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03/16/2016
Mashable

North Korea sentences American student to 15 years of prison, hard labor
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North Korea sentences an American student to 15 years of hard labor.

691 delegates are at stake on the Democratic side of things. Hillary Clinton looks to widen her lead over Bernie Sanders...
03/15/2016
GOP presidential race comes to a head on 'Mega Tuesday'

691 delegates are at stake on the Democratic side of things. Hillary Clinton looks to widen her lead over Bernie Sanders who was able win in Michigan last week.

Voters are hitting the polls in five states in contests that could determine whether Donald Trump is on track to win the nomination outright.

A study found the degenerative brain disease CTE in 87 of 91 deceased NFL players. Football-related injuries have also b...
03/15/2016
NFL acknowledges link between football and brain disease

A study found the degenerative brain disease CTE in 87 of 91 deceased NFL players. Football-related injuries have also been linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS.

League officials had previously said they would not take a side on the issue.

03/14/2016
NowThis

Vladimir Putin orders most Russian troops out of Syria

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Russia is pulling most of its troops out of Syria

Sunday night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took part in CNN's Democratic town hall. The even took place in Ohio. B...
03/14/2016
Clinton and Sanders blast Trump in CNN Democratic town hall

Sunday night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took part in CNN's Democratic town hall. The even took place in Ohio. Both Clinton and Sanders took aim at GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump's campaign.

Speaking at the CNN Ohio Democratic town hall, Sen. Bernie Sanders comments on the recent violence at Donald Trump's political rallies.

This is the third terrorist attack in Ankara in the past six months.
03/13/2016
Bomb blast in Ankara kills 28; Authorities suspect PKK

This is the third terrorist attack in Ankara in the past six months.

At least 28 deaths and 75 injuries have been reported in central Ankara after a strong explosion struck the Turkish capital. A bomb-laden car exploded on Sunday evening in Kizilay neighbourhood near transport hub, private broadcaster NTV reported.

Nazi-saluting Trump supporter explains herself
03/13/2016
Nazi-saluting Trump supporter explains herself

Nazi-saluting Trump supporter explains herself

Donald Trump Jr. falsely claimed that the woman shown doing the Nazi salute was Portia Boulger, a member of Bernie Sanders' campaign. The initial claim was put forth by Twitter user @voxday.

Protesters were shouting "Dump Trump."
03/12/2016
Trump rally in Chicago cancelled over safety concerns

Protesters were shouting "Dump Trump."

Donald J. Trump abruptly canceled a large rally here on Friday night as scuffles and shouting matches erupted on the arena floor between large groups of his supporters and protesters angered by his campaign.

Hillary Clinton has drawn criticism for her remarks as historical documents show that the Reagan administration largely ...
03/11/2016
Clinton comment about Nancy Reagan and HIV/AIDS draws criticism

Hillary Clinton has drawn criticism for her remarks as historical documents show that the Reagan administration largely turned a blind eye to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

As the nation mourns the former first lady’s death, those on the frontline of the 1980s Aids crisis remember something else: a couple who turned a blind eye.

An interview, taken shortly after the punch occurred with a man who appears to be the assailant, depicts him saying that...
03/11/2016
Trump supporters defend man who sucker-punched protestor at rally

An interview, taken shortly after the punch occurred with a man who appears to be the assailant, depicts him saying that the next time he encounters the protestor he may have to kill him.

Some defended the punch by invoking race, blaming interlopers at Trump rallies or blaming the liberal news media.

GOP Debate Recap
03/11/2016
'I cannot believe how civil it's been up here'

GOP Debate Recap

The urgency of Thursday night's debate for Marco Rubio and John Kasich - in danger of losing their home states to Donald Trump next week - was palpable, but the candidates largely stuck to their talking points in the early-going of what could be one of the last debates of the primary season.

