top stories

 
 

FairnessUSA

favicon FairnessUSA.org
17 mentions16 hours ago
Across most of the United States, state laws do not protect transgender Americans from discrimination in public places – or when it comes to using the restroom, something we all ...

Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

favicon UNHCR
4 mentions20 hours ago
Thousands of people continue to flee uncertainty and fighting in South Sudan. Since fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Kiir and First Vice President Machar, 26,468 ...

The Search for the Elusive Natural Interest Rate

favicon Bloomberg.com
2 mentions11 hours ago
Financial markets are remarkably strong in a world roiled by terror attacks, a coup attempt in Turkey, murders of police officers in the U.S., and Britain’s historic vote to leave ...

New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him

favicon The Intercept
22 mentions12 hours ago
Among the nearly 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee, released Friday by Wikileaks and presumably provided by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” is a May 2016 message from DNC ...

Trump Says He Prevented Cruz Being 'Ripped' Off Stage

favicon Bloomberg.com/politics
2 mentions8 hours ago
In his first interview since the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump said he prevented Ted Cruz from being ripped off the stage by entering Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena as hundreds ...

Search the DNC email database

favicon WikiLeaks
24 mentions2 hours ago
Today, Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks releases 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee -- part one of our new ...

These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

favicon UNHCR
3 mentions1 day ago
Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, over 200 national teams have vied for glory at the Summer and Winter Games. Now, for the first time, a team of refugees ...

These WNBA players were fined for shirts supporting Black Lives Matter—and they're not going to take it

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions4 hours ago
In the locker room Thursday afternoon, following a home-court loss to the Indiana Fever, players from New York Liberty refused to answer questions about basketball. Same with the Fever. That ...

A Look at the Weird, Wild World of Death Fraud

favicon Bloomberg.com
2 mentions2 days ago
A few years ago, as she delicately puts it, Elizabeth Greenwood decided that she had “screwed herself financially.” Saddled with more than $100,000 in college debt, she joked to a ...

An Indiana court just said women can't be jailed for ending their own pregnancies

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions10 hours ago
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty in the death of her child after she bought abortion-inducing drugs off the internet.

Friday cat blogging

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions1 day ago
Somebody pointed out last week that we haven't seen Hopper for a while. Is that true? Maybe! So here she is, in all her green-eyed glory. Have a nice weekend,

Breast-Feeding the Microbiome

favicon The New Yorker
3 mentions1 day ago
This is an edited excerpt from “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life,” which will be published on August 9th by Ecco, an imprint ...

DNC Staffers Mocked the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Leaked Emails Show

favicon The Intercept
24 mentions13 hours ago
A new trove of internal Democratic National Committee emails, stretching back to April 2016, released by Wikileaks show that the organization’s senior staff chafed at Bernie Sanders’s continued presence in ...

I Made a Shipwreck Expert Watch The Little Mermaid And Judge Its Nautical Merits

favicon Atlas Obscura
2 mentions2 days ago
If I were asked to picture a shipwreck, a clear image would pop into my mind. I’ve never seen a shipwreck in real life; most of us haven’t. My imaginary ...

Trump goes nuts in post-convention press conference

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
Copyright ©2016 Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service Privacy Policy Contact Us

Contaminated cell lines throw thousands of studies into question

favicon STAT
4 mentions2 days ago
If your house is infested with termites, passing it off as pest-free to buyers is a quick way to get hit with a lawsuit. But science journals face no such ...

After Brexit, signs point to recession for Britain

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
The latest survey of purchasing managers suggests bad news for Britain: The U.K. economy likely contracted in July as businesses responded to the uncertainty created by a vote to leave ...

Voting rights activists just won a big fight in the heart of Texas

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 days ago
Voting rights advocates, the Department of Justice and a string of other plaintiffs enjoyed a rare victory this week when a federal appeals court ruled that Texas’ voter ID law,

Humpbacks protect seals and other animals from killer whales—but why?

favicon Science | AAAS
6 mentions14 hours ago
At first it seemed like the usual, deviously clever attack. Several killer whales were trying to catch a Weddell seal that had taken refuge atop a drifting patch of Antarctic ...

