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Education Secretary: Want To Save On Prisons? Spend More On Schools.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | September 30, 2015 | Politics
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will add to the renewed focus on criminal justice reform with a speech Wednesday afternoon calling on state and local government leaders to invest in schools instead of jails.  Duncan, in a speech at the National Press Club, will encourage officials...

Donald Trump Wants To Relive 'Operation Wetback'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | September 29, 2015 | Latino Voices
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The Adorable Detail On The 'Jane The Virgin' Set You Probably Haven't Seen

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | September 29, 2015 | Latino Voices
Gina Rodriguez makes sure to keep her family close, even while she's working.  While re-watching the first season of "Jane The Virgin," a super sleuth of a fan noticed a photo of a young girl and a man next to the Villanueva family's television set. She then tweeted...

Bride's Dad Stops Wedding So Stepdad Can Walk Down The Aisle Too

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | September 29, 2015 | Divorce
When Todd Bachman's daughter got married last weekend, he wanted to make sure that her stepfather was recognized at the wedding in some way. After all, her stepdad had helped raise her.   So when it came time to walk his daughter Brittany down the aisle, Bachman did something completely...

Tina Fey Fails At New 'Billy On The Street' Challenge

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | September 29, 2015 | Entertainment
"Billy on the Street" heads to truTv this season, and the show's first mission is taking down Tina Fey.  In a sneak peak of the upcoming season, host Billy Eichner invites Fey to play a little game called "LaTina Fey." In the challenge, Fey has to pretend she's giving an Oscar speech and thank 20 Latino performers in one minute. She manages to name 19 performers, but ends up ultimately losing the game.  "YOU LOSE! Tina Fey finally failed at something! She is on the ground! There she is! Tina Fey couldn't think of 20 Latinos," screams Eicher as Fey rolls on the floor, giggling. "19! 19!" says Fey, defending herself. The actresses ended up losing out on a set of blue and pink "Brokeback Mountain"-themed potholders.  Season 4 of "Billy on the Street" premieres Oct. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET and will feature celebs like Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, and Anna Kendrick. And, hopefully, many more "Brokeback Mountain" potholders.  To catch another sneak peek of the upcoming sketches, watch the clip below:  Also on HuffPost:  For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on 

DEA Employees Fail Drug Tests, Shockingly Face No Serious Consequences

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | September 29, 2015 | Politics
A number of federal employees with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have failed drug tests over the past five years, only to receive short suspensions or other minor reprimands, newly released documents reveal. According to a Huffington Post review of internal DEA discipline logs,

Demi Lovato Goes Topless For Complex, Talks Body Image And Iggy Azalea Friendship

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | September 29, 2015 | Entertainment
Demi Lovato is well-known as a body image hero, but she credits other celebrities for helping her love what she's got.  In a new interview with Complex, the "Cool for the Summer" singer dishes on how the Kardashians helped her appreciate her body.  "[The Kardashians]...

Vandals Topple Statue Of Saint Junipero Serra Who Pope Francis Canonized During His Trip

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | September 29, 2015 | Religion
Vandals in California toppled a statue of Junipero Serra, who was canonized last week by Pope Francis, and threw paint on tombstones and walls at the Catholic mission in Carmel where the controversial 18th-century Spanish friar is buried, the mission said. The Carmel Mission Basilica said in...

Dove Reminds Young Girls They Don't Need To Change A Thing To Feel Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | September 29, 2015 | Women
If they could, many young girls would alter something about themselves. Dove thinks that's something we ought to change. As part of a campaign aimed at boosting confidence, Dove has released a video featuring girls revealing one thing they would like to change about themselves. All of them desire something different.  One wished she was taller, while another wanted to be shorter. One girl expressed her desire for lighter skin, and another said she wanted to have freckles. "They can make people just look really cute," she said. According to Dove's study titled "The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited," 72 percent of girls feel the pressure to be beautiful. Globally, only 11 percent of girls feel comfortable describing themselves as "beautiful." The Dove Self-Esteem Project aims to change these stats with help from the video above as well as a Pinterest page that includes pins with tips and mantras to help women and girls celebrate individuality and confidence. The project's mission is to motivate girls to embrace their individuality, but it turns out Dove has something they want to change, too -- how girls see themselves. We're definitely on board with that.  Also on...

