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The cowardice among Republicans is staggering

By Michael Gerson<p>Columnist<p>According to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the declassified Devin Nunes memo — alleging FBI misconduct in the Russia investigation — is "not an indictment of the FBI, of the Department of Justice." According to President Trump, the memo shows how leaders at the FBI …

Donald Trump

Photographer Hit by Justin Bieber's Truck Speaks Out: 'Accidents Happen'

Justin Bieber hit a paparazzo with his car Wednesday night after leaving City Church in Beverly Hills, police confirm to PEOPLE.<p>Lt. Scott Dowling of …

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration.

By Joel Clement<p><i>Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue.</i><p>I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government.<p>I am a scientist, a policy …

Pesticides

39 Things That Annoy The Crap Out Of "Harry Potter" Fans

Missing Peeves. The Burrow burning down. The mirror. The list goes on.

Russia bans 'extremist' picture of Vladimir Putin as a gay clown

Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin in heavy makeup as "extremist."<p>Russia's justice ministry added the image, which depicts the Russian president in lipstick and mascara, to its list of banned extremist material last week.<p>The Vladimir-Putin-as-a-gay-clown meme appeared …

Now Julian Assange is tweeting at Trump for some reason

Not only is WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange now tweeting, he, like you, is replying to President Trump's (many) tweets.<p>During Trump's routine …

Trump wants to cut $1.2 billion from medical research ASAP. That’s only the beginning.

The cuts come amid proposed increases in defense spending.<p>President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for 2018 proposed a series of devastating cuts to health research funding and public health programs.<p>But it seems that assault on medical science and health could be starting much sooner.<p>According to …

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong on Trump: the 'Harry Potter Generation' Will Defeat Evil

Green Day—the punk rockers who brought us 2004’s <i>American Idiot</i> and the more recent politically-charged <i>Revolution Radio</i>—have never shied away from …

Good news: Study says your cat actually does want to chill with you

Cat lovers rejoice!<p>It's time to stop trying to convince your dog-lover friends that your cat doesn't hate you by sharing riveting stories of that one …

‘Trump Troubadour,’ who attended 45 Trump rallies to honor his late son, feels ‘betrayed’ because of health care

By Samantha Schmidt<p>, Reporter<p>The grieving father stood with his guitar and his cowboy hat in the cold, crowded lines for hours, driving to towns big and small in nearly every corner of the country.<p>Beginning in January 2016, Kraig Moss traveled to 45 rallies, belting out songs in support of Donald …

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Woman's Headache Turns Out To Be Live Cockroach in Her Skull

It took doctors almost an hour to extract it, and yes, there's a video.<p>In Russia, there's a saying for never knowing what metaphorical demons someone is battling: "You don't know what kind of cockroaches they have in their head."<p>Well, for one woman in Chennai, India, that saying turned out to be a …

Scientists Are Arguing About Whether The March For Science Will Be Too Political

Viewing science as under attack, scientists are taking to the streets on Earth Day, April 22. But a heated argument has broken out about whether the march is making science too political — or whether it’s not making science political enough.<p>The date for the next big march on Washington — the March …

“Insane”: The head of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission on Trump’s plan to undo bank regulation

On Feb. 3, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order ordering the Treasury Secretary to review the laws and regulations governing the financial system. It was the first concrete step towards his promise, as a candidate, to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act—the more than 800 pages (pdf) of …

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J.K. Rowling has the perfect response to Trump trolls burning her books

LONDON — J.K. Rowling has had a very busy week on Twitter, even by her standards.<p>It kicked off on Monday with a tweet about Mike Pence, then …

Books

Trump's White House sets an unapologetically aggressive tone in its first days

One by one, just hours after President Trump's inauguration, some of his most senior aides made the short journey from their new West Wing offices to the press briefing room.<p>Press Secretary Sean Spicer stood for a moment behind the lectern where he will conduct news briefings. Stephen Bannon, chief …

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Guilt-stricken tourist sends stolen cobblestone back to Rome with a note asking for forgiveness

A guilt-stricken tourist has returned a cobblestone that they stole to Rome, offering an apology to the city.<p>The winding lanes and alleyways of the capital are lined with distinctive, slate-grey “sampietrini” cobbles which make handy paper weights and door stops.<p>They often come loose as a result of …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …