Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Agence France-Presse Vote counting in Myanmar’s landmark election was well underway Monday following a massive turnout that could see Aung San Suu Kyi’s party catapulted to power and the end of decades of military control. Millions had queued the previous day to cast their ballots in an event heavy with history and filled with emotion.

Shanghai, Mumbai, New York will get hit hard by surging sea levels even at 2C rise: study

Shanghai, Mumbai, New York will get hit hard by surging sea levels even at 2C rise: study

Agence France-Presse Large swathes of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to two degrees Celsius, scientists reported Sunday. A 2 C (3.6 Fahrenheit) spike in Earth’s temperature would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people, while an increase of

Silicon Valley is working to replace mothers

Silicon Valley is working to replace mothers

Newsweek

Silicon Valley Is Working to Replace Mothers

We’re inventing the post-Mom economy, which—not to insult mothers or anything—should make us all happier and richer and finally bring us the leisurely future we were promised 50 years ago. Give it another decade and we might not have anything to do outside of work except exercise at the gym or drink 3-D-printed bourbon at virtual-reality…

Nebraska cops waited a year to press charges in rape case — in spite of witnesses and DNA evidence

Nebraska cops waited a year to press charges in rape case — in spite of witnesses and DNA evidence

David Ferguson Omaha, Nebraska authorities are under scrutiny for the prosecution of a rape case in which an unconscious 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by multiple attackers and photos of the incident were distributed on social media. According to the Omaha World Herald, the Omaha Police Department bungled the investigation into the rape and failed

Ben Carson: My biography isn’t ‘100 percent accurate’ — but ‘none of the things are lies’

Ben Carson: My biography isn’t ‘100 percent accurate’ — but ‘none of the things are lies’

Oliver Laughland, The Guardian The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson sought on Sunday to brush away growing questions about the accuracy of his autobiographical statements , implying it was not possible to be “100% accurate” when recalling events from recent history and instead blaming journalists for what he called a “political hit job”. Related: Ben

GOP women’s group leader: ‘Male violence against women’ is really the fault of ‘oversexualized’ girls

GOP women’s group leader: ‘Male violence against women’ is really the fault of ‘oversexualized’ girls

David Edwards Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the right-leaning Independent Women’s Forum, argued recently that the “oversexualization” of girls contributed to violence against women. During a roundtable discussion on PBS’ To The Contrary about the legacy of Gloria Steinem, Schaeffer said that the feminist icon’s concern about violence against women had “resonated” with her. “I

Sanders pushes back at belief that socialist is a ‘dirty word’ in American politics

Sanders pushes back at belief that socialist is a ‘dirty word’ in American politics

Reuters “Socialist” has long been a dirty word in American politics, a slur thrown at liberals that evokes Cold War-era images of bread lines, government-controlled economies and authoritarian regimes. But 2016 Democratic White House hopeful Bernie Sanders has not shied away from describing himself as a democratic socialist. In fact, his platform of eradicating income

Jeb Bush losing supporters and endorsements to Rubio: ‘Marco’s in the driver’s seat’

Jeb Bush losing supporters and endorsements to Rubio: ‘Marco’s in the driver’s seat’

International Business Times

Rubio Draws Senators From Bush

Jeb Bush’s comeback tour has yet to convince at least one key group of his presidential potential: Republican senators. Increasingly, Republicans have shifted their support from the former Florida governor to Senate colleague Marco Rubio. “Marco’s in the driver’s seat. There’s a lot of disappointment in Bush’s performance,” an unnamed Senate Republican told the Hill, one…

Ex-GOP Sen. Alan Simpson: Morality police ‘ask for Jesus while they’re diddling their secretary’

Ex-GOP Sen. Alan Simpson: Morality police ‘ask for Jesus while they’re diddling their secretary’

David Edwards Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) called out wealthy companies and conservative leaders as hypocrites over the weekend for refusing to support a $15 minimum wage even though corporations showed billions in profits each year. Speaking to KULR in an interview that aired on Sunday, Simpson said that he had learned from visiting