NEED TO KNOW: White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the United States, according to a study by the New America Foundation. The Washington-based research organization did a review of “terror” attacks on US soil since Sept. 11, 2001 and found that most of them were carried out by radical anti-government groups or white supremacists.
When it came time to speak, Pope Francis delivered his sharpest remarks yet on his first trip to Africa. He lashed out against what he called “new forms of colonialism, which would make African countries parts of a machine, cogs on a gigantic wheel.” Francis said that “countries are frequently pressured to adopt policies typical of the culture of waste, like those aimed at lowering the birthrate.” He called the slums “wounds” inflicted by the elite. “How can I not denounce the injustices which you suffer?” he said.
“Sixteen shots! Thirteen months!” they chanted on North Michigan Avenue, referring to the number of bullet wounds the teenager, Laquan McDonald, sustained and the length of time it took to bring charges against the officer who shot him.