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John Oliver Proposes an Idea to Save "Racist Voodoo Doll" Donald Trump from Further Humiliation

If there's one thing Donald Trump can't stomach, it's admitting defeat. After all, the self-declared billionaire loves to claim he's been "winning" all his life. But as the Republican nominee's poll numbers continue to tank, it seems...Show More Summary

How Donald Trump's New Campaign Chief Created an Online Haven for White Nationalists

Last week, when Donald Trump tapped the chairman of Breitbart Media to lead his campaign, he wasn't simply turning to a trusted ally and veteran propagandist. By bringing on Stephen Bannon, Trump was signaling a wholehearted embraceShow More Summary

Welfare Reform Is 20 Years Old and It's Worse Than You Can Imagine

Last year, Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi made a decision that could disrupt the lives of nearly 84,000 of his state's poorest residents. There was no public announcement or debate. It took a critical report by advocates and a swell in media coverage to alert policy circles to what was coming. Show More Summary

This Florida Community May Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika and Dengue

Genetically engineered mosquitoes may sound like a sci-fi superbug out of a Stephen Spielberg film, but these are the real deal. The altered insects are the latest approach to quell the spread of mosquito-borne diseases that claim an...Show More Summary

Cool Ghouls' Trippy Goodness

Cool Ghouls Animal Races Empty Cellar Courtesy of Empty Cellar Records Fire up the incense, dust off those love beads, and reconnect the strobe light: The San Francisco band Cool Ghouls has a fine new album of trippy goodness. Fusing...Show More Summary

The Trump Files: Donald Reenacts An Iconic Scene From "Top Gun"

Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. The dad jeans. The extra-mullet-like hair....Show More Summary

Here's What It's Like To Be a Defense Investigator in a Rigged Criminal Justice System

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Once upon a time I was a journalist, covering wars in Indochina, Central America, and the Middle East. I made it my job to write about the victims of war, the civilian casualties....Show More Summary

These Migrant Moms Are on Hunger Strike to Protest Being Locked Up Indefinitely

Nearly two dozen migrant women at a family detention center outside Philadelphia have been on hunger strike for more than a week to protest their extended confinement—and, more broadly, what they claim is the Obama administration's mischaracterization...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Wins in a Florida Court

A federal judge permanently blocked parts of Florida omnibus legislation that aimed to cut off state funding for preventative health services at women's clinics that also provide abortions, a measure that was perceived to have targeted Planned Parenthood clinics. Show More Summary

American Women Are Still Dying in Childbirth at Alarming Rates

In dramatic contrast to the rest of the developed world, the rate of women dying because of complications with pregnancy or childbirth rose in the United States by 27 percent between 2000 and 2014. During the same time period, according...Show More Summary

Paul Manafort Resigns From Trump Campaign

Two days after a campaign shakeup that left his leadership role in doubt, and after a series of damaging reports about his work with a Russian-backed Ukrainian political party, Paul Manafort resigned his post as chairman of Donald Trump's...Show More Summary

Another Rapist Escapes Prison Time. Here’s Why His Judge Hasn’t Faced a Backlash.

Last week, Judge Patrick Butler had to decide the sentence for Austin Wilkerson, a former University of Colorado-Boulder student convicted of sexual assault. Prosecutors requested prison time. In the courtroom, across from her attacker, the survivor read aloud from a raw, emotional statement about how being raped had affected her life. Show More Summary

The Trump Files: When Donald Got in a Fight With Martha Stewart

Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Donald Trump wasn't the only celebrity with a show called The Apprentice. Show More Summary

These Sunscreens Could Actually Increase Your Risk Of Getting Skin Cancer

Don't celebrate right away if you've spent a day at the beach without getting burned: Some sunscreens may actually cover up redness, leading the people who use them to spend even more time in the sun, further exposing themselves to cancer-causing...Show More Summary

Voting Should Be Easier—But Not Like This

The internet is the worst ballot box of all, according to three research and public-interest groups who are slamming states' use of online voting and urging people to protect their privacy by physically mailing in their ballots instead. "Internet...Show More Summary

Chicago's Top Cop Wants 7 Officers Fired in Cover-Up of Fatal Shooting

The head of the Chicago Police Department will ask the city's police civilian review board to fire seven officers allegedly involved in covering up the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald back in October 2014, anShow More Summary

Justice Department Plans to Stop Using Private Prisons

The Department of Justice will stop contracting with private prisons, the department announced Thursday morning. The decision comes a week after the DOJ inspector general released a damning report on the safety, security, and oversight...Show More Summary

Boy in the Ambulance: Haunting Image of Syrian Child Shows Horrors of Civil War

A chilling image of a young boy who was pulled from the rubble of an airstrike that hit Aleppo, the center of Syria's bloody civil war, on Wednesday is calling renewed attention to the war's continued devastation. The photograph, which...Show More Summary

How a Wonky Trade Pact You'd Never Heard of Became a Huge Campaign Issue

Until very recently, grousing about the pitfalls of global trade was seen as akin to complaining about the weather. One could no more stop China from dumping cheap imports than outlaw El Niño. And besides, the deluge of foreign goods would in the long run lift all boats. Show More Summary

The Despicable Way That Insurance Companies Screw Over Lesbians

Last week, four lesbian women in New Jersey sued the state after being denied insurance coverage for infertility treatments because they couldn't prove they had tried to conceive naturally. A New Jersey law from 2001 requires that insurance...Show More Summary

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