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If Time Picked Loser of the Year, It Would Be the Idiot Son

The weaponized counterpart to the Large Adult Son, the Idiot Son is the unsung loser of the 2017 news cycle—the oaf whose dumbassery just might bring …

Vancouver startup makes waves treating manure and sewer sludge

Asha Srinivasan, co-founder of Boost Environmental Systems, joins BNN's Andrew Bell for a look at how her company hopes to make waves in safeguarding …

Why a US Invasion of North Korea Would be an Ultimate Nightmare

This weekend, the Pentagon told Congressional lawmakers that the only way to locate and secure North Korea’s nuclear weapons “with complete …

Jake Tapper burns Bill O’Reilly to ash, reminds him he was “humiliated in front of the world”

When the former Fox News host took shots at Tapper’s ratings, the CNN host blasted him with a reality check<p>Wednesday, disgraced former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly took shots at CNN's Jake Tapper via Twitter, saying that the ratings of his former colleague are "as low as you can go." This turned out …

An Exhausted Chris Cuomo Has No Patience For Kellyanne Conway’s Attempts To Blame Obama For The Vegas Shooting

Less than four full days have passed since Stephen Paddock opened fire on Route 91 Harvest Festival attendees in Las Vegas on Sunday, yet the resulting gun debate has already taken a predictable turn. Much of it has focused on the suspect’s use of “bump stocks” to increase his weapons’ rate of …

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How Jared Kushner Is Dismantling a Family Empire

The somewhat allegorical tragedy about what happens when a small-town New Jersey scion tries to redeem his father’s reputation in a decade—and may set his family back generations as a result.<p>(1)<p>There’s a primal scene. It takes place in neither green Eden, where the snake spoke sweetly, nor the …

Study Finds 'Collusion Network' of Fake Likes on Facebook

A Facebook post that quickly receives lots of likes is also more likely to be seen by more users.<p>But researchers at the University of Iowa and the …

A scene from Putin's worst nightmare just unfolded in Ukraine

Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day from the former Soviet Union on Thursday with a military parade through central Kiev.<p>Not only was Defense Secretary James Mattis in attendance, along with eight other foreign defense ministers, but about 230 troops from the US and seven other NATO countries …

Russia

How to view the solar eclipse on your iPhone

In photography terms, snapping a photo of the moment the moon drifts in front of the sun is as easy as snapping any other fleeting event. In future-blindness terms, though, it is quite different.<p>Staring into the nuclear furnace that is our nearest star won’t only fry your own eyes, it could also …

Landscape Photography

Report: Reince Priebus literally got kicked out of the presidential motorcade

President Donald Trump’s ouster of Reince Priebus as chief of staff was a long time coming; Priebus and the new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci were quite public enemies, and reportedly Trump’s disappointment with Priebus’s job performance had been brewing for a while. …

Putting the Trump-Russia Timeline Into Perspective

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>The bombshell New York Times report from Sunday afternoon might not be the smoking gun in the Trump-Russia 2016 story, but it sure looks close to one. …

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While Trump enjoys golf, former president Jimmy Carter, 92, is building homes for the poor

It’s a tale of two very different commander-in-chiefs.<p>Former US president Jimmy Carter, 92, spent this week building homes for the needy in Winnipeg, …

Smoke Gives Way to Fire in the Trump-Russia Saga

A bombshell 'New York Times' report shows Trump campaign figures were willing to accept assistance from the Russians<p>By early last summer, Russia and …

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Trump follows “Fox & Friends” in faulty attack against James Comey: What both get wrong about new report on leaked memos

After “Fox & Friends” sent a misleading tweet on Monday, Trump accused James Comey of a crime<p>In a Monday morning tweet, President Donald Trump tried to deflect from the debilitating Russian influence scandal that has been casting a shadow over his still-young administration by lashing out at former …

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Democratic Bill Lays the Groundwork to Remove Trump From Office

House Democrats are on a mission to educate the American people about a little-known power of the 25th Amendment — the ousting of the president.<p>Led by freshman Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a group of growing Democratic co-signers has put forth a bill that could force President Donald Trump from …

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Want to run for president in 2020? Here’s your summer reading list!

Donald Trump may not have thumbed through them yet, but for the sake of all of us, perhaps he should<p>President Donald Trump really should read John Sununu's latest book, "The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H. W. Bush."<p>This is not a recommendation made with snark or condescension, …

Trump Will Reportedly Make A Snap Visit To The U.K., And Protest Groups Are On High Alert

In June, news reports suggested Donald Trump and his staff were considering possibly delaying a planned state visit to the United Kingdom. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer later denied this as false, especially since the stories indicated the president was worried about possible protests …

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This is how Trumpism died

Donald Trump won the battle. The Republican Party won the war.<p>Donald Trump’s enthusiastic support for the Senate health care bill is proof that there is no such thing as Trumpism, and there never will be.<p>Health care was the issue on which Trump had gone furthest to differentiate himself from …

Republicans

Now We Have a Road Map to the Trump Campaign’s Collusion With Russia

Most of the commentary surrounding the Russia scandal has treated the possibility that Donald Trump’s campaign deliberately colluded with Moscow as …

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Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.<p>On Wednesday night, he'll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, rubbing elbows with some of the Republican Party's top donors on familiar turf: his own hotel …

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The Bullshitter-in-Chief

Donald Trump’s disregard for the truth is something more sinister than ordinary lying.<p>Donald Trump says a lot of things that aren’t true, often shamelessly so, and it’s tempting to call him a liar.<p>But that’s not quite right. As the Princeton University philosophy professor Harry Frankfurt put it in …

Donald Trump No Longer Wants to 'Stay Out' of Syria

His interventionism is a betrayal of all who supported him due to his claim that the U.S. “gets nothing” from the conflict and should “stay out.”<p>During the 2016 election, many voters were dismayed by both major-party candidates. Hillary Clinton was the personification of the Washington …

Middle East

Trump May Have A Lot Of Money, But Documents Show He Owes A Lot, Too

Although President Trump has had a troubled relationship with big commercial lenders over the years, financial disclosure forms filed recently suggest he is still able to borrow money when he needs it.<p>While Trump's debts appear to be easily outweighed by his assets, government ethics experts say …

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Jeff Sessions Vehemently Denies Improper Meetings With Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vehemently denied any improper meetings or collusion with Russian officials in sworn testimony at a Senate hearing …

Y Combinator will accept 10,000 startups to prove there’s nothing magical about Silicon Valley

Y Combinator was a heretic among venture capitalists when it backed its first eight companies in 2005. Co-founder Paul Graham later wrote that his philosophy was that “investors should be making more, smaller investments, they should be funding hackers instead of suits, and they should be willing …

Venture Capital

As Trump Lifestyle Takes Toll On Secret Service, Lawmakers Try To Give Extra Support

Nearly every weekend since Inauguration Day, President Trump has flown from Washington to one of his homes outside the capital. Most often he has stayed at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla.<p>In April, he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping there for a summit meeting, and in February he …

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North Korea’s Special Operations forces are numerous, mysterious and formidable

Dozens of Special Operations troops marched in North Korea’s military parade this month, covered from head to toe in green, brown and black camouflage. Carrying variants of the Kalashnikov rifle with high-capacity “helical” magazines, they shouted slogans in support of Kim Jong Un, seemingly …

North Korea

Help stop the torture of gay men in Chechnya

The events of the last two weeks in the most controversial and oppressive region of Russia have left many activists and journalists in shock. According to various reports, including Human Rights Watch, hundreds of Chechen gay men have been captured, tortured and some even murdered for being …

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