[DIGEST: Washington Post, Vanity Fair] A review of four newly documented expenditures revealed that Donald Trump spent $258,000 from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved his for-profit businesses, according to an investigation by the Washington Post. Trump’s misappropriation of the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s funds may have also violated laws against “self-dealing” that … Continued
UPDATE AS OF 11:24 AM: Authorities report that Ahmad Khan Rahami is currently in custody after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. More as this story develops. PREVIOUS STORY: The FBI has released an image of a suspect in connection with a homemade bomb that injured 29 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday evening. … Continued
[DIGEST: Motherboard, TIME] This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined several prominent human rights organizations––including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International––to launch a formal campaign asking President Obama to pardon National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden has been living in an undisclosed location in Moscow and has sought asylum elsewhere since leaking … Continued
With acid attacks on the rise, an Indian court has sentenced a man to death for the first time for throwing acid at a woman.
[DIGEST: Politico, ABC] Donald Trump’s attempt to appeal to African-American voters in Flint, Michigan, went awry when the pastor of a historically black church took the stage to remind him that he was not there to give a political speech. The pastor interrupted Trump as he disparaged Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent. A group of … Continued
A new research study shows that dogs process the words we tell them separately from the tone we use. Not only that — their cortical hardware is similar to humans.
[DIGEST: ABC, Buzzfeed] Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “a national disgrace” and “international pariah” according to newly revealed emails hacked from his private account.The website DCLeaks.com–which has alleged ties to Russian intelligence services–obtained the emails. The hack is the latest suggestion that Russan entities are attempting to influence … Continued
[DIGEST: CNN, Washington Post] Robin Camp, a Canadian Federal Court Justice faces possible removal from the bench after he asked a 19-year-old rape survivor why she didn’t do anything to protect herself during the alleged attack. The case in question took place in 2014 after the young woman accused Alexander Wagar, of Calgary, of raping … Continued
Recent polls show Trump to be trailing badly to Clinton among Catholic voters. Here’s why.
The basics on the Dakota Access Pipeline and #NoDAPL, who is involved, and what is at stake.