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All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

<b>There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world - men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals.</b><p>But the lack of women here, among a group of conservative Republicans discussing their healthcare bill with the president and …

The White House

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Hardcover – Deckle Edge, May 31, 2016

Can President Trump Handle the Truth?

Generations of American children have learned the apocryphal tale of young George Washington, bravely admitting to his father that he chopped down …

Donald Trump

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

<i>Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a public voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project. She is the author of “Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.”</i><p>When we look back on what happened in …

Wyclef Jean Was Mistaken For A Suspect And Handcuffed Near His Recording Studio In LA

“The LAPD have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing,” the recording artist can be heard saying in a video he later tweeted.<p>Recording artist Wyclef Jean was put in handcuffs by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officers early Tuesday morning near his recording studio. Authorities said he had been …

Policing

This Teen Admitted She Made Up Claims She Was Abducted And Raped By "Three Black Males"

Local police called the hoax “offensive to the African-American community.” The false accusations were also used by online white nationalists to push their agenda.<p>On March 8, 18-year-old Breana Harmon Talbott, who was reported missing by her fiancé, showed up at a local church in Denison, Texas, …

Racism

Deaths Of Despair: The White American Working Class Is Dying Young

The mortality rate for middle-aged whites without a college degree has shot upward in the last decade, even as death rates for blacks and Hispanics continued to fall.<p>Middle-aged white Americans without college degrees are dying at higher and higher rates, with drugs, alcohol, and suicide driving a …

Demographics

The Trump-Russia Scandal Is Beginning to Snowball

A series of developments has guaranteed that the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to the Kremlin will accelerate.<p>The federal investigations into the Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election are beginning to come to a head. On Wednesday, <b>Adam Schiff,</b> the top-ranking Democrat on …

Government

28 unforgettable images of Kilauea over the years

Kilauea, an active shield volcano on Hawaii Island that's roughly between 300,000 to 600,000 years old, puts on quite the show—and what we as humans …

Fast-growing Hawaii Island population tops in state, 3rd in nation

HILO — More people flew here than grew here last year, as Hawaii Island led the state in several measures of population increases, according to …

Why Federal Budget Cuts Are Likely To Hit Hawaii Hard

Honolulu Civil Beat is focused on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a …

Finance

Beating Nature at Its Own Game

Bill Gates met with Nate Lewis, a Caltech professor who hopes to turn sunlight into fuel to power our cars, trains, and airplanes.

Renewable Energy

Will the health care bill be voted on today? House delays AHCA vote.

The House of Representatives has delayed a scheduled Thursday vote on proposed national health care reform, dealing a sharp blow to President Donald …

U.S. Congress

And Fear No Darkness

A consensus is beginning to form on the left that the key to understanding the Trump Insurgency is to be found in one Mr. Steve Bannon. I doubt that …

Steve Bannon

New research identifies a ‘sea of despair’ among white, working-class Americans

Sickness and early death in the white working class could be rooted in poor job prospects for less-educated young people as they first enter the labor market, a situation that compounds over time through family dysfunction, social isolation, addiction, obesity and other pathologies, according to a …

Equality

Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad

The Devon and Cornwall Police force is to become the first in the UK with a permanent, 24-hour drone assistance unit. The flying fuzz will be on hand to search for missing persons, seek out suspects and generally provide an eye in the sky whenever needed, gathering intel at crime scenes and …

Drones

Alien mothership? HUGE circular shadow floats past ISS in remarkable NASA footage

The bizarre footage shows part of the space station looking out onto a black nothingness.<p>For no apparent reason, the dark outlook begins to get …

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisc. shooting rampage

Four people including a police officer were killed in Wisconsin Wednesday after a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three different …

Policing

Hawaii Republican Resigns From Party After Criticizing Trump

(HONOLULU) — A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump …

U.S. Politics

The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together

Designed to link the downtowns, it has provided a surprising lift to poorer neighborhoods along the route.<p>ST. PAUL, Minn.—When the first light-rail trains set out between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the two cities threw a party 11 miles long. At the ribbon-cutting in downtown St. Paul, politicians …

Commuter Rail

Visit The International Space Station In VR Right Now

You can tour an accurate model of the ISS and perform essential tasks.

NASA

Trumpcare is a ripoff

Contributions or gifts to Schatz for Senate are not tax deductible.<p>An individual may contribute a maximum of $2,700 per election (the primary and …

In One Rocky Week, Trump’s Self-Inflicted Chaos on Vivid Display

WASHINGTON — Minutes before President Trump was to take the stage in Nashville last week to make his case for the health care overhaul he had promised, he received some unwelcome news that shifted his script.<p>A Federal District Court judge in Hawaii had just placed another stay on his ban on …

The White House
Russia

How Vladimir Putin Stashed Away A Secret $70 Billion Personal Fortune

In order to prevent corruption and conflicts of interest within government, many major countries around the world require that their highest level …

Russia

David Y. Ige | Comments on Legislation

BUSTED: Trump campaign chair caught in a motel room with an underage boy

Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey is under investigation by Moore police after he was caught in a Super 8 Motel room with a minor boy. “On March 9 … …

Liberal POV

Bro culture is poisoning Silicon Valley

In an hour-long talk today at SXSW, best-selling author Dan Lyons broke down bro culture in three parts: What is it? Why does it exist? How do we fix it?<p>Lyons, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble</i>, delivered a compelling talk in on his experience …

Silicon Valley