Politics

August 23, 2019

Steve King doubles down on no-exceptions abortions, this time with back-up

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) doubled down Friday on his opposition to any abortion ban that would allow exceptions for rape or incest. Last week, King opined that rape and incest were, in fact, required for the survival of society. On Friday, anti-abortion activists, including the head of Iowa’s leading anti-choice group, stood by his side […]
August 23, 2019

Michigan council candidate wants to keep her town ‘as white as possible’

A city council candidate in Michigan brought a community forum to a stunned standstill  by declaring that her small community outside of Detroit should remain white “as much as possible.” Jean Cramer, one of five candidates vying for three open seats in the November election, responded to a moderator who had asked whether Marysville should […]
August 21, 2019

Native Americans had their 2020 Democratic campaign forum. Here, in pictures, is how it went.

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — No one knew quite what to expect when Native American activists organized their first-ever presidential forum this week. How many candidates would attend? How read in would they be about the issues of greatest concern to indigenous people? How many would present fleshed-out programs pertaining to Native American concerns? One day […]
August 21, 2019

The Parkland students propose ‘a Green New Deal, but for guns’

Students who survived a massacre at their Parkland, Florida, high school last year unveiled an ambitious gun policy in the wake of the twin shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that claimed 31 lives one recent weekend. The Peace Plan for a Safer America, which students and graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]
August 20, 2019

Trump boasts about Log Cabin Republican endorsement as its members flee in protest

During a press gaggle Tuesday, President Donald Trump took a question from The Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson, who has long been a member of the White House press pool, though rarely called upon. Johnson asked if Trump was okay with the way his administration has made it easier to discriminate against LGBTQ workers; Trump ignored […]
August 20, 2019

EEOC now gives nonbinary people a way to be counted in workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an independent federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws against workplace discrimination, recently changed its website to address how employers can report workers as nonbinary. Before the EEOC’s actions last week, employers didn’t have a way to report nonbinary workers in what are known as […]

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August 20, 2019

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August 20, 2019

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August 19, 2019

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August 19, 2019

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August 17, 2019

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August 17, 2019

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August 16, 2019

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August 16, 2019

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August 14, 2019

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Latest from the World

August 25, 2019

UK weather: Hottest late August bank holiday weekend on record

Forecasters warn temperatures could get even hotter, after 32.7C is reached in west London.
August 25, 2019

Guy Fawkes and Oliver Cromwell ‘heads’ stolen from London tourist attraction

A model of Sir Thomas More was also taken from London Bridge Experience.
August 25, 2019

Tour Championship: Irishman injured in lightning strike

Six people were injured in the strike at a major golf tournament in Atlanta on Saturday.
August 25, 2019

A Brexit deal is now ‘touch and go’, says Johnson

Boris Johnson previously said the chances of leaving without a deal were "a million to one".
August 25, 2019

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $8 wireless charger, $17 Wi-Fi extender, Labor Day 4K TV sale, more

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August 25, 2019

Arrest over alleged Irish Football Association fraud

A staff member is arrested as part of police enquiries into an alleged fraud at the football governing body.
August 25, 2019

Persimmon Homes: Couple’s fears as part of new-build home collapses

A large section of Hayley Butcher and Charlie Moss's new home fell away in the middle of the night.
August 25, 2019

Maidstone stabbing: Man killed and four others injured

Four others were injured and four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, police say.
August 25, 2019

ScotRail under fire after major disruption around Edinburgh

Angry passengers say trains leaving Edinburgh were "dangerously overcrowded" on Saturday night.
August 25, 2019

As disputes boil at G7, Trump softens on trade war – CNN

As disputes boil at G7, Trump softens on trade war  CNNTrump's aides are reportedly seething over the French president's handling of the G7 summit  Business InsiderTrump Aides Slam French for Focusing on ‘Niche Issues’ at G7 &n...
August 25, 2019

Why Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Might Not Be Dead in the MCU After All – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Why Tom Holland's Spider-Man Might Not Be Dead in the MCU After All  Showbiz Cheat SheetTom Holland and Kevin Feige Comment on Spider-Man's MCU Exit - D23 2019  IGN10 Supporting Characters From The MCU That Deserve A Much Bigger Rol...
August 25, 2019

Carwyn Jones: Wales has ‘gone backwards’ over sexual misconduct

The ex-first minister says women "won't come forward" due to the fallout from Carl Sargeant's death.
August 25, 2019

British Airways strike: Passengers angry at airline ‘silence’

Customers say they are unable to get in touch with BA, as the airline says it is fielding 40,000 calls.
August 25, 2019

Stilettos to be burned in ‘Essex Girl’ play challenging stereotypes

Hundreds of pairs have been donated to a theatre ahead of a series of shows challenging stereotypes.