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TrumpBeat: There Is No Pivot

<i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s new weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. We’re still</i> …

Donald Trump

The U.S. just had its worst year of economic growth since 2011

The U.S. economy expanded 1.9 percent between October and December, government data showed Friday morning, capping off a long period of tepid …

Economy

At Least 25 Million Dead and Fraudulent “Registered Voters” in 2016

From Kit Daniels:<p>A study revealing that over 800,000 non-citizens voted for Hillary Clinton doesn’t account for dead and fraudulent voters, which …

Government

Europe Proposes "Restrictions On Payments In Cash"

From Zero Hedge:<p>Having discontinued its production of EUR500 banknotes, it appears Europe is charging towards the utopian dream of a cashless …

Privacy

Hero Congresswoman Exposes Truth on CNN After Secret Visit to Syria, ‘There Are No Moderate Rebels’

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard made damning statements about the U.S. role in Syria in a CNN interview — noting that “there are no …

Middle East

Geneticist launches bid for US Senate

From Nature:<p>In the week since President Donald Trump took the oath of office, scientists have taken to social media en masse, decrying the new …

Libraries

Researchers help the body protect itself against inflammation and colon cancer

<b>IMAGE:</b> Coy Allen, (left) an assistant professor of inflammatory disease in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the …

Virginia Tech

Trump told to stop gov’t lawsuit over Qualcomm patent licensing

From ArsTechnica:<p>Several conservative groups have written to President Donald Trump asking him to stop the Federal Trade Commission from pursuing a …

Licensing

Acting Director of Federal Bureau of Prisons: Who Is Thomas Kane?

From AllGov:<p>Thomas R. Kane was named acting director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on January 10, 2016. He has worked at the Bureau over a …

American Psychological Association

McCain thinks Trump will face foreign crisis early in presidency

From Politico:<p>Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain told Republican lawmakers that President Donald Trump is likely to face a foreign policy crisis early in …

John McCain

The Many Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked

From Dr. Mercola:<p>Can sleeping naked improve your sleep and health? Evidence suggests that, yes, ditching your sleepwear may in fact have a number of …

Sleep

'A Nightmare Without An End': Wildfires Burn Out Of Control In Chile

From NPR:<p>Several firefighters are among the dead.<p>“We have never seen anything on this scale, never in the history of Chile,” President Michelle …

Wildfires

UK's Brexit Plans Call for Leaving EU Nuclear Agency

Depending upon whether and how the UK negotiates a way back in to the organization, the move could endanger British participation in the world’s …

Nuclear Energy

How the Panda’s “Thumb” Evolved Twice

The two species share a common ancestor that lived more than 40 million years ago. Giant pandas (<i>Ailuropoda melanoleuca</i>) are distant relatives of …

Zoology

In NASA Study, Twin Astronauts Show Stresses of Space Travel

From the lengths of the twins’ chromosomes to the microbiomes in their guts, “almost everyone is reporting that we see differences”, says Christopher …

New York City

Trump: Mattis' view on torture will override his own beliefs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced …

Lemongrass: The Herbal Remedy That Works Wonders

Lemongrass is one powerful natural ally to have on your side, and can be used for more health and culinary benefits that you’d even believe. …

Alternative Medicine

5 Charts To Watch As Impact Of Trump Win Unfolds

From Bankrate:<p>Whether it was tanking the Mexican Peso or boosting the price of gold, the often acrimonious and sometimes downright bizarre 2016 …

Donald Trump

Fed: Wages And Worker Shortages Are Growing

From Bankrate:<p>A report of data prepared for the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting meeting which begins at the end of this month suggests the U.S. …

eCommerce

President Obama says he could have beaten Trump — Trump says ‘NO WAY!’

“If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer,” Obama said in the interview with former adviser …

Donald Trump

The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. Here’s what we’re buying.

American health-care spending, measured in trillions of dollars, boggles the mind. Last year, we spent $3.2 trillion on health care — a number so …

Health Care

Putin's Hit Teams Of "Chechen Killers" Head For Syria

Having recently won the crucial battle for Aleppo, which has changed the layout of the ongoing Syrian proxy war between the Assad regime (with the …

Middle East

Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez charged in corruption case

From BBC:<p>Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been charged over corruption allegations.<p>A federal judge approved charges of …

Corruption

Europe Proposes Confiscating Gold In Crackdown On “Terrorist Financing”

From Zero Hedge:<p><b>Hot on the heels of China gold import restrictions, and India’s demonetization and gold confiscations, The European Commission</b> …

Precious Metals

Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals

From Nature:<p>Thousands of scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan are preparing for a new year without online access to journals from the Dutch …

Social Sciences