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C-SPAN Caller: How Do I Stop Being Prejudiced?

An anonymous C-SPAN caller made a stunning admission on a cable television program and asked its black guest a straightforward question: "I'm a white male and I am prejudiced... what can I do to change, you know, to be a better American?"...Show More Summary

Uber Loses $1.27 Billion in First Half of 2016

In the first quarter of this year, Uber lost about $520 million before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, according to people familiar with the matter. In the second quarter the losses significantly exceeded $750 million, including a roughly $100 million shortfall in the U.S., those people said. Show More Summary

Mayor Loses Race, Calls Winner the N Word

The white mayor of Midland City, Alabama posted a racist comment on Facebook after losing her job to a black candidate in this week's election. "I lost. The n--- won," wrote Republican Mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper when someone asked her how the election turned out. Show More Summary

Trump's Kids Cashing In on His Campaign

Donald Trump has so far paid $7.7 million in campaign contributions to his own companies and children, according to a filing with the Federal Elections Commission, and as the campaign transitions to the general election those payments are increasing. Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter on Presidential Elections Today

I don't think anybody now can be the nominee of the Democratic or Republican Party if they can't raise like a quarter of a billion dollars. This massive infusion of money polarizes our country. When hundreds of thousands of dollars are...Show More Summary

Goof Leaves Trump Off the Ballot in Minnesota

Donald Trump does not appear on the presidential ballot in Minnesota because the GOP hasn't met the state's criteria for having a candidate on the ballot. Under state law a party must by Aug. 29 certify a list of electors and alternate electors who were elected at a state convention. Show More Summary

Trump's Donation to Clinton Foundation Not 'Pay to Play'

Donald Trump gave more than $100,000 to the the Clinton Foundation, the organization the Republican nominee now calls "the most corrupt enterprise in political history." And while he said donors gave to get unfair access to the former Secretary of State, his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway denies that that was what Trump was seeking. Show More Summary

Trump: I Know You Are But What Am I?

Donald Trump labeled Hillary Clinton a "bigot" Wednesday night as he sought to draw African-American voters to his campaign. "Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,"...Show More Summary

Protests over Huge North Dakota Oil Pipeline

More than 100 protesters have gathered in Washington D.C. to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the western US. The $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline has prompted huge protests, notably in North Dakota where Native Americans have halted its construction. Show More Summary

Economists: Hillary Best Choice for U.S. Economy

Ben Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal: A majority of business economists in a new survey said Hillary Clinton is the best choice to oversee the U.S. economy as president. Donald Trump didn't even come in second. The National Association for Business Economics surveyed its members ahead of the Nov. Show More Summary

Reagan IRS Chief: What Is Trump Hiding?

Former IRS Commissioner Fred Goldberg: "As a former IRS commissioner and practicing tax lawyer, I understand it may be inconvenient for Trump to release his tax returns but we all know -- and the IRS has confirmed -- that nothing prevents any of us from releasing our tax returns any time we want. Show More Summary

Reich: A Single-Payer System is Inevitable

Robert Reich: The problem isn't Obamacare per se. It lies in the structure of private markets for health insurance -- which creates powerful incentives to avoid sick people and attract healthy ones. Obamacare is just making this structural problem more obvious. Show More Summary

Trump's New Immigration Plan: 'Same Thing' as Obama

After spending a few days reflecting on his immigration stances and consulting with Hispanic supporters, Donald Trump on Monday detailed how he would deal with the millions of immigrants illegally living in the United States: Enforce...Show More Summary

Strong Earthquake Strikes Central Italy

An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck central Italy in the middle of the night, destroying half of a town and claimed at least 73 lives. The quake's epicenter was 100 miles northeast of Rome at an extremely shallow depth of six miles. Show More Summary

Trump Used Campaign Donations to Buy His Own Book

Donald Trump used his campaign funds to buy thousands of copies of his own book at retail cost, simultaneously diverting donor money back into his pockets while artificially boosting his sales figures. On May 10, the Trump campaign paid Barnes & Noble $55,055, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. Show More Summary

NYT: Don't Bet on a Landslide

Donald J. Trump, after weeks of self-inflicted damage, has seen support for his candidacy in national polls dip into the 30s -- Barry Goldwater and Walter F. Mondale territory -- while Hillary Clinton has extended her lead to double digits in several crucial swing states. Show More Summary

Should Second Graders Get Homework?

A second-grade teacher from Texas has taken parenting corners of the social media world by storm with a letter announcing her new homework policy. The policy? No homework at all. In the letter, Brandy Young explains the reasoning behind her decision: "After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Show More Summary

EpiPens: An Example of Health Care Cost Insanity

Pediatrics professor Aaron Carroll, New York Times: The EpiPen isn't new; it has been in use since 1977. Research and development costs were recouped long ago. Nine years ago, it was bought by the pharmaceutical company Mylan, which then began to sell the device. Show More Summary

Law and Order DA Steven Hill Dies

Steven Hill, best known for playing gruff New York District Attorney Adam Schiff for a decade on NBC's Law & Order, died Tuesday at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He was 94. Hill was the longest-serving member of the original cast.Show More Summary

Trump Helping Putin Consolidate Control of Ukraine

In living rooms and kitchens across Russia and Ukraine, the U.S. presidential election is as riveting to TV viewers as Game of Thrones is to their American counterparts. Every time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak of Russian President...Show More Summary

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