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Looking Back On 2017: Terrorist Attacks And The Las Vegas Massacre

This is the time of year when journalists look back at the year that was. And while terrorism seemed to ebb somewhat from previous years, a number of violent attacks took the lives of innocent travelers. While in the West mass casualty events did not reach the level of the Bataclan shooting in …

Stephen Paddock

Net Neutrality Changes Create New Technology, Businesses

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports investors and entrepreneurs have begun to design and build startups and products based on existing technologies such …

Study Shows More Americans Watched the Total Solar Eclipse Than the Super Bowl

In August 2017, it seemed like all Americans could talk about was the total solar eclipse, which was the first to pass over mainland U.S. since 1918. Whether from an airplane, outer space, or on land, everyone had a story to tell about viewing the incredible phenomenon. And now, it appears as …

Here's Who Got the Biggest Tax Rate Break From Corporate Tax Reform

It's not who you think.<p>The tax reform laws passed at the end of 2017 made massive changes to the way the U.S. government collects taxes. One of the …

One year, three devastating hurricanes

The 2017 hurricane season may end up being the most expensive ever. Here's a look back.

CNN

Charlottesville Violence Seemingly Put Damper on Black Student Enrollment at University of Virginia

This summer’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. has seemingly had a chilling effect on Black student enrollment at the …

Rights & Freedoms

Alabama: Roy Moore loses to Doug Jones in Senate vote

Democrat Doug Jones has beaten Trump-backed Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate election. The result is a blow to Trump and reflects …

Republicans

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Dystopian Inauguration Speech

True to form, Trump’s first address as president was rife with misinformation.<p>If the Republican Party’s reflexive disdain for eggheads and elites found its purest expression in the nomination of a former reality-TV star for president, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> inauguration address Friday was its crowning …

How to Move #MeToo Forward

To square up to the sexual abuse revelations of 2017, we must discover our shared humanity.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>I remember being asked a question once in a group therapy session. The question was: "Do you feel that being a woman is the defining aspect of who you are as a …

Sociology

California wildfire now largest in state history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday, authorities said.<p>The Thomas fire took only 2 ½ weeks to burn its way into …