Black Activists Honor Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro In Harlem

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | September 29, 2015 | Politics
NEW YORK -- Black intellectuals, activists and political leaders honored Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro at the National Black Theatre in Harlem on Monday, praising his left-wing government’s education and health care policies as an alternative and possible remedy to U.S. policies they say foster racism. Maduro is one of dozens...

Meet The 2015 MacArthur Fellows

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | September 29, 2015 | Arts
Once a year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces its roster of MacArthur Fellows, a designation frequently referred to as the "Genius Grant." The fellowship bestows upon its recipients a $625,000 prize, along with an accolade that manages to celebrate innovative minds across fields, from science to poetry to painting, and just about everything in between.  This year, the list of MacArthur Fellows ranges from a celebrated writer to an environmental advocate to an inorganic chemist, varying in age from 33 to 72 years old. In total, there are 15 men and nine women represented. The recipients were aware of their award before the 12 a.m. announcement by the MacArthur Foundation this Tuesday. Nonetheless, the winners are celebrating publicly now that the news is out. Dear age 40, I win. Sincerely, Ta-Nehisi— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) September 29, 2015 "These 24 delightfully diverse MacArthur Fellows are shedding light and making progress on critical issues, pushing the boundaries of their fields, and improving our world in imaginative, unexpected ways," MacArthur President Julia Stasch explains on the MacArthur Foundation website. "Their work, their commitment, and their creativity inspire us all." The MacArthur Fellowship, founded in 1978, is given out annually to a group of high-achieving individuals in disciplines as diverse as dance, computer science and adaptive design. What was once a $50,000 award has since morphed into a six-figure prize. Past winners include author Cormac McCarthy, photographer Cindy Sherman and astrophysicist Joseph Taylor. Check out a full-list of the 2015 Fellows below. 1. Patrick Awuah (Education Entrepreneur)  The 50-year-old founder and president of Ashesi University College was chosen for his efforts in building a new model of higher education in his home country of Ghana. He was an engineer and program manager at Microsoft before he began the university in 2002. 2. Kartik Chandran (Environmental Engineer) An associate professor in the Earth and Environmental Department of Columbia University, the 41-year-old New York native integrates microbial ecology, molecular biology and engineering to update the process of wastewater treatment. 3. Ta-Nehisi Coates (Journalist) The MacArthur Foundation praised the 39-year-old national correspondent at The Atlantic in Washington, D.C., for bringing "personal reflection and historical scholarship to bear on America’s most contested issues," namely through his longform essay titled "The Case for Reparations," as well as his two books The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me. 4. Gary Cohen (Environmental Health Advocate) The 59-year-old co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm focuses on the environmental impact of American hospitals. The Virginia resident engages environmental scientists, medical professionals and institutions in discussions of sustainability and climate change as they are related to health care. 5. Matthew Desmond (Urban Sociologist) The 35-year-old associate professor of sociology and social studies at Harvard University studies the impact of eviction on the lives of the urban poor. The Massachusetts-based creator of the Milwaukee Area Renters Study looks specifically at the low-income rental market in the largest city in Wisconsin, noting "that households headed by women are more likely to face eviction than men, resulting in deleterious long-term effects much like those caused by high rates of incarceration among low-income African American men." 6. William Dichtel (Chemist) A 37-year-old associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University in New York, he is celebrated for his work assembling molecules into high surface-area networks that are beneficial in the fields of electronics, optics and energy storage. 7. Michelle Dorrance (Tap Dancer and Choreographer) The 36-year-old founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance in New York has been heralded for combining traditions from tap dance with the choreographic nuances of contemporary dance in works like "SOUNDspace," "The Blues Project," and "ETM: The Initial Approach."  