The Pacific Islands could lose a major food source soon thanks to climate change

The Pacific Islands are in serious danger, and in more ways than one.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu wants ‘Simpsons’ fans to consider ‘The Problem With Apu’

In his new documentary, the Indian-American comic and filmmaker explores the troubling dynamics at play with a 'Simpsons' regular.

Senators weigh in on Al Franken allegations, Democrats agree with McConnell’s call for ethics probe

“This is unacceptable behavior and extremely disappointing," said one Democratic senator.

Franken apologizes after being accused of sexual harassment, says he welcomes ethics investigation

“I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter,” Franken said. “There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel completely disgusted with myself.”

Judge declares mistrial in Sen. Bob Menendez corruption case

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is being charged in a federal bribery case involving a wealthy donor.

Black Friday 2017: Top deals at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy & more, plus coupons & store hours

Your ultimate guide to the very best Black Friday discounts — at Kohl's, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others — plus coupons, 2017 store hours and info on freebies (hello, free coffee)!

House Republicans pass tax reform bill and cross fingers the Senate acts

The bill passed 227 to 205, with 13 Republicans voting against the legislation.

What happens if Al Franken has to resign?

A bipartisan chorus of lawmakers are calling for an ethics review into the popular Minnesota Democrat.

Twitter removed its “verified” check from some white nationalists — but is that enough?

Richard Spencer, Laura Loomer and others just lost their blue check marks — but is that a meaningful step towards vanquishing hate speech on Twitter?

Leeann Tweeden on Al Franken assault allegations: “I made sure I was never alone with him again.”

Franken accuser recalls Minnesota Democrat's "fish lips" and groping in Thursday press conference.

White House: Trump finds Moore allegations “troubling” but says it’s up to Alabama voters

“The president believes that these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously, and he thinks that the people of Alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be."

House Tax Bill: 5 key ways the newly passed plan would affect your money

Republican Tax plan got you confused? Here are the key things to know about the House tax reform that just passed — and how it will affect your money.

It’s now possible to eat every Thanksgiving flavor in snack form

You no longer have to wait for the official meal to get a taste of Thanksgiving.

A ‘Drag Race’-inspired look, seen as mocking people with vitiligo, has a beauty blogger apologizing

They were trying to look like Valentina, but it didn't end up coming off that way.

Mic Wakeup: Roy Moore loses his lead, Fox loses cred with its audience and we all win with HQ Trivia

It's Thursday. Here are three stories you need to read.

A note on editorial transparency

An overview of the work Mic has done to increase transparency and surface signals of trustworthiness

Here are all of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore

There are now eight women accusing Roy Moore of sexual harassment, misconduct or assault.

Republican lawmaker: Tax reform “could lose all the seats in the Northeast” for the GOP

The Republican tax plan is unpopular among the electorate, and at least one Republican lawmaker is sounding the alarm.

With Roy Moore resisting calls to step aside, what are the GOP’s options in Alabama?

McConnell and the Republicans hope for a write-in candidate to challenge Moore, who they say they'll expel from the Senate if he wins.

The intense, deadly struggle to escape North Korea is getting even worse

"There is no question that the routes through China for North Korean refugees have become much more perilous."

Scientists are testing an elixir of life based on the genetic mutations of Amish people

A certain percentage of the Old Order Amish living in rural Indiana have a genetic mutation that “appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging.”

Rapper Eve offers an unexpected criticism of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Paper’ cover

"For me personally, as I started coming up in the business, I started realizing that young girls were looking up to me..."

Al Franken accused of sexual harassment and assault

Los Angeles radio personality Leeann Tweeden said Franken kissed and groped her without her consent in 2006.

Watch Trixie and Katya explain why Marc Jacobs is the “social media fairy godmother” of drag

From Gaga to Laverne to Miley and Nicki, 'Drag Race' has some pretty famous fans — but none stan harder than Marc Jacobs.

Tax Reform: This is the one big problem with the Republican tax “postcard” plan

Tax plan confusion? While House Republicans promise their "postcard" will make filing easier, it could easily make it harder. Here's why.

More than 200,000 gallons of oil spilled out of the Keystone pipeline

The pipeline leaked about 5,000 barrels of oil into South Dakota.