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New body-cam video shows a police officer killing an unarmed man during a tense hotel hallway encounter

A newly-released video shows an Arizona police officer shooting and killing an unarmed man in January 2016 after the man, who was crying and begging for his life, made a mistake in complying with his orders.<p>The body camera footage was released on Friday by the judge presiding over Officer Philip …

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NY Times Compiles Definitive List of Trump's Lies

“Good Lord. There are so many, I nearly sprained my thumb scrolling to the end of the list,” historian Kevin Kruse tweets<p>An opinion piece by the New …

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Robert Mueller will force Donald Trump to reckon with the truth

Special counsel on Russia can investigate widely and prosecute anyone who lies to him.<p>The appointment of Robert Mueller as a special counsel investigating the Trump team’s connections with Russia has put the president on a path he has never traveled: a collision course with the truth.<p>Firing an FBI …

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The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

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10 Scariest Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) offers some of the scariest movies and documentaries you’ll find today.<p>If you are feeling brave, check out these 10 …

Disney World Reveals Its Coveted Recipe For Chewbacca Cupcakes

At Disney World, Star Wars fans can pick up Chewbacca-inspired cupcakes, or Chewbaccakes, created by the genius pastry chefs at the Contemporary Resort. Not only have they figured out how to get the perfect ratio of cupcake to frosting in every bite with this clever cupcake hack, but they've given …

The Deep Denialism of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is hardly the first President to lie to the American people. Nor is he the first to place ideology before data. But this White House, unlike any other, has already crossed the threshold into a space where facts appear to mean nothing.<p>Eventually, the President’s daily policy outrages, …

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Donald Trump’s Vanity Is Destroying His Presidency

The presidency isn’t changing Donald Trump. It’s revealing who he has always been.<p>Long before he embarked on the ultimate ego trip, leveraging his celebrity to seize the highest levels of political power, <b>Donald Trump</b> spent decades obsessed with appearances. An outer-borough boy from Queens who grew …

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10 Netflix lifehacks everyone should know

Trends in popular software come and go, but it’s pretty clear at this point which ones are sticking around for the long haul. How else do you end up with the cultural jargon “Netflix and Chill” being so widely accepted? I’m fairly certain you’ve never heard anybody say, “Hulu and Chill.” “Youtube …

Russian Hackers Reportedly Infiltrated A Vermont Power Company, Raising Concerns Over The U.S. Power Grid

A day after the FBI released details on Russian hacking activities within the United States, reports indicate that Burlington Electric in Vermont discovered malware connected to the Grizzly Steppe operation that may have ties to the 2016 presidential election. Earlier details indicated that the …

Donald Trump's newest branding endeavor: the economy

Throughout his campaign for president,<p>Donald Trumppainted a gloomy picture of the American economy, scoffing at employment data that he said masked the truth.<p>"Our jobs are being stolen like candy from a baby," the Republican said at an election-day rally in Michigan, lamenting how he saw global …

Trump Claims ‘A-List Celebrities’ Want Tickets to Inauguration: Hollywood Reacts

Donald Trump claimed in a tweet Thursday evening that “so-called A-list celebrities” want tickets to his inauguration on Jan. 20. He added that he …

Pulling the lever for doomsday: How Donald Trump changed everything

A dystopian view from 2050, looking back on a world that’s a lot different than what we now see<p>I didn’t vote in the pivotal American election of 2016. Thirty-five years ago, in that unseasonably warm month of November, I was in Antarctica’s Allan Hills taking ice core samples with a hand augur. The …

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Why 'Westworld' Was a Success

HBO's hit show was compelling, confusing, thrilling, maddening – and most of all, it was virtually impossible not to keep watching<p>And so we end our …

‘Westworld’ Finale Postmortem: EP Jonathan Nolan On Season 2’s Samurai World, Missing Characters & Dr. Ford’s Fate

<b>SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of last night’s Season 1 finale of HBO’s Westworld.</b><p>In the wake of last night’s Season 1 finale of HBO’s</i> …

Game of Thrones parody series turns each episode into It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The Gang Goes to Westeros<p>Since <i>Game of Thrones</i> premiered six years ago, the show hasn’t suffered any shortage of fan parodies and clever crossovers. The newest miniseries, <i>It’s Always Sunny in Westeros</i>, reformats scenes from different episodes and plays them against the backdrop of the <i>It’s Always</i> …

Kim Kardashian is the GOP’s only hope: If American democracy is now a reality show, let’s bring in a real star

If Republicans really want an “outsider” who’s “self-made” and “not beholden to special interests,” she’s perfect<p>If the polls hold true, and Hillary Clinton becomes the nation’s next president, Republicans will inevitably debate how to proceed as a political party, considering that they will have …

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The Walking Dead season 7 alternate death scene leaks, sees a different character bludgeoned

Producers of <i>The Walking Dead</i> went to extreme measures to ensure the identity of Negan's unfortunate victim remained a secret going into the season 7 …

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These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

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The Funniest #TrumpBookReport Tweets Inspired by the Presidential Debate

If you watched Wednesday night’s final presidential debate, you might have noticed Donald Trump seemed a little lost at times. Early on, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump and Hillary Clinton about the <i>District of Columbia v. Heller</i> Supreme Court decision. Clinton delivered a concise, detailed …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their …

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