11 May 2017

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

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The Anatomy of a Bogus North Korea Story

Click here for reuse options! In less than a week, an analysis that began as qualified speculation morphed into a f...   [ continue reading...]

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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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Will the Supreme Court Hold Cricket Betting to be Legal?

While the final decision over legalising sports betting is a policy decision, there are more than enough precedents for the Supreme Court to take a stand on the...   [ 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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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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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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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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In Aurangabad, Aqueducts Serve a Thirsty City Even as They’re Destroyed

The medieval nehers in water-scarce Aurangabad are a lifeline for residents, but are being ruined by civic corruption and private interests. The post In Auranga...   [ 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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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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Why Does America Take War Advice Seriously When It Comes Out of a General's Mouth?

Just look at Afghanistan and Iraq. More, more, more.I was guilty of it myself.  Commanding a small cavalry troop of about 85 soldiers in s...   [ continue reading...]

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Should we do away with Capital Punishment?

Crimes are as much about social failure as individual responsibility. Justice must be tempered by this reality   [ 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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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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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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New technology and old religion

Augmented reality is upending the interface between physical reality and human desire to shape our universe   [ continue reading...]

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Surging Corruption in Afghanistan

Associated Press reported that on April 24 “a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul that Russia was givin...   [ continue reading...]

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Nigerian Officials: Twenty-Four Chibok Girls To Go Back to School

Boko Haram, which has killed 15,000 people since 2009 in an insurgency, had kidnapped 270 girls from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria in April 2014. The...   [ 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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