Politics

June 22, 2019

The 2020 candidates finally had to answer activists’ questions about abortion. Here’s what they said

Reproductive freedom activists have long wanted a forum dedicated to abortion. On Saturday, they got one. Planned Parenthood hosted 20 Democrats running for president at the University of South Carolina, where activists questioned candidates about their record and vision on the issue. During the day-long event, candidates demonstrated their understanding of abortion — whether they […]
June 22, 2019

Immigrant detention center conditions are ‘inhumane,’ according to UN military standards

The Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children detained at the border — specifically, conditions that make it impossible for children to sleep — is considered inhumane under international military law. A U.S. Justice Department attorney argued in federal court on Tuesday that the government does not need to provide migrant children in custody with soap, […]
July 25, 2018

Sandy Hook parents criticize Facebook for allowing conspiracy theorists to push false content

The parents of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, who was killed in the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, penned an open letter in The Guardian Wednesday condemning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for failing to effectively stop those spreading hoaxes and conspiracies on the social media platform. The couple detailed how they were forced to live in […]
July 25, 2018

Democrat Beto O’Rourke calls Abolish ICE movement ‘a bumper sticker’

“Abolish ICE” is just slogan and eliminating the deportation agency will not accomplish anything of importance, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said on a recent podcast. “Abolishing ICE does nothing to resolve any…issues,” O’Rourke, who is challenging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his Senate seat this November, said on ABC Radio’s Powerhouse Politics Podcast Wednesday. “It is the […]
July 25, 2018

Remember that case arguing Trump violated the Constitution? It’s moving forward.

The lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia arguing President Donald Trump’s continuing business with foreign governments violates the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution moved forward on Wednesday. According to a ruling first reported by the Washington Post, U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte rejected Trump’s effort to stop […]
July 25, 2018

Trump administration to stop collecting money from companies that damage public lands

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will no longer require oil and gas companies, land developers, and other companies to pay into government funds set up to offset damage they do to natural resources and wildlife habitats when operating on public lands. Prior to the Trump administration’s change in policy, the […]

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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July 25, 2018

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Latest from the World

June 26, 2019

Ballymurphy inquest: Senior ex-para ‘does not recall deaths’

Lt Col Derek Wilford was a commander of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment in the 1970s.
June 26, 2019

Marc Marshall: Man who poured acid on himself in court dies

Marc Marshall poured a noxious substance on to his face after being sentenced for fraud offences.
June 26, 2019

Labour anti-Semitism row: Chris Williamson allowed back into party

Chris Williamson was suspended after saying the party had been "too apologetic" over allegations.
June 26, 2019

Food trust ‘undermined’ by delivery firms over hygiene

Hundreds of takeaways with poor hygiene ratings were listed on Just Eat and Deliveroo in May, the BBC finds.
June 26, 2019

Prince William: ‘I’d support my child if they were gay’

But the duke admitted he would be "nervous" about the pressures a gay royal might face.
June 26, 2019

Kos death: Theo Treharne-Jones’ parents ‘woke to screams’

Theo Treharne-Jones died in hospital after being found in a pool at a resort on the Greek island.
June 26, 2019

Flat-pack home? Ikea moves in on UK housing

The Swedish company's joint venture BoKlok is working with Worthing council to build affordable homes.
June 26, 2019

Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Ripon school canteen food

A review is taking place of which foods were consumed by staff and students at the school.
June 26, 2019

Futures bounce on trade hopes, Micron results

U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States and China were close to reaching a trade deal, with strong results from chipmaker Micron adding to the upbeat mood.
June 26, 2019

U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use

The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administr...
June 26, 2019

Former Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott to quit Holyrood

Tavish Scott's resignation will mean a by-election in the Shetland constituency, long held by the Lib Dems.
June 26, 2019

Migrants found in refrigerated lorry in Surrey

Two children were among a group of 12 people found in the vehicle, which was stopped near Ripley.
June 26, 2019

HTC’s Cosmos VR headset features a sharper display and six tracking cameras

HTC revealed back in January that its forthcoming VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will be designed with comfort and accessibility in mind. Now, the company has unveiled a few more details about the device. Major features include a vented front de...
June 26, 2019

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