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Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

How the Environmental Protection Agency became the fossil-fuel industry’s best friend.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One afternoon last April, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, travelled to the …

The Latest: Santorum says better for students to learn CPR

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the "March for Our Lives" rallies for tougher gun laws (all times local):<p>4:50 p.m.<p>Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick …

Carnitas - Pressure Cooker Recipe

"Savory and tender pork carnitas."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (6 pound) pork butt roast<p>1 1/2 tablespoons salt<p>1 tablespoon dried oregano<p>2 teaspoons ground cumin<p>1 …

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Civil Rights

It's John Bolton's first day at the White House — these 9 quotes show why national-security experts are terrified

John Bolton started his tenure as President Donald Trump's latest national security adviser on Monday, with a crisis brewing in Syria and a potential upcoming summit with North Korea.<p>Bolton, a former US ambassador to the UN, replaced H.R. McMaster. He is well-known for his hawkish statements, to …

National Security

Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here) Recipe

"It's hard to find a real Hungarian recipe for goulash. This is the real thing. Real goulash has no tomato paste or beans. Eat with a slice of rustic …

See Seven Ancient Ruins As They Would Have Looked In Their Prime

From the unmatched wonder of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat to the sprawling majesty of the temples of Bagan in Myanmar (aka Burma). From Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza to the extraordinary carved city of Petra in Jordan. These remnants of the ancient world have long cast a spell over travelers from every …

Forget Dining Out: Here Are 9 Healthy Recipes Our Readers Say Are Tastier

Clean eating doesn’t mean you can’t have Mai Fun.<p>There’s nothing more satisfying than cooking a dinner so delicious you’d choose it over a restaurant …

Cooking

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

I saw aid for starving people spent on staff salaries through inept planning | The Secret Aid Worker

Bad management has left me disillusioned by the aid sector, and its shocking lack of urgency in helping those driven to despair by hunger<p>I recently resigned from my job with a non-governmental organisation in Africa. After years of working in the sector, I have been left disillusioned with the …

20,000 Republicans just voted for an actual Nazi

Illinois Republicans nominated Arthur Jones for a U.S. House seat.<p>The former head of the American Nazi Party ran for the Republican nomination of …

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

Slow Cookers

27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better

There's a time and a place for jarred tomato sauce. This is not it.<p>You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your back, right? It’s just a guess, based on the internet’s mass hysteria over sheet pan dinner recipes and 3-ingredient weeknight wonders.<p>There’s only one …

GOP wants to flood politics with dark money using hidden “policy riders”

<b>David Koch; Mitch McConnell; Charles Koch (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack/Jacquelyn Martin/YouTube/ABC News)</b><p>Campaign finance reform was once a bipartisan issue. With Koch money flooding into the GOP, those days are gone<p>Arn Pearson<p>March 20, 2018 8:58am (UTC)<p>The rising tide of political spending that has …

Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya on Monday, leaving his species one step closer to extinction, even as a group of scientists undertake an unprecedented effort to try to keep this animal from vanishing entirely.<p>Sudan was 45 years old, and his health had …

10 Pastas That Are More Veggies than Noodles

My mantra for pasta has always been that it can be a wholesome, well-balanced meal if you make it that way. I hate that the carb gets such a bad rap …

Vegetables

The world's greatest ancient wonders – rebuilt

The world of the ancients is one that we are fascinated by. Millions of us flock every year to see the remnants of civilisations that created vastly impressive buildings using only the most primitive technology.<p>With many of these constructions having stood for thousands of years, decay is …

Literally Just 25 Hilarious Tweets From This Week

A week of hilarious viral tweets.

Snoring

Mike Pence's Man in the Swamp

The vice president’s trusted chief of staff is young, handsome, talented and rich. He’s also got some skeletons.<p>1. ‘I Am Not a Liar’<p>THE CHAOS IN THE WHITE HOUSE was threatening Mike Pence’s chances of ever becoming president, and that was unacceptable. It was the spring of 2017. Special counsel …

The White House

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Non-fiction

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About Recipe

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbles during pointed ‘60 Minutes’ interview

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night and stumbled in answering questions that journalist Lesley Stahl asked during a pointed interview.<p>Stahl repeatedly challenged the …

Education

Stop Idolizing Christian Celebrities

Christians would never say Billy Graham, John Piper, Joel Osteen or their own church pastors and worship leaders are God. Yet, the influence of charismatic leaders like these is producing a spiritual climate where, instead of following Jesus, some Christians settle for a leader’s personal brand of …

An American crusade based on God’s will

The War on Terror as the launching of an American crusade<p>James Carroll<p>March 11, 2018 9:29pm (UTC)<p>America may be sinking ever deeper into the moral morass of the Trump era, but if you think the malevolence of this period began with him, think again. The moment I still dwell on, the moment I believe …

The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe

You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump …

Recipes

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

The Second Amendment Does Not Transcend All Others

Its text and context don’t ensure an unlimited individual right to bear any kind and number of weapons by anyone.<p>Part of the miserable ritual that follows American mass shootings is the lament that nothing can be done unless we get rid of the Second Amendment. <i>New York Times</i> columnist Bret Stephens …

13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics

If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we've got you covered.<p>Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films — many of which are among some of the best ever made.<p>The documentaries on the platform will …

Documentaries

A ‘Major Second Wave’ of U.S. Fracking Is About to Be Unleashed Upon the World

U.S. oil and natural gas is on the verge of transforming the world’s energy markets for a second time, further undercutting Saudi Arabia and …