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The US needs to borrow almost $300 billion this week

Uncle Sam needs to borrow a ton of money this week — in the middle of a fight with its biggest creditor.<p>The United States plans to sell about $294 billion of debt, according to the Treasury Department. That's the highest for a week since the record set during the 2008 financial crisis.<p>Federal …

Economy

Trump Does Trump, and Things Get Worse

It’s one thing to run a privately held company on the fly, trusting the same ‘gut’ that drove you into multiple bankruptcies. Now the president …

'They Don't Care': Whistleblower Says Cambridge Analytica Aims To Undermine Democracy

The Facebook scandal over misuse of user information has reached a Canadian data analytics company. And a whistleblower says he believes the firm, which has ties to the Trump presidential campaign, may have swayed the U.K.'s 2016 Brexit vote.<p>Christopher Wylie, who worked at Cambridge Analytica and …

Cambridge Analytica

Bone Spur Victim Calls on Military to Pay for His Border Wall

Stay tuned for next week when Trump floats diverting money from the C.D.C.’s budget to fund the thing.<p>Of the untold number of stupid things that have come out of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> mouth, making a strong case for the stupidest was his claim, as he announced his candidacy for president, that he would …

Donald Trump

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

In a Cabinet of Out-of-Touch Billionaires, Wilbur Ross is the Out-of-Touchiest

Sunday, he admitted he had no idea of Trump’s tariff position. But that was better than holding up a Campbell’s Soup can—sitting in front of a …

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Ben Carson, Retired Brain Surgeon, Has Lobotomized HUD

After a year of overseeing the anti-poverty department, Carson is realizing he may be in over his head.<p>Neurosurgery, one would assume, is a difficult task requiring intelligence, skill, and intense focus. But as former presidential candidate and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development <b>Ben</b> …

The rapist of 13-year-old at church camp got no prison time. Now, thousands want the judge removed.

Benjamin Lawrence Petty was a cook at the church camp where a 13-year-old girl reported that he tied her up and raped her.<p>It was June 16, 2016, when Petty approached the girl inside the cabin where he was stationed as a cook at the Falls Creek church camp in southern Oklahoma. He invited her to the …

9 Bizarre Facts About Nicolas Cage

It is perhaps unfair to characterize actor Nicolas Cage as an eccentric solely based on his frenzied performances on film. Yes, he once ingested a …

Comic Books

NRA issues threatening video warning journalists 'your time is running out'

The National Rifle Association has released a video containing a threatening message to journalists, warning them "your time is running out".<p>In a …

Guns

The Rock's 'Skyscraper' Looks a Lot Like 'Die Hard' to Fans (and That's OK)

Plus, this one has Neve Campbell!<p>Super Bowl 2018 was packed with TV and movie trailers, amid the many commercials and -- or so we heard? -- a football game.<p>One of the trailers was for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest action movie, "Skyscraper." The title and poster tell you everything you need to …

Boycott the Republican Party

If conservatives want to save the GOP from itself, they need to vote mindlessly and mechanically against its nominees.<p>A few days after the Democratic electoral sweep this past November in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere, <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> asked a random Virginia man to explain his vote. The …

Republicans

The 35 most amazing lines from Donald Trump's impromptu press conference

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just before jetting off to Davos, President Donald Trump stopped by a sit-down that chief of staff John Kelly was having with reporters -- and immediately started talking.<p>It was classic Trump who, despite all of his rhetorical emphasis on "fake news," is an avid consumer of the …

Donald Trump

A search continued for a woman seen falling from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship

California mudslide survivors gave their GoFundMe donations to another family that lost four relatives.

Alleged payment to porn star was illegal donation to Trump campaign, watchdog says

The call from Common Cause for criminal prosecution echoes charges against John Edwards.<p>A watchdog group filed a pair of complaints on Monday alleging that a $130,000 payment reportedly made to a pornographic film actress who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump violated campaign finance …

Donald Trump

Tsunami warnings, watches issued after Gulf of Alaska earthquake

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered a series of tsunami alerts early Tuesday from southern Alaska down the western coast of North America, prompting warnings in some low-lying communities for people to seek higher ground.<p>But initial fears that such a massive tremor could …

For Trump, this time bankruptcy won't get him out of a mess

<b>(CNN) —</b> "When the going gets tough, the tough get going," the saying goes. But in Donald Trump's case, that expression could be amended to: "When the going gets tough, Trump files for bankruptcy" -- at least with respect to his ventures that hit especially hard times.<p>So, given that history, is …

Donald Trump

‘Trump hasn’t just done a good job, he’s done a great job' – the view from Muncie, Indiana

Gary Younge spent a month in the ‘archetypal’ US town before last year’s election. The people swung for Trump, but how do they feel a year on?<p>Griffin Timmerman, six, is a runner. Given the opportunity, the small, lively boy, who has autism and prefers to play on his own, would just keep going. He …

Trump Hasn’t Destroyed Obama’s Legacy. He’s Revealed How Impressive It Was.

When Barack Obama departed the White House a year ago, his legacy appeared to face mortal peril. Liberals, with their tendency toward hysteria, and …

Kushner Given Access to Classified Intelligence

Jared Kushner was granted access to classified intelligence reports despite not having a security clearance, the New Yorker reports.<p>Kushner was added …

Let’s talk about the big scary asteroid that’s NOT going to hit Earth

An asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built is hurtling toward Earth, the Daily Mail informs. If it hits on Feb. 4, the paper continues, scientists predict a decade of cold and darkness, skies choked with soot, and misery across the planet.<p>Between these paragraphs, the Mail inserts occasional …

'SNL' Weekend Update Congratulates Trump for 'Managing to Keep Our Government Open for Almost One Whole Year' (Video)

“President Trump has blamed Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for the shutdown, because Trump never misses a chance to blame a minority,” co-anchor Colin …

Irresponsible bosses who line own pockets face huge fines, Theresa May warns

Huge fines will be imposed on irresponsible company bosses who "line their own pockets", Theresa May has said.<p>The Prime Minister will outline plans in the coming weeks to crack down on "abuse" of the system by business chiefs following the Carillion scandal.<p>Proposals include giving the pensions …

Great Britain

'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela

As the country’s economic problems mount, towns and cities have been hit by an outbreak of looting and violence<p>Amid desperate food shortages Venezuelans are picking up new survival skills.<p>On the night of 9 January, for example, a hungry mob took just 30 minutes to pick clean a grocery store in the …

Melania Trump Celebrates Anniversary As First Lady With Pic Not Showing Donald & Fans Are Loving It

Where’s the president? Melania Trump marked her first year as FLOTUS with a photo that does NOT include Donald Trump!<p>It’s been a year since <b>Donald</b> …

After A Year In Office, Trump Still Facing Constitutional Challenges Over Businesses

As President Trump marks the first anniversary of his inauguration, his lawyers are preparing for next week's preliminary arguments in a suit that alleges he is violating the Constitution's anti-corruption provisions, known as the foreign and domestic Emoluments Clauses.<p>The suit, brought by the …

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including James Patterson on Aaron Hernandez

­<p>USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. All-American Murder</b> by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich with Mike Harvkey (Little, Brown, non-fiction, on sale Jan. 22)<p><b>What it’s about:</b> Investigates the life, and death, of one-time New England Patriots star Aaron …

How shutdown affects key parts of federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how …