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Senate panel shelves bill requiring employers to provide employees their schedules a week early

California politics updates: Bills in Sacramento face a big live-or-die moment, business groups play both sides in Assembly race May 27, 2016, 1:02 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Lawmakers in Sacramento...

Milestone: MNT Eliminated in Indonesia

A country has eliminated the deadly but preventable scourge of maternal and neonatal tetanus — but in 20 more, the battle continues.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell on the muddy physicality of her 'Underground' performance

Exclusive video interviews with TV stars from your favorite shows May 27, 2016, 1:11 p.m. There can be no doubt that television today offers more high-quality programming than ever before, and now it's not always even on your television. But wherever you watch it, there are so many stand-out performances...

Nepal: The Fight to Rebuild After the Earthquakes

A look at how Nepal is doing a year after two major earthquakes seriously damaged the country.

'Frozen Live' musical heats up at California Adventure

Even by the very high standards set by their Disney-princess peers, the Arendelle royal sisters are the hardest-working women in show business. Weeks before its late November 2013 debut, “Frozen” was already carrying (crystallized) water for the Disneyland resort; Elsa (Idina Menzel) debuted the...

Would you even have bootstraps without a little luck?

Is there anyone more obnoxious than the person who, in the face of gushing admiration over her professional achievements, her perfect family, her lavishly appointed home, responds demurely, “We've been very fortunate”? Yes, there is. It's the person who denies his luck and good fortune, who attributes...

Mystery of Chicago's 'Walking Man' solved, but only after he's beaten and hospitalized

Chicago knows him as "The Walking Man" or "The Walking Dude." A mostly silent wanderer of downtown streets with long wavy hair and a thick mustache who often wears a sport coat, sometimes with a boutonniere. The mystery has fed rumors for decades. He fell from a wealthy family, he once worked on...

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Kenny Loggins: "Playing with the Boys"And this masterpiece of 1986 music video feminism thus concludes Kenny Loggins week!

Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.

What’s the cost to our communities of outlawing sex work? Amnesty International’s new reports lead off with a brutal list of consequences: “Beatings. Rape. Harassment. Forced HIV testing. Exploitation. Extortion. Forced evictions. Exclusion from basic health services. Discrimination.”

60-Year-Old Woman Wants to Use Her Deceased Daughter’s Eggs to Give Birth to her Grandchild

A 60-year-old British woman is in the midst of a court battle over her late daughter’s frozen eggs. The BBC reports the mother, who is unnamed in the report, wants to use the eggs to give birth to her grandchild. Her daughter died at age 28 of bowel cancer and was never able to have […]

Hedy Epstein, Holocaust Survivor and Anti-Violence Activist, Dies at 91

We lost a dear friend this week. Hedy Epstein, who escaped Nazis as a child in Germany and spent the rest of her life fighting similar state violence in Palestine and near her home in St. Louis, died Thursday. She was 91. Born in 1924 in Germany, her lifelong commitment to anti-violence activism was formed by the brutality she and […]

‘Foster v. Chatman’ Isn’t Really Going to Change Racial Bias in Jury Selection

Let me note that the facts of Foster are so egregious that it is unlikely to have any effect outside of this one case. The post ‘Foster v. Chatman’ Isn’t Really Going to Change Racial Bias in Jury Selection appeared first on Rewire.

As they convene in Florida, Libertarians hope to capitalize on frustration with main parties

Donald Trump rally in Fresno draws protesters May 27, 2016, 12:33 p.m. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are campaigning in California. Both supporters and protesters flock to Donald Trump's rally in Fresno Meet the Chinese-American immigrants who back Trump Sanders to The Times: We have a strong...

Bernie Sanders: 'Billionaires are not going to run this country'

Donald Trump rally in Fresno draws protesters May 27, 2016, 12:33 p.m. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are campaigning in California. Both supporters and protesters flock to Donald Trump's rally in Fresno Meet the Chinese-American immigrants who back Trump Sanders to The Times: We have a strong...

96-year-old Dr. Heimlich uses his signature maneuver to help woman choking at senior living center

Henry Heimlich, the 96-year-old surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver, has used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Heimlich said he has demonstrated the well-known maneuver many times since he...

Dear Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders gave an absolutely ridiculous interview to Time about "the future of the Democratic Party," and, well, Peter Daou and I had a few things to say about that.Ahem.

Amber Heard Files for Divorce From Johnny Depp, Accuses Him of Repeated Abuse

Amber Heard has filed for a restraining order against Johnny Depp, her husband of just over a year, accusing him of repeated assaults. Heard filed for divorce early this week and, TMZ reports, arrived in court on Friday with facial bruises and abrasions that Depp had allegedly inflicted.

Only 19% of Pro-Life Voters Say Donald Trump Shares Their Views on Abortion

The past few weeks have been kind to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Several polls have shown that his favorability rating has been increasing among Republicans from a range of demographic groups. Indeed, a recent Gallup poll finds that 66 percent of Republicans now view him favorably. Furthermore, an ABC News/Washington Post poll that was […]

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