Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics Feature The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement — and the backlash to it — is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill. Credit Credit Source photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Supported by ByNathan Thrall March 28, 2019 On June 9, 2016, the committee tasked with drafting the new Democratic Party platform held its second day of hearings at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, in the upscale Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington. The platform, which is rewritten every presidential-election year, is meant to express a consensus among Democrats on the major issues of the day. The afternoon session, on “America’s role in the world,” included discussions of platform language on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At stake was whether Democrats would … [Read more...] about How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics
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Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?
Lewis Fong didn’t know what was happening next to his office building in summer 2007, only that it involved a lot of dirt. About the series Amid charges of fraud and mismanagement in the cleanup of San Francisco’s toxic shipyard, The Chronicle is interviewing people who worked there and digging into public records, trying to determine what happened and why. Read more of our Dangerous Ground reporting here. “Just dirt,” Fong recalled recently. “Mounds and mounds.” The dirt sat in a giant yard surrounded by a chain-link fence. Trucks kept dumping soil inside, spewing clouds of dust, “truck after truck.” At the time, Fong, a San Francisco police officer, was one of more than 100 police employees stationed at Building 606, a warehouse in the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The city has leased Building 606 from the Navy since 1997, using it as a training base and headquarters for units that require a lot of space (SWAT, K-9, the crime … [Read more...] about Left in the dirt
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Zoë Bernard, provided by Published 5:53 am PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 Participants attend Burning Man 2018, the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, in the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. Participants attend Burning Man 2018, the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, in the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. Photo: Sidney Erthal / Burning Man 'In every lifetime I will find you' by Michael Benisty, Love and Unity was one of the art installations at Burning Man 2018. The annual event's art theme this year was I, Robot. 'In every lifetime I will find you' by Michael Benisty, Love and Unity was one of the art installations at Burning Man 2018. The annual event's art theme this year was I, Robot. Photo: Jane Hu / Burning Man Participants watch the Burning of the Man which marks the end of Burning Man 2018, the … [Read more...] about The orgies are lame. The sun is unforgiving. There’s 70,000 people partying on ‘the playa’: What it’s like going to Burning Man for the first time