Society

  • Majority of Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'
    Trump_tearing_country_apart 2017-08-31 20:03:50 UTC
    Fifty-six percent of voters say they believe President Donald Trump is “tearing the country apart” instead of drawing people together, according to a new Fox News poll released Wednesday. While the findings are sharply divided along partisan li...
  • Means and Ends of Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter
    Blm_supports_free_speech 2017-08-31 15:03:29 UTC
    As protesters clash in occasionally violent street confrontations that spread via online video, provoking emotional conversations that could touch almost anyone on Facebook or Twitter, millions of Americans feel pressure to pick a side, to support...
  • Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
    Storm-ravaged_city_bans_people_from_the_streets_during_the_night 2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city. With damage expected to run well into the te...
  • Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Texas Oil Refineries: Weeks to Recover
    Hurricane_harvey_shuts_down_texas_oil_refineries-_weeks_to_recover 2017-08-29 14:38:11 UTC
    The hole that Hurricane Harvey ripped across the energy industry along the Gulf Coast will take time to repair, and the Trump administration doesn't look ready to tap into the government's crude oil reserves to head off a jump in gasoline prices. ...
  • Houston Police Chief Worried: 'How Many Bodies'
    Houston_police_chief_worried-_'how_many_bodies'_ 2017-08-29 15:16:10 UTC
    HOUSTON (AP) — Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Har...
  • Global warming worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey
    Global_warming_worsened_the_impact_of_hurricane_harvey 2017-08-29 07:27:35 UTC
    <blockquote>Will global warming lead to more storms like Harvey? There are essentially two global warming mechanisms at play here, according to climatologist Michael E. Mann. First, sea levels in the Houston region have risen by more than hal...
  • White Nationalist Fired, Police Never Moved
    Charlottesville-shooter 2017-08-28 19:46:45 UTC
    The New York times put a piece up on Friday reporting that a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/us/charlottesville-protest-police.html?_r=0">white nationalist wearing a bullet proof vest fired a handgun while state police, feet away, did ...
  • Houston Residents Reel as Water Levels Continue to Rise
    Houston_residents_reel_as_water_levels_continue_to_rise_ 2017-08-28 16:12:06 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoi...
  • Houston flooded as Texas battles 'unprecedented' weather
    Houston_flooded_as_texas_battles_'unprecedented'_weather 2017-08-27 19:18:10 UTC
    HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region. Harvey came a...
  • Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm
    Hurricane_harvey_slammed_into_the_texas_coast_as_a_category_4_storm 2017-08-26 04:07:19 UTC
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 miles (209 km) per hour, the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The hur...
  • Vitamins B6 and B12 Supplements Linked to Cancer in Men
    709px-vitaminb12.svg 2017-08-25 17:57:35 UTC
    (The Atlantic) Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As The Dr. Oz Show has recommended, “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t need a...
  • 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...