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FRANKFURT (Reuters) ― The head of Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) luxury arm Audi was arrested on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be taken into custody over the German carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal. Munich prosecutors said Rupert Stadler was being detained due to fears he might hinder an ongoing investigation into the scandal, […]

Just over 10 years ago, it looked like The Stonewall Inn was going out of business. “It had nothing really to do about the gay community anymore by that time,” co-owner Kurt Kelly told HuffPost. “They weren’t really taking care of the place ― let’s put it that way.” The bar now heralded as the […]

In the four months since a mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school, the number of states with so-called red flag laws has doubled, expanding the ability of courts around the nation to temporarily remove guns from people who are found to be dangerous. Amid a reinvigorated debate about firearms in the U.S., the […]

DENVER ― Westminster police say a Colorado Springs man who allegedly shot two boys, their mother and a bystander Thursday afternoon, killing one of the boys, likely acted out of road rage. Authorities arrested 23-year-old Jeremy John Webster without incident several hours after the shooting, which occurred in a parking lot outside a dental office […]

The Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border to disincentivize crossings has been slammed for its unnecessary cruelty across the political aisle. A top Catholic cardinal called the practice “immoral” and evangelist Franklin Graham termed it “disgraceful” as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders […]

Eid al-Fitr is a joyous celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and spiritual introspection for Muslims.  Because Islam has been part of America’s religious landscape since colonial times, Eid has a long history in the U.S. This year it begins on Friday, June 15, and festivities will continue into the weekend. After participating […]

Sergio Tristan couldn’t believe he was alone. His beloved Mexican national soccer team was about to face the United States in the final of the 2011 Gold Cup, the regional tournament that the two North American rivals have dominated over the last two decades. The Rose Bowl, in Pasadena, California, was split almost evenly between Mexican and […]

A Georgia Baptist church has been booted from America’s largest Protestant denomination after being accused of racism toward a local black congregation. The Southern Baptist Convention announced Monday that it was expelling Albany’s Raleigh White Baptist Church over “intentional discriminatory acts toward individuals based solely on the color of their skin.” The decision means that delegates […]

Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, issued what some took to be a threat aimed at those who don’t support President Donald Trump.  Complacency is our enemy. Anyone that does not embrace the @realDonaldTrump agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake. — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 14, 2018 […]

Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday that he expects Michael Cohen to be indicted, arrested and eventually flip on President Donald Trump.  “There’s no question in my mind that he’s going to be indicted, and there’s no question in my mind that he’s going to try to flip on…


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