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  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by TentativePrince
    +29 +8

    The FCC votes to overturn net neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun undoing net neutrality rules the agency passed two years ago. The FCC voted 2-1, along political party lines Thursday, to begin a rule-making process to replace the Open Internet order, or net neutrality rules, adopted in 2015 by the agency, then headed by Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Democrat. Those original rules included provisions preventing Internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or throttling legal content users sought to access, as well as preventing ISPs from accepting payment to prioritize some data.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +4

    Exclusive: House Science Committee members just sent a letter to President Trump insisting he stop relying on fake news

    Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space & Technology—including representative Don Beyer, Jacky Rosen, Mark Takano, and a number of other Democrats—have signed and submitted a letter to President Trump expressing concern over the President's methods of receiving scientific information. The letter states that by failing to appoint a qualified director to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy or adequately staff the department....

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by Chubros
    +16 +6

    Jury acquits Tulsa cop in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

    Tulsa leaders on Thursday called for a peaceful response to a jury's decision to acquit a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, and said more must be done to fight racial divisions in Oklahoma's second-largest city. The comments came after a jury on Wednesday found Tulsa officer Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter. She said she shot out of fear Sept. 16 when she killed Terence Crutcher, who had his hands held above his head.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by TNY
    +23 +6

    Why Harvard Business School is under fire

    Harvard Business School (HBS) has come under the cosh this month. A new book, “The Golden Passport” by Duff McDonald, argues that HBS has lost its crown as the top business school in America and also become a breeding ground for toxic behaviour, with conflicts of interests rife within the school, and its alumni responsible for pushing a rapacious form of capitalism that explains many of the ills of the world’s biggest economy. Mr McDonald is a well-regarded author whose previous books, on McKinsey & Company, a consultancy, and JPMorgan Chase, a bank, were authoritative. Why is he attacking the school, and does he have a point?

  • Analysis
    7 days ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +5

    A record 107 million Americans have car loans

    Americans went on a massive shopping spree for cars and trucks in recent years. Many paid for their vehicles by taking out a loan. A record 107 million Americans have auto loan debt, according to data released this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That's about 43% of the entire adult population in the US. It's an eye popping number. Auto loans have been growing rapidly.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +4

    Western democracy—as represented by the US—is 'crumbling,' Chinese newspaper claims

    Western democracy as represented by the U.S. political model "is crumbling," the Global Times, China's nationalistic newspaper, said in an unsigned editorial on Friday. The state-run Chinese newspaper was weighing in on President Donald Trump's current troubles regarding ongoing inquiries into his presidential campaign and Russia.

  • Expression
    6 days ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +4

    Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas Has a Problem with Science – and with Voters

    For most of his four years as chair of the Science Committee, Republican Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas has served up more spectacle than policy. As arguably the showiest climate denier and opponent of environmental regulations in Congress, Smith has orchestrated climate change hearings that are the scientific equivalent of pro-wrestling matches. Stacked with skeptics who mocked mainstream climate science, they offered virtually no chance for significant dialogue.

  • Analysis
    6 days ago
    by kxh
    +14 +4

    China killed or imprisoned CIA spies from 2010 to 2012: Report

    Chinese authorities murdered or imprisoned as many as 20 CIA sources in a massive breach which damaged US intelligence gathering in China.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by funhonestdude
    +10 +3

    Trump Dials Back Islam Critique as He Basks in Saudi Deals

    President Donald Trump said the war on terrorism isn’t a battle between different faiths, toning down rhetoric that had fueled concerns America was at war with Islam. On the second day of his inaugural foreign trip, where he’s been hailed by Arab leaders as a “dear brother” and a man with “unique personality,” Trump told Muslim allies on Sunday not to wait for U.S. help to crush terror groups. Countries must ensure that terrorists find “no sanctuary,” he said in a speech to more than 50 leaders who gathered in Riyadh.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by dianep
    +10 +2

    'Alt-Reich' member charged in fatal stabbing of black student

    The FBI is looking into whether the fatal stabbing of a black student by a white student at the University of Maryland was a hate crime. Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, was arrested on murder charges in the death of Richard Collins III in the early hours of Saturday, according to police. Mr Collins, 23, was visiting friends at the College Park campus when he was stabbed in the chest with a knife.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +15 +2

    Environmentalists Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is the World’s Largest Polluter

    Environmentalists are ignoring the elephant in the room … the world’s largest polluter.

