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Donald Trump played a game of chicken with House Republicans. Then he blinked. Bigly.

Donald Trump was elected in large part on one, loud promise: I know how to make deals these normal politicians don't.<p>Part of that mystique — as outlined in his best-selling book “The Art of the Deal” — is the willingness to call his rival's bluff, to put his cards on the table and ask everyone else …

Republicans

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.<p>A study …

Exercise

Bears legend Gale Sayers fighting a trying battle with dementia

For Bears legend Gale Sayers, some days are better than others. That’s the simplest means to describe a much more complicated mental battle clouded with uncertainty and defined by intense struggle.<p>Four years ago, the Hall of Fame running back was diagnosed with dementia, according to a Sunday story …

NFL

All Eyes Are On The Balkans As The World Retreats

A restive region struggles with a fading EU, the arrival of the Trump administration, and the rise of Russia.

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’

Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of <i>Sapiens</i>, the book by the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari. Given that radio audiences at that time in the morning are not known for their appetite for intellectual engagement – the previous segment had dealt with …

Singularity

Dakota Access pipeline: appeals court refuses tribes' request to stop oil flow

Two tribes sought emergency order to stop oil flow while suit plays out DC court ruling means controversial pipeline could start work Monday<p>An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two Native American tribes for an “emergency” order that would prevent oil from flowing through Dakota …

Judiciary

Louise Erdrich and Matthew Desmond win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Matthew Desmond took the nonfiction prize for his book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," published by Crown, and Louise Erdrich won the fiction award for her novel "LaRose," published by Harper, at the National Book Critics Circle Awards in New York on Thursday night.<p>The National …

If Trump were a clever populist, he'd demand universal healthcare for America

Democrats are giddy that Republicans are on the verge of owning a healthcare catastrophe. A cannier tactician would play his cards very differently<p>Donald Trump understood the average Republican voter well enough to disregard the party’s tired orthodoxies and still win the presidency. He figured out …

Health Care

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration<p>Right now, many Americans listening to their president are experiencing what I experienced frequently a child. Nothing means anything, and …

Psychology

Trump’s new national security adviser disagrees a lot with … Trump

After his national security adviser was forced to resign and the leading contender for his replacement withdrew, President Trump named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to the post on Monday. The decision was quickly hailed by many within the foreign policy establishment.<p>Why was McMaster so widely …

H. R. McMaster

Gov. Walker should mind his own business

It had been 15 years since we had vacationed in Wisconsin. We had instead visited Minnesota, where the land and water are clean and the roads are …

Des Moines

Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster: officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady …

Donald Trump

Timeline: What we know about the events leading to Michael Flynn's resignation

Less than a month in to the new administration,<p>President Trump's national security advisor, Gen.Michael Flynn, has resigned after admitting that he misled hisWhite Housecolleagues, including Vice PresidentMike Pence, about conversations he'd had with Russia's ambassador to Washington.<p>In those …

German magazine defends cover of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Der Spiegel’s polarizing cover art intended as response to ‘seriously endangered’ principles of democracy and freedom of the press, editor-in-chief said<p>The editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel said on Sunday a front cover illustration of Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty, which split opinion …

Donald Trump

This Woodland Design Farm Actually Grows Furniture

British tree farmer, artist and designer Gavin Munro talks about the art of “zen 3D printing” with wood.<p>For the last decade, Gavin Munro has been figuring out the perfect way to grow wooden furniture and art like patterned lamps, chairs and tables. More recently, this British tree farmer, artist …

San Francisco

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.<p>Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million …

Al Gore

Obama will use his executive authority to impose new permanent bans on offshore drilling

Invoking a rarely used provision in federal law, the<p>Obamaadministration on Tuesday announced a permanent ban on offshore drilling in broad parts of the Arctic and Atlantic coasts — a sweeping and controversial move that will help secure the president's environmental legacy even as critics vowed to …

Trump postpones plan to avert conflicts of interest in White House

President-elect Donald Trump, whose global business deals pose major ethical challenges, scratched plans Monday for a “major news conference” on Thursday to disclose how he would avoid conflicts of interest in the White House.<p>Legal advisors to the president-in-waiting need more time to structure …

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Beijing

Trump era threatens pillars of US society

As many parts of the world struggle to come to terms with a Trump presidency, the social and political cohesion within the US is crumbling, says …

Political Science

Charges dropped against filmmakers arrested while taping pipeline protest

Charges have been dropped against two filmmakers who were potentially facing decades in prison for recording an oil pipeline protest in Washington state, prosecutors said Monday.<p>Producer Lindsey Grayzel and cameraman Carl Davis were arrested Oct. 11 near Burlington, Wash., while filming climate …

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ISPs

Money pours in for anti-pipeline protest, but will it last?

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The crowdsourcing goal was modest: $5,000, enough to help a few dozen people camping in North Dakota to protest the nearby construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline. The fund has since topped a staggering $1 million.<p>The fund is among several cash streams …

North Dakota
Society

Inside a Donald Trump rally: good people in a feedback loop of paranoia and hate

Trump’s crowd is full of honest and decent people – but the Republican’s invective has a chilling effect on fans of his one-man show<p>This is what greets you when you arrive at a Trump rally: two 18-wheelers parked outside the sports stadium where the Republican nominee will be speaking, placed …

Donald Trump

Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Activists Arrested in Tense Clash With Police

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Police, donning riot gear and driving armored vehicles, clashed with activists as demonstrations against a controversial North Dakota oil pipeline reached a new peak early Friday.<p>Authorities had arrested 141 protesters by midnight (1 a.m. ET), culminating a more than six-hour …

Environment

These Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastating Cost of Industrial Pollution

Fort McMurray, Canada The first step in the oil sands process after extraction is ‘upgrading’, in which particulate matt<p>... VIEW MORE<p>J Henry Fair<p>1 of …

Fort McMurray

Man fights rare cancer with twin's identical stem cells

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bruce and Blair Johanson always knew that they were identical twins, even though a medical intern told their mother when they were born that they were fraternal. Fortunately for Bruce, the intern was wrong. Because they are identical, Blair was able to help save Bruce's life by donating …

Stem Cells