News: Weekend Reads

North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju remains a mystery

Wednesday  23:51,   15 november 2017
MSN

North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju remains a mysteryIn the six years since Kim Jong Un began ruling North Korea, information about the nation’s first lady is as elusive as her husband is[...]

Here's what Earth might look like in 100 years — if we're lucky

Wednesday  23:51,   15 november 2017
Business Insider

America Recycles Day is on Wednesday, and the green holiday exists for good reason: Recycling helps keep rubbish off the roads, reduces the need for Earth-scarring metal-mining operations, and fuels industry jobs.The practice also keeps[...]

Robert Mugabe's Inner Circle Implodes

Wednesday  20:53,   15 november 2017
The Atlantic

Robert Mugabe's Inner Circle ImplodesThe immediate events that precipitated the military intervention all revolve around the question of who will follow the 93-year old Mugabe. For several years, two camps have jostled over the right to succeed[...]

The company behind the 'party game for horrible people' bought a vacant plot of land on the Mexico border to stymie Trump's wall

Wednesday  19:35,   15 november 2017
Business Insider

The company behind the 'party game for horrible people' bought a vacant plot of land on the Mexico border to stymie Trump's wallThe company behind Cards Against Humanity, the self-described "party game for horrible people," has purchased [...]

N. Korea defector in serious condition from gunshot wounds

Wednesday  19:35,   15 november 2017
AFP

A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while fleeing to the South in a rare and dramatic defection has had a second round of surgery but remains in a serious condition, his doctor said Wednesday. The soldier suffered at least six gunshot wounds[...]

Opinions | Donald Trump Jr.’s incredible history of dumb decisions

Wednesday  17:36,   15 november 2017
The Washington Post

The president’s eldest son didn’t fall far from the tree.With all the documentation of Russian collusion piling up, President Trump's best excuse may be that his people were too incompetent to organize a conspiracy. Luckily for him, an[...]

If NAFTA dies ‘all hell will break loose’

Wednesday  17:36,   15 november 2017
Maclean's

No one should be surprised if Trump declares in a 5 a.m. tweet that he’s pulling the U.S. out of NAFTA—and nothing about what comes next is straightforwardIt’s a threat the President has repeated on multiple occasions, having at various times called [...]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wednesday  17:36,   15 november 2017
MSN

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today :1. ZIMBABWE UNDERGOES 'BLOODLESS CORRECTION'The army in the southern African nation says it has President Mugabe and his wife in custody and is[...]

Louis C.K. Ruined More Than Just His Own Career

Tuesday  21:23,   14 november 2017
The Mary Sue

Louis C.K. had the power to amplify marginalized voices. But now those voices are subject to his downfall.All of this is 100% deserved and no one here is mourning Louis C.K.’s loss of work or status. But when you reach the level of success he had,[...]

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

Tuesday  21:22,   14 november 2017
CNN

Smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves. At a property outside Tripoli, CNN witnessed a dozen men go under the hammer in the space of minutes.Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but[...]

Roy Moore allegations prompt reflections on fundamentalist culture in which some Christian men date teens

Tuesday  17:52,   14 november 2017
The Washington Post

To some women raised in conservative Christian communities, Moore's courtship of teenagers sounded familiar.According to The Washington Post’s investigation into Moore’s alleged pursuit of teenage girls, which was published Thursday, Gibson’s[...]

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

Tuesday  17:51,   14 november 2017
AFP

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in GeorgiaThe world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously[...]

Help For Hollywood Predators: Here’s How To Respond When You Get Called Out

Tuesday  17:51,   14 november 2017
Flare

Because famous, powerful guys are busy, we crafted a lil’ template to use when shit hits the[...]

Two SEAL Team 6 members. An Army Green Beret. A murder.

Tuesday  06:50,   14 november 2017
Vox.com

Two SEAL Team 6 members. An Army Green Beret. A murder.On June 4, Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar — a 34-year-old Army Green Beret — was found dead in U.S. Embassy housing in Mali while he was on a secret assignment. Investigators currently believe he was[...]

Why the A-list masturbating creep is the defining image of 2017

Tuesday  04:35,   14 november 2017
Maclean's

Anne Kingston: Louis C.K. and others have combined ego, id and male privilege to create a pornographic portrait of harassment by powerful menEditor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do[...]