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5 best nonfiction books of 2016

<i>Editor’s note: These five books were the nonfiction selections for the Washington Post’s Best 10 Books of 2016.</i><p><b>Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the</b> …

Critics denounce Black Lives Matter platform accusing Israel of 'genocide'

• Policy took a pro-Palestine stance and criticizes US for providing military aid<br>• Some Jewish groups expressed ‘dismay’ and withdrew support for movement<p>A war of words has erupted between groups affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement and pro-Israel commentators over the characterization of …

Indonesia readies prison island for drug convict executions

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusa Kambangan prison island as authorities prepare to execute people convicted of drug crimes for the third time since President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected in 2014.<p>The head of prisons in Central Java province said Tuesday that …

UN institution condemns Israeli 'occupation'

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECSOC) on Monday passed a resolution condemning Israeli “occupation”, a move blasted by Israeli …

Israel

These are the Minimum CP Requirements to Guarantee 1000CP+ Evolutions in 'Pokemon GO'

TouchArcade Rating:<p>There are so many hidden mechanics to <i>Pokemon GO</i> (Free) that it can get pretty overwhelming at times. Each Pokemon has a hidden …

Greece eyes constitution overhaul limiting MPs terms, defining role of Church

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Monday unveiled plans to revise its constitution, formally proposing a clearer distinction between the state and the powerful Orthodox Church, changes in how the president is elected and limiting terms of lawmakers in parliament.<p>Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras …

Don't Listen to Nate Silver, Listen to Me

Photo: APLots of smart people are anxiously sharing links to Nate Silver’s 2016 Election Forecast on their social media profiles, largely because, …

Hillary Clinton

Judge Drops Charges Against Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Covert Recordings

A district judge in Texas has dismissed the last remaining criminal charges against two activists who covertly recorded videos of themselves attempting to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.<p>David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt used fake IDs when they approached the organization. They were …

What the U.S. Presidential Candidates Are Missing in the Immigration Debate

<i>Carl Nettleton is a writer, speaker, facilitator, analyst, and the president of Nettleton Strategies LLC, a firm specializing in oceans, all things</i> …

US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication

The US agency that sets guidelines and rules in cryptography and security matters is discouraging the use of text messaging in two-factor authentication. In the latest draft of its Digital Authentication Guideline, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) states that "[out of band …

Clinton is right to put criminal justice front and center at the Democratic convention

By Editorial Board<p>ONE NEED look no further than the terrible events of July to understand why Hillary Clinton is right to place issues of criminal justice, gun violence and race front and center at the convention that will make her the Democratic nominee for president. The month began with the …

Michael Jordan's Balanced Donations To Solve Police Violence Are Both Credit Worthy And Problematic

All of the major professional leagues, and even NASCAR face the same issue: When do social issues become so prevalent in society that the league is compelled to take a stand? If one league takes the lead, will other sports feel compelled to follow in kind or be left on the wrong side of history? …

Nate Silver’s Terrifying Prediction: Prepare for President Trump

If this year’s presidential election were held today, Donald Trump would have a 56.7 percent chance of becoming the next commander-in-chief, …

Why Hillary Clinton Is So Hard To Trust Even When She’s Telling The Truth

Clinton might be more trustworthy than many think, but the more we look for signs that she’s lying, the worse we become at finding them.<p>People don’t trust Hillary Clinton, and no one can agree on why: She’s a woman auditioning for a man’s job and being punished for it; she’s an opportunistic …

Trump: The president Russia wants?

Russia involved in the US presidential race?<p>It's a pattern that Anne Applebaum has seen before. Russia has been successful before with hacks like the break-in of the Democratic National Committee's email system or in interfering in myriad other ways with foreign elections, says Applebaum, a foreign …

Murder of French priest opens a new frontier for Catholic church

Killing of Jacques Hamel by men claiming to be Isis militants is a particular challenge to Pope Francis and other church leaders<p>Every year, the Vatican’s Agenzia Fides, which tracks the work of Catholic missionaries around the world, releases a grim list of how many of its own have been killed …

A "Phantom Debt" Collector Came After Me for $4,526 That I Didn’t Owe

These scary scammers prey on your fear.<p>She was accused of check fraud, and theft by deception. She was told that she owed $4,526, and was facing …

Abortion law: In 24-week pregnancy case, Supreme Court failed to address women's right to their bodies

The Supreme Court’s order passed yesterday in the case of “Ms X” v Union of India is a cop-out on an important issue — the constitutional right of a …

The shifting allegiances of US 'Rust Belt' voters

<b>Donald Trump's nomination as the US Republican Party's presidential candidate has been a huge shock to the American political establishment, confounding the forecasts and questioning the models for predicting the outcome of November's election.</b><p>And, on a drive between the Republican Convention in …

Government

Many U.S. states, cities, missing chance of lifetime to borrow

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The 1923 middle school building in Oregon’s Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. It floods every winter, the building has no sprinkler system, and there is asbestos and lead paint in some spots.<p>A man walks with …

Public space and public values

Copenhagen-based architect Helle Søholt discusses why residents of cities are the center of her urban-planning projects.<p><b>Helle Søholt</b> is a founding …

Bush and Blair carry on unpunished for the crimes of the Iraq War

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former New Democratic Party national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics<i>.</i><p>Did my eyes deceive me or was that really George W. Bush bebopping alongside the Obamas in Texas the other day?<p>The occasion was an attempt to bring some racial peace …

Anti-LGBTQ Activists Are Beginning To Realize 'We Don't Win Anymore'

Perhaps the most surprising moment in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech – and its only generous, humanizing moment – came when he went off-script to thank the Republican convention delegates for cheering his call to protect LGBTQ persons from terrorist violence. It was the first time LGBTQ people …

LGBTQI

Texas, facing a lawsuit, makes it easier for U.S.-born children of immigrants to get birth certificates

Last year, a group of Central American and Mexican immigrant parents sued Texas in federal court, claiming that the state had denied their children birth certificates and access to vital services.<p>Now, Texas officials have agreed to expand the list of documents that allow immigrant parents who …

Elizabeth Warren gets under Donnie's very thin skin ... AGAIN

Sen. Elizabeth Warren continued with her methodical takedown of Donald Trump Monday night at the Democratic National Convention.<p>“What kind of a man …

Most leaders shun Arab League summit

Only seven of 22 heads of state attended the conference, held in Mauritania for the first time. The lack of leaders led to the event being cut to …

EU builds illegal Palestinian homes - next to Israeli town

The European Union has expanded its illegal building activities - to the southern Har Hevron area.<p>Until now, the EU has sponsored illegal …

A Party at War With Itself

Hillary Clinton is running as the candidate of continuity—but Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and most white Democrats think America is headed in the wrong direction.<p>Many commentators, watching the two parties’ conventions, have noted that Democrats and Republicans seemed to describing different …

Middle-class

Funny or false? Where Trump-brand products are made

Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States is a cornerstone of Donald Trump’s campaign.<p>But comedy actor Ken Jeong and former White House …

What the WikiLeaks Hack Exposes About Democrat Media Bias

Leaked emails seem to suggest that the Democratic National Committee maintains cozy relationships with mainstream media outlets but takes a more …