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DOJ modifies request for info on Trump opponents

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Federal prosecutors have modified their request for a website host to turn over records related to a Trump protest site "in light of factual revelations," according to a new court filing Tuesday.<p>Specifically, prosecutors say they have "no interest in records relating to the 1.3 …

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

THE LONG, WILD RIDE TO IOWA: How Donald Trump set the presidential campaign on fire

"I'm going to win, I think," he told Business Insider in an interview then.<p>A little more than two months later — in the eighth month of his campaign — he is in prime position to do just that.<p>Beginning with an uproarious campaign launch in June, Trump has set the 2016 presidential campaign on fire, …

McDonald's new plan to dominate fast food is angering some franchisees

Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski expects the company to report a 4.1% increase in US same-store sales for the fourth quarter ending December 2015, based on franchisee responses to the survey.<p>That would mark McDonald's best quarterly same-store sales performance in four years.<p>But several operators are …

Meet the richest person in 33 countries around the world

The world's leaders figures, many of them billionaires, have descended on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum this week.<p>While some billionaires, like Bill Gates, have held the title of the richest in their country for years, others are just now entering the top spot.<p>With the help of …

How Flint, Michigan, became one of the most dangerous cities in America

The city of Flint, Michigan, which is now under a state of emergency because of lead in its tap water, has seen more than its fair share of struggles in the past few years.<p>It's known as one of the most dangerous cities in America, and the poverty that afflicts the city is part of the reason its …

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One quote from the NRA shows the limits of Obama's big new moves on gun control

In an emotional speech at the White House on Tuesday, Obama laid out the rationale behind the plans, which include narrowing the so-called gun-show loophole and hiring 230 additional FBI agents to process background checks more efficiently.<p>"We do have to feel a sense of urgency about it," Obama …

GM is surpassing its rivals in one very important area

But GM has recovered nicely from the financial crisis, when it was bailed out by the federal government and declared bankruptcy.<p>With less debt, more cash, and a solid lineup of cars and trucks, the General is well positioned to hold on to its 17% to 18% market share.<p>But there is one area in which …

JJ Abrams opens up about THAT shocking Star Wars: The Force Awakens scene

<b>WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b><p>If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens there is one scene that is …

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'Shocked and alarmed': New York Times reporter back from Libya describes the ISIS surge there

A New York Times reporter who recently returned from covering ISIS — aka the Islamic State and ISIL — in Sirte, a coastal city in northern Libya, told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that he was "shocked and alarmed" at how much ISIS has grown there.<p>"I have to say I was personally shocked and …

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The New Outbreak of Reverse Victimization

I can't sleep. I have been thinking about the recent outbreak of what I call "reverse victimization." This is a recent phenomena whereby white, mostly Christian, privileged Americans feel that they are being put upon when minorities and other diverse groups are afforded either equal rights or other …

How does Islamic State make money off oil fields in Syria and Iraq?

Russia has accused Turkey and its president,<p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of colluding with the militant groupIslamic Statein an industrial-scale, illegal oil trade.<p>The charges, leveled this week amid escalating tensions between Turkey and Russia, highlight the militant group's prominence as an important …

Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie is a brilliantly gory revenge tale that could win him his first Oscar

It has gotten to a point where it's hard for any new movie in that setting to deliver anything that surprises the audience.<p>But then Alejandro González Iñárritu went and made "The Revenant," which proves there's still new ground to cover in the frontier movie, and that he's one of the best directors …

Trump: Reconsider fiancée visas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not ruling out eliminating fiancée visas, after one of the San Bernardino massacre killers entered the U.S. with one.<p>"We're going to have to start looking at people very closely because we can't allow this to happen to our country," Trump said. "I'm not …

AirAsia 8501 crash: It's not just pilot error

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's much simpler to point blame at the crew of an airplane that crashes than to consider the complications of other factors. Pilot error is comfortable terminology in understanding the cause of a tragedy because we can all comprehend the act of a human making a mistake.<p>But in the …

TRUMP: The 'disgusting' New York Times owes me an 'apology before they go out of business'

Among other things, Trump repeatedly called the newspaper "failing," accused it of being biased against him, and demanded an apology from the paper for criticizing him after he mocked a reporter with a physical disability.<p>"The New York Times, which is in huge financial difficulty, which won't make …

Seth Meyers shreds Donald Trump: He's no longer funny, he's dangerous

In recent days, the presidential candidate has been spreading incorrect information. But instead of apologizing, he has been doubling down. And Meyers believes that he's gone too far and is now even "quadrupling down."<p>First, Trump claimed that he saw Muslims in New Jersey celebrating on 9/11. When …

Marc Andreessen has sold nearly 75% of his Facebook stock in two weeks

Andreessen's spree started on October 30 and has continued via a prearranged trading plan, amounting to a grand total of 1.5 million shares valued around $160 million.<p>That's more than 73% of Andreessen's ownership of the company, Wagner calculates.<p>Andreessen, a Facebook board member since 2008, …

2 reasons the Paris attacks were especially alarming

It's unclear where and how they were planned, whether they were executed with the orders or coordination of terrorist leadership based outside of France, and why certain targets were selected.<p>Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the carnage, both ISIS and Al Qaeda attempted to connect …

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are trying to incite a quiet app revolution

Reports have been circulating that Google is working on a hybrid operating system that combines the best of Android and Chrome OS, while simultaneously promising to keep supporting the two independently.<p>It's the perfect example of this dilemma in minature.<p>Google, a company famously and perpetually …

The surprising real ages of actors when they were cast in famous teenage roles

While some actors are closer in age to their character counterparts, others can be two or even 15 years older than the characters they portray.<p>Here are 11 celebrities who are well-known for their teen roles, even though they weren't teens at the time.

'X-Files' boss opens up about revival's controversial storyline

<i>The X-Files</i> is still months away from being shown to the public, but at the revival's first public screening in New York, executive producer Chris …

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Google employees confess all the worst things about working at Google

A job at Google.<p>It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for the search giant.<p>Turns out that …

10 Secrets of Rock Hudson's Heartbreaking Final Days

Rock Hudson made his name as one of Hollywood’s most iconic leading men – but his shocking death exactly 30 years ago made a different kind of …

Vatican says private 'audience' in D.C. was with gay ex-student, not Kim Davis

A week after Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the Vatican on Friday suggested that she exploited the meeting to promote her views, denied that the pope fully supports her and cast doubt on her account of …

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Army Veteran Praised As A Hero In Oregon College Shooting

Chris Mintz was shot multiple times by a gunman at an Oregon community college Thursday, and now he's being called a hero, after it emerged that Mintz ran at the attacker and tried to block the door to a classroom and protect his classmates. Mintz is now recovering from surgery.<p>"I just hope that …

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Deloitte has an office building designed to engineer the perfect workday for every employee

Most workers are all too familiar with how a seemingly trivial annoyance — the air conditioner blowing directly on your face, a neighboring coworker who cackles like a hyena — can make it impossible to be productive.<p>And while most of us are accustomed to sucking it up by donning a sweater or a pair …

We Don’t All Cry in the Same Language

A funny screenshot of a television series is passing around several websites, whose title reads “Woman Crying in Spanish” as an explanation of what …

And the happiest state in America is ...

Where's the heart of U.S. well-being? If you guessed Hawaii for its sandy serenity, or Colorado for its Rocky Mountain highs, you're close. Both consistently hit the annual top 10. But the state where residents feel most content: Alaska.<p>Locals in "the last frontier" share the strongest sense of …