This article was reported and written in collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit journalism organization. One is dean of Yale’s medical school. Another is the director of a cancer center in Texas. A third is the next president of the most prominent society of cancer doctors. These leading medical figures are among dozens of doctors who…
Mark S. Luckie (Photo: Tinnetta Bell) SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook has a problem with black people. That's the assessment of Mark S. Luckie, a former employee who says racial discrimination is real, both on the company's Silicon Valley campus and on the social media giant's platform. A Facebook post he shared with management and employees earlier this…
CLOSE As Christmas approaches, volunteers in Colorado are preparing once again to field questions about Santa's annual trip across the globe. Nathan Frandino reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Watch Santa Claus deliver presents to children all over the world. (Photo: NORADsanta.org) WASHINGTON – Don’t fret, kiddos. And parents, too. Neither rain nor snow nor…
Other overtures were made in private. Mr. O’Rourke has held calls with the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader, and made repeated contact with senior members of the N.A.A.C.P. In recent months, Mr. Merkley and Texas Democrat Julián Castro have reached out to Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, the progressive civil…
The demands of those Democrats, members of a bipartisan coalition calling itself the Problem Solvers Caucus, put another wrinkle in Ms. Pelosi’s effort to win the speakership, a painstaking campaign she has undertaken in the wake of Democrats’ midterm election victories that has involved trying to put down a mini-rebellion among her longtime foes and…
CLOSE In 2017, an assortment of alt-right and far-right affiliated groups gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of Confederate monuments and names from a city square. It ended in the death of a Charlottesville woman. USA TODAY A counter-protester holds a photo of Heather Heyer on Boston Common at a "Free Speech" rally…
CLOSE United Auto Workers at General Motors' plant in Lordstown, Ohio joined hands for a prayer vigil Thursday afternoon in front of the plant. Drive it Home Ohio, Detroit Free Press One of the thousands of letters school children near Lordstown, Ohio, wrote to GM CEO Mary Barra. GM announced it will stop allocating product…
Derrick Henryruns downfield for a 99-yard touchdown against the Jaguars. (Photo: Frederick Breedon, Getty Images) Derrick Henry had a record-setting night in the Tennessee Titans' 30-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.  Henry set a franchise record with 238 yards rushing and had a career-high four touchdowns, with 99 of those yards coming on…
Vernita Lee (center) is pictured with her daughters Oprah Winfrey and Patricia Amanda Faye Lee on her 80th birthday in 2015. (Photo: Harpo Inc.) Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, died at her Milwaukee home last week, her family announced Monday.   Lee was 18 when she gave birth to her first child in rural Mississippi, naming…
CLOSE California could be in for a massive earthquake after a newly discovered structure was discovered in the San Andreas fault line. Buzz60 A view of the new ShakeAlertLA app, available now on Apple and Android devices. (Photo: USA TODAY) LOS ANGELES – Residents of Los Angeles County may have a few seconds to prepare for…
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