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How am I supposed to teach my son about consent now?

In the wake of yesterday’s election results my friends with daughters have been posting online wondering how they’re going to protect them in a world where a man who admits to groping and violating women’s bodies can be elected president. I do not have a daughter, I have a son, but I, too, am...

Massive fire at former NY steel mill sparked by hot light bulb

More than 100 firefighters struggled to contain a massive blaze at a former Bethlehem Steel site that broke out early Wednesday when a hot light bulb fell onto cardboard inside a business, authorities said. Local media outlets reported that Fred Heinle, the director of development for the city of Lackawanna, said the fire started...

Amy Schumer will stay in the US despite promise to leave if Trump wins election

Amy Schumer said she was just joking when she said she’d leave the country if Donald Trump was elected president. Schumer, a distant cousin of Senator Chuck Schumer, told BBC Newsnight in September she would move to Spain should Trump win. "My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish...

If You’re New To Machine Learning, Be Choosy About What You Read

(Image: Creative Commons) What are some tips for a beginning ML/data scientist who feels overwhelmed? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Sebastian Raschka, Author of Python Machine Learning. Computational Biology PhD candidate at MSU, on Quora: I think that...

Does Amazon Have An Antitrust Problem?

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Last May, then-candidate Trump said the following to Sean Hannity, ”He (Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post) thinks I’ll go after him for antitrust,” Trump said at the time. “Because he’s got a huge antitrust problem because he’s controlling so much, Amazon is controlling...

Silicon Valley Elite Panic At Possibility Of Trump Presidency

Members of Silicon Valley’s elite took to Twitter to express their horror earlier this morning as the election began to turn in favour of Republican candidate Donald Trump. Some suggested drastic measure to fight back against a Donald Trump presidency, co-founder of venture capital firm Sherpa Capital – a fund that invests in...

White Women Sold Out the Sisterhood and the World by Voting for Trump

Donald Trump is cheered on by supporters holding “Women for Trump” signs during a campaign stop in Lakeland, Florida on Oct. 12. According to CNN, 53 percent of white female voters voted for Donald Trump. Fifty-three percent. More than half of white women voted for the man who bragged about committing sexual assault on...

We must not let our political differences tear America apart

We've just come out of one of the most dispiriting political campaigns in recent memory. Whether or not your candidate of choice won, aren't you at least a little bit glad it's over? In case you hadn't noticed, hyper-polarization is growing in the United States. It's become all about Team Red versus Team Blue....

Trump Can Kill Obamacare With Or Without Help From Congress

President-elect Donald Trump has consistently promised to repeal Obamacare. President-elect Donald Trump has promised over and over in recent months that he will repeal and replace Obamacare when he reaches the White House. "Obamacare is a disaster. You know it. We all know it," Trump said at a debate last month. "We have to...

EU citizenship proposal could guarantee rights in Europe after Brexit

Proposals could mean British citizens who opt for the new status would still be able to continue to travel freely and live in Europe. Photograph: Mary Turner/Getty Images The European parliament is to review a proposal for an associate EU citizenship open to nationals of a country that has left the union but who...
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