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Meghan McCain slams 'cheap rhetoric' in father's eulogy

In her eulogy for her father, the first remarks from a scheduled speaker at the service on Saturday, McCain battled tears as she recounted her …

Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act, explained - Vox

She’s unveiling a bill to make corporate governance great again.<p>Elizabeth Warren has a big idea that challenges how the Democratic Party thinks about solving the problem of inequality.<p>Instead of advocating for expensive new social programs like free college or health care, she’s introducing a bill …

NASA spotted a vast, glowing 'hydrogen wall' at the edge of our solar system

There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>That hydrogen wall is the outer boundary of our home system, the place where our sun's bubble of solar wind ends and where a mass of interstellar …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

How Did the End of the World Become Old News?

There has been a lot of burning lately. Last week, wildfires broke out in the Arctic Circle, where temperatures reached almost 90 degrees; they are …

Two Years After the Police Killing of Philando Castile, Justice Continues to Be Denied

On July 7, 2016, the day after the shooting of Philando Castile, artists from the Twin Cities came together to create a public mural to process their …

The Violence Central American Migrants Are Fleeing Was Stoked by the US

We're still dealing with the aftermath of atrocities committed by US allies in Central America during the Cold War.<p>As courts, law enforcement, and the Trump administration continue to sort out what to do with the steady stream of migrants either crossing the southern border illegally or seeking …

KING: Micah Johnson is the making of America’s own racist creation

Dear America,<p>Please allow me to teach you how to bake a cake from scratch. The recipe has just seven ingredients and it's pretty hard to mess up.<p>You …

Shocking then and now photos reveal what 100 years of climate change has done to Arctic glaciers.

bring back some memories<p>8 July 2018<p>36 notes<p>Arctic<br>• nature<br>• history<br>• then and now<br>• photography<br>• landscape<br>• nostalgia<br>• vintage<br>• 1900s<p>Shocking then and now photos …

This Nation Is Beginning to Realize the Full Extent of What It Did to Itself in November 2016

The country's head is clearing. The spell of the reality show presidency* is wearing off.<p>Optimism may be illusory, but it’s all we have at this point, so, when it stirs, anywhere, it’s worthy of nurture and support. Over the past week, ever since the administration*’s crimes against humanity along …

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois

<i>Chris Hedges gave this talk Friday at the Left Forum in New York City.</i>W.E.B. Du Bois, more than any intellectual this nation produced in the first …

Whale dies after swallowing 17 lbs of plastic

A pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags.

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Special report: How the robot revolution is changing our lives

<b>We're entering a new,</b> robot-fueled tech boom that is already disrupting the world's balance of power, and is changing how we fight wars, stay alive, …

The average American worker takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant

But despite his reputation as a miserable wretch, you might envy him one thing: his vacations.<p>Plowing and harvesting were backbreaking toil, but the peasant enjoyed anywhere from eight weeks to half the year off.<p>The Church, mindful of how to keep a population from rebelling, enforced frequent …

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Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

<b>Exclusive:</b> Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’<p>Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment. Startled awake by a …

We read every one of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Here's what we found

The Russian company charged with orchestrating a wide-ranging effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election overwhelmingly focused its barrage of social media advertising on what is arguably America’s rawest political division: race.<p>The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads were created by the …

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#SayHerName: 100 Years Ago, Mary Turner Was Lynched

George W. Bush's new mission: Helping those with the least in Africa

Former President George W. Bush has a new mission: helping those with the least in Africa.<p>He has stayed largely out of the limelight since his second term as U.S. president ended in 2008.<p>But on another continent, thousands of miles from the politics and infighting of Washington, Bush is quietly …

FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

Increased attention toward the killing of black men and women by police throughout the past year has ignited national conversations on racism and law …

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When White Politicians Profit Off Black Pain and Then Go Begging for Black Votes: Georgia Edition

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This Is America: 5 powerful messages that will stay with you long after your Donald Glover hangover

I was about to head out to the airport on Sunday when a 60 second clip of <b>Donald Glover</b>‘s <i>This Is America</i> popped up on my timeline. I’d missed his SNL …

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New Study Shatters The ‘Black-On-Black Crime’ Argument From Conservatives

Whenever a delusion conservative tries to discuss police brutality and Black Lives Matter, their trite argument is, “<i>What about all the Black people</i> …

How the NAACP fought lynching  – by using the racists' own pictures against them

Photographs of the brutal 1916 killing of a black man in Waco, Texas, became a powerful tool in the hands of the civil rights organization<p><i>Note that graphic images of lynchings are included in this article.</i>

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Plastic trapped in Arctic sea could flood world's oceans as climate warms

Arctic sea ice contains a huge amount of microplastics which will be released into the world’s oceans with global warming, researchers has warned.<p>The Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany surveyed five regions in the Arctic Ocean and found there was 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of …

As A Black American Living Abroad, Here's Why I Think Black People Should Start Exploring Other Countries To Live In

As I was watching the incident of the police arresting two black men at Starbucks, who were simply waiting on a friend, I felt a sense of anger. …

Colin Kaepernick Wins Amnesty International's Highest Honor

Colin Kaepernick may not have a job on the football field, but much of the world is still cheering for him.<p>Amnesty International, the global human …

Rosa Parks exhibit of controversial Detroit house reopening

After stirring deep emotions and controversy, a Detroit house connected to civil rights figure Rosa Parks has found a home — for now.<p>The small, …

The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 10,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

It shattered eardrums more than 50 km away.<p>On 27 August 1883, Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history.<p>Emanating from the island of Krakatoa, …

This massacre of black soldiers during the Civil War is reason enough to bring down the Confederate statues

April 12 is the 154th anniversary of the Civil War battle and massacre at Fort Pillow, located on the Mississippi River near Henning, Tennessee. It …