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Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protected Status For 60,000 Haitians

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it was rescinding the temporary protected status of some 60,000 Haitians who have lived and worked in the U.S. since 2010, when an earthquake devastated the Caribbean island. According to a statement from acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, Haitians with protected status living in the U.S. have 18 months to leave or be eligible...

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment

In March 2015, at a party at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Megan Farokhmanesh met a developer from the respected studio Naughty Dog. As they were talking, she says, he asked if she “fucked all her sources like on House of Cards.” Farokhmanesh, who had been working at Polygon since 2012, had just been promoted to senior reporter, but she had...

Black Families Can Get Their Photos Digitized for Free From the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Digitizing analog media like photos and video cassettes is a tedious process, and requires equipment you may not have at home (your scanner can’t exactly convert a VHS tape). To lower the barrier to media conversion, the National Museum of African American History & Culture is offering a free digitization program, which will provide African-American families access to the...

The Justice Department Is Basically Bribing Cops to Narc on Immigrants Now

The Department of Justice has repeatedly tried—and failed—to punish sanctuary cities for their refusal to cooperate with federal immigration officials. On Monday, the DOJ unveiled a slightly different tactic: bribery. The department announced $98,495,397 in grants for its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services hiring program. The nearly $100 million dollars will be directed toward 179 communities across the U.S. and “allows those agencies...

The Last of the Iron Lungs

Their locations form a line that cuts directly through the heart of the country—one in Dallas, one outside Oklahoma City, and one in Kansas City, Missouri—what some call tornado alley. The human battery Storms have always been especially difficult for Lillard because if the iron lung loses power, she could die in her sleep. She lives alone, aside from three dogs...

GOP Rushes to Exploit Death of Border Patrol Agent Before Knowing All the Facts

Elected Republicans, President Donald Trump among them, are rushing to use the death of a Border Patrol officer on Sunday morning to score political points—even though very few details about the incident are known yet. Thirty-six-year-old Rogelio Martinez and his partner, who has not been identified, were responding to activity along the Big Bend Sector, which runs along the U.S.-Mexico...

White House Reporters Embarrass Themselves Telling Sarah Huckabee Sanders What They’re Thankful For

During today’s White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that if they wanted to ask a question, they had to first say something that they were thankful for. And then they all went along with it. https://twitter.com/axios/status/932707069173608449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsplinternews.com%2Fajax%2Finset%2Fiframe%3Fid%3Dtwitter-932707069173608449%26autosize%3D1 Sanders immediately called upon April Ryan, who, as a black woman, has been a continual target of White House press secretaries. To her...

Lawyer For Roy Moore Accuser Delivers Blistering Takedown of Sean Hannity

Fox News host Sean Hannity may still be smarting from the blistering rejection letter he received from Paula Cobia, a lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual harassment. Hannity, who has continuously and unabashedly defended Moore, invited the woman, Gloria Deason, on his show to discuss her allegations. His producer, Alyssa Moni, emailed Cobia to set...

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

(CNN)A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the town of Amherst, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the state's Department of Environment and...

Did You Catch Tina Fey’s Standing Rock Shoutout on SNL?

Saturday Night Live, not one to shy away from politics and current events, brought in Tina Fey to talk about Charlottesville, Virginia on their popular Weekend Update segment. Tina Fey's segment starts at 0:40 in. About 3:00 in is when she starts talking about Natives and Standing Rock! “It's not our country. We stole it. We stole it from the Native Americans,...