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The man in line behind Rosenstein to supervise Mueller has a potential ethics problem

Let's talk recusal.<p>As of this writing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is headed to the White House, where he “is expecting to be fired by …

U.S. Department of Justice

Where should you move to save yourself from climate change?

Climate change is fueling heatwaves, hurricanes and floods, gradually making certain places in the US challenging, if not outright miserable, to live in.<p>Scientists, and some members of the public, are starting to question where in the US will remain comfortable to call home.<p>The answer, broadly …

Great Lakes

Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America's Ruling Class

How the DC establishment has responded to his confirmation controversy tells us an awful lot.<p>For decades, Brett Kavanaugh has traveled through the ranks of the conservative movement as smoothly as food slides down the gullet of a force-fed foie gras duck. An elite private high school, Yale, Yale …

Brett Kavanaugh

Senolytic Therapies Seem To Stop Alzheimer's Disease 'In Its Tracks'

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer’s disease. And their discovery could lead to treatments for more than 20 human brain diseases including Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury. One author of the study went as …

Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.<p>Capitalism as we know it is over. So suggests a new report commissioned by a group of scientists appointed by the UN Secretary-General. The main reason? We’re transitioning rapidly to …

Economics

'Apocalyptic threat': dire climate report raises fears for California's future

California’s summer of deadly wildfires and dangerous heatwaves will soon be the new normal if nothing is done to stop climate change, a report released on Monday warns.<p>City heatwaves could lead to two to three times as many deaths by 2050, the report says. By 2100, without a reduction in …

Wildfires

10 Creamy Chicken Dinners to Make ASAP — Recipes from The Kitchn

Plain baked chicken breasts are simple, easy, and get the job done for dinner, but you deserve so much more. You deserve a dinner that's rich, saucy, …

Cooking

11 Sci-Fi Short Stories You Can Read For Free Right Now

Short stories are the perfect medium for science fiction. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a space opera as much as the next nerd—but there’s …

Science Fiction

11 Nonfiction Books About Science That Will Explain The Weird, Wonderful World We Live In

Science! In many ways, we live in a thrilling era of scientific discovery. Some scientists are making breakthroughs in gene-editing and recycling …

New Poll: 43% of Republicans Want to Give Trump the Power to Shut Down Media

Freedom of the press may be guaranteed in the Constitution. But a plurality of Republicans want to give President Trump the authority to close down …

Donald Trump

It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters

There's a growing group of Trump supporters who are convinced that the president is secretly trying to save the world from a global pedophilia …

Recipe: spicy chicken taco salad with cilantro-lime dressing

Photo via Thanksgiving.comThe taco salad is one of Tex-Mex’s greatest contributions to the American culinary fabric. We’re not talking about the …

Recipes

How President Trump's Defense Went From 'No Collusion' With Russia to 'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

The first time that Donald Trump argued about collusion, it was to claim that his political opponents were doing it. Then, it was to argue that he …

Sacha Baron Cohen Accused Roy Moore of Being a Pedophile to His Face

Who Is America? has another deeply uncomfortable moment.<p>After the first two episodes of <i>Who Is America?</i>, Sacha Baron Cohen has effectively forced a Georgia lawmaker to resign and humiliated a number of Republicans and gun lobbyists. And in his third episode of the Showtime series, Cohen directly …

Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save U.S. trillions

An estimated cost of $32.6 trillion over 10 years is less than the US would spend over the next 10 years under the current system.<p>A single-payer …

Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Propaganda Campaign Is Metastasizing

President Trump is never more at home than when watching cable news with his Twitter app fired up. Sunday was no exception. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., …

Trump to propose blocking California’s clean car standards: report

The Trump administration is planning a proposal to block California regulators from enforcing their own emissions standards for vehicles sold in the …

Scott Pruitt

A 12-mile, underground lake may have been found on Mars. What could live there?

The red Martian surface may be barren and arid, but about a mile underneath Mars' south pole, scientists think they've found something …

Trump administration backs off 'zero tolerance' while insisting it continues

The US border agency head said that criminal prosecution of migrant families will cease — for now. The move undoes a key part of Donald Trump's …

Woman cites Trump while calling man 'rapist,' 'illegal' in viral rant

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Latino man and his mother who were doing yard work in California were verbally attacked by a woman who called them "illegals" and "rapists," and a video of the encounter has gone viral.<p>Esteban Guzman, a 27-year-old systems administrator who is also a part-time landscaper, told CNN's Don …

Justice

Occupy Protests Freeze ICE Operations From Oregon to Manhattan

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has put some New York City operations on hold while a protest outside Manhattan’s main ICE facility stretched …

Demonstration

High court rules against Calif. crisis pregnancy center law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion.<p>The 5-4 ruling also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois.<p>The California law took effect in 2016. It …

Judiciary

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Upheld by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, delivering to the president on Tuesday a political victory and an endorsement of his power to control immigration at a time of political upheaval about the treatment of migrants at the …

John Roberts

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

#PermitPatty: White Woman Calls Police on 8-Year-Old Black Girl Selling Water, Says She Was Tired of the Noise [Updated]

<b>Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 6:17 p.m. EDT:</b> The woman appropriately dubbed #PermitPatty has been identified as Alison Ettel, who owns a …

Anna Mackmin: 'I knew far too many children who were having sex with adults'

I can sew, I can make my own shoes, I can build a bonfire, I can drive a tractor. Rabbit skinning? Boom! Job done<p>Laughter is breath, it alters your being, and it allows you to move on, and keep living<p>There is something so vivid and truthful about Nearly Thirteen, the 12-year-old heroine of Anna …

Books

As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper

LEESBURG, Va. — Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now. President Trump says or does something that triggers a spasm of outrage. She doesn’t necessarily agree with how he handled the situation. She gets why people are upset.<p>But Ms. Anders, 46, a Republican from suburban Loudoun County, Va., with …

Donald Trump

Vegans Suck at Science. Here's The Proof.

The 6 Biggest Lies About Eating Meat<p>If there's one macronutrient you can't overdo, it's protein. And if there's one type of protein you can't go …

Trump Loses His Superpower

The president’s tweets have been powerless against images of migrant children in the news media.<p>Donald Trump is good at many things, but his greatest gift may be his ability to distract the newshounds by shouting “Squirrel!” and sending them sniffing for a new story. But this week, the dogs …

Donald Trump

The Supreme Court is poised to make Trump’s human rights crisis at the border even worse

Trump can get much crueler, once the Court gives him the green light.<p>The Trump administration’s position in <i>Trump v. Hawaii</i>, the Muslim Ban case, is …