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A Thanksgiving Guide to Talking to Your Relatives About Women's Issues in the News

Affirmative consent, Bill Cosby, feminism—when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, women's-issues-in-the-news are bound to be on the table. Here's a guide to talking about some of the stickier gender issues that might come up this holiday season to help get you through.

College football rankings: The Times' Super 16

Rankman can't think of any other place he'd rather be for the next two weeks — except Bora Bora. The first playoff season orchestra is heading toward a crescendo of crashing pads and marching band cymbals. Every team in this week's top 10 faces a game it can't afford to lose. This will be...

Stanford History

Daniel Buccieri teaches World History at Venice High. "History isn't a set of answers I'm passing down to kids," he says. "It's more a set of questions and problems."Daniel Buccieri teaches World History at Venice High. "History isn't a set of answers I'm passing down to kids," he says. "It's...

Cortana picks 11 of 15 in week 12

Cortana is chugging along with a consistently better than 500 record each week this NFL season picking 11 out of 15 games correctly. Mobile cortana NFL picks nfl ai Beckham catch

Patient With Multiple Sclerosis Was Killed and Her Organs Harvested

So, this is where euthanasia leads, and how its values spread like a virus. Belgium permits euthanasia to be combined with organ harvesting. That odious couplng has now apparently spread to the Netherlands, where Dickey Ringeling, age 61, came down with a serious case of MS. Rather than live with her disabling difficulties, she wanted be killed […]

Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love

Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopané,” premiering at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based on an incident in the life of his father: a rich, complex, heartbreaking story of doomed lovers in Poland between the wars.

Mayor hikes pay for 9 city managers; others asked to go without for 3 years

Nine Los Angeles city managers are getting raises of 3% or 5% from Mayor Eric Garcetti at the same time negotiators are trying to forestall salary increases for a wide range of other city workers.

'The Babadook,' smart and dark, delivers grown-up horrors

"The Babadook" is a smart, darkly drawn modern-day horror movie of monsters, memories and mothers.

'Where They Raced' chronicles L.A. hot rod history

The documentary "Where They Raced" has made its debut on Hulu this week, and it's worth a look.

A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans

A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth.

Did Britain Ban American Pro-Life Activist Bryan Kemper?

A columnist for a British newspaper has suggested banning Priests for Life Youth Director Bryan Kemper from the United Kingdom. In a convoluted piece full of UPPERCASE OUTRAGE, Observer columnist Catherine Bennett talks about the British ban on self-described “seduction expert” Julien Blanc, and suggests some others who might abandon all hope of ever again […]

Compassion and Choices Used Name From Brittany Maynard Sympathy Card for Assisted Suicide Petition

A woman who says she signed a sympathy card for Brittany Maynard says the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion and Choices took her name from the card and placed it on a petition to legalize assisted suicide. The pro-life advocate says she never signed a Compassion and Choices petition to support legalizing assisted suicide. Iowa Right […]

US stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

NEW YORK  — The U.S. stock market eked out another record close on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy and some corporate earnings.

Director Jean-Marc Vallee is on a 'Wild' ride in Hollywood

While filming "Wild," director Jean-Marc Vallée set some de-glamorizing ground rules for his lead actress, Reese Witherspoon: She couldn't wear makeup, had to cover the mirrors in her trailer and wasn't allowed to lighten the load in the comically massive backpack worn by her...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Photos from last night’s massive Ferguson protest in NYC that shut down three bridges. No justice. No peace. What now? #FergusonNext  “Property damage and looting have been the most effective tools of social progress for white people in America.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates What Ferguson says about the fear of social media. “The transcript of the Grand […]

Tens of Thousands of Pro-Lifers Rally in Spain to Protest Abortion

Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people participated in a demonstration in Madrid protesting their government’s decision to end efforts to ban abortion except for cases of rape and incest. The theme of the pro-life march was “Every Life Matters,” and 500 buses brought people from all over the country to peacefully stand for life. […]

Lessons of the Uber Privacy Scandal

Taxi-on-demand service Uber ran into hot water last week over reports that company executives have played fast and loose with some of the location data that the service records about its customers. A couple of thoughts about the scandal: First,...Show More Summary

VIDEO: “Adoption Saves Lives from Abortion, It Saved Mine”

In the United States, November is National Adoption Month and it’s a time to reflect on the life-saving work of adoption. From infant and foster-care adoption to international adoption, everyday children are rescued from abortion, abuse and lives of suffering because they were placed with a forever family. Now a new video from Concerned Women […]

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog

You can be thankful that the air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. And if we all push the EPA, it might get even cleaner still.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant Drops Protecting Women From Dangerous Abortions

The announcement today that New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is removing Regulation 84-20 comes as no surprise. Regulation 84-20 requires that only medically necessary abortions be funded with tax dollars. Mr. Gallant made a commitment that if elected he would act swiftly to remove all remaining safeguards for women seeking to end the life of […]

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