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When rulers’ sons continue a violent or corrupt legacy

When Rulers’ Sons Continue a Violent or Corrupt Legacy

A toxic mix of nepotism and abuses has defined several sons of the Arab world’s most infamous tyrants.
Post-Michael Florida: Fear, Frustration and Life on the Edge

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, Frustration and Life on the Edge

No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight.
Mexico Beach Town Demolished by Hurricane Michaelvideo

‘Apocalyptic:’ 1 Florida Town Demolished by Michael

The small Gulf Coast community was known as a slice of Old Florida. Now it lies in splinters.

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Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing: A Dramatic Lesson on Gender Roles

Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing: A Dramatic Lesson on Gender Roles

He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite,...
Feds Seize Backpage.com, Websites in Enforcement Action

Side Effect of Trafficking Law: More Street Prostitution?

Crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry may have had unintended consequences.
As Venezuelans Go Hungry, Trump Targets Food Corruption

As Venezuelans Go Hungry, Trump Targets Food Corruption

The focus on food is deliberate, a key driver of U.S. policy toward Venezuela.
What we’ve Learned About Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings

Shame, Fear: Survivors Explain not Reporting Sexual Assaults

Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one’s life.
A Warmer World Makes Hurricanes Wetter and More Intense

A Warmer World Makes Hurricanes Wetter and More Intense

A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because...
Maria’s Death Toll Climbed Long after Rain Stopped

Maria’s Death Toll Climbed Long after Rain Stopped

In all, the storm and its aftermath took the lives of unfortunates, many of whom could have been saved.
‘Broken’ Economics for Preschool Workers, Child Care Sector

‘Broken’ Economics for Preschool Workers, Child Care Sector

There's a dire child care workforce crisis amid a booming U.S. economy.
Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

They moved across decades and changes and navigated a culture that their younger selves.
Maine’s Senator Susan Collins to Vote Against Republican Health Care Bill

McCain Helped Build a Country that no Longer Reflects his Values

Arizona Sen. John McCain – scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership – a scholar of American politics.
Sex Scandals Fester at Unhealthy Organizations

Sex Scandals Fester at Unhealthy Organizations

When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, a familiar pattern often emerges.
Climate change and wildfires – how do we know if there is a link?

Climate Change & Wildfires – How Do We Know if There is a Link?

The role of climate change is seldom mentioned in many or even most news stories about the multitude of fires and heat waves.
No, Twitter Will Not Ban Trump, Here’s Why

Tech Giants Stumbling in the Social World they Created

Tech giants stumbling in the social world they created as they make big profits by turning information into lucrative targeted advertisements.
Robots Are Getting More Social. Are humans Ready?

Robots Are Getting More Social. Are Humans Ready?

Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives?
Who Chooses Abortion? More Women Than You Might Think

Who Chooses Abortion? More Women Than You Might Think

The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialogue. But, who chooses abortion? More women than you might think.
A Lifeline for Workers Who Face Hardship Between Paychecks

A Lifeline for Workers Who Face Hardship Between Paychecks

There are products and services that allow employees to receive a portion of their pay when they need it.
Who is Q? Behind Conspiracy Theory Erupting at Trump Rallies

Who is Q? Behind Conspiracy Theory Erupting at Trump Rallies

Who is Q that is spreading like wildfire? What makes Q different and what does Q believe?
Record Heat, Fires Worsened by Climate Change

Science Says: Record Heat, Fires Worsened by Climate Change

Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again.
Americans in Blended Families Cope with Toll of Deportation

Americans in Blended Families Cope with Toll of Deportation

As the United States takes a harder line on immigration, thousands of families are fractured apart.
Democratic Socialism Surging in the Age of Trump

Democratic Socialism Surging in the Age of Trump

There's a nationwide surge in the strength and popularity of the liberal movement’s farthest left flank.
Revisiting Jimmy Carter’s Truth-telling Sermon to Americans

Revisiting Jimmy Carter’s Truth-telling Sermon to Americans

On July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter called upon American citizens to reflect on the meaning and purpose of their lives together.
Trump’s Economic Gamble: Solid Job Gains vs. Risky Trade War

Trump’s Economic Gamble: Solid Job Gains vs. Risky Trade War

From the safety of a resilient U.S. economy, President Donald Trump has lit the fuse on a high-risk trade war with China.
Cuba Slightly Loosens Controls on State Media

Cuba Slightly Loosens Controls on State Media

Cuba's Communist Party recently approved a document aimed at giving state media more ability to report news.
Boston Dynamics’ Scary Robot Videos: Are they for Real?video

Boston Dynamics’ Scary Robot Videos: Are they for Real?

