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Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

NEW YORK (AP) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more.<p>That's according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day Republican …

Barack Obama

The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker

V. Get Wet and You Die<p>On October 30, 2008, Worsley, Gow, and Adams arrived in Punta Arenas, on the southern tip of Chile. They went to a warehouse owned by a company named Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions. During the summer, between thirty thousand and forty-five thousand tourists visit the …

Antarctica

Exclusive: U.S. consumer protection official puts Equifax probe on ice - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax Inc failed to protect the personal data of millions of consumers, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Equifax (EFX.N) said in September that …

Identity Theft

'It's scary' – Gambian lecturer's arrest sparks repression fears

Police drop charges against Ismaila Ceesay after University of the Gambia students’ protest<p>When students from the University of the Gambia heard that their political science lecturer had been arrested, they mobilised. By evening, 50 of them, along with the president of the students’ union, were …

Africa

'That doesn't make logical sense!': CNN's Cooper shuts down Jack Kingston for Nunes memo 'doublespeak'

Appearing on a Monday night CNN panel, GOP pundit and former congressman Jack Kingston made a number of demonstrably false and conflicting claims — …

Donald Trump

The Circumscribed Ethics Investigation Into Devin Nunes

The House Intelligence Committee chair claimed he’d been completely cleared, but the panel probing his conduct never gained access to the intelligence he was accused of divulging.<p>Early last April, the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into whether the chairman of the House Intelligence …

Donald Trump

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

Diabetes

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay<p>Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists …

European Travel

32 Incredible Last-Minute Vacations That Don't Cost A Fortune

We're constantly counting down the number of days between now and the next long weekend. We know: All you want is to sit by a pool (or, better yet, …

Summer Vacation

Melania Trump's MLK Tweet Proves That She Is As Delusional as Her Deplorable Husband

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to receive the images, but the wait is worth it. The latest batch of photos features swirling, …

Astronomy

10 reasons you need to stay at this lodge in Ecuador's beautiful Cloud Forest

When the shuttle van finally pulls up in front of Mashpi Lodge, you’ll be more than ready to get out and stretch your legs.<p>Located inside the …

College students come up with plug-in to combat fake news

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage.<p>The plug-in, "Open Mind ," was developed earlier this …

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Republicans Love Welfare—for the Rich. It’s Called the Carried-Interest Loophole.

Despite Trump’s promise to shut down the tax break that mostly benefits hedge-fund managers, it’s still there in both versions of the Republican tax …

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Security

This Skill Can Change Your Career....You Only Need To Follow This Simple Strategy

Time is one of the most valuable human assets that is often underestimated and, thus, can be mindlessly wasted. But one should remember that proper time management could be the key to success, as life satisfaction and happiness directly correlates with the way one spends his or her time. All the …

Trump Says He Is Only President in History with Courage to Stand Up to War Widows

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – Calling himself “unbelievably brave,” Donald Trump said on Monday that he is the only President in U.S. history with the courage to stand up to war widows.<p>“You look at guys like Obama and Clinton and the Bushes, when it came to war widows, they all blinked,” he …

Step Aside Cuzco, Here's Why Arequipa is Peru's New Tourist Hot spot

Peru

One of the Most Remote Places in the U.S.

The northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, less than two miles wide, is a secluded home to numerous wineries, wheat fields and picturesque …

Travel

10 unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of a natural spectacle. Millennia have carved a geological masterpiece rising 7,000 feet above …

10 Of The Most Incredible Natural Wonders You Never Knew Existed

Regardless of where you live and what you do, there are certain magical places in the world that everyone knows. Mount Everest. The Grand Canyon. …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Rural Trump Supporters Back His Comments On Charlottesville

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va. President Trump was criticized for suggesting the bigotry had come from "many sides." Supporters blame the left for violence.<p>Transcript<p>STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST:<p>When President Trump first spoke about the deadly violence in …

Cover Lifted, A CIA Spy Offers His Take On Trump And Russia

On a steamy August afternoon in McLean, Va., not far from CIA headquarters, Daniel Hoffman sits on a coffee shop terrace and reminisces about summer afternoons spent in a different place.<p>"There's a tennis court, and a little <i>dacha</i> with a sauna," says Hoffman. "And then a big <i>dacha</i> where families …

Russia

Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

The video appeared on YouTube on March 4, three days after the bonanza of primaries and caucuses known as Super Tuesday. New York billionaire Donald Trump had dominated the contests, cementing his improbable rise to Republican front-runner. And a Russian man named Alexander Dugin was providing his …

Government

Every department of the federal government is now being run like a Trump business

But we shouldn't forget the other ways this is happening, less dramatic but just as consequential.<p>One of the biggest, as detailed in a <i>New York Times</i> report, is the Trump administration's effort to deregulate American business, which in the hands of his aides and appointees, has become an unabashed …

Donald Trump

WATCH: Dutch film “The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump”: Connecting the dots on Trump’s ties with the Russian mob

Documentary makers explore how Russia could have damning intelligence about Trump, and Putin could try to use it<p>As the U.S. continues its investigations into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the U.S. presidential election, the scandal has evolved into a potential …

Donald Trump

Mr. Trump’s cash cow

The magnitude of President Trump’s conflicts of interest, as exposed by the May 3 front-page article “Trump business, politics collide again ” is unprecedented. He and his family either don’t accept the norms pertaining to the conduct of public officials or don’t care; if the latter is the case, …

Donald Trump