Amaris Whitaker

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Macron just slammed Trump’s worldview in a rare address to Congress

It seems the Trump-Macron bromance doesn’t run very deep.<p>In an unusual address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out a sweeping indictment of President Trump’s worldview — all without mentioning Trump by name.<p>Macron, widely considered to be Trump’s …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Donald Trump Jr.’s tour through India is staggeringly corrupt

The Trump brand is surprisingly hot in India — and the president’s son is exploiting his connections to milk this moment.<p>Donald Trump Jr. arrived in India on Tuesday for a week-long visit, and his trip has already revealed a couple of things.<p>First, it’s clear that the Trump administration is still …

Donald Trump

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

Danny Boyle

Judge dismisses New York Columbia University student's claims over rape reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student's lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her dormitory room.<p>U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said Amelia …

Columbia University

State Department report will trim language on women's rights, discrimination

State Department officials have been ordered to pare back passages in a soon-to-be-released annual report on global human rights that traditionally discuss women’s reproductive rights and discrimination, according to five former and current department officials.<p>The directive calls for stripping …

Rights & Freedoms

Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after attack

Government retracts earlier statement that some of the girls had been rescued after Boko Haram attacked their school.<p>Dozens of schoolgirls are still unaccounted for days after suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked their school in northeast Nigeria.<p>The Yobe state government issued a statement on …

Angela Merkel: New German coalition deal will be good for EU

Germany has big plans for the European Union, the chancellor told parliament on the eve of a major EU meeting, but first Germany needs a new …

Justin Trudeau's India trip under renewed scrutiny over links to Sikh terrorist

Justin Trudeau’s visit to India suffered another setback when it was revealed a convicted Sikh terrorist was on the invitation list for two engagements with the Canadian prime minister.<p>Jaspal Atwal a pro-Khalistan separatist campaigning for an independent Sikh homeland in India, was pictured with …

Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now …

Puerto Rico should rebuild power from scratch: U.S. Fed official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico should "start from scratch" rebuilding its already outdated power infrastructure after deadly Hurricane Maria last year devastated it and left citizens marooned, the U.S. central banker overseeing the island territory said on Thursday.<p>New York Fed President William …

Latest Boko Haram kidnappings are 'challenge to Nigerian government'

Nigeria's government was accused of provoking the terror group Boko Haram into carrying out a mass abduction of schoolgirls by claiming falsely that it had defeated the group.<p>Dozens of girls from a boarding school in the northern town of Dapchi are still missing after a raid by Boko Haram on …

Immigrants Group Sues Trump for Ending Refugee Program

Haitian and Salvadoran refugees sued President Donald Trump, claiming his administration’s decision to end protections that allowed them to stay in …

Schiff: Bannon, Lewandowski defy committee's requests in Russia probe

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is refusing to testify about his time on the post-election transition team and in the administration.<p>"The White House has limited his testimony to a set of fourteen yes-or-no …

Pelosi stages 8-hour speech to push for vote for 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in hopes of pressuring Republicans to …

Full text of Trump's State of the Union address

President Trump's State of the Union address as delivered, provided by the White House: THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of …

The Latest: Trump signs bill reopening government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local):<p>8:55 p.m.<p>The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening …

What has happened to each of Donald Trump's campaign pledges?

Donald Trump was elected on a pledge to "make America great again" - a feat, he said, he would achieve by boosting the economy; taking a tough stance against foreign allies and cutting immigration.<p>On his first anniversary of entering into office, what has happened to each of President Trump's …

US shutdown exposes 'chaotic political system', China's news agency says

Xinhua commentary questions ‘viability and legitimacy’ of western democracy in broadside aimed at Trump administration<p>The shutdown of the US government exposes “chronic flaws” in the country’s political system, China’s official news agency said on Sunday.<p>Funding for federal agencies ran out at …

'Tasteless, Vulgar and Obscene.' China Just Banned Hip-Hop Culture and Tattoos From Television

China has banned hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing on television.<p>The country’s top media regulator — the State Administration of …

Shutdown politics weigh on State of the Union preparations

The theme and tone of the speech are now 'in flux' because of the shutdown, one White House official said.<p>The government shutdown is complicating the White House’s plans for the upcoming State of the Union address, dimming some administration officials’ hopes that President Donald Trump would use …

Donald Trump

Oxfam: Richest one percent banked 82 percent of wealth created in 2017

Oxfam's latest report on wealth inequality describes how a wealthy elite accumulates vast fortunes while the poorest go without. But the charity has …

Inside the frantic 24 hours that led to a shutdown

Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump chatted over cheeseburgers, and senators from both parties talked a lot. But they could not close the deal.<p>With just hours to spare until the government ran out of money at midnight Friday, Chuck Schumer made Mitch McConnell an offer. Pass a bill to buy 24 more hours …

Donald Trump

What’s affected — and what’s not — by the government shutdown

The federal government shutdown is under way in earnest.<p>After Congress tried and failed to reach a deal over the weekend, huge swathes of the federal government have suspended operations and furloughed employees until a government funding bill is passed.<p>Not everything is affected. Post offices are …

Health Care

Neutron Star Merger Afterglow Surprisingly Brighter Now

If anything, the X-ray emission from the merged object has continued to grow in intensity, as have radio emissions from it. Radio wave data from the …

Sen. Manchin introduces bill that would withhold Congress' pay during government shutdown

With a potential federal government shutdown looming, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., has introduced a bill that would withhold the pay of members …

15 ways to reduce the amount of plastic you use in daily life

Plastic pollution is an issue many of us are now highly aware of, thanks to David Attenborough's recent series Blue Planet II shining a light on the …

9 Ways the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Small Business

The Senate failed to pass a stopgap measure, so the government is officially shut down.<p>Early Saturday morning, the federal government shut down after Democrats and Republicans in the Senate failed to reach an agreement that would keep the government funded. How is the shutdown likely to affect you …

Hyde Park

We Have One Big Thing to Say About the Aziz Ansari Story

A week ago, I was preparing for an interview with Aziz Ansari. The topic: modern dating. When the idea was thrown around in an editorial meeting, I …

Senate's 2020 contenders lean into shutdown fight

Senators who vowed to oppose a short-term spending bill without an immigration deal dug in.<p>The liberal senators — and potential presidential contenders — who came out early to link a stopgap funding bill to immigration talks were embracing the fight as Congress lurched to a government shutdown on …

Jeff Merkley