Woman Who Had Sex With Her Dad After Jealous Sex-Competition With Half-Sister Dodges Jail

A Nebraska woman managed to avoid jail time despite initially being charged with incest for having sex with her biological father as part of an alleged “jealous competition” with her half-sister to see who could bed him first.

Samantha Kershner, 21, was sentenced to nine months of probation after entering a no contest plea to a misdemeanor charge of false reporting, a reduction of the initial incest charge, local ABC affiliate KHGI reported Monday.

Florida’s Governor Signed A Law Making It Harder For Felons To Vote — And Immediately Got Sued

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis kneecapped Florida’s groundbreaking effort to expand voter rights on Friday when he blocked former felons from registering for the upcoming election if they can’t pay past fines — only to be sued within hours for creating a “poll tax.”

A Genetic Ghost Hunt: What Ancient Humans Live On In Our DNA?

When the Denisovan genome was sequenced soon after, in 2012, it revealed similar instances of interbreeding. We now know that small populations from all three Homo lineages mixed and mingled at various times. The result is that our DNA today is speckled with contributions from ancient hominin groups who lived alongside us, but did not survive to the present day. Genes from Denisovans and Neanderthals are not present in everyone’s DNA — for example, some Africans have neither, while Europeans have just Neanderthal genes. But, these genetic echoes are loud enough to stand out clearly to scientists.

Trump’s Dictator Envy Isn’t Funny Anymore

Yes, our president isn’t very bright; he has little grasp of political concepts, even those that underlie his country’s democratic traditions; he knows almost nothing about history and, worse still, sees nothing wrong with that. But all this has long been clear.

The true significance of Trump’s summit performance—a word that too many journalists invoke, as if they were drama critics—is that it solidified a trend we’ve been seeing for a while: his unabashed emergence as a member of what Daniel Sneider, in Asia Times, calls “the axis of authoritarianism.”

Canadian artist fired after viral Trump cartoon

“The highs and lows of cartooning,” he wrote. “Today I was just let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick.”

Brunswick News Inc. said in a statement on Sunday it is “entirely incorrect” to suggest the company canceled its freelance contract with de Adder over the cartoon.

VIDEO: “Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we’re friends”

Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations. 

Through an organisation called Coming To The Table, she found her linked descendant Betty Kilby, and asked if they could meet.

If Facebook or Google create their own currency, they can control our lives

INTRO:

Dystopian fiction – from Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange to Russell T Davies’s spectacular recent BBC1 series Years and Years – is usually intended to take elements of the present and then imagine a future in which they have become inescapable, so as to warn us of what might already be in our midst.

But the 21st century is challenging this technique in one bracing sense: the way the world now seems to race beyond the wildest aspects of our collective imagination before we have even started to think about what might come next. Consider last week’s news about Facebook, and the fact that three years of corporate disgrace – and rising noise from legislators about bringing the tech giant to heel – have yet to slow its terrifying quest to insinuate its workings into every area of our lives. Now, in a move that could have been taken from a futuristic novel, it wants to create nothing less than a new global currency.