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The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:18:00 -0400

The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.

Brother Of Florida Shooter Arrested For Trespassing At Stoneman Douglas High

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:05:00 -0400

Zachary Cruz told police he wanted to 'reflect on the shooting' a month after his brother allegedly killed 14 students and 3 staff members at the Parkland, Fla., high school.

Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:00:42 -0400

Boys get the message quickly: a man is supposed to be strong and independent. That message, researchers say, has widespread consequences for men's social lives and physical health.

After Election Landslide, It's Putin's Russia (More Than Ever)

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:52:39 -0400

Vladimir Putin wanted a mandate to govern, and got it, with 76 percent of the vote. He will use the next six years to advance his mission: cementing Russia's role as a major player on the world stage.

NRA Signals Openness To Gun Removal Laws — With Conditions

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:06:00 -0400

In a new video, the NRA says it supports state laws that allow temporary removal of guns from people deemed to be a threat. But gun control groups are skeptical: "The devil is in the details."

Russian Journalist Weighs In On Country's #MeToo Movement

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:45:00 -0400

In Russia, a small number of women have spoken out publicly against powerful men who they say have sexually harassed them. Journalist Daria Zhuk is one of them. She says a powerful politician sexually harassed her in 2014 and that Russian women can learn from the #MeToo movement in America.

Mississippi Governor Signs Nation's Toughest Abortion Ban Into Law

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:44:46 -0400

The state's only clinic that does abortions has filed a lawsuit in response to the new law, which bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.

Sworn To Secrecy: Trump's History Of Using Nondisclosure Agreements

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:28:54 -0400

President Trump reportedly required senior White House staffers to sign nondisclosure agreements. Critics argue the common business practice should not apply in the West Wing.

Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:51:00 -0400

A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

Russia's Presidential Election Observers Were Pressured And Intimidated

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:44:13 -0400

Before and during the election, observers said they were targeted. Vladimir Putin won a fourth term.

Deal (Mostly) Struck Over Brexit Terms After Months Of Negotiations

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:16:14 -0400

Major questions are still up in the air after months of negotiations about U.K.'s withdrawal from the EU, most prominently how to handle the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Somali Immigrants Have Abandoned Kansas Town After Bomb Plot

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0400

Three militia members go on trial Tuesday for plotting to bomb Somali immigrants working in the Kansas Meatpacking Triangle, a constellation of minority-majority, hardscrabble pioneer towns, that depend on foreign labor. Somali immigrants have all but abandoned one town, despite civic and police efforts to reassure them that they're safe there. Some residents want them to return.

As Wife Of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Faces Federal Charges, A Look At Their Relationship

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0400

Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, is facing charges of obstructing justice and providing material support to terrorists. Author Rachel Louise Snyder has been covering the trial for The New Yorker, and shares some of her reporting on Salman and her abusive relationship with Mateen.

Saudi Arabia: The White House Loves It. Most Americans? Not So Much

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0400

As the Saudi crown prince travels across the United States, he will have one major hurdle: polls show more than half of Americans have unfavorable views of his country.

Uber Say It Will Cooperate With Investigation After Pedestrian Killed In Arizona

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0400

Uber says it is cooperating with an investigation into a fatal accident involving one of its self-driving vehicles over the weekend. A woman in Tempe, Arizona, was struck and killed as she was crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, according to police.