A shooting ended Marshae Jones’s pregnancy. Police say it’s her fault.

A shooting ended Marshae Jones’s pregnancy. Police say it’s her fault.

Reproductive rights advocates say the story shows how pregnant women of color are criminalized. In Alabama, a black woman is facing criminal charges after being shot in the stomach and having a miscarriage. The story has drawn national attention and outrage from reproductive rights groups who argue that the incident is a disturbing example of the mistreatment and criminalization of low-income pregnant women of color. On Wednesday, Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, was…

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Jony Ive, a design legend who helped create the iPhone, is leaving Apple

Jony Ive, a design legend who helped create the iPhone, is leaving Apple

Ive is leaving after two decades to create his own firm. Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, is leaving the company later this year, after spending more than two decades at the firm. Ive will be starting his own design business, LoveFrom, and he plans to continue working closely with Apple as a client, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the news of his departure. Apple did not immediately respond to a request…

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The furious, last-minute fight over the House and Senate border aid bills, explained

The furious, last-minute fight over the House and Senate border aid bills, explained

House progressives are fuming at Senate Democrats for passing a border aid bill with no accountability standards for the Trump administration. The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan Senate bill allocating $4.59 billion in supplemental border funding on Thursday — sending much-needed aid to the southern border, but angering progressive Democrats in the House who were hoping to enact stronger accountability standards for the Trump administration. “I blame Senate Democrats first and foremost for putting…

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NASA is sending a drone to look for signs of life on Saturn’s largest moon. Rad.

NASA is sending a drone to look for signs of life on Saturn’s largest moon. Rad.

“We can’t go back in time on Earth to learn lessons about the chemistry that led to life. … But we can go to Titan.” Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, has a lot in common with Earth. It has a thick, nitrogen-dense atmosphere and features like rivers, lakes, mountains, and, potentially, volcanoes. In some ways, it’s like a smaller version of Earth, stuck in the time before life evolved here. It contains many of…

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Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign and policies, explained

Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign and policies, explained

How the mayor of South Bend became a surprisingly serious contender in the Democratic primary race. The polls in the 2020 Democratic primary have been relatively stable — with one gigantic exception. Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has gone from no-name to one of the top five candidates in the poll averages. “As far as I’m concerned, one real thing has happened [in 2020],” the New York Times poll analyst Nate…

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“Everyone uses Ravelry”: why a popular knitting website’s anti-Trump stance is so significant

“Everyone uses Ravelry”: why a popular knitting website’s anti-Trump stance is so significant

Ravelry’s ban on Trump support has proven divisive, but it’s already creating broader change. The longtime internet knitting community Ravelry updated its content policy this week to ban support of President Donald Trump from the platform. The new policy holds that support for Trump is support for white supremacy, which is not conducive to positive community-building. Ravelry’s announcement of the policy change, made on Twitter on June 23, was short and to the point, noting,…

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A guy made a deepfake app to turn photos of women into nudes. It didn’t go well.

A guy made a deepfake app to turn photos of women into nudes. It didn’t go well.

The quick rise and quicker fall of an app that would’ve made any woman a potential victim. An anonymous programmer created a new app called DeepNude that uses AI to create nonconsensual porn. If you feed it a picture of a clothed woman, it removes her clothes so that she appears naked. The result is pretty realistic — and blatantly unethical. This app is the latest evolution of AI-powered deepfake technology, which makes it disturbingly…

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