Abortion Limits Create Nightmare for Parents of Stillborn Baby

Photo by Tamir Kalifa By Alexa Ura / 04.03.2016 Twenty weeks. It’s a seemingly arbitrary measure that recently shattered the lives of Daniel and Taylor Mahaffey as the Austin couple was happily preparing for the birth of a son. Late on a Wednesday, Taylor Mahaffey, 23 — who had been previously diagnosed with a condition known as incompetent cervix — felt something[…]

Taking the Temperature

Illustration by Dave Murray Toronto-based Ecobee has morphed into a heavy hitter in the burgeoning home thermostat market. By Tyler Hamilton / 03.28.2016 Stuart Lombard had no obvious reason to leave his job as a venture capitalist in 2007. Times were good. As managing partner with J.L. Albright Venture Partners in Toronto, he worked out[…]

It’s Official – Bernie Wins Nevada County Conventions, On to State Convention in June

AP Photo/Alan Diaz Sanders takes the most delegates at Nevada County Conventions. But who has won the state? We won’t know that until the Nevada Democratic convention in June. By Kathy Gill / 04.03.2016 Bernie Sanders scored a “surprise victory” over Hillary Clinton in Nevada on Saturday, taking 55% of the state delegates allocated on[…]

#PanamaPapers Explodes on Social Media – Tax Havens for Elites Exposed by Mossack Fonseca Leak

Image BBC From Richard Bilton at the BBC / 04.03.2016 A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped[…]

Ann Coulter Says Immigrants Make Germany ‘Fascist’ in Tweet for Responding to Hate and Demanding Equal Treatment

Ann Coulter speaking at the 2013 CPAC in Washington D.C. on March 16, 2013 / Photo Gage Skidmore By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.03.2016 Ann Coulter posted a Tweet moments ago in which she called immigrants to Germany ‘fascists’, implying its particularly vicious point in history, for demanding equal treatment at the least and responding to[…]

The Wait For Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Mean Life Or Death In New Hampshire

Eddie Sawyer, pictured here with his daughter, overdosed while waiting to get into treatment. (Courtesy of Eileen Shea) For years, Eileen Shea says her former partner Eddie Sawyer struggled with a heroin addiction. But after losing his job and time with his daughter, he was ready to get help. He was on the waiting list[…]

How Habitat for Humanity Went to Brooklyn and Poor Families Lost Their Homes

The charity paid millions in federal stimulus funds to developers shortly after longtime tenants were pushed out. “We are spending federal money to throw low-income New Yorkers out of buildings,” wrote a Habitat whistleblower. By Marcelo Rochabrun / 04.01.2016 In 2010, the New York City affiliate of Habitat for Humanity received a $21 million federal grant[…]

Skyscrapers – But No Sewage System. Meet a City Run by Private Industry.

Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Dan Kedmey / 03.17.2016 The city of Gurgaon, roughly a half-hour’s drive south of New Delhi, has survived without a functioning municipal government for roughly four decades. If the city of 2 million residents needs to pave a road, or hire police, firefighters or garbage collectors, a patchwork of[…]