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Source: The Guradian

New York City police take a knee at rally in support of Colin Kaepernick

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Dozens of current and former New York City police officers, including famed corruption whistleblower Frank Serpico, turned out Saturday at a rally in support of getting free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League.

“The fact that this man is no longer in the NFL has nothing to do with stats on the football field, but for taking a knee and pointing out some of the flaws that have been tormenting people of color in this country for decades,” Justice League NYC co-founder Darius Gordon told the New York Daily News.

Source: Washington Post

Everyone’s freaking out about the eclipse. But gardeners know the sun’s true wonder.

Sunday 19:05 GMT

“It’s basically a diffuser panel,” he said, likening it to the way gardeners whitewash greenhouses in the summer to reduce the sun’s energy.

In Washington, the eclipse will reach its max at 2:42 p.m. and cover 82 percent of the sun, according to the Smithsonian. Perhaps the birds will stop singing, the milk will turn, and bats will pour from attics.

Source: Fox News

Inside the minds of women who have sex with boys

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Laura Lynn Cross, 36, charged with sexual battery in Ohio after giving birth to her former student’s child, joins the growing number of women accused or convicted of having sex with adolescents.

Part of the trouble in getting people to recognize the very real damage done to adolescents and young teens who have sex with adult women is that males have to be sexually stimulated for intercourse to occur.

Source: CBS News

NFL pro Martellus Bennett is on a mission to inspire kids

Sunday 19:05 GMT

There, Bennett creates videos, writes books and comes up with ideas hoping to make kids like his daughter believe the impossible.

People don't expect you to write a children's book, or make an app, or a movie where kids can relate, and they love it, and it's really, really, really, really good," Bennett said. "The great thing about football is that gives you a platform where you can make a bigger impact to stand on," he said.

Source: Common Domain

Dick Gregory, who rose from poverty to become a groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

Monday 06:59 GMT

Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to civil rights and other social justice issues, died Saturday.

“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC.,” his son Christian Gregory wrote.

Source: Fox News

Kaepernick supporters call for NFL boycott

Monday 06:59 GMT

The NAACP called for a boycott of NFL games until Kaepernick gets an equal opportunity at making a roster for the upcoming season.

His backers say NFL team owners have blackballed Kaepernick because he staged a one-man protest last season on behalf of African-Americans and other minorities – by kneeling instead of standing for the national anthem before each week’s game. But critics have said his refusal to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” has been disrespectful to the nation and its service members.

Source: The Guradian

When surgery is just a stitch-up

Monday 06:59 GMT

“Nobody is suggesting that a liver transplant, cancer surgery or a cataract operation is ineffective or down to placebo,” says Andy Carr, a professor of surgery at the University of Oxford.

“Once you accept that some or all of the effect of the surgery you are doing is down to placebo, but you carry on doing it anyway, you have removed the only barrier between mainstream medicine and alternative medicine,” says Ian Harris, a professor of surgery at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. “You can no longer say, as a doctor, that homeopathy is rubbish because you’re doing the same thing.”

Source: BBC

England v West Indies: Michael Vaughan says series will be 'sad to watch'

Monday 06:59 GMT

The remainder of England's series against West Indies will be "sad to watch", says former England captain Michael Vaughan.

"There are a lot of young players in the West Indies side and you need to give them time, but I find it difficult to think they can go on without any senior players," said Vaughan, who captained England in 51 of his 82 Tests. However, their decline from the all-conquering side of the 1980s can be traced back to the mid-1990s - they have not won a series away from home against a team other than Bangladesh and Zimbabwe since 1995.

Source: Common Domain

DeVos throws lifeline to 800 college programs Obama found questionable

Sunday 20:00 GMT

If the Department of Education decides career-training programs don’t adequately prepare their students for employment, those programs can now dispute the agency’s findings with their own data with no baseline requirements as to the size of the sample — as long as DeVos deems them to be reliable metrics.

“We really needed this rule to be able to say, ‘At least there’s something ensuring our taxpayer dollars are being spent at programs that actually help students,’” said Jennifer Wang, the director of the D.C. office for the Institute of College Access and Success, a nonprofit that promotes college access. “We can’t be wasting taxpayer dollars on overpriced ineffective programs that don’t prepare students for employment if that’s the purpose of the program,” Wang added.

Source: Common Domain

Before I left for school back East, she sent me a text: She just wanted to be friends

Sunday 20:00 GMT

I wasn’t looking for a serious relationship after I graduated high school, so I guess you could say that what we had was nothing more than a summer fling.

I wasn’t exactly trolling for men when I attended my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, but I’d heard on good authority that a particular 12-step meeting near my home in Venice was the place to meet people on the Westside. I wasn’t exactly trolling for men when I attended my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, but I’d heard on good authority that a particular 12-step meeting near my home in Venice was the place to meet people on the Westside.

Source: Common Domain

41,000 former for-profit college students could be eligible for student loan forgiveness

Sunday 20:00 GMT

Tens of thousands of students who attended Corinthian Colleges, a now-defunct for-profit college chain, could be eligible for student loan relief.

About 41,000 students could be eligible for debt relief under the agreement, which is subject to approval by a U.S. District Court judge in Oregon, where Aequitas was based. “Tens of thousands of Corinthian students were harmed by the predatory lending scheme funded by Aequitas, turning dreams of higher education into a nightmare,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a statement.

Source: ABC News

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors amid boycott threat; center is 'grateful'

Sunday 13:33 GMT

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the nation's highest-profile event honoring performing artists, after some awardees threatened to boycott a pre-ceremony reception at the White House.

Past presidents have used the Kennedy Center Honors, now in its 40th year, as an opportunity to honor storied artists and entertainers with the White House reception followed by the president's attendance at a black-tie ceremony at the Kennedy Center.

Source: Common Domain

In Their Own Words: What Some of the Charlottesville Rally Participants Stand For

Sunday 13:33 GMT

It is our creation, it is our inheritance and it belongs to us.”. Founder of Identity Evropa, a white separatist group that endorses racial segregation.

“This is only the beginning, believe me - Whitey is done being pushed around by Marxist/Anarchist/Leftist anti-White scum, time for pushback!” President of League of the South, a "Southern nationalist organization that seeks the survival, well being and independence of the Southern people.". “There is a war against you, white men and white women, on the streets of our cities.”

Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A 19th Century Swiss Chateau Uniquely Located On Lake Geneva

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Target revises reporting, after SEC calls out non-GAAP gross margin

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Contact sports can alter the brains of even young, healthy athletes: study

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds

Today 09:01 GMT

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