Black teen attacked by school cop has multiple injuries — and is an orphan who recently lost her mother

Black teen attacked by school cop has multiple injuries — and is an orphan who recently lost her mother

Travis Gettys An influential South Carolina Democrat plans to represent a teenage girl thrown to the ground by a school resource officer — and he intends to change a state law that allows police to arrest students for being disruptive in class. Richland County Deputy Ben Fields was fired Wednesday for violating agency policy when

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Bethania Palma Markus Negative attention is better than no attention, and ‘Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is hardly short on it. But a psychologist with Yahoo Health cautioned that while his flagrant narcissism has made him a household name, it could also be his undoing. Karla Ivankovich, professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Springfield,

Topless protesters slap Missouri city with lawsuit over ‘decency’ ordinance criminalizing breastfeeding women

Topless protesters slap Missouri city with lawsuit over ‘decency’ ordinance criminalizing breastfeeding women

Bethania Palma Markus A lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two women challenges an indecent exposure ordinance in Springfield, Missouri that they say unfairly targets breastfeeding women. The ordinance has been stirring controversy, and according to the ACLU’s lawsuit, the way it’s worded could render breastfeeding children over 1 year old illegal. Along

Pope says attack on the State of Israel is anti-Semitism

Pope says attack on the State of Israel is anti-Semitism

Newsweek

While meeting with Jewish leaders at the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis reportedly said that attacks on Israel are anti-Semitic, according to the World Jewish Congress (WJC). “To attack Jews is anti-Semitism, but an outright attack on the State of Israel is also anti-Semitism. There may be political disagreements between governments and on political issues, but…

Andy Parker, father of slain Virginia journalist: Vote to save lives from gun violence

Andy Parker, father of slain Virginia journalist: Vote to save lives from gun violence

Newsweek

Two months after his daughter’s fatal shooting on live television in Virginia shocked the world, Andy Parker called on his fellow Americans to participate in elections to remove from office officials who don’t support passing gun laws to reduce violence. “I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of these lame condolences from politicians,” he said…

Lindsey Graham Praises Clinton’s Liquor Tolerance

Lindsey Graham Praises Clinton’s Liquor Tolerance

Newsweek

Republican presidential candidate hopeful Lindsey Graham pregamed for the third GOP debate in Boulder, Colorado, on Tuesday night, tending bar and mingling with journalists at the Politics on Tap event, hosted by CNN. Graham served beers and shots of Jack Daniels, and even made a toast to Donald Trump, according to political reporter Dave Weigel. And…