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Trump Goes Full Alex Jones as “Spygate” Falls Apart

Republicans have gone silent after getting a secret briefing on the “informant” in the Trump campaign. Democrats say they were shown “no evidence” for the allegations at all.<p>Almost four months ago, allies of <b>Donald Trump</b> found themselves consumed by a scandal so mind-boggling, they felt sure it …

Donald Trump

John McCain’s shocking concession on the Iraq war: It was a “mistake.”

In his new memoir, McCain says he’s to blame for the war.<p>Sen. John McCain has made a shocking admission: The Iraq war was a “mistake,” and he’s taking the blame.<p>In his new memoir, McCain who is battling brain cancer, writes the Iraq War “can’t be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very …

Political Science

The Shock of Witnessing a Stranger’s Suicide

For unwitting bystanders, the experience can be traumatic.<p>One evening last March, Nancy Bacon saw a stranger die. She had just touched down in Toronto and set off for a business meeting, chatting on her phone as she navigated the rush-hour traffic of the financial district. She was jaywalking, …

Mental Health

This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction

A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.<p>With its inviting sandy shores and pristine forests, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island on Lake Superior has long been renowned as a summer destination. Yet high costs of construction due to its remote location …

Lake Superior

Texas high-school principal fires award-winning, nationally famous journalism teacher to rein in critical student newspaper reporting

Dallas-Fort Worth's Prosper High School has an excellent student paper, the <i>Eagle Nation Online</i>, with a most excellent advisor, Lori Oglesbee-Petter, …

High School

20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

1 of 100<p>1. Charming South Carolina Cottage<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 100<p>Lively Living Area<p>3 of 100<p>Soothing Blue Bedroom<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 100<p>Tropical …

Living Rooms

The rude, red awakening: China's theft of U.S. technology

Washington is waking up to the reality that the cost of doing business in China's massive market is risking precious tech secrets, but it may be too …

China

Ex-White House counsel John Dean explains exactly how Trump’s so-called 'Spygate' conspiracy is nothing but a distraction

Former White House Counsel, John Dean tossed shade at President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani when asked about President Trump’s lasted …

Donald Trump

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

If wholesale opposition to President Trump is one litmus test for progressive Democrats, another — as the governor’s race in California is proving — is health care.<p>All the leading Democratic contenders in the June 5 primary have pledged support for a single-payer system run by the state. The …

Health Care

Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Undark <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i> A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging …

Ecology

The Physics of Accelerating Spacecraft in The Expanse

If you like science fiction, I can recommend a show for you—<i>The Expanse</i>. It takes place in the not-so-distant future all right here in our own solar …

Physics

WWI Centennial: The Spanish Flu Emerges

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 308th installment in the series. Read an overview of</i> …

World History

She's fighting to change the debate around abortion

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took years for Kassi Underwood to truly understand how her decision to have an abortion would alter the course of her life.<p>At the time, Underwood was a 19-year-old college student struggling with alcoholism. Ending her pregnancy seemed like the only option.<p>Growing up in Kentucky, …

Feminism

Mike Trout's Brilliance Complicates Bryce Harper's Quest For $400 Million Contract

Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived and there are already several developing story lines across Major League Baseball which will make for a summer of intrigue and excitement. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox’s daily offensive explosions are not only awe inspiring but are potentially …

Baseball

How to Train for (and Hike) Mt. Whitney, the Tallest Peak in the Lower 48

How do you prepare for Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48? At 14,505 feet, Mt. Whitney is one of the most ventured peaks in the …

Hiking

Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalism Movement

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)<p>On May 25, 1803, American essayist, lecturer, and poet <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b> was born, who led the Transcendentalist …

Literature

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

Lexington

15 Secrets of Caricature Artists

The word <i>caricature</i> likely conjures up images of street artists on boardwalks or outside museums working up quick, humorous sketches of visitors, to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The 10 most intense battles in US history

In the short history of our country, the United States rose to global military dominance — yeah, I said it. Come at me, China.<p>But the road to the top was paved with the blood of good men and women. Looking back, there are some pivotal battles we remember with solemn pride and a little bit of …

Military

What If? 15 Great Alternate History Books and Series

What if Europeans never came to America? What if Germany won World War II? What if there were magicians during the Napoleonic War? Or zombies during …

Books

Roman Catholics And Evangelicals Move Apart In Their Political Priorities

Roman Catholics and evangelicals, two Christian groups that have had overlapping political priorities in the past, find their agendas diverging in the era of President Trump and Pope Francis.<p>Tensions between the two faith traditions are hardly new. As fierce adversaries, they once cast doubt on …

Christianity

Landscaping with Trees: The Best Design for Your Garden

Trees can bring height, structure, and drama to borders, not to mention some precious winter interest. But planting around them can be daunting: Will …

Landscaping

12 Invasive Plants You Should Get Out of Your Garden Now

Home › Landscaping › 12 Invasive Plants You Should Get Out of Your Garden Now<p>Stop invasive plants in their tracks and see how to remove invasive …

Plants

The Cult of the Big Green Egg

For those of you who don’t know what the Big Green Egg is, here’s the quickest summary we can give you. It’s a kamado style ceramic grill that …

BBQ

New Evidence Points to an Unbroken, Million-Year-Long Ice Core in Antarctica

Imagine an unbroken chronological record, dating back a million years, of temperature and atmospheric conditions on Earth. Such a thing could indeed …

Earth Science

Don't miss what Donald Trump is doing with his 'spy' allegations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last 72 hours, the President of the United States has leaned into a conspiracy theory that goes like this: During the 2016 presidential race, President Barack Obama -- via the FBI -- placed a "spy" within Trump's campaign for purely political reasons.<p>Trump made that charge plain in …

Donald Trump

‘It’s worse than murder’: how rural America became a hospital desert

Since 2010, 53 rural hospitals have closed – many in counties with poverty rates higher than average – leaving residents in need stranded<p>It makes sense to sell this old place now, but he can’t bring himself to leave her ashes.<p>Barry Gibbs lives alone in a single-story home among the loblollies of …

Health Care

14 of the best historical TV shows on Netflix

What are the best historical television series to watch on Netflix right now? We round up the most popular period dramas and documentaries – from the …

TV

Jordan Peterson Does Not Support ‘Equality of Opportunity’

In the United States today, the richest 0.1 percent of households command as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent combined; the average CEO collects …

Income Inequality

The Long Journey to Remember One of History's Worst Lynching Massacres

Mary Turner and her unborn baby were killed by a racist mob in 1918 in an atrocity that was nearly forgotten.<p>Exactly 100 years ago this month, a wave of lynchings swept through the area around Valdosta, in south Georgia. After the murder of a white farmer, a mob of nearly 300 white people went …

Crime