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The Beginner's Guide to Pissing Off Conservatives

(Image by Mary Livermore (public domain, life plus 70 years)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Let's begin with the question, <i>what is</i> a …

Dining Rooms

Yotam Ottolenghi’s barbecue recipes

Every year, I end up testing barbecue recipes in the rain, with an umbrella balanced precariously on one shoulder, but this year’s mission coincided with the hottest April week in 70 years. Barbecue sales doubled, supermarkets ran out of burgers, rosé and sun cream, and I leapt on the balmy …

Barbecue Recipes

My perfect roast chicken | Chicken recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>2 bunches of fresh soft herbs , such as basil, flat-leaf parsley, marjoram (60g)<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 4 fresh bay leaves<br>• 1 x 1.4 kg whole …

Spices

Robots can now grow humanoid organoids from stem cells faster and better than people can

Automated robots now have the tools to grow imitation, simplified human organs out of stem cells. Thankfully, we weren’t transported to a sci-fi …

Stem Cells

Ex-Trump aide Bannon promoted 'culture war': Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote "a culture war," a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday.<p>Bannon, a former Cambridge Analytica …

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‘A lot of people lied to us’: Dem lawmaker says new revelations show the GOP is covering up Russia scandal

CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) on Wednesday about new revelations about a Qatari investor attending a meeting with Trump “fixer” …

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The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal

Last night, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reported a development in the Michael Cohen saga of seismic scale. In a December 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, the British …

Corruption

Out of loopholes, Trump must disclose Stormy Daniels debt in next financial report

Trump is out of loopholes. After failing to disclose his Stormy Daniels debt to Michael Cohen, he needs to come clean in his next financial report on that debt and any others he may have left out.<p>President Trump has a big decision to make. Unless he requests an extension, his personal financial …

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REVEALED: Cryptic tweets from Michael Avenatti prove how Trump’s bribery problems just got a lot worse

In a cryptic tweet Sunday tweet, Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti posted photos of men arriving at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s …

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Former Trump campaign aide is helping Russian firm shed sanctions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former senior campaign and transition aide to President Donald Trump recently inked a deal to help a Russian oligarch's conglomerate shed sanctions the Trump administration slapped on them last month.<p>Bryan Lanza, who is in regular contact with White House officials, is lobbying …

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10 Super-Quick Shrimp Recipes for Lazy Weeknights

When it comes to whipping up a quick dinner, shrimp is your best friend forever

Country Lifestyle

I tried using a weighted blanket to stress less. Here's what happened.

Thanks to high stress levels and a brain that wouldn’t shut off, I was in search of a way to get a better night’s rest (without having to resort to drugs). I’m a serial tosser-and-turner, and it’s often difficult for me to fall — and stay — asleep because I’m constantly thinking about what I have …

Autism

Mueller investigating funds used for Trump inauguration

Trump's inaugural committee raised massive amounts of cash, much of which is still unaccounted for.<p>Robert Mueller is looking into the curious case of …

Donald Trump

What Meghan Markle Means to Black Britons

LONDON — In the days to come, anyone wishing to criticize Meghan Markle, the American actress set to marry into Britain’s royal family, will have to contend with Tshego Lengolo, an 11-year-old black girl and newly minted monarchist.<p>Tshego is a child of southeast London. She has taught herself …

Royal Family

Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009

<b>Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET</b><p>Kremlin-linked Russian politician Alexander Torshin traveled frequently between Moscow and various destinations in the United States to build relationships with figures on the American right starting as early as 2009, beyond his previously known contacts with the National …

Russia

Trump Heads Into Kim Summit Adept at Breaking Deals, Not Making Them

Donald Trump has spent his presidency breaking deals he inherited, confident he could do better. So far, it hasn’t worked.<p>Now, as he games out a …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

How does exercise keep the heart young?

A recent study published in <i>Nature Communications</i> identifies a link between exercise and the heart's ability to regenerate new muscle cells under …

General Hospital

Firm That Denied Its Cohen Payment Was Connected to Russian Billionaire Turns Out to Be Super-Connected to Russian Billionaire

Soon after Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti issued documents purporting to show that an U.S. investment firm with ties to Russian billionaire …

Columbus Nova

The Trump team’s perpetually sloppy ties to Russians

A line has now been drawn, however tenuous, between President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen and a Vladimir Putin-aligned Russian oligarch. Stormy Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, suggests it means Russia may have “replenished the account” Cohen used to pay off Daniels. For now that seems …

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White man accused of trying to hire hit man to kill black neighbor

<b>(CNN) —</b> A white South Carolina man is accused of trying to hire a hit man through a white supremacist group to kill his black neighbor.<p>Brandon Cory Lecroy, 25, of Hodges, was arrested in April after he contacted the white supremacist group, and then made an arrangement with an undercover FBI agent …

Crime

What You Need To Know About Alleged Russian Payments To Trump Lawyer Cohen

<b>Updated at 4:24 p.m.</b><p>An explosive document released Tuesday by an attorney suing President Trump and his personal lawyer could be the most important public evidence in the Russia imbroglio since Donald Trump Jr. released his emails last year.<p>The "executive summary" of material compiled by …

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'ISIS hackers' threats against U.S. military wives actually came from Russian trolls

PARIS — Army wife Angela Ricketts was soaking in a bubble bath in her Colorado home, leafing through a memoir, when a message appeared on her iPhone from hackers threatening to slaughter her family.<p>"Dear Angela!" the Facebook message read. "Bloody Valentine's Day!"<p>"We know everything about you, …

Islamic Fundamentalism

An Israeli spy firm was reportedly hired to dig up dirt on ex-Obama aides involved in the Iran deal

Possibly by people tied to Trump.<p>Black Cube, a secretive Israeli intelligence firm enlisted by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to undermine women who made allegations of sexual misconduct against him, was also hired to dig up dirt on former Obama administration officials in an attempt …

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Native American teens pulled off college tour are latest victims of the push to police white spaces

We live in a time when the American government encourages us to “see something, say something.” But, increasingly, it feels to people of color like being seen by white people means having the police swiftly called on us, because we make those white folks feel uncomfortable based on our presence …

Justice

California now world's 5th largest economy, surpassing UK

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday.<p>California's gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, surpassing $2.7 trillion, the data said. …

Economics

The 25 best restaurants in the world, according to millionaire private jet owners

Wealth often comes along with pretty expensive taste — especially when it comes to food and drink.<p>In order to determine where the high net worth individuals of the world like to dine, private jet lifestyle publication Elite Traveler surveyed its database of readers— all of whom are owners or users …

List-Worthy

How to Get Restaurant-Level Crispy Skin on Your Roast Chicken

Roast chicken is one of those dishes that every home cook should have in his or her repertoire. Some recipes are as simple as tossing the bird with …

Cooking

Japan's New 'Wood Alcohol' Made from Trees Makes You Drunk, Not Blind

This is the good wood alcohol.<p>A particular ennui arises when you’re separated from the natural world, and the problem seems to grow more intractable …

Alcohol

The stock market under Trump vs. Obama

My Tuesday column looked at how the economy has fared so far under President Trump, who has made claims such as the following:<p>And so on. If you actually look at the data, the economy is doing well, but you’d be hard-pressed to describe it as “booming” or “raging,” particularly if you never …

Stock Markets

The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.<p>In this excerpt of <i>Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats</i>, author Maryn McKenna chronicles the rise of the …

Agriculture