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200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated the plant number and Julian date range of the eggs possibly contaminated with salmonella. It has since been corrected.</i><p>GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and stores in nine states are …

Environmental Health

'Stolen office lunch' drama has Twitter gripped

<b>We've all been there and felt the gut-wrenching pain.</b><p>You bring that delicious lunch you've carefully prepared at home to the work office.<p>You place it in the communal fridge, get on with your morning's work, and when you go to take it out later...<p>It's gone.<p>That's exactly what seems to have happened …

Los Angeles

Scenario as crazy as Trump: President fires Mueller and orchestrates own impeachment for power grab

<b>(Getty/Brendan Smialowski)</b><p>Democrats could be baited while House Republicans would control the impeachment process<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>March 26, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Could this be the future? Imagine this: President Trump and House Republicans strategically push …

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17 Tweets For Parents Whose Lives Revolve Around Kids Shows

We're here for you during this difficult time.<p>Any parent knows that there are a few phases of acceptance of TV shows such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Caillou,” “Peppa Pig” and “Dora the Explorer.” It’s hard to come to grips with the idea that these programs are here to stay in your kid’s …

Parenting

Man Dressed As Elsa From 'Frozen' Pushes Police Wagon Out Of Snow

"If this is my 15 minutes, I would like to leverage it to meet Adam Rippon."<p>The police needed help and Jason Triplett wouldn’t let it go.<p>The 37-year-old attorney was dressed as Elsa from “Frozen” at a Boston bar Tuesday night when he saw a department wagon stuck in a snowbank.<p>So what’s a pretend …

Adam Rippon

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Rise of Flat-Earthers Is Result of Failed Educational System

In a new video on his StarTalk YouTube channel, Neil deGrasse Tyson took on Flat Earthers — those who believe the Earth is flat — and blamed the …

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

<i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of …

World History

'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent<p>Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How …

The Right Can't Fight the Future

While Trump and his cabinet loot the palace, the GOP has reckoning coming its way.<p>It seems axiomatic that the past and the future cannot exist at the …

How the Islamic world saw science from ancient times

Between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Islamic world absorbed and interpreted lessons from classical Greece and Rome, leading to advances in science, medicine and philosophy — and finding expression in astonishing manuscripts and objects.<p>Those items are the focus of “Romance and Reason: Islamic …

National Libraries

This cheap hack will make your bed sheets feel like a million bucks

How Trump Stacks Up Against Other Presidents

The New York Times surveyed 170 political scientists and found that President Trump is currently ranked as the worst U.S. president in history.

Five lessons Trump could learn from Lincoln

Perhaps this President’s Day, Trump could spend the holiday reflecting<p>How will Donald Trump observe Presidents Day?<p>Will he have the inclination or take the time to read about or reflect on the qualities of our greatest leaders?<p>Given how busy Trump is issuing executive orders, fighting with the …

Cheddar Man is “black”! Another racial panic for white supremacists

Those in the trans-Atlantic right who want to imagine a pure, “white” European past absorb a dreadful blow<p>The election of Donald Trump was not an isolated phenomenon. This historical moment in the United States is but one tentacle of a much larger global right-wing movement. In total, the rising …

Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.<p>Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, …

Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Humanity

The Truth About Military Parades

Military parades say more about those who order and watch them than those who participate in them.<p>It is a safe bet that by the time the Pentagon does actually get around to giving Donald Trump the parade he has demanded, two things will have happened: First, the scale will be considerably less than …

10 things you may not know about Abraham Lincoln

There’s no danger of people forgetting Abraham Lincoln. Some 15,000 books have been written about him. And that’s not including U.S. history textbooks, which can’t ignore his leadership during the Civil War.<p>So you may know a lot about the 16th president. But there are many things about Lincoln that …

War

Why Carter Page Was Worth Watching

There’s plenty of evidence that the former Trump campaign adviser, for all his quirks, was on suspiciously good terms with Russia.<p>On Friday, Washington was convulsed by a contentious four-page document: the Nunes memo. The memo, according to its putative author, House Intelligence Committee …

Russia

The memo really is worse than the abuses that led to the American Revolution

Sebastian Gorka was right when he told Fox News that the Nunes memo would be 100 times bigger than the offenses that kicked off the American Revolution.<p>When I saw that the memo from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s (R-Calif.) office had been released, I could not believe my eyes. …

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The State Of The Union Drinking Game To Help You Through The Night

President Trump doesn't drink, but you may want to.<p>President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first State Of The Union address on Tuesday. Pair that with a drinking game, and there may be no better test of your mettle.<p>As we’ve seen over the course of the last year, Trump is a bit of an, uh, …

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'Super blue blood moon': stargazers prepare for rare celestial event

Blue moon, super moon and blood moon combine to create moment not seen in the skies in more than 150 years<p>A rare celestial event will grace the skies during the coming week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, resulting in what is being …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Trump isn’t crazy, he’s just a terrible person

The president is more “bad than mad,” according to the man who wrote the book on personality disorders<p>In an age when the current White House occupant has inspired unprecedented levels of armchair psychiatry, Allen Frances remains one of the foremost authorities in the field. As the chair of the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has A Haunting Question About Bears

Hmmm...<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for using his Twitter account to tackle everything from urgent scientific issues to pop culture. But on Sunday, he took to social media to wonder about bears ― and, in particular, one potential feature of a bear-led world.<p>The astrophysicist, author, host of “Star …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.

Historians have long looked to a few key criteria in evaluating the beginning of a president’s administration. First and foremost, any new president should execute public duties with a commanding civility and poise befitting the nation’s chief executive, but without appearing aloof or haughty. As …

Donald Trump

Cory Booker just got pulled over for being a senator while black

Rude? A black senator decrying racism to a Cabinet member who says she can't recall whether Trump called an entire continent a 's---hole'? Please.<p>The legacy of Barack Obama is secure. It was never the Affordable Care Act. It was Barack Obama. Sen. Cory Booker proved that last week in a Senate …

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Daily Cartoon: Friday, January 12th

Oprah for President? Why Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Stump Speech Just Changed Everything

More than an acceptance speech, Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech played like a sermon or, optimistically, a presidential campaign speech. One …

Golden Globes

How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

Hint: not by discussing IQ<p>I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we …

First-Grader Answers Teacher's Lighthearted Riddle In Super Philosophical Way

"Existentialism grade 101."<p>Things got surprisingly philosophical when a teacher in California posed a riddle for his first-grade students.<p>Bret Turner said an “awed, somber, reflective hush fell over his class” at Head-Royce School in Oakland after one child responded to his “Puzzle of the Week,” …

Loneliness