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Servers Around the World Share the Most Annoying Things Americans Do in Restaurants

The trope of the sneaker-wearing, fanny pack-toting American tourist is a tired one. What sets American travelers apart has more to do with how they …

Jones Brings in Cavalry to Boost Black Turnout in Alabama Senate Race

Alabama Senate candidate is holding events over the weekend<p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Doug Jones has largely distanced himself from national Democrats in his …

Trump says he'll allow the release of classified JFK assassination files

Whether Trump chooses to release the files — or select information from the likely heavily redacted documents — has been a matter of some speculation.<p>President Donald Trump on Saturday said that “subject to the receipt of further information” he will release classified files related to the 1963 …

Marshawn Lynch Got Ejected, Watched the Game From the Stands and Took Public Transit Home

Marshawn Lynch is a man of the people.<p>Lynch wasn’t on the field for the Raiders’ thrilling comeback win over the Chiefs because he got ejected for …

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Nearly Half of Americans Don’t Know Puerto Ricans Are Fellow Citizens

More than three million Americans in Puerto Rico are struggling to meet basic needs after a devastating strike from Hurricane Maria, but their plight seems to be attracting far less public or political attention than the woes caused by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida.<p>One potential …

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Trevor Noah: Trump “definitely prefers white people to black people”

“The Daily Show” host examines why the NFL took a knee on Sunday, in other words, “art of the kneel”<p>"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah dedicated most of his monologue on Monday to the the recent wave of protests in the NFL, delivering one of the most scathing critiques yet of President Trump's …

The internet is loving CNN anchor Don Lemon’s calm, razor-sharp response to Trump’s Phoenix rally

In a minute and a half, CNN anchor Don Lemon was able to clearly and calmly articulate just what was wrong with US president Donald Trump’s Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Twitter quickly lit up that evening with praise for his off-the-cuff remarks. “What we’ve witnessed is a total eclipse of the …

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Defiant Trump digs in as racial, GOP tensions flare

The president laments the removal of Confederate statues and revives dubious story about Muslims.<p>A defiant President Donald Trump on Thursday further inflamed cultural and racial tensions, lamenting that "beautiful" Confederate statues are being removed and later urging Americans to research a …

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A pilot dropped his phone out of a plane and it recorded the entire fall

A Samsung Galaxy S5 phone somehow survived falling 1,000 feet from a plane — and recorded its entire journey.<p>Robert Ryan posted a video on YouTube of the whirling footage, which he said was captured after his uncle, pilot Blake Henderson, allegedly dropped the phone by accident while experiencing …

Jimmy Fallon Did A Good Thing On Monday Night

On Monday night, Jimmy Fallon delivered a passionate monologue at the top of <i>The Tonight Show</i> about the events that happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia and President Trump’s failure to denounce white supremacists for a full 48 hours. Fallon’s speech was unusual for a host of …

The world's ultimate spyplane

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was the world's fastest plane, capable of cruising at three times the speed of sound.<p>--<p><i>Join 800,000+ Future fans by liking us on</i> <b>Facebook</b><i>, or follow us on</i> <b>Twitter</b><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter</b><i>, called “If You Only Read 6 Things</i> …

The Rome Guide | Goop

For all its mythic history—about 2,800-years’ worth—the Eternal City has a way of making all who visit it feel like they’ve discovered something …

A novel trick to beat procrastination

Some researchers say visualising your 'future self' can beat procrastination and drive better decisions. Alina Dizik explains.<p>Close your eyes. Imagine yourself finishing that tedious months-long project you’ve been dreading.<p>Think about the papers you’re preparing on your desk, documents you need to …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

5 Startups Changing How Americans Buy Their First Home

The antiquated mortgage process is getting a digital upgrade.<p>House-hunting starts online these days, with a visit to Google or Zillow. That initial search might lead to a FaceTime “open house” or uncover a 3D house tour. But put in an offer, and the process quickly turns analog. The hunt has gone …

Bond set for man accused of destroying Ten Commandments monument

<b>(CNN) —</b> A judge has set a $100,000 bond for a man accused of ramming a car into the newly erected Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol on Wednesday, court clerk Carol Wilkins told CNN.<p>Michael Tate Reed, 32, is facing charges of defacing an object of public …

How the Xbox One X stacks up against the PlayStation 4 Pro

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'Lady Cynthia' rhododendron bush puts Canada town on the map

<b>A small Canadian town hopes to become a tourist attraction thanks to the internet fame of a homeowner's giant rhododendron.</b><p>The 25ft (7.6m) by 30ft bush in Ladysmith, British Columbia, is now in peak bloom and putting on quite a show.<p>The 115-year-old botanical wonder - known as Lady Cynthia - will …

Bananas tied to noose are found around American University campus

<b>(CNN) —</b> A person dressed in black from head to toe walked around the American University campus and tied bananas to three trees. They were hung from strings fashioned in the shape of nooses.<p>The bananas were scrawled with the letters "AKA Free."<p>AKA, or Alpha Kappa Alpha, is a predominately …

These Are the 10 Best Companies for Working From Home

These are the top 10.<p>If one of your resolutions in 2017 is to look for a new job or rethink your career path, you might want to research the …