This 1965 compromise over immigration is to blame for much of the mess today

This 1965 compromise over immigration is to blame for much of the mess today

History News Network Oscar Handlin (1915-2011) assumed a consequential role in the drafting of immigration reform legislation, beginning in the late 1940s. The offspring of enterprising Russian Jewish immigrants who re-established their lives in Brooklyn and a professor of American history at Harvard University, his book, The Uprooted (1951) received a Pulitzer Prize. We know

Bill Cosby could face charges after district attorney election in suburban Philadelphia

Bill Cosby could face charges after district attorney election in suburban Philadelphia

Alan Yuhas, The Guardian Democrat Kevin Steele won election as district attorney in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday, a result that could lead to charges against Bill Cosby in a decade-old sex assault complaint. Steele defeated Republican Bruce Castor, who had declined as district attorney in 2005 to bring charges in the Cosby case. Steele has

Ben Carson: I’m not saying it’s aliens — but scientists are totally wrong about the pyramids

Ben Carson: I’m not saying it’s aliens — but scientists are totally wrong about the pyramids

The Guardian Egypt’s pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain and were not, as archaeologists believe, tombs for pharaohs, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has said. Related: Your choices for president: an android, a creationist neurosurgeon or a postcoital cat | Frankie Boyle The retired neurosurgeon, who is seeking his party’s nomination

Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Travis Gettys Neil deGrasse Tyson debated science, religion and the existence of God with a celebrity pastor Wednesday on “The Nightly Show.” “Any time someone describes their understanding of God, it typically involves some statement of benevolence or some kind of kindness,” Tyson said. “I look out to the universe — and yes, it is

Trevor Noah recovering from emergency appendectomy that knocked him off the air

Trevor Noah recovering from emergency appendectomy that knocked him off the air

Newsweek

The Daily Show’s new host won’t be hosting the program today. Trevor Noah had an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday morning, Comedy Central said in a statement. An appendectomy is “the surgical removal of the appendix” and is “performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix caused by infection,” according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The procedure…

Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Reuters A pre-Halloween pumpkin carving party may have caused a norovirus outbreak that has sickened more than 100 students, teachers and staff at an Oregon Catholic school, a public health official said on Wednesday. Officials may never be able to definitively determine the cause of the outbreak, which prompted O’Hara Catholic School in Eugene, Oregon,

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