Headlines on 2018-02-23

  • Susan Rice calls BS on Senate GOP for claiming she discussed Steele dossier with Obama and Comey

    Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Friday responded to Republican allegations that she and former President Barack Obama discussed the infamous “golden showers” dossier just before the end of his administration. The Atlantic‘s Natasha Bertrand reported that Rice’s attorneys sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with further context on a January 5, 2017 meeting between the adviser and outgoing president. Earlier in February,...

    Raw Story
  • Watch fourth grade teacher welcome students to class with 'Black Panther' handshake

    What are those?! Awesome Black Panther handshakes, of course! Upon its release last week, Marvel’s record-breaking superhero film has taken the country by storm, owning the box office and pop culture conversation. The influence has even made its way into Ohio’s Dayton Leadership Academies, where fourth-grade teacher Tina Bailey, donning a Black Panther mask, welcomed her students into class on Tuesday with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Shuri’s (Letitia Wright) handshake, resulting in a viral...

  • Even the ‘do-goodiest’ have sex-abuse problems

    Looks like Hollywood doesn’t have a stranglehold on sexual-abuse scandals — the international aid community has been hit hard, too. Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, announced this month that it has fired 19 employees while belatedly dealing with 24 cases of sexual abuse or harassment. Meanwhile, news surfaced that Oxfam, the Britain-based global-food-aid...

    New York Post
  • White House receives Mattis memo on transgender troops

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has received a memo from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis making recommendations for dealing with transgender individuals serving in the military....

  • Tipster told FBI that Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was 'going to explode'

    The person who called an FBI tip line in January said Nikolas Cruz made increasingly alarming statements after his mother died last fall, adding, "I know he's, he's going to explode."

    NBC News
  • The Week in Music: Paste's Favorite Albums, Songs, Performances and More

    Let's review: Screaming Females, Janelle Monae, Soccer Mommy, Hüsker Dü, and more.