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Partisan media had totally different takes on the Miller-Acosta brawl

CNN's Jim Acosta and top White House advisor Stephen Miller got into a shouting match at the daily press briefing on Wednesday, and partisan media …

How The Guardian Lost America

The Guardian’s US newsroom didn’t become the voice of the Bernie left during the election. It didn’t break huge campaign scoops. Years after winning a Pulitzer for the Edward Snowden story, Guardian US has slashed costs, leaving employees stewing about mismanagement, infighting, a sexual harassment …

A Who’s Who List of Agencies Guarding the Powerful

WASHINGTON — In a city obsessed with the trappings of power, they are the ultimate status symbol: the wire-wearing, black S.U.V.-driving protective crews that come with high-level government service.<p>So when it came to light last week that the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, had ordered the United …

Trump faces ethics onslaught

Donald Trump’s conflict-of-interest woes are mounting, as Democrats and independent federal agencies step up scrutiny after the president-elect put off a promised announcement on how he planned to safeguard his administration’s ethics.<p>Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House …

Obama, rapping Putin, says US could strike back on cyber

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama put Russia's Vladimir Putin on notice Friday that the U.S. could use offensive cyber muscle to retaliate for …

White House says Trump stood by while Russia hacked Hillary

The White House is accusing President-elect Donald Trump of knowing the Russians were interfering in the US election — and standing idly by because …

The White House

Trump cancels, then uncancels meeting with New York Times

'They continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!' he tweeted.<p>President-elect Donald Trump said he had canceled a planned meeting with reporters and editors from The New York Times — only to reverse himself hours later, the Manhattan billionaire and the newspaper confirmed.<p>“I cancelled …

Obama Hosts Trump at White House for First Meeting After Election

When Someone You Love is Toxic - How to Let Go, Without Guilt

If toxic people were an ingestible substance, they would come with a high-powered warning and secure packaging to prevent any chance of accidental …

Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source

Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media<p>Edward Snowden has called for a complete overhaul of US whistleblower protections after a new source from deep inside the Pentagon came forward with a …

Yellow fever outbreak first reported in Angola kills 21 people in Congo

<b>(CNN) —</b> A yellow fever outbreak that killed hundreds in Angola appears to be moving to neighboring Congo, where it has left at least 21 people dead.<p>The Democratic Republic of Congo reported the deaths this week, the World Health Organization said in a statement.<p>It said between January and March, at …

David Axelrod: A surprising request from Justice Scalia

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the shocking news of Justice Antonin Scalia's passing hit Saturday night, my mind raced back to a White House Correspondents Association dinner seven years ago, when we were seated together.<p>We bantered about my hometown of Chicago, where he had taught law before ascending to the bench. …

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Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

<b>God, Santa Claus (Wikimedia/Milles Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Gary Gutting<p>November 29, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Philosophy Can Do”<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s …

The Jew/Atheist Paradox

When I recently wrote about Godless Jews, I cited a Harris survey that surprised a lot of people. The majority of Jews don't believe in God. They are atheists. What makes this result even more interesting is another finding in a Pew Research Center survey on how Americans feel about different …

Religion

An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

<b>So it's a pretty dark movie. Even some of your music choices — it's not like always uplifting, there's a real darkness to it.</b><p><b>Gibney:</b> I would say it's light and dark. The moment at the beginning where you're hearing the studio version of "Tambourine Man" and you're seeing all those people hold up …

Tim Cook

New iPhone 6S images show updated NFC, 16GB base storage, fewer chips + design tweaks

Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple’s latest smartphone. In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display, upgraded camera system, and new Qualcomm LTE chip for up to twice-as-fast data …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Saudi king's death unlikely to change rivalry with Iran

In Iran, Saudi Arabia's longtime rival for influence in the Middle East, there is little expectation that King Abdullah's death will alter the deep enmity that has helped fuel hostilities and proxy battles throughout the region, including in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain.<p>"In the near …

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

These Guys Found The Remains Of A 14,000-Year-Old Butchered Mastodon In Their Backyard

Mastodon burgers anyone?<p>It isn't every day that you find bones in your backyard, much less a 4-foot long rib bone sticking out of the earth. After that initial, massive find, neighbors Daniel LaPoint Jr. and Eric Witzke kept digging, eventually unearthing 42 massive bones from a property in …

Here's Why Being A Disney Princess Would Be Super Awkward

There's a reason people groom themselves with combs instead of random thingamabobs.<p>Being a Disney princess is great in the movies, but acting like one in real life ... not so much. Does anyone really want to lose shoes all the time, freeze their drinks solid and live with seven dudes whose first …

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We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.<p>INSTARimages

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