If you’ve ever watched a YouTube video of a Boston Dynamics robot, you probably remember it. But you may not know what the videos leave out.
The Forgotten History of Memorial Day

The Forgotten History of Memorial Day

The holiday was Memorial Day, and this year’s commemoration on May 28 marks the 150th anniversary of its official nationwide observance.
Renda Writer: The Power of Repetition

Renda Writer: The Power of Repetition

The Miami-based artist who is painting the words “World Peace” on murals across the country and the world, is a man who believes in following his passions.
Why does the American right hate Iran so much?

Why Does the American Right Hate Iran so Much?

Now that Donald Trump has finally backed out of the Iranian nuclear deal, the rest of the world is trying to understand the thinking that went into his decision.
Why Do People Risk their Lives for the Perfect Selfie

Why Do People Risk their Lives for the Perfect Selfie?

People have been wounded and have even died trying to take selfies. Animals and heights pose danger and have resulted in selfie fatalities. Then, why do people risk their lives?
The Lynching Memorial in Alabama Evokes Terror of Victims

EJI’s Lynching Memorial in Alabama Evokes Terror of Victims

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened on the site of a former slave pen in Montgomery, seeks to explore slavery’s legacy.
Cosby’s Life of Achievement Stained by Assault Conviction

Cosby’s Life of Achievement Stained by Assault Conviction

His wildly successful stand-up concerts and albums, the smash hit TV shows, the immense comedic talent that gave him power to change pop culture — nothing is left unstained.
Barbara Bush Brought Plainspoken, Grandmotherly Style to DCvideo

Barbara Bush Brought Plainspoken, Grandmotherly Style to DC

The wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington.
In Age of #MeToo, Can There Be Forgiveness, Second Chances?

In Age of #MeToo, Can There Be Forgiveness, Second Chances?

Apologies men have made after being accused of misconduct during the #MeToo movement have fallen short of what’s needed for redemption.
Could enemies target undersea cables that link the world

Could Enemies Target Undersea Cables that Link the World?

Is Moscow interested in cutting or tapping the cables? Does it want the West to worry it might? Is there a more innocent explanation?
Wayne Huizenga, a College Dropout Who Built a Business Empire

Wayne Huizenga, the Man Who Built his Fortune from Trash

His business empire included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation, and three professional sports franchises in Florida.
Gun Background Check System Riddled with Flaws

Gun Background Check System Riddled with Flaws

It only works if federal agencies, the military, states, courts and local law enforcement do a better job of sharing information with the background check system
Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

What Swamp? Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries they worked for.
After Years of Dejection, Proponents of Gun Laws See Hope

After Years of Dejection, Proponents of Gun Laws See Hope

As young survivors immediately pleaded for nationwide action, could Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School carnage actually lead to gun reforms?
Indictment: Social Media Companies Got Played by Russian Agents

Indictment: Social Media Companies Got Played by Russian Agents

And it’s not clear if the companies like Facebook and Twitter have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.
The Complex History of ‘In God We Trust’

The Complex History of ‘In God We Trust’

The place of “In God We Trust,” and similar invocations of God in national life reflect a particular view of the United States, not a universally accepted “American way.”
How Sports Can Start a Movement

Method vs. Message: How Sports Can Start a Movement

Kaepernick and LeBron helped set a stake in the ground, declaring to athletes across all sports that their platforms could be used for more than fun and games.
More Teens Identify as Transgender in the United States

Not Just Boy and Girl; More Teens Identify as Transgender

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, new research suggests.
Castro Freezes Cuban Private Sector, Throws Future in Doubt

Castro Freezes Cuban Private Sector, Throws Future in Doubt

On the verge of leaving office, Castro has thrown the brakes on private enterprise in Cuba again, warning of the rapid pace of change and criminal activity.
Will the Unique Culture of Miami’s Coconut Grove Survive?

Will the Unique Culture of Miami’s Coconut Grove Survive?

