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Hundreds Come to Honor El Paso Victim after Public Invited

Hundreds Come to Honor El Paso Victim after Public Invited

By Jamie Stengle and Russell Contreras | Aug 17
When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor a woman she had never met.

AP Explains: A Look at Rallies, Recent Tension in Portland

AP Explains: A Look at Rallies, Recent Tension in Portland

By Gillian Flaccus | Aug 17
The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday.

Court: US Can Reject Asylum Along Parts of Mexico Border

Court: US Can Reject Asylum Along Parts of Mexico Border

By Nomaan Merchant | Aug 17
A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration.

Recession Signs Worry Trump Ahead of 2020

Recession Signs Worry Trump Ahead of 2020

By Josh Boak and Jonathan Lemire | Aug 17
President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate.

Arrests Precede Major Demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

Arrests Precede Major Demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

By Gillian Flaccus | Aug 17
Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold."

Police Seek to Question Man in NYC Rice Cooker Bomb Scare

Police Seek to Question Man in NYC Rice Cooker Bomb Scare

By Jennifer Peltz | Aug 16
Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives.

A Neuroscience-Based Action Plan to Deal with Stress After El Paso and Dayton Shootings

A Neuroscience-Based Action Plan to Deal with Stress After El Paso and Dayton Shootings

By Laurel Mellin, University of California, San Francisco | Aug 16
From a neuroscience perspective, our response to daily stress is a function of brain circuits. When you feel overwhelmed, lost, numb, depressed or in a panic, that is usually caused by the activation of toxic stress circuits.

NARS Cosmetics' 'Sexually Explicit' Lipstick Ad Makes a Splash

NARS Cosmetics' 'Sexually Explicit' Lipstick Ad Makes a Splash

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16
NARS Cosmetics have made a marketing strategy from suggestive names for their products, but for some a suggestive new lipstick ad might have gone a bit too far.

LGBTQ YouTube Content Creators Sue, Claim Unfair Treatment

LGBTQ YouTube Content Creators Sue, Claim Unfair Treatment

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16
A group of LGBTQ YouTube content creators have brought suit against the platform, saying that YouTube punishes them for their content while allowing trolls, bigots, and anti-gay users to post hateful comments.

North Carolina Transgender Inmate Moved to Women's Prison

North Carolina Transgender Inmate Moved to Women's Prison

Aug 16
North Carolina officials have transferred a transgender inmate to a women's prison.

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