As a taxi lender seizes medallions, cabbies are caught in the carnage | Crain’s New York Business

Cab drivers and owners get caught in the headlights of a troubled taxi lender As Melrose Credit Union looks to seize assets instead of refinancing medallion loans, individual owners fear for their future Photo: Buck Ennis THE ROAD AHEAD Drivers such as Medina are 
weighing whether to stay 
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A Department of Education official suggested that “90 percent” of all campus rapes aren’t real – Salon.com

As Besty DeVos prepares to meet with sexual assault advocacy groups — an approach criticized for its planned meetings with those accused of rape — a top official at the Department of Education suggested “90 percent” of sexual assault allegations on college campuses, “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’” in an interview. Candice E. Jackson, […]

Supreme Court Reinstates Trump’s Muslim Ban as It Agrees to Rule on Its Legality

AP As the Supreme Court’s session draws to a close, the court on Monday reinstated most of President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban—allowing it to cover everyone except people who have a “bona fide relationship” to the United States—as it agreed to hear the constitutional merits of the ban in the fall. The court’s decision […]

The Swarm of Bees Outside Vox Media, Explained – VICE

In Trump’s America, the press is under attack. You know what I’m talking about—in your head, do a montage of Donald Trump saying “fake news,” congressional candidates body-slamming reporters, and so on. But on Tuesday, that war intensified, when a swarm of bees lingered outside Vox Media’s New York City offices. What Are Bees? “Bees […]

Comey Releases Prepared Remarks: “I Hope You Can See Your Way To Letting This Go… I Need Loyalty” | Zero Hedge

Ahead of tomorrow’s much-anticipated testimony, former FBI Director James Comey has released his prepared remarks. Key highlights include: First Contact: I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national […]

State Dept.: Assad using crematorium to hide atrocities – CNNPolitics.com

Story highlights A State Department official says the regime could be killing as many as 50 detainees a day The US called on Russia to use its influence to stop the atrocities Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department, laid out newly unveiled declassified intelligence in […]