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|Trump attacks on press 'dangerous' and 'reckless': NYT publisher
US President Donald Trump's attacks on the press are "reckless" and "dangerous" and threaten to encourage violence against journalists at home and abroad, the publisher of The New York Times warned on Wednesday. "America's founders believed that a free press was essential to democracy because it is the foundation of an informed, engaged citizenry," A.G. Sulzberger said in a statement. Previous US presidents "had complaints about their coverage and at times took advantage of the freedom every American has to criticize journalists," Sulzberger said.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 12:52 PM
|The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 8:57 PM
|Senator Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans
"We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences including undermining the ability of Black families to build wealth in America for generations," Warren, who is white, said in a statement to Reuters. "Black families have had a much steeper hill to climb - and we need systemic, structural changes to address that," she said in the statement. U.S. Senator Kamala Harris also recently said she would support some form of reparations.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:26 PM
|France Says Internet Platforms Could Be Fined for Racist Content
President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday night told the annual meeting of France’s largest Jewish organization that a law could be presented in May in response to a recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents. “There will be an obligation for results: if the content is not taken down then there will be a fine, and a large fine,” Mahjoubi said on France Info radio.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:11 AM
|What do Millennials think about Bernie Sanders and the direction of the Democratic Party?
Nathan Rubin, Malia Fisher, Joseph Pinion and Allison Lee Pillinger Choi weigh in on whether or not Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has a chance to win the 2020 Democratic nomination.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:11 PM
|Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years
Emissions of carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming – could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years, scientists warned.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 3:17 PM
|Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids
Canada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration minister is seized with this particular case," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked if Ottawa would fast-track the immigration or asylum process to bring the woman's brothers to Canada in order to provide her with family support. The family was among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees welcomed by Canada over the past four years.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 1:18 PM
|Meet the 'New' F-21 Fighter: An F-16 On Steroids (With F-22 and F-35 DNA)?
Is this the fighter India needs?
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 8:00 PM
|Working While Receiving Social Security Disability
To become eligible for Social Security disability benefits, you must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity. "It is possible to qualify for Social Security disability benefits and still work in a limited capacity," says Nick Ortiz, a board-certified Social Security disability attorney and owner of Ortiz Law Firm in Pensacola, Florida. Read on for a look at what's involved with Social Security disability benefits, as well as the rules related to working while receiving benefits.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 10:35 AM
|Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexuality
The president expresses confusion when asked about one of his administration's own policies.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 5:54 PM