Society

  • TV Showdown: You Are Bad For America!
    %22you_are_bad_for_america%22_-_ted_koppel_to_sean_hannity 2017-03-27 17:56:36 UTC
    <h1>ShowDown TV</h1> <h2>TED KOPPEL TO SEAN HANNITY: "YOU ARE BAD FOR AMERICA" </h2> On Sunday’s episode of “CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS News aired a featured story by veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel that included a clip of a heated in...
  • Trump Chaos: Canadian Schools Suspended Future Trips To U.S.
    Trump_chaos-_canadian_schools_suspended_future_trips_to_u.s 2017-03-24 18:42:36 UTC
    Canada's largest school board and its national Girl Guides organization have suspended new trips to the United States, citing uncertainty around who is allowed into the country. Toronto District School Board, which oversees more than 250,000 st...
  • House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan
    House_cancels_today's_vote_on_republican_healthcare_plan 2017-03-23 20:01:29 UTC
    By David Morgan and Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON — House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new f...
  • GOP Healthcare Plan Forcing U.S. Hospitals To Cut Costs, Stop Hiring
    Gop_healthcare_plan_forcing_us_hospitals_to_cut_costs__freeze_hiring 2017-03-23 18:00:24 UTC
    By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, ...
  • Lead poisoning across California
    Lead_poisoning_across_california__ 2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
    By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blo...
  • US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired, will join NY University's law school
    Preet_bharara__chief_federal_prosecutor_fired_when_watchdogs_asked_him_to_investigate_trump's_foreign_deals 2017-03-21 14:51:27 UTC
    Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whom President Donald Trump fired earlier this month, will join New York University's law school on April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence, the school announced on Tuesday. In a statement p...
  • Maryland lawmakers pass bill to protect immigrants, R- Gov. vows to veto it
    Maryland_lawmakers_pass_bill_to_protect_immigrants__r-_gov._vows_to_veto_it 2017-03-21 06:07:15 UTC
    Maryland's House of Delegates on Monday approved legislation to bar police statewide from checking the immigration status of individuals they arrest or keeping them locked up longer than otherwise warranted at the request of federal agents seeking...
  • Selena Gomez reveals Instagram addiction and has no longer its app on her phone
    Selena_gomez_reveals_instagram_addiction_and_has_no_longer_its_app_on_her_phone 2017-03-17 03:59:36 UTC
    Pop star Selena Gomez said she canceled her world tour last year and went to therapy because she was depressed, anxious and "my self-esteem was shot." Gomez, 24, who has more than 113 million Instagram followers, also said in an interview publi...
  • Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban
    An_angry_president-_trump_may_have_won__but_he_doesn't_want_peace 2017-03-15 23:30:43 UTC
    By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg | HONOLULU/NEW YORK — U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday said he would put an emergency halt on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, ( hours before the ban was set to go into effect ) that ...
  • Joe Biden delivered an emotional speech in Austin, Texas
    Joe_biden_delivered_an_emotional_speech_in_austin__texas 2017-03-13 01:19:19 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS — Former Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday in one of his first major speeches since leaving office this year that he would have liked to have been the U.S. president who ended cancer as...
  • American Civil Liberties Union mobilizes anti-Trump movement
    American_civil_liberties_union__aclup__mobilizes_anti-trump_movement 2017-03-12 00:14:39 UTC
    By Joseph Ax | NEW YORK The American Civil Liberties Union is launching what it bills as the first grassroots mobilization effort in its nearly 100-year history, as it seeks to harness a surge of energy among left-leaning activists since the Nove...
  • Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation
    Kristen_stewart_hopes_to_help_others_by_going_public_about_her_sexual_orientation 2017-03-10 20:32:24 UTC
    New York — Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation. The 26-year-old, who used to date her co-star from the "Twilight" film series, Robert Pattinson, made headlines in February when she announced she was...
  • Massachusetts, Washington, Minnesota, Hawaii seek legal challenge to Trump travel ban
    Trump's_ban-_judges_express_doubts_in_government_ability 2017-03-09 21:42:58 UTC
    By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg Several states said on Thursday they would move forward with legal challenges to a revised executive order signed by President Donald Trump this week that temporarily bars the admission of refugees and some travel...
  • Trump wants to separate mothers from their children
    Trump_wants_to_separate_mothers_from_their_children 2017-03-04 06:27:40 UTC
    By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON — Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three g...
  • Some of Republicans resist the GOP plans to repeal Obamacare
    Some_of_republicans_resist_the_gop_plans_to_repeal_obamacare 2017-03-01 07:47:21 UTC
    By David Morgan | WASHINGTON - A Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare met resistance from House conservatives who said draft legislation would not reduce the cost of healthcare. Republicans, who control the White House and Cong...
  • Denzel Washington may join Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson who have won 3 Oscars
    Denzel_washington_may_join_meryl_streep__jack_nicholson_who_have_won_3_oscars 2017-02-24 07:47:41 UTC
    By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen. Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed. Both...
  • Dozens of U.S. asylum seekers have been crossing into Canada
    Dozens_of_u.s._asylum_seekers_have_been_crossing_into_canada_ 2017-02-23 19:56:13 UTC
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed cooperation along the countries' shared border, Trudeau's office said in a statement that did not give details. Dozens of asylum seekers, worried about...
  • Jackie Evancho wants Trump to meet her transgender sister
    Jackie_evancho_wants_trump_to_meet_her_transgender_sister 2017-02-23 20:27:43 UTC
    Singer Jackie Evancho, who sang the national anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration, wants the president to meet with her and her transgender sister after his decision to roll back protection for transgender students granted under the Obama adminis...
  • George Clooney: Trump and Bannon Are Hypocritical ‘Hollywood Elitists’
    George_clooney-_trump_and_bannon_are_hypocritical_%e2%80%98hollywood_elitists%e2%80%99 2017-03-01 07:34:52 UTC
    Despite President Donald Trump and his trusty chief strategist Steve Bannon continuously criticizing the so-called “Hollywood elitism” plaguing the country, George Clooney is here to remind you that these two gentlemen, in fact, have very strong a...
  • Trump rolls back transgender protections
    Trump_revokes_transgender_student_rights_guidance 2017-02-23 05:27:58 UTC
    President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Obama ...
  • The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
    The_oscars_2017___89th_academy_awards 2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
    By Alicia Powell | LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday. Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look ...
  • States' rights? Not for retirement
    Retirement_ 2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
    By Mark Miller | CHICAGO So much for states’ rights. The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
  • "The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
    'la_la_land'_global_gathering 2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
    By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood s...
  • Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
    Civil_rights-_loving_v._virginia 2017-03-01 07:35:44 UTC
    <h2>Here’s The History Behind ‘Loving,’ A Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory<strong></h2>The movie celebrates the love story at the center of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended racial discrimination for marriage.</strong><h...
  • Trump's new Exec Order: ICE has the authority to deport undocumented immigrants
    Trump's_new_exec_order-_ice_has_the_authority_to_deport_undocumented_immigrants 2017-02-19 04:42:32 UTC
    The entire population of nearly 12 million Undocumented immigrants are subject to deportation. The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to ...