Reuters A Navy veteran from Colorado who identifies as neither male nor female has sued the U.S. Department of State after being denied a passport for refusing to select a gender on the application, court documents showed on Monday. Dana Zzyym claimed in a federal discrimination lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Denver
Reuters Leading hard-line conservatives in the House of Representatives said they could imagine a peaceful honeymoon with Paul Ryan if he becomes speaker of the House, as expected, provided he takes steps they favor to decentralize House power. In a group interview with Reuters, three of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus said
Agence France-Presse An unmanned NASA spacecraft is about to make its deepest dive ever into the icy spray emanating from the underwater ocean on Saturns moon, Enceladus. The tiny moon orbiting the sixth planet from the sun stunned scientists when they discovered it had an icy plume in 2005. After years of observations, NASA announced
Agence France-Presse At least 22 more elephants have died from suspected poisoning by poachers near Zimbabwes main game reserve, a parks official said Tuesday, as conservationists struggle to stem a spate of attacks. We recovered 22 elephant carcasses in the Sinamatela area yesterday and so far we have also recovered 35 tusks, Caroline Washaya, spokeswoman
Arturo Garcia Organizers of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) announced on Monday that they canceled two video game-related panels after receiving threats, Fusion reported. The festival said in a statement that it has received numerous threats of on-site violence related to this programming. SXSW prides itself on being a big tent and a marketplace
Agence France-Presse Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has stepped into the political ring, firmly backing Donald Trump in the billionaire tycoons bid for the White House in 2016. Tyson issued his endorsement late Monday on HuffPost Live, saying he would like to see a business-minded commander in chief after eight years of President
Tom Boggioni Responding to comments from a mens rights activist on a posting about finding enjoyment in sex with a wife who grudgingly agrees, the host of a website providing tips on proper Biblical gender roles agreed that keeping a woman in a constant state of fear is an appropriate way to control her actions.
David Ferguson A bar in the home town of the University of Georgia is generating controversy by featuring a racist drink a shooter called a Ni**erita, which features tequila and watermelon-flavored liqueur. Athens, GAs alt-weekly magazine the Flagpole reported Tuesday about the offensive drink which is served at the bar General Beauregards. The racist joke
Reuters Federal authorities said on Tuesday they will investigate a white deputys arrest of a black high school student in South Carolina, after video showed him slamming the teenager to the ground and dragging her across a classroom. The actions by officer Ben Fields at Spring Valley High School in Columbia on Monday drew swift
Reuters President Barack Obama will tell police chiefs on Tuesday that stricter gun control would reduce the number of police officers shot down on U.S. streets, in his latest call for reform of laws that govern the use of firearms in America. Obama is scheduled to speak at a major conference of police chiefs during
Jessica Glenza, The Guardian The American Public Health Association joins the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in a national summit in Washington DC to tackle gun violence. They describe the issue as one of the biggest public health issues facing America. But you wouldnt know it from looking at the state of gun research.
Bethania Palma Markus Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past. So goes the slogan of Ingsoc, or the English Socialist Party, the totalitarian rulers in George Orwells paradigm-setting dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The descendants of Orwell, whose name has become synonymous with mechanisms used to enforce power, are