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This Is the Best Park in Every U.S. State

And how much it costs to visit.<p>This summer, get yourself, your family, or even your pet outdoors and explore the hidden natural wonders in your own …

National Parks

The big Republican science quiz: how much don't you know?

Take our quiz and see if you know more about political faux pas than some politicians seem to know about science<p>This week the GOP reminded us once again just how much they champion science. First Mo Brooks, a congressman from Alabama, pondered whether rocks falling into the ocean could be causing …

George W. Bush

Watch the Gospel Choir’s Rendition of ‘Stand by Me’ at the Royal Wedding

The nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were plenty galvanizing, though one moment during the wedding ceremony of the newly named Duke and …

Prince Harry

Senator to Pruitt: EPA meddling in health study ‘unconscionable’

Senate Democrats tore into Scott Pruitt on Wednesday, blasting the Environmental Protection Agency's meddling in a report on toxic chemicals as "unconscionable" and calling the EPA administrator's mounting ethics controversies an embarrassment to the agency.<p>"You’re trailing a string of ethical …

Donald Trump

'Yanny' or 'Laurel' Internet Mystery Solved

The "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" debate has torn friends, families and the Internet apart ... and we finally have the definitive answer as to what the …

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition returns on June 29th

About a year ago, Nintendo announced that it was effectively killing the popular NES Classic Edition. Several months later, however, fans rejoiced when the company reversed itself, saying the product would once again ship in 2018. Now we know exactly when: The retro 8-bit console will arrive on …

Retrogaming

An Asteroid the Size of the Statue of Liberty Will Whiz Past Earth Tomorrow. Here's How to See It

An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty will zoom past Earth on Tuesday.<p>The asteroid, dubbed 2010 WC9, is about the size of a football field …

Unexpected Upgrades: The Best Tech Life Hacks Under $20 You Didn’t Know You Needed

<b>* Tech gadgets and accessories that won’t break the bank</b> <b><br>* Headphones, speakers, TV stick accessories, and much more</b> <b><br>* All items priced at $20 or …

Gear & Gadgets

Unpacking a Strange, Violent Connection Between Trump and Putin

Quick, name someone who Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin both know and venerate. Give up? Try Fedor Emelianenko, a 230-pound, Ukrainian-born MMA …

Martial Arts

Invasive rabbits have ravaged one of the most remote islands on the planet

The Kerguelen Islands are at the end of the world. They're in the southern Indian Ocean, halfway between Madagascar and Antarctica. A few dozen researchers inhabit a lonely field station. There's no airstrip. The boat trip from Reunion Island takes 15 days. The climate is harsh, and few plants …

Rabbits

How to choose your new Google Assistant voice

At Google I/O 2018, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced on stage that there would be new Google Assistant voices for you to choose from — six to be exact, bringing the total to eight. Before, you’d only be able to choose between a male or female voice, but now you can select a new Google Assistant …

Google

More than 30,000 nursing home eviction notices to be sent in Louisiana Thursday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's Department of Health will begin sending nursing home eviction notices Thursday to more than 30,000 residents who could lose Medicaid under the budget passed by the state House of Representatives.<p>"The Louisiana Department of Health is beginning the process of notifying all …

Health Care

Nunes, in spat with Justice Department, threatens Sessions with contempt over Russia materials

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes warned Sunday that he plans to urge lawmakers "this week" to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress for failing to hand over classified materials related to the Russia investigation.<p>But the Justice Department informed …

Donald Trump

Michelle Wolf Does Unto the White House as It Has Done Unto Others

Controversy at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner underscores that Trump’s staff demands decencies and courtesies that it denies to others.<p>“Women attacking conservative women for their looks and their jobs It’s shameful. #WHCA.” Those angry words were tweeted by White House …

Donald Trump

Ryan's Dismissal Of House Chaplain Sparks Outrage And Suspicion

<b>Updated at 4:58 p.m.</b><p>House Speaker Paul Ryan fired the House chaplain two weeks ago, sparking a slow-motion series of events that erupted on the floor Friday and now threatens a bitter religious-freedom debate in Congress in the weeks ahead.<p>House Democrats led by Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., forced a …

