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Welcome, 'Little One': Critically Endangered Gorilla Born At National Zoo

This was years in the making: An adorable, critically endangered male lowland gorilla has been born at Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Zoo staff have named him Moke [Mo-KEY], a name that means "little one."<p>He's the first one to be born at the National Zoo in nine …

Gorillas

Man's second face transplant is a world first

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man in Paris has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants.<p>Jérôme Hamon, 43, underwent his first face transplantation procedure in 2010 to treat neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain and …

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14 of the most awkward political moments, in photos

Uncomfortable handshakes. Exit blunders. Troublesome toasts. Awkward moments happen to everybody, including those in the political spotlight. In honor of Awkward Moments Day, POLITICO takes a look at some of those captured occasions.

Michelle Obama

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

LONDON (AP) — DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday.<p>Scientists from Britain's Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of "Cheddar Man," who was found in …

Anthropology
Phishing

‘Washington Was About to Explode’: The Clinton Scandal, 20 Years Later

In 1998, news broke that upended politics and sent a presidency hurtling toward impeachment. Twenty years later, an all-star panel tries to make sense of that moment—and what it tells us about our own.<p>Most journalists experience indelible moments that color our thinking long after the story moves …

Donald Trump

An in-depth look at the Clinton - Lewinsky sex scandal

Monica Lewinsky

Focus on Flynn, Trump timeline suggests obstruction is on Mueller's mind

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to piece together what happened inside the White House over a critical 18-day period that began when senior officials were told that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was susceptible to blackmail by Russia, according to multiple people …

Donald Trump

Americans Aren’t As Divided As You Think

I spent a year traveling throughout Red America. To my liberal friends, don’t worry: It was just fine.<p>Every day, America is being misled by the political parties, our political leaders and the press. We are told that the other side – whether it’s liberals or conservatives, Democrats or Republicans …

Political Science

Key Takeaways From Steve Bannon’s Interview With The Times

<i>Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and the former White House chief strategist, spoke with Jeremy W. Peters, a reporter for The New York Times, in a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday.</i><p><i>The following are highlights from the transcript of that interview, with analysis from</i> …

Republicans

11 True Scary Stories That Can't be Explained Rationally

Have you ever experienced something paranormal, a bit strange, or downright terrifying but couldn't explain in scientific terms what happened to …

What Straight People Say vs. What Gay People Hear

LGBTQI

The Republican tax bill's small-business problem — most won't benefit from the special new rate

The House Republican plan to cut taxes for small businesses has a big problem: Most apparently won't benefit from it.<p>The typical small business, whether it's a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited liability company, doesn't pay taxes itself, but its owners do as individuals.<p>And already about …

Memo Reveals Details of Hillary Clinton-DNC Deal

A new memo, obtained by NBC News, provides a fuller context to explosive claims by made by former DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile in a new book.<p>WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee struck a deal with Hillary Clinton in 2015 that gave her campaign input on some party hiring and spending …

Government

The Russia Scandal: Your Guide

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive more briefings and a guide to the section daily in your inbox.</i><p>There is still far more that we don’t know about the Russia investigation than we do.<p>Below is a quick summary of the investigation’s major points — and …

Donald Trump

FCC chairman pushes back on Trump's NBC tweets

FCC chairman Ajit Pai offered a measured response Tuesday to President Trump's tweets last week arguing for a challenge to broadcast licenses for NBC …

Net Neutrality

2018 Color Trends - Caliente AF-290

Color Trends 2018<p>EXPLORE<p>Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Caliente AF-290, is strong, radiant and full of energy.<p>Facebook<br>• Pinterest<br>• Twitter<p><i>"Caliente</i> …

Living Room Ideas & Inspiration

Shifting into Neutral<p>Neutral colors are natural color choices for a living area. Often living rooms and family rooms are open to other areas of the …

Sen. John McCain warns against 'spurious nationalism' in Liberty Medal speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a lofty and at moments pointed speech, Sen. John McCain on Monday cautioned against the US turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism" during an event honoring the war hero's contributions.<p>Reflecting on his decades-long political history, McCain warned that to "fear" the …

Mccain

'The Big Bang Theory' star's op-ed about Harvey Weinstein sparks outrage on Twitter

Mayim Bialik, one of the stars of the popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," attracted sharp criticism on Saturday over an op-ed she wrote for The New York Times about the multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment made against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.<p>Bialik wrote that although …

Harvey Weinstein

The Grandfather Of Alt-Science

Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.<p>Arthur B. Robinson, renegade …

La Jolla

Tillerson's Fury at Trump Required an Intervention From Pence

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House, according to senior administration officials who were aware of the situation at the time.<p>The tensions came to a head around the time President …

Donald Trump

The Electoral College Is a National Security Threat

The Founding Fathers never anticipated the rise of Facebook and fake news.<p>In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper …

Fake News

We're at the end of white Christian America. What will that mean?

America is a Christian nation: this much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives. Even someone as godless and immoral as the 45th president feels the need to pay lip service to the idea. On the Christian Broadcasting Network last year, he summarized his own theological …

Religion

‘Wow’ People with These Four Unique Home Designs

A home is for you to relax in; it is an extension of yourself and a haven for you to unwind in after a long day’s work and to call your own. However, …

Dining Rooms
Asia
Government

How Long Can This Go On?

One of Trump’s top aides viciously attacks the others, even as the president lambastes his own attorney general. Is there any limit on this administration’s dysfunction?<p>If Anthony Scaramucci is conducting an experiment in radical transparency at the White House, then things are going well. …

Donald Trump