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  • Current Event
    1 hour ago
    by geoleo
    +4 +1

    In 11 Years, More Than 250 People Have Died While Being Restrained By Texas Police

    Many have expressed concern and outrage over the way police treat citizens, especially African-Americans and other minorities. The Black Lives Matter movement began in response to the deaths of African-Americans in police custody, including Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the arrest of Sandra Bland, who was later found dead in a Waller County jail, an apparent suicide.

  • Current Event
    2 hours ago
    by geoleo
    +4 +1

    Bill O’Reilly Is Gone, But Fox News’s Legal Nightmare Continues

    The Murdochs hoped firing Bill O’Reilly would signal a changing culture at Fox News. “We want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect,” Rupert and his sons, James and Lachlan, wrote in a memo to Fox News employees on Wednesday. But the dismissal of Fox News’s highest rated host isn’t going to end the crisis at the network. The toxic culture, fostered for 20 years by former CEO Roger Ailes, is proving far more difficult to remedy.

  • Current Event
    16 hours ago
    by yuriburi
    +10 +4

    Mysterious death of New York judge was initially called a suicide. Now, police think it's suspicious

    The mystery of how a prominent African American judge came to be found floating dead in the Hudson River has deepened as her family and widowed husband disputed suggestions by the New York Police Department that she had committed suicide. What is known is that Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, a judge on the state’s highest court, went for a walk alone on the evening of April 11, locking the door to her Harlem brownstone, leaving her phone and wallet at home.

  • Current Event
    4 hours ago
    by kong88
    0 +1

    Navy SEAL accused of molesting girl on camera, raping a woman and hoarding a stash of child porn

    A Navy SEAL stationed in San Diego filmed himself molesting a sleeping girl, raped a woman in Virginia and kept a stash of child porn on his cellphone that included footage involving an infant having sex with a dog, according to allegations unsealed in federal court in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by geoleo
    +24 +7

    As US prioritises Julian Assange arrest, UK hints Sweden comes first

    Sweden’s existing warrant to extradite Julian Assange over a sexual assault allegation would be the first consideration for the British government if the Australian were to leave the Ecuadorean embassy, Home Office sources have indicated. The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said on Thursday that the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder was now a “priority”. US federal prosecutors were understood to be considering bringing charges against Assange over a number of the website’s publications since 2010, US media reported, which could potentially lead to a second extradition request for Assange, from Washington.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by socialiguana
    +6 +4

    US 'will honour' refugee deal with Australia that Trump called 'dumb' 

    Mike Pence, the American Vice President, confirmed on Saturday that his country would honour an agreement with Australia over resettling refugees that Donald Trump once described as "dumb". Meeting at the governor-general's residence with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and the city's famed opera house, Mr Pence and Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's Prime Minister, appeared at pains to present a united front following an unusual period of strain between the longtime allies.

  • Current Event
    20 hours ago
    by ppp
    +11 +3

    NKY judge charged with human trafficking

    A former Campbell County district judge was arrested Friday on sex charges. Tim Nolan, a current member of the Campbell County school board and outspoken supporter of the local Tea Party was in court on three sex charges involving an underage girl. Nolan turned himself in after an investigation that's gone on since at least February resulted in an arrest warrant. The 70-year-old Nolan is charged with one count of human trafficking for allegedly subjecting a minor under the age of 18 to commercial sexual activity.

  • Current Event
    8 hours ago
    by wetwilly87
    +1 +1

    New Study Suggests U.S. Has A Lot Of 'Closet' Atheists

    U.S. surveys in recent years have calculated atheists make up between 3 percent and 10 percent of the population. But the percentage may actually be much higher, because the stigma surrounding disbelief in God likely prevents people from honestly answering pollsters’ questions about their beliefs, according to a new report by University of Kentucky psychologists Will Gervais and Maxine Najle.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by TNY
    +18 +7

    Massive power outage hits San Francisco, shuts down businesses, BART station, cable cars, traffic lights

    A massive blackout likely caused by a fire at a PG&E substation swept through San Francisco on Friday, darkening homes and businesses for hours, shutting down a subway station and all the cable cars, and knocking out streetlights across a wide swath of the city. The power outage, which at its height affected 88,000 customers, struck just after 9 a.m. when a fire erupted at a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. depot at Larkin and Eddy streets.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by distant
    +23 +10

    Undercover 420 operations underway in Wyoming, Minnesota

    After winning 4/20 with a viral post last year, the Wyoming, Minnesota Police Department is back at it this year on the stoner holiday. Wyoming PD posted a photo of its “undercover 4/20 operations” which include an officer with a net, waiting behind the pothead bait of Doritos, Cheetos, Mountain Dew, White Castle and a few video games.

