Megan Sah

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Meet the Micro:bit, the BBC's tiny programmable computer for kids

The Raspberry Pi has been a huge success story for Britain, giving millions of people an affordable way to tinker and learn with pocket-sized hardware. Now, the BBC is hoping to make a similar impact with the "Micro:bit." Like the Raspberry Pi, this tiny computer has been created to help youngsters …

New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime

New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disability. The rest for determining harm will be if …

On Jewish Dissent

It is not anti-Semitism, or the fear of it, that impels American Jews to disagree with Israel’s policies, but the policies themselves.<p>In a lifetime of searching for new sensations, I have found one. I have been called, or compared to, an anti-Semite. I was not aware that my hatred of my people was …

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Of course American Apparel brought in a female CEO to clean up Dov Charney’s mess

The legal sparring between American Apparel and its ousted, estranged founder, Dov Charney, is impressive. This month alone, American Apparel has gotten a restraining order against Charney; Charney has filed suits against the company alleging defamation, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, …

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Disney bans selfie sticks over safety issues

Woman climbs pole, removes Confederate flag

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dressed in climbing gear and a helmet, Brittany "Bree" Newsome shimmied up a 30-foot flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol early Saturday and removed the Confederate battle flag that has reignited national debate over the emblem's place in modern America.<p>Newsome …

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A Showdown Looms At South Korea's Gay Pride Parade

In Seoul, a gay pride parade 15 years in the running is at the center of heated controversy between LGBT groups and Christian activists, who threaten to do what it takes to stop the marchers.<p>The growing visibility of South Korea's gays and lesbians has led to louder opposition from church groups in …

How the Supreme Court's Marriage Ruling Puts Some Gays and Lesbians at Risk

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Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.<p>Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four …

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Google to Remove "Revenge Porn" From Its Search Results

Major.<p>Better late than never.<p>Google announced Friday that they will remove "revenge porn" from its searches. In a blog post, Google's senior vice president Amit Singhal wrote:<p>Our philosophy has always been that Search should reflect the whole web. But revenge porn images are intensely personal and …

Charleston mayor: Access to guns is 'insane'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The mayor of Charleston, South Carolina said Sunday that it was "insane" how many guns Americans own and how easy it is to obtain them.<p>Joseph P. Riley Jr. told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that there were two "pieces of unfinished business" that the U.S. needed to …

How the Presidency Made Me a Better Father

When you're the President of the United States, you're surrounded at all times -- by aides, by press, by Secret Service, by crowds. It's a bubble that's hard to escape.<p>That's what makes the people with whom you surround yourself in those rare private moments all the more important.<p>It just so …

Marvel's New 'Spider-Man' Comic Series Will Star Miles Morales

When Marvel's relaunched <i>Spider-Man</i> comic series comes out this fall, a new face will be behind the spidey mask.<p>The new series, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by artist Sara Pichelli, will relaunch with Miles Morales, a half-black, half-Latino teenager, as Spider-Man, according to the New …

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University Of San Francisco Becomes First College To Adopt Callisto, A New Rape Reporting System

The University of San Francisco announced today it will become the first higher education institution to implement Callisto, a new online reporting system for campus sexual assaults.<p>Callisto, designed by the nonprofit organization Sexual Health Innovations, is a third-party online reporting system …

Mother seeks groom for her son in India's first gay personals advert

India,Gay marriage,LGBT rights,Marriage,Sexuality,Society,South and Central Asia,World news,Family,Life and style,US news<p>Message looking for husband for activist Harish Iyer subverts tradition after India re-criminalised homosexuality in 2013<p>In all but one word, the advertisement was like thousands …

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Mountains May Depart review: Jia Zhang-ke scales new heights with futurist drama

This giddily ambitious new movie from the Chinese film-maker begins relatively conventionally, before spinning out into a commentary on globalisation and a glimpse of a bravura new world<p>Jia Zhang-ke’s Mountains May Depart is a mysterious and in its way staggeringly ambitious piece of work from a …

Four arrested in Germany over 'plot against Muslims'

German authorities have conducted raids across the country, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.<p>Police arrested three men and a woman accused of leading the group during raids by some 250 investigators …

Man accused of holding woman hostage for 10 years ordered to stand trial

A Bell Gardens man accused of holding hostage a 15-year-old girl who was abducted a decade ago was ordered Friday to stand trial.<p>After a preliminary hearing, Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald ordered Isidro Garcia to answer to the charges connected with his May 2014 arrest in …

The Wall Street Journal suggests Snowden gave China an incredibly powerful cyberweapon

China is known for its so-called Great Firewall, a nationwide system of web blocks and filters that the government uses to maintain strict online censorship in mainland China.<p>Now it reportedly has a complementary offensive tool — called the Great Cannon — to go after sites it doesn't like.<p>And, The …

Trapped In Yemen's 'Armageddon,' An American Made A Dangerous Escape

Businessman Mokhtar Alkhanshali was used to the complications of traveling to Yemen. He'd been traveling there and back for years; sometimes the American Embassy would close for a few days amid turmoil, but it always opened back up.<p>But on March 27, the situation changed dramatically. "Overnight, …

Ferguson Residents Shook Things Up In A Landmark Election This Week. Here's How.

After months of turmoil following the death of Michael Brown, voters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson showed up to the polls in record numbers this week, putting two additional black representatives on the Ferguson City Council. Half of the council members in the majority black city are now …

Why Idris Elba shouldn't give up on playing James Bond

Suggestions that Elba should replace Daniel Craig – despite the misgivings of previous 007 actors – are nothing to do with political correctness and all to do with his star quality<p>Idris Elba has given up on being 007. “If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone,” he told an audience …

Time magazine's new cover shows why the latest police shooting of an unarmed black man is different

Time magazine's cover story this week explores the aftermath of a South Carolina police officer shooting an unarmed, retreating black man. Despite a disturbing trend of black men dying at the hands of police officers around the US, Time's cover shows why this incident is different — a video emerged.<p>…

Man who filmed police shooting of unarmed black man 'thought about erasing the video' out of fear

"As you can see in the video, the police officer just shot him in the back," said Feidin Santana, who used his cellphone to film the shooting.<p>"I knew right away, I had something on my hands," he told NBC.<p>As a result of the recording, which in just 24 hours has been seen around the world, the police …

Karlie Kloss Introduces a #KodeWithKarlie Scholarship for Girls

Karlie Kloss can officially add "philanthropist" to her resume, which already features the roles of model, ballerina, fitness fanatic, baker, and …

Not Everyone Is 'Sexy'... and That's Okay

On Monday Lane Bryant launched a campaign to challenge the women's beauty standards put forward by the industry bulwarks, specifically, it seems, Victoria's Secret. The campaign, entitled #ImNoAngel, features "plus-sized" models offering their interpretations of the word 'sexy.' The advertisements …

How Scientology almost ruined Tom Cruise’s career and the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise saved it

In an announcement unprecedented by the head of a major conglomerate, the chairman of Viacom, Sumner Redstone, publicly ripped into the star, who at the time was one of the most profitable at Viacom's movie studio, Paramount Pictures.<p>"We don't think that someone who effectuates creative suicide and …

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