Rights & Freedoms

Now ANOTHER Kavanaugh high school classmate denies being at 'sex attack' party - and claims accuser Christine Ford named him as being there

Another former classmate of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh denies he attended a high school party where a California professor says the …

Freedom of Information

Years of Cases in Long Beach Could Be in Limbo After Nearly Half the Police Department Used Text Message-Deleting App

The Long Beach Police Department has suspended its use of a mobile texting application that permanently erases messages over concerns that it may …

Mobile Devices

Gun rights activist Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault of teen

A Texas gun rights activist whose quest to spread the availability of 3D printed guns sparked a legal battle, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and appears to have gone on the run.<p>A warrant was issued on Wednesday for the arrest of Cody Wilson. Texas police are now …

Activism

Alice Paul fought for female voting rights

With midterms 48 days away, today’s #MonumentalAmerican is Alice Paul, who fought to get women the right to vote. Watch Ali Velshi and Stephanie …

Right To Vote

Republicans refuse to delay Kavanaugh hearing as Trump defends nominee

Senate Republicans are refusing to delay a high-stakes public hearing with supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who accused him of sexual assault, as Donald Trump offered a vigorous defense of his embattled nominee.<p>The hearing was thrown into doubt when …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Why apartment managers really visited Botham Jean's home before he was killed by Amber Guyger

After Botham Jean was shot and killed in his Dallas home by an off-duty police officer, attorneys and law enforcement officials said there was a …

Texas

Begala: Hypocrisy, thy name is GOP

<b>(CNN) —</b> Washington Republicans - the people who made Judge Merrick Garland wait for a year without so much as a hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court - are now concerned about having a speedy vote for a court vacancy.<p>Led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Republicans blocked …

Opinion

Trump ordered the government to declassify information he apparently hasn’t read

It wasn’t a surprise when the White House announced Monday that it was ordering the Justice Department to declassify a set of material related to the genesis of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. For weeks, President Trump’s allies on Fox News and in the House had …

U.S. Politics

Transgender woman killed by border agent tragically misidentified by police, activists say

When law enforcement authorities in Texas identified one of four women they say was killed by Border Patrol supervisor Juan David Ortiz, they made a tragic situation even more painful for those who knew Nikki Enriquez, LGBTQ activists say.<p>That’s because the 28-year-old transgender woman had …

Transgender Woman

Dream comes true for South Korea's Moon: Trekking Mt Paektu with Kim Jong Un

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in cleared a top item off his bucket list on Thursday: Climbing Mount Paektu in North Korea with its leader Kim Jong Un.<p>After the two leaders pledged new steps aimed at salvaging nuclear talks on Wednesday, Moon and Kim decided to use the final day …

North Korea

New York City Just Sent Its Transportation Industry Back to the 1930s

At 5 o’clock on Aug. 14, New York City turned its clocks back to the 1930s. The Taxi and Limousine Commission officially stopped issuing licenses to …

Conservative View

Population Control Is the Climate Change Fix Nobody Wants to Talk About

But scientists insist it's not as bad as it sounds.<p>Think of the words “population control” and disturbing events in human history come to mind. Given …

Family Planning

Saudi Arabia bans 300,000 Palestinians from Makkah

Saudi Arabia issued new directives banning up to 300,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from performing pilgrimage, <i>Alarab.qa</i> reported …

Saudi Arabia

Meituan-Dianping’s IPO off to a good start as shares climb 7% on debut

Meituan-Dianping (3690.HK) enjoyed a strong debut today in Hong Kong, a sign that investors are confident in the Tencent-backed company’s prospects despite its cash-burning growth strategy, heavy competition and a sluggish Hong Kong stock market.<p>During morning trading, Meituan’s shares reached a …

Hong Kong

The ugly double standard over Kavanaugh's so-called youth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Make no mistake -- professor Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh must be taken very seriously.<p>The conduct alleged by Ford is nothing less than sexual assault. She feared Kavanaugh might "inadvertently kill" her. Of course, Ford did not go to …

Opinion

Movie Star Fan Bingbing's Disappearance Raises Questions About the Chinese Justice System

It should have been the week’s big China story. After all, the new tariffs President Donald Trump slapped on $200 billion of Chinese imports marked a …

Human Rights

Inside the friendship between MLK Jr. and the surgeon who saved him

Middle-aged and neatly dressed, Izola Curry did not have the cut of an assassin.<p>But that’s what made it all the more shocking when, on Sept. 20, …

Civil Rights

Flash - Arthur Mitchell, trail-blazing black American ballet dancer, dead at 84 - France 24

NEW YORK (AFP) -<p>Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering black American ballet dancer, died Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.<p>Born and raised in New York's Harlem, Mitchell joined the New York City Ballet in 1955, after being spotted in the Truman …

Civil Rights

Navy officer found dead same day she's due in court for order of protection

A newly promoted Navy Chief Petty Officer was found dead in her Florida home the same day she was slated to appear in court for a protective order …

Domestic Violence

Here are some of the questions Anita Hill answered in 1991

In 1991, shortly after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for the confirmation of Clarence Thomas concluded, a lone woman, Anita Hill, alleged …

Civil Rights

The United Nations Braces for Donald Trump's Second Appearance—And He Should Prepare for Blowback

Next week Donald J. Trump returns to the United Nations for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. While Trump exceeded expectations during …

World News

Senate passes copyright bill to end 140-year protection for old songs

The Senate just passed a major copyright bill—here's what it does.<p>For the last decade, the Congressional debate over copyright law has been in a …

Technology Policy

Tammy Bruce: Hey, Trump fans, Biden thinks so little of you, you’re now ‘dregs of society’ not ‘deplorables’

Watch out Trump supporters! Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is on the trail and has downgraded you from “deplorables” to the “dregs of society.” It’s the September before an election, and like well-oiled machines, Democratic leadership crawls out of their basement, ready to instill fear, …

Opinion

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has …

Business

Ex-Chicago police commander linked to torture of more than 100 suspects dies

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge, who was accused of torturing suspects in his South Side police district but was never prosecuted for the alleged crimes, has died, a Florida funeral home confirmed Wednesday. He was 70.<p>Burge led a “midnight crew” of rogue detectives accused of torturing …

Florida

'Blue Bloods' Star Tom Selleck Steps Down From NRA Board Of Directors

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)</b> — Actor Tom Selleck has abruptly stepped down from the National Rifle Association’s board of directors.<p>The star of TV’s “Blue …

NRA

The U.S. Tells Chinese Media to Register as Foreign Agents Under a Law Designed to Catch Nazis

As the U.S. and China continue to go tit-for-tat on trade tariffs, the Justice Department has ordered two state-run Chinese media groups to register …

World News

Republican Congress has bottled up bills that could prevent disenfranchisement of minorities

<b>(Getty/Paul J. Richards)</b><p>“Perhaps millions of people are being barred from participating in electing individuals who control their lives”<p>Sarah Okeson<p>September 19, 2018 8:45pm (UTC)<p>Read more articles from the DC Report here.<p>The Republican Congress has bottled up bills that could prevent …

Right To Vote

Don’t Need Lessons on Democracy From Pakistan: India at UN Meet

Speaking at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, India on Tuesday, 18 September, said “the world does not need lessons on …

Human Rights

The 1 Percent Has a Dark Plot to Replace American Democracy with an Elite Plutocracy — and It's Working

How will American democracy resist their twisted goal of one-dollar, one-vote plutocracy?Democracy is tough for 1 percenters.They’ve got all that …

Liberal View