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Oct. 13, 2017

ACLU: Undocumented teenager in Texas abortion case “wants to persevere”

A federal magistrate judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have allowed the teen, who is an unaccompanied minor, to terminate her pregnancy.
Oct. 13, 2017

Trump administration says it’ll shut down the government if Trump doesn’t get his wall

“It would be highly unlikely for the president to sign a funding bill in December that does not fund his priorities."
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Oct. 13, 2017

Trump picks CEO with no science background to oversee National Weather Service

President Trump’s pick to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is Barry Myers — a private CEO who has previously clashed with the National Weather Service.
Oct. 13, 2017

Could Rose McGowan face legal consequences for her Harvey Weinstein rape accusation? What we know

Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein's settlement terms are key missing details, but generally victims can break nondisclosure agreements that stand in the way of reporting a crime.
Oct. 13, 2017

Model Leyna Bloom becomes the first out transgender model of color to be featured in ‘Vogue’ India

After making waves at NYFW, Bloom is now making waves internationally.
Oct. 13, 2017

#WomenBoycottTwitter is another example of the disconnect between white feminists and women of color

Critics of the hashtag say solidarity is still for white women.
Oct. 13, 2017

Stop making every trans person in the media an activist. Some of us just want to exist.

Wanting to be affirmed or respected or successful doesn’t automatically make you an activist — it just makes you a person.
Oct. 13, 2017

Halloween ideas 2017: The 10 best cities to trick-or-treat, party and celebrate

How to save money on Halloween — and the best places in the US for trick-or-treat, parties and more.
Oct. 13, 2017

We asked experts to grade Marvel Comics’ diversity efforts over the last three years

This comes on the heels of the company's 'Legacy' launch, which reverts several iconic characters to their tried-and-true roots.
Oct. 13, 2017

The Weinstein ripple effect: Why other women are feeling empowered to come forward about abuse

“Seeing accounts of sexual harassment get taken seriously helps women to take their own experiences seriously."
Oct. 13, 2017

What Melania Trump wore her 38th week as first lady — including her ‘Annie Hall’ moment

With a pinstripe suit and loose tie, Trump wore something truly unexpected.
Oct. 13, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 6 things Trump’s Cabinet did this week that didn’t involve Obamacare

Another Cabinet member's travel habits come under increased scrutiny and the Department of Health and Human Services quietly makes a big anti-abortion move.
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Oct. 13, 2017

Trump decertifies Iran deal, punting the landmark nuclear agreement to Congress

Trump had previously called the Obama-brokered deal an "embarrassment."
Oct. 13, 2017

This new MacArthur “genius” has changed the way Taco Bell and Burger King treat farmers

Greg Asbed has spent decades defending food workers' rights, including protecting women from sexual assault in the field.
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Oct. 13, 2017

Mic Wakeup: Trump talks Puerto Rico, health care and John Kelly says he’s not leaving

Trump hints at an end to federal relief efforts in Puerto Rico and seeks to destroy the Affordable Care Act while Kelly denies reports that he's planning to quit.
Oct. 13, 2017

Trump cuts Obamacare subsidy payments, essentially sabotaging the law

Trump's decision could cause insurers to flee the market, and make costs for insurance premiums skyrocket.
Oct. 13, 2017

Here’s why the president has attacked at least 7 international deals in his first year

Finding international deals to attack or withdraw from has been a consistent theme of Trump’s presidency.
Oct. 13, 2017

Meet Worriers, an openhearted punk band that counters hate with ‘Survival Pop’

"I think [hopeful-sounding music is] the only way any of us are going to get through certain things that are happening right now," singer-guitarist Lauren Denitzio said.
Oct. 13, 2017

The US military thinks octopus skin might hold the secret to creating advanced robot camouflage

Researchers created a flat surface that can quickly inflate to look like a bed of rocks.
Oct. 13, 2017

How to avoid eating like a tourist in Rome

The tips include the two little words that will prove you're only looking for the best of the best.
Oct. 13, 2017

Zapping brains could make exercise more effortless, study says

Hurry up and zap my brains.
Oct. 13, 2017

What is the 25th Amendment? Explaining the constitutional provision that could take down Trump.

Some Trump detractors hope the amendment could take down Trump's presidency. But don't get your hopes up.
Oct. 13, 2017

Rihanna on Fenty Beauty’s diversity, her iconic Met Gala outfit and her character in ‘Ocean’s Eight’

"The first woman I ever saw put makeup on her face was a black woman," Rihanna said.
Oct. 13, 2017

US Embassy workers have reported being attacked by sonic weapons. Here’s what they sound like.

It kind of sounds like a screaming herd of cats walking on a chalkboard with knives strapped to their paws.
Oct. 13, 2017

3 key financial tasks to get done by the end of 2017 — and leave you richer in the new year

Want to get richer and save more money by 2018? Make just a few smart moves with your cash by the end of 2017.
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Oct. 13, 2017

Trump decertifying the nuclear deal isn’t putting pressure on Iran. It’s isolating the US.

Trump's announcement on the Iran nuclear deal Friday "inflicts lasting damage to American global leadership," according to Joe Biden.