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This Is What a White Supremacist Department of Justice Looks Like

Jeff Sessions's tenure as attorney general shows how far to the right the Republican Party has swerved under Trump.<p><i>This article is part of a weeklong series looking back at the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.</i><p>To judge Donald Trump’s presidency, we should ask what he’s done that a generic …

I'm a Republican. What on Earth Is Wrong With My Party?

I am a Republican in the era of Donald Trump, and I am emotionally depleted by the constant cruelty of the President of the United States.<p>I’ve told …

18 Spider-Killing Spiders Discovered—And They Look Like Pelicans

Weird & Wild<p>The brutally effective assassins live in the rain forests of Madagascar, a new study says.<p>There's a spider killer on the loose in the rain forests of Madagascar.<p>It’s quiet as an owl, quick as a cobra, small as a grain of rice, and when it strikes, it impales its victims on one of its …

Spiders

Trump administration is taking steps to remove a threatened lynx from the endangered-species list

By Darryl Fears<p>Darryl Fears<p>Reporter focusing on the Chesapeake Bay and issues affecting wildlife<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Trump administration announced Thursday that it’s moving to strike the Canada lynx from the endangered-species list, despite a 2016 assessment concluding the species will die out in …

Wildlife

Life lessons from Tadahisa Sakai, the last descendant of a Japanese samurai clan

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan’s Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant planet and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days, while traveling at speeds up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or …

Spielberg's Ready Player One – in 2045, virtual reality is everyone's saviour

At last, a film that dares to show the positive side of living in virtual reality. Steven Spielberg’s future shocker, about people using VR to escape hell on Earth, promises to be everything The Matrix wasn’t<p>It’s 2045 and Earth has been brought to its knees by catastrophic climate change and a …

Five Family-Friendly Board Games That Aren't Monopoly

It’s days into your family vacation and you’ve run out of things to talk about. Your brother has hashed out all the hometown gossip, and you and your …

Board Games

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—and You've Probably Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

Former Navy pilot describes bizarre encounter with aircraft with 'no plumes, wings, or rotors' that outran his fighter jet

Commander David Fravor's colleagues made fun of him after learning he encountered what appeared to be a UFO during a standard training mission off the coast of San Diego in 2004.<p>Fravor was in his F/A-18F fighter jet when a radio operator asked him to investigate a mysterious, white floating object …

“Tyrant and Entitled!” – Here’s the lowdown on why Omarosa was FIRED and why she blew up at John Kelly…

It turns out Omarosa didn’t resign after all, but was actually fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly because of what’s said to be “tyrant and entitled” …

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

Why ghee is the elixir of life

I, like most Indians, grew up eating ghee and relished every drop of it. In the late 80s there was this vogue of banishing ghee from your diet …

Fascism Runs in My American Family

The change first came in the weeks after September 11th. Whereas my family had kept their slurs and fascist ideologies largely confined to the safety …

Donald Trump

People can’t stop reading a professor’s theory of a Trump-Russia conspiracy — true or not

By Avi Selk<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As Seth Abramson tells it, Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with the Russian government is not in doubt, not hard to understand and happens to read like a crime thriller.<p>The University of New Hampshire professor has become virally popular by reframing a …

Donald Trump

Why evangelicals are 'ecstatic' about Trump's Jerusalem move

<b>(CNN) —</b> American evangelicals, especially those close to President Donald Trump, hailed his announcement on Wednesday that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But other religious leaders, including Pope Francis and Christians living in Israel, expressed dire concerns …

Donald Trump

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs

<b>The extinct Dodo had a little-known relative on another island. This fascinating bird ultimately suffered the same fate as its iconic cousin, but we can reconstruct some of its biology thanks to the writings of a French explorer who studied it during his travels of the Indian Ocean.</b><p>In the middle of …

Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts

Many actors, politicians and executives, including at NPR, are now facing sexual-harassment allegations in the court of public opinion.<p>But in actual courts, such cases filed by workers against their employers are very often dismissed by judges. The standard for harassment under the law is high, and …

'Morning Joe': Mika Brzezinski Unloads on Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Leaves Scarborough Speechless

“I don’t know how you do it. You’re raising three children. Stop,” says Brzezinski who addresses Sanders directly<p>On Tuesday, “Morning Joe” co-host …

Mika Brzezinski

Dig, If You Will, Some Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Prince In 'A Private View'

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince.<p>"Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."<p>The Iranian-born Shahidi grew up in Minneapolis and met Prince in 1993 when he got a call to …

Music Videos

From pills to psychotherapy, treating depression often lies in a gray zone

By Nathaniel Morris<p>Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next. These visits may entail filling out forms with screening questions about symptoms such as mood changes and …

Antidepressants

Twitter went into meltdown after Donald Trump fired a shot at LaVar Ball

Ah yes, Sunday. A nice relaxing Sunday. Nothing eventful going on; watch some sports and cozy up inside to avoid the cold weather. Nice and relaxing.<p>Wait, President Trump said what?<p>That’s right. Forget Donald Trump vs. Kim Jong-un, or Donald Trump vs. the NFL. Donald Trump vs. LaVar Ball is the new …

Donald Trump

Man in a viral protest photo successfully runs for City Council in Charlotte

<b>(CNN) —</b> In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.<p>Last September, Winston was the center of a dramatic photo from Charlotte, North Carolina, showing him shirtless and with his fist raised, facing a line of police wearing riot gear and …

City Politics

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A study published Tuesday in the journal <i>Clinical Psychological Science</i> finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among …

PC Gaming

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Standing In The Shadows: 10 Of The Best Female Motown Stars You’ve Never Heard Of

Motown’s story is often told by the superstars who helped define the company’s sound, particularly the leading female Motown stars you hear about the …

Motown