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It would take 30 minutes for a nuclear missile to travel from North Korea to Los Angeles. How close is that possibility? Many experts are saying the ratcheting up of tensions -- fueled by President Trump -- is needlessly worrying.
On Monday, Google fired engineer James Damore, who wrote an internal memo saying “biological causes” are partially to blame for the low numbers of women in tech. Damore has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. Google is also under investigation for paying female employees less.
Elizabeth Ames, Anita Borg Institute
Strong female characters are more common in movies and TV now, but women are often still playing stereotypes. They might be hanging with the guys, swilling beer, bragging about hook-ups or still waiting for their happy ending. A new book of essays examines the role of women in pop culture.
Today is the third anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The new film “Whose Streets” tells the story of Ferguson from the perspective of the people who live there, those who protested and the movement that was created in the aftermath.
Riot Police in Ferguson, MO in "Whose Streets?"
Activist Alexis Templeton in "Whose Streets?"
A memorial for Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, MO featured in "Whose Streets?"
The Beatles had Yoko Ono; Journey may have Donald Trump. That’s an observation one journalist made as he wrote about the growing split in Journey. The band’s co-founder and guitarist was upset about his three bandmates visiting the White House and posing for a photo op with President Trump.
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Why black boys from rich families have a 50-50 chance of falling into poverty New research shows that black boys raised in U.S. -- even in the richest neighborhoods -- still earn less money when they grow up than white boys of similar backgrounds. But that’s not the case for women. Black and white women usually track together, while black men rarely make it to the same levels as white men.
California case: free speech v. abortion rights Crisis pregnancy centers are generally run by pro-life groups that aim to convince pregnant women not to get abortions. A California law requires that employees tell their clients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions and other family planning services. Now a group of these centers is arguing that the law violates their freedom of speech.
Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
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