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After New Zealand massacre, Trump downplays white nationalism threat

World Mar 16, 2019

After New Zealand massacre, Trump downplays white nationalism threat

U.S. President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by racist white nationalism on Friday after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called him "a symbol of renewed white identity." Trump, whose previous responses to the movement have drawn scrutiny, expressed sympathy ...

New emoji expand skin-tone options for couples of color

Business / Tech Mar 9, 2019

New emoji expand skin-tone options for couples of color

Capping a yearlong project by the folks at the dating app Tinder and tech activist group Emojination, the Unicode Consortium has approved new multiracial emoji for characters technically referred to as people "holding hands." A new "gender-inclusive" couple emoji was also approved among 230 ...

Neo-Nazi group's leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

World Mar 2, 2019

Neo-Nazi group's leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

One of America's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement ...

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival kicks off; some revelers target Bolsonaro

World Mar 2, 2019

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival kicks off; some revelers target Bolsonaro

Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival officially began with street parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president known for offending the LGBT community and minorities. At Carmelitas, one of Rio's most traditional street ...