Holocaust Survivor and Human Rights Activist Hedy Epstein Dies at 91

by Dianne Lee - Always stay human, the long-time activist believed, and never be a bystander ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, ...

Iraqi Forces 'Closing in' on ISIL-Held Fallujah

Iraqi defence ministry says it has isolated Fallujah and completed first phase of campaign to retake city from ISIL Iraqi forces have surrounded ...

With Endangered Species Act Under Attack, Obama Manages to Score 99 Wildlife Wins

by MARY ELLEN KUSTIN - As part of a final-year push to tackle major environmental challenges, the Obama Administration appears to be doubling ...

Toronto Police Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

by Johnny Green - Thursday was a sad day in Toronto as Toronto Police cracked down on several medical marijuana dispensaries as part of ‘Project ...

A homeless man sits covered in snow early on March 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. A messy Monday is in store for millions along the East Coast, with winter weather advisories warning of a mixture of snow and rain for Washington, DC, Philadelphia, metropolitan New York and parts of northeast New Jersey. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIERKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT:

New York City Homeless Take Action Against Police Efforts To Break Up Their Communities

by BRYCE COVERT - Last summer, the New York Police Department (NYPD) began a concerted effort to target a growing community of homeless people ...

At Least One Republican Is Taking A Stand Against Donald Trump

by AARON RUPAR - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are among the prominent ...

The Myth Of Donald Trump’s ‘Straight Talk’

by JUDD LEGUM - Donald Trump has, purportedly, captured the Republican nomination on the strength of his “straight talk” and his willingness to “give ...

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin attends the third day of his trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, April 16, 2015, on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune) ORG XMIT: 2425575

When a Killer Cop Retires: The Resignation of Dante Servin

by Martinez Sutton, Aislinn Pulley and Kelly Hayes, Truthout | Op-Ed - On May 19, organizers and community members around the United States engaged ...

Holocaust Survivor and Human Rights Activist Hedy Epstein Dies at

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Iraqi Forces 'Closing in' on ISIL-Held Fallujah

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With Endangered Species Act Under Attack, Obama Manages to Score

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Toronto Police Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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A homeless man sits covered in snow early on March 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. A messy Monday is in store for millions along the East Coast, with winter weather advisories warning of a mixture of snow and rain for Washington, DC, Philadelphia, metropolitan New York and parts of northeast New Jersey. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIERKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT:

New York City Homeless Take Action Against Police Efforts To

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At Least One Republican Is Taking A Stand Against Donald

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The Myth Of Donald Trump’s ‘Straight Talk’

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Chicago police Detective Dante Servin attends the third day of his trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, April 16, 2015, on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune) ORG XMIT: 2425575

When a Killer Cop Retires: The Resignation of Dante Servin

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This Day in History

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On This Day, May 29, 1953 – Hillary and Tenzing Reach Everest Summit

At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet. News of their achievement broke around the world on June 2, the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and Britons hailed it as a good omen for their country’s future. Mount Everest sits on...

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Entertainment Blasts

LOUIE: Louis C.K. stars in LOUIE on FX.

Louis C.K. on Fatherhood, Trump, Chris Rock’s Advice

Louis C.K. kicked off his latest summer tour on May 17th, which will see the stand-up traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe before ending with a three-night run at Madison Square Garden on September 8th, 12th and 15th. The comedian recently spoke to Rolling Stone about fatherhood, The Catcher in the Rye, loving (and hating) Boston, retirement plans and — of course — Donald Trump.

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B.B. King’s Estate War: 15 Kids, 15 Moms and a “Totally Haywire” Fight

The King of the Blues never contested claims from women during his decades of touring who came forward saying he was the father of their babies — even though a low sperm count made it highly unlikely. Now, a year after his death, as memories of a loving, generous parent slip away, his descendants go to war in court.

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