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Erdogan humiliated as Turkey’s opposition secures major victory in rerun of Istanbul vote

CNN reports that unofficial results showed the Republican People’s Party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu in the lead with around 54 percent of the vote. The possible results were reported by local state news agency Anadolu after 99 percent of votes were...

/ June 24, 2019

The internet reacts to Israel Folau’s GoFundMe shut down

Above video: The Frant - Israel Folau, free speech or hate speech?GoFundMe Australia has shut down Israel Folau's controversial campaign to raise money for his legal fight against Rugby Australia, promising to issue refunds to thousands of donors.After six days...

/ June 24, 2019

Boys Soccer Team Marks One Year Since Going Missing In Thai Cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — When the 12 young boys and their soccer coach walked into a cave complex in northern Thailand a year ago Sunday, they didn’t know their lives were going to forever change. Rising floodwater quickly trapped...

/ June 24, 2019

Why We Must Honor Stonewall as a Turning Point 50 Years Later | NowThis

The events at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 were a vital turning point in LGBTQ+ history, but it wasn’t the start of the gay liberation movement. Eric Marcus from Making Gay History explains why it’s so important to honor the...

/ June 23, 2019

‘We’ve had enough’: Huge crowds in Prague demand PM Babis quit

Prague, Czech Republic - Massive crowds have rallied in Prague calling for Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis' resignation over corruption allegations.The protest on Sunday drew more than 250,000 people, according to organisers, making it the largest show of public anger...

/ June 23, 2019

How owning an Instagram-famous pet changes your politics

I must begin this article with a confession: If it weren't for my fiancee, I never would have gotten so deep into the world of Instagram-famous pets. To say that they give her joy is an understatement. Many restful slumbers...

/ June 23, 2019

US and Taliban announce new round of talks in Qatar

The United States and the Taliban are set to open fresh negotiations in Qatar as part of a bid to find a peaceful solution to Afghanistan's 18-year-old war. In a Twitter post on Sunday, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation said that "faster progress" is...

/ June 23, 2019

Istanbul mayoral re-run: Erdogan’s ruling AKP set to lose

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ekrem Imamoglu hailed the result as a "new beginning" for the city Turkey's ruling party is set to lose control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election, latest results show.The candidate for...

/ June 23, 2019

Forget local & slow, a hotter more crowded world means technology will have giant role in your food

Amanda Little’s new book “The Fate of Food: How We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World,” picks up a thread that her first book, "Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy," began. Feeling virtuous in front of...

/ June 23, 2019

How we view the women of “The View”: Come for viral catfights, stay for the substance

In case you missed it, on Wednesday morning Meghan McCain called her co-host and colleague Joy Behar a bitch. And she did it on air, on morning television, on ABC’s “The View.” McCain, who usually sits quietly during discussions of...

/ June 23, 2019

Airlines’ dirty secret: Air quality is terrible inside airplanes

Flight attendants, pilots and the traveling public have complained for decades about health effects that they attribute to poor air quality in the aircraft cabin. Yet despite years of highlighting potential risks to air safety from toxic fumes, airline labor...

/ June 23, 2019

Paternity tests are big business because women aren’t trusted

The annual ritual of Father’s Day has come and gone, and retailers are projected to be a record $16 billion richer for it. But paternity provides an enticing commercial opportunity all year round, in the form of paternity test kits....

/ June 23, 2019

Istanbul voters at polls in redo of mayoral election

Residents have been voting in the rerun of Istanbul's mayoral polls after the March 31 election was annulled.Polling stations in Turkey's largest city opened at 0500 GMT and will close at 1400 GMT, with nearly 11 million registered voters eligible to cast...

/ June 23, 2019

Rudy was Trump, and Trump is Rudy: How NYC in the Central Park Five years shaped history

Running on a platform of overt racial division and culture-war politics — and aggressively demonizing the most vulnerable members of society — a white male Republican wins a hotly disputed election, in defiance of all conventional wisdom and a rapidly...

/ June 23, 2019

Ethiopia’s Amhara state chief killed amid regional coup attempt

The president of Ethiopia's Amhara region and his top adviser were killed in an attempted coup in which the country's army chief was also shot dead, the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum told journalists a...

/ June 23, 2019

Vaccines don’t cause autism — here’s why

The debate over vaccines isn't going anywhere — which is a shame, because it definitely needs to go away. There is no good reason to not vaccinate yourself or your children. Yet thanks to the absurd belief that vaccines are...

/ June 23, 2019

Climate protesters storm Garzweiler coalmine in Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of protesters joined forces to break into the mine and march through it Police in western Germany are removing climate change protesters from an open-cast coalmine after hundreds of them stormed the site. Activists...

/ June 23, 2019

‘Not good enough’: Netball great Liz Ellis slams sport’s response to Maria Folau

Netball great Liz Ellis has slammed the sport's peak body in Australia after it refused to sanction Israel Folau's wife for re-posting his controversial online fundraising campaign.Maria Folau, who plays for Adelaide Thunderbirds in Super Netball, re-posted her husband's online...

/ June 23, 2019

Istanbul votes in mayoral election re-run

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Imamoglu supporters were angered after the March result was annulled Istanbul residents are returning to the polls to elect a mayor after an opposition candidate's surprise victory in March was annulled. Ekrem Imamoglu won...

/ June 23, 2019

Reparations economics 101

What’s most potentially transformative about Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s proposed bill H.R. 40 to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans is the no-holds-barred inquiry it promises. While the corporate news media zeros in on the clickbate of...

/ June 23, 2019

So if Trump actually refuses to quit after losing the 2020 election — what happens then?

It is somewhere on the outer edges of conceivable that a sitting president will refuse to step down if he loses his re-election campaign. Nothing close to that has ever happened before. If that scenario plays out, America could still...

/ June 23, 2019