7 schools that shamed and punished girls and children of color with absurd dress code violations

7 schools that shamed and punished girls and children of color with absurd dress code violations

Bethania Palma Markus On Wednesday, a Georgia high school student was sent home for violating the dress code at Beauford High School by wearing a fairly conservative-looking skirt that happened to show her knees. Carey Burgess posted a picture of herself wearing a black-and-white striped sweater and khaki skirt, saying a school staffer embarrassed her when

Surgeon Ben Carson and anti-science Mike Huckabee raking in cash by hawking bogus medical ‘cures’

Surgeon Ben Carson and anti-science Mike Huckabee raking in cash by hawking bogus medical ‘cures’

David Ferguson At the Republican primary debate on CNBC Wednesday night, candidate Ben Carson made claims — which were rapidly debunked — that he had no connection to Mannatech, a Christian-run company that sold bogus dietary supplements to the faithful. However, Carson is not the only evangelical Christian in the GOP race making money by

Witnesses say police lying about fatal shooting of Amonderez Green near Ferguson: ‘It was not a suicide’

Witnesses say police lying about fatal shooting of Amonderez Green near Ferguson: ‘It was not a suicide’

Travis Gettys Multiple witnesses are disputing police accounts of the shooting of an 18-year-old man near Ferguson, Missouri — the site of ongoing protests of the fatal police shooting of another black teenager last year. Police in Normandy, which is just south of Ferguson, said in a statement that Amonderez Green shot himself in the

Obama administration warns Texas: Kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid may be illegal

Obama administration warns Texas: Kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid may be illegal

Texas Tribune The Obama administration has warned state officials that pushing Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program could put Texas at odds with federal law. Officials with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contacted the state Medicaid director on Tuesday to give notice that removing Planned Parenthood from the program “may be in

Raven-Symoné slammed for comments she made about Spring Valley High School assault

Raven-Symoné slammed for comments she made about Spring Valley High School assault

International Business Times

Raven-Symoné is back in the hot seat after she angered fans with comments she made about Officer Ben Fields violently yanking a female student from her chair at Spring Valley High School. The controversial co-host of ABC’s “The View” admitted that Fields’ actions were “ridiculous,” but said the student shouldn’t have been using her cell phone…

Rand Paul slams Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski as an ‘idiot’ and ‘partisan hack’

Rand Paul slams Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski as an ‘idiot’ and ‘partisan hack’

Washington Times

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul slammed Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski as an “idiot” Tuesday after the reporter alleged that several quotes attributed to America’s founding fathers in Mr. Paul’s newest book are fake. In the article titled, “A Letter To Rand Paul: Stop Using Fake Founding Fathers Quotes,” Mr. Kaczynski and reporter Megan Apper claimed that “Our…

A face-lift won’t help with your sagging self-esteem, study says

A face-lift won’t help with your sagging self-esteem, study says

Los Angeles Times

Here’s some eye-opening news from plastic surgeons: A face-lift may make you look younger, but it won’t necessarily improve your self-esteem. Doctors asked 59 patients who were planning to get face-lifts to answer 10 questions designed to assess their feelings of self-worth. The patients stated how strongly they agreed or disagreed with statements such as “I…

Cornered Carly Fiorina turns hostile rather than explain why she lied during Wednesday’s GOP debate

Cornered Carly Fiorina turns hostile rather than explain why she lied during Wednesday’s GOP debate

Bethania Palma Markus GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has once again failed to pass fact checking tests after Wednesday night’s primary debate. CNN’s New Day host Alisyn Camerota, confronted Fiorina on Thursday with evidence a data figure she gave during the debate wasn’t accurate, and Fiorina responded rather nastily, in a video of the exchange