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Senior White House official to resign after ex-wives’ allegations of abuse

By Josh Dawsey<p>, White House reporter<p>Beth Reinhard<p>, Reporter<p>Elise Viebeck<p>, Reporter<p>A senior White House official said Wednesday that he would resign after his two ex-wives accused him of physical and emotional abuse, with one presenting pictures of her blackened eye.<p>The official, Rob Porter, served …

Donald Trump

Schiff: Evidence of Russian collusion damning

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the signs of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign are damning.

Donald Trump

Siri and Alexa are under fire for their replies to sexual harassment

“I’d blush if I could” is not the response you’d expected to hear when you tell Siri she’s a slut—but it is.<p>In February, months before the #MeToo movement erupted, I ran an experiment in which I sexually harassed Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home to …

Sexual Harassment

What Happens When an Algorithm Helps Write Science Fiction | WIRED

The machines sat empty in the dark. Only a single light was on when Anne and Ed entered. A lone searcher was staring at the Other planet1, his face …

Roy Moore and the Invisible Religious Right

Last month, after several women had credibly accused her husband, Roy Moore, of trying to seduce them when he was in his thirties and they were in their teens, Kayla Moore published on her Facebook page an open letter, signed by about fifty Alabama pastors, supporting her husband’s candidacy for …

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

Roger Stone vows legal action over Twitter suspension

President Donald Trump's longtime associate Roger Stone said "the battle against free speech has just begun" as the political provocateur tangles with Twitter over his account's suspension.<p>"This is a strange way to do business and part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor …

Twitter Bars Ads From Russian Outlets Ahead of Congressional Hearings

Twitter said Thursday it would no longer accept ads from Russia Today or Sputnik, two news outlets US officials consider Russian propaganda, in the …

White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee

<b>(CNN) —</b> White nationalists groups that rallied Saturday in Shelbyville, Tennessee, were met by a large police presence and dozens of shouting counterprotesters. Hours later, a second rally planned in nearby Murfreesboro was canceled.<p>The demonstrations, which organizers called the "White Lives …

Rights & Freedoms

Senate Intelligence Heads Warn That Russian Election Meddling Continues

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee delivered a stark warning on Wednesday to political candidates: Expect Russian operatives to remain active and determined to again try to sow chaos in elections next month and next year.<p>At a rare news conference, Senators Richard M. …

A majority of adults disagree with Trump on firing athletes who kneel during anthem: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that football players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, even though most say they would personally stand during the song, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll …

Strong. Arrogant. Incompetent. Great. Americans have choice words for President Trump.

By Scott Clement<p>, Polling director<p>Kevin Uhrmacher<p>, Graphics editor<p>Donald Trump has been on the giving and receiving end of name-calling, from coining “Crooked Hillary” Clinton to “Little Marco” Rubio during the 2016 campaign to himself being called a “dotard,” an arcane insult lobbed by North …

Donald Trump

What black Americans are most worried about in the Trump era

By Eugene Scott<p>Reporter<p>President Trump won only 8 percent of the black vote in 2016 after pleading his case this way throughout the campaign:<p>“And I ask you this, I ask you this — crime, all of the problems — to the African Americans, who I employ so many, so many people, to the Hispanics, …

African-American News

More Americans Support Aid When Told Puerto Ricans Are U.S. Citizens

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song: “Makin’ It” from the television show “Makin’ It.”<p>Poll of the week<p>As a …

America's deadliest shooting incidents are getting much more deadly

By Philip Bump<p>National correspondent<p><i>This article has been updated with new fatality numbers.</i><p>The mass shooting that killed at least 50 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night was the worst in modern American history. Police suspect that Stephen Paddock fired on the crowd at a country-music concert …

Guns

The human toll of mass shootings

Here's how the Las Vegas shooting compares to all of the U.S. mass shooting events since 2013, using data from the Gun Violence Archive. The group …

Trump said he would stop the 'American carnage.' It hasn't even slowed down.

By Aaron Blake<p>Senior reporter<p>The New York Daily News ran a provocative President Trump-related cover on Tuesday morning. “AMERICAN CARNAGE,” screamed the headline, alongside a graphic image of what appear to be three dead bodies in Las Vegas. The headline recalled the dark imagery Trump's used in …

Guns

Americans want strict gun laws after mass shootings. Then their interest fades.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's an all-too-familiar pattern in American politics: In the wake of mass shootings, support for stricter gun laws spikes temporarily. But that shift in public opinion largely fades over time, and Congress doesn't pass anything.<p>The inaction bubbled into outbursts of frustration …

Guns

The U.S. Has Never Been So Polarized On Guns

Democrats want to take action on gun control in the wake of the mass shooting Sunday in Las Vegas, the deadliest in recent U.S. history. And as the …

Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new …

Music

Trump-Russia investigation may target Reddit posts, says senator's aide

Senator Mark Warren has considered examining site, says spokesman, as researcher reports that it was home to ‘coordinated information campaigns’<p>Reddit could join Facebook and Twitter as a target for federal investigators exploring Russian influence over the 2016 presidential election, according to …

Senate Intelligence Committee

End of world still coming soon, Christian numerologists say -- it was just postponed

Saturday passed without the world coming to an end, but we're not out of the woods yet.<p>The Doomsday writer who claimed that the world would end on Sept. 23 now says it will end October 21.<p>Christian numerologist David Meade predicted Sept. 23 as the date a mysterious Planet X would collide with …

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it hopes to send people there between 2020 and 2030, and even Russia is floating plans to put boots on the red planet.<p>Meanwhile, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight enough to …

Magnetism