  • Expression
    8 days ago
    by ubthejudge
    +20 +6

    How Tales of ‘Flippers’ Led to a Housing Bubble

    There is still no consensus on why the last housing boom and bust happened. That is troubling, because that violent housing cycle helped to produce the Great Recession and financial crisis of 2007 to 2009. We need to understand it all if we are going to be able to avoid ordeals like that in the future.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by darvinhg
    +16 +5

    Yale dean placed on leave over "white trash" Yelp reviews

    A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as "white trash." Pierson College Dean June Chu issued a public apology Saturday after reviews from her personal Yelp account began circulating at the Ivy League school.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by drunkenninja
    +30 +5

    Democrats are readying an all-out war to stop the FCC from killing net neutrality rules

    Rep. Frank Pallone is like many Democrats in the U.S. Congress: He’s itching for a fight over net neutrality. To the New Jersey congressman, the Obama administration “did its job” when it acted in 2015 to stop internet providers from meddling with the way that consumers use the web. The telecom industry didn’t like the rules, of course, but Pallone saw them as the only way to prevent AT&T, Charter, Comcast* and Verizon from blocking or slowing down online content.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by everlost
    +14 +3

    James Comey Is About To Shatter The Republicans Only Excuse For Trump In Front Of Congress

    James Comey will testify that Donald Trump intended to interfere with the Russia investigation. His testimony will blow up the main defense that Republicans have been using that the President wasn't trying to interfere with the investigation when he met with former FBI Director.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by jasont
    +21 +6

    U.S. officials 'warned Israel’ not to share sensitive intel with Trump administration

    U.S. intelligence officials reportedly warned their Israeli counterparts to exert caution in sharing top secret information with Donald Trump’s administration for fear of it being passed to Russia and then to Moscow’s ally and Israel’s arch-enemy, Iran. Discussions between U.S. and Israeli security services prior to Trump’s inauguration on January 20 gave rise to concerns that sensitive intelligence might exchange hands between him and the Russian government, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported in January.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by TentativePrince
    +14 +3

    A current Trump adviser is a significant person of interest in Russia probe, people familiar with the case say

    The law enforcement investigation into possible co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

  • Analysis
    11 days ago
    by kxh
    +35 +6

    8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

    This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food. An old article but still relevant.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by Chubros
    +22 +5

    Israel was the source of secret intelligence that Trump gave to Russians, NBC News confirms

    Israel was the U.S. ally that collected the highly classified intelligence that President Donald Trump reportedly shared in a meeting with Russian officials last week, NBC News confirmed with three government officials with knowledge of the matter. In an off-camera briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he could not comment on the news. The press secretary said, however, that the U.S. appreciates the "strong relationship that we have with Israel when it comes to intelligence sharing."

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by drunkenninja
    +19 +4

    Kevin McCarthy’s explosive “joke” points toward a darker questions: How long have leading Republicans known about Donald Trump’s Russia problem?

    As happens almost every day, Wednesday featured a late-breaking bombshell Trump story. This one was the welcome news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had done his job and appointed a special counsel to take over the Russia investigation. He made a good choice by picking Robert Mueller, the former U.S. attorney and FBI director for 12 years under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by hxxp
    +14 +2

    Creationist geologist sues U.S. park service after it rejects request to collect samples in Grand Canyon

    The Interior Department is facing a lawsuit from a Christian geologist who claims he was not allowed to collect rocks from Grand Canyon National Park because of his creationist beliefs. In the suit filed earlier this month, the Australian geologist, Andrew Snelling, says that religious discrimination was behind the National Park Service's (NRS's) decision to deny him a permit to gather samples from four locations in the park.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +7

    Minnesota Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades After Anti-Vaxxers Con Somali Immigrant Community 

    Health experts in Minneapolis are pointing fingers at anti-vaccine activists who hosted information workshops in Somali immigrant communities for the state’s worst measles outbreak in decades. There have been 41 cases of measles reported recently in Minnesota, according to the state’s department of health. Of those 41 cases, 34 are Somali Minnesotans.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by TNY
    +25 +6

    Ohio House passes bill to allow low-cost alternatives to the EpiPen

    The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday aimed at allowing low-cost alternatives to the EpiPen in the Buckeye State. Dubbed as the "Epinephrine Accessibility Act,” House Bill 101 seeks to make auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for those who rely on them to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.

  • Expression
    12 days ago
    by ppp
    +36 +7

    You say you’re pro-life, but then you want to limit health care for my disabled son

    “It’s a good thing he was born to you. Most people would have aborted him.” The him was my 6-month-old son, Jack, nestled into my arms, held at the angle he preferred — one that wouldn’t cause his tracheotomy tube to torque. His one and only eye remained fixed on me, his one and only ear perked, waiting for what I would say.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by geoleo
    +9 +4

    Putin vows to hand over Trump talks transcript

    Vladimir Putin says he is willing to hand over a transcript of a discussion between Donald Trump and senior Russian officials. President Trump allegedly disclosed highly classified information about "terrorism and airline flight safety" while meeting foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergei Kislyak last week. However, Mr Putin said Mr Trump did not pass over secrets and dismissed the scandal as "political schizophrenia".