Kidney transplants from any donor are allowed, study finds
03/10/2016
Kidney transplants from any donor are allowed, study finds

Kidney transplants from any donor are allowed, study finds

A large national study finds that "patients who received kidney transplants from HLA-incompatible live donors were more likely to be alive eight years later" than those who did not get a transplant or waited on one from a deceased donor. The new technique is referred to as "desensitization".

The debate was hosted by Univision and partly conducted in Spanish.
03/10/2016
Dems get testy

The debate was hosted by Univision and partly conducted in Spanish.

A day after Bernie Sanders' biggest win of the campaign in Michigan, the debate showed the candidates digging in for a race that could last well into the spring.

Companies with low growth have invested heavily in finding tax loopholes to boost their bottom lines.
03/10/2016
GM, Xerox among 27 major companies that paid no taxes last year

Companies with low growth have invested heavily in finding tax loopholes to boost their bottom lines.

Thanks to tax credits, 27 profitable companies paid no income tax in 2015. Companies with low growth have invested heavily in finding tax loopholes to boost their bottom lines.

Brandon Dillon, Democratic Party Chairman, Michigan: It's beyond outrageous that Snyder wants to take $1.2 million from ...
03/09/2016
Michigan Governor wants taxpayers to foot his legal bill of $1.2M

Brandon Dillon, Democratic Party Chairman, Michigan: It's beyond outrageous that Snyder wants to take $1.2 million from Michigan taxpayers to pay for defense attorneys over his involvement in the poisoning of Flint's water. That money should go toward replacing lead pipes and getting safe drinking water to Flint families, not for Snyder's defense attorneys.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wants taxpayers to pay his $1.2 million for legal services related to the Flint crisis. The new amount more than doubles the $500,000 he recently raised.

Sony Music Entertainment has ended its relationship with Dr. Luke.
03/09/2016
Sony to drop Dr. Luke amid 'public pressure' over Kesha

Sony Music Entertainment has ended its relationship with Dr. Luke.

According to The Wrap, Sony Music will end its relationship with Dr. Luke. The producer is accused allegedly raping Kesha, a frequent collaborator and label mate.

Willow Smith was chosen by KARL LAGERFELD to be the new face of CHANEL. In January, her brother Jaden Smith was named th...
03/09/2016
Willow Smith named new face of Chanel

Willow Smith was chosen by KARL LAGERFELD to be the new face of CHANEL. In January, her brother Jaden Smith was named the face of Louis Vuitton's spring womenswear campaign.

Willow Smith, the 15-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, has been named the new face of Chanel. She was hand-picked by Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer and creator of the fashion house.

Bernie Sanders overtakes Hillary Clinton in Michigan in surprising victory.
03/09/2016
Bernie takes Michigan

Bernie Sanders overtakes Hillary Clinton in Michigan in surprising victory.

Republicans held delegate contests in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii.

Refresh your knowledge of arbitration clauses.
03/09/2016
GrubHub/Seamless strips customers of legal right to sue

Refresh your knowledge of arbitration clauses.

If you have a legal dispute with online food delivery portal GrubHub (or its Seamless subsidiary), you will soon lose the ability to resolve that matter in a court of law.

Refusing to understand Donald J. Trump's appeal with voters and dismissing his followers as racists is an unwise course ...
03/08/2016
There's more to being a Trump supporter than racism

Refusing to understand Donald J. Trump's appeal with voters and dismissing his followers as racists is an unwise course of action.

Let us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling…

The new law fails to criminalize marital rape and provides little in the way of health support for victims.
03/08/2016
China makes domestic violence illegal

The new law fails to criminalize marital rape and provides little in the way of health support for victims.

The measure is the first of its kind in China, where violence at home is considered a private matter.

Highlights include Hillary Clinton addressing her private email server which is under investigation by the Department of...
03/08/2016
Fox News Democratic town hall recap

Highlights include Hillary Clinton addressing her private email server which is under investigation by the Department of Justice, and Bernie Sanders clarifying a statement he made during the last Democratic debate about how white people don't really understand what it's like to be poor.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. BernieSanders laid out some of their key differences Monday in a Fox News Channel town hall event in Michigan -- including Clinton springing a surprise alternative to Sander’s millennial-friendly,free-college-tuition plan.

