Sport

Can Sports Show The Way To Smarter Voting?

Electoral reform is coming to America. This year in MLB, a simple first-past-the-post voting system will no longer determine all-star starters. Fans will instead select three finalists in a Primary Round and then vote from among those finalists on a single Election Day. Favoritism has plagued MLB all-star voting for decades. Some fan bases (the […]

Lifestyle

Captain America Is Now Trying to Fix U.S. Politics

Chris Evans, who has saved humanity time and again during his tenure as Captain America, is actually now working on a secret, nonpartisan political project called A Starting Point, his latest foray into saving humanity IRL. According to CNN, A Starting Point will serve as a resource to help American voters sift through the news […]

World News

Protesters arrested in Hong Kong over proposed China extradition law

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police on Friday arrested five women who staged a protest inside the government’s headquarters over a proposal to allow fugitives to be extradited to mainland China, stoking human rights concerns. In February, Hong Kong’s Security Bureau submitted a paper to the city’s legislature, proposing amendments to extradition laws that […]

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Russia-UK tensions risk escalating over ex-spy's poisoning

Russia has missed Britain’s deadline for answers on the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has asked for answers as to why a Soviet-era nerve agent was used to poison former Russian spy Skripal and his daughter. The Kremlin says it will not respond without samples […]

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Sri Lanka: UN condemns anti-Muslim violence

Communal violence in central Kandy region has led to the deaths of at least two people with dozens injured. The United Nations on Sunday condemned a string of anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka including the burning of mosques and businesses. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Sri Lankan government the people behind the violence […]

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Stormy Daniels 'threatened over Trump affair'

Adult film star says she was accosted by an unidentified man in 2011, who told her to ‘leave Trump alone’ over affair claims, which the US president denies. An adult film star who alleges she had an affair with US President Donald Trump in 2006, says she was threatened with violence after she first tried […]