sexually assaulted, a …

Crime

A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram

A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg.<p>Kobi’s work has become something of a cultural …

Women of Color

Wild Chimp Spotted Playing Very Familiar Game With Little Baby

Turns out baby chimps demand games of "airplane" too.<p>A sweet little interaction spotted in the forest in Africa is an astonishing reminder of how …

Chimpanzees

Aretha Franklin's musical legacy is as much about rock and roll as it is about soul or pop

I first encountered Aretha Franklin in the pile of vinyl records my brother and sister left behind when they left for college. The Beatles’ “Revolver” caught my eye, but it was the stunning cover of “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You” that captivated me most of all. Peering out from it, Aretha …

Soul Music

An NBA Team Hired A Former Beauty Queen To Be Its Sideline Reporter

The Milwaukee Bucks hired a former beauty queen to be the team’s sideline reporter for the upcoming NBA season. Katie George will serve as the team’s …

Milwaukee Bucks

Bill Maher Slams Trump and Fox News for Their Racist Aretha Franklin Tributes

The ‘Real Time’ host also addressed the ongoing Omarosa-Trump soap opera.<p>“Not such a good week for the president,” Bill Maher announced at the top of …

Donald Trump

WATCH: CNN's Tapper Fact Checks Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders. It Gets Ugly, Fast.

CNN's Jake Tapper fact-checked Democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a segment that aired on Friday …

Health Care

American History Is Full Of Immigrant Haters Like Stephen Miller

America’s record as a haven for refugees has often been tarnished by people all too ready to forget any obligation to their own family’s …

The White House

Cats Have A Killer Impact on Reptiles

Animals<p>Experiments in Australia reveal that kitties are catching more than birds.<p>Reptiles are losing more than just their tails to cats. In fact, new research shows that entire reptile populations may be dropping due to the presence of invasive felines.<p>Research has shown that domestic cats and …

Zoology

60 ex-CIA members condemn Trump for revoking Brennan’s security clearance

A day after 12 former senior intelligence officials signed a letter condemning President Trump for revoking the security clearance of former CIA …

Security

When Aretha Franklin’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Drew a Torrent of Racial Abuse

Racist critics of the time declared that Franklin ‘crucified’ the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ she performed to open the 1968 Democratic National …

Aretha Franklin

Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook. A secretive operation set up by the social media giant to combat the hate speech is failing to end the problem.

Social Media

Melania reportedly bought modern furniture for the White House, and then Trump replaced it while she was gone with gilded, 'Louis XIV' style pieces

When President Donald Trump moved into the White House in January 2017, his wife stayed behind in New York for a few months so that their son could finish the school year.<p>In that time, she reportedly picked out furniture for their private quarters at the White House that reflected her taste in …

Donald Trump

President Good Brain Turned a Veterans Meeting into the Dumbest Movie Debate of All Time

Trump remembered Apocalypse Now, but differently.<p>Given what goes on in public, you can't help but wonder what the hell must be happening in this presidency behind closed doors. Are aides asked to find a sale price for Guam? Are they slow-walking plans for a Trump Tower replica in the White House …

Donald Trump

Doctor who said he was being 'treated like a black person' during arrest says he was making point

A white doctor at the center of a viral video showing him complaining that he was being "treated like a black person" during an arrest at Orlando International Airport on Thursday now says he created the disturbance on purpose to "prove a point" about police use of excessive force.<p>"If you're going …

Law Enforcement

Trump Sparks Backlash For Saying Aretha Franklin ‘Worked For Me’ During Tribute

Highlighting the iconic singer’s few gigs at his casinos seemed to belittle her.<p>Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” who created anthems for the civil rights movement, died on Thursday at the age of 76. Tributes full of love, memories and respect for her contributions to society flooded the …

Aretha Franklin

Netflix Has Deleted All User Reviews From Its Website

It’s the end of another era for Netflix: As of Friday, the company has removed all customer-submitted reviews of TV shows, movies and other …

Entertainment

The Mormon Church Doesn't Want To Be Called "Mormon" Any More

The faith would preferred to be called "the Church," "the Church of Jesus Christ," or "the restored Church of Jesus Christ."<p>In a reversal of years of branding and more than a century of colloquial use, the religion commonly known as the "Mormon Church" has asked that people stop using the word …

Religion

Trump cancels military parade, feuds with D.C. mayor over ballooning cost

Mayor Muriel Bowser slams the 'reality star in the White House.'<p>President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has canceled plans for a military parade in Washington, and ignited a feud with the D.C. mayor after accusing “local politicians” of price gouging.<p>“The local politicians who run …

Donald Trump

Low-carb, high-fat diets could knock years off lifespan, 25-year study suggests

Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates could knock years off lifespan, a 25 year study suggests.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins, have gained popularity in recent years, and are often endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim …

Nutrition

Three Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Phone

Everyone already knows that you are carrying around a computer in your pocket. But your smartphone is more than just a computer—it's also a data …

Physics

Serena Williams Found out Man Who Killed Sister Was Paroled Minutes Before Match

Serena Williams suffered the worst loss of her storied career at the hands of Johanna Konta at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on July 31.<p>As it turns out, the tennis legend was a bit distracted by some news she received as she prepared to take the court. In a profile by Sean Gregory of <i>Time</i>, she …

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

It was a small moment that would reverberate for decades. On January 24th, 1967, Aretha Franklin was struggling to record “I Never Loved a Man (The …

Civil Rights

Crazy Rich Asians Is Going to Change Hollywood. It's About Time

There’s a scene in <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> in which Rachel Chu, the lead character played by Constance Wu, is in a game of poker. Her hand is much weaker …

Box Office

The Most Unstoppable Signature Moves in NBA History

Rules designed to limit physical contact and a defender's inability to read his opponent's thoughts mean NBA defenders always operate at a disadvantage. Generally, the best they can do in on-on-one situations is take away the opponent's pet move.<p><i>Don't let him turn right shoulder on the block.</i> <i>Crowd</i> …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

What is Kawaii? Discover What Led to Japan’s Culture of Cuteness

Roughly translated as “cuteness,” <i>kawaii</i> is one of the most frequently used Japanese words. In a broader sense, it describes the culture of celebrating all things adorable and embracing fictional characters as the embodiment of positivity. Originating as a distinctly Japanese cultural trend, the …

Hello Kitty

My father, Ronald Reagan, would never have stood for this

<i>Patti Davis is the author, most recently, of the novel “The Earth Breaks in Colors” and the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.</i><p>Early in my father’s administration, when he and my mother flew to Rancho del Cielo, the ranch they had bought in the 1970s that was his retreat, his nourishment, I drove …

Ronald Reagan