Society

  • Trump's 'Heritage' Talk Echoes Recruitment of Skinheads
    Trump's_'heritage'_talk_echoes_recruitment_of_skinheads 2017-08-25 17:06:32 UTC
    (Talking Points Memo - Muckraker) During his rambling rally this week in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that anyone would label him a racist for his ever-evolving response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Ch...
  • White Nationalist Interviewed by Vice On C’Ville Turns Himself In To Police
    Chantwell-vice 2017-08-24 18:15:13 UTC
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Police report a white nationali...
  • 1 in 6 Americans say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views: Poll
    Key_un_panel_warns_us_over_'alarming'_racism__as_it_did_with_iraq_and_burundi 2017-08-24 17:00:16 UTC
    1 in 6 Americans either support the alt-right or say it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views. according to a new poll. This subgroup splits evenly in approving and disapproving of Trump’s response to the protests — and appr...
  • Police Disperse Protestors at Trump's Phoenix Rally
    Phoenix-trump-protestors 2017-08-23 16:06:32 UTC
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said. Police have not given an estimate of the...
  • Charlottesville Witness Becomes Fake News Story
    Charlottesville-protests 2017-08-22 19:47:07 UTC
    Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally i...
  • The toll of Tasers: Police use of stun guns
    The_toll_of_tasers-_police_use_of_stun_guns 2017-08-22 19:00:41 UTC
    Reuters finds more than 150 autopsy reports citing Tasers as a cause or contributor to US deaths. Many who die are among society’s vulnerable. ONTARIO, California – As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming abou...
  • A Solar Eclipse Reflective Of America's Dark Mood
    The_solar_eclipse_is_going_to_make_america__any_darker_than_it_already_is 2017-08-21 16:35:24 UTC
    Now America has a solar eclipse to match its dark mood. — The solar eclipse seems made to order for our current national mood. Darkness at midday? Just further proof of the gloomy times we’re living in. Pick up any newspaper and the evide...
  • Boston: Non-Violent March to Condemn White Nationalism
    Boston-_americans_march_peacefully_to_condemn_white_nationalism 2017-08-19 21:53:07 UTC
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacis...
  • Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
    Roman_polanski_remained_a_fugitive_from_justice 2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski r...
  • Waves of asylum seekers crossing the US border into Canada
    Waves_of_asylum_seekers_crossing_the_us_border_into_canada 2017-08-17 20:25:42 UTC
    TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration...
  • Trump could easily turn into a fascist if we're not vigilant
    Trump_could_easily_turn_into_fascist_if_we're_not_vigilant 2017-08-16 18:37:41 UTC
    Donald Trump is not yet in any meaningful way fascist or totalitarian, but he could easily turn into that if we're not vigilant. His creation of a social movement is very dangerous - and the left is enabling it, explains Roger Berkowitz, a scholar...
  • Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
    Who_are_we__a_timeline_of_the_dark_side_of_america_ 2017-08-15 07:41:17 UTC
    <h2>What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American</h2><h3>To affirm that vicious race-based violence is not who we are is to erase our very recent, collective past.</h3><strong>By JOSHUA ZEITZ August 13, 2017</strong><img alt="Who_are_we__a...
  • Victim of Neo-Nazi White Nationalists Wept for Social Justice
    Heather_heyer_went_to_downtown_charlottesville_to_make_a_stand_against_neo-nazis_and_ku_klux_klan 2017-08-14 07:13:23 UTC
    (Reuters) - Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Su...
  • Trump fails to address deadly white nationalists rally
    After_deadly_violence_at_white_nationalist_rally 2017-08-13 17:02:48 UTC
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday are investigating the outbreak of violence in Virginia following a white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured more than 30, presenting U.S. President Donald Trump with a m...
  • White Nationalist Terrorism In US: Car Slammed Into Crowd in Charlottesville, Va.
    White_nationalists_terror_in_us-__car_slammed_into_crowd 2017-08-13 06:24:18 UTC
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump declined to denounce white nationalists terrorism in Charlottesville, Va., Friday night and Saturday. Instead, he condemned a “display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on man...
  • Psychological Analysis: Trump Supporters Share 5 Key Traits
    Psychological_analysis-_trump_supporters_share_5_key_traits 2017-08-07 07:45:15 UTC
    By BOBBY AZARIAN — The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any accurate and sufficient answer to that question must not only focus on Trump h...
  • When to stop mammograms for breast cancer survivors?
    When_to_stop_mammograms_for_breast_cancer_survivors_ 2017-08-07 05:26:06 UTC
    Older breast cancer survivors who may not live long enough to benefit from routine mammograms are still often getting them, while some who do have more years ahead are not being screened, according to a U.S. study. Most guidelines agree that wh...
  • 'Step' - the inspirational story of black Baltimore teens facing adversity
    'step'_-_the_story_of_black_baltimore_teens_facing_adversity 2017-08-05 19:11:08 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week. ...
  • HAPPY OBAMA DAY!
    Happy_obama_day! 2017-08-04 23:55:43 UTC
    #ObamaDay CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama turned 56 Friday and got a special present from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. With a stroke of his pen, the Republican governor designated Aug. 4 as Obama Day — a holiday to honor the 44th pre...
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: We need to start paying women well
    Facebook's_sheryl_sandberg-_we_need_to_start_paying_women_well 2017-07-31 04:47:45 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called on governments and companies to do more to close the gender pay gap on Sunday and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age. ...
  • Only 29 percent of Americans want Congress to "continue working on a new healthcare bill"
    Only_29_percent_of_americans_want_congress_to_%22continue_working_on_a_new_healthcare_bill%22 2017-07-30 03:41:33 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturda...
  • Stephen Colbert brings a Trump cartoon character to Showtime
    Stephen_colbert_brings_a_trump_cartoon_character_to_showtime 2017-07-29 01:08:52 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Trump is returning to television - this time as a cartoon character in a Showtime series produced by television talk show host Stephen Colbert. The yet-to-be-titled 10-episode series will make its debut in the fall, the ...
  • Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
    Director_and_producer_kathryn_bigelow 2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen. But...
  • Texas: Nine people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer
    San_antonio-walmart-_eight_people_were_found_dead_in_the_back_of_a_tractor-trailer 2017-07-24 01:11:01 UTC
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - At least nine men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" h...
  • O.J. Simpson wins parole, soon out of prison
    O.j._simpson_wins_parole 2017-07-20 20:44:07 UTC
    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison in October after nine years behind bars, but he is far from free of his financial woes. The 70-year-old football star, who won his release from a Nevada parole board on Thurs...