Republicans afraid of confronting Black Lives Matter on the campaign trail

Republicans afraid of confronting Black Lives Matter on the campaign trail

Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian There are few areas of bipartisan consensus in the 2016 presidential election. Criminal justice has emerged as one. Republicans and Democrats are agreed: reform needs to happen. Related: Black Lives Matter protest interrupts Clinton speech on criminal justice A landmark US Senate deal on criminal justice , which seeks to overhaul

Conservative Texas court to decide if homeschoolers can wait for the Rapture instead of teaching their kids

Conservative Texas court to decide if homeschoolers can wait for the Rapture instead of teaching their kids

Travis Gettys The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court will decide whether homeschooling families must teach educational basics to their children or be allowed to wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ. An appeals court ruled against Michael and Laura McIntyre last year, saying the Christian couple was not exempt from state education regulations. The McIntyres

‘The Harvard of pimp school’: Experts claim Milwaukee has become the hub of US human sex trafficking

‘The Harvard of pimp school’: Experts claim Milwaukee has become the hub of US human sex trafficking

The Guardian Milwaukee has become “the Harvard of pimp school” and Wisconsin is a hub of human trafficking, an expert has said in the wake of an FBI sting last month in which nine adolescents were rescued from commercial sexual exploitation, meaning Milwaukee tied with Las Vegas for the third highest number of young people

Island in Chesapeake Bay sinking due to climate change

Island in Chesapeake Bay sinking due to climate change

Newsweek

Smith Island Is Sinking Into the Chesapeake Bay Thanks to Climate Change

Twelve miles off the coast of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tim Marshall and I knife through the salty, choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in an aging white fishing skiff. It’s a clear, bright August morning, and Marshall, slugging cans of Diet Coke, steers us straight for the approximately 4,500 acres of tidal marsh that make up…

Over 300 arrested at electronica music festivals in Southern California

Over 300 arrested at electronica music festivals in Southern California

Los Angeles Times

More than 320 arrested at electronic music festivals in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — More than 320 people were arrested this weekend at two electronic music festivals in Pomona and San Bernardino, authorities said Sunday. On Saturday, the first day of the Halloween-themed HARD Day of the Dead festival at the Pomona Fairplex, 148 people were arrested, according to the Pomona Police Department. Authorities in San Bernardino…

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