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Christie’s Is Riding the Modigliani Market With the Sale of a Sculpture That Could Fetch $40 Million This May

The prices paid for works by Amedeo Modigliani at auction have been eye-popping for most of the past decade, with his richly colored nudes achieving some of the highest sums ever recorded at public sales. Christie’s is betting the streak...

/ April 18, 2019

Mueller Report says ‘multiple members’ of Trump transition approached foreign officials to stop UN resolution against Israeli settlements

The Mueller Report was released today, and one section reveals that “multiple members” of the Trump transition team, led by Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, “communicated with foreign government officials” in an effort to undermine the Obama White House’s decision...

/ April 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders Throws Fox News for a Loop at Town Hall | NowThis

Fox News probably didn’t expect this outcome when they invited Bernie Sanders to a town hall. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In US news today, the Bernie Sanders Fox News town hall did not go how Fox News channel might...

/ April 18, 2019

How Technologies Both Old and New Can Help Rebuild the Fire-Ravaged Notre Dame

After Monday night’s devastating fire at Notre Dame, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged that the marvel of gothic architecture would be rebuilt within five years—and that the restored cathedral would be “even more beautiful than before.” As conservation experts and...

/ April 18, 2019

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Can you share your analysis of President Trump? You have lived through so many presidents. Explain President Trump to us and assess the massive response...

/ April 18, 2019

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Can you share your analysis of President Trump? You have lived through so many presidents. Explain President Trump to us and assess the massive response...

/ April 18, 2019

Ways to Save the World

With all the doom-and-gloom studies that have come out about climate change, you might be feeling a little guilty about your carbon footprint. Did you turn off the lights when you left for work this morning? Or leave the air...

/ April 18, 2019

Barring the Mueller Report

The redacted Mueller report has been released, with Attorney General William Barr kicking off the big day at a press conference. No sense in diving right into that balance-of-powers stuff and give the report directly to Congress first, right? Barr...

/ April 18, 2019

A Scarred Nation: Ukraine Turns to a Comedian for Comfort

April 18, 2019  12:18 PM Doping tests for politicians aren't exactly standard, yet politics and sports really aren't all that different from each other. Both are defined by competition in the public arena, by the spectacle of rivalry. Ukraine would...

/ April 18, 2019

Assessing the impact of European legislation on the national level

In view of the European elections, we host a few guest posts originally published by EUfactcheck , an initiative set up by the European Journalism Training Association to foster fact-based debate on European issues. This post was written by the...

/ April 18, 2019

Road safety: Are speed cameras saving lives, and are old cars dangerous?

The number of fatal accidents in the European Union is steadily decreasing, with the exception of one member state, Malta. However, the data shows a high degree of variation: while in Romania, 98 victims die on roads for every million...

/ April 18, 2019

2020 hopeful Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) talks with voters in Georgia

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) talks with voters at a house party in Atlanta, GA about economic inequality, reproductive rights, and social justice. In 2018, 53,000 mostly Black voters had their registrations put on hold during Georgia's governor race. Just last...

/ April 18, 2019

Anthony Joshua’s US debut is in doubt as opponent Jarrell Miller ‘FAILS drugs test’ 

Anthony Joshua's American debut is in jeopardy after opponent Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller was reported to have failed a drugs test.Joshua was scheduled to fight Miller at New York's Madison Square Garden on June 1 but it emerged on Wednesday that...

/ April 18, 2019

Art Market Darling KAWS Was the Star at the Glamorous 2019 Tribeca Ball

The students of the New York Academy of Art threw open their studio doors last week, welcoming hoards of fashionable art lovers to the 24th annual Tribeca Ball. As guests lined up to enter the event, which was sponsored by...

/ April 17, 2019

Peru’s ex president Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself in the head

The former president of Peru has died after shooting himself in the head when police stormed through his front door to arrest him today.Alan Garcia, 69, was supposed to face questioning for alleged money laundering but was rushed to Casimiro Ulloa...

/ April 17, 2019

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow compared Trump’s immigration policy to Nazi Germany

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow once compared Trump's policies on immigration to Nazi Germany, it has been revealed. Kudlow made the comments in an August 2015 radio show in which he was also interviewing Stephen Moore, Trump's pick to serve...

/ April 17, 2019

Hell on Earth: The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

April 17, 2019  02:39 PM Global Societies All Articles Every evening, Melphia leaves a place locals refer to as "hell on earth" and goes somewhere even worse. To a hotel room where the curtains are always drawn. Melphia is 13...

/ April 17, 2019

Ep 9 | Legalize All the Drugs? | Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Singer

Medical doctor Jeffrey Singer of The Cato Institute sits down with Matt Kibbe to discuss the many misconceptions surrounding drug policy, and makes the radical suggestion that reducing harm, not putting people behind bars, should be our goal. Subscribe to...

/ April 17, 2019