Trigger warns, safe spaces: Your guide to the new school year

25 days ago

( CNN) If it’s been a while since you went to college, or you tend to avoid Internet screaming matches, you may have missed the latest debate roiling higher education in recent years.

Like freshman orientation, the debate is back for the new academic year, politenes of a University of Chicago letter to incoming students.

At Georgia’s Stone Mountain, hikers try to rise above its racial history

29 days ago

Stone Mountain, Georgia( CNN) On any dedicated day, fitness fanatics toting water bottles and earbuds stream to Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta to test their strength and endurance. They induce the 1-mile climb to the top of the 825 -foot granite outcrop or navigate the sidewalks and trails that surround it.

Will Georgia remove Confederate monument?

Jewelry store puts up a billboard that says ‘It’s OK to hurl rocks at girls.’

1 month, 3 days ago

( CNN) Another month, another controversial North Carolina billboard.

Last month it was the infamous “Real men provide. Real females appreciate it”sign that stirred passions and protests.

This month it’s a message from an Asheville jewelry store.

911 dispatcher may be disciplined in teen’s fatal Chicago police shooting

1 month, 4 days ago

( CNN) A Chicago 911 dispatcher is facing possible disciplinary action for the handling of a frantic call from a adolescent who police shooting and killed just minutes after he phoned for help.

Christmas Eve morning, Quintonio LeGrier attained three telephone call, pleading with dispatchers to send an officer to his West Side home and repeatedly telling them that someone was threatening his life. During one of the calls, a 911 dispatcher hung up on LeGrier.

5 things for Wednesday, August 31: Donald Trump, ISIS, North Korea

1 month, 7 days ago

( CNN) Good Wednesday morning. If the newsletter seems a little different today, it’s because we’ve devoted ourselves a little makeover. Same awesome content though. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

1. Campaign 2016

SPLC issues college student’s guidebook to dealing with the alt-right

1 month, 18 days ago

( CNN) So, an “alt-right” speaker is coming to your school. What now?

You can choose to ignore it, you can choose to enlist supporting from groups usually targeted by the alt-right, or you can simply choose to hold a “joyful” peaceful protest.

Whatever you do, you should deny the speaker a “spectacle” or “heated confrontations.”

These lawmakers want to make sure you can’t have an abortion so we asked if they ever had one

2 months, 17 days ago

Image: vicky leta/ mashable

Lawmakers who are passionate about legislation that builds it nearly impossible for women to procure a legal abortion, it turns out, are not interested in discussing their own experiences with contraception and ending a pregnancy. They want to legislate the most personal selection a woman can make and yet, despite asking, we know little to nothing about their own decisions.

Last week, 77 Ohio legislators voted to ban abortion upon the detecting of fetal cardiac activity, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, with no exception for rape or incest.

We contacted every single one of those 77 lawmakers, to see if they’d answer three topics 😛 TAGEND

1. What’s your preferred method of preventing pregnancy?
2. If you or your partner have been pregnant, at what week did you learn of the pregnancy?
3. Have you or your partner ever sought an abortion?

It was a genuine effort to determine whether these legislators would be willing to publicly take stock of their intimate lives and choices as they sought to drastically limit their own constituents’ options and constitutionally-protected rights.

“I like you all very much but I would never ask any one of you to come into a doctors office with me and make any decision for me.”

Like the average state legislature, Ohio’s official records of the general assembly is 75 percent male.

By our counting, of the 77 yes votes recorded 😛 TAGEND

66 of the “yes” votes were cast by men.

11 girls, all Republican, have voted in favour of the bill.

22 women, largely Democrats and many of them women of color, resisted the bill.

Ohio Sen. Kris Jordan( R ), Sen. Bob Peterson( R) and Rep.Timothy E. Ginter( R)( from left to right ). Peterson and Ginter declined to comment for this story and Jordan did not reply to inquiries.

Mississippi tourism industry faces criticism, braces for backlash

2 months, 19 days ago

( CNN) How do you persuade tourists to travel to your nation when there’s a growing chorus of criticism over a new statute many gay rights groups slam as discriminatory?

That’s an issue the travel industry in Mississippi is facing after Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial religion freedom bill Tuesday.

Screaming, fist-banging and ‘spit on my face’: What it was like to work for Wynn

4 months, 1 day ago

Las Vegas( CNN) Steve Wynn slipped a pair of vampire teeth into his mouth and walked into federal employees session at his glittering Las Vegas casino.

It didn’t work.

The 15 merchants he faced inside the Wynn Las Vegas — all fuming over his new policy that greatly reduced take-home pay — would afterward file a complaint against him with the National Labor Relations Board, “says hes” threatened to fire them if they unionized. They told a board judge that the mogul constructed his phase by hurling a tantrum, wailing, belittling them and slamming his fist on a table.

Former cocktail waitress celebrates Wynn resignation

U.S. slams Iran for arrests of Baha’i leaders 8 years ago

4 months, 30 days ago

( CNN) The United States condemned the 2008 arrests of Baha’i leaders in Iran Saturday and asked the Islamic Republic to free them.

Iran arrested Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli, Vahid Tizfahm, and Mahvash Sabet. They were all convicted of espionage, insulting religion sanctities, and propaganda against the Islamic Republic. They were sentenced to 20 years in prison.

“We join the international community in condemning their continued imprisonment and calling upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to release them immediately, along with all other captives of conscience in Iran, ” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement issued on Saturday.

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