Source: Washington Post Boutique workout studios are exploding in gentrifying urban areas, with more than 18 million people now claiming membership. But some have begun to question the stark differences between the studios and the neighborhood YMCA. Step into a class, and you’ll likely see very few people of color, older or heavier exercisers. Is your spin class too young, too thin and too white?
Source: Washington Post A controversial warrant used in five states allows authorities to temporarily confiscate guns from law-abiding — but at-risk — owners. Gun-control advocates say it is a common-sense way to prevent suicides, murders and mass shootings. But some gun owners say it is the manifestation of their greatest fear. After his family died, a man threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns.
Source: Washington Post GOP incumbents who have rarely, if ever, faced a viable challenger are being forced to build campaign operations and make more frequent appearances across their districts. Once-safe Republican districts suddenly in play as Democrats expand the map
Source: Washington Post Muhammad Sanusi II is, by some measures, the most important traditional leader in West Africa. But in a country of pop stars, oil tycoons and cutthroat politicians, his reign has become a litmus test for the relevance of Nigeria’s tribal and religious chiefs. Is the man on Kano’s velvet throne an expensive anachronism? Relic or reformer? A Nigerian emir wants to take his ancient city into the modern era.
Source: Washington Post The services Cambridge Analytica offered are coveted by political campaigns. Yet people had few indications of how their personal data was collected, refashioned and deployed on behalf of candidates. Trump campaign consultant took data about millions of Facebook users without their knowledge