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PETA Shares Its Message at Opening of African American History Museum

Attendees were asked to consider that peace and nonviolence actually begin on our plates. The post PETA Shares Its Message at Opening of African American History Museum appeared first on PETA.

Teach Compassion With TeachKind’s ‘Share the World’

The post Teach Compassion With TeachKind’s ‘Share the World’ appeared first on PETA.

Worm Found in Chicken Breast: A Quick Reminder You’re Eating Someone’s Corpse

One photo can be enough to swear people off meat forever. After looking at this disturbing image, will you take the vegan pledge? The post Worm Found in Chicken Breast: A Quick Reminder You’re Eating Someone’s Corpse appeared first on PETA.

Actress Sally Phillips: “Hurts My Heart” That Moms of Kids With Down Syndrome Pressured to Abort

Actress Sally Phillips is raising awareness about the common practice of recommending abortions for unborn babies with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Phillips, who has starred in several of the Bridget Jones films, has a 12-year-old son with Down syndrome. According to the Daily Mail, Phillips said she was “horrified” to learn how often parents […]

2016 will go down in history as the first year of the rest of our lives — not in a good way.

For the first time, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere crossed above 400 parts per million and stayed there.

Pulse Shooting Survivor Brandon Wolf’s #HRCTwitterTakeover

Ahead of the the 2016 Vocal Majority Bus Tour Kickoff, Pulse shooting survivor, Brandon Wolf took to @HRC's Twitter handle for a to discuss the loss of his friend, Drew Leinonen and the need to end gun and hate violence in America. Here's what Brandon had to say in his #HRCTwitterTakeover: [View the story "Pulse Shooting Survivor Brandon Wolf's #HRCTwitterTakeover" on Storify]

Catholic Bishop: Don’t Abort Babies Afflicted With Zika Virus, We Will Adopt Them

A Catholic leader in Jamaica is offering a loving home for babies who have microcephaly amid fears that the Zika virus is causing brain disorders in unborn babies. Roman Catholic Archbishop Kenneth D. Richards of Kingston, Jamaica urged women not to abort their unborn babies because of a disability or disease but to consider giving […]

Debate watchers wanted more accountability from Trump and Clinton

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump doubles-down on former Miss Universe insults, and Alicia Machado jabs back Sept. 27, 2016, 3:40 p.m. It's the morning after the first presidential debate, and here's the verdict from our analysts: It wasn't even close. Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump.Trump reiterates...

'Doctor shopping' targeted in new law signed by Gov. Brown to curb epidemic of opioid drug overdose deaths

Essential Politics: Election day voter registration is coming with statewide database, expanded law for hands-free devices while driving Sept. 27, 2016, 3:35 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:A long overdue statewide...

Obama to nominate top diplomat in Havana to become U.S. ambassador to Cuba

President Obama has tapped a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama plans to nominate Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post. DeLaurentis currently is the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Senate confirmation...

Narcissists may start out popular, but people see through them in the long run

To build a following, narcissism works. Briefly. But if, as they say in this electoral season, you’re looking to “grow your base,” exercising emotional intelligence — expressing empathy, checking your emotions in a bid to avoid conflict, and investing in personal relationships — is a strategy that...

Moscow welcomes the (would-be) sovereign nations of California and Texas

The speaker was calling for California’s independence from the United States. Alexei Gavrilko nodded approvingly. A burly, bearded, camouflage-wearing separatist from eastern Ukraine, he said he had come to the posh Moscow hotel just outside the Kremlin to “communicate with colleagues” representing...

Mary McNamara named assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment

Mary McNamara, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for her television criticism, has been named The Times’ assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment.  McNamara, who joined The Times in 1990, has been an assigning editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, a feature writer for Life & Style...

New Trial With Adult Stem Cells Will Investigate Treating People With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Contained in a “Q&A” that ran today in the Texas Tribune is still more evidence that the truth is gradually seeping out: the wave of the future is not embryonic stem cells but adult stem cells that come from morally acceptable sources. Reporter Sarah Schroeder interviewed Dr. Charles Cox, a pediatric neurosurgeon at the McGovern […]

Gov. Jerry Brown won't ban racial profiling in stores, saying the practice is already illegal

Essential Politics: Election day voter registration is coming with statewide database, expanded law for hands-free devices while driving Sept. 27, 2016, 3:06 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:A long overdue statewide...

What you wished Trump and Clinton got asked: Benghazi, foundations, climate change

Moderator Lester Holt warned viewers at the beginning of Monday’s presidential debate that there wouldn’t be enough time to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump every pressing question. The Times asked readers what they would have liked to have seen the nominees discuss. Of those questions that...

Emmy-winner Paris Barclay produces a quick home sale in Valley Village

Emmy-winning director-producer Paris Barclay has sold his Valley Village home of nearly a decade for $1.762 million. The contemporary-style Mediterranean listed for sale early August and had an offer in hand after a week on the market, records show. Barclay bought the house in 2007 for $1.65 million....

Gov. Brown rejects plan to require family visits for jail inmates

Essential Politics: Election day voter registration is coming with statewide database, expanded law for hands-free devices while driving Sept. 27, 2016, 3:06 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:A long overdue statewide...

Update on: Campaign 2016 updates: Trump doubles-down on former Miss Universe insults and Alicia Machado jabs back

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump doubles-down on former Miss Universe insults and Alicia Machado jabs back Sept. 27, 2016, 2:53 p.m. It's the morning after the first presidential debate, and here's the verdict from our analysts: It wasn't even close. Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump.Trump reiterates...

No, Mr. Trump, the U.S. is not 'turning over control' of the Internet to Russia and China

Technologies too complex to be easily understood by the layperson can be playgrounds for unscrupulous politicians. That’s become the case with the Internet’s internal digital plumbing, which has come into the crosshairs of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and Donald Trump. Cruz and Trump, along with a passel...

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