Republicans

Democrats furious at Ryan over ousting of House chaplain

Democrats are outraged over the resignation of the House chaplain, alleging he was unjustly forced out by Republicans<b>.</b><p>In the 10 days since Father Pat Conroy resigned, there’s been widespread chatter about what prompted the Jesuit priest’s unexpected departure. But like all things on Capitol Hill, …

Religion

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements.<p>Carson’s proposals, and other initiatives aimed at low-income …

Health Care

Trump's lawyers say President will be available 'as needed' to review Cohen raid materials

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Lawyers for President Donald Trump told the judge they are hiring a forensics firm to comb through a trove of documents seized when the FBI raided the property of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and said the President will be available "as needed" to review materials to …

Donald Trump

The Consumer Complaints Database That Could Disappear From View

When a consumer has a complaint about a bank, whether it's dealing with a mortgage or a credit card, right now there's a place to lodge that complaint online.<p>It's easy to click around and search for other similar complaints. And it's a tool consumers can use when trying to weigh whether to do …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump administration the 'most corrupt ... ever'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Elizabeth Warren called President Donald Trump's administration the "most corrupt administration ever" in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Wednesday.<p>Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, leveled the accusation after Tapper asked her to comment on a series of controversial …

Donald Trump

Report: Sean Hannity received HUD help on multimillion dollar property deals

Fox News host Sean Hannity allegedly received help from the US Department for Housing and Urban Development to carry out multimillion dollar real estate deals, according to a report by The Guardian.<p>The Guardian reported Sunday that Hannity is linked to a web of shell companies that spent at least …

Donald Trump

Samsung design patent reveals a notch and we can already hear the screams

• Samsung has applied for a patent on a smartphone design that features a display notch.<br>• The design also hints that the device would include an in-display fingerprint scanner.<br>• The South Korean manufacturer has previously made fun of Apple’s iPhone X notch.<p>Samsung has submitted a patent application for …

Ryan Zinke’s Great American Fire Sale

Not long ago, the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, began distributing “vision cards” to its employees. The front of each card features the B.L.M. logo (a river winding into green foothills); short descriptions of the Bureau’s “vision,” “mission,” and …

The Unconstitutional Strike on Syria

The Constitution still requires congressional authorization for an attack on another country. The requirement is not a formality.<p>For a constitutional lawyer, the Trump administration requires a crash course in obscure parts of the document—the Emoluments Clause? The “Inferior Officers” Clause? …

American Chopper argument revs Twitter with resurgent meme

This motorcycle meme based on a father/son reality TV fight is suddenly everywhere. Could it be a PR stunt for the revival of the Discovery Channel show?<p>Never saw the reality TV show American Chopper? If you've spent any time on Twitter in the last week or so, you've probably seen enough of the …

Reality TV

‘Fortnite is a gateway for Twitch’: streamers talk explosion of game on platform

Yes, it ties into Twitch Prime<p>Twitch held its annual Town Hall meeting for casters and users at Pax East this weekend in Boston, and the subject on everyone’s mind was <i>Fortnite</i>.<p>Specifically, how much <i>Fortnite</i> has done for Twitch and the casting community. Erin Wayne, a community manager at Twitch, …

The Divine Paranoia of Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt is at the center of a political firestorm that may see him removed from the Trump administration. It’s a stark turn of events for the …

Donald Trump

A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on.<p>But as the city government’s desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to life for the first time in five days, residents still could not pay their …

Cybersecurity

Amazon Echo Dot & Alexa Star In New Rap Video By Too Many T’s

A two-man rap group displays the hip-hop abilities of Amazon Alexa in a new video.<p>The Amazon Echo Dot featuring Alexa is now officially the star of a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Russian Roulette review: as Joe Biden said, 'If this is true, it's treason'

Michael Isikoff and David Corn lay bare the evidence that Trump and Putin have been striving to collaborate for years<p>Trump breaks ranks to congratulate Putin on election victory<p>Whenever I finish a book like Russian Roulette, I ask myself the same question: why is anyone still debating whether there …

Donald Trump