Lynette Lim

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The president of the United States is now a neo-Nazi sympathiser

Donald Trump’s press conference was a grotesque display of empathy for violent racists. At least it united the Republicans in disgust at their president<p>Donald Trump the neo-Nazi sympathizer has achieved what Donald Trump the president has singularly failed to do: unite the nation.<p>An immensely …

Rights & Freedoms

How Sugar Daddies Are Financing College Education

The popular website Seeking Arrangement sets up "mutually beneficial relationships" between wealthy older men and young female students. What the site doesn’t talk about is sex.<p>At 11 o’clock on a Tuesday night, Amanda, a senior at Princeton University, got her first text message from Stephen, a …

Rights & Freedoms
North Korea

Trump urged Mexican president to end his public defiance on border wall, transcript reveals

President Trump made building a wall along the southern U.S. border and forcing Mexico to pay for it core pledges of his campaign.<p>But in his first White House call with Mexico’s president, Trump described his vow to charge Mexico as a growing political problem, pressuring the Mexican leader to stop …

Donald Trump

Trump asked what minority Americans have to lose by voting for him. We now have a clear answer.

This is turning out exactly as many people feared.<p>A little less than a year ago, then-candidate Donald Trump made his pitch to black and Latino voters: “What do you have to lose?”<p>More than six months into his presidency, Trump is giving a very clear answer to that question: quite a lot, …

Donald Trump
Saudi Arabia

U.S. teen texting manslaughter verdict could face legal challenge | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison this week for sending text messages to her boyfriend urging him to commit suicide. The verdict was the first of its kind in the state, and legal experts said it is likely to be appealed.<p>Michelle Carter, now 20, …

Text Messaging

Poland eyes demanding WWII reparations from Germany

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities are looking into demanding reparations from Germany for the massive losses inflicted on Poland during World War II, an official said Wednesday.<p>The Polish parliament's research office is preparing an analysis of whether Poland can legally make the claim and …


France’s former justice minister accused of fraudulently paying daughter with public money

A former French justice minister was accused yesterday of misusing taxpayers’ money to pay his daughter for an allegedly fake job as his parliamentary assistant in Paris while she worked in London.<p>In the latest scandal of its kind to hit senior French politicians, Le Canard Enchaîné investigative …

North Korean missile tests could pose a risk to passenger planes

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> North Korea's accelerated missile testing may pose a risk to passenger jets in the area, officials fear, as Pyongyang does not regularly give notice of its plans as required under international agreements.<p>On Friday, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that it …

North Korea

A lawmaker’s abuse of her secretary has Japan talking non-stop about “pawa hara”

A recording of a female lawmaker allegedly hurling verbal and physical abuse at her secretary has been rekindling attention over the issue of power harassment in the workplace—rendered as <i>pawa-hara—</i>inJapan.<p>The matter came to light after a magazine published a recording earlier this summer …


Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

Donald Trump

Serena Williams essay calls for equal pay for black women

<b>Serena Williams has written a powerful essay calling for equal pay for black women.</b><p>To mark Black Women's Equal Pay Day in the US, the tennis star posted an article titled How Black Women Can Close the Pay Gap.<p>"The gender pay gap hits women of color the hardest," she writes.<p>"Growing up, I was told I …

Women of Color

Harvard Faculty Move to Ban Frats and Sororities, Calling Their Effects 'Heartbreaking'

Whatever goes on during hazing week (or punch week, or whatever)–followed by heavy underage drinking every other week–may be exiled from Harvard’s …

Harvard Crimson

What Isn’t Cultural Appropriation?

Traveling and experiencing different cultures are amazing opportunities to learn more about the world, and there are lots of ways to do that …


Asian Trap: Why You Need This Genre In Your Life

We don’t even need to tell you how hot Asia is for trap and rap music right now. Not just bars, not just beats, but the entire melting pot: the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sentiment Analysis of Comments on LHL’s Facebook Page

Learning how to use the Facebook Graph API and Google Cloud Natural Language API<p>Breaking news<p>This was an eventful morning in Singapore.<p><b>Lee Wei Ling,</b> …

The new, nearly invisible class markers that separate the American elite from everyone else

Being wealthy has become so passé that rich people are increasingly choosing not to display that wealth—that’s the theory behind a new book exploring the changing consumption habits of rich people in the West.<p>In 1899, the American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen published the classic …

Income Inequality
Donald Trump

Lil Yachty and Amazon Charts: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment<p>What Lil Yachty’s Optimism Means<p>The Achievement of Chinua Achebe<p>How Music and Politics Meet in the Border Community of Texas<p>What Does Amazon Charts Mean for the Book Industry?<p>Lolita Fashion<p>What Is Katy Perry Doing?<p>Everything You Need …

Commuter Rail

Homeland secretary: People would 'never leave the house' if they knew what I knew

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Friday that the American public would "never leave the house" if they knew what he knew about terrorist threats.<p>Speaking to "Fox and Friends" hosts, Kelly noted that there were four major terror attacks in the last week, …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
South Korea
South Korea

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death

VICTORIA, British Columbia — Two days before he was scheduled to die, John Shields roused in his hospice bed with an unusual idea. He wanted to organize an Irish wake for himself. It would be old-fashioned with music and booze, except for one notable detail — he would be present.<p>The party should …

Human Rights