Saudi Arabia Allegedly Tortured Women’s Rights Activists Before Khashoggi Murder

In the wake of the brutal torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, multiple reports have surfaced alleging that the Saudi Arabian government has also tortured and sexually harassed imprisoned women’s rights activists.  At least eight female activists detained in the last year have reportedly been tortured by Saudi officials while in the nation’s Dhahban Prison, according to The ...
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South Africa’s White Nationalist Rhetoric Is Thriving, Thanks In Part To Trump

South Africa’s government isn’t a huge fan of Donald Trump right now ― but to the country’s white supremacists and other extremist groups, the president of the United States is a “ray of hope.” Back in August, Trump parroted a conspiracy theory ― touted by neo-Nazis and Fox News host Tucker Carlson ― that problems with South Africa’s post-apartheid land ...
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Chief Justice John Roberts Criticizes Trump For ‘Obama Judge’ Asylum Comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” It’s the first time the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal judges who ruled against ...
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Nancy Pelosi Critic Reverses Course, Will Back Democratic Leader For Speaker

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), a critic of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), reversed course on Wednesday and announced his support for the Democratic leader to be speaker of the House.  Higgins was one of 16 Democrats who signed a letter earlier this month pledging not to support Pelosi for speaker. The Buffalo-area congressman said in June he would not back the ...
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Massive 14-Year Oil Spill Ordered To Be Cleaned As Leaks Continue

A massive oil spill that’s feared to become the largest marine disaster of its kind in the nation’s history is receiving attention from the U.S. Coast Guard after steadily leaking off Louisiana’s coast for more than 14 years. The military branch has ordered Taylor Energy Company to “capture, contain or remove oil” from the toxic site located 13 miles from ...
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American Killed On Remote Andaman And Nicobar Islands Off-Limits To Visitors

PORT BLAIR (Reuters) - An American visiting one of the islands in India’s remote cluster of Andaman and Nicobar has been killed by a group of hunter-gatherers who live there isolated from the outside world, two police officials said on Wednesday. The North Sentinel Island is out of bounds for visitors, and is home to the Sentinelese community, who allegedly ...
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Chrissy Teigen Says This Romantic John Legend Lyric Is Actually About Her Feet

Chrissy Teigen claimed Tuesday that the romantic “love your curves and all your edges” line from husband John Legend’s hit 2013 song “All of Me” was actually penned about her feet.“They’re what John meant by ‘curves and edges,’” Teigen tweeted in response to daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres’ revelation that Teigen “hates her feet.”“I have horrible feet,” Teigen had said ...
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Trump Has Saudi Arabia’s Back In Chummy Jim Carrey Cartoon

Trump on Tuesday pledged his loyalty to Saudi Arabia even if the crown prince ordered last month’s killing of Washington Post columnist Khashoggi, a critic of the regime. On Wednesday, the president thanked Saudi Arabia for low oil prices. While Carrey’s artwork seems to show Trump and MBS as buds, the president said in his statement on Tuesday, “Our relationship is ...
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Twitter Erupts Over Trump’s Low Oil Price ‘Thank You’ To Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump sparked an immediate backlash on Twitter early Thursday after he thanked Saudi Arabia for helping lower global oil prices.Hundreds of tweeters expressed incredulity at Trump’s post, which came a day after his bizarre statement that the U.S. would remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia ― even if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the brutal slaying ...
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I Left Behind Life As A Lawyer (And Everything Else) To Be A Cowgirl At Age 48

When I was in my 40s and a single mom raising three rambunctious teenage boys at the Jersey Shore, there were days I thought I’d climb right out of my skin. Sometimes a successful day of parenting is seeing your kids go to bed alive, and between their now-hilarious but then-terrifying shenanigans, my constant worry, and the stress of being ...
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