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Prosecutors hid evidence that favors anti-Trump protesters, judge rules

The latest big setback for the crusade against Inauguration Day protesters could be its death knell.<p>The federal prosecutor who has pursued hundreds …

Corruption

Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

Surveillance

'I'm done with the NFL': Fans revolt over sideline protest ban to 'appease racists' -- and the 'bully president'

‘I’m done with the NFL’: Fans revolt over sideline protest ban to ‘appease racists’ — and the ‘bully president’<p>23 May 2018 at 13:37 ET<p>The NFL caved …

Football (U.S.)

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 who get five or fewer hours of sleep for seven days a week have a higher risk of death than those who consistently get six or seven hours’ …

Sleep

This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten

State policymakers who discover that they put less of a premium on education than Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad may want to rethink their budgets …

Bashar al-Assad

US Supreme Court backs companies over worker class-action claims

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring …

Class Action

The sinister history underlying Neil Gorsuch’s decision lashing out at American workers

It's springtime for robber barons again!<p>The ink was barely dry on Neil Gorsuch’s opinion in <i>Epic Systems v. Morris</i> before Ogletree Deakins — a …

Employment

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.<p>Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight. (The death toll …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

HUD Secretary Ben Carson doubles down on dismantling Obama-era fair-housing policies

The Trump administration is doubling down on its efforts to undo Obama-era fair-housing policies in the wake of a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had wrongfully suspended a requirement that communities address barriers to racial integration.<p>HUD on Friday …

Housing

Socialism Is on a Winning Streak

The long history of American socialism has been built in left-wing strongholds. A century ago, Oklahoma and Wisconsin were Socialist Party bastions, …

Middle-class

Cougar kills mountain biker and injures another in Washington state

A mountain lion killed one mountain biker and mauled another in Washington state on Saturday when they rode into its territory. State officials later tracked the animal and shot it dead, police said.<p>The mountain bikers were riding together down a remote, backwoods trail at 11am local time in an …

Wildlife

Call Congress’s “Blue Lives Matter” Bills What They Are: Another Attack on Black Lives

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Protect and Serve Act of 2018 by a vote of 382 to 35. The act — a congressional “Blue Lives …

Rights & Freedoms

Homeless man jailed for three months after trying to pay Burger King with $10 bill files suit

BOSTON — Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, was hungry so he went to Burger King one morning in 2015. But instead of breakfast, Ellis got a ride to the police station and more than three months in jail after he was wrongfully accused of using counterfeit cash, he says.<p>Now Ellis is suing …

Burger King

Trump Explodes at Staff for Not Deporting Immigrants Faster

“Why don’t you have solutions? How is this still happening?” he reportedly raged during a Cabinet meeting. “We need to shut it down.”<p>Frustrated by lawmakers who have prevented him from building a wall on the southern border, and by laws preventing him from deporting more migrants from the United …

Donald Trump

Police Investigating After Video Shows Officer Choking Black Man In Prom Tux

The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad man who is African-American, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House.<p>The 27-second clip provides no context for the confrontation, but the image of the burly …

Law Enforcement

Democrats just got a harsh lesson in what happens if they play nice with Republicans

You knew they were snakes when you let them in.<p>Let me tell you a story about a United States senator who, despite all the warnings that his …

Government

Right-Wing NRATV Guest Makes Racist Claim That Black People Have an 'Enslaved Mentality'

From the May 3 edition of NRATV’s <i>Stinchfield</i>:<p>GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): So what do you make of all this Kanye stuff? Truthfully, I was surprised, it …

Democratic Party

Trump spent his business career swindling people. Nothing's changed.

Critics of President Donald Trump, including me, have regularly compared him to authoritarian rulers such as Viktor Orban and Vladimir Putin. But a more apt comparison may be with Jordan Belfort or Frank Abagnale. "Who?" you ask.<p>Belfort is the high-living Wall Street stockbroker who was convicted …

Donald Trump

Oil Spill Now Larger Than Paris Ravages Indonesian Island, 5 Dead

By Basten Gokkon<p>An oil spill in Borneo that began over the past weekend has now spread across an area greater than the city of Paris and is heading …

As Israel turns 70 it’s high time we Jews ditched Zionism for the sake of everyone

April 8, 2018 by Robert A. H. Cohen<p>When Israeli soldiers shoot, maim and kill unarmed Palestinian protestors living under Israeli siege in Gaza – …

Inside Gaza: ‘these are people with nothing to lose’

Hashem Zakout should have been at his local hospital yesterday doing the voluntary work as a clerk that he hopes will lead to a paid full-time job. Instead the 24-year-old was a patient in the emergency room at another northern Gaza hospital, shot in the left knee after throwing “little stones” at …

Israel

The Civil War Wasn’t Enough

This Monday marks the 153rd anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, ending the US Civil …

Black History

Keystone pipeline leak in South Dakota about double previous estimate: paper

(Reuters) - The Keystone crude oil pipeline leak in November in rural South Dakota was nearly double the original estimate, making it one of the largest U.S. inland spills since 2010, a newspaper report on Saturday said.<p>Robynn Tysver, a spokeswoman for Calgary-based TransCanada Corp, which owns the …

South Dakota

As Antarctic Melting Accelerates, Worst-Case Scenarios May Come True

(Photo: NASA HQ Photo)<p>Some of the world's most profound melting of glaciers is happening in the Antarctic; and is invisible from above.<p>According to a …

Lakeith Smith Gets 65 Years for Death of 16-Year-Old Killed by Police

Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court before being sentenced to 65 years in prison.<p>But the brutal truth of it …

Trump Fought Fire Safety Laws And Never Installed Sprinklers on Residential Floors of Trump Tower

One person died in a fire at Trump Tower Saturday.President Donald Trump lobbied not to have sprinklers installed on the residential floors of his …

Donald Trump

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon have too much power — so it's time for regulators to take on tech's titans

In an extended interview with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg last week, the National Public Radio host Steve Inskeep asked whether she or her fellow executives at the company had ever asked themselves whether the social-networking giant they oversaw had become too powerful.<p>Sandberg, Facebook's chief …

Antitrust Laws

When will Britain face up to its crimes against humanity?

On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most famous bankers came to an agreement with the chancellor of the exchequer. Two years earlier, the British government had passed the Slavery Abolition Act, which outlawed slavery in most parts of the empire. Now it was taking out …

Black History