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Man Booker Prize longlist includes Paul Beatty's novel set in South L.A. and J.M. Coetzee

The British-based Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious awards for literary fiction in the world, announced its longlist Wednesday, with five American authors on the list of 13. It’s only the third year that authors from outside the Commonwealth have been considered for the prize, which...

Watch as four giant oil companies try to interfere with a California election

The oil and gas industry has never been shy about deploying its billions of dollars in resources to get what it wants from the political system. But seldom are its activities as flagrant as they are in a California legislative battle pitting two Democrats against each other. The oil companies’...

Scientists find microbiotic treasure hidden in the nose

Your mother told you early and often not to stick your finger up there. But scientists say they have reached into the human nose and picked out something really special — a potential new medicine to combat the dreaded MRSA bacteria. If the authors of a new report have their way, teams of researchers...

Meet Landon Donovan, who could be U.S. soccer's Jason Bourne

Landon Donovan. Sounds like the name of an Irish spy, doesn’t it? Picture an Irish spy who travels the world, ostensibly to play soccer at its highest levels, but all the while, gathering state secrets. Hey, someone get me Robert Ludlum on the phone. He’s dead? Wait a minute. Was it suspicious?...

UNSAFE: Eleventh Woman Rushed to Hospital from Bakersfield Abortion Facility

For the eleventh time since August 2012, an ambulance was called to provide emergency care to a patient of FPA Women’s Health in Bakersfield, CA. The incident took place on July 19, 2016. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for care. This FPA abortion center is part of a chain of 22 abortion […]

Less activism, more factivism

In today's reactivist culture, what is actual is not always factual.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: July 27, 2016

DNC’S HISTORIC NIGHT CONTINUES INCLUSIVE, PRO-EQUALITY MESSAGE: Democrats made history Tuesday, nominating the first female presidential candidate in Hillary Clinton, a leader with the most pro-LGBTQ agenda of any candidate who has run for president. Show More Summary

In 1995, Wal-Mart Pulled a “Someday A Woman Will Be President” Shirt From Shelves

More than two decades before Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated by a major political party for president, a T-shirt at Wal-Mart made a prophesy.

Indonesia Solar Market Will Accelerate After Government Decree

When in Indonesia, add a government decree to the formula for boosting solar energy, and all things begin to look more attractive to clean electricity developers and investors. Until now, the solar market of Southeast Asia has been tepid, at best. Show More Summary

Canadian premier 'not satisfied' with Husky spill response

(Reuters) - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said on Wednesday he was not satisfied with Husky Energy Inc's emergency response to an oil spill into a river that supplies drinking water, and said the western Canadian province needed to consider ways to avoid a reoccurrence.

Rage. Seethe. Boil.

[Content Note: Police brutality; death; racism. Video may autoplay at link.]Prosecutors have dropped all pending charges on the officers who had yet to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray:Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against...Show More Summary

Ethiopia: Human Rights Leadership at the UN Security Council Requires Human Rights at Home

This is Ethiopia’s third stint on the UNSC and in a congratulatory message, Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, said the election is a clear indication that the country has won the respect and trust of the world.

Trump looms over Democratic convention - one prime-time tweet at a time

Democratic convention live updates: Donald Trump asks Russia to hack into Clinton's emails July 27, 2016, 9:37 a.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, here's what to expect:• President Obama will headline the roster of speakers tonight, along with Vice President Joe Biden,...

Donald Trump invites Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails

Donald Trump dared a foreign government to commit espionage on the U.S. to hurt his rival on Wednesday, smashing yet another taboo in American political discourse and behavior. “Russia, if you're listening, I hope you’ll be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said, referring to...

Cemex to invest $10 million to cut emissions from 5 U.S. cement plants: Justice Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cemex Inc will invest about $10 million to cut emissions of harmful air pollution at five of its cement manufacturing plants to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act under a settlement announced by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

Lena Dunham: Elect Hillary Clinton Because She Thinks Abortion Should be a “Human Right”

During last  night’s Democratic convention, abortion activists ad Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Lena Dunham applauded pro-abortion Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton for saying abortion should be a human right. Dunham, of course, wasShow More Summary

Veteran Condemned to Die: Put on “Death Pathway” After Doctors Claim He Can’t be Saved

A British World War II veteran who died after being denied care at a London hospital probably would have lived if he had received the proper treatment, a new government watchdog report says. The Daily Mail reports Josef Boberek, 92, died at Hammersmith Hospital in West London in 2013 not long after he was admitted […]

NY Gov. Cuomo violated federal law in ads against North Carolina bathroom privacy: complaints

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces two legal complaints over opposition to North Carolina's bathroom privacy bill.

Pro-life activists protest DNC outside Gosnell’s former ‘House of Horrors’

Created Equal leads 'Depend Unborn Children' protests at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Virginia’s largest school district halts Obama’s unisex restroom/shower policy

The school board in Fairfax County, Virginia, delays the start of transgender restrooms.

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