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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

The Trump administration on Friday withdrew Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities should respond to sexual violence, giving schools flexibility to use a higher standard of evidence in judging cases and formally shifting the federal stance on what has become an explosive campus …

Civil Rights

The minimalist guide to simplifying your finances

Could you adapt to the idea of being a minimalist? Well, the thought of having the bare minimum number of items to live with is a difficult pill to …

Capitalism and the Rise of Responsible Growth

IT WOULD BE HARD TO OVERSTATE how much capitalism has transformed the world. In the last couple of decades alone it has given us longer life spans, generated a global online economy, spurred countless innovations, turned China into an economic powerhouse and connected billions of people via social …

The future we're building -- and boring

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in …

McConnell on Mexico Paying for Wall: ‘Uh, No’

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Schmidt: "Pretty Sure" Google Data is Safe from Governments

In a wide-ranging session at SXSW today, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen discussed everything from Syrian dissidents to robots taking our jobs.<p>Following reports that Britain’s GCHQ had intercepted data being transmitted between Google datacenters, …

Chevrolet adds Beats Music streaming to its in-car system as Beats opens its API to developers

Beats Music is already integrated with Apple's CarPlay system, which means you'll be able to stream music from Beats' catalog in any vehicle that happens to have Apple's setup installed. Now, new API support could mean we'll be able to kick out the jams from even more cars. The streaming music …

Google Ventures Boots ‘Bustle’

Bustle, the unfortunately named and ill-marketed woman’s publication launched by Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg in August, has lost at least one prominent investor. Google Ventures has pulled its initial investment of $100K out of the company’s latest round of funding, divesting after …

Slow-and-steady Afinia’s new 3D printer continues to get easier to use

If MakerBot is the gregarious popular student, Afinia is the quiet kid who sits at the back of the class diligently putting out A-level work. The 3D …

Edward Snowden to Talk Privacy With the Tech Community at SXSW

In his first conversation in front of an audience since his disclosures began making global headlines last year, Edward Snowden will appear via live …

Surveillance

How Offshore Wind Farms Could Protect The Coast From Hurricanes

However, if you’re looking for an additional rationale to build them, a new study provides it. It shows how turbines, when arrayed in large numbers …

Wind Power

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the most part, our SERPs …

What Type of Companies Own Your State's Politicians?

What kind of companies top the list of political campaign contributions in your state's last election cycle? Mother Jones took the data from Follow …

Navy will deploy first ship with laser weapon this summer

Navy’s LaWS will save bullets and missiles—and blind and burn drones and boats.<p>After successful testing last year, the Navy is preparing to deploy …

Infrastructure Bill Includes 'Tax Amnesty' For Companies With Offshore Cash

As concerns about crumbling roads and bridges mount, one Congressman believes he has an answer. Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-CO) has introduced a bill, Partnership to Build America Act of 2014 (S. 1957), that would provide for investments and improvements in infrastructure projects. To make it more …

Read the Pentagon’s $59 Billion ‘Black Budget’

The U.S. military has billions of dollars’ worth of secret projects it doesn’t want you to know about. Too bad—here they are.<p>President Obama proposed …

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday.<p>The reports are technical documents supporting the National Climate Assessment, a major review …

Car-Sharing Means There Are Already 500,000 Fewer Vehicles On The Road

It’s working!<p>Driving around U.S. cities, it may not seem like there are fewer cars on the road. Many places are as congested as ever. But a new study suggests that it could be a lot worse. Changing attitudes about owning a vehicle and the rise of sharing services like Zipcar have indeed reduced the …

Clinton stresses reproductive rights

Hillary Clinton said Friday that it is a “bedrock truth” that humanity cannot progress as a whole if women lack reproductive rights.<p>The former secretary of state and likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate delivered those remarks at the United Nations as her party continues to charge that …

The Republican Party's Pot Dilemma

Most Americans favor legalizing marijuana, but most in the GOP do not. Can the party avoid being on the losing side of another culture war?<p>NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Christopher Beach was trying to defend keeping marijuana illegal to a roomful of conservatives, and it was not going well.<p>When Beach …

Rand Paul Is the King of CPAC

NA­TION­AL HAR­BOR, Md. — A year after his 13-hour fili­buster won the hearts of young con­ser­vat­ives just a week ahead of the 2013 Con­ser­vat­ive …

Rand Paul

Union research document says Obamacare will hasten income inequality

As national Democrats prepare to run against the GOP on income equality issues, a giant union has issued a scathing Obamacare document that could …

Conservatives try to make criminal justice reform a signature issue

By Wesley Lowery<p>, Reporter<p>Many of the headlines after day two of the Conservative Political Action Conference were about Rick Perry’s well-received speech, in which he harped on what he deemed the “two Americas”: red-state America and blue-state America.<p>But as much as the Texas governor’s morning …

The next flu drug might already be in your medicine cabinet

A group of cheap, common medications could save lives — so why aren't we investigating them?<p>On January 31st, billions around the world rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year. Hualan Chen, a scientist with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, however, celebrated from her office. Like so many …

Teens' Brain Structure May Be Altered by Smoking

It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction …