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US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

Thursday  10:00,   21 february 2019

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said... >>>

Hate groups in U.S. rise to new high, report says

Thursday  08:15,   21 february 2019

2018 saw the fourth straight year of growth in the number of hate groups in the U.S., according to a new report Wednesday from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which tracks white supremacists and other extremist groups. The 30 percent... >>>

Mormon church won't fight ban on gay conversion therapy

Thursday  08:00,   21 february 2019

The faith opposes same-sex marriage and sexual intimacy, but has taken a more welcoming stance to LGBT people in recent... >>>

Utah man who wanted to 'kill Mexicans' charged with federal hate crimes

Thursday  07:35,   21 february 2019

A Utah man who allegedly attacked three men and shouted that he wanted to “kill Mexicans” has been charged with three federal hate... >>>

Statue of Liberty climber scales Austin, Texas building

Thursday  07:35,   21 february 2019

The woman who was convicted last year for scaling the Statue of Liberty climbed an Austin school for immigrant children on Wednesday, just weeks before her scheduled sentencing in New York. Therese Patricia Okoumou came down on her own after an... >>>

Authorities announce Houston officer case review, FBI probe

Thursday  07:25,   21 february 2019

Prosecutors will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston officer who the police chief has accused of lying in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which officers shot and killed two residents, authorities said... >>>

This is why the Oakland teachers' strike will be different from all the others

Thursday  06:15,   21 february 2019

Oakland teachers facing gentrification can't afford to live near Silicon Valley and are about to strike. But the school district is so broke, it's facing painful layoffs while struggling to pay for students in need. The situation is dire, and both... >>>

Blackface, KKK hoods and mock lynchings: Review of 900 yearbooks finds blatant racism

Thursday  06:10,   21 february 2019

In one of the most extensive searches of college yearbooks ever, we found blackface and Ku Klux Klan photos like Ralph Northam's far beyond... >>>

Northam to skip event at historically black Virginia school

Thursday  06:05,   21 february 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he will not attend a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school. Student leaders at Virginia Union University asked Northam in a letter not to attend Thursday's commemoration of students who protested >>>

Will dolphins die in search for oil? Marine life at risk, legal action says

Thursday  06:00,   21 february 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Saying dolphins and whales are at risk in the search for oil, environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to block companies from launching seismic tests to look for oil deposits off the South Carolina coast. The request... >>>

California lawmakers propose soda tax, outlawing super-size sugary drinks

Thursday  05:45,   21 february 2019

Feb. 20-- Feb. 20--SACRAMENTO -- California restaurants and stores would be prohibited from selling "Big Gulp"-style sodas and consumers would face taxes on sugar-sweetened soft drinks under bills announced Wednesday by five state lawmakers to... >>>

Johnson & Johnson subpoenaed by DOJ and SEC, company says

Thursday  05:25,   21 february 2019

Johnson & Johnson has received subpoenas from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission related to the safety of its baby powder products, the company said Wednesday. The disclosure was made in an annual federal report... >>>

Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting

Thursday  05:25,   21 february 2019

A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners of a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility. Trevor Wehner was among five people... >>>

Sinclair Media Mentions Putting Trump on Mount Rushmore

Thursday  03:45,   21 february 2019

"The presidents on Mount Rushmore may have to make room for a new... >>>

Teacher's 'Fake News' Assignment Goes Wrong, Goes Viral

Thursday  03:35,   21 february 2019

A Texas high school teacher gave students a "fake news" assignment intended to illustrate the power of creating and distributing false information -- it resonated far more than... >>>