Society

  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS: This Fourth of July is yours, not mine
    Frederick_douglass-_this_fourth_of_july_is_yours__not_mine 2018-07-04 18:39:22 UTC
    Frederick Douglass, once a slave, became a brilliant and powerful leader of the anti-slavery movement. In 1852, he was asked to speak in celebration of the Fourth of July. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the aboli...
  • California Democrat plays audio of children crying in detention center
    California_democrat_played_audio_of_children_crying_in_a_detention_center 2018-06-23 06:04:50 UTC
    Washington — Temporarily presiding over the U.S. House on Friday, U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell, found herself injected into the debate over family separation when U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, refused to turn off a ProPublica rec...
  • Nikki Haley dismisses report on extreme poverty in America
    Nikki_haley_dismisses_report_on_extreme_poverty_in_america 2018-06-21 22:19:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON — In a letter to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) following his call for the Trump administration to uphold international human rights treaty obligations and present Congress with a plan to alleviate poverty, United Nations Ambassador N...
  • UN: Poverty in America dramatically inclining under Trump
    Poverty_in_america_dramatically_deepening_under_trump_presidency 2018-06-02 19:08:30 UTC
    UN: The United States remains the most unequal society in the developed world. GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net fr...
  • US TV show 'Roseanne' canceled after star's racist tweets
    Popular_us_tv_show_'roseanne'_canceled_after_star's_racist_tweet 2018-05-29 22:29:20 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co’s ABC network on Tuesday swiftly canceled the popular U.S. television comedy “Roseanne” after star Roseanne Barr incited outrage by comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks ...
  • Tesla in 'Autopilot' mode crashes into parked police vehicle
    Tesla_in_'autopilot'_mode_crashes_into_parked_police_vehicle 2018-05-29 21:53:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The driver of a Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) vehicle crashed into an unoccupied, parked police vehicle in Laguna Beach, California, on Tuesday and the driver told investigators the Tesla was in “Autopilot” mode at the time, a police s...
  • France hails ‘heroic’ immigrant who scaled building to rescue dangling child
    France_hails_%e2%80%98heroic%e2%80%99_immigrant_who_scaled_building_to_rescue_dangling_child 2018-05-28 06:11:36 UTC
    A video of a dramatic rescue of a small child in Paris has gone viral on social media, with people calling the rescuer a real Spider-Man. President Emmanuel Macron is to thank the young migrant for his bravery. <blockquote>Paris Mayor Anne Hida...
  • Trump's barbaric immigration policy: A moral abomination and a national shame
    Donald_trump's_barbaric_immigration_policy-_a_moral_abomination_and_a_national_shame 2018-05-27 08:06:47 UTC
    The Trump administration is forcibly taking migrant children from their parents and placing them in separate detention centers, to “deter” illegal immigration. On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump claimed it is all Democrats fault. Amid ...
  • Rise of alt-right in Trump's America
    Rise_of_alt-right_movement_in_trump's_america_ 2018-05-27 00:22:24 UTC
    Discrimination against black Americans, Jews and immigrants, and more recently gays and lesbians shows the rise of the alt-right movement in the US and how it has blatantly reemerged since the 2016 presidential election. Today, nearly 200 heads...
  • Victory for women: Ireland ends abortion ban
    Victory_for_women_-_ireland_ends_abortion_ban 2018-05-26 17:40:06 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative co...
  • Police targeted a black activist who was stabbed by white supremacist
    Police_targeting_a_black_activist_who_was_stabbed_by_white_supremacist 2018-05-25 19:51:16 UTC
    Cedric O’Bannon, an independent journalist who was documenting a white supremacist rally in Sacramento, felt a sudden sharp pain on his side as he was filming the neo-Nazi violence against counter-protesters with his GoPro camera. But the pain ...
  • Hollywood kingpin Harvey Weinstein to face charges of rape and other sex crimes
    Hollywood_kingpin__harvey_weinstein__to_face_charges_of_rape_and_other_sex_crimes 2018-05-25 17:46:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywoo...
  • Football legend Ronaldinho to marry two women at same time
    Football_legend_ronaldinho_will_marry_two_women_at_same_time 2018-06-15 23:01:50 UTC
    LONDON — Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho will reportedly "marry" two women at the same time during a small wedding ceremony in August. While polygamy is outlawed in Brazil, O Dia (h/t Dan Gartland of Sports Illustrated) reported civil unio...
  • US police officers tased NBA player over parking violation
    Us_police_officers_tased_nba_player_over_parking_violation 2018-06-15 23:01:17 UTC
    Police bodycam footage of the arrest of a Milwaukee Bucks star in January was released on Wednesday showing the player being tased after committing a parking violation. Sterling Brown is suing the police department after the video showed him be...
  • Multiple fatalities in Texas high school shooting
    Multiple_fatalities_in_texas_high_school_shooting 2018-05-18 17:33:22 UTC
    (Reuters) - Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February. The l...
  • Yale: Officers admonished white student for calling police on black student
    Yale-_officers_admonished_white_student_for_calling_police_on_black_student 2018-05-10 19:22:27 UTC
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University police officers who responded to a call about a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in the common area of a campus residence admonished the white student who reported it, a university administrator ...
  • Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
    Nationwide_survey-_most_americans_are_considered_lonely 2018-05-07 21:17:48 UTC
    Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden — Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a...
  • Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
    Court-_us_government_can%e2%80%99t_block_immigrant_teens_from_abortion 2018-03-31 06:21:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions. A judge issued an order Friday...
  • California Judge Rules Coffee Sellers Should Post Cancer Warnings
    California_judge_says_coffee_sellers_should_post_cancer_warnings 2018-03-30 08:53:52 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings. The culprit is a chemical produced in the bea...
  • Fox Host Faces Ad Boycott After Bullying Parkland Student
    Fox_host_faces_ad_boycott_after_bullying_parkland_student 2018-03-29 17:42:58 UTC
    The right-wing propaganda giant Fox News host Laura Ingraham's put-down of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg as a whiny high school kid has prompted him to mount something more potent than a whine — a call for an ad boycott, which has already ...
  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In ...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Against US Gun Lobby
    Hundreds_of_thousands_against_us_gun_lobby 2018-03-24 23:07:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Americans galvanized by last month’s Florida school massacre rallied in cities across the country on Saturday to demand tighter gun laws. Carrying signs with slogans such as “If they choose guns o...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona's plea to stop issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants
    U.s._supreme_court_rejects_arizona's_plea_to_stop_issuing_driver's_licenses_to_young_immigrants 2018-03-19 16:40:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to provide driver’s licenses to the so-called Dreamers immigrants and refused to hear the state’s challenge to an Obama-era program. The case centered on the D...
  • Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
    Un_report-_finland_world's_happiest_country__us_among_unhappiest 2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
    The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries. Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was N...
  • 'We want change, we don't feel safe in schools anymore'
    'we_want_change__we_don't_feel_safe_in_schools_anymore' 2018-03-14 18:09:57 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like “We want change” in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Fl...