But as new architecture goes up and its business district revitalizes, Miami’s oldest neighborhood, is at risk of losing its unique history and tropical culture.
Even Without El Nino Last Year, Earth Keeps on Warmingvideo

Even Without El Nino Last Year, Earth Keeps on Warming

Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they’ve seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.
Democratic Freedoms Waning in Under Trump

Watchdog: Democratic Freedoms Waning in Under Trump

The think tank slammed the Trump administration for withdrawing from America’s “historical commitment to promoting and supporting democracy.”
King’s Words Still Inspire Nearly 50 Years After his Death

Martin Luther King’s Words Still Inspire Nearly 50 Years After his Death

More than a half-century later, in a world full of contentious politics, one of King’s memorable quotes remains relevant. It’s from his book “Strength to Love,” first published in 1963.
Trust and Truth Under Trump: Americans are in a Quandary

Trust and Truth Under Trump: Americans are in a Quandary

Interviews across the polarized country as well as polling from Trump’s first year suggest people seek out various outlets of information, including Trump’s Twitter account, and trust none in particular.
President Trump Presidency is at Odds with Martin Luther King’s Legacy

Trump Presidency is at Odds with Martin Luther King’s Legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.
Why is El Salvador so Dangerous

Why is El Salvador so Dangerous? 4 Essential Reads

How did El Salvador become so violent? These four articles shed some light on the country’s complex crime problem. Spoiler: It’s not just about the gangs.
Why Justice is More Important than the Rule of Law

Why Justice is More Important than the Rule of Law

Rather than issues related to their work or families, respondents Americans are most worried about the “future of the nation” and the “current social divisiveness.”
The Year of #MeToo

The Year of #MeToo: A Scoop, a Tweet, and then a Reckoning

It began with a news story, and then a tweet, and suddenly it seemed like everything had changed overnight. 2017 will forever be known as the Year of the Reckoning.
Under Trump, Climate Change Not a National Security Threat

Under President Trump, Climate Change Is Not a National Security Threat

It’s a significant departure from the Obama administration, which had described climate change as an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.”
Sandy Hook 5 Years Later: Find Meaning Out of a Senseless Tragedy

Sandy Hook 5 Years Later: Find Meaning Out of a Senseless Tragedy

Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later. The Sandy Hook families have started various projects in memory of their family members.
Are 3-D Mammograms Really Better? US Puts Scans to the Test

Are 3-D Mammograms Really Better? Putting Mammogram to the Test

It’s the latest dilemma in a field that already vexes women with conflicting guidelines on when to get checked. Starting at age 40, 45 or 50? Annually or every other year?
Charter Schools are Among the Nation’s Most Segregated

Charter Schools Across the Nation Put Growing Numbers in Racial Isolation

The charter school movement born a quarter of a century ago has thrived in large urban areas, often aim to serve students who have been let down by their district schools..
Sex Cases Put Spotlight on Sex Addiction, But Is It Real?

Sexual Misconduct Accusations Put Spotlight on Sex Addiction, But Is It Real?

Is sex addiction a true addiction, a crime, or a made-up condition used by misbehaving VIPs to deflect blame or repair tarnished images?
Miami’s Iconic Offshore Stiltsville Has Even Survived Hurricane Irma

Miami’s Iconic Offshore Stiltsville Has Even Survived Hurricane Irma

The Stiltsville community is almost as old as the city of Miami. In its heyday, it attracted lawyers, judges, architects, celebrities, politicians and other professionals looking for an exclusive getaway.
How Trump Has Changed American Life

Beyond the Daily Drama and Twitter Battles, Trump is Altering American Life

The administration has left its mark in smaller ways, as well, rolling back or delaying Obama-era rules and regulations.
Anniversary of Konrad Reuland Tragedy Reminds Us of the Toll of Brain Aneurysms

Anniversary of Konrad Reuland Tragedy Reminds Us of the Toll of Brain Aneurysms

Reuland’s decision to check the organ-donor box on a driver’s license form, changed not only the course of Carew’s life but those of two other people who received Reuland’s liver and kidney.
Evidence of Global Warming is Stronger than Ever: U.S. Report

US Report Contradicts Top Trump Administration Officials: Warming Mostly Man-Made

The report also documented how different climate change-caused events can interact in a complex way to make life worse such as the California wildfires.
How Russians Hacked the Democrats’ Emails

Inside Story: How Russians Hacked the Democratic Party’s Emails

AP drew on forensic data to report that the hackers known as Fancy Bear were closely aligned with the interests of the Russian government.
Automation Has Actually Helped Create Jobs in E-Commerce

In Fact, the Explosive Growth of E-commerce Could Mean More Jobs

By accelerating delivery times, robotics and software have made online shopping an increasingly viable alternative to bricks-and-mortar stores, and sales have ballooned at online retailers.
What John F. Kennedy 2,800 Records Released Revealed

Botulism Pills, the CIA, the Mob and President John F. Kennedy Assassination

The release of thousands of records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy hasn’t settled the best-known, real-life whodunit in American history.
Alexis Diaz's Elephant with Octopus Tentacles Mural in Wynwood Walls

