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Portland Activist Launches Reparations Happy Hour

Thursday  01:35,   24 may 2018
newsweek

“For every black, brown and indigenous person we give them $10 to acknowledge the history of everything.”A nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, is now giving out reparations to people of color at a Reparations Happy Hour[...]

Key Obamacare plan premiums will jump 15 percent next year, estimate of uninsured in 2027 rises by 5 million, CBO says

Thursday  00:26,   24 may 2018
cnbc

The increases come as President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans try to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare.The CBO also projects about 5 million more people under the age of 65 will be uninsured in 2027[...]

Police release 2,100 pages of Las Vegas shooting documents

Thursday  00:15,   24 may 2018
msn

Police in Las Vegas released documents Wednesday that they said contain dispatch logs and additional officer reports about the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.The release of some 2,100 pages of documents[...]

Skeletal remains found in park where Ark. teen vanished in 2015

Wednesday  23:51,   23 may 2018
cbsnews

Investigators have searched the park before, but returned Tuesday to search a dig up a drainage pipe where the remains were foundLITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Police in Little Rock, Arkansas say they've discovered human remains at a park where a missing[...]

Six more families sue Alex Jones over Sandy Hook conspiracy claims

Wednesday  23:30,   23 may 2018
nbcnews

Jones already faces a lawsuit in Texas related to his claims that the shootings at Sandy Hook were a staged event.The families of six victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School along with an FBI agent who was among the first to[...]

Another small-town VFW raffle tops $1 million as games grow in popularity, prizes

Wednesday  23:07,   23 may 2018
chicagotribune

The McHenry, Ill., VFW post's Queen of Hearts raffle has reached $1 million in bets and is attracting thousands of players, a few new members - and at least one critic. Hundreds of people crammed into the bingo hall for the weekly drawing[...]

Democratic voters challenge Ohio congressional district map

Wednesday  22:50,   23 may 2018
reuters

Democratic voters challenge Ohio congressional district mapA group of Democratic voters asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a Republican-drawn map of Ohio's 16 U.S. House of Representatives districts, saying the boundaries were devised[...]

CEO admits USOC didn’t wield its authority enough to prevent sexual abuse

Wednesday  22:20,   23 may 2018
usatoday

Under pointed questioning before a House subcommittee, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s acting CEO acknowledged the organization had not exercised its authority enough to enforce policies and procedures to prevent sexual abuse. Before the House[...]

These Nearly Impossible Geography Questions Can Only Be Answered by Grade-Schoolers

Wednesday  19:41,   23 may 2018
nationalgeographic

Watch National Geographic staff answer questions from the National Geographic Bee, then test your own knowledge.Each year, millions of fourth- through eighth-graders across the United States compete for the chance to participate in the National[...]

A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making “sexually inappropriate” comments

Wednesday  18:21,   23 may 2018
vox

Roland Fryer is accused of creating a hostile work environment at his Harvard lab. An influential Harvard economics professor is under investigation by the university and the state of Massachusetts for allegations of creating a hostile work[...]

Santa Fe High's disastrous year: From devastating floods to tragic school shooting

Wednesday  17:31,   23 may 2018
usatoday

Even before Friday’s shooting, Santa Fe’s 1,400 students had staggered through a year of vigils and extended school closings. Normalcy never arrived, kept out by a uniquely American series of disasters and near misses. The first came two weeks[...]

300 patients come forward in USC gynecologist misconduct case as LAPD begins investigation

Wednesday  15:26,   23 may 2018
latimes

About 300 people have contacted the University of Southern California about a longtime campus gynecologist accused of misconduct as administrators Tuesday began sharing the names of former patients with Los Angeles police for a criminal[...]

‘I Am Not Racist’: Lawyer Issues Apology One Week After Rant

Wednesday  15:15,   23 may 2018
nytimes

Aaron Schlossberg, who insulted Spanish-speaking workers at a New York restaurant, apologized on social media. One lawmaker said: “Too little too late.”The lawyer who shot to ignominy last week with a racist rant at a Manhattan lunch spot apologized [...]

Aaron Schlossberg apologizes and says he’s ‘not racist’ a week after his rant goes viral

Wednesday  11:01,   23 may 2018
post-gazette

<p>The lawyer who shot to ignominy last week with a racist rant at a Manhattan lunch spot apologized Tuesday on social media, where a video of his threat to call immigration agents on Spanish-speaking workers had first gone viral.</p>Aaron[...]

California fishmonger buys 70-pound octopus to set it free

Wednesday  11:01,   23 may 2018
foxnews

A fishmonger in central California reportedly purchased a 70-pound octopus in order to release it due to a “culmination of events,” including new research into the intelligence of octopus. SanLuisObispo.com reported Tuesday that Giovanni DeGarimore, [...]