As journalists, we dutifully report on what’s going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working. From scientific breakthroughs to successful crime-reduction initiatives, the What’s Working Honor Roll highlights some of the best reporting and analysis, from a range of media outlets, on all the ways people are working toward solutions to some of our greatest challenges. The Indianapolis...

As journalists, we dutifully report on what’s going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working. From scientific breakthroughs to successful crime-reduction initiatives, the What’s Working Honor Roll highlights some of the best reporting and analysis, from a range of media outlets, on all the ways people are working toward solutions to some of our greatest challenges. The Indianapolis...

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I’m sitting on a very comfortable mattress in the Westin St. Francis, on Union Square in San Francisco. SF is one of my favorite towns. Maybe my most favorite town in the US of A. I’m tagging along with Sue Ann, while she attends a business conference here. I love staying in nice hotels on the man’s dime. I love doing most anything on the man’s dime. Except working, of course. I just finished watching a slow motion video of a captivating drag queen named Suppositori Spelling. Her name play on Tori Spelling was...

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 7:39am by
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I’m sitting on a very comfortable mattress in the Westin St. Francis, on Union Square in San Francisco. SF is one of my favorite towns. Maybe my most favorite town in the US of A. I’m tagging along with Sue Ann, while she attends a business conference here. I love staying in nice hotels on the man’s dime. I love doing most anything on the man’s dime. Except working, of course. I just finished watching a slow motion video of a captivating drag queen named Suppositori Spelling. Her name play on Tori Spelling was...

The University of Kentucky weighed in on Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law Tuesday, following the three other schools heading to Indianapolis this weekend for the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four games. In a statement provided to The Huffington Post, the school’s president, Eli Capilouto, said the school emphasizes tolerance and urges continued conversation on Indiana’s law: As a University, we have a strong and enduring commitment to the values of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion. We...

The University of Kentucky weighed in on Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law Tuesday, following the three other schools heading to Indianapolis this weekend for the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four games. In a statement provided to The Huffington Post, the school’s president, Eli Capilouto, said the school emphasizes tolerance and urges continued conversation on Indiana’s law: As a University, we have a strong and enduring commitment to the values of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion. We...

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Comedian Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” successor on Monday, and mere hours later he was already embroiled in controversy over his Twitter history. BuzzFeed Business editor Tom Gara pointed to Noah’s past tweets, writing that the 31-year-old should’ve done a “quick Twitter cleanup” before getting the “Daily Show” job. Noah has tweeted a series of jokes about Jewish people and women since he joined Twitter back in 2009, many of which were called offensive, sexist...

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Comedian Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” successor on Monday, and mere hours later he was already embroiled in controversy over his Twitter history. BuzzFeed Business editor Tom Gara pointed to Noah’s past tweets, writing that the 31-year-old should’ve done a “quick Twitter cleanup” before getting the “Daily Show” job. Noah has tweeted a series of jokes about Jewish people and women since he joined Twitter back in 2009, many of which were called offensive, sexist...

By Fiona Ortiz March 31 (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence will hold a news conference on Tuesday to discuss the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was condemned by business leaders and Democrats who say it could lead to discrimination against gays. The news conference will be at 11 a.m. EDT, the governor’s office said in a brief advisory. Pence has defended the act, which he signed into law last week, as protecting people of all faiths from being forced to go against their beliefs. Many other states...

By Fiona Ortiz March 31 (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence will hold a news conference on Tuesday to discuss the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was condemned by business leaders and Democrats who say it could lead to discrimination against gays. The news conference will be at 11 a.m. EDT, the governor’s office said in a brief advisory. Pence has defended the act, which he signed into law last week, as protecting people of all faiths from being forced to go against their beliefs. Many other states...

Across the country, opposition is mounting to recent “religious freedom” measures that critics worry could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals. Gap and Levi’s issued a joint statement on Monday denouncing a new Indiana law, which could protect business owners who refuse service to LGBT customers, and a similar bill approved by the Arkansas Senate. “As Indiana, Arkansas, and states around the country enact and consider legislation that perpetuates discrimination, we’re urging State Legislatures to...

Across the country, opposition is mounting to recent “religious freedom” measures that critics worry could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals. Gap and Levi’s issued a joint statement on Monday denouncing a new Indiana law, which could protect business owners who refuse service to LGBT customers, and a similar bill approved by the Arkansas Senate. “As Indiana, Arkansas, and states around the country enact and consider legislation that perpetuates discrimination, we’re urging State Legislatures to...

Actor and comedian Stephen Fry has quit Instagram, saying he was “hounded off” the social media site. ...

Actor and comedian Stephen Fry has quit Instagram, saying he was “hounded off” the social media site. ...