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The world's eyes are on a US child abduction case. The supreme court will decide how to apply international law in the case of a mother taking her daughter from Italy to the US to flee her allegedly abusive ex-husband.

A case about international child abduction law has the world watching SCOTUS

There is something especially heartening about a cross-cultural love story. It shows that humans are all essentially the same and that our differences are merely superficial.

But when love turns into hate and parents of differing nationalities break up, there's nothing more terrifying than the idea

There is something especially heartening about a cross-cultural love story. It shows that humans are all essentially the same and that our differences are merely superficial.

But when love turns into hate and parents of differing nationalities break up, there's nothing more terrifying than the idea that your once true love will take off with your child to another land.

This week the US Supreme Court will consider just such a horror story, the tale of a small child separated from her mother and at the center of an international custody dispute of global significance.

Trump and the courts

Objectivity is on trial in Trump's impeachment hearings. A republican congressman sought to undermine a panel of four legal experts by asking whether they voted for Donald Trump—attacking a core principle of the judiciary system that people can put biases aside and act impartially.

The concept of objectivity is under attack at the Trump impeachment hearings

On Wednesday I attended the hearing on constitutional grounds for impeachment of Donald Trump. It was a heartening affair because it shows a lively republic in pursuit of truth and it's always fun to see civics in action.

But it was disheartening because Republicans attacked the constitutional scholars

On Wednesday I attended the hearing on constitutional grounds for impeachment of Donald Trump. It was a heartening affair because it shows a lively republic in pursuit of truth and it's always fun to see civics in action.

But it was disheartening because Republicans attacked the constitutional scholars testifying, questioning their objectivity and suggesting that they could not possibly be unbiased if they didn't reveal how they voted in the last presidential elections. And with each observer they manage to convince of this impossibility, we all lose a little bit more.

Trump's taxes will stay secret, for now. Trump argues that, as the president, his financial records are special. Lower courts have disagreed—but the US Supreme Court has granted the president's legal team more time to work on their petition.

The Supreme Court grants Trump’s emergency stay in financial records case

US president Donald Trump yesterday got what he wanted from, of all people, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The progressive jurist granted the Republican president's request for a stay that would suspend an order in a lower court allowing his financial records to be reviewed.

But RBG was't

US president Donald Trump yesterday got what he wanted from, of all people, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The progressive jurist granted the Republican president's request for a stay that would suspend an order in a lower court allowing his financial records to be reviewed.

But RBG was't signaling her approval of Trump's legal stance, just giving him time to file a petition for review, and it happened to be her because the justices rotate duties with respect to emergency applications. Now the House of Representatives must respond by Dec. 11 and the justices will ultimately have to decide if they want to walk into this political landmine and accept review of three financial matters dealing with Trump's records and his claims the executive is special.

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At the movies

Fashion forward

Reshaping society

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Hulu’s mobile and web apps get the new live TV guide, better recommendations and more

Hulu’s mobile and web apps get the new live TV guide, better recommendations and more

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  • Fantastic and welcome changes to a service that’s always felt a step behind. I jumped off the cable television bandwagon several years ago and have never looked back since. My cable bill had been outrageous and hardly worth the few hours a week of television I had time for, or the handful of shows and

    Fantastic and welcome changes to a service that’s always felt a step behind. I jumped off the cable television bandwagon several years ago and have never looked back since. My cable bill had been outrageous and hardly worth the few hours a week of television I had time for, or the handful of shows and movies I cared to watch. However, as this article points out, there were a lot of seemingly small but frustrating problems with some of the services on Hulu that made it my least preferred streaming service. The additional features being introduced will make a big difference in the user experience, and maybe even make up for the advertisements. Maybe.

  • I am very excited about this new feature! My monthly cable payment makes me cringe every time I make it because it baffles me why it is so expensive. I use my cable provider for news and sports and pay about $200 for internet and cable. Hulu is really making a run for its money for cable providers and

    I am very excited about this new feature! My monthly cable payment makes me cringe every time I make it because it baffles me why it is so expensive. I use my cable provider for news and sports and pay about $200 for internet and cable. Hulu is really making a run for its money for cable providers and even their original programming. This is a great idea for them and for the rest of us trying to save a little money.

  • I've been waiting for Hulu to release this new option for quite a while. It only makes good sense to have a live TV option into their streaming service. With other systems like sling and things like that in competition with them, I can see where this would greatly improve their income. I hope that the

    I've been waiting for Hulu to release this new option for quite a while. It only makes good sense to have a live TV option into their streaming service. With other systems like sling and things like that in competition with them, I can see where this would greatly improve their income. I hope that the tests go well and that they decide to actually keep this option. Right now I only have the streaming service, but in the future, if it stays an option I will definitely be considering it. as of right now I am just using an antenna and I got about 8 to 10 channels. with this, it would be much better.

  • The app updates sounds helpful. Who doesn’t want a functional video scrubbing option and the ability to browse a TV Guide-like programming grid in portrait mode? All right. You got me. I admit it. I really don’t care about the new Hulu app. I really don’t care about Hulu. I read the article because I

    The app updates sounds helpful. Who doesn’t want a functional video scrubbing option and the ability to browse a TV Guide-like programming grid in portrait mode? All right. You got me. I admit it. I really don’t care about the new Hulu app. I really don’t care about Hulu. I read the article because I was hoping Hulu would finally do something to get me excited enough to actually make the effort and check out the service. No luck. I don’t know why Hulu just never appealed to me. Is it because Hulu is not as sexy or as consistently trendy as Netflix? Maybe. Is it because Hulu simply isn’t Amazon? Maybe. I just can’t put my finger on it. I don’t even care that there is some good, popular content on the platform. I just can’t seem to get myself to download the app to check it out. It’s too much trouble. Ironically, after reading about the new app, I find myself less interested. Sure, I feel good for current Hulu customers. I just have no desire to become one of them.