11 May 2017

All the news for 11 May 2017 [ 271 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Riding Grace

Tony Monroe spends five days a week riding his horse Grace through the most dangerous streets of Fresno, California. His peculiar pursuit began with a vision he...   [ continue reading...]

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After a Career Suing Cops, This Lawyer Wants to Be Philly's Next District Attorney

Civil rights attorney Larry Krasner has spent his career standing up to cops. A former public defender who's no stranger to pro bono work, he's defended Black...   [ continue reading...]

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A student suicides in VIT Vellore: why we must urgently stem the deep institutional rot

By LMH* A second year mechanical engineering student of VIT University, Vellore branch was found dead at his hostel room on Thursday. Nallam Sathya Basker Santh...   [ continue reading...]

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Former Sessions Staffer Sends Immigrant-Bashing Email to Push Senate Run by Controversial Sheriff

A longtime Republican Party insider and former Senate staffer for now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent out the latest in a series of crude immigrant-bas...   [ continue reading...]

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How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists

How did a 400-line poem based on the writings of a Persian sage and advocating seize-the-day hedonism achieve widespread popularity in Victorian England? The Ru...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Trump Agree to the Pentagon's Permanent War in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?

Iraqi special operations forces along with coalition forces search for three missing soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq, May 21, 2007. (Photo: The US Army) The two top...   [ continue reading...]

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Maybe We Haven’t Seen Any Aliens Because They’re All Dead - Facts So Romantic

If astronomers fail to detect any other civilizations, whether extant or extinct, they may be forced to conclude that we are alone.Photograph by U.S. Department...   [ continue reading...]

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How Uber plays the tax shell game

How Uber plays the tax shell game seema Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:07 nc-recommends-link http://fortune.com/2015/10/22/uber-tax-shell/...   [ continue reading...]

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History’s Actors

Somebody’s contradicting the contradiction of someone else. WTF’s going on here? The more I know, the less I know or the more I think I know the mor...   [ continue reading...]

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The Comey Non-Crisis

CNN commentator and author Jeffrey Toobin, who served as an apologist for Clinton in her Servergate scandal on grounds that she was merely “at sea with te...   [ continue reading...]

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Workers Fear Radiation Exposure After Nuclear Waste Storage Tunnels Collapse in Washington

We are broadcasting from Washington state, where the Department of Energy declared a state of emergency at the Hanford nuclear site after a tunnel storing conta...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Plan to Turn Public Lands Over to the Oil and Gas Industry Faces Political Backlash

In a major blow to the oil and gas lobby, the Senate has rejected legislation to repeal an Obama-era rule aimed at curbing natural gas and oil field waste on pu...   [ continue reading...]

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Modi’s Beijing Policy Is Like Cutting Off India’s Nose to Spite China’s Face

Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of...   [ continue reading...]

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The Russian Hacking Fiasco

There’s no proof that Russia hacked the US elections. There’s no proof that Russian officials or Russian agents colluded with members of the Trump c...   [ continue reading...]

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Access Denied: Facebook Blocks Abortion Pill Provider's Page for 'Promotion of Drug Use'

Access Denied: Facebook Blocks Abortion Pill Provider's Page for 'Promotion of Drug Use' seema Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:05 nc-recommends-link...   [ continue reading...]

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit: How NOT to make the fashion industry more sustainable

This week, representatives from all the major brands - from fast fashion retailers like H&M, Asos and Zara, through to luxury labels like Burberry and Swaro...   [ continue reading...]

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Mothers of the World, Unite!

Motherhood has been everywhere in the political discourse of the past year, sneaking its way into the mainstream under cover of louder and flashier debates. It...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 11, 2017

Report: Comey Fired Days After Seeking to Expand FBI's Probe into Russian Election Meddling, White House Accuses James Comey of Committing "Atrocities" as FBI C...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Top Intelligence Official Says Trump Has No Grand Plan to Protect US Elections

On Wednesday, as the political firestorm caused by President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey raged, Trump met in the White House with Russian Fo...   [ continue reading...]

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The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth

by Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Renee Montagne, NPR ProPublica Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment D...   [ continue reading...]

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