People are outraged that Donald Trump has chosen the head of Brietbart News Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. Bannon is a favorite among white nationalists
and has been responsible for racist, misogynist, anti-Semitic headlines like these
. Here's a primer on Bannon
, and a list of advocacy groups uniting against him
President Obama's asking rattled Americans to give Trump a chance
, calling him "sincere" and "pragmatic." He took that message abroad
today seeking to reassure deeply shaken foreign allies that Trump - the man he called an "unqualified" peddler of "wacky ideas
" -- isn't that bad.
Hot car verdict
Georgia man Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty of murder
in the 2014 death of his two-year-old son. The boy, Cooper Harris, died after being left in a hot car for hours as Harris worked and sexted with multiple women, some of whom were underage.
Syria civil war
Residents of Aleppo received a terrifying text yesterday: "Flee or die
." The text warned of an impending "strategically planned assault," and was probably sent by the Syrian government. Still, many refused to leave despite the threat and the worsening shortage of necessities like food and medical care.
There may be a chill in the air where you live, but a UN agency says this could be the hottest year ... EVER
. It's climate change, it said, which is also why extreme weather events like flooding and heatwaves are getting worse.
People are talking about these. Read up. Join in.
Newscaster Gwen Ifill has passed at 61
If you want to know what she meant to female journalists and journalists of color, read this moving piece by Lisa France
Mom's "Make America Kind Again" signs are in high demand
People are sad about Joe Biden leaving the White House
The Dakota Access Pipeline has been halted
Engineers want to talk to the Native American tribe that opposes it
. Could it possibly be ... progress? Cooperation?!
Rare watch sells for $11 million, breaking records
With that kind of money
you could buy, like, a lot of other wristwatches.
And finally ...
This is so satisfying
Kinda into calligraphy right now, so watch this guy PERFECTLY recreate famous logos with just a few strokes of a pen.