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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to step down -- before Trump can fire him: report

Rod Rosenstein has reportedly told White House chief of staff John Kelly he plans to resign as deputy attorney general after enduring months of …

Donald Trump

OPEC, Like a Dying Star, Is About to Go Supernova

OPEC is dying. President Donald Trump will probably rejoice. But he may not like what takes its place any better.<p>For a while, in its youth, the group burned so very bright, helping members wrest control over their oil industries and stand up to foreign producers — and their governments. But now, …

Saudi Arabia

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Cat Pretends He's Too Fat To Fit Through Cat Door Just Because He's Lazy

“We’ve just realized he’s too precious and doesn’t like squeezing through unless it’s necessary” 😂<p>For years, Ngawai McGregor and her family thought …

Grandparents

Hunt warns Brussels to step back from Brexit ‘abyss’

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged EU leaders to “step back from the abyss” of a no-deal Brexit and engage with Theresa May’s Chequers …

The Observer view on Theresa May’s calamitous Brexit strategy | Observer editorial

Theresa May has only herself to blame for the Brexit shambles that threatens to collapse her premiership. It’s true that some EU leaders, notably Emmanuel Macron, were pursuing their own, unhelpful agendas at last week’s meeting in Salzburg. France’s president is in deepening trouble at home. But …

Angela Merkel

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country’s Average Lifespan Is Falling

Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and …

The Crisis of the American Elites

Judith Butler and Ed Whelan share little in common—save their willingness to direct cruelty against ordinary people in defense of eminent colleagues.<p>Judith Butler and Ed Whelan have probably never met. And if they did, we may be quite certain that they would have very little use for each other. …

Sexual Harassment

‘You pulled a gun in front of my kids over a mattress,’ man says before he’s shot dead

Kara Box fought back tears Thursday as she recalled the morning her common-law husband was shot to death in a dispute over a twin mattress in a …

West Texas

New Research Confirms We Got Cholesterol All Wrong

The study, published in the <i>Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology</i>, centers on statins, a class of drugs used to lower levels of LDL-C, the so-called …

Research

Gold Is Cheap. Inflation Is Coming. You Do the Math

By<p>Updated Sept. 24, 2018 1:05 p.m. ET<p>Gold has gotten a bad rap.<p>Long seen as the investment choice of the cranky and the fearful, the metal yields …

Stock Markets

Psst, President Trump! The Chinese aren’t paying for the tariffs you’re imposing. We are.

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he’s slapping a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, on top of similar tariffs imposed earlier this year on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. Once the new tariffs are in place, Trump’s levies will apply to almost half the value …

Tariffs

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They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they've even sent back some wild postcards …

Aerospace

What Do Older Programmers Know That Younger Ones Don't?

<i>What are some things that only someone who has been programming 20-50 years would know? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by John Byrd, CEO, Gigantic Software, on Quora:</b><p><b>What are some</b> …

Mathematics

When the Singer Sewing Machine Company Built the Best .45 Pistol Ever Made

The gun was so good, the military asked the company to build something else.<p>The .45 caliber pistol, also known as the M1911A1, is one of the most iconic handguns ever made. Perhaps the rarest of this common breed are those made by the Singer Corporation.<p>Best known for manufacturing sewing machines, …

Guns

Famed mathematician claims proof of 160-year-old Riemann hypothesis

One of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics may have been solved, retired mathematician Michael Atiyah is set to claim on Monday. In a …

Mathematics

No-deal Brexit 'no problem', Nigel Farage says at Leave Means Leave rally

<b>A no-deal Brexit is "no problem", Nigel Farage has said at a rally of the Leave Means Leave campaign group.</b><p>The former UKIP leader told an audience in Bolton the current government negotiations on Brexit could plausibly end in an agreement.<p>But "far from being a cliff edge", the UK would prosper …

Trump's Wall Worries Are Drifting Towards a Full-On Meltdown

He can't get his funding, and six of his eight prototypes ain't workin'.<p>It seems like just yesterday that Donald Trump, American president, was spreading the gospel of The Wall to our friends across the Atlantic. Well, it <i>was</i> this week that we learned Trump suggested to the Spanish foreign minister …

Donald Trump

Why Trump’s trade war is a blessing in disguise for Chinese leaders

US President Donald Trump greatly escalated his trade war against China last week by levying tariffs on Chinese goods worth US$200 billion, prompting …

China

Why Theresa May's Salzburg humiliation increases the chance of a no-deal Brexit

• <b>This week was supposed to move the UK and EU closer towards a Brexit deal but ended with the prospect of no deal looking likelier than ever. What happened?</b>• <b><br>Theresa May bluntly dismissed Michel Barnier's Northern Ireland border proposals, irritating EU leaders before the summit had even started.</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

Northern Ireland

Newly discovered letter by Galileo resolves puzzling historical mystery

Letter shows Galileo lightly edited his original words to appease Catholic Church.<p>Renowned astronomer Galileo Galilei has been lauded for centuries …

Royal Society

Camper van sleeps four and hides a clever bathroom

RB Components sells both custom conversion vans—like this one—and DIY van parts<p>The world of conversion vans has been growing by leaps and bounds, with new companies popping up every month. But one trusted name in the camper van business has been around since 2002, providing adventurers with both …

Campervans

The Milky Way Is Still Feeling the Effects of an Ancient Encounter

A close flyby with a small galaxy hundreds of millions of years ago sent ripples through our own that astronomers can still observe today.<p>Nearly 1 million miles away from Earth, a top-hat-shaped spacecraft called Gaia has spent the past five years scanning the galaxy and studying its stellar …

European Space Agency

First It Was a Hurricane. Then Pig Poop. Now It’s Coal Ash

After the storm comes the flood. Hurricane Florence poured 8 trillion gallons of rain onto North Carolina, and now the landscape between the Cape …

North Carolina

AM Joy legal analyst: GOP is counting on the white women who voted for Trump believing Kavanaugh accuser is a liar

During a panel discussion on why the White House and the Republican party are going forward with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh despite sex …

Republicans

Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on an Asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 mission is visiting an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The mission profile involves a lot of robots, bullets, and explosives.<p>In 2014, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft on a four year journey to Ryugu, an …

Aerospace

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