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Enterprise Rent A Car is first to cave to anti-NRA hysteria, others follow

While scrolling through my Twitter feed I noticed an over the top tweet to @EnterpriseCares, the account for Enterprise Rent A Car, with only multiple hashtags of Boycott NRA. Silly, but I checked it out. This is when I discovered that a list is out there of businesses who provide a discount to NRA members. Predictably, weak business executives seem to be following marching orders from anti-NRA fascists. Enterprise responded quickly with its ... Full story

The country with the highest female suicide rate in the world

How one former beauty queen made it her mission to reduce the rate of female suicide in her country. Full story

Italian election dominated by immigration debate News

Image caption Casa Pound supporters attend a remembrance service in Milan. Standing opposite an arch commemorating Italy's liberation from fascism at the end of the World War Two, a group of men dressed in black are huddled beneath a gazebo. They're supporters of Casa Pound - a fringe political party that claims to be inspired by the poet Ezra Pound. Massimo Trefiletti proudly proclaims himself and his party as fascists. The irony of standing ... Full story

‘Furious’ teacher: I love my students, but I didn’t sign up to take a bullet for them Post

The country is engaged in a debate about whether teachers should be armed, a proposal made by President Trump in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a South Florida high school that left 17 people dead. Student survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland have become vocal about pushing state and federal lawmakers — as well as Trump — to take action to restrict access to guns. And teachers have started a ... Full story

The Airborne Olympics

At the Winter Olympics, many gold medals are earned in the air. Generally the athletes that manage to defy gravity for the longest can pull off the most complex maneuvers, positioning themselves for the podium. New York Times photographers have captured airborne athletes throughout the Pyeongchang Games. Here’s a look at some of their favorites photos. Image Jamie Anderson of the United States won silver in snowboard big air on Thursday ... Full story

Khizr Khan Sees A Shared 'Moral Compass' In Lessons Of Japanese-American Incarceration

SEATTLE ― Standing before an audience that included Japanese-Americans who had lived behind barbed war during World War II, Khizr Khan was visibly emotional. “Please take note of this moment,” Khan said. “It will serve as a guiding light, as a moral compass.”. He addressed the row of elders sitting in front of him, some wearing the caps and decorations of U.S. military veterans, who remembered Feb. 19, 1942 ― the day President Franklin Delano ... Full story

Box Office: 'Black Panther' rules with $108 million in second weekend

By Dave McNaryLOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is dominating the box office with an astounding $108 million at 4,020 North American locations -- the second-highest second weekend ever behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens.""Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman, has now grossed $400 million domestically in its first 10 days. Only "The Force Awakens" has reached that milestone faster. It's also grossed $304 million ... Full story

India mourns Bollywood superstar Sridevi

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Sridevi "paved way for other women in Bollywood". Tributes have been pouring in for superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, who has died aged 54. The actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of a heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. Over five decades, she featured in almost 300 films, including classics Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma. She was considered ... Full story

Meet a Spider That Spins Webs of Gold Silk

Golden orb spiders are known for the impressive webs they weave — producing silk five times stronger than steel and more flexible than cotton. Full story

Rare photographs that changed lives

Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman. American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion of photojournalism and documentary did not exist at the time, Hine called his projects "photo stories", using images and words to fight for the ... Full story

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