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NAACP warns black passengers about traveling with American Airlines

The NAACP has warned African-American travelers to be careful when flying with American Airlines. The group issued an advisory late Tuesday, saying it has noticed “a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.” It said the incidents “suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias” and advised

Rep for federal prosecutors blasts Obama over mass commutations

Brendan Kirby, Lifezette  The head of the association representing career federal prosecutors unloaded Thursday on President Obama’s decision to cut short the sentences of 214 prisoners, accusing the administration of violating its own clemency guidelines. Obama’s was the most commutations ever issued on a single day, according to political scientist P.S. Ruckman Jr., who tracks

Smarter Machines Make Dumber Humans, Wal-Mart Bots

The sooty urchins of Dickens’ day have given way to pale adults moving packages at increasing speeds and lower wages. Modern-day shackles connect them to productivity monitors while their bosses deliver self-adoring lectures to agog business-school students. “Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans,” written by Simon Head, deconstructs the “computer business systems,” or

Sky’s Not To Friendly – American Airlines drops bereavement fares

 American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative’s death. The move brings American in line with the policy at merger partner US Airways, which does not offer bereavement fares. Walk-up prices tend to be the highest on any airline, putting family