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Einstein's newly published travel diaries reveal his racism — and people are shocked

Albert Einstein is remembered for his theory of relativity — one of the biggest achievements in 20th-century physics.<p>However, the genius's memory has been tainted somewhat by his newly-published travel diaries, which detail his experiences in Asia in the 1920s.<p>In the diaries, Einstein calls the …

Albert Einstein

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked …

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner detail vast wealth: Real estate, fashion and investments

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both senior advisers to President Donald Trump, disclosed new details of their vast wealth on Monday, reporting a long of list of real estate, fashion and investment assets.<p>Kushner, the president's son-in-law, reported assets of at least $174 million at the end of …

Donald Trump

Sessions moves to block asylum for most victims of domestic, gang violence

A move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make it more difficult for victims of domestic violence and other crimes to receive asylum in the U.S. could fuel a backlash that the Trump administration already faces over its immigration crackdown.<p>The 31-page decision narrows the grounds for asylum for …

Immigration

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday.<p>The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet …

Net Neutrality

Samantha Bee’s apology for calling Ivanka Trump the c-word is perfect

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, especially when you’re in the public eye. After all, if you take just 2017—the year of sociopathic baby men and pathetic excuses—it’s no wonder apologies are so hard to get right.<p>Except that’s what comedian Samantha Bee did on her TBS show <i>Full Frontal</i> last night …

Samantha Bee

Trump grants clemency to grandma whose case was championed by Kim Kardashian West

WASHINGTON – President Trump granted clemency Wednesday to a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for cocaine trafficking — after hearing a plea from reality television star Kim Kardashian West in an Oval Office meeting.<p>Alice Marie Johnson, who celebrated her 63rd birthday last week, had her …

Kim Kardashian

Threatening Workers Who Want To Unionize Is Illegal, A House Democrat Just Told Elon Musk

"I want to make sure you are fully aware of federal labor law," Rep. Keith Ellison wrote in a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>Elon Musk received a letter Friday from Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, reminding the Tesla CEO that it is illegal to threaten to punish employees who want to …

Announcement of Apple’s new North Carolina HQ ‘imminent’

An announcement about Apple’s plans to build a new HQ in Raleigh, North Carolina is “imminent,” a new report suggests.<p>This follows another recent news story suggesting it is a “done deal,” just so long as the proper incentives package is agreed. From the sound of things, Apple is pleased with the …

Two of the world's biggest brands are now Chinese

A new list of the world's most valuable brands is out, and China has claimed two of the top spots for the first time.<p>Alibabahas joined the top 10, alongside Chinese tech group Tencent, as well as stalwarts such as Google (GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL).<p>Ranked at No. 9., Jack Ma's Alibaba has seen its …

Top 10

DA makes decision about woman who lied about cop rape. His decision will enrage some.

A Texas district attorney has made a decision about the fate of a black woman who falsely accused a white state trooper of rape — and he already knows that his determination is going to “frustrate many in the public.”<p>What’s a brief background?<p>After a Sunday morning traffic stop on suspicion of DUI, …

She came to the US for a better life. Shortly after her arrival, she was killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez traveled 1,500 miles to the United States, hoping to find a job and a better future. Shortly after she set foot in Texas, a Border Patrol agent shot and killed her.<p>Gomez Gonzalez's shooting Wednesday drew international attention after a bystander posted video …

Facebook Live

Mexico's Pena Nieto 'optimistic' on NAFTA as country makes new offer

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday expressed optimism about NAFTA talks that have been thrown into disarray by a U.S. probe exploring auto tariffs, while a source said Mexico had made a new offer to seek a deal.<p>The Mexican leader said he spoke with …

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.<p>On Thursday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the bust, considered the largest in the state's history and …

Criminology

Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant can be controlled by inaudible commands

Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant were meant to be controlled by live human voices, but all three AI assistants are susceptible to hidden commands undetectable to the human ear, researchers in China and the United States have discovered. The New York Times reports today that the …

Google Assistant

U of Fla. castigated for dragging black students off stage. But new video tells a different story

The University of Florida faced incredible backlash after a video showed a white faculty member dragging several of the university’s black graduates from the stage Saturday as they celebrated the 2018 commencement ceremony.<p>Newly surfaced videos, however, featuring <i>white students</i> may change the …

Which town in your state is the poorest? Here is the list

Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. Perhaps more evident now than in any time in recent memory, conspicuous consumption is juxtaposed with abject poverty in cities and towns across the country. While the rich and poor often live side by side, in some American towns, serious …

Income Inequality

Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages

Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League.<p>ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a …

Social Media

WATCH: Far-Left Parkland Activists Make New Absurd Claims On CNN

On Friday, CNN's Anderson Cooper ran a segment on "Anderson Cooper 360" featuring far-left activists David Hogg and Cameron Kasky in which both made …

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.

By Jonathan O'Connell<p>, Reporter<p>David A. Fahrenthold<p>, Reporter<p>Jack Gillum<p>, Reporter<p>In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying …

Donald Trump

The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

U.S. Department of Justice

Amazon halts plan for office tower in Seattle over proposed tax

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it has halted planning for a new office building in Seattle and might sub-lease rather than occupy another future tower downtown, pending a city council vote on a proposed tax on top businesses.<p>Amazon's decision puts a question mark on more than 7,000 new …

Alan Dershowitz describes Mueller’s strategy from leaked questions for Trump

Famed civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz said that President Trump would have a tough time arguing executive privilege for some of the leaked questions from Mueller’s probe, and outlined what he thought Mueller’s strategy was for questioning the president.<p>“What do you make of the fact that this …

John Legend and Charlamagne tha God Schooled Kanye West on History

The duo wanted to make sure Kanye knew the real history of the Republican Party's relationship with black people.<p>It's always important to check your facts, especially if you have as big a platform as Kanye West. And it seems he has John Legend and Charlamagne tha God to call him out.<p>It all started …

Civil Rights

CNN investigation: 103 Uber drivers accused of sexual assault or abuse

After an evening of cocktails in San Diego, a woman got into the back of an Uber for a ride home. She was so intoxicated she had to ask the driver to stop so she could vomit. She says she then passed out in the backseat.<p>When she regained consciousness, the Uber driver was on top of her, raping her, …

Sexual Harassment

Thousands protest after men are cleared of rape in Spain's 'wolf pack' case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tens of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Pamplona in Spain on Saturday after men accused of the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman at the 2016 running of the bulls festival were convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse.<p>More than 30,000 people participated in the latest …

Demonstration

The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

Gina Haspel, the first woman nominated to lead the CIA, has a five-foot-tall poster of Johnny Cash in her office. She's an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan — though she transferred from that school and graduated from the rival University of Louisville. She majored in journalism.<p>All these …

Fox’s Hannity, named as a client of Michael Cohen, spent days attacking FBI raid

The host cited the seizure of the Trump attorney’s documents to blast the Russia investigation.<p>Fox News host Sean Hannity — named as a client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, by an attorney on Monday — devoted numerous segments on his primetime program last week …

There's something missing from Comey's impeachment answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> If he had his way, former FBI Director James Comey would rather not see President Donald Trump impeached.<p>More interesting than the headline, though, is Comey's reasoning. And it's less to do with his unique proximity to Trump than his place in the Washington political firmament. With his …

Facebook has spent $20 million on Mark Zuckerberg's security since 2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took home just $1 for his annual base salary last year, but the company shelled out nearly $9 million on his security and private planes.<p>A new public filing shows Facebook significantly increased the amount it spent on keeping Zuckerberg safe in 2017, upping such …

Mark Zuckerberg