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Google Offering Discounts On Their Google Pixel 2 Smartphones

Google is offering discounts on their Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XlL smartphones. The company is offering discounts of up to $75. The amount of …

This ‘Deadpool 2’ Poster May Reveal Film’s Full Title And Plot Details

While some people were worrying about whether Deadpool movies will continue to be R-rated now that Disney is calling the shots (<i>the answer being, f*ck yeah they will</i>), the talented marketing department for the franchise kept furiously pumping out well hung art. <i>Deadpool 2</i>‘s titular Deadpool, Ryan …

Comics

NBC Receives at Least 2 New Complaints About Matt Lauer

The fast-moving national reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace toppled another television news star on Wednesday when NBC fired Matt Lauer, the co-host of its most profitable franchise, “Today,” after an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with a subordinate.<p>The downfall of Mr. …

Sexual Harassment

Kim Jong-un 'bans drinking, singing and Mothers' Day celebrations' in wake of sanctions on North Korea

North Korea has reportedly banned gatherings that involve drinking alcohol and singing, in new measures designed to stifle the impact of crippling international sanctions over the hermit kingdom’s ongoing missile tests.<p>The apparent ban on fun was reported by South Korea’s National Intelligence …

Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over 'slave markets' report | Reuters

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso’s foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.<p>The decision by the West African nation followed the broadcast by CNN of footage of what it said was an …

Africa

Trump, Putin discuss Syria in lengthy phone call

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for "a little over an hour" Tuesday morning, discussing a range of pressing international concerns a day after Putin met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a White House official told CNN.<p>The two leaders …

Russia

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule

<b>Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets.</b><p>A letter from Mr Mugabe read out by the speaker of parliament said the decision was voluntary and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power.<p>The …

South Africa

Federal judge says Trump administration can’t stop funding sex-reassignment surgeries for military members

A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s proposed transgender military ban, finding that active-duty service members are “already suffering harmful consequences” because of the president’s policy.<p>The ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis in a Maryland case comes …

Trump Administration

Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is threatening to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over student and applicant records, as the Justice Department presses forward with an unusual civil rights investigation into whether the university’s affirmative-action admissions practices amount to …

College & University

What is orthorexia, how do you spot it, and where can you get help?

Orthorexia, when broken down into its meaning, is "the obsession with eating correctly”; simply put, it is a fixation with the purity of food.<p>While the term is becoming more widely used, it has not been technically recognised as a diagnosable eating disorder. This is because orthorexia is one of …

Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north of Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.<p>The …

Crime

Harris on 2020: I haven’t even decided on dinner tonight

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats question ICE standards for detaining pregnant women Kamala Harris asks Ellen if she has any 2020 plans …

Bernie Sanders

Pokemon Company Boss Says Trading and PvP Still Coming to Pokemon Go

The CEO of Tokyo-based The Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara has talked about the future of Pokemon games, including Pokemon Go.<p>Bloomberg reports …

North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new UN sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.<p>The warning came two days after the U.N. …

North Korea

How Anthony Scaramucci Spent His 10 Days in the White House

Anthony Scaramucci was axed as the White House communications director Monday—just 10 days after he assumed the role.<p>Scaramucci had a tumultuous …

Donald Trump

US slams North Korea missile test as Kim claims 'whole US mainland' in reach

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday that appears to have the range to hit major US cities, experts say, and prompted a fresh round of condemnation from the United States, China, Japan and South Korea.<p>A combination of US, South Korean and Japanese analyses of the …

North Korea

Trump bans transgender individuals from U.S. military service

Some Republicans, including Sens. Joni Ernst and John McCain, criticize the president's abrupt announcement.<p>President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday that the U.S. military will not allow transgender individuals to serve “in any capacity,” reversing an Obama-era policy while sparking …

Donald Trump

Nicholas Hoult in early talks to play Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in new biopic

Mad Max and X-Men star, Nicholas Holt is currently in talks to play the Lord of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in an forthcoming biopic on the early …

Literature

Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives.<p>Mr. Trump made the …

LGBTQI

Senate rejects proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Republicans voted Tuesday afternoon to advance to floor debate on their efforts to re-write health care policy, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.<p>But hours later, the Senate decisively rejected a Republican proposal to repeal-and-replace Obamacare, a sign of …

Republicans

The amazing cloud cities we could build on Venus

Space scientists are pouring much time and effort into colonising Mars. But could we also live in the atmosphere of Venus? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s hot enough to melt lead, the acid rain will scorch the flesh from your bones – and it’s the perfect place to raise a family. Venus, not Mars, might …

Space

Russia-Turkey Brokered Syrian Cease-Fire Begins Ahead of Peace Talks in Kazakhstan

A nationwide cease-fire agreement took effect in Syria on Thursday night.<p>Russia and the Syrian army announced the agreement earlier in the day, saying that a nation-wide cease-fire deal had been reached with opposition rebels in Syria and they would forge a path towards peace talks.<p>Vladimir Putin …

Middle East

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

Shailene Woodley protests pipeline, livestreams arrest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Shailene Woodley's arrest at a protest in North Dakota has been livestreamed to fans on Facebook.<p>The "Divergent" actress was livestreaming her protest Monday of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline for a total of more than two-and-a-half hours Monday before her arrest by …

North Dakota

The creeping fascism of American literature

Every few years, a public figure proposes repression and violence in the name of patriotism, and we go back to the dystopian novel <i>It Can’t Happen Here</i>. Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 book is currently being read in the context of Donald Trump’s presidential run, built on bare-faced xenophobia and an …

Political Science

Birth Injuries and Postpartum Pain - What It's Like to Have an Undiagnosed Childbirth Injury

When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn’t make it to the toilet. She peed without warning. She took her 2-week-old to the grocery store down the block and had to waddle home with …

Pregnancy

Clinton, Trump exchange racially charged accusations

RENO, Nev. — A series of racially charged accusations dominated the presidential campaign Thursday, with Democrat Hillary Clinton accusing Donald Trump of “taking hate groups mainstream,” while the Republican nominee repeatedly claimed that Clinton is a “bigot” toward African Americans.<p>Clinton …

Donald Trump

Alton Sterling shooting: Homeless man made 911 call, source says

<b>Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN) —</b> A homeless man made the 911 call that brought police to the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday.<p>Sterling was selling CDs early Tuesday outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, …

Law Enforcement