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Expert on Nazi Germany Explains How 'Average' Citizens Enabled Hitler — Just Like Trump: 'Ordinary People Will Do Horrible Things'

Historian Richard Frankel, an expert on Nazi Germany, says history doesn’t have to repeat itself — if we stop it.President Donald Trump is a symptom …

Donald Trump

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Just Had a Nightmare of an Interview

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spent her Thursday morning being interviewed by NBC’s Peter Alexander at the Aspen Institute Security …

This Texas Lawmaker's Internet Forum Sex Advice Is as Bad as It Sounds

This week in the laboratories of democracy.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><i>Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as you know, the real work of governmentin' gets done, and where the only actor on the scene missing is the Jack of …

The 20 Most Annoying Songs Ever

If you don't want to spend the rest of the week humming "We Built This City," "Who Let the Dogs Out," or "Wannabe," stop reading this article right …

What killed history's most famous people? Medical sleuths gather to investigate

Whether it is a mysterious fever or sudden incapacitation – even today, diagnosing quite what has carried someone off can leave doctors scratching their heads.<p>But every year a group of academics gather to embrace an even tougher challenge: casting a verdict on how and why some of the most famous …

Misha Glenny investigates global crime networks

5 Surprisingly Great Freebies You Can Get With Your Library Card

You can borrow a surprising number of things for free with your library card. From subscriptions and apps, to seeds and museum passes, you’ll have …

Americans have started fleeing the country for New Zealand — here's how to buy a home there

More than 2,000 US citizens immigrated to New Zealand in 2017, with net migration growing 65% since 2016, according to The Financial Times. And about 17,000 Americans "registered an interest in studying, working, or investing in New Zealand" on its government's immigration website in November 2016, …

Real Estate

Our Cartoon President review – Stephen Colbert's farce nails Trump drama

The animated show assumes a workplace comedy approach to the Trump White House to hilarious effect<p>Before watching the new animated series Our Cartoon President, I thought I’d come down with a serious case of Trump Satire Fatigue, or TSF. Everywhere we turn the president is getting roasted, …

Stephen Colbert

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Machine Learning

Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own. Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data

When it comes to dealing with the aftermath of Equifax's massive data breach, it'll be up to consumers to be on guard against data thieves, experts say.<p>Last week, the credit-rating company disclosed that it was hacked earlier this year, leaving 143 million U.S. consumers' personal information …

​'I Worked Out With My Husband For A Week—Here's What Happened'

​There were highs (Crow Pose!) and lows (the flu!), but getting sweaty together proved to be a marriage win.<p>I met my husband because of fitness. Six years ago, I was a newish runner, fresh off a messy breakup and ready to do something for myself—ideally something affordable, since I was now the …

Election rigging 101: Donald Trump’s crash course in hijacking democracy

<b>President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP)</b><p>President Trump was right: The election was rigged. But it was rigged in his favor<p>William deBuys<p>January 21, 2017 2:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Donald Trump …

What Ancient Roman Buildings Teach Us About Science And Engineering

Physicists have a reputation for being exceptionally arrogant even relative to other scientists, not entirely without reason. One of the factors contributing to this is a tendency to make disparaging references to other disciplines—dividing all of science between “physics” and “stamp collecting,” …

AirAsia, MH370 incidents very different

<i>What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and will we ever find it? Watch "Vanished: The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370" tonight at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- An airliner vanishes over the waters of a Southeast Asia ocean. There's no distress call, no wreckage, nothing but water and questions.<p>…