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America’s allies should respond to steel tariffs with targeted sanctions on the Trump Organization

Forget retaliating against America; retaliate against something Trump cares about: his money.<p>Our trade partners are planning to respond to President Donald Trump’s imposition of new taxes on steel and aluminum imported from those countries by hitting back with tariffs of their own — attempting to …

The record-low birthrate offers yet another sign that millennials are economically screwed

Would you have kids if you were drowning in debt?<p>The birthrate in the United States is the lowest it’s been in 30 years, we recently learned, and the decline is spreading across age cohorts. In the past, the explanation for this was straightforward: As women gained greater access to educational and …

Louisiana Man Struck and Killed While Picking Up Debris From Roadway; Crass Social Media Posts Following Death Spark Outrage

A 31-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday, apparently while he was removing debris from the roadway of U.S. Highway 171.<p>According …

Ivanka Trump’s Photo With Her Son Has Been Criticized as ‘Tone Deaf’

Ivanka Trump faces a storm of online criticism for tweeting a photo of her embracing her son, with critics denouncing her as “tone deaf” amid …

Trump helps sanctioned Chinese phone maker after China delivers a big loan to a Trump project

Trump stands to gain from an Indonesian project that got a $500 million loan right before he flip-flopped on ZTE.<p>Is the president of the United States revising American trade policy — and possibly jeopardizing national security — because his family received a large cash bribe from the Chinese …

Yes, there is a plastic bag at the bottom of the Mariana Trench

At some 35,700 feet beneath the ocean, there is a white plastic bag lying in the sand at the deepest ocean depths, in the Mariana Trench.<p>Scientists …

What Is the Eye of the Sahara?

This unique geological formation is visible from space<p>The Blue Eye of the Sahara, also known as the Richat Structure or the Guelb er Richat, is a …

AT&T confirms it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's company

AT&T confirmed Tuesday evening that it paid President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen in 2017 for "insights into understanding the new administration."<p>The payments were revealed in a document published by Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti Tuesday afternoon.<p>Avenatti alleged that …

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Fewer heart attack patients die when top cardiologists are away at conferences, study finds

Heart attack patients are more likely to survive when top cardiologists are not in the hospital, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that when heart specialists are away at academic conferences, the survival rate at their hospitals actually improves.<p>They believe that …

Biomedicine

Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

<b>Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET</b><p>A prominent Kremlin-linked Russian politician has methodically cultivated ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association and documented efforts in real time over six years to leverage those connections and gain deeper access into American politics, NPR has …

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Trump's Inauguration: Record Spending Leaves Little For Charities

<b>Updated Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump's inaugural committee raised twice as much as any of its predecessors, but its final filing with the IRS shows it spent most of the money on events that were significantly scaled back from past years.<p>The Trump committee raised $106.8 million, roughly …

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Is Trump's Reichstag-Fire Moment Close at Hand?

Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R99859, Berlin, brennender Reichstag (Reichstagsbrand)<br>(Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- …

Would child sex robots stop pedophilia — or promote it?

Some say the devices could provide a safe outlet for individuals who are sexually attracted to children.<p>Sex robots are nothing if not controversial. Some say they perpetuate pornographic representations of women and fuel misogyny by suggesting that consent isn’t required for sexual activity. Others …

How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America

“The boomers inherited a rich, dynamic country and have gradually bankrupted it."<p>Everyone likes to bash millennials. We’re spoiled, entitled, and hopelessly glued to our smartphones. We demand participation trophies, can’t find jobs, and live with our parents until we’re 30. You know the punchlines …

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Florida police arrest 93-year-old woman for refusing to leave her retirement home

Police in Eustis, Florida have arrested a 93-year-old woman who refused to leave her retirement home after being evicted for falling behind with the rent.<p>Bodycam footage shows Juanita Fitzgerald being dragged away by officers who were also trying to calm her down.<p>The woman appears to be crying and …

The Bad Faith of James O'Keefe

His latest sting operation produced evidence that The Washington Post diligently seeks the truth. But that’s not what he told his audience.<p>If James O’Keefe respected the right-wing populists who make up the audience of Project Veritas, a nonprofit he founded to produce undercover videos skewering …

Hyderabad police round up homeless people before Ivanka Trump visit

Police in Hyderabad have banned begging and started rounding up homeless people before the start of a business summit featuring Ivanka Trump.<p>Nearly 400 people in the southern Indian city were detained by police on Wednesday and lodged in a rehabilitation facility at Chanchalguda jail, according to …

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Lebron James is the greatest basketball player of all time, but perhaps Michael Jordan should have been

On Tuesday night, Lebron James played the 1,072nd game of his career, matching Michael Jordan’s career total. As the MJ-Lebron debate is reignited, …

Activision has a plan to make you want to pay for in-game items

Activision received a new patent for a system that encourages gamers to buy in-game items, by leveraging its matchmaking system. The matchmaking …

A Recently Uncovered Video Shows Donald Trump Bragging About Hiring a 'Beautiful' Teenager

On Sunday BuzzFeed reported that Donald Trump's presidential campaign had been subpoenaed for "all documents concerning any accusations that were made during Donald J. Trump’s election campaign for president, that he subjected any woman to unwanted sexual touching and/or sexually inappropriate …

Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio over federal conviction

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump spared former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a possible jail sentence on Friday by pardoning the recent federal conviction …

Louise Linton Said She 'Sacrifices' More Than Other Taxpayers. It's Not That Simple

This week's Trump presidency Internet sideshow (see also: Melania appearing to bat Trump's hand away, the president's aggressive handshakes, the frenzy over Kellyanne Conway's inauguration outfit) came in the form of a couture-heavy Instagram post from Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actress and the …

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How Julián Castro Bet on 4-Year-Olds to Transform San Antonio

The former mayor created an elite pre-K program to make his city’s economy stronger.<p>Jennifer Martinez Young’s 8-year-old daughter, Addison, blitzes through books: Lisa Yee’s <i>DC Super Hero Girls</i> novels, the <i>Rainbow Fairies</i> and <i>Mariella Mystery</i> series. Just starting third grade, she’s reading at almost …

“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

Why the collusion story begins with money, not politics.<p>“To understand the roots of the collusion, set aside Putin and follow the money.”<p>That’s what Seva Gunitsky, a politics professor at the University of Toronto and the author of <i>Aftershocks</i>, told me in a September interview. I reached out to …

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Sen. Ron Johnson unsure if he will support motion to proceed now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Ron Johnson -- who opposed the first version of the GOP health care bill -- told reporters last week that he would at the very least vote "yes" on whether to debate the GOP's newest version of the bill on the floor.<p>Now, however, it appears the Wisconsin Republican has had a change of …

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains

While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and figurative foundations for stunning new contemporary additions, insertions, and renovations.<p>Ruins have long been romanticized, praised, and studied; they attest to what once …

US denies visas to Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team

Six teenage girls from Afghanistan planned to come to the US to compete in the First Global Challenge robotics competition this month, but those plans were canceled after they were denied visas to enter the country. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the girls traveled 500 miles to Kabul for their visa interviews, …

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President Trump Says He Doesn't Want a 'Poor Person' in Cabinet Role

Contradicting rhetoric from his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump explained why he chose Wall Street billionaires for several of his …

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