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US Justice Department: Transgender Students Must Be Allowed To Use Toilets Corresponding To Their Gender Identity

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In a landmark win for the transgender community in the United States, the country's justice department has ruled students "must" be allowed to use toi...

Somewhere Over the Facebook - Three Cheers for the United States

Alan Grant | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

I would rather have a well-meaning nation with liberal principles that sometimes go awry than those nations with no well-meaning intentions in the first place. One thing is for sure, freedom is good for LGBT people and being under the cultural influence of the US is better than the alternatives for all of our freedoms.

Heavy Dose Of Karma Hits Confederate Flag Truck Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

There has been a heated debate in the US since the shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Much of that conversation has ...

In a Post-Charleston World, It's Not Enough to Point Fingers at Racism

Jessica Shortall | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Jessica Shortall

Something has happened in America in the past week. I don't know if it will stick, because a lot of hopeful shifts appear in this country, and then disappear quietly as the next news cycle takes over. But I'm gonna be an optimist for a second.

'Hate Crime' Church Shooting Leaves Nine Dead In Charleston As Police Hunt Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Nine people have been shot to death at a historically black church in Charleston, in the US state of South Carolina, in which police are treating as a...

A Different Kind of Plantation Tour

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been lucky enough to have my family visit me here in New Orleans. My first visit was in March from my sister and her boyfriend. I had yet to do a plantation tour so we thought it would be a good idea to go on one together...

The Psychology of Globalization - Explained by Cultural DNA

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

If you're a traveller looking for something that takes a richer and more longitudinal approach; a business person or civil servant looking for insight beyond the usual Dos, Don'ts, honorifics, platitudes and rituals; a student of the humanities and social sciences wanting something more grounded in the world today; or a seasoned dinner party socialite and pub quiz pro looking for a global Zeitgeist to boost your social capital - then this is definitely the book for you. There's plenty to learn, it sinks in easily, and this is the sort of book that you'll find yourself marking-up and folding page corners on.

Incredible Footage Of Armoured Van Attacking Police Station In Dallas With Guns And Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK

A police headquarters in Dallas has come under attack. A man fled the scene in an "armoured van" reportedly after firing shots at the building and ...

This Car Knows When You're Pissed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

The US have unveiled a car that will potentially stop drink drivers taking to the roads. At a Department of Transport event in Washington D.C., the...

Teenager Posts Heart-Wrenching Ad For A Family On Craigslist

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 19-year-old college student has posted a heart-wrenching advert on Craigslist looking to 'rent a family' to spend her birthday with. Natalie Car...

Watch Passengers Frantically Flee Bus Seconds Before It's Hit By A Train

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Amazing footage has captured the moment passengers frantically flee a bus when they realise a train is about to collide with them. The incident hap...

San Francisco: Does The City Still Have Soul?

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

While I doing some research prior to my holiday in San Francisco, I stumbled across an article in the Guardian, which argued the city was losing its soul. I decided to visit with an open mind, and attempt to discover whether "the tide is going out" or if the hilly city still has its pizzazz.

How to Market a Circus - The Advance Man Book Review

Douglas McPherson | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

Most circus memoirs are written by performers or showmen. But it doesn't matter how good a show is if there's no audience to see it. The Advance Man ...

Man Says Men Should Be Able To Veto Women's Abortions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Psychiatrist and Fox News regular Dr Keith Ablow is a-blowing up a storm after he made controversial remarks about abortion rights. Speaking of 'Mo...

This American Loves the UK Elections So Much He Crowdfunded a Trip to Be There

Samantha Booth | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Meet Skylar Jordan, an American journalist who has raised $1500 - around £979 - to fly to the UK to write about the general election.

Seven Great Places for a Road Trip

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

The classic road trip vacation; it's an all-American, wholesome, and cultural pastime, one that dates back to the Second World War. But not all road trips have to begin in America. If you're after a thrilling driving holiday with views to make you feel alive, here are seven great places for a classic, old-fashioned road trip.

The Media Is Ignoring Some Of The Positive Things Going On In Baltimore

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

There seems to be a dominant theme underpinning the majority of media coverage of the events in Baltimore... Powerful photos from the #Balt...

When Innovation Breeds Inequality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?

Man Loses Temper At Computer, So Shoots It Eight Times

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech

A man from Colorado Springs, US has been charged with discharging his firearm within the city limits are he became so enraged with his computer that h...

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

A Superpower Blurs the Line Between Church and State

Patrick Roth | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Patrick Roth

Charity Giving, UK and US Style

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Interestingly there's more of a Christian cultural overlay in America, yet the Christian faith in the UK still has more of an influence - so you'll get the Archbishop of Canterbury quoted on the evening news talking about economic issues, something you'd never get church leaders doing in America.

9 Reasons Fox News Shouldn't Be The Most Trusted US News Network

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

According to a new poll, Fox News is the most trusted news network in America. Let that terrifying thought just sink in a while... The survey co...

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

Fraternities and Sororities are Sexist and Backwards; Our Universities Must Resist Them

Gareth Evans | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gareth Evans

The very nature of the Greek system is divisive, backwards and insular. It is a breeding ground for misogynistic thinking and behaviour.