Politics

September 9, 2019

Transitioning ThinkProgress

Many years ago, we embarked on a new experiment: moving ThinkProgress from an organizational blog to a progressive news site, powered by reporters and editorially independent. We are proud that ThinkProgress helped shape the conversation in this country—exposing the companies that were supporting the NRA, uncovering sexual abuse within religious organizations, documenting voter suppression, and […]
September 5, 2019

CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.

A prominent LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday that it will host a presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues next month. The event will air on CNN. LGBTQ advocacy groups told ThinkProgress that they know exactly what ideas they want to hear discussed at the town hall set for Oct. 10, […]
September 5, 2019

It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats

CNN’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn’t the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night’s marathon event teased out notable differences among Democratic presidential contenders, giving voters a taste of how each candidate might approach climate policy if elected. Two of the main issues where candidates staked out wildly […]
September 4, 2019

Kristen Stewart’s experience is emblematic of LGBTQ people’s struggles in Hollywood

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, actor Kristen Stewart, who has been romantically linked to model Stella Maxwell since 2017, said, “I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t want to work with people […]
September 4, 2019

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans have been derailed, thanks to members of his own party

Before Tuesday, it was unlikely that too many people outside his constituency of Bracknell in Berkshire, England, would have heard of Member of Parliament (MP) Phillip Lee. But, on yet another day of high Parliament drama over the seemingly-endless saga of Brexit, the Conservative (Tory) MP thrust himself into the spotlight by publicly defecting to […]
September 4, 2019

Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was a student at Auburn University. The national Republican leaders who demanded a Democratic governor resign for a very similar scandal […]

Trends

October 22, 2019

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October 22, 2019

Intuitive Kitchen Blenders – The Calphalon ActiveSense Blender Adjusts Itself with ActiveSense Tech (TrendHunter.com)

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October 21, 2019

Limited-Edition Fast Food Consoles – Taco Bell & Xbox Collaborated on a Special Console Bundle (TrendHunter.com)

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October 21, 2019

Chicken-Enhancing Canned Cocktails – This Suntory Cocktail Elevates the Taste of Fried Chicken (TrendHunter.com)

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October 19, 2019

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October 19, 2019

Beverage Brand Bath Bombs – You Can Buy ICEE Bath Bombs That Look and Smell Like Slushies (TrendHunter.com)

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October 18, 2019

Limited Edition SAXEM Watches – Hublot Has Created a SAXEM Watch Named the Big Bang MP-11 (TrendHunter.com)

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October 18, 2019

19 Luxury Watch Designs – From Hyper Minimalist Luxury Watches to Vibrating Alarm Luxury Watches (TrendHunter.com)

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October 17, 2019

Turkey-Flavored Chips – Pringles Released the New Limited-Edition Roasted Turkey Flavor (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) With the holidays around the corner, iconic chip company Pringles released a new limited-edition flavor that's perfect for Thanksgiving—the Pringles Roasted Turkey flavor. Consumers can...

Latest from the World

October 23, 2019

Scientist gets £2m decades after he invented diabetes test

Prof Ian Shanks used his daughter's toy microscope to build a prototype for the device in the 1980s.
October 23, 2019

Migrants found aboard Kent motorway lorry

A section of the M20 was closed off by police, who found nine people aboard the lorry.
October 23, 2019

Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled in U.S. Congress on digital currency, privacy, elections

Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded on Wednesday that the company's planned digital currency Libra was a "risky project," but sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers that it could lower the cost of electronic payments and open up the global f...
October 23, 2019

Wall Street treads water as chip stocks, Nike fall

The benchmark S&P 500 was little changed on Wednesday as lackluster quarterly reports from Texas Instruments Inc pushed down semiconductor stocks and the departure of Nike Inc's chief executive weighed on the company's shares.
October 23, 2019

Dennis Nilsen: Serial killer died in ‘excruciating pain’

The former civil servant admitted killing at least 15 boys and men in the 1970s and 1980s.
October 23, 2019

Cardiff City bullying investigation finds ‘significant concerns’

A Cardiff City internal investigation into claims of bullying and abuse has found "a number of significant concerns".
October 23, 2019

McDonald’s says it gets 10 McDelivery orders per second — and Wall Street agrees it’s the next ‘big frontier’ for the fast-food giant (MCD)

McDonald's CEO Stephen Easterbook said on the company's most recent earnings call that delivery is the fast food giant's next "big frontier."  The company's customers are placing 10 McDelivery orders every second worldwi...
October 23, 2019

Earning much more or less than your partner can make you resentful or guilty, but for most Americans it’s the norm

According to new data from Insider and Morning Consult, 74% of Americans said they had some sort of income imbalance with their partner before they started dating.  The survey was conducted as a part of Insider's "The St...
October 23, 2019

Alexander McCartney: ‘Thousands of new victims’ found in child abuse case

Court hears US is seeking to extradite NI student in UK's biggest ever "catfish" investigation.
October 23, 2019

39 bodies found in truck container in Essex: Live updates – CNN International

39 bodies found in truck container in Essex: Live updates  CNN InternationalUK police say 39 bodies found in Essex lorry  Al Jazeera English39 bodies found in back of truck in southeastern England, suspect arrested  Fox Ne...
October 23, 2019

Deputy shot and killed in California; two people arrested – NBC News

Deputy shot and killed in California; two people arrested  NBC NewsView full coverage on Google News
October 23, 2019

Bradford bus dog set for new home after viral photo

A kennels is inundated with calls about a dog which was photographed after getting on a bus alone.
October 23, 2019

Milton Keynes stabbings: Teens knifed in chest and back

Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice, both 17, were killed at a party in Milton Keynes on Saturday.
October 23, 2019

New Ferry explosion: Furniture shop owner jailed over insurance job

Pascal Blasio is jailed for deliberately causing an explosion that injured 81 people.