8. Nicole Eisenman (Painter) The 50-year-old painter from New York explores themes like gender and sexuality, family dynamics, and the inequalities of wealth and power in her narrative and rhetorical works that span from painting and sculpture to drawing and printmaking. 9. LaToya Ruby Frazier (Photographer and Video Artist) The 33-year-old assistant professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago mixes self-portraiture with social narrative to construct visual autobiographies that emphasize the connection between her notions of "self" and "space." 10. Ben Lerner (Writer) A 36-year-old professor in the Department of English at City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Lerner's work moves between fiction and nonfiction in an attempt to investigate the "relevance of art and the artist to modern culture." 11. Mimi Lien (Set Designer) The 39-year-old set designer from New York creates architecturally dramatic sets for theater, opera and dance, such as her full-scale Tsarist Russian salon in "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812." 12. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Playwright, Composer and Performer) The 35-year-old playwright, composer and performer from New York has been honored for expanding the possibilities of musical theater for individuals and communities new to Broadway stages, particularly in his work "In The Heights," which tells the story of an immigrant community losing its neighborhood to gentrification. 13. Dimitri Nakassis (Classicist) An associate professor of in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto, the 40-year-old classicist is transforming our understanding of prehistoric Greek societies, challenging the long-held view that Late Bronze Age Mycenaean palatial society (1400 to 1200 BC) was a highly centralized oligarchy, distinct from the democratic city-states of classical Greece. 14. John Novembre (Computational Biologist) The 37-year-old associate professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago is discovering news ways of viewing human evolutionary history, population structure and migration, and the etiology of genetic diseases. 15. Christopher Ré (Computer Scientist) The 36-year-old assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University is "democratizing" big data analytics using his training in databases and expertise in machine learning to ultimately create an inference engine dubbed DeepDive. 16. Marina Rustow (Historian) The 46-year-old professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University in New Jersey is notable for her work using the Cairo Geniza texts to draw new conclusions about Jewish life in the medieval Middle East. 17. Juan Salgado (Community Leader) The 46-year-old president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino in Chicago is praised for his work helping low-income immigrants succeed in the workplace and participate in education programs that equip workers with the skills they need for higher-paying employment. 18. Beth Stevens (Neuroscientist) The 45-year-old assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts studies microglial cells and the origins of adult neurological diseases. 19. Lorenz Studer (Stem Cell Biologist) Studer is the 49-year-old director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York who's credited with a breakthrough in dopaminergic neurons that could provide treatment for Parkinson's disease, and possibly other neurodegenerative conditions. 20. Alex Truesdell (Adaptive Designer and Fabricator) A 59-year-old executive director and founder of Adaptive Design Association, Inc., the New York resident creates low-tech and affordable tools that help children with disabilities in everyday activities in their homes, schools and communities. 21. Basil Twist (Puppetry Artist and Director) The 46-year-old puppetry artist from New York is known for his 1998 production, "Symphonie Fantastique," which consisted of an hour-long performance of feathers, glitter, plastics, vinyl, mirrors, slides, dyes, blacklight, overhead projections, air bubbles, and latex fishing lures. 22. Ellen Bryant Voigt (Poet)  The 72-year-old poet from Virginia has published eight collections of poetry that challenge "will and fate and the life cycles of the natural world while exploring the expressive potential of both lyric and narrative elements." 23. Heidi Williams (Economist) The 34-year-old assistant professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focuses on the causes and effects of innovation within health care markets, revealing how the timing and nature of intellectual property restrictions can affect change in the field. 24. Peidong Yang (Inorganic Chemist) The 44-year-old Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, specializes in semiconductor nanowires and their practical applications, such as in the conversion of waste heat into electricity.   Also on...

