Viral blog post forces Uber to address sexism, harassment by managers

Viral blog post forces Uber to address sexism, harassment by managers

This week, a former engineer who left Uber in December detailed a history of discrimination and sexual harassment by Uber managers.

The short, troubled life of Obama's transgender student protections

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The short, troubled life of Obama's transgender student protections
The "Dear Colleague" directive was revoked as readily as it was enacted.

7-year-old to senator at town hall: Don't cut PBS Kids

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7-year-old to senator at town hall: Don't cut PBS Kids
Under a possible Trump administration plan to shrink federal spending, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized.
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Taco Bell pulling popular chicken-shelled chalupa

A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain's menu despite its popularity.
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Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York's Hudson Valley.
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$3.35M settlement for family of black teen killed by officer

Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer will receive $3.35 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in Wisconsin, attorneys announced on Thursday.
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Mississippi jail bribery probe now reaches into Alabama

An Alabama consultant has admitted to lying to FBI agents about a contract at a county jail in Alabama.
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Christie on the radio? He says he'll consider his options

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll consider his options after he leaves office and hasn't declared himself a candidate to work at a sports radio station in New York.
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Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp

Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave.
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Justice Ginsburg praises media and the role of a free press

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration has accused reporters of being dishonest and delivering "fake news."
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Aretha Franklin birth home may get DIY Network overhaul

The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from the DIY Network, officials in charge of fixing up the crumbling structure said Thursday.
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Son killed protecting mom at Subway shop where both worked

Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store.
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Police have DNA profile of killer of runner in Massachusetts

Authorities investigating the death of a New York City woman killed while out running near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer now have a DNA profile of the suspect, a district attorney said Thursday.
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Conservative activist O'Keefe posts tapes targeting CNN

Conservative activist James O'Keefe on Thursday released what he said are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters in 2009.
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Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope

A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups beyond Iraq and Syria, the nation's top military officer said Thursday.
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Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.
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The Latest: About 2 dozen arrested so far in protest camp

The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):
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US stocks slide as industrial and technology companies fall

Major U.S. indexes are down Thursday following modest losses the day before. Industrial companies, which have surged in recent months, are slipping. Technology companies are trading lower, which could end a 15-day winning streak for the sector.
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Officer shoots suspect in central Kansas triple homicide

A central Kansas sheriff says a suspect who gunned down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer apparently targeted his victims.
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Lead lawyer defends handling of prep school rape case

The lead lawyer for a New Hampshire prep school graduate charged with sexual assault is defending his handling of the case, saying his team prevented "toxic" and damaging evidence from being presented at trial.
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Off-duty officer's fight with teens sets off protests

An off-duty California officer who didn't want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested.
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Oscars made strides, but Octavia Spencer wants more growth

Even though Octavia Spencer is pleased with the record number of blacks nominated for acting Oscars this year, she's still disappointed by the lack of…
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Senator asks DeVos to clarify remarks about Ed Dept staff

A Democratic senator is expressing concern about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her comments about employees.