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Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Nothing Reminds You That You're Black in White America Like Trying to Buy a House Does

Five weeks ago, moments after landing back in Pittsburgh after a two-daylong trip to Chicago, I switched off airplane mode, checked my phone, and saw …

Real Estate

Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' pranked an Arizona city. And it got ugly, racist.

In episode two, Sacha Baron Cohen told people a $385 million mosque was coming to their city, revealing deep-seated racism in Kingman, Arizona.<p>Joe Arpaio still hasn’t shown up on Sacha Baron Cohen’s show "Who Is America?" after two episodes. But Kingman, Arizona, did Sunday night. And it was not a …

Sacha Baron Cohen

The City at the Beginning of the World

<b>For years, archaeologist</b> Timothy Pugh thought he was simply following the cows as he walked across the site of Nixtun-Ch’ich’, an ancient Maya city …

Archaeology

Pliny the Elder Wasn't Crazy After All. There Were Whales in the Mediterranean.

Scientists have questioned the credibility of Pliny the Elder's now 2,000-year-old account of orcas hunting whale calves near the Strait of …

Whales

To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual …

Machine Learning

Prosecutor Who Wondered Why 'Ghetto' Maxine Waters Hadn't Been Shot Is Suspended

The San Bernardino, Calif., lead gang prosecutor who called Maxine Waters a “loud mouth c*** in the ghetto” and questioned why she hadn’t been shot …

There's a New STD in Town, and It Could Soon Become a Superbug

If left untreated, it can cause female infertility.<p>Sexually transmitted infections can be worrisome and embarrassing, but with a few notable …

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

Vice President Mike Pence Defends Cruel Anti-Immigration Policy With Scripture

July 4, 2018 by Sarahbeth Caplin<p>This shouldn’t come as a shock, but <b>Vice President Mike Pence</b> wants to make clear that he wholeheartedly supports the …

Trump warns Maxine Waters: 'Be careful what you wish for'

President Donald Trump warned Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday to “be careful what you wish for” and attacked her intelligence after the California Democrat urged opponents of the president to confront members of his Cabinet.<p>“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, …

Donald Trump

Ana Navarro Says Melania Trump Tried To "Self-Deport From The White House" With Her Border Visit

Anti-immigration hawks sometimes propose "self-deportation," wherein the government makes life so miserable for undocumented immigrants that they …

Jogger in Canada accidentally crosses over U.S. border and gets detained for 2 weeks

Nineteen-year-old Cedella Roman, a French citizen staying in Canada, was jogging in White Rock, B.C. when she was stopped by two U.S. border patrol …

Young Trump staffers can't get laid, and no one feels bad for them

Look, dating can be hard enough in the age of a million different apps. Apparently it's even worse if you live in Washington, D.C. and you support …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is said to be 'tired of taking on water for something she doesn't believe in' as Trump administration wades through immigration battle

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has reportedly become "tired" of being the face of some of the controversial policies emerging from the Trump administration.<p>"She's tired of taking on water for something she doesn't believe in," one of Sanders's friends said to Vanity Fair.<p>"She …

First lady visits migrant children housed in Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Melania Trump visited with migrant children Thursday during a brief stop at a Texas facility housing some of the youth separated from their parents as her husband's administration prosecutes adults who enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico.<p>The first lady, who has a 12-year-old …

Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen booed at Mexican restaurant

<b>Protesters have barracked a Trump administration official as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington DC.</b><p>The activists heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at the eatery near the White House.<p>The Trump administration is facing international pressure to drop its new policy of …

These states are pulling National Guard troops from the border until family separations end

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several governors across the country are canceling the deployment of their National Guard troops near the US-Mexico border in response to the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families.<p>And, in a symbolic gesture, governors who have not yet sent troops to the border are …

Immigration

GOP chairwoman: Anyone who doesn't support Trump 'will be making a mistake'

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel warned Wednesday that those who don't embrace President TrumpDonald John …

Republicans

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Can This Group Help America Break Out of Its Two-Party Trap?

The goal of Unite America is to convince voters they won’t be wasting their votes but can use them to help swing the balance of power.<p>The numbers …

What's in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than saline

New research calls into question what's in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. Using a different intravenous fluid instead of …

Medicine

Hope Hicks Acknowledges She Sometimes Tells White Lies for Trump

<i>Update: Hope Hicks announced on Wednesday that she was resigning as White House communications director. For the latest updates and further coverage, read here.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, told House investigators on Tuesday that her work for President Trump, …

Donald Trump

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

Scotland, Wales defy London with bills to keep powers after Brexit

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Scottish and Welsh governments said on Tuesday they will introduce bills into their parliaments aimed at keeping regional powers that come back from Brussels after Brexit, in a move that could complicate British plans to leave the EU.<p>The Union flag,The Scottish Saltire and …

Great Britain

LAPD officers get 25 years for sexually assaulting women while on duty

<b>LOS ANGELES --</b> Two veteran Los Angeles police officers who sexually assaulted women while on duty have each been sentenced to 25 years in …

How farming with rocks could improve global food security

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have learned that farming with crushed silicate rocks mixed into the soil could improve global food …

Sam Bee examines evangelical responses to Trump, from quitting in protest to "Aryan death cult"

On her last <i>Full Frontal</i> before the holidays, Samantha Bee, appropriately enough, took most of the episode looking at how supposedly devout Christians …

Bad News for the Highly Intelligent

There are advantages to being smart. People who do well on standardized tests of intelligence—IQ tests—tend to be more successful in the classroom …

400 professors boycott University of Rochester, urging students not to attend

University of Rochester (Google Street View)<p>Hundreds of professors are urging their students not to apply to the University of Rochester, a private research university in western New York. The boycott comes after allegations that Florian Jaeger, a professor in the brain and cognitive science …

Higher Education