FROM Shamere McKenzie
Human Trafficking: The Dark Side of the Super Bowl As the Bay Area prepares to host this weekend's NFL showdown between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, there's possible new evidence of a "dark side" to the Super Bowl. Increased advertising for "escort services" and "female companionship" on various websites may demonstrate that the game is linked to human trafficking. Law enforcement says tracking those sites will help bring victims out of the shadows.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.