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Tension between CIA and Trump White House persists over personnel and policy

The recent removal, and reinstatement, of the National Security Council’s senior intelligence director is a telling illustration of the ongoing animosity between at least some sectors of the Trump White House and the CIA and may be an early sign of problems for new national security adviser H.R. …

Donald Trump

Republicans lose patience with FBI on Russia, Trump campaign ties information

<b>(CNN) —</b> Top Republicans in Congress expressed their dissatisfaction Wednesday about getting answers from the FBI, as lawmakers trying to investigate Russia's meddling in the US election say they've continued to see no evidence of President Donald Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by his …

Donald Trump

Trump barnstorms to push healthcare plan; signs of conservative support

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump used his barnstorming strategy on Wednesday to try to build momentum for his first legislative initiative, a healthcare overhaul, by holding a massive rally in Nashville, Tennessee, reminiscent of his campaign events.<p>Back on Capitol Hill, Republican leaders …

Republicans

Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, the White House says

President Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes in 2005 on income of $153 million and reported a $105 million write-down in business losses, according to a copy of his tax return first revealed Tuesday night.<p>Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24 percent and saved millions of dollars in …

Donald Trump

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans file their income tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS have rarely been so low.<p>The number of people audited by the IRS in 2016 year dropped for the sixth straight year, to just over 1 million. The last time so few people were audited …

Finance

Trump seeks Congress' help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during the election. Obama's intelligence chief said no such action was ever carried out, and a …

Donald Trump

Superintelligent AI explains Softbank’s push to raise a $100BN Vision Fund

Anyone who’s seen Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son give a keynote speech will know he rarely sticks to the standard industry conference playbook.<p>And his turn on the stage at Mobile World Congress this morning was no different, with Son making like Eldon Tyrell and telling delegates about his personal …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacing it. That's only true if you consider more than 20 million people to be very few.<p>He took another mysterious poke at Sweden, too, and decried …

Immigration

Gone but not forgotten: how ancient Neanderthal genes still affect modern people

Ancient interbreeding still affects us today, study says<p>Neanderthals died out a long time ago, but their genes may make us more susceptible to certain diseases.<p>DNA inherited from Neanderthals affects which of our genes are turned on or off, according to a study published today in <i>Cell</i>. This …

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Lindsay Lohan: 'I was racially profiled and asked to remove headscarf at Heathrow'

The actor, who has been studying Islam, has said she was ‘freaked out’ by the request during an airport check<p>Lindsay Lohan, the actor best known for her roles in films such as Mean Girls, has said she was “racially profiled” at Heathrow airport recently.<p>Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, …

Sean Kingston’s Head Gets Stomped On In Violent Migos Fight — New Details Revealed

Uh oh! Sean Kingston is feeling bad and bruisy following a violent beat down from the guys in Migos. We’ve got new details about how he got his head …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Donald Trump's envoys head to Mexico as cracks emerge in border wall plan

Bureaucratic wrangles pose threat to US president’s campaign pledge but visit by top officials raises other contentious issues<p>Mexico will host its first high-profile Donald Trump envoys this week with at least one consolation: the proposed border wall is itself walled in, for now, by Washington …

Roger Goodell, NFL Execs Reportedly Angry with Patriots' Post-Super Bowl Antics

New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wore a T-shirt depicting Roger Goodell as a clown following his team's 34-28 Super Bowl 51 triumph over the Atlanta Falcons at Houston's NRG Stadium, and the NFL commissioner reportedly wasn't thrilled with the clothing choice.<p>"The T-shirt …

Uh Oh: Karlie Kloss Just Pissed Off The Beyhive

Karlie Kloss committed the cardinal sin: She wasn't '90s enough. The supermodel participated in a questionnaire about being a Beyoncé superfan for a …

Bernie Sanders, fashion icon?

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's an unlikely fashion icon, that's for sure, but Bernie Sanders reacted Sunday to Balenciaga's latest menswear collection -- in which he features as a muse.<p>Last month, the renowned French fashion house channeled a little Burlington in its Fall/Winter 2017 collection, with brand director …

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The 20 best winter boots for men

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NFL

This is not a drill: Snapchat is about to get a major redesign

Big changes are headed for Snapchat — again.<p>The company is set to roll out a major redesign of its app in the coming days, Snapchat confirmed …

Samsung might unveil a foldable phone that turns into a tablet this year

While reports about the upcoming Galaxy S8 have been relentlessly rolling in the past few weeks, the latest Samsung-related rumor suggests the company may be finally readying its long-speculated futuristic bendable handset for release.<p>Citing undisclosed sources, The Korea Herald reports the mobile …

Mobile

Exxon ordered to turn over 40 years of climate change research

ExxonMobil has lost a key battle in an investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public about the dangers of climate change.<p>A Massachusetts judge ordered Exxon (XOM) on Wednesday to hand over more than four decades of the company's climate change research.<p>The court rejected Exxon's …

Clean Technology

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE At Montreal talks, Canada proposes new approach to breaking NAFTA auto gridlock Subscriber content<p>Business Briefing How U.S. became ‘the Wal-Mart of the oil market’ and an unprecedented threat to status quo Subscriber content<p>U.S. ‘weak dollar’ remarks raise policy questions: ECB’s …

National Lampoon

Cash Money Records accused of hoarding Drake’s music profits

Cash Money Records is hoarding profits from the sale of superstar Drake’s music, according to a lawsuit by the rapper’s company.<p>Drake signed an …

NFL Playoff Picks: The Bettor's Guide to the Divisional Round

In the Wild Card Round, every favorite covered. In what must have been a slaughtering of Vegas books by the public, we hope to bounce back during the divisional round in a four-game sample to get to .500 in the playoffs heading into the conference championship games.<p>As always, our lines come from …

This Woman Lost 100 Pounds, Became A Model, And Her Journey Will Motivate You To Be Your Best Self

Three years ago, Mathilde Broberg (nice name, yo) of Denmark would have never thought she would one day be a model. Weighing over 250 pounds and eating 3,5000 calorie meals on the regular, Broberg’s habits were bad and her prospects felt gloomy. To top it all off, she had an embarrassing moment at …

Fitness

Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

Biology

We Might Finally Have Found Where Complex Life Came From

We could be descended from a group of microbes called 'Asgard'.<p>It sounds like something out of Norse mythology, but new evidence suggests that all …

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to …

“Write Drunk. Edit Sober.” According To Science, Ernest Hemingway Was Actually Right

College is a time for experimenting with too much alcohol and writing badly about the bad sex you had. It’s the only way to figure out your drinking limitations and to learn to write better on a broader array of topics. Thanks to a famous quote from Ernest Hemingway, though, there will always be …

Ernest Hemingway