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by socialiguana
    +20 +3

    Chinese jet 'flies upside down' over US spy plane

    Two Chinese fighter jets have carried out what the US military described as an "unprofessional" intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying over the East China Sea. US officials told CNN that one of the Sukhoi Su-30 jets that approached the WC-135 plane on Wednesday was flying upside down, coming as close as 46 metres.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by tukka
    +13 +3

    Erdoğan gives order for the attack on protestors in Washington

    A new video footage has emerged in relation with the assault of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's bodyguards on peaceful demonstrators in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC following his meeting with US President Donald Trump in the White House on May 16. The video shows that Erdoğan keeps waiting in his vehicle as people protest him chanting “Terrorist Erdoğan, “Baby Killer Erdoğan” when his convoy arrives at the Turkish Embassy after his meeting with Trump the day before.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by tukka
    +16 +6

    Torch-wielding Virginia protestors gather by Confederate status, chant Nazi rhetoric

    Several dozen torch-wielding protestors gathered Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., chanting Nazi rhetoric as well as "Russia is our friend." Mayor Mike Signer has issued a statement likening the event to a KKK demonstration. The group congregated in Lee Park by a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which is slated to be removed from the premises later this year following a February city council vote. Earlier in the day, protestors had also gathered at nearby Jackson Park, voicing their commitment to protecting what they called their "white heritage."

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +6

    Trump is deleting climate change, one site at a time

    During inauguration day on 20 January, as Donald Trump was adding “American carnage” to the presidential lexicon, the new administration also took a hammer to official recognition that climate change exists and poses a threat to the US. One of the starkest alterations to the White House’s website following Trump’s assumption of office was the scrapping of an entire section on climate change, stuffed with graphs on renewable energy growth and pictures of Barack Obama gazing at shriveling glaciers, to be replaced by a perfunctory page entitled “An America first energy plan”.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by messi
    +14 +5

    Queens school turns away immigration agent looking for 4th grade student

    An immigration agent without a warrant tried to search a Queens elementary school for a student, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office said Saturday. The immigration agent showed up at P.S. 58 on Thursday asking about a student in 4th grade, Mayoral spokesman Eric Phillips said. The school turned him away. “As a mother, I am deeply troubled and horrified at this attempt on the part of federal immigration agents to reach any child in our schools,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

  • Analysis
    7 days ago
    by TheSpirit
    +18 +3

    Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America

    On March 2, a disturbing report hit the desks of U.S. counterintelligence officials in Washington. For months, American spy hunters had scrambled to uncover details of Russia's influence operation against the 2016 presidential election. In offices in both D.C. and suburban Virginia, they had created massive wall charts to track the different players in Russia's multipronged scheme. But the report in early March was something new.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by zyery
    +11 +2

    Military healthcare paying more than $400 for a $46 can of baby formula

    Parents know all too well how the cost of baby formula can weigh on a monthly budget. A single 14-oz. can of formula can cost anywhere from $15 to $20. It's worse for parents whose babies rely on hypoallergenic formula, which can often cost between $40 to $60 per can. Babies and toddlers with digestive conditions rely on hypoallergenic formulas, commonly made by brands like Neocate, Enfamil and Elecare.

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by geoleo
    +35 +6

    FCC chairman who voted to sell your browsing history won’t release his

    The same FCC chairman who voted to repeal rules protecting the privacy of Americans’ information online won’t disclose his, according to a report by ZDNet. Last month, Congress and President Trump approved the FCC’s rollback of online privacy rules. With those rules gone, ISPs have carte blanche to sell your data to third parties. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai — a former Verizon lawyer — was a major force in this decision, saying, “The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get.”

  • Analysis
    13 days ago
    by drank
    +31 +6

    Signing Away the Right to Get a New Job

    Noncompete clauses, once for top executives, are spreading across the labor landscape — making it tougher for Americans to get a raise

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by gottlieb
    +15 +4

    Michigan doctor's license suspended after allegedly performing liposuction in unfinished pole barn

    A Michigan doctor’s license was suspended after numerous health violations were allegedly uncovered at an unfinished pole barn used as a location for performing liposuction procedures. Bradley Bastow, of Glenn, Mich., had his osteopathic physician’s license suspended May 12. Attorney General Bill Schuette and Licensing and Regulartory Affairs filed an administrative complaint alleging the following violations...