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Hillary Clinton's Chipotle Order Really Was A Carefully Calculated Political Decision

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | April 17, 2015 | Comedy
A lot more went into Hillary Clinton's Chipotle order than guacamole. While Fox News wondered if the new presidential candidate's recent stop at the Mexican fast food chain was "hispanic outreach" and the rest of the media freaked out that it was even happening, comedy site...

'Sábado Gigante' To End Its Run After 53 Years On The Air

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | April 17, 2015 | Latino Voices
After more than half a century on the air, Univision announced Friday it will discontinue the popular show “Sábado Gigante.” The show’s 74-year-old host, Mario Kreutzberger -- better known as “Don Francisco” -- will continue to work with America's largest Spanish-language broadcaster, but will leave behind the show that...

One Hillary Clinton Think Piece To Rule Them All

Jason Linkins | April 17, 2015 | Politics
This week, we were faced with the daunting prospect of having to make sense out of all the Hillary Clinton think pieces that were microwaved into existence after she decided to formally enter the 2016 presidential race. And there were so many pieces of "think" to go through! Millions of...

Instagram Will Finally Allow Breastfeeding Photos

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | April 17, 2015 | Technology
The photo-sharing app has issued new rules about nudity and harassment.

Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | April 17, 2015 | Media
The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the plan would supply victims with free college tuition, counseling for drug abuse and psychological issues, and...

Summons Of Japanese Media Fuels Complaints Over Press Freedom

AP | Jackson Connor | April 17, 2015 | Media
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party's panel on information and communications strategy questioned the executives from Asahi TV and public broadcaster...

China Sentences Journalist To 7 Years In Prison For Leaking State Secrets

Reuters | Jackson Connor | April 17, 2015 | Media
BEIJING, April 17 (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website for seven years on Friday, her lawyer said, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party's inner workings. Gao Yu, 71, who was tried behind closed...

As Sudan's Leader Tightens His Rule, Poverty And Repression Create Pockets Of Dissent

AP | Charlotte Alfred | April 17, 2015 | World
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its territory as South Sudan broke...

Google To Favor 'Mobile-Friendly' Sites In Search

AP | Damon Beres | April 17, 2015 | Technology
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

Verizon To Give Customers More Control Over Cable Channel Packs

AP | Damon Beres | April 17, 2015 | Technology
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible. Verizon said Friday that it would let customers pick groups of channels that interest them, a plan that is separate...

Top Doctors Demand Columbia University Remove Dr. Oz From His Faculty Position

AP | Jade Walker | April 17, 2015 | College
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments." "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based...

Watch Jon Stewart Crush Dick Cheney In Epic Takedown Over Iran

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | April 17, 2015 | Comedy
Plenty of viewers will be sad to see Jon Stewart leave "The Daily Show" later this year. It's a safe bet that former Vice President Dick Cheney won't be one of them. Last week, Cheney made headlines when he attacked President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran,...

'The Great Cornholio' Arrested After Allegedly Fleeing Traffic Stop

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | April 16, 2015 | Crime
If you're going to flee a traffic stop and later claim your car was stolen, it's probably best not to look right into a news camera and say "how ya doing?" first. That's what allegedly happened in Hayward, California, last month when a man who was pulled...

Britt McHenry Suspended By ESPN After Fat-Shaming Video Surfaces

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | April 16, 2015 | Sports
The number of horrible things said is shocking.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: The FDA Has Found A Better Way To Track Contaminated Foods

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | April 16, 2015 | Media
As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working. From scientific breakthroughs to successful crime-reduction initiatives, the What’s Working...

Employees At Gawker Announce Effort To Unionize

Gabriel Arana | April 16, 2015 | Media
Employees at gossip site Gawker are trying to unionize, the site’s Hamilton Nolan announced in a post Thursday. A "large group" of editorial staffers met with union organizers at the Writers Guild of America East on Wednesday, Nolan said, adding that he decided to announce the organizing...

Find Your Lost Phone Immediately With This Simple Google Trick

Damon Beres | April 17, 2015 | Technology
This is so easy it's amazing.

Time Magazine Debuts 5 Striking Covers For ‘Most Influential People' Issue

Jackson Connor | April 16, 2015 | Media
Time magazine revealed its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World with five distinct covers, featuring ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos, actor Bradley Cooper, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and rapper Kanye West. Other honorees include everyone from West's...

CBC Executives Out In Wake Of Ghomeshi Scandal

Christian Cotroneo | April 16, 2015 | Canada Business
TORONTO -- CBC says it is "severing ties'' with two top executives in the wake of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. CBC tweeted that Chris Boyce, executive director of CBC Radio, and Todd Spencer, the head of human resources and industrial relations for English services, are leaving the public broadcaster. The...

New App Allows Homeless Newspaper Vendors To Accept Digital Payments

Reuters | April 17, 2015 | Impact
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Street vendors selling Seattle's Real Change newspaper will accept digital payments from Thursday through a new smartphone application developed by workers at Google Inc in a volunteer project to help hawkers serve increasingly cashless patrons. Seattle residents looking for a weekly dose...
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