China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

China ends one-child policy — but critics warn new two-child policy won’t end forced abortions

Agence France-Presse China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday, after decades of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement left it with an ageing population and shrinking workforce, heightening the challenges of slowing growth. All couples will be allowed two children, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing a communique issued by the

The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The latest GOP debate was designed just to give candidates — and viewers — something to tweet about

The Conversation The new American politics was showcased in tonight’s Republican debate. It’s a political landscape where Twitter may have as much impact than endorsements, and experience is no way to win support. US politics has long been the triumph of image over content, the domain of celebrity. Today, celebrity is created by reality TV

West Virginia man calls 911 and turns over drug hoard after hearing president’s speech on addiction

West Virginia man calls 911 and turns over drug hoard after hearing president’s speech on addiction

Travis Gettys President Barack Obama visited West Virginia last week to address the state’s epidemic drug addiction — and one man was so inspired he called 911 and turned over a substantial collection of drugs. Obama spoke Oct. 21 about reducing the demand for opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers, at a community center in

Retired Florida cop will use ‘stand your ground’ defense after gunning down moviegoer who threw popcorn at him

Retired Florida cop will use ‘stand your ground’ defense after gunning down moviegoer who threw popcorn at him

Travis Gettys A retired police officer who gunned down a married father who threw popcorn at him will use Florida’s “stand your ground” law as his defense when he goes on trial for murder. The lawyer for Curtis Reeves confirmed that the retired Tampa police captain would use the controversial law to claim self-defense in

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