Erin Andrews won her lawsuit against the Nashville Marriott. The stalker who filmed her had already received a 27-month ...
03/08/2016
Erin Andrews awarded $55M judgment against Nashville Marriott

Erin Andrews won her lawsuit against the Nashville Marriott. The stalker who filmed her had already received a 27-month prison sentence in 2010.

A jury awarded the Fox sportscaster Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a Nashville hotel after she was secretly filmed naked several times by an Illinois man in her hotel room in 2008, according to reports.

Some small, positive signs of change for Flint.
03/07/2016
Flint, MI replaces first lead pipe

Some small, positive signs of change for Flint.

The city of Flint received its first lead pipe replacement yesterday. According to the Wall Street Journal, the city plans to replace at least 13,500 lead lines with help from the National Guard and engineers from Lansing, MI.

#GOPDebate Recap
03/04/2016
Round 11: Let's get wild

#GOPDebate Recap

Facing vicious attacks from his opponents, Trump referred to Ted Cruz exclusively as "Lyin' Ted," shouted over Marco Rubio, and assured the audience of the size of his genitals.

Facebook, Amazon.com, Verizon and Yahoo are reportedly among those bidding for the rights to stream 18 regular season NF...
03/03/2016
Facebook reportedly bidding to stream NFL regular season games

Facebook, Amazon.com, Verizon and Yahoo are reportedly among those bidding for the rights to stream 18 regular season NFL games.

Last month, the NFL sold off TV rights to its Thursday night games to CBS and NBC. This month, the pro football league intends to sell digital rights to the same games, and it should be nearing a decision shortly on which company will buy them. The NFL’s annual owners meeting starts in Florida on Ma…

Chris Christie: So no, I wasn't being held hostage.
03/03/2016
Chris Christie holds press conference to address internet memes

Chris Christie: So no, I wasn't being held hostage.

Having endured the Internet's mockery and many, many calls for him to resign this week, NJ Gov. Chris Christie held a press conference this afternoon (timed to take place just a few hours after Mitt Romney's hail mary attempt to snuff out Trumpmania 2016) in which he assured the public that he is in…

03/03/2016
NowThis Politics

Mitt Romney 'eviscerates' Donald J. Trump in speech today at the Hinckley Institute of Politics

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"Donald J. Trump is a phony and a fraud" — Mitt Romney warns the GOP about nominating Trump

Jury selection has begun in the trial of Hulk Hogan versus Gawker. The trial is set to begin next week.
03/03/2016
Hulk Hogan and Gawker prepare to square off in the courtroom

Jury selection has begun in the trial of Hulk Hogan versus Gawker. The trial is set to begin next week.

In a courtroom on the Gulf Coast of Florida, a tan, mustachioed man is ready for a fight. He's dressed head-to-toe in black, a bandana wrapped around his head and a cross hanging from his neck. He's fought hardened foes like André the Giant and the Iron Sheik.

On Monday, migrants and refugees set fire to their tents in defiance of the French authorities who set out to remove the...
03/02/2016
French authorities dismantle Calais migrant camp dubbed the 'Jungle'

On Monday, migrants and refugees set fire to their tents in defiance of the French authorities who set out to remove them from the tent city known as 'the Jungle.'

The French authorities continued clearing the southern part of the Calais migrant camp known as the Jungle on Tuesday as police stood guard in case of a repeat of Monday's clashes.

Fortune Magazine agrees with Harvard Business Review, adding that managers who receive bonuses, do not follow the rules ...
03/02/2016
Harvard Business Review: Stop paying CEOs 'performance bonuses'

Fortune Magazine agrees with Harvard Business Review, adding that managers who receive bonuses, do not follow the rules and "prefer to avoid conflict with mediocre employees;" adding that "merit raises" are less efficient.

Harvard Business Review says companies should stop paying its CEOs performance bonuses. The general management magazine calls the action responsible for "dangerous outcomes for companies that implement it."

