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India police arrest five men over gang-rape of photographer

Mumbai police Sunday arrested the fifth and final member of a gang suspected of raping a photographer, a crime that reignited anger about women’s safety in India following a similar attack last year. The latest arrest came as the victim’s family urged the nation, including the media, to continue to…

Colin Powell: Voting restrictions ‘are going to backfire’ on Republicans

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday warned fellow Republicans that voting restrictions designed to reduce the turnout of minorities, young people and seniors were “going to backfire” on the party. Powell told CBS host Bob Schieffer that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn part of the Voting Rights…

Voters perceive non-white politicians as more liberal — even when they’re not

Racial stereotypes influence how people view members of Congress, according to research published in American Politics Research this month. “Whether voters are able to effectively hold their representatives accountable for their record in office depends critically on whether citizens have accurate perceptions of what has been done in their names,”…

Study finds wealth gives rise to a sense of entitlement and narcissistic behaviors

Climbing the economic ladder can influence basic psychological processes within an individual. According to a new study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin this month, wealth tends to increase a person’s sense of entitlement, which in turn can lead to narcissistic behaviors. Paul Piff of the University of California…

Did you forget Medicare? Jim DeMint claims ‘federal health care’ can’t work

CNN host Dana Bash offered no fact check on Sunday as Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint (R) falsely claimed that fewer doctors accepted Medicare than private insurance. During a Sunday interview, DeMint explained that Heritage Action had launched a nine-city tour to rally Americans in support of repealing Obamacare because…

Russia arrests 10 people for commemorating ‘Prague Spring’

Russian police on Sunday arrested 10 protesters at a rally in Red Square commemorating the anniversary of a famed 1968 demonstration against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. On August 25, 1968, eight activists staged a daring protest at the same square after Soviet tanks rolled into the former Czechoslovakia…

Donald Trump responds to lawsuit with website smearing New York’s attorney general

Donald Trump has launched a website that accuses New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of “gross incompetence” and other misdeeds. The website — 98percentapproval.com — was launched less than 24-hours after Schneiderman sued Trump for $40 million on Saturday for allegedly defrauding more than 5,000 people nationwide through…

Transgender Americans: Chelsea Manning isn’t the only one

Transgender Americans: Bradley Manning isn’t the only one (via The Christian Science Monitor) Coy Mathis, left, plays with her sister Auri, at their home in Fountain, Colo. Coy is a boy, but to her family members, Coy is a transgender girl. Colorado officials recently ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs…

Ted Cruz: Republicans repealing Obamacare to help African-Americans and Hispanics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that Republicans are working to defund and repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law in order to help African-Americans and Hispanics. In an interview with CNN that aired on Sunday, Cruz told host Candy Crowley that he was “not convinced” that the president would…

Tesla Motors wants to eliminate side mirrors

Tesla Wants To Eliminate Side Mirrors (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Gas2by Christopher DeMorro Elon Musk’s big idea for the 21st century is the electric car, which he thinks can save the world (and make his investors a tidy profit to boot). Musk has gone and created a car…

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