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On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era

Space, in the “Star Trek” universe, may be an alluring and infinite frontier, but time is a much rarer and more vexing commodity.<p>On this planet, swaths of time pass between installments of the “Star Trek” film franchise, and 12 years have elapsed since the last “Star Trek” television series ended. …

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it.<p>After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events …

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier …

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Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.<p>“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump …

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Senators React Following Rosenstein Briefing on FBI, Comey

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of …

Prince Philip Is Retiring but Queen Elizabeth II Won't Abdicate: Experts

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II's husband, confidante and companion of more than 70 years is set to retire from his royal duties at the end of the summer.<p>Prince Philip has endured a grueling schedule both at the monarch's side and alone for the best part of a century. A month ahead of his 96th …

Donald Trump's lawyers 'targeting teenager' over website where kittens punch him

Donald Trump’s lawyers are reportedly going after a 17-year-old who created a website where users click on the president’s face to punch him with tiny kitten paws.<p>The teenager, named only as Lucy, initially designed TrumpScratch.com as a way to practise her coding skills.<p>But after a few weeks, she …

Trump to House Republicans: "Many of you will lose your seats" if health care plan doesn't pass

Could the GOP’s plan sink House Republicans? Trump seems to think so.<p>Did President Donald Trump just threaten members of his own party?<p>In a meeting with House Republicans Tuesday morning, Trump attempted to convince the remaining critics of the GOP health care bill to support the legislation when …

White House issues gag order to officials on budget details

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts …

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The FBI probe into Trump and Russia is huge news. Our political system isn’t ready for it.

Imagine someone had told you, a few years ago, that the FBI would soon be investigating a possible plot by a Republican presidential campaign to help Russia interfere in the US election — and that this interference had ultimately helped Donald J. Trump become president of the United States. You …

Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts,” goes the saying — one that now seems like a relic of simpler times.<p>Today, President Trump is sticking with his own facts — his claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the election — in the face of testimony to the …

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Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and "illegally leaked" intelligence information for bringing down his national …

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Trump takes aim at federal workers, trade deals as he settles into White House

The beginning of his term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>The beginning of the president’s term has featured controversial executive orders and frequent conflicts with the media.<p>By Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump …

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There's Actually a Reason Characters Always Drink Milk in Movies

Not just because it's creepy.<p>Of all the many brilliant set pieces in <i>Inglourious Basterds</i>, the most memorable scene in the movie involves Christoph Waltz enjoying a fresh glass of milk. Maybe you found it unsettling, or even gross, and didn't know why—the way he happily chugs the glass down, smacks …

Film review: ‘Passengers’ is an enjoyable sci-fi yarn but a creepy romance

The chemistry between Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence helps dilute the sinister overtones in Morten Tydlum’s movie.<p>The shadows of many films loom …

11 Thanksgiving cocktails that will impress everyone you know

Let’s be real. Thanksgiving is a time for celebration. And, while food and football are at the forefront, how could you forget the drinks?! It can’t …