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School principal under fire after he warns parents about Black man in Starbucks

An elementary school principal in California is learning a painful lesson after sending an email to parents at a predominately white school that set off racist alarms about a Black man she saw in Starbucks and assumed was a predator. —Police say video proves white Missouri man lied about Black man assaulting him— Principal Donna ...

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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their ...

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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not ...

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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.

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McConnell: Senate Republicans May Try Obamacare Repeal Again

Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said ...

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More Rain Expected Amid Central Texas Flooding

A continued threat of flooding is forecast in parts of Central Texas as more rain is expected in the area and dams along the swollen Colorado River ...

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US Lawmakers, Activists Demand Answers on Khashoggi’s Disappearance

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo say Saudi leaders have “strongly denied” any involvement in the case of missing Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, last seen two weeks ago entering Riyadh's consulate in ...

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Rapper T.I. releases controversial video featuring Melania Trump lookalike

A clip of the video shows a Melania Trump lookalike stripping off a replica of her infamous green jacket. Her spokesperson is calling for a boycott of T.I.

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Trump Criticizes Condemnation of Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump criticized growing condemnation of Saudi Arabia and allegations it is behind the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, saying, "Here we go again with, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent," in an interview Tuesday with the Associated Press. Trump compared the case of Jamal Khashoggi, a missing journalist who was ...

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China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’

A senior official defended the vast detention network in the Xinjiang region, calling it a “vocational education and training program.”

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Whoopi Goldberg says women have told her they slept with ‘ugly men’ to advance their careers

Whoopi Goldberg is calling out women making claims of having a #MeToo moment and urged some of them to admit to sleeping with “ugly” men to advance ...

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Black Mrs. America contestants say owner called them n-word and whores ‘He told me black women need to stop having four baby daddies’

Black women vying for the “Mrs. America” beauty pageant title say they were subjected to racist taunts by its owner, who likened them to whores who have multiple babies by multiple men. —New body cam video of Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown’s ...

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Matthew Hedges: Durham student charged with UAE spying

PhD student Matthew Hedges' wife is calling on the UK Government to deny he was spying for them.

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Pompeo in Riyadh, But No News About Missing Saudi Journalist's Fate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday about the missing Saudi journalist last seen two weeks ago entering Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, but there was no immediate information on his fate. The U.S. State Department said that the country's top diplomat made it ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King ...

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Nicaragua police arrest demonstrators amid crackdown

Human rights groups are calling for those arrested on Sunday amid a police crackdown to be released.

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Trump in Florida to Survey Hurricane Michael Damage

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Florida governor Rick Scott for his efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael during a visit to affected ...

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund tells Florida schools to stop policing Black hair

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has sent a letter to the Florida Department of Education this month asking that it ban schools from enforcing racist policies that prohibit Black students from wearing certain hairstyles, such as dreadlocks, Afros and braids. The letter was sent following a Huffington Post investigation into the issue. The HuffPost ...

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Trump Says Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump told CBS-TV's 60 Minutes "I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again...I'm not denying climate change, but it could very well go back. You know, we're talking about over millions of ...

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Houston teacher fired for racist comments caught on camera

A Houston-based teacher was handed her pink slip after she fired off a racist rant at Hispanic couple following a fender bender The post Houston teacher fired for racist comments caught on camera appeared first on theGrio.

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Kevin Garnett calls Jimmy Butler’s Timberwolves drama a ‘sh*t storm’

Kevin Garnett didn’t hold back about the recent Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves drama calling it a 'sh*tstorm.' The post Kevin Garnett calls Jimmy ...

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White man who fired shotgun at Black teen found guilty

Jeffrey Zeigler, the White, suburban Detroit homeowner who shot at a lost Black teenager, was convicted Friday after being found guilty by a jury in ...

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Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace

The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to ...

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In post-Mugabe era, new Zimbabwe president facing chaotic economic situation

A financial crisis in Zimbabwe is setting off fears that basic necessities like food, medicine and fuel are running out and that the daily shortages ...

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State lawmaker Sam Park looks to build a diverse coalition in Georgia

Sam Park is the first openly gay and first Asian-American man elected to Georgia’s state legislature.

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Man who fired shotgun at black boy tells court at trial: “it slipped”

A suburban Detroit man’s claim that he accidentally shot at a black teen, may not hold up to a video shown in court during his trial which appears to show that he deliberately fired his gun in the boy’s direction, the Oakland Press reports. READ MORE: Kanye’s White House visit was the trainwreck you thought it would […] The post Man ...

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Khashoggi case sends chill through Middle East activists

The disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul has alarmed government critics around the Arab world, writes Jane Kinninmont.

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