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The Selling Of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Meet the shadowy PR firm working to confirm Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.<p>The 10 days since President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court have seen a coordinated campaign to cast the judge as distinguished, impartial and moderate. That has included glowing op-eds …

Trump Heads To Iowa This Week As Farmers Struggle With Tariff Fallout

He hopes to ease concerns while boosting a local congressman in the middle of a challenging re-election fight.<p>President Donald Trump is flying to Iowa this week in a bid to calm frantic farmers scrambling with the devastating financial fallout of his trade war with China and other countries, the …

The US Army is developing AI that can recognize faces in the dark and through walls

The US Army is developing a machine learning method for identifying faces from thermal imagery. Soon the American government will be able to film people from outside of buildings, using cameras that can see through walls in near-total darkness, and an AI will recognize the people in the images.<p>Army …

Artificial Intelligence

What Did Wes Say? First Native Presenter Wes Studi, Speaks Cherokee Language At Oscars

Just before 11:00 pm est last night, Wes Studi made Oscars history as the first Native American presenter at the 90th Academy Awards. As a solo …

The Nunes Memo Undermines the Right’s Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory

The memo that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released to Fox News and the Washington <i>Examiner</i> on Friday morning—everyone else had to wait until noon—is four pages long. Its authors should have stopped at three pages, though, because the fourth serves only to undermine the entire …

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George Soros slams Facebook and Google as a 'menace'

Renowned financier and philanthropist George Soros bashed Facebook and Google on Thursday and called for "more stringent regulations" on the tech giants.<p>During a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the billionaire investor said the tech companies were a "menace," adding that …

What Critics Are Saying About the Ken Burns Documentary on the Trump Administration

In his latest documentary, Ken Burns exhaustively walks us through what felt like the longest Presidency in recent national history. In seven discs, totalling fifteen hours, we get to experience, once again, the journey from the Trump Administration’s controversial beginnings to its embarrassing …

Michael Wolff’s Withering Portrait of President Donald Trump

Michael Wolff, the author of the new book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” extracts from which set the Internet ablaze on Wednesday, is an experienced magazine journalist. Among the publications on his résumé are <i>New York</i>, <i>Vanity Fair,</i> and the <i>Hollywood Reporter</i>. A chronicler of media, …

Under Trump, a Hard Test for Howard University

A historically black institution confronts a new era in politics.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One morning last February, not long after Donald Trump had been inaugurated as President, but long before many people had reconciled …

Carrier Employees, Soon to Be Laid Off, Feel Betrayed by Donald Trump

Last night, at Sully’s Bar & Grill, which sits across the street from the Carrier Corporation’s furnace plant, on the west side of Indianapolis, and serves as the de-facto company bar, two of Carrier’s soon-to-be-laid-off longtime employees had a drink and talked about how they got there. Today, …

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What is Chrome 'Site Isolation' and how does it keep me safe?

The web is a scary place. There are scams, malicious links and other vulnerabilities hiding everywhere. Most users don't see this because of …

What you need to know to be a better tourist in 2018

Travel is a major global industry, but in 2017 it attracted unprecedented resentment and retaliation towards tourists. A growing global backlash against tourism extended from tropical rain forests to urban destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Venice.<p>I have studied tourism’s social and environmental …

The Tragic Legacy of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

Nearly two years ago, I met a group of young Syrian journalists at a dive bar around Times Square. We spoke for hours, and their stories of human cruelty were detailed and beyond appalling. These were all refugees from the city of Raqqa and, in concert with other young men and women who were still …