Donald Trump exposes the dark soul of the GOP

favicon Mother Jones
5 mentions2 days ago
This is what you need to know about Donald Trump's GOP. At the convention in Cleveland, Alex Jones, a prominent peddler of conspiracy theories, was in the hall as a ...

Emails released by Wikileaks raise questions of DNC's impartiality

favicon CNN
11 mentions43 minutes ago
Nearly 20,000 emails sent and received by DNC staff members were released Friday by Wikileaks On May 5, a DNC employee asked colleagues to "get someone to ask his belief," ...

How to Get Trump Elected When He’s Wrecking Everything You Built

favicon Bloomberg.com
2 mentions1 day ago
A day in the life of Reince Priebus, reluctant GOP peacemaker. When Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination on May 3 by winning Indiana and forcing Ted Cruz ...

Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales

favicon Atlas Obscura
3 mentions14 hours ago
A version of this story originally appeared on bioGraphic.com. “Hundreds of sperm whales swam to and fro, their huge bodies elegantly twirling and twisting through the water as they socialized.

Home

favicon United Nations Global Pulse
2 mentions2 days ago
Copyright © 2016, Global Pulse

Chemical pollution gets to Antarctic marine bird colonies

favicon ScienceDaily
7 mentions7 hours ago
Science News from research organizations Date: Source: Universidad de Barcelona Summary: Latitude is the main factor which determines the organic pollutant concentration in Antarctic giant petrels – emblematic species in ...

The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel, Donald Trump’s Most Unlikely Supporter

favicon Bloomberg.com
6 mentions2 days ago
When Peter Thiel has the first move in a chess game, he lifts his e5 pawn, the fifth from the left and the one directly in front of his king,

No, police fatalities are not going up

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 days ago
Here's another chart to prepare you for Donald Trump's speech tonight. It shows the number of police fatalities since the violent crime peak of 1993. For 2016, I've extrapolated from ...

Verizon Nears Deal to Acquire Yahoo

favicon Bloomberg.com
2 mentions2 days ago
Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Yahoo! Inc., beating out rival bidders, people familiar with the matter said. The companies may be ready to announce the deal ...

Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Rings Terrifying Historical Alarm Bells

favicon The Intercept
5 mentions1 day ago
Donald Trump’s speech tonight accepting the Republican nomination for president will probably go down as one of the most frightening pieces of political rhetoric in U.S. history. Even for people ...

Breaking: Hillary Clinton Makes Unannounced Visit to Pulse Nightclub to Pay Respects

favicon The New Civil Rights Movement
2 mentions1 day ago
While many across the nation have been anxiously or curiously awaiting the announcement of who Hillary Clinton will choose as her vice presidential running mate, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee ...

Yes, Car-Sharing Really Does Reduce Car Ownership

favicon CityLab
7 mentions1 day ago
I sold my Prius when I moved to Washington, D.C.—I expected the city’s Metro system to be a reliable alternative. (It isn’t, but that’s another story.) Luckily, my feet, my ...

Pokémon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways

favicon TechCrunch
2 mentions1 day ago
“What are they doing?” That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls ...

Brexit Wreaks Havoc on U.K. Economy as Recession Risk Rises

favicon Bloomberg.com
4 mentions2 days ago
The U.K. economy saw a “dramatic deterioration” in the wake of the Brexit vote as business activity shrank at its fastest pace since the financial crisis. A Purchasing Managers’ Index ...

12 things to know about the other thin-skinned billionaire speaking at tonight’s RNC

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions2 days ago
At least one person speaking at the Republican convention tonight might actually be a match for Donald Trump when it comes to taking things (ahem) over the top. Tech investor ...

