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Northeastern students, staff to protest school contract with ICE

Northeastern University students, staff and faculty will gather on the Boston campus on Wednesday to protest the school’s $7.7 million research contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). More than 2,000 members of the Northeastern community have signed an open...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:29pm

Everything you need to know about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

On Monday night, President Trump named his second nominee for the Supreme Court: 53-year-old Brett Kavanaugh, an experienced judge that pleased some conservatives, nonplussed others and sent Democrats to their battle stations, fearing the conservative jurist will overturn Roe v. Wade. Here's...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:12pm

Here are the November 2018 Massachusetts ballot questions

Though November seems far away, the debate over which Masschusetts ballot questions voters will see then has stretched on. It seemed as if voters would have a long list of topics to weigh in on, but the state has officially narrowed it down: Secretary of State William Galvin assigned this week the...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:22pm

When is Free Slurpee Day 2018?

Free Slurpee Day 2018 is almost here — are you ready? Of course you are. To celebrate, we’ve compiled all the details you need to know before heading to your local spot to imbibe on a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven. What is Free Slurpee Day 2018? No smoke and mirrors here: With Free...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:12pm

Murder and rape up in NYC, says NYPD

The number of murders and rapes in New York City have increased in the first half of 2018, the New York Police Department announced on Tuesday, but the overall crime rate has dropped to record lows. Murder is up 8.1 percent city-wide so far this year, but the total number of murders, 147, is still...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:09pm

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slams Trump's SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh

The big news on Capitol Hill Tuesday was the unveiling of Trump’s nomination for the supreme court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh who, if voted in, will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy when he retires this summer. The big word in that sentence being “if,” as many Democrats are already...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:55pm

New York City ranked as one of the worst-run cities in America

New Yorkers may feel like this is one of the best cities in America, but a new report has named New York City one of the worst-run cities in the United States. New York City ranked as the third-worst-run city in the country according to a WalletHub study published on Monday. This is the second...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:17pm

When will Casual season 4 be added to Hulu?

Are you emotionally preparing yourself to say goodbye to this sibling dramedy, starring Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey? That’s right, Casual season 4 will be the last hurrah, but this time Hulu’s doing something different to send off their series. But the streaming service has a lot...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:17pm

Is Harlots on Netflix?

You’ve probably heard about Harlots, the TV show, c’mon guys. The series, which ended its first season back in May of last year, is getting hat tips from media and viewers for capturing a story about an 18th century brothel and making it feel empowering for women. But is Harlots on...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:44am

Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town

By Paulina Duran SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring almost 5 meters (16.4 ft), one of the biggest on record, to...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:20am

Ivanka's Chinese-made products are safe from Trump tariffs

As American farmers and automakers begin to realize the toll President Trump's tariffs will have on their livelihoods, one businessperson is likely resting easy: Ivanka Trump. That's because her father's tariffs on Chinese goods will not apply to her products. On Friday, President...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:04pm

Body language reveals a lot about Tiffany and Donald Trump's relationship

President Trump's relationship with his younger daughter, Tiffany Trump, has been the subject of much observation, with gossip mags speculating that the pair's historically distant relationship has deteriorated since he became president. Elite Daily spoke with a body-language expert Blanca...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:21pm

Study suggests you're probably washing your hands wrong. Here's the right way

Do you wash your hands correctly? According to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), probably not. The study was based on monitoring 383 participants in test kitchens while they cooked, according to USA TODAY. Results revealed that people failed to follow the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:18pm

Man arrested for hitting subway rider with metal pipe: NYPD

Police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with a “vicious attack” on the subway in which he allegedly hit another straphanger in the face with a metal pipe, fracturing his skull. Geovannie Nieves, 35, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has been charged with felony assault with a...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 4:26pm

Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman pleads not guilty to new lewd charges

Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman pleaded not guilty on Monday to new charges of lewd acts stemming from two incidents inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institute — Shirley. Chapman, 70, has been serving time at that facility since 1977 after he was convicted of raping two boys. He...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 3:38pm

Traffic fatalities over six-month period at an all-time low: Mayor

The first half of 2018 saw the lowest number of traffic fatalities ever measured during a six-month period in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. As of June 30, officials recorded a record-low 81 traffic fatalities in the city so far this year. This is only the second instance...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 3:11pm

Are fish pedicures safe? This woman's toenails fell off after getting one

There are few things in the world as relaxing as a pedicure, but one woman’s experience with fish pedicures ended up leaving her less than relaxed — and without her toenails. According to a case study published in JAMA Dermatology, a New York woman went to get one of the popular...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:59pm

How to stream Jaden Smith's new album

Rapper, singer, and — sometimes — actor Jaden Smith took to Instagram over the weekend to release his brand new album "SYRE: The Electric Album". The new album from the son of Will and Jada Pinket Smith is a five song companion piece to his 2017 album "SYRE". Many...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:56pm

All the companies vowing to replace plastic with paper straws

Americans use over 500 million plastic straws every day, according to Lonely Whale’s Strawless Ocean campaign, most of which end up in the earth's seas. This results in the death of 100 million plus marine life worldwide — and, because of this, companies are vowing to replace...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:55pm

Making a Murderer season 2: Everything we know right now

The Staircase may have reignited our interest in true crime documentaries, but the first series of the kind on Netflix to cause a buzz was about Steven Avery, not Michael Peterson. Like The Staircase, the series following Steven Avery cast a lot of doubt on his guilt. Though Peterson’s case...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:35pm