Alexis Diaz Paints Dreamlike Metamorphosis as Highly-Detailed Art for All People to Enjoy

Known for his impeccable attention to detail and unique style of painting, Alexis Diaz uses a hash mark style of scratchy lines similar to vintage illustrations to create meticulous compositions.
Fact Checking President Donald Trump's Tax Planvideo

Fact Check: Smoke and Mirrors in President Donald Trump’s Tax Plan

Trump promised big tax cuts and a booming economy. Let's fact check some of the claims emerging from the sweeping, nearly $6 trillion tax cut he proposed.
Will Corporate Tax Cut Would Boost Economic Growth?

Doubts Arise on Whether Corporate Tax Cut Would Boost Growth

Trump insists that slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to as low as 15 percent would free up valuable cash.
Powerful Hurricanes to Fuel Climate Talks

Powerful Hurricanes to Fuel Demands from Island Nations at Climate Talks

Island nations will be on a collision course with the United States and other rich countries during United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany, in November.
Amazon to Cut Prices on Whole Foods Staples

Benefits of Amazon-Whole Foods: Lower Prices on Food Staples, Members’ Benefits

Amazon will help Whole Foods win back customers who found "good enough" organic and natural products elsewhere - possibly at a lower cost.
Soothing the Nation? Trump Struggles Like no Other President

President Trump Is Struggling Like No Other President In Our History

Like no other president in recent history, Trump has struggled with his duties, leaving his party and his White House reeling after the Charlottesville crisis.
Republicans Assail Trump for Defending Confederate Monuments

One GOP’s Senator: “Trump’s Moral is Compromised”, Others Also Speak Their Minds

Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments. Trump has lately alienated Republicans, corporate leaders and allies with his statements.
Update: Aftermath of Charlottesville Violent Riots

Yet Another Trump Crisis: Business Backlash, Party Criticism, Country Torn Apart

Aftermath of Charlottesville Violent Riots for President Trump: mistrust, rebukes by democrats, GOP, and world leaders. White supremacists on the rise.
Logan Hicks, Urban Landscapes and Secret Love Stories

Logan Hicks Murals are Urban Landscapes and Secret Love Stories

Brooklyn-based artist, Logan Hicks, has been creating murals in the Wynwood district since 2006. His mural at Wynwood Walls in 2015 marked a new direction for him.
Black Market for Diesel and Gasoline is Making Millions

Beware at the Pump: Black Market for Fuel is Making Millions

Organized crime gangs are using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.
Gender Stereotypes Disadvantage Women Leaders

How a Job Acquires a Gender (and Less Authority if it’s Female)

Gender Stereotypes Disadvantage Women Leaders. Recent studies how how a job gets stereotyped and how gendered jobs harm us all.
Climate Change Before Our Very Own Eyes: Seas Rise and Trees Die

Climate Change Before Our Very Own Eyes: Seas Rise and Trees Die

The process has happened naturally for thousands of years, but it has accelerated in recent decades as polar ice melts and raises sea levels.
Peter Tunney Experience at Wynwood Walls

Peter Tunney Experience at Wynwood Walls: The Time Is Always Now

Lots of people a day stream through Peter Tunney gallery where painted surfboards hang from the ceiling and optimistic phrases are colorfully painted over collaged newspaper headlines.
The Affordable Care Act Still Needs Some Patchwork

The Affordable Care Act Still Needs Some Patchwork

The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help - and it needs it soon. Assurances don't look to be coming anytime soon.
#FailureFriday: The Worst Week in the Trump Administration

#FailureFriday: The Worst Week in the Trump Administration

#FailureFriday depicts worst week in the Trump Administration up to July 28. Mika Brzezinski started, twitter then put Trump's unsuccessful week on blast.
Lady Pink Mural at Wynwood Walls, Miami

Lady Pink’s Feminist Wild Style at Wynwood Walls, Provocative Street Art

Born in Ecuador but raised in Queens, Lady Pink was born Sandra Fabara. She held her own as the sole woman in graffiti among all the boys making high profile street noise.
Chester Bennington's Life Crossed New Divides

Chester Bennington’s Life Crossed New Divides and Propped Mine with Music

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park ferocious lead singer singer, died at age 41 on July 20th, the day his close friend and Soundgarden Chris Cornell would have been 53 years old.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Evolving Statements