"I've made a huge mistake." — Gob Bluth, Arrested Development
03/02/2016
Chris Christie's face as he stood behind Trump is meme-heaven

"I've made a huge mistake."
— Gob Bluth, Arrested Development

Is Chris Christie okay? I believe that Donald Trump was talking, tonight, and that he, in fact, held an entire press conference. But it was impossible to hear him over Chris Christie's eyes. Chris Christie spent the entire speech screaming wordlessly. I have never seen someone scream so loudly witho…

"It’s important that a judge for the first time recognizes the All Writs Act doesn’t provide the lawful authority the go...
03/01/2016
Apple wins pivotal court case against FBI

"It’s important that a judge for the first time recognizes the All Writs Act doesn’t provide the lawful authority the government has been claiming in these cases. It demonstrates that when the government’s arguments are put to the test, a federal court has decided they were not actually right."
— Esha Bhandari, ACLU Lawyer

Apple today scored a major legal victory in its battle against the FBI when a Magistrate Judge in New York rejected the U.S. Government's request as part of a drug case to force the company to help it extract data from a locked iPhone. The ruling from U.S.

Super Tuesday began when several Southern states moved up the dates of their primaries to increase their influence in th...
03/01/2016
Everything you need to know about Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday began when several Southern states moved up the dates of their primaries to increase their influence in the nomination process.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to win big on a day that has traditionally marked the end of the competitive primary season.

Melania Trump: He really can have a different tone, because to build the empire and the business that he built, you cann...
03/01/2016
Anderson Cooper interviews Melania Trump

Melania Trump: He really can have a different tone, because to build the empire and the business that he built, you cannot always use that kind of a tone.

Melania Trump discusses her husband's controversial position on illegal immigration and her own path to citizenship in America.

Marco Rubio landed a few punches, finally.
02/26/2016
A nasty, vicious, kind-of-fun debate

Marco Rubio landed a few punches, finally.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio went after Donald Trump with a new level of ferocity. At one point, CNN closed-captioned the debate as "unintelligible yelling."

Last month, the Cruz campaign gave out water in Flint, but only to anti-abortion groups.
02/26/2016
Ted Cruz blocks Flint water bill in Senate

Last month, the Cruz campaign gave out water in Flint, but only to anti-abortion groups.

The Republican senator said he needed more time to review the proposal, presumably because he is busy campaigning. All other Senate Republicans have backed the bill.

This is only the second presidential election in which super PACs have been used, and it is up to the super PAC to decid...
02/25/2016
What happens to super PAC money once a candidate drops out?

This is only the second presidential election in which super PACs have been used, and it is up to the super PAC to decide as to what it does with surplus cash.

Opportunity and Freedom PAC, and its two siblings, Opportunity and Freedom PAC numbers 1 and 2, were meant to be heavyweight sluggers for Republican Rick Perry, providing big-budget support for his second presidential bid. But Perry himself turned out to be a welterweight at best.

SeaWorld stated that it has ended the practice of sending employees to pose as activists, but only did so in the past be...
02/25/2016
SeaWorld CEO admits workers posed as activists to spy on PETA

SeaWorld stated that it has ended the practice of sending employees to pose as activists, but only did so in the past because they felt there were credible threats being made towards the company.

SeaWorld's CEO admitted Thursday that the company's employees have posed as animal rights activists in order to gain an upper hand on the opposition - and pledged it wouldn't happen again.

The Superpredator theory came from a rise in juvenile homicide rates in the 1990s. Sociologists believed that a rise of ...
02/25/2016
Activist interrupts Clinton talk: 'I am not a Superpredator'

The Superpredator theory came from a rise in juvenile homicide rates in the 1990s. Sociologists believed that a rise of sociopathic, remorseless, and impulsive teenagers was to blame. Later research completely discredited those theories.

An activist asked presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton to apologize for mass incarceration and to explain statements she made in 1996 regarding 'Super-Predators."

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