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The Best Casserole Recipe from Every State

Take a bite out of the best casserole recipes in the country.<p>Casseroles are comfort food at its finest. To celebrate our favorite casseroles, we …

Cooking

Iceland elects 41-year-old environmentalist as prime minister

Katrin Jakobsdottir, the 41-year-old chairwoman of the Left-Green Movement, has been elected Prime Minister of Iceland. One of the most well-liked …

Iceland

Supreme Court: Texas Has Right to Deny Gay Spousal Benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday swatted down an appeal by Houston to ensure that gay spouses working for the city are entitled to …

LGBTQI

These corporations are helping elect an alleged child sex abuser to the U.S. Senate

Follow the money.<p>Last month, after several women came forward and accused Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore of child sexual abuse and other …

A Man Extracted a Pimple With a Carpentry Blade And Things Went Horribly Wrong

This is why you should not mess with pimples.<p>There's something viscerally satisfying about bursting a juicy pimple, even though science recommends …

Extracted

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Global Policy

How The Women On Obama's Staff Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard

"Amplification" is where it's at.<p>Breaking into a male-dominated industry is hard ― breaking into a male-dominated administration might be even harder.<p>According to a Washington Post report, two thirds of President Barack Obama’s top aides were men when he took office. Many of those aides had worked …

#NoMoreTerry Boycott Peaks As Terry Richardson ‘Corrects’ Assault Allegations

• Grazia<br>• Celebrity<br>• News<p>by Sophie Wilkinson | 02 05 2014<p>The group is calling for a boycott of Terry and his collaborators, including Vogue, Beyoncé and …

Miley Cyrus

What Donna Brazile Left Out Of The Democratic National Committee Story

The party's choice of consultants shows just how few allies Bernie Sanders had in the inner circle.<p>Last month, Politico published an excerpt from <i>Hacks</i>, former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile’s tell-all book about the 2016 election. Brazile wrote that an agreement between …

Senators ask the FCC to delay its net neutrality vote (updated)

A group of senators has sent a letter to the FCC asking the commission to delay its December 14th vote on proposed net neutrality protection rollbacks, <i>The Hill</i> reports. Led by Senator Maggie Hassan, 28 senators signed the letter, which pointed to evidence that the proposal's public comments were …

Net Neutrality

The obscure federal agency that soon could raise your electric bill: 5 questions answered on FERC

<i>Editor’s note: On or before Dec. 11, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to take action on a controversial proposal by Energy</i> …

Natural Gas

Libyan Slave Trade: Is Obama to Blame?

Videos of men and women being sold in Libya have led experts to question the role the Obama administration played in the North African country’s …

Mysterious Hydrogen Clouds Have Been Mapped Moving at Incredible Speeds Through The Milky Way

Where do they even come from?<p>There are an awful lot of peculiar mysteries in space, made all the more enigmatic because we can't get a close, …

Universe

What Pot Really Does to the Teen Brain

American parents have been warning teenagers about the dangers of marijuana for about 100 years. Teenagers have been ignoring them for just as long. …

9 Sticking Points The House And Senate Have To Work Out In Their Tax Bills

House and Senate Republicans have now passed two different versions of a sweeping tax overhaul. Their next step is to iron out differences between the two bills, so the final product can be sent to the president to be signed into law.<p>Both the House and Senate bills call for deep cuts in the …

Mitch McConnell

Atayef: Stuffed Syrian Pancakes

Dairy foods aren’t immediately associated with Hanukkah, but Syrian Jews prepare delicious cheese-filled pancakes called <i>atayef</i> for the Festival of …

Recipes

Here's the Winner of the Reader Poll for TIME's 2017 Person of the Year

Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has won TIME’s Person of the Year 2017 online reader poll, earning more votes than other world …

Larry Summers said the Senate tax bill will kill 10,000 people each year. The truth is worse.

Tell me again about how you believe in the sanctity of life.<p>Appearing on CNBC Monday, Harvard economist and former Obama and Clinton administration …

Trump closes panel meant to help cities deal with climate change

The Trump administration is disbanding an interagency panel that was created to help explore ways that cities can deal with the effects of climate …

Bat Cave Solves Mystery of Deadly SARS Virus

After a detective hunt across China, researchers chasing the origin of the deadly SARS virus have finally found their smoking gun. In a remote cave …

A Teen-Ager in Solitary Confinement

Jermaine Gotham was sixteen the first time he was locked in “the box.” He was then an inmate at the Cayuga County Jail, in Auburn, in central New York State, following his arrest on charges of robbery, burglary, and kidnapping. One afternoon in March of last year, after he was written up for …

It's time to stop spreading these popular myths about animals

The animal kingdom is home to one remarkable fact after another.<p>To name a few: Sperm whales can hold their breath for an hour, the most venomous animal on Earth is a snail, and tiny freshwater hydras can live so long they may as well be immortal.<p>But for each surprisingly true assertion about …

A Food Fight Has Broken Out Between The USDA And FDA

<i>As Trump tweets, government acts. Welcome to Meanwhile, our recurring look at what federal agencies are up to and how their work affects people’s</i> …

The big loser in the CVS-Aetna deal already seems pretty clear

The news of CVS's $69 billion deal to buy Aetna broke on Sunday night, and by Monday it was already clear who would lose out — the largest pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) in the country, Express Scripts.<p>PBMs are basically gatekeepers that manage the list of drugs an insurer will pay for. That's …

Trump Slashes National Monuments In Largest Reduction Of Public Land Protections In US History

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, designated by former presidents Obama and Clinton, will be broken up into much smaller preserves.<p>President Trump on Monday slashed a pair of national monuments in Utah, marking the largest reduction of public land protections in US …

Ronald Reagan tried deep corporate-tax cuts before. They didn’t work

Will sweeping corporate-tax cuts succeed in juicing the US economy and buoying middle-class wage growth? Most assuredly, says the Trump administration, with Congress poised to pass the Republican tax bill.<p>History, however, suggests the opposite.<p>The Trump team’s argument goes something like this: …

Why Is ICE Arresting Immigrants in New York City’s Courts?

Michelle ChenDespite New York’s being a sanctuary city, ICE is prowling the courtrooms.The post Why Is ICE Arresting Immigrants in New York City’s …

The president is expected to announce the shrinking of two national monuments on a visit to Utah but native tribes are uniting to oppose a ‘monumental mistake’<p>On Monday, Donald Trump will visit Salt Lake City. He is expected to formally announce plans to substantially shrink two Utah national …

Forests

Arctic Ocean fishing ban welcomed by scientists and environmentalists

An international agreement has banned fishing in the Arctic Ocean for the next 16 years.<p>The deal will allow researchers time to understand the …

Global Warming