Michael Hinsley

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Nurse overmedicated patients under orders from hospice CEO to hasten deaths, plea documents say

A hospice nurse says she drugged two patients at the direction of her company's CEO to hasten their deaths, according to documents filed in federal …

Corruption

Melania Trump Wore a Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care’ on Her Way to Texas Shelters

WASHINGTON — President Trump appeared to take his battle with the news media to a new level on Thursday, apparently using the first lady’s much-covered visit with detained immigrant children in a Texas border town as an opportunity to spell out his grievances with the press.<p>As the temperature …

Donald Trump

Your Blood Type Might Put You At A Greater Risk For These 5 Conditions

Pancreatic cancer?!<p>What’s your blood type? This question is often followed by a long pause and an eventual, “No clue.” Which leads to even more questions: Do you really <i>need</i> to know your blood type? What can your blood type even tell you? Well, quite a lot, it seems.<p>The primary reason to know your …

Diabetes

5 Reasons Why Chesty Puller is a Marine Corps Legend

Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller was a Marine’s Marine. A bonafide badass leatherneck with the scars to prove it. But this badass had one soft spot—his …

Military

Melania dons jacket saying 'I really don't care. Do U?' ahead of her border visit -- and afterward

<b>(CNN) —</b> First lady Melania Trump took a trip to the US-Mexico border on Thursday to tour an immigrant children's shelter, but her trip is getting attention not only for her action, but also for her wardrobe choice before and after the journey.<p>As the first lady boarded her plane from Andrews Air …

Donald Trump

It sure looks like Trump is lying about his agreement with Kim Jong Un

It’s also possible Trump doesn’t know what he agreed to.<p>President Donald Trump either doesn’t know what he agreed to with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week or he’s lying about it.<p>At a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday, Trump defended his decision to meet with Kim, bragging that he …

North Korea

Without Plans To Reunify Families, Child Abuse At The Hands Of The Government Continues

Research indicates that the youngest separated children may be the most traumatized. Here’s what their lives could look like.<p>After a massive public outcry, President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to end his administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the border. But …

Immigration

Universal basic income works—if you do it Canada-style - MIT Technology Review

Fresh produce<p>Dana Bowman, 56, expresses gratitude for fresh produce at least 10 times in the hour and a half we’re having coffee on a frigid spring …

Income Inequality

ICE spokesperson melts down over United and American Airlines taking political stands

Reaction to the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families continues apace. Today, a few airlines weighed in on the issue: American, Frontier, and United Airlines all announced they would not help transport migrant children who were separated from their families. All three …

Immigration

Why One Island Grows 80% of the World’s Vanilla

Now, it’s more valuable than silver.<p>Last week, the Wisconsin-based business Penzey’s Spices sent out emails emblazoned with a frown emoji. The …

Ice Cream

The Fascinating Reason Why There Are No Mosquitoes at Disney World

There are no mosquitoes in The Most Magical Place on Earth. That's right, Disney World is so dedicated to making sure you have the time of your life …

Language

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

Why Trump was forced to back down on family separation policy

DULUTH, Minn. — Maybe President Donald Trump was right when he boasted that he could walk down Fifth Avenue in New York shooting people and not pay any political price.<p>But his desperate scramble to distance himself from his own “zero tolerance” family-separation policy shows there is a point around …

Immigration

Republican House member unloads on Paul Ryan in explosive floor exchange

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators.<p>House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of …

Republicans

When The White House Can't Be Believed

This essay isn't about spin, or splitting hairs, or differing opinions.<p>This involves a reality check about our expectations of the people who act in our name. About credibility at the highest levels of our government. About people whose words are heard abroad as speaking for our nation. About the …

Donald Trump

Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border

The Trump administration insisted it didn't have a policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. It said that it was merely following the law. And it said “Congress alone can fix” the mess.<p>It just admitted that all that was nonsense — and that it badly overplayed its …

Donald Trump

The FBI said I was my parents' stolen baby - but I found the truth

<b>When a one-day-old baby, Paul Joseph Fronczak, was stolen from a Chicago hospital in 1964, the terrible story made headlines across America. Then, two years later, an abandoned boy was identified as the missing baby and handed over to the relieved parents. Years later, Paul began to investigate</b> …

New Jersey

The Five Conflicts Driving the Bulk of the World’s Refugee Crisis

South Sudan. Syria. Afghanistan. Myanmar. Somalia.<p>The mention of these nations conjures images of violent conflict — and of humanity on the move.<p>Many in the affluent West are fearful of a world in which they imagine refugees from these countries are flooding into Europe and the United States at …

Africa

The British generals whose infighting lost the battle of the Somme

Strained relations between General Sir Douglas Haig, commander-in-chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), and Sir Henry Rawlinson, the …

World War I

MSNBC Anchor Cries Over Immigrant Children On Live Television

2:17 PM 06/19/2018<p>MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle broke down into tears on Tuesday while discussing the policy of separating families at the border when …

Immigration

Medieval Knights: 12 of the Best

The knights of medieval Europe were meant to be the finest fighting men of their age, even more important, they were expected to be pure in thought …

World History

North Korea, China discuss 'true peace', denuclearisation - KCNA | Reuters

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, the North’s state media said on Wednesday.<p>Kim and Xi assessed the historic meeting …

North Korea

Napoleon’s Middle-East Quagmire — Amazing Facts About the Disastrous Egypt Campaign

Napoleon leads his troops to victory in Egypt. While the future emperor would chalk up some impressive wins in his Middle Eastern campaign, the war …

World History

I've lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, and I'm convinced that tech companies have ruined it

Business Insider<p><b>The Bay Area is saturated with tech companies like Twitter and DropBox, but it wasn’t always that way.</b>• <b><br>The inclusive San Francisco was once home to an eclectic group of dreamers, unconventionals, and creatives.</b>• <b><br>But in the last two decades, tech companies have taken over, diminishing</b> …

San Francisco

Nonprofit to Be Paid $458 Million by Trump Administration to Detain Migrant Children

The Trump administration plans to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly half a billion dollars this year to care for immigrant children who were detained …

Immigration

Why Celebrating Juneteenth is More Important Now Than Ever

<i>by P.R. Lockhart via vox.com</i><p>As the Civil War came to a close in 1865, a number of people remained enslaved, especially in remote areas. Word of …

Black History

9 Guys Share the Surprising Things They Learned About Their Wives After Getting Married

"She’s messy."<p>You might assume that before getting engaged or hitched, you'd know enough about your partner that pretty much nothing would surprise you.<p>But in most cases, you'd be wrong.<p>In fact, it's totally normal not to know every freaking detail about your partner before you're married, says …

Relationships

Shakespeare’s Macbeth and King James’s witch hunts

The witch hunts that swept across Europe between 1450 and 1750 are one of the most controversial and terrifying phenomena in history, resulting in …

Witchcraft

Leave No Man Behind: The Truth About the Mayaguez Incident

The last casualties of the final battle of the Vietnam War were 3 Marines left behind on Cambodia's Koh Tang Island.

Military

Kansas’ Kobach suffers humiliating loss in federal court

Following up on a story we’ve been keeping an eye on, it’s been several years since Kansas Republicans first imposed voting restrictions on state …

Government