80 Colleges Just Announced A Website To Make It Easier To Apply

AP/HuffPost | Tyler Kingkade | September 28, 2015 | College
BOSTON (AP) -- More than 80 colleges are creating a website where students will be able to apply to dozens of them and get help along the way. Some of the top names in higher education are joining the effort under a new group called...

Why Are 10-Year-Olds Having Babies In Guatemala?

Fusion | Tanisha Ramirez | September 28, 2015 | Latino Voices
Earlier this year, news of a 10 year-old pregnant girl in Paraguay sparked global outrage and a fierce debate over the country’s abortion law. The young girl had been raped, allegedly by her stepfather, but Paraguayan health officials denied her an abortion since it conflicted with...

15 Halloween Makeup YouTube Tutorials To Die For

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | September 30, 2015 | Style
Halloween makeup tutorials are what separate amateur YouTube vloggers from the professionals. And every year, the stakes get higher as all sorts of props and products are used to morph into ghoulish girls and guys. After falling down the YouTube rabbit hole, we've resurfaced to bring...

Michael B. Jordan Apologizes To Black Women In Honest Open Letter

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | September 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Michael B. Jordan recieved a significant amount of criticism last week for allegedly saying “All Lives Matter” in a snapchat video. On Friday evening, the “Fantastic Four” star published an open letter on to address the controversy. Jordan staunchly denied the allegations stating he...

Photographers Reimagine Iconic Movies With Black Characters -- And It's Amazing

Zeba Blay | September 29, 2015 | Black Voices
Two photographers have tackled Hollywood's diversity problem by recasting iconic onscreen characters with fierce black models. Senegalese Omar Victor Diop and French-American Antoine Tempé teamed up in 2013 for a project called [re-]Mixing Hollywood, with the aim of using classic American and European films to create more...

Police Arrested Someone For Weed Possession Every 51 Seconds In 2014

Nick Wing | September 28, 2015 | Politics
Law enforcement officers made just over 700,000 arrests on marijuana-related charges in 2014, according to data released by the FBI on Monday. Of that total, 88.4 percent -- or about 619,800 arrests -- were made for marijuana possession alone, a rate of about one arrest every 51 seconds over the entire...

The Difference Between Men's And Women's Halloween Costumes Is Very Scary

Nina Bahadur | September 29, 2015 | Women
The only thing truly chilling about Halloween is how little fabric manufacturers use for women's costumes.  In the name of Science™, we researched popular costume ideas for men and women, and compared them side-by-side. We began to see a theme emerge. Manufacturers assume that ladies are looking...

If You Grew Up With Divorced Parents, This Will Hit A Nerve

Brittany Wong | September 29, 2015 | Divorce
Few of us talk about what it's like to grow up with divorced parents. Maybe because divorce is so common these days, we figure, what's the point? Who hasn't experienced being shuffled from one house to another -- or dealt with commitment issues later on in life because of the divorce? But as the BuzzFeed video above illustrates, divorce is big deal -- and it's entirely worth discussing. In the clip, grown children of divorce open up about how their parents' breakup affected them and still affects them to this day.  One interviewee talks openly about how frustrating it was when his mom badmouthed his dad. "Mom talked about dad a lot. I couldn't stand it. I think I was a young teenager at the time" he says. "My advice if that's happening to you is to respectfully ask your parents not to discuss the other person in front of you because A: It's not healthy and B: It makes you feel like shit."  If you grew up with divorced parents, what's said in the video is all too relatable. If you're a divorced parent, take it as a crash course on the right and wrong way to raise your kids after the separation.  More From HuffPost:  (function(){var src_url="";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})();  ...

Mexican Teenagers Went From Being Homeless To National Heroes In One Week

Tanisha Ramirez | September 28, 2015 | Latino Voices
The homeless men and women of Mexico have brought glory to their country. Last weekend, a group of Mexican street kids won the 2015 Homeless World Cup, an annual tournament that seeks to “inspire homeless people to change their lives through the power of football [how soccer is known outside...
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