Jeff James

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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Critical Thinking

Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts

WASHINGTON — Facebook said on Tuesday that it had identified a political influence campaign that was potentially built to disrupt the midterm elections, with the company detecting and removing 32 pages and fake accounts that had engaged in activity around divisive social issues.<p>The company did not …

Social Media

Trump Loyalist’s Subpoena Is Momentous Turn

In early 2005, at the invitation of Donald Trump, I visited the future president’s corporate headquarters in Manhattan to meet with the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.<p>We planned to discuss how wealthy Trump was, a subject that was very important to Trump and very …

Donald Trump

The blood moon lunar eclipse offers thrilling views

<b>(CNN) —</b> The longest total lunar eclipse of the century concluded Friday night, showcasing a blood moon for most of the Eastern Hemisphere. Coincidentally, Mars was also at its brightest, putting two bright red objects in the sky.<p>It began in Australia and Indonesia, and it moved across the globe. …

Lunar Eclipse

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North Korea Criticizes ‘Gangster-Like’ U.S. Attitude After Talks With Mike Pompeo

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea accused the Trump administration on Saturday of pushing a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization” and called it “deeply regrettable,” hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his two days of talks in the North Korean capital were …

Sonos, the smart speaker company, files for an IPO — on track to do over $1 billion in revenue this year

Speaker company Sonos has filed to go public.<p>The company reported a net loss of $14.2 million on revenue of $992.5 million for its most recent fiscal …

AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.<p>The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment …

Military

Things Are Better Under Trump? Data Suggests Not

We are about at that time in the Trump Presidency where one can begin to discern the impact of his agenda on the nation. We’ve had 17 months of …

Interest Rates

Will we stop speaking and just text?

The young often text more than make calls so is speech itself doomed? Texting may be closer to speech than formal written language, writes James Harbeck.<p>Say this out loud: <i>zomg wtfffffff im going 2 pwn you!!!!1111 lololol</i><p>Well, OK, you can’t. And yet, in its loosely structured live interactivity, …

Language

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Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

White House proposes federal government overhaul, including a consolidation of safety-net programs

The White House on Thursday proposed a radical overhaul of the federal government that, if implemented, would transform the swath of agencies that manage Americans’ food, public education, social services and even air travel.<p>Other presidents have met mixed success in their attempts to streamline …

The White House

Mercedes-Benz turns coal power plant into energy storage system with electric car batteries

Daimler, through its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and with partners, is turning a coal power plant into a large energy storage facility using over a thousand modules from its electric car battery packs.<p>Like Tesla and its ‘Tesla Energy’ division, Mercedes-Benz is leveraging its experience with …

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel …

Government

Dennis Green to Be Inducted into Vikings' Ring of Honor on Sept. 23

The Minnesota Vikings will induct Dennis Green into the team's Ring of Honor this season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com:<p>Green, who died in 2016 at the age of 67, spent 10 seasons as the head coach in Minnesota, going 97-62 while leading the Vikings to eight postseason appearances.<p>Green was …

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - The Buddha

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.<p>The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford …

Autonomous Vehicle

No Charges for Teacher Who Drowned Raccoons in Class

Ocala (WTFF) – The State Attorney’s Office announced that no criminal charges will be filed against Dewie Brewton, the high school teacher who made …

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence

Oklahoma GOP candidate blames hackers for Facebook post proposing euthanasia for disabled people

A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma proposed euthanasia for people on food stamps who are too disabled to work.<p>In a Facebook post made …

Military Mother Surprises Her 13 Year Old Son At His Basketball Game After 8 Months! REBLOP.COM

'Tricked by the devil.' They backed Trump. Now, his foreign labor cuts may ruin them.

Eddie Devine voted for President Donald Trump because he thought he would be good for American business. Now, he says, the Trump administration’s …

65-year-old grandmother dragged during traffic stop

Police in Alpharetta, Georgia have opened an internal investigation after officers dragged a 65-year-old grandmother from her car during a traffic …

Mexican Walking Fish may hold key to helping paralysed people walk again

An endangered salamander may hold the key to helping paralysed people walk again, scientists believe.<p>The axolotl, or Mexican salamander has the astonishing ability to regenerate limbs and even spinal cord if it has been injured.<p>But now a new study by the University of Minnesota in the US has …

Research

Scott Pruitt Before the E.P.A.: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money

OKLAHOMA CITY — Early in Scott Pruitt’s political career, as a state senator from Tulsa, he attended a gathering at the Oklahoma City home of an influential telecommunications lobbyist who was nearing retirement and about to move away.<p>The lobbyist said that after the 2003 gathering, Mr. Pruitt — …