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Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

Pharma

Twitter deleted 200,000 Russian troll tweets. Read them here.

NBC News is publishing its database of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has tied to "malicious activity" from Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>These accounts, working in concert as part of large networks, pushed hundreds of thousands of inflammatory tweets, …

Internet

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Moon

The Moon, it hovers above us in the night sky like omnipresent orb of celestial secrets, but there are a fair few facts that we do know about it - …

Astronomy

The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>By<p>Jan 18 2018, 2:00 PM<p>The best …

6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you <i>should</i> be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to …

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>By<p>Jan 09 2018, 6:24 PM<p>Serious winter weather can be an …

6 Steps To Stop Your Child Coming Into Your Bed At Night

Missing an adult-only bed?<p>Getting a good night’s sleep can feel an impossible feat for many parents, especially if you’re regularly disturbed by a …

Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Tax Changes

Here's how the U.S. tax system is changing for 2018 and beyond.<p>President Trump recently signed the tax reform bill into law, and it makes major …

First 6 things you should do with your Honor 7X

The Honor 7X is a great value, but it's made even better with a few quick tweaks.<p>For $200, the Honor 7X has a lot going for it. Its metal build is …

Donald Trump's Lawyers Keep Saying the Russia Investigation Will End Soon. Here's Why

The White House treated a guilty plea from former national security advisor Michael Flynn last week like the beginning of the end of a special …

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Google

Hurricane Harvey offers lessons Republicans will probably ignore

Hurricane Harveyhas exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations ofRepublicans. Those three shaky imperatives are that 1) lowering taxes is always a good idea, 2) government programs can always be cut and 3) economic growth must …

Republican Party

This is the best free thing to do in every state in America

There’s nothing like the feeling of doing something thrilling without ever opening your wallet. Whether it’s hiking a trail to a hidden hot spring or …

Lindsey Graham: Trump “told me” he will bomb North Korea if it keeps testing missiles

“If thousands die, they’re going to die over there.”<p>On Tuesday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham said that President Trump is willing to go to war with North Korea to stop it from being able to hit the American mainland with a nuclear weapon.<p>“There is a military option: to destroy North Korea’s nuclear …

Under Donald Trump’s Tax Plan, the Rich Would Get Richer and the Poor Poorer, Report Shows

Although the effort by President Donald Trump and the Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare has stalled in the Senate, the administration …

Why Obamacare failed

Come November, the grim trudge across the increasingly barren Obamacare landscape begins anew. Illinois consumers likely face staggering price hikes for individual insurance policies. Some types of plans could cost an average of 43 percent to 55 percent more. Ditto across the country: A first …

Trump Goes All In on the 'Collusion Is Normal' Defense

Donald Trump once promised voters he wasn’t a politician. Now he’s defending his campaign by saying it acted like every other politician.<p>After months of adamantly denying that investigators would find even a shred of evidence pointing to collusion between his campaign and Russia, President Donald …

Donald Trump

News from the Office of Public Affairs

A week after an APS member wrote an op-ed in the <i>St. Louis Dispatch</i>, asking U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) to support STEM education funding in President …

Trump Accused Of Dereliction of Duty As Russia Scandal Gets More Dire For Republicans

Calling President Trump’s denial of Russian attack on our election “dismaying and objectionable,” former Ambassador Nicholas Burns said it’s the …

Donald Trump

The Better Care Reconciliation Act: the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained

Senate Republicans on Thursday revealed the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>The bill asks low- and middle-income Americans to spend significantly more for less coverage.<p>The bill would roll back the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the …

Health Care
Afghanistan

Trump pledges to hold news conference on ISIS fight in 'two weeks'

President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to hold a news conference “in two weeks” on the fight against the Islamic State.<p>“We’ve had tremendous success against ISIS in our fight in the Middle East, where we’re doing very, very well,” Trump said Monday in remarks to the media during a Cabinet …

Donald Trump

You Want to Run Faster? Here's How You Need to Train

When you first start running, it's important to think of yourself as a tortoise and not a hare, slowly easing yourself into running two to three miles a day, three to five days a week for about two months at a comfortable pace. This way, you can cover a lot of ground yet still build endurance while …

Fitness

'Rogue One' Fan Edit Makes it Feel Like a Real 'Star Wars' Movie

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>The iconic John Williams <i>Star Wars</i> theme did not play at the beginning of <i>Rogue</i> …

How Will We Know If Trump Is Succeeding?

Help us track whether Trump achieves his goals.<p>Sick of stories about President Trump’s first 100 days yet? Good, this is not a story about his first …

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Beware Trump's Reichstag fire

I like to think I'm a little less prone to panic than some of my liberal brethren. I haven't called President Trump a fascist, mostly because the …

Adolf Hitler

President Trump inherits stable economy, Congressional report says

Congressional analysts Tuesday projected that President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 …

Economy

Trump’s Aides Leak Embarrassing Story About How He Can’t Handle Embarrassment

The president is a 70-year-old child whose TV time must be closely monitored — because any news story that upsets his ego will trigger a temper …

Donald Trump