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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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In trial for eco-activist's murder, push for a full picture of justice
The long-awaited criminal trial for the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres sputtered to a halt before it could begin this week, underscoring the prevalence of violence against environmental defenders and widespread impunity across Latin America. Here in one of the world’s most dangerous places for environmental defenders, their murders rarely result in anyone being held accountable, observers say. The appeals could delay the case for days – or possibly months – but Cáceres’ family say it is the only way to ensure true justice for the victim and her accused killers.

What has changed since Anita Hill? Female senators who were there weigh in
On a weekend in October of 1991, more than 20 million American households watched as Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. In her testimony, Ms. Hill, a law professor, described numerous instances of Mr. Thomas using inappropriate sexual language and making unwanted overtures when she worked for him at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1980s. Thomas denied any wrongdoing and famously described the proceedings as a “high-tech lynching.” In the end, the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm him.

With nowhere to run, Idlib residents reach for life, but prepare to fight
The sight of his three-year-old twins pains Ibrahim, but he thanks God they are both alive.

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New coaches off to disastrous starts
There has been an epidemic of bad beginnings by new coaches, and nobody has started worse than these seven bosses.

This Woman Just Biked at 184 MPH to Smash the Bicycle Speed Record
It’s a feat inconceivable to most sound-minded mortals: This past Sunday, Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a bicycle more than 180 mph-183.93 to be exact, which is faster than the takeoff speed of an Airbus A340-and crushed the motor-paced bicycle land speed record. Mueller-Korenek mounted a specially equipped bike with a massive gear and tethered it to a race car, which then accelerated to 100-plus mph-the velocity necessary for the rider to turn over the cranks on her own volition. The whole thing took about five miles, Mueller-Korenek, a 45-year-old national champion cyclist from Valley Center, California, told Bicycling.

Here's how much money Vontae Davis is walking away from after quitting on Bills at halftime
Vontae Davis lost far more than just the respect of some of his NFL peers with his stunning decision to retire at halftime of Sunday’s one-sided loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Buffalo Bills cornerback also likely cost himself most of the one-year, $5 million contract he signed with the team last February. Three experts on NFL contracts told Yahoo Sports on Monday that the Bills should not have to pay Davis more than $769,302.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

L.L. Bean rebuffs boycott over granddaughter’s big Trump donation
A man wipes off the headlights of the L.L. Bean Bootmobile in the parking lot at the facility where the famous outdoor boot is made. L.L. Bean is pushing back against a boycott led by a group urging consumers not to shop at retailers that support President-elect Donald Trump after it was revealed that Linda Bean, heir of the Maine-based company’s founder, had donated to a political action committee that helped elect Trump. “We are deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L. Bean as a supporter of any political agenda,” Shawn Gorman, L.L. Bean’s executive chairman, said in a statement posted to Facebook late Sunday.

Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back down
Trump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Chuck Jones, the union leader who claims President-elect Donald Trump lied to Carrier employees while touting a deal to keep jobs in the U.S., says he started receiving harassing phone calls a half hour after Trump slammed him on Twitter. “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years,” Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, told CNN on Thursday morning.

Working, eating and sleeping at the office
The sight of workers sleeping on the job is common in China, where a surplus of cheap labor can lead to downtime and employees at startup companies work long hours.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Trump's Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion In First 5 Years: Air Force Memo
The proposed sixth branch of the military could have more than 13,000 employees, according to an internal Air Force memo.

Footage shows massive colonies of fire ants floating in Hurricane Florence floodwaters
In wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned of

George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11
Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House" spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11. 2001.

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