  • Expression
    1 day ago
    by Appaloosa
    +8 +3

    Why can’t the Clintons just go away?

    Since losing the most winnable presidential election in modern American history, Hillary Clinton has, among other things: given a series of high-profile speeches, joined Gov. Cuomo.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by aj0690
    +16 +5

    Subway Shuts Hundreds of U.S. Stores

    Subway Restaurants closed hundreds of domestic locations last year, marking the biggest retrenchment in the history of a chain that spent decades saturating America with restaurants. The company lost 359 U.S. locations in 2016, the first time that Subway had a net reduction. The store count dropped 1.3 percent to 26,744 from 27,103 in 2015, but Subway remains the nation’s most ubiquitous eatery. (McDonald’s Corp. is No. 1 by sales.)

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by junglman
    +15 +3

    Justice Department Warns 'Sanctuary Cities,' With Grant Money At Risk

    The U.S. Justice Department has escalated its approach to so-called sanctuary cities, writing at least eight jurisdictions Friday to put them on notice they could be failing to cooperate with immigration authorities. Alan Hanson, the acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's grant-making arm, warned the cities that they're required to submit proof that they comply with federal immigration law.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by Maternitus
    +23 +4

    Treasury refuses to give Exxon Mobil special waiver to drill in sanctioned Russia

    Treasury will not grant special permission to Exxon Mobil to carry out oil and gas drilling in Russia while sanctions remain intact.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by TNY
    +23 +5

    U.S. sends nuclear sniffer plane to Korea: source

    The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea's imminent nuclear test, a government source said. "The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose U.S. plane, made an emergency sortie today over the East Sea," the source said, requesting anonymity.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by zyery
    +18 +6

    After years of Trump railing against the Iran deal, his administration concedes it’s working

    After almost two years of Donald Trump railing against the Iranian nuclear agreement, his administration admitted that Iran is complying with its obligations under the deal. And its likely that the United States will do the same — pending further review. Late on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) informing him that Iran is fully compliant with the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by hxxp
    +35 +7

    Exchange students view US high schools as sports-obsessed and not very challenging

    Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the US. Despite a push in recent years to make the US education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by dianep
    +19 +5

    12-year-old girl saves little sister by fighting off carjacker

    A 12-year-old girl has been lauded as a “hero” for saving her little sister after she outsmarted a carjacker who climbed into her mother’s car.  Maddie Weiler was in the car with her mother Brandie and seven-year-old sister Mollie when they witnessed a car crash in Virginia.  They quickly pulled over to help the victims, however while Ms Weiler was on the phone to emergency services, Paul Salsman approached the car, unlocked the door through the window and climbeA 12-year-old girl has been lauded as a “hero” for saving her little sister after she outsmarted a carjacker who climbed into her mother’s car.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by hxxp
    +12 +2

    Uber is pushing anti-union propaganda to its drivers

    Uber has argued repeatedly that a federal law meant to prevent price fixing prohibits its drivers from collectively bargaining. But on December 15, 2015, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that, for the first time in the U.S., would allow drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to unionize.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by rexall
    +17 +5

    United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

    United Airlines executives said Tuesday that it's too soon to know if last week's dragging of a man off a plane is hurting ticket sales. The chief executive said no one will be fired over the incident. CEO Oscar Munoz and other executives apologized again on Tuesday before discussing the airline's latest financial results with analysts and reporters.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by Chubros
    +41 +8

    Facebook to help Pakistan combat online blasphemy

    Facebook has agreed to send a delegation to Pakistan to help the government in its crackdown on online blasphemy, reported Radio Pakistan. An interior ministry spokesman said the social media giant has nominated a focal person to contact the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) over the matter. “The government has received a written reply from the Facebook administration stating that they are fully aware of Pakistan's concerns over blasphemous content and they are ready to solve the matter with consultation and dialogue,” he added.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by aj0690
    +23 +5

    West Virginia is going to legalise marijuana

    A bill to legalise marijuana for medical purposes is expected to passed in West Virginia, which will make it the 29th state in the US to decriminalise the drug. Senate Bill 386 passed both chambers of the state government and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Jim Justice, a proponent of decriminalising marijuana. The passing of the bill will be welcome news for those suffering from PTSD, chronic pain and brain injury.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by ppp
    +15 +4

    US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests, sources say

    The US military is considering shooting down North Korean missile tests as a show of strength to Pyongyang, two sources briefed on the planning have told the Guardian. Amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, the Pentagon is looking for ways short of war to pressure the country into denuclearization, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with a sixth nuclear test.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by bradd
    +5 +2

    Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping girl arrested in California

    After five weeks on the run, a Tennessee teacher who kidnapped and fled with his 15-year-old student has been arrested in northern California, authorities said. The student, Elizabeth Thomas, was found safe in Cecilville, northwest of Redding, her sister Kat Thomas said Thursday. "There aren't words in the English language to describe the level of relief and elation experienced by the Thomas family," said Jason Whatley, the family's attorney. "Now begins another hard chapter, but for now, we celebrate."