An 'Ab Fab' Herstory Lesson: Why You NEED to See Patsy & Eddy In Theaters

favicon out.com
2 mentions2 days ago
Most Popular on Out Entertainment QUIZ: Play Along With Modd Couples! Entertainment Watch What Happens When You Ask Couples on the Street About Their Relationships News & Opinion Florida Principal ...

Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in its first week ever

favicon TechCrunch
2 mentions1 day ago
Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokémon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has ...

How Paul Manafort tried to BS me—and the world.

favicon Mother Jones
6 mentions2 days ago
The news coverage of the third night of Donald Trump's GOP convention was marked—predictably and perhaps justifiably—by the chorus of boos that descended upon Sen. Ted Cruz when he spoke ...

Let’s Put Teeth Into Protecting Great Whites, Before We Lose Them Forever

favicon National Geographic Society (blogs)
4 mentions17 hours ago
A highly publicized study undertaken by environmental researchers, shark scientists and an ecotourism operation in South Africa has brought the plight of the ocean’s most famous shark, the “Great White,” ...

Goldman Sees Significant Jump in China June Capital Outflows

favicon Bloomberg.com
2 mentions2 days ago
China’s weakening currency has triggered an increase in the amount of cash leaving the country, according to analysis by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The U.S. bank estimates $49 billion worth ...

Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets: sources

favicon TechCrunch
2 mentions1 day ago
The protracted question of who is buying beleaguered Yahoo may finally have an answer. According to three reports published today, and our own sources, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch by way ...

Anti-LGBT bathroom law just cost North Carolina the All-Star game

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 days ago
The National Basketball Association is officially pulling the plug on North Carolina as the site of its annual All-Star game. The move, an economic blow for the city of Charlotte,

Meet the Brexit Negotiators: Veterans of Europe’s Backroom Wars

favicon Bloomberg.com
2 mentions2 days ago
David Davis, the U.K. minister responsible for Britain’s exit from the European Union, is starting out with a distinct disadvantage: his country hasn’t run its own trade policy since joining ...

Trump Cherry-Picks Data, Stretches Truth in Speech: Fact Check

favicon Bloomberg.com/politics
2 mentions2 days ago
In his speech Thursday night accepting the Republican nomination, Donald Trump stretched the facts on numerous occasions, got them right in other cases and cherry-picked data to make his case ...

Full text: Donald Trump 2016 RNC draft speech transcript

favicon POLITICO
30 mentions2 days ago
Remarks as prepared for delivery according to a draft obtained by POLITICO Thursday afternoon. Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

favicon un.org
2 mentions2 days ago
In relation to the declaration of a state of emergency for a period of three months in Turkey, the Secretary-General takes note of the repeated assurances by senior Turkish government ...

UNICEF on Syria: "Absolutely nothing justifies attacks on children

favicon UNICEF
4 mentions3 days ago
Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF representative in Syria, on the killings of children in northern Syria Share Tweet Share DAMASCUS, Syria, 20 July 2016 – “This week in Syria,

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

favicon UNHCR
5 mentions2 days ago
GENEVA – Nearly 3,000 people fleeing the latest flare-up in South Sudan crossed into Uganda over the weekend and more are expected while tension remains high in the region, the ...

Bloomberg - WATCH LIVE: Donald J. Trump accepts Republican...

favicon Facebook
2 mentions2 days ago
Donald trump anthemchaos chytist7,793,375 Views 0:36Mood! Ayyyyyyye - @snoopdogg Yes Gawd!Tami Roman3,190,730 Views 0:31Mr. Trump: Read The ConstitutionBill Weld983,180 Views

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien Statement on Aleppo

favicon ReliefWeb
2 mentions2 days ago
Reportfrom UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Published on Download PDF (144.94 KB) I am gravely alarmed by the disturbing developments in the eastern part of Aleppo City ...

Hollande Tells May to Choose EU Market or Migrant Curbs for U.K.

favicon Bloomberg.com
2 mentions2 days ago
French President Francois Hollande told U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain faces a choice: Accept unlimited immigration from the European Union or lose access to its single market. “There ...
 

next page