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New York governor orders homeless off streets in freezing weather

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Sunday requiring local officials throughout the state to force the homeless into shelters when temperatures dip below freezing and vowed to defend the edict if challenged in court.
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This Comic Sums up the Double Standard Used to Excuse White Violence

...Cartoonist Carlos Latuff explored why heavily armed white men committing crimes might get treated with kid gloves while police can shoot black kids like Rice with few consequences in a clever cartoon that's an apt description of the current situation.......
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New York governor orders homeless off streets in freezing weather

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Sunday requiring local officials throughout the state to force the homeless into shelters when temperatures dip below freezing and vowed to defend the edict if challenged in court....
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Over 50, Female and Jobless Even as Others Return to Work

The latest signs of an improving economy were good enough to help persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. But the better job market is not good enough to land Chettie McAfee a job....
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Single, and Surrounded by a Wall of Men

Sometimes I play a kind of shivery game in which I think about how different my life would be if I had made other choices. One thing leads to an unforeseeable other....
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As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A sign in a classroom here at Berea High School, northwest of downtown in the largest urban district in the state, sends this powerful message: “Failure Is Not an Option. You Will Pass. You Will Learn. You Will Succeed.”...
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TSA agents can now force passengers to go through body scanners, even if they opt out

...In order to ease the minds of any nervous travelers who have preferred to opt out in the past, the DHS makes it clear that not only is the AIT incapable of storing any of the images it captures, but also that “the Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) software replaces the individual’s image with that of a generic figure.”......
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Cards Against Humanity buys Picasso, threatens to chop it to bits and give it away

...The Cards Against Humanity crew used some of the $2.25 million in revenue it made from the Hanukkah product to buy Tête de Faune (Head of a Faun), an original 1962 Picasso. ......
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Initial probe of cadets wearing KKK-like garb completed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel has completed its initial investigation into cadets appearing in photos with pillowcases on their heads similar to Ku Klux Klan garb, the South Carolina military college announced Wednesday....
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Chimp Finds Comfort in Troll Dolls After Years of Being a Research Animal

A chimpanzee that suffered from the trauma of being a research animal has found comfort in an unexpected source: a troll doll....
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