  • Expression
    6 days ago
    by geoleo
    +24 +7

    Why So Many People Think the United Airlines Video Shows the Decline of America

    Chances are, by now you’ve probably seen the disturbing videos of a passenger getting violently dragged off a United Airlines flight when he refused to give up his seat. The airline wanted to boot four people off the April 9th flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY so it could accommodate some of its employees. While the others got off the plane without incident, the 69-year-old Dr. Dao said he needed to get back to his patients and did not want to leave.

  • Expression
    8 days ago
    by Apolatia
    +39 +10

    First fake news, now fake history: Glenn Beck wants to train young people to promote an alternative history

    Beck and his partner, David Barton, are holding training camps to teach fake history to a generation of students

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by Nelson
    +17 +6

    Mike Pence calls North Korea missile launch a 'provocation'

    Mike Pence has called North Korea's failed missile launch a "provocation" after landing in South Korea for a 10-day tour of Asia. The US Vice President arrived in the region a day after North Korea paraded missiles and military hardware, warning America of advancements in its nuclear and defence capabilities.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by Chubros
    +10 +4

    US Marines continue F-35B workup in Japan

    The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter squadron to deploy overseas is continuing the type’s expeditionary workup, conducting training exercises to operate the aircraft in real-world scenarios while operating from austere locations. In separate news releases, the U.S. Marine Corps announced that the Green Knights of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 have carried out hot reloads and aviation-delivered ground refueling, or ADGR, training with its F-35Bs at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, on April 6 and 11 respectively.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by aj0690
    +24 +7

    Racist cheered off plane after telling passengers ‘you people are all the same’

    A man accused of being racist was ejected from a Flysafair flight to Port Elizabeth on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province after passengers complained to the pilot about his behavior. In video of the incident, a white man can be seen talking to a black passenger, who apparently said that he was going to a funeral. A female passenger told the captain when he came to investigate the altercation what had happened, saying, “[He] called this gentleman an a**hole and when we proceeded to say to him that’s unacceptable, he said to me: ‘You people are all the same’.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by takai
    +23 +5

    Sanders calls for end to death penalty

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for the U.S. to abolish the death penalty, as Arkansas seeks to execute seven inmates before the end of the month. "Virtually every Western industrialized country has chosen to end capital punishment," Sanders tweeted. "The United States should join them."

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by geoleo
    +29 +7

    Afghan government: 'Mother of All Bombs' kills 36 ISIS fighters, no civilian casualties

    The attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead and no civilian casualties, Afghanistan officials said Friday. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several ISIS-Khorasan caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb, which terrified villagers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with its "earsplitting blast."

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by tranxene
    +17 +7

    Six designs for Trump’s border wall, from solar panels to a Mexican-American co-nation.

    The Department of Homeland Security's call for proposals for a wall to be built along the Mexico–US border elicited hundreds of designs. Here are six of them.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by bradd
    +16 +4

    Congressman promotes a Charles Darwin Day to fight science skepticism

    U.S. Rep. Jim Himes has taken on the role of promoting a Charles Darwin Day in the House of Representatives, saying he believes it’s the type of legislation his southwestern Connecticut constituents want him to pursue at a time when skepticism surrounds science.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by junglman
    +24 +4

    US F-35 fighter jets arrive in Europe for the first time

    A fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets has arrived in Europe from the United States as part of a planned NATO exercise aimed at “deterring” Russia. The F-35A Lightning II jets landed at Royal Air Force Base in Lakenheath, England Saturday, having made the journey from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The forward presence of F-35s support my priority of having ready and postured forces here in Europe,” said NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe General Curtis M. Scaparrotti in an official statement.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by lexi6
    +15 +7

    Lawyer: Dragged passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose

    The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, one of his lawyers said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of having "bullied" its customers for far too long. "Are we going to continue to be treated like cattle?" attorney Thomas Demetrio asked.