A New Ruling Could Leave Thousands Of Low-Income Americans Without Family Planning Services

The Trump administration can deny critical federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other family planning organizations that also provide abortions or referrals for them, a federal court ruled Thursday.

Abortion rights advocates fear that could mean thousands of Americans with low incomes will lose access to reproductive health care, and already, Planned Parenthood has said it plans to fight the ruling. Abortion rights groups can also still challenge the ruling in other circuit courts.

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Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-25 18:23pm to the Crime forum.

Missing YouTuber Etika's body found

Police investigating the disappearance of YouTuber Etika have confirmed that they have found his body.

The gamer, 29, whose real name is Desmond Amofah, was reported missing six days ago.

His belongings were found on Manhattan Bridge on Monday. He had uploaded an eight-minute YouTube video in which he talked about suicide.

Etika was popular for playing and discussing Nintendo games on YouTube and the streaming platform Twitch.
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-06-25 18:09pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Neighbors come home to gang graffiti spray-painted on homes, cars

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - People in one Newton County neighborhood woke up to graffiti spray-painted across at least three homes and a car.

Channel 2’s Alyssa Hyman spoke with neighbors Thursday as they worked to paint over the vandalism.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-25 18:14pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Whose Concentration Camps?

Drawing on this history, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared immigrant detention facilities to concentration camps in a Monday night Instagram Live video. The following day, she affirmed her remarks in a tweet: “This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.” She cited an Esquire article featuring interviews with Pitzer and other historians who made ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 18:18pm to the Politics forum.

The Six-Year Struggle to Regain Ownership of the ‘This Is Fine’ Dog

What makes Green’s story different from those of folks like Furie is that he has, astoundingly enough, been able to harness the meme’s success for profit and greater recognition, and is surprisingly renowned as its creator. He says the trick is vigilance, luck, and not being afraid to steal from your thieves.
Submitted by Agent #1 at 2019-06-25 18:08pm to the Arts forum.

Woman, 93, arrested as a dying wish after being ‘good all her life’

One of the UK’s largest police forces apparently arrested a 93-year-old woman who had committed no crime because it was her “dying wish”.

In a tweet that received more than a thousand likes, Pam Smith wrote to Greater Manchester police to thank them for the gesture towards her grandmother, Josie Birds.

“A big thank you to @gmpolice for ‘arresting’ my Gran Josie today,” she said. “She is 93 years old and her health is failing, and she wanted to be arrested for something ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-25 17:18pm to the Crime forum.

Iran’s President: The White House Is ‘Afflicted by Mental Retardation’

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani took a page from President Trump’s book and lobbed an inappropriate insult at Washington Tuesday. “The White House is afflicted by mental retardation and does not know what to do,” Rouhani said, according to the AP, in response to new U.S. sanctions against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 16:40pm to the Politics forum.

The Last of Its Kind

Sometime on new year’s day, as the people of Hawaii recovered from a night of revelry, in a trailer on the outskirts of Kailua, Oahu, a 14-year-old snail named George died. David Sischo, who works in the trailer but was taking a rare day off, found out at 7 o’clock the next morning, when a colleague discovered George’s limp body and texted him. “I usually don’t hear from her that early, so before I even read the text, I felt that something bad had happened,” Sischo told me.

Few ...
Submitted by DamnHead at 2019-06-25 16:37pm to the Science forum.

He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back

For years, Belmont, New Hampshire, had only one detective: Raechel Moulton. An old mill town of 7,200 people, Belmont is surrounded by lakes and forests but isn’t itself much of a draw for the tourists who flock to the region every summer. A hardware store and salon are about all Main Street has to offer; the biggest employer in town is a Shaw’s supermarket.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 16:33pm to the Crime forum.

The Surreal End of an American College

Small schools across the United States are facing budget shortfalls and low enrollment—leading some to shut down in the middle of students’ higher-education experience.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 16:32pm to the Education forum.

Please, Stop Flushing Live Goldfish Down the Toilet

Flushing a deceased goldfish down the toilet seems to be a rite of passage: a first pet, not long for this world, getting a ceremonial swirl at the end of its brief, eventful journey. There are some people, however, who don’t wait for the fish to die, and some fish that make it through the ordeal. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW), a nonprofit organization that works to protect the Niagara River and Lake Erie watershed, recently took to Facebook to show what can happen next.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 16:27pm to the Science forum.

The Forgotten Trans History of the Wild West

From 1900 to 1922, Harry Allen was one of the most notorious men in the Pacific Northwest. The West was still wide and wild then, a place where people went to find their fortunes, escape the law, or start a new life. Allen did all three. Starting in the 1890s, he became known as a rabble-rouser, in and out of jail for theft, vagrancy, bootlegging, or worse. Whatever the crime, Allen always seemed to be a suspect because he refused to wear women’s clothes, and instead dressed as a cowboy, kept ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 16:26pm to the The World forum.

Google employees won’t be allowed to speak out against YouTube during Pride

A memo was reportedly sent out to Google employees setting the terms for the upcoming Pride parade and stating that employees can only protest YouTube or Google if they’re not marching with Google. Otherwise, they’ll be in violation of Google’s code of conduct.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 16:12pm to the Off Topic News forum.

The Ultimate Betrayal

This man seduced an environmental campaigner, married her and had two children with her.

All along, he was a police spy leading a double life.
Submitted by somedongus at 2019-06-25 16:11pm to the Crime forum.

We live in an age of Assholes

We live in an age in which our political system seems constantly to be conspiring to elevate the worst people imaginable. Donald Trump, who had spent his whole life being publicly thoughtless and racist and misogynistic and being subject to rape allegations and bullying people on television and profiting directly off human misery, only needed to so much as announce that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for president for his rise to mount inexorably: at one point during the ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 15:54pm to the The World forum.

Andrew Yang’s War on Normal People

It’s that kind of liberal dad-energy with just a pinch of grifter that makes Yang a futurist, in the sense that a true futurist is a rich person determined to help poor people without alienating themselves from other rich people. And like many other futurists, his primary fixation is a universal basic income (UBI), which he bills as “The Freedom Dividend.” Shockingly, for this 2015 Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, the horizons of both freedom and the future are ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-06-25 14:12pm to the The Economy forum.

Hybridization between two high Arctic cetaceans confirmed by genomic analysis

In 1990, a skull from a morphologically unusual Monodontid was found in West Greenland and collected for the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. From its intermediate morphology, the skull was hypothesized to be a beluga/narwhal hybrid. If confirmed, the specimen would, to our knowledge, represent the sole evidence of hybridization between the only two toothed whale species endemic to the Arctic. Here we present genome-wide DNA sequence data from the specimen and ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-06-25 4:26am to the Science forum.

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

Just 30 children remained at the facility near El Paso Monday, said Rep. Veronica Escobar after her office was briefed on the situation by an official with Customs and Border Protection.

Attorneys who visited the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, last week ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-06-24 21:30pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Crater in German field apparently caused by WWII bomb

BERLIN (AP) — A crater 10 meters (33 feet) wide and 4 meters (13 feet) deep has appeared in a field in central Germany, apparently caused by a World War II bomb exploding in the middle of the night.
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2019-06-24 19:52pm to the The World forum.

Bernie Sanders plans to cancel all US student debt

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled a plan to forgive all US student loans, freeing around 45 million Americans from a debt pile that can take decades to pay off.

The Vermont senator's proposal would see $1.6tn (£1.2tn) paid off through a new tax on Wall Street transactions.

"We will make a full and complete education a human right," Mr Sanders told reporters on Monday.

Twenty Democratic candidates will joust in two debates this week in Florida.

In the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-24 19:07pm to the Education forum.