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Source: New York Times

A Hunt for Ways to Combat Online Radicalization

Today 08:07 GMT

The term has often been used to describe a specific kind of radicalization — that of young Muslim men who are inspired to take violent action by the online messages of Islamist groups like the Islamic State.

“The white nationalist scene online in America is phenomenally larger than the jihadists’ audience, which tends to operate under the radar,” said Vidhya Ramalingam, the co-founder of Moonshot CVE, a London-based start-up that works with internet companies to combat violent extremism. “It’s just a stunning difference between the audience size.”

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Source: NBC News

Could John Chiang be California's first Asian-American governor?

Today 08:07 GMT

California State Treasurer John Chiang, who is running for governor, speaks at a meet-and-greet in Westwood Park in Los Angeles, California, August 13, 2017.

At the meet-and-greet, which followed his endorsement announcement, Lieu called Chiang “one of the most effective elected officials I have ever met” and said he was confident Chiang could be the leader California needs to stand up against the Trump administration — something that Chiang has shown he has the experience to do because of his role in standing up to Schwarzenegger. “California is leading the way and is also going to be one of the prime places where you’re going to see resistance to the backwards policies of the Trump administration, and right now states are taking an active role in stopping the stupid stuff coming out of the federal government,” Lieu told NBC News.

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Source: The Guradian

Anohni on Future Feminism: 'Trump is just a distraction from the core issues'

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

In February, in her first speech after the inauguration of Trump, Hillary Clinton made the declaration that “despite all the challenges you face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female”.

Three years earlier she, and four fellow artists, used the phrase “the future is female” as a central tenet of their Future Feminism manifesto, even carving it into stone for a controversial exhibition in New York that year. “She’s totally misrepresented and appropriated our work, but that’s how culture works now,” says Anohni on Clinton’s use of “the future is female” as a headline-grabbing talking point.

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Source: New York Times

Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?

Tuesday 02:27 GMT

Preliminary data from a large, new national study that is currently under review suggests that nearly 52 percent of American adults with a reported food allergy developed one or more food allergies after age 18.

Peanut allergies typically develop during childhood, and children less commonly outgrow them than they do other food allergies. They found that shellfish was the most common food allergy among adults, affecting 3.9 percent of the population, followed by peanut allergies, at 2.4 percent, and tree nut allergies, at 1.9 percent.

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Source: Washington Post

‘My actions were despicable’: Catholic priest steps down after revealing he was a Ku Klux Klan member decades ago

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

A Catholic priest in Arlington, Va., is stepping down after revealing he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and burned crosses more than 40 years ago before becoming a clergy member.

In a statement, Catholic Diocese of Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge called Aitcheson’s past with the Ku Klux Klan “sad and deeply troubling.” Aitcheson served with the Catholic church in Nevada before being transferred to Arlington, where he is originally from, church officials said in a statement.

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Source: The Guradian

Pope Francis: prioritise migrants' dignity over national security

Tuesday 16:22 GMT

Pope Francis has issued a 20-point action plan to governments on refugees and migrants to try to galvanise their response to an issue seen by the Vatican as one of the biggest global challenges of the 21st century.

In his message, Francis said personal safety and dignity should be prioritised over national security and, “for the sake of the fundamental dignity of every human person, we must strive to find alternative solutions to detention for those who enter a country without authorisation”.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump impeachment more likely than removal, California Rep. Brad Sherman says at town hall meeting

Tuesday 04:15 GMT

San Fernando Valley Rep. Brad Sherman received an overwhelming endorsement from constituents Sunday for his decision to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Several hundred attendees of a town hall cheered Sherman’s recitation of the reasons he thinks Trump has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the constitutional standard for impeachment. But he also sought to hold down expectations for Trump’s immediate removal, either by impeachment or the means provided in the 25th Amendment that allows members of an administration to remove a president in the national interest.


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