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|Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People
WASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 12:10 PM
|Fusion GPS testimony shows potential crimes
Rachel Maddow reads some of the highlights of the newly released transcript of the House Intelligence Committee testimony of Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 2:46 PM
|The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visiting
Democrats, especially women, have been organizing ever since last year’s election. And they think they have a chance to take the seat in this heavily Republican district.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 2:00 PM
|Pope Francis Performs Impromptu Wedding Ceremony Aboard Papal Plane
Two flight attendants on Pope Francis’ papal plane were treated to first-class service on Thursday when the pope helped them officially tie the knot.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 11:12 AM
|California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year
The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 10:53 AM
|House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years
Last month, with a deportation order hanging over his head, Amer Othman Adi, 57, and his family were making preparations to leave their life in Youngstown, Ohio, willingly.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 7:02 PM
|Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in Syria
Sen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was “unacceptable” absent a vote in Congress.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 2:46 PM
|Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots
RATON, N.M. (AP) — Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board:
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 8:47 PM
|Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families
Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25. And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s. Families have changed significantly since the 1970s Credit: Fox Photos Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years. Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters “Age definitions are always arbitrary,” she said, but “our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted.” “The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays.” However other academics argued that just because young people were unmarried or still in education did not mean they were not fully functioning adults. But Dr Jan Macvarish, a parenting sociologist at the University of Kent, told the BBC: “There is nothing inevitably infantilising about spending your early 20s in higher education or experimenting in the world of work. “Society should maintain the highest possible expectations of the next generation.” Prof Sawyer also admits there could be downsides to he plan, particularly if youngsters were no longer seen as responsible or capable of full engagement in society until they were 24. "Such a view would risk disenfranchising adolescents and undermines their rights to fully participate in society," she added.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 10:00 AM
|Mattis unveils new National Defense strategy
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the National Defense Strategy today that focuses on China and Russia as the biggest challenges to the U.S.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:43 AM