On Monday, the world stopped turning to focus on the recent debut of Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic athlete formerly known as Bruce. Jenner, the ex-husband of Kris Jenner and stepfather to Kim Kardashian, took a bold step in announcing her completed transition into the woman she always felt she was. She posed on the cover of Vanity Fair to premiere her new identity. This is a monumental step forward for the transgender community that many hope will help foster increased tolerance in society. While this is a positive development, the degree of media attention devoted to the celebrity news story left many other equally important stories ignored. read more
Cartoonists from the around the world have been invited by Iran's House of Cartoon, which is sponsored by the municipality of Tehran, to send in their art work based on the theme "crimes committed by the Islamic State," according to Iran's state-run IRNA news agency. There has been no shortage of submissions so far, contest organizer Mohammad Habibi told the Tehran Times. At least 800 cartoons from 40 different countries were received. The committee has selected 280 from the stack.
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is on pace to adopt rival Bernie Sanders's positions on all major issues by noon on Thursday, Clinton campaign officials have confirmed.
Within minutes of Sanders's entry into the Democratic race, Clinton released position papers on trade, income inequality, national defense, and the environment that meticulously aped the Vermont senator's views on those matters. read more