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A GOP official at a town hall tried to argue Obamacare has death panels. It did not go well.

During the heated town halls of 2009, it was relatively common for angry constituents to speak out against the (nonexistent) “death panels” in the Affordable Care Act.<p>That kind of rhetoric, however, might not fly in 2017.<p>At a Florida town hall on Saturday, a Republican official was quickly shouted …

FACT CHECK: Trump's Tweets On Christians, ISIS And Vetting Miss The Bigger Picture

Hundreds were detained at airports around the country Saturday in a chaotic and confusing day following President Trump's Friday night executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries.<p>It spurred protests and backlash — even from some in Trump's own party, for either mismanagement of …

Islam

Patriots deal crushing blow to Broncos’ playoff hopes with 16-3 win

Tom Brady overcame a slow start to lead the New England Patriots to a rare win in Denver on Sunday in a 16-3 grinder that dealt a crushing blow to the Broncos' playoff hopes.<p>Brady missed his first six passes for just the second time in his career – the first was way back on Oct. 12, 2003, against …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

The Medical Context of Calvin Jr.’s Untimely Death

By Jared Rhoads<p>This week marks the 90th anniversary of the sad and untimely death of Calvin Coolidge, Jr., President Calvin Coolidge’s younger son. …

Donald Trump doesn’t really give away money, and when he does, he benefits from it

<b>(AP)</b><p>The Washington Post has a brief history of a lifetime of miserly disappointment<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 31, 2016 1:59pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump likes to boast about being a charitable man, but the facts do not match his bragging.<p>According to a report by The Washington Post on Saturday, only $7.8 million …

Donald Trump

Hillary's America review – Dinesh D'Souza says: beware racist Democrat super-villains

The political commentator’s contribution to the 2016 presidential campaign is a paranoid film driven by one ‘secret fact’ – that the Democratic party has twisted US history in a dastardly cause<p>Dinesh D’Souza learned a thing. He stumbled upon the fact that, to put it in the most reductive way, the …

Facebook post defines how it was to be black and an officer

Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson, who was killed Sunday, had written a Facebook post expressing how difficult it was for him to be both a black man and a police officer.<p>The message was posted July 8, just three days after a black man was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge. aaa<p>Here …

Yoga to lower back pain - Yoga Poses - YogaPoses.com ®

Though without the body or senses, the I aham sees, hears, and smells. Though not an agent in the worldly sense, the I alone creates the different …

The Killer 8-Minute Kettlebell Workout

In a world of hollow fitness promises, getting a great workout in less than 10 minutes may seem dubious. But we can guarantee that at the end of this …

15 Trash-to-Treasure Crafts That'll Entertain Your Kids for Less

Keeping the kids happy has never been cheaper.<p>Toys don't have to be store-bought to achieve Most Valuable Player status. First, try making one of these DIY projects out of stuff you were planning to throw away.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Trump Asked 'The Gays,' And Got Answers

After last week's mass shooting that killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, politicians of all stripes have been speaking out about the LGBTQ community — arguing what should be done to protect them, speaking to the importance of their safe spaces, and pledging commitment to their …

Police Identify UCLA Shooter in Murder-Suicide as Mainak Sarkar

The shooter in an apparent murder-suicide at UCLA was identified Thursday as Mainak Sarkar, a student who got his Ph.D from the university's engineering program who blogged about how much he hated the professor who was killed.<p>His victim was UCLA professor William Klug, multiple law enforcement …

How Long Can Nuclear Reactors Last?

Climate discussions in Paris have changed drastically into hidden talks of international agreements. All of this is aimed at capping the amount of …

Energy

30 books you should read this summer

Summer is the season when, for whatever reason, many of us allow ourselves to be entertained by books again. Maybe it's the appetite for something "light" to read while pool- or beachside, something topical to discuss at the annual family picnic, or something suspenseful and absorbing to ease the …

Texas Republicans Accidentally Called the Majority of Texans Homosexuals

As part of an amazingly batsh*t party platform.<p>Connoisseurs of American wingnuttery wait with great anticipation every four years for the release of the Texas Republican state platform. It is like Christmas morning. We wait for it the way America waited for that first cold beer on the evening of …

Trump campaign holds organizing call with Pennsylvania delegate candidates

<b>(CNN) —</b> A senior adviser to Donald Trump held an organizing call with the campaign's Pennsylvania delegate candidates Sunday night, another sign of the Trump operation's increasingly sophisticated ground game.<p>Paul Manafort, the campaign's convention guru, ran the call and talked to all 41 of …

Donald Trump

Best-ever picks by NFL draft spot: Picks 9-12

CFB 24/7 is counting down the days to the start of the 2016 NFL Draft (April 28-30 on NFL Network) by picking the best selections ever made for the …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

My favorite online research tools for writers

Here’s how I researched material for a book I was ghostwriting. You might like these tools, too.<p>You can’t find everything on the Internet…yet. But …

8 Herbs and Veggies You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps

<i>by Shelbi Stoneback, associate director of customer experience at Rodale</i><p>Did you know that you only need a jar and some water to get start growing more food from your very own kitchen scraps that you might otherwise toss?<p>When I told a coworker about this story, her response was, "Wait--that's like …

Do This Workout to Reduce Pesky Back Pain

You probably pay attention to your legs, abs, arms, glutes—but what about your back? Your back muscles are responsible for holding you upright and …

Muscle

Why You Should Play a Sport You Really Suck At

Your clumsiness is a weapon for growth<p>I have a bone to pick with my gym: It never changes.<p>That rack of dumbbells never moves, and neither does that guy who inexplicably takes sales calls from the treadmill. At least put a shirt on when you’re conducting business, buddy.<p>So when life hands me an …

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Easiest To Prepare

There are innumerable healthy slow cooker recipes to try. So, if you do not have a slow cooker, get one immediately, and feel the difference of …

The 42 best books to read before you die – our favourites

Books are deeply personal things. Each of us form unique bonds with the characters we read about, relate to storylines and personalities in different …

The complete guide to reading—and even enjoying—classic literature

The classics. Literature’s Greatest Hits. You’ve been hearing about these supposedly elite, magnificent books for forever, yet you’ve never really picked one up and cracked open its cover. Or clicked, in this digital age. Still, it’s likely you’ve wanted to read a classic novel at least at some …

Literature

Simple And Easy Tips for Complete Lower Back Pain Relief

Nutrition plays a vital role in brain function and staying sharp into the golden years. Personally, my husband is going through medical school, which …

The Unconventional Bodyweight Workout for Your Shoulders

Shoulder workouts rely heavily on weights, be it dumbbells, a barbell or kettlebells, because there’s a lot of vertical push movements involved to …

Workouts