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Backlash after 'sexist' tweet about youngest congresswoman

Backlash after 'sexist' tweet about youngest congresswoman

In Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first two days in the nation's capital, she was mistaken for an intern and mocked for her clothing.

  • by Christal Hayes

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'A cancer on democracy': the battle to end gerrymandering in America
US Congress

'A cancer on democracy': the battle to end gerrymandering in America

Few noticed it, but one of the wins in last week’s US midterm elections was for attempts to strip politicians of their power to game the electoral system.

  • by Matthew Knott
The podcast documenting patriarchy through the ages
Good Weekend

The podcast documenting patriarchy through the ages

Have you ever wondered, in this #MeToo era, where it all began? Why and how did patriarchy come about?

  • by Melissa Fyfe
Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing
Julian Assange

Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing

The charging of the WikiLeaks founder could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • by Matt Zapotosky & Devlin Barrett
Inside the tactics of 'Definers', Facebook’s attack dog
Social media

Inside the tactics of 'Definers', Facebook’s attack dog

Facebook initially hired Definers to monitor news about the social network. Then it expanded its relationship.

  • by Jack Nicas & Matthew Rosenberg
Homeless veteran's heartwarming story that pulled in $550,000 'a lie'

Homeless veteran's heartwarming story that pulled in $550,000 'a lie'

A US couple's feel-good story about a homeless veteran who helped the woman after she ran out of petrol on a highway exit ramp was allegedly a ruse to defraud donors.

  • by Eli Rosenberg
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Batkid once 'saved' San Fran but now he's had a bigger win: he's cancer free
Illness

Batkid once 'saved' San Fran but now he's had a bigger win: he's cancer free

Miles Scott, 10, who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was one, had his dream realised when Make-A-Wish staged several events for him based on Batman's exploits.

  • by Allison Klein
Man shouts 'Heil Trump! Heil Hitler!' at 'Fiddler on the Roof' show
Racism

Man shouts 'Heil Trump! Heil Hitler!' at 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

Several minutes into intermission during a musical about Jewish traditions, a man stood up, raised him arm in a Nazi salute and started to shout.

  • by Lindsey Bever
George Soros calls for investigation of Facebook after news of smear
Facebook

George Soros calls for investigation of Facebook after news of smear

Liberal philanthropist George Soros has called on Facebook to initiate an independent, internal investigation of its lobbying and public relations work.

  • by Hamza Shaban
Mueller team has ‘gone absolutely nuts’, Trump says
Russia probe

Mueller team has ‘gone absolutely nuts’, Trump says

The fresh barrage comes after Trump spent the last three days meeting with his legal team, crafting answers to written questions from Robert Mueller.

  • by Maggie Haberman
'I'm ready': Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killing wife, kids
Courts

'I'm ready': Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killing wife, kids

Roberto Moreno Ramos became the 21st inmate put to death this year in the US.