A morally just world would have no pets, no aquaria, no zoos. No fields of sheep, no barns of cows. That’s true animal rights
[Note: the following has been revised based on updated voting results-- 9 March, 17:17 PM PST] Before the assembly election in El Salvador, I suggested that the FMLN should be expected to win 24.2% of the vote. I hedged, saying I thought the Salvadoran party system probably was still too rigid to allow one of its…
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The victims of a shooting in San Francisco have been identified.
How some of the $233,610 spent on average on child costs from birth until 17 (that’s before college) breaks down.
Television host Cat Greenleaf claims she was terminated because of her mental illness in a new lawsuit.
The people of the UK deserve the best health service in the world and with the clinical talent and scientific innovations at our disposal, we can achieve it
The long read: While the conflict with Russia heats up in the east, life for most Ukrainians is marred by corruption so endemic that even hospitals appear to be infected. Can anyone clean the country up?
The former New Zealand prime minister – one of 10 confirmed candidates to take part in a debate at UN general assembly in New York – said it was critical the best person is chosen for the role, regardless of region
The figures are in as Britain becomes the first place in the world to collect comprehensive data about the gender pay gap
When Esther-Louise Heij’s son asked if she could trace his genetic father, she began a battle to find out whether she was deceived by her late doctor, Jan Karbaat, who is suspected of fathering up to 200 of his patients’ children
Years & Years singer Olly Alexander’s openness has been a lifeline to troubled young people, say fans and campaigners
The figures in a recent BBC report on the abduction and selling of babies and children in China are shocking—even if it is happening in the world’s most populous country, with its seriously overstretched police force. The US State Department, which monitors what countries are doing to stop human trafficking, estimates the total of abducted babies is around 20,000...
The legendary comedian tells us about the birth of his auto obsession
A new analysis shared exclusively with the Guardian has found 80% of nominations for top jobs in the Trump administration have gone to men
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Stress, sleep deprivation and other factors are contributing to Americans’ weight gain.
Parents and educators, especially in smaller, rural towns were reeling from the news that Puerto Rico plans to close about a quarter of its schools as a response to declining enrollment and reforms.
NYPD officers shot dead a young black man with mental health issues in a Brooklyn neighborhood experiencing rapid change
An OkCupid founder dives into the big data and surfaces with some startling findings on love, sex, race and culture.
A chat with veteran comedian Louie Anderson about his new book, ’Hey Mom,’ and his latest stand-up comedy special, ’Big Underwear.’
In August of 2005, Shauna Anderson treated herself to a vacation of sorts. Three weeks in Cape Town, South Africa, more than 10,000 miles from her home just outside Seattle, for a little respite, a safari — and a round of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Not your typical vacation itinerary, but one that’s becoming increasingly popular among American women struggling with fertility issues and overwhelmed by the cost of IVF in the United States.
Some researchers say answers to the opioid crisis can be found on Twitter.
A Hinds County supervisors suggests a "cover-up" at the Hinds County Youth Detention Center.
Interim government signals that it will push for European integration as Russia recalls ambassador for 'consultation'
Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, 17, died of gunshot wound, with 16-year-old boy in critical condition after separate shooting
The call for a day of action in support of a radical agenda that recognises all women has resonated with thousands let down by mainstream feminism
The hospital created a split in the community
"There are a lot of issues surrounding the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. .."
A synthetic opioid known as carfentanil, strong enough to be used as a chemical weapon, can be purchased in China and is being cut into U.S. heroin.
How the poorest, sickest state got left behind by Obamacare.
Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College numbers among its leaders corrupt Clinton cronies, money launderers, possible former FBI informants and others who sell prisoners' blood, grossly mismange school finances, raise money under questionable pretenses and more all in the name of black uplift.
"Dear Colonel Lang, My architectural firm had a series of contracts to develop facility plans for 15 or so VA hospitals in the mid to late 90s. I was the Principal on them. Along with my team, I visited them,...
The EPA is moving ahead with plans to close agency facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to the last written notice received by a few dozen employees affected by the decision.
The FDA finds that many so-called laboratory-derived tests may actually harm patients
Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats
Russia is seizing on the revelation to restate its claim the spy poisoning is being used to "vilify" Moscow.
A woman who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company opened fire at YouTube's headquarters in California, wounding three people before taking her own life,...
Researchers suggest people getting Vivitrol shots may be more susceptible to a fatal overdose if they halt the regimen early and resume using opiates.
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Max Rubin on Eric Woolson, the Iowa Republican operative who oversaw Mike Huckabee’s victory in the 2008 caucus, and also sells catnip.
Rena Xu on a study in Nature Human Behaviour on the link between women’s authorship of medical research and the degree it deals with sex- and gender-related factors.
Pollster estimates 70% of public rejects granting residency to the 40,000 migrants; especially opposed are residents of south Tel Aviv and religious Zionists, for different reasons
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Studies find that women of all religious faiths and traditions, all political affiliations, and all races, classes, and backgrounds have abortions. Columnist Kevin Williamson believes all such women should be hanged.
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If there’s one thing we all think we know about losing weight it’s that crash diets are bad: they’re unhealthy, you can’t keep the weight off and they feel like cheating because dieting is supposed to be slow and sensible (and torturous).However, new research is about to be published by Professor Su
There are just 200 days or so to go before a decision must be made on the identity of Ireland’s next president. Yet the electorate is little the wiser as to whether there will even be an election.The degree of uncertainty as to whether or not there will be a contest in October is deeply unsatisfacto