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80 percent of mass shooters showed no interest in video games, researcher says

<b>NEW YORK</b> <b>--</b> President Trump met with video game industry representatives Thursday, after saying last month violent video games may play a role in mass …

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

Animation

Trump's 3 a.m. Phone Call

The president pondered a reasonable economics question—but who he reportedly dialed for answers raises questions of its own.<p>The president’s 3 a.m. phone call is typically a metaphor. It’s a symbol of the president’s ability to handle a crisis. But in the case of President Donald Trump, it appears …

Donald Trump

'Grand Theft Auto' is now a legit tool to train self-driving cars

Until recently, if you wanted to learn to develop complex artificial intelligence for a self-driving car, you had to work for a company like Google or Tesla, or skate by on theoretical knowledge from courses and textbooks.<p>OpenAI filled some of the void last year. Launching with over 1,000 flash …

New Tool Will Fact-Check Donald Trump’s Tweets in Real Time

On Friday, the <i>Washington Post</i> introduced a Chrome plugin that will automatically display commentary next to Donald Trump’s tweets. Spearheaded by the</i> …

Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

Ethics lawyers for the last two presidents are in agreement.<p>Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless …

A Better Way to Pick the Next President: The National Popular Vote Compact

Donald Trump will be the second of our last three presidents to win office after losing the popular vote. Here’s how to make sure he’s the last …

My beef over Hillary Clinton's loss is with liberal feminists, young and old

One picture, taken in the New York woods, restored the candidate to ordinary life. If Democrats had listened to ordinary Americans, she might have been president<p>The black mood of women feeling battered and bereft after Hillary Clinton’s loss was suddenly pierced on Thursday by an image that brought …

Hillary Clinton

Election Update: The Polls Disagree, And That’s OK

<i>Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Pretty much everyone has an incentive to push the narrative that …

Government

Trump in 2012 on deporting many undocumented immigrants: 'I don't believe in that'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just four years ago, Donald Trump took a drastically different position on what is now his central issue: deporting undocumented immigrants in the United States.<p>Since he announced his candidacy last June, Trump has promised to build a wall on the US border with Mexico and at various times …

Immigration

The GeForce GTX 1050 is Nvidia's $109 answer to AMD

Nvidia has cleared out the high-end graphics card competition with its new 10-series of cards. At each price point above $200, AMD struggles compete with the price, performance, or efficiency of Nvidia's more modern Pascal architecture. Now Pascal is coming to the budget category with the new …

Supercomputers

Donald Trump: Bill Maher tackles groping accusations

Bill Maher did not hold back when he tackled the Donald Trump groping accusations during his opening monologue on <i>Real Time</i> Friday night. What began …

A Trending Topic Among Trump Supporters? Taking Away Women's Right to Vote.

#RepealThe19th trended on Facebook Thursday.<p>How do Trump's most dedicated supporters respond to the huge influx of sexual assault allegations surrounding their candidate? Oh, just by declaring that women should lose their right to vote.<p>#RepealThe19th trended on Facebook Thursday. Initially, the …

The Sexual Assault Allegations Against Donald Trump Are Here, and They Are Horrifying

And these are just from today. There's every indication we can expect more to come.<p>Five days after we first saw video of real, actual Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bragging about degrading, insulting, and sexually assaulting women, and only three days after he angrily disavowed …

This is Donald Trump’s worst nightmare

At long last, Donald Trump has been un-normalized.<p>What happened Saturday in American politics was profound, and for Donald Trump, it marks the likely death of his presidential campaign. The permission structure that was slowly, reluctantly built around Trump by the media, by the Republican Party, …

Donald Trump

In retrospect, Tim Kaine’s debate was a masterful lesson in campaign strategy

For most of the US vice presidential debate, the collective Twittersphere concluded that senator Tim Kaine had made a bad miscalculation. He was not just annoying and overaggressive in interrupting governor Mike Pence; he was plain rude. But, as the dust has settled, it is even more evident that …

Government

Skyrim, Red Dead, BioShock Inspired Westworld

As well as BioWare's morality-minded RPGs.<p>In addition to being based off of Michael Crichton's original 1973 film, HBO's new drama series Westworld …

Hillary Clinton Drops A Debate Bomb On Trump By Releasing 19 Pages Of His Fact Checked Lies

The Hillary Clinton campaign held a special press call to call on the debate moderator, media, and voters to fact check Donald Trump. In order to …

If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

Law Enforcement

Battlefield 1’s open beta attracted 13.2 million players

Y’all really wanted to get a whiff of that World War I action.<p>Electronic Arts revealed today that the open beta multiplayer test for developer DICE’s historical military shooter Battlefield 1 had 13.2 million total players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It was the biggest beta ever for an …

Obama: Colin Kaepernick 'exercising constitutional right'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said Monday that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is "exercising his constitutional right" by not standing for the national anthem.<p>"I gotta confess that I haven't been thinking about football while I've been over here and I haven't been follow this …

Former US congressman: Trump should have 'a backdrop with a burning car' in outreach to black voters

During a campaign rally in Dimondale, Michigan, on Friday in which the real-estate mogul urged African-Americans to vote for him, Trump asked rhetorically, "What the hell do you have to lose?"<p>But critics noted that Trump chose to address black voters there in Dimondale — and at another rally in …

Trump's Atlantic City casinos reportedly owed $30 million in taxes — and settled for $5 million after Christie took office

For six years, New Jersey state auditors and lawyers battled in court for $30 million that the state said Donald Trump's Atlantic City casinos owed in back taxes.<p>The state eventually agreed to accept $5 million from the casinos.<p>The settlement came just a year after Gov. Chris Christie took office, …

What I Learned as a Black Man Traveling Through the Terrifying Heart of America

As I traveled the nation for VICE, I saw some Americans yearning for a time that had long since passed, a time that they barely understood, a time that was defined by white supremacy.<p>Last summer, I piled into an ancient Ford Fleetwood Jamboree RV with my friends Abdullah Saeed and Martina de Alba …

Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for <i>realpolitik</i>, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

Books

Civilization 6: 150 Turns of Combat, Espionage, and Failed Diplomacy

The barbarians emerged from the fog to the North, riding toward Paris, three lines deep on foot and horseback. They were healthy and determined, moving downhill at a measured pace. I aligned my spearmen around the capital city, but these soldiers were weak, drained from months of fighting and …

Father Of War Hero Near Tears As He Pleads With Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell To 'Repudiate' Trump

Khizr Khan, who denounced Trump at the Democratic Convention, said "an ethical, moral stand has to be taken, regardless of the political costs."<p>WASHINGTON ― Khizr Khan on Friday delivered the second half of the speech he began a day earlier at the Democratic National Convention.<p>The father of …

NVIDIA Will Refund You $30 For Your GTX 970

NVIDIA’s 2014 medium-high-range graphics card the GeForce GTX 970 was and is a powerful board – I’m using one right now, and it’s perfectly capable …

Computer Hardware

5 tips for Scrivener for iOS

You wouldn't think something as mundane as a word processor could inspire a cult following, but that's pretty much the story of Literature & Latte's Scrivener -- a tool built with long documents (novels, screenplays, research papers, etc.) in mind.<p>For a long time, it was strictly a desktop program, …

Barack Obama just reminded America why it will miss him

Philadelphia<p>In his last major political speech as president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to do something novel—be a popular president who gives a boost to his putative successor, something Americans haven’t seen in recent memory.<p>And he did it by recognizing how tired Americans have become of …

Barack Obama