• social media June 3, 2019 2:09 pm

    Virginia Beach Shooting Reignites Debate Over Gun Laws

    Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach is reigniting debate over gun laws. Twelve people were killed when a city employee opened fire in a government building. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that more laws aren’t the solution. Presidential candidates, however, are calling for action.

  • social media June 3, 2019 2:08 pm

    Mass Shootings Transform How America Talks, Prays, Prepares

    Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings. Seven years ago, a white supremacist invaded a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six worshippers — among them Kaleka’s father, who died clutching a butter knife he’d grabbed in a desperate attempt to stop the shooter. Now, whenever another gunman bloodies another town, Kaleka posts...

  • judge September 28, 2018 1:06 am

    Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing: A Dramatic Lesson on Gender Roles

    He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite, despite her nervousness, and mostly held back her tears. Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and...

  • Miami September 27, 2018 8:15 pm

    Protesters Gather Outside Sen. Rubio's Office In Support of Kavanugh's Accuser

    Protesters gathered outside of Sen. Marco Rubio’s office Thursday to support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

  • Philadelphia September 23, 2018 7:44 pm

    Kavanaugh, Ford and What the Science of Memory Tells Us

    She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it’s possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her at a party when they were teenagers in...

  • Facebook September 20, 2018 4:45 am

    Women Supporting Kavanaugh Find Themselves in Storm's Center

    It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court. In a matter of hours, they all signed onto a letter rallying behind high court nominee and their high school friend Brett Kavanaugh as someone who “has always...

  • director September 18, 2018 2:05 pm

    Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy Offers an Ever-More-Common Cure

    Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight disabling fears of flying, heights, spiders or dogs. And the surge in products is bringing VR to more therapists’ offices. Experts predict people with mild phobias will...

  • Donald Trump March 8, 2018 12:41 am

    Experts ‘Not Able to Find Evidence' Linking Video Games to Violence

    President Donald Trump suggested that there is a link between violent games and mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, but experts say they can’t find scientific proof to support that idea, NBC News reported. A review of scientific literature by an American Psychological Association task force identified a link between violent games and short-term spikes in hostile or...

  • actor March 19, 2018 5:06 pm

    Hero, Harasser or Both? Shaun White's Newly Complex Legacy

    It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months after a nasty fall during practice sent him to a hospital. But as he basked in the comeback story of the Winter Games, allegations...

  • Eric Hinton January 23, 2018 6:12 pm

    Has #MeToo Gone Too Far? Aziz Ansari Controversy Sparks Debate

    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement’s brief history, there’s visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.

  • author January 18, 2018 1:36 pm

    Has #MeToo Gone Too Far? Aziz Ansari Story Sparks Debate

    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement’s brief history, there’s visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm. The catalyst was the publication by Babe.net of an account by a woman identified only as “Grace”...

  • Instagram November 14, 2017 11:24 am

    Is There a Link Between Rising Teen Suicide, Social Media?

    An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why the rates went...

  • Florida February 6, 2017 6:46 pm

    Teen Admits Killing Florida Woman in London Knife Rampage

    Somali-Norwegian Zakaria Bulhan, 19, pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility in the Aug. 3 slaying of 64-year-old Darlene Horton.

  • London August 6, 2016 6:36 pm

    Retired SJ Firefighter Survives Deadly Knife Attack in London

    A retired San Jose firefighter was among six people stabbed in an attack in London on Wednesday.

  • President August 5, 2016 2:22 am

    Wife of Florida State University Professor Killed in London Stabbing Attack

    The American woman who was killed in a stabbing attack in London Wednesday was the wife of a Florida State University professor, school officials confirmed Thursday.

  • Miami August 5, 2015 10:47 pm

    FIU Camp Preparing Pre-Kindergarten Kids

    Forty-five children with attention deficit and emotional control issues in the same room? Sounds like a recipe for chaos, but it turns out to be a stepping stone for academic readiness. Welcome to Florida International University’s summer treatment program for pre-kindergarten kids.

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