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Bob Mueller’s Investigation Is Larger—and Further Along—Than You Think

President Trump claimed in a tweet over the weekend that the controversial Nunes memo “totally vindicates” him, clearing him of the cloud of the …

House staffers under criminal investigation for alleged equipment theft

Five House employees are under criminal investigation amid allegations that they stole equipment from more than 20 member offices and accessed House IT systems without lawmakers' knowledge.<p>Access to the House network was terminated for the five employees — four men and a woman — on Thursday …

How to Create Content That People Actually Want to Read | Inc.com

I'm on a mission to stop people from writing boring things. The internet is already full of politics, sensationalism, and click bait.<p>The last thing we all need is something that nobody wants to read.<p>Even if you're not a writer, it's possible to write something that other people find interesting.<p>Are …

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Trump Foot Soldier Sidelined Under Glare of Russia Inquiry

Just over a decade ago, Donald J. Trump was locked in conflict with a group of apartment owners who had taken control of the condominium board at his new glass tower across from the United Nations. Faced with accusations of financial impropriety and an affront to his authority, Mr. Trump turned to …

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were right

Things did not end well for the Luddites. The group of weavers and textile artisans in early 1800s were crushed by the British government after resisting the destruction of their livelihoods by industrialization. History, in one of its callous twists, recast their story from a workers’ revolt for …

Is There a 'Gay Gene'? Researchers Think So

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p><i>This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on issues related to LGBTI</i> …

Do members of Congress pay for 100 percent of their health insurance?

<i>Question: “Who pays your salary?”</i> <i><br>Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.): “I am self-employed, I’ve been self-employed, and I pay more taxes inside my own company personally than I’ll ever receive from being in Congress. I pay my own, and I pay my own insurance. … So don’t mislead and think that you’re</i> …

UK was given details of alleged contacts between Trump campaign and Moscow

In December the UK government was given reports by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele on possible collusion between Trump camp and the Kremlin<p>The UK government was given details last December of allegedly extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, according to court papers.<p>Reports …

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Do patients and doctors understand breast cancer genetic testing results? | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - If you have early-stage breast cancer and have undergone genetic testing, the odds are high that the results were not explained to you by a genetic counselor, and chances are, the results did not affect your surgeon’s recommendations for treatment, according to a recent U.S. …

Alternative Sleep Schedule Overviews

<b>Segmented Sleep (biphasic):</b><p>Segmented sleep is considered the most natural sleeping pattern according to common scientific literature. It consists of …

Author calls Trump "greatest con artist in the history of the world"

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Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up | The Washington Post

Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

Most baby boomers say that they plan to keep working past conventional retirement age. But to do that, they have to get hired first. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.<p>The study was conducted by David Neumark, who is a professor of economics at the University of California, …

VRPhysio enables patients to do physical therapy in virtual reality

Eran Orr needed physical therapy, but he found out the hard way that it wasn’t easy to do. Physical therapy is always a big part of rehabilitation, but no one wants to do the exercises. It’s hard to book an appointment with a good therapist. And it’s hard to know what is really working.<p>So Orr …

Why nature restoration takes time

Fungi grow 'relationships' in new soil communities<p>'Relationships' in the soil become stronger during the process of nature restoration. Although all …

The Pot-Belly of Ignorance

What you eat makes a huge difference in how optimally your body operates. And what you spend time reading and learning equally affects how …

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Judge to Trump: No Protection for Campaign Rally Speech Inciting Violence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump's free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally.<p>Trump's lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his supporters at …

America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend

“I probably started reading ultra hardcore about seven or eight years ago,” says Tom Bilyeu, an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. “Ultra hardcore” means that Bilyeu reads everywhere: While he brushes his teeth, while he gets dressed, in the 30 seconds it takes to cross rooms in his house, he’s …

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Spies Among Us

At the end of June 2010, Americans were, by some accounts, shocked to learn that 11 Russian “spies” were here, in America, living among us. I say …

What Cold War Intrigue Can Tell Us About the Trump-Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — It began with evidence of a breach of the Democratic National Committee’s computers and has now evolved into a sprawling counterintelligence investigation to determine whether there was any coordination between members of Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign staff and the Russian …

We examined more than 1,300 journalist killings between 2002 and 2013. Here’s what we learned.

Reporting the news from a war zone is a risky business. But just how many members of the media are killed — and what does that tell us about the trajectory for how countries view human rights?<p>To look at these questions more closely, we collected data on killings of journalists and media personnel …

Trump vs. Congress: Now What?

On Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with members of Trump’s inner circle. The guests included the president-elect’s chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon; his son-in-law …

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Post-Comey: 3 ways to investigate the Trump campaign and Russia, explained

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>A previous version of this story appeared in March.</i><p>President Donald Trump's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey Tuesday triggered renewed demands from lawmakers, former government officials and watchdog groups for an "independent" investigation into possible ties between …

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Grassley requests information from firm behind Trump dossier

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is requesting information about the relationship between the FBI and the opposition research firm behind an unsubstantiated dossier whose contents included salacious allegations against President Donald Trump and his campaign aides.<p>Grassley has sent a letter …

What If Bike Paths Looked Like Subway Maps?

Think maps of bicycle lanes are too complicated? This guy’s fixed it.<p>CityLab readers: Sometimes you scare us.<p>Not only are you intimidatingly smart, many of you are professional experts in the topics we try to cover. Others are self-taught aficionados in urban planning or cartography—in other words, …

The Bolsheviks Versus the Deep State

Vacant offices. Barren corridors. The hush of work not being done settles across the capital city, a silence of memos untyped, papers unpushed, file cabinets sealed shut. The machine of state is not in use. This is not Washington today; it is Petrograd, Russia, 100 years earlier, where after the …

66% of Cancers Are Caused by DNA Error, Not Environment or Lifestyle, Finds Johns Hopkins Study

We usually attribute cancer to inherited genes such as the BRACA1 or BRACA2 mutations, responsible for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Or else, …