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Sessions moves to block asylum for most victims of domestic, gang violence

A move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make it more difficult for victims of domestic violence and other crimes to receive asylum in the U.S. could fuel a backlash that the Trump administration already faces over its immigration crackdown.<p>The 31-page decision narrows the grounds for asylum for …

Immigration

The FCC has officially banned phone companies’ worst trick

The Federal Communications Commission has voted through new rules that ban unauthorized charges on phone bills. In case you’re thinking “wait, that …

Net Neutrality

Irish women bare all in record-breaking skinny dip

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Irish women shed their inhibitions and their clothes on a secluded beach fifty kilometers south of Dublin on Saturday for a world-record setting "skinny dip" to raise funds for a children’s cancer charity.<p>Lucia Sinigagliesi, the Guinness World Records official that …

World Records

Message to my history teacher, whom I once asked why no one stopped concentration camps: NEVER MIND

My recent twitter-sparring with a “pro-lifer” jolted me back to my early school years.<p>I must have been about 9 years old when I first learned about …

Civil Rights

Foreign leaders stop playing nice with Trump on trade

Most leaders have tried to charm the unpredictable president into softening his policies. Until now.<p>Frustrated foreign leaders who failed to stop President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies are trying one last-ditch negotiating tactic: a real trade war.<p>Canada, Mexico and the European …

Donald Trump

Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

SINGAPORE (AP) — Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with …

North Korea

I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President*

What his administration* is doing to these migrant children is a national disgrace.<p>T<i>he New York Times</i> had a story on Friday that should’ve brought shame and derision upon anyone who voted for the racist monster in the White House, and upon the racist monster that the other racist monster installed …

Thousands rally in Romania against judiciary in government-backed protests

The ruling Social Democratic Party in Romania organized a large demonstration to counter anti-government protests held after Social Democrats tried …

Women of Britain march again to celebrate winning the right to vote

This afternoon, London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh will be awash with the colours of the women’s suffragette movement: white, green and violet.<p>At least they will if the scrupulous organisation of Helen Marriage goes to plan. Marriage and her team at arts charity Artichoke are the creative …

Feminism

Dem congresswoman: Imprisoned asylum-seeking women have no idea where their children are

Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalCrowley stunner sets off new scramble among House Dems Dem lawmaker introduces bill to abolish ICE Dem lawmaker …

The 1975 back new centre for London’s LGBTQ+ community

The chart-topping British band stepped in at the 11th hour in response to crowdfunding appeal for £50,000<p>The international chart-topping Manchester band The 1975 have helped finance a new LGBTQ+ community centre for London, making a significant donation that has allowed the project to secure its …

LGBTQI

These professors from a Chennai college organise free NEET classes for poor students

EducationThe 12 students, all from economically weak families and mostly first generation learners, coached this year have cleared the …

Long watch: Russia's dirty secret

Volokolamsk - a town on the outskirts of Moscow and home to 20,000 people - is being poisoned by a massive and out of control landfill site next door.<p>The locals are getting sick and they've started a protest movement. Now other small towns around Moscow which also have landfill sites have joined in.<p>…

Suicide car bomb in Somalia injures seven soldiers

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb explosion at a military base in Somalia injured seven soldiers late Saturday, a military official said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.<p>Al Shabaab fights to topple Somalia's western-backed central government and impose its …

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May says G7 will act over Russia's 'malign activity'

<b>Prime Minister Theresa May has said the G7 will take further action against Russia if it continues to interfere with other countries.</b><p>Leaders were sending "a clear message that such malign activity will never be tolerated" after the poisoning of the Russia ex-spy Sergei Skripal, she said.<p>Mrs May …

Coats Warns Russia Is Trying to Influence Midterms

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Atlantic Council that Russia “is attempting to influence the midterm elections in the United …

Kentucky Public Schools To Keep Religion In Schools After Board Of Education Vote

11:15 PM 06/09/2018<p>Kentucky will keep God and religion in schools after its education leaders approved a Bible standard that all public schools in …

Thousands march for LGBT rights in pride parades across Europe

Marchers protest against discrimination in Italy, Poland and Latvia<p>Thousands of people in cities across Europe marched in pride parades to support LGBT rights on Saturday.<p>In Rome, thousands of people took to the streets just days after Italy’s new families minister caused a storm by saying …

LGBTQI

Documents Show Political Lobbying in Census Question About Citizenship

Documents released in a lawsuit attempting to block the inclusion of a question about citizenship in the 2020 census show lobbying by anti-immigration hard-liners for the question’s inclusion, and resistance on the part of some census officials to asking it.<p>The Kansas secretary of state, Kris W. …

Schools resolve conflicts by getting kids to talk things out

<b>ERICA WRIGHT:</b><p>Let’s do a quick check-in — just give me one word on how your week has been.<p><b>MEGAN THOMPSON:</b><p>In a 9th grade civics class in Brooklyn, New …

Theresa May reiterates strong relationship with US despite slights

Donald Trump called PM ‘schoolmistressy’, but May says relationship is ‘very good’<p>Despite repeatedly embarrassing the British prime minister at a politically bruising G7 summit in Quebec, Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the UK next month would still appear to be on.<p>Theresa May insisted that …

Donald Trump

Rain brings wheat relief in Australia's west

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Relieved farmers in Australia's export-focused west are celebrating good rainfall at the end of the winter wheat-planting window, although conditions remain parched in the eastern states.<p>The rain has provided relief to some parts of the country after difficult conditions …

Wales

Tourists, your travel money is probably contributing to the whaling industry

opinion<p>Joanna Simmons is a writer specialising in responsible tourism at Responsible Travel. Her best travel moment was hiking with her family in the …

Trump Refuses to Sign G7 Statement

“President Trump upended two days of global economic diplomacy late Saturday, refusing to sign a joint statement with America’s allies, threatening …

Japan: Bullet train knife attack kills one

The suspected assailant reportedly said he was upset and wanted to kill someone. The incident caused mass panic on the train as it was traveling from …

'Is it too soon for a history of PowerPoint and its effect on teaching, learning and thinking?'

In recent years, publishers have exploited our interest in the "biographies of things" – books have been written about cod, cotton, even the colour …

The U.S. Just Reclaimed the World's Fastest Supercomputer Mantle From China

The United States has retaken first place in a major metric of technological heft – the world’s fastest supercomputer is once again American.<p>The Oak …

Labour politicians ‘covered up Thorpe affair for 15 years’

Senior Labour politicians knew about Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe’s relationship with Norman Scott for a decade and a half before it became public in the mid-1970s, but orchestrated a cover-up amid fear that it would be exploited by foreign intelligence agencies, according to a newly unearthed memo.<p>…

Jeremy Thorpe

Colorado baker slammed with hostile reviews, protests after Supreme Court victory

Colorado baker Jack Phillips received a standing ovation Saturday at the Western Conservative Summit, which came as a change of pace after a week of …