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Trump Administration Puts Iran 'On Notice'

In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile test and strikes by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in the Red Sea, the White House is putting Iran “on …

Middle East

'He's Going to Continue to Create Chaos'

Dan P. McAdams, the author of The Atlantic’s June 2016 cover story “The Mind of Donald Trump,” shares what he learned about Trump and what might be expected during his presidency.<p>Months before the 2016 U.S. presidential election took place, Dan P. McAdams, a psychology professor at Northwestern …

A new study shows cats are way smarter than we suspected, and also big ol' jerks

Listen up, dog people: The proof is in, and cats are every bit as smart as dogs.<p>Scientists at Kyoto University studied 49 house cats and their …

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets [Updated]

The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in …

Social Media

This Unicorn Bark Will Cheer You Up and Fill You Up

This unicorn bark might be one of the prettiest snack around — and it's healthy. Sweetened with just a touch of honey, the colors of the pastel yogurt bark come from fruit, which also adds flavor to this cheery snack. Watch the video to see how you make it and then check out the recipe …

A Dog's Purpose author: Additional footage of dog stunt 'paints a different picture'

<i>A Dog’s Purpose</i> author and co-screenwriter W. Bruce Cameron says a controversial video that appears to show a German shepherd being forced into …

Here’s how America will change as soon as Donald Trump takes office

The process of making America great again will start with a bang.<p>Donald Trump reportedly told Fox News’s Andrew Napolitano that he plans to issue as many as 200 executive orders by the Monday after his inauguration. While plans are still somewhat up in the air, we have a pretty good idea from …

Donald Trump

Senate battle erupts over Dem 'delay' confirming Trump nominees

A major Inauguration Day dispute is erupting between Senate Republicans and Democrats over how many of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees could be confirmed late Friday – and whether the battle could extend into the weekend.<p>The latest flare-up started Friday morning when Senate Majority Whip …

Universal Pictures cancels premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose'

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment decided Thursday to cancel the premiere of “A Dog’s Purpose,” following the release of video purportedly showing a frightened dog allegedly being forced into churning water during the making of the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>PETA had called …

Seth Meyers Confronts Kellyanne Conway About Trump's Alleged Ties to Russia

Just as Seth Meyers was preparing to tape <i>Late Night</i> Tuesday evening, news broke that President Obama and Donald Trump had both been briefed on a series of documents that contained "compromising personal and financial information" allegedly collected by Russian operatives on the president-elect, as …

Obama: 'Bold Action' Needed on Climate Change

Admiral Kuznetsov leaves Syria, as Russian drawdown could see drums of war banging in Eastern Europe - IBTimes India

Russia is certainly not going to pull all its forces out of Syria, and Assad can expect a hefty contingent of warplanes, specialists, and advisors to …

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

<b>A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.</b><p>Many researchers had accepted that the rate of global warming had slowed in the first 15 years of this century.<p>But new analysis in the journal Science Advances replicates findings that …

How Oprah Lost Weight - Oprah Weight Watchers

You're so going to want to steal this weight-loss secret.<p>With the start of the new year, many of us are setting goals and making resolutions to eat …

Julian Assange denies Russian hacking allegations, claims President Obama is trying to “delegitimize” Donald Trump

Assange’s new interview with Sean Hannity further fuels the suspicion that he is acting on behalf of Putin<p>Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has been accused of targeting Hillary Clinton in order to help Donald Trump due to his connections with the regime of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, …

8 Snacking Tips For Weight Loss

Snacking for weight loss is a thing, as counterintuitive as that sounds. Eating more often to lose weight? Yup, it can work. "People trying to lose …

Russian Hackers Reportedly Infiltrated A Vermont Power Company, Raising Concerns Over The U.S. Power Grid

A day after the FBI released details on Russian hacking activities within the United States, reports indicate that Burlington Electric in Vermont discovered malware connected to the Grizzly Steppe operation that may have ties to the 2016 presidential election. Earlier details indicated that the …

Vladimir Putin

Trail Cam Photos Reveal What Wild Animals Do When Humans Aren't Around

(Image Link)<p>Trail cameras are set up to give rangers and scientists a way to track animal movement in the area or spot a rare and reclusive species, …

Animals

Cruz: No money for UN until Israel decision reversed

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Energy: Poll finds majority oppose Trump offshore drilling plan | Senators say Trump endorsed ethanol …

Trump says he will dissolve foundation amid NY investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday he will dissolve his charitable foundation amid efforts to eliminate any conflicts of interest before he takes office next month.<p>The revelation comes as the New York attorney general's office investigates the foundation …

Donald Trump

House Republicans shut down investigation into Flint water crisis, blame EPA instead

After three hearings about how thousands of residents had their water contaminated, the GOP is satisfied<p>As President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday authorizing $170 million to address the problem of the lead being found in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, Republicans in the House quietly …

Obama offers blunt assessment of why Democrats lost 2016 presidential election

In an interview on NPR posted Monday morning, the outgoing president chalked up Hillary Clinton's popular vote win, but failure to woo voters in more rural states like Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan, to structural hurdles based on where Democrats live, as well as the party's failure to frame the …

Arctic ice melt 'already affecting weather patterns where you live right now'

Soaring Arctic temperatures ‘strongly linked’ to recent extreme weather events, say scientists at cutting edge of climate change research<p>The dramatic melting of Arctic ice is already driving extreme weather that affects hundreds of millions of people across North America, Europe and Asia, leading …

Global Warming

Only the hardiest remain at Dakota protest camp | Reuters

CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - Two weeks after a victory in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, most protesters have cleared out of the main protest camp in North Dakota - but about 1,000 are still there, and plan to remain through the winter.<p>A couple of the remaining activists that are …

Protest

Trump's Anachronistic 'Toughness' Is an Embarrassment

And our discourse, on both sides, is worse for it.<p>One of the things you can say for certain about the elevation of <i>El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago</i> to be president of the United States is that it's liberated all kinds of wild and wacky people to bring their wild and wacky ideas out into the public sphere, …

Polar Sea Ice the Size of India Reportedly Vanishes in Record Heat

By Alister Doyle<p>Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a …

Global Warming

A Polar Vortex Is Coming Because 2016 Wasn't Awful Enough Already

Call off from work now. There's no way you're leaving the house.<p>All the way back in August, the Farmer's Almanac predicted this year's winter would be especially brutal. While it's easy to shrug off depressing predictions when you're wearing shorts, recent forecasts proved their dismal prognosis …

Seth Meyers to Media: Time to Retire ‘Alt-Right’ and Just Say ‘Nazis’

The Late Night host delivered a strongly worded message to the media about their use of the term ‘alt-right.’<p>“Since the election of Donald Trump and …

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