Donald Trump Jr.’s Evolving Statements of his Meeting with a Russian Lawyer

The president’s eldest son transparency has come days after a misleading statement about his meeting and just as the New York Times was preparing to publish the emails.
Kenny Scharf Mural and Garden at Wynwood Walls

Kenny Scharf Mural and Garden at Wynwood Walls: Cartoon Cosmos Deluxe

The main key to understanding Scharf’s art is outer space and an interest in the cosmos.
What Amazon Wants from Whole Food: Data on Shopping Habits

What Amazon Wants from Whole Food: Data on Shopping Habits

The deal stands to net Amazon a wealth of data-driven insights into how shoppers behave offline.
How to Stop Kim Jong Un from Using his Nukes

How to Stop Kim Jong Un from Using his Nukes

The time for planning to live with it is upon us.Containment is hard work. To succeed, it needs three elements.
Over Half of Hate Crimes in US Go Unreported

Over Half of Hate Crimes in US Go Unreported, a New Report Says

Based on a survey of households, the report is one of several studies that aim to quantify hate crimes. Many victims don't report hate crimes because of personal and institutional reasons.
Image of the United States has plunged under Trump

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

Five months into Trump's presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49 percent from 64 percent.
David Choe Mural for Wynwood Walls: Nothing Lasts Forever

David Choe Mural for Wynwood Walls: Nothing Lasts Forever

David Choe Mural for Wynwood Walls is called “Nothing Lasts Forever”, a dead on metaphor on the impermanence of street art but also fame, success, the changing tides of sea and fortune.
Few Favor Trump Move to Ditch Paris Accord

Associated Press-NORC: Few Favor Trump Move to Ditch Paris Accord

Numbers shows a sharp partisan divide on global warming, with Republicans more likely to align themselves with the president's views.
President Trump's Cuba Policy Reversal

As Trump Cancels Obama’s Cuba Policy and Signs New One, Who Benefits?

Moving to hastily destroy Obama's legacy, Donald Trump cracks down on Cuba as he rolls back Obama policy on Cuba in front of a Cuban and Cuban-American crowd in Maimi
Shepard Fairey Mural at Wynwood Walls

Shepard Fairey Mural at Wynwood Walls Honors the Power of Men

Shepard Fairey has left his magic at Miami's Wynwood neighborhood with a prominent wall facing 2nd Avenue in the Wynwood Walls main courtyard which is all about "celebration and inspiration."
Trump's Comments Inappropriate, Maybe Worsevideo

Legal Expert: Trump’s Comments Inappropriate, Maybe Worse

Comey's recollections could provide enough evidence to build a case that the president tried to interfere with a criminal investigation.
Economy and Security Overrule Environmental Concerns

Economy and Security Overrule Environmental Concerns

Most Americans want 'aggressive' action on climate change according to a new: Reuters/Ipsos poll.
One Love Manchester Benefit Concert

One Love Manchester: Because the World is Not Afraid, Nor Divided

Sunday's Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert was amazing and an emotional tribute to the victims of the horrific attack in Manchester.
Trump-Russia Scandal

Trump-Russia Scandal: How Did We Get Here?

The Trump-Russia scandal is the subject of multiple investigations that may or may not unearth new revelations. Here's what we know has happened.
Does Trump Believe in Climate Change or Not? Aids Won't Sayvideo

Does Trump Believe in Climate Change or Not? Aids Won’t Say

You'd think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Accord.
U.S. Out of Paris Climate Deal

U.S. Out of Paris Climate Deal: Consequences, Critics, Blame, Dismay, Promises

As the U.S. is out of Paris Climate Accord by command of President Trump, what are the consequences, critics, and what is the dismay all over the world?
Global Warming, the Paris Agreement and the US Rolevideo

Global Warming, the Paris Agreement and the Role of the United States

What does the Paris pact mean for the rapidly heating Earth? Here's a guide to all things related to Global warming, the Paris Agreement and the US role.
Explaining Kushner and the Story of Back-Channel Communication

Explaining Kushner and the Story of Back-Channel Communication

Smart diplomacy or inappropriate and possibly illegal? Here's what can be understood about Kushner and the story of Back-Channel Communication.
10 Memorable Quotes from Zuckerberg's Speech at Harvard

10 Memorable Quotes from Zuckerberg’s Speech at Harvard

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard with a message on fighting inequality and taking risks in the name of innovation.
Paris agreement - Trump Tracker

The Rest of the Countries in the World Should Keep the Paris Agreement

While the groundbreaking Paris climate agreement adopted by 195 countries is on the verge of being ditched by the U.S., the rest of the world should keep it.
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