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The Drakeover

<i>This week,</i> The Ringer <i>explores how the “on demand” model has changed the way we consume TV, film, food, products, and, well, almost everything.</i> …

Editorial: Young should explain his health vote to Iowans

CLOSE<p>The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, later today, beginning the process of …

Letter: Stand united and respect people's choice

Shirley Fisher<p>I am a 92-year-old Republican woman. I married my high school sweetheart 73 years ago.<p>My husband graduated from the University of Iowa, …

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Taiwan arms deal in limbo as Trump courts China

By Josh Rogin<p>Josh Rogin<p>Columnist covering foreign policy and national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>For almost four decades, the United States has upheld its commitment to help Taiwan provide for its own self-defense against China — but the Trump administration has yet to affirm it. As a planned …

Le Pen’s defeat is good news for Trump

By Marc A. Thiessen<p>Marc A. Thiessen<p>Columnist focusing on foreign and domestic policy<p>Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>The media are framing the defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election as a defeat for President Trump and his brand of populist nationalism. The Post reported that “France on …

If science is murdered in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, does that mean the climate isn’t changing?

By Tom Toles<p>Tom Toles<p>Editorial cartoonist covering government and social policy; particular interest in issues of equality and environment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Editorial cartoonist<p>In another display of bare-knuckled, unprincipled ruthlessness, Scott Pruitt of Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection …

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No love for Cherry Sisters

Todd Dorman<p>24 Hour Dorman<p>Should Marion aspire to circular supremacy?<p>Address the causes, not just the flood walls<p>Make time for media, governor<p>In Iowa: …

Iowa City's new nighttime mayor ready for the nightlife

Wow. The overwhelming outpour of support and enthusiasm for this new position as nighttime mayor from Iowa City and surrounding communities has been …

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Exclusive: Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam

When the Justice Department announced the arrest last month of a man who allegedly swindled more than $100 million from two U.S. tech giants, the …

Pigeon Steals Play Of The Game At League Finals

Meet the pigeon that swooped into Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver where the League of Legends spring season finals are being held. It flew around a bit …

Hackers flood Isis social media accounts with gay porn

Online commenters have praised an anonymous hacker's efforts to disrupt the Islamic State militant group's social media accounts by filling them with gay porn.<p>The hacker, who goes by the name WachulaGhost, started targeting the Isis accounts after being deeply affected by the notorious shooting at …

Nikki Haley to North Korea: ‘Don’t give us a reason’ to fight with you

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't been in the White House for 100 days, yet he's already reversed himself on many of his key campaign promises.<p>In several interviews this week, the president has forged new positions on topics ranging from NATO to Chinese currency manipulation. They …

China calls for calm as US dispatches naval might to Korean waters

<b>(CNN) —</b> China called for a "peaceful" resolution to tensions on the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday, as a United States aircraft carrier strike group churned toward the contested region.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the situations in North Korea and Syria with US President Donald Trump in a …

US, China agree on North Korea nuclear threat, Tillerson says

<b>(CNN) —</b> China understands how dangerous North Korea's nuclear program has become and agrees action must be taken to stop it, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, as the US sent an aircraft carrier strike group toward the Korean Peninsula.<p>"I think even China is beginning to recognize …

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One U.S. attack is not enough, says Syrian opposition

By Ellen Francis and Tom Perry<p>BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition applauded a U.S. cruise missile attack on an airbase near Homs on Friday but …

Woman who fell while taking selfie on California bridge won't face charges, deputies say

A woman who plunged 60 feet while taking a selfie on a Northern California bridge is not likely to face charges for crossing a closed walkway, authorities said.<p>The unidentified woman and a group of friends were walking on the catwalk underneath the 730-foot-tall Foresthill Bridge in North Auburn on …

NCAA Basketball Champions 2018 odds: Kentucky, Duke among opening favorites

Kentucky is the odds-on favorite to win the 2018 title<p>We’re just hours removed from crowning North Carolina as the 2017 national champion. The Tar …

After Three Pivots, This Founder Sold His Gaming Company for $800 Million

At Dallas Startup Week, Kevin Chou of Kabam discusses taking risks, the need for entrepreneurs to pivot and advice for aspiring founders.<p>When Kevin Chou and his co-founders launched Kabam in 2006, an $800 million exit wasn’t on his mind. Nor was an acquisition. Actually, its current product wasn’t …

Slavery still exists in the land of the free -- we must confront it

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 150 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, slavery is illegal almost everywhere. But it is still not abolished -- not even here, in the land of the free. On the contrary, there is a cancer of violence, a modern-day slavery growing in America by the day, in the very …

Regulation

This is the Samsung Galaxy S8, coming April 21st

Preorders begin March 30th, three weeks before the release date<p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the nicest phone I’ve ever held. It’s a beautiful combination of glass, metal, and an absolutely massive screen in a body that’s much smaller than you might expect.<p>And that might not be enough to make it stand …

Three teenage burglars shot dead in US

<b>Three teenagers who broke into a home in Oklahoma were killed by the homeowner's son firing an assault-style AR-15, say police.</b><p>"They were dressed in black, all had masks on, and all had gloves on," Deputy Nick Mahoney told reporters.<p>The intruders - who police say were armed with brass knuckles and …

Trump's Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That 'Little' Stuff Matters

President Trump was downright low energy.<p>The look on his face, as he meandered through unscripted remarks Friday after the defeat of the Republican health care plan he supported, told the story. The unusually subdued Trump called the loss a "learning experience." Then he seemed to shrug it all off …

Health Care

Following YouTube gaffe, AT&T, Verizon may pull most of their ads from Google

After their ads appeared next to extremist content on YouTube, telecom companies AT&T and Verizon said they were going to pull their ads from the video site. But the fallout may go further than just YouTube.<p>Google’s Chief Business Officer Phillip Schindler issued an apology on the company’s blog on …

Google Maps adds new feature which can help you stalk your friends (and straying other halves)

GOOGLE has launched a new feature that will help you stalk your mates - and your other halves.<p>The location tracker allows you to follow a person as …

1 year on, many scars have healed, yet Brussels still hurts

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brussels International Airport, where 16 people died in two bomb attacks on March 22, 2016, looks shiny new. The Maelbeek subway …

F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, took the extraordinary step on Monday of announcing that the agency is investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.<p>Mr. Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee …