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Conor McGregor puts up and doesn't shut up after beating Chad Mendes

Conor McGregor wouldn't keep quiet, not by punches to the mouth, extended punishment with his back on the canvas or a near chokehold.<p>So, in the end, in a compelling second-round stoppage of the<p>Ultimate Fighting Championship's top-ranked featherweight contender Chad Mendes on Saturday night at MGM …

Jose Aldo

Republicans Try to Cancel the Donald Trump Show

The tools that a party usually has to rein in candidates are unlikely to work on a man who’s a reality-TV star in his own right.<p>Updated on July 9, 2015 at 1:50 p.m.<p>It was fun while it lasted, but Republicans aren’t laughing at Donald Trump anymore. Donors are alarmed and talking about how to bar …

Donald Trump

White House Trashes House GOP's Push To Protect Confederate Flag

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest laid into House Republicans on Thursday for fumbling passage of an annual spending bill by linking it to a debate over protecting the Confederate flag.<p>Earnest kicked off his briefing with a statement about the ordeal, which began late Wednesday …

Jeb Bush wants Americans to work 'longer hours'

Government

Obama Administration Unveils Ambitious Plan To Combat Residential Segregation

For a decade of his life, James Robertson would wake up most weekdays and prepare himself for a daily work commute that included two buses and 21 miles of walking roundtrip. He never particularly enjoyed the marathon journey from his home in Detroit to his factory job and back, especially this year …

John Boehner raises $28 million

Driving

Why Jeb Bush Pays More Taxes Than He Could Have

While Jeb Bush announced eight months ago that he was “actively exploring” a campaign for president, his tax returns suggest that he’s been at least …

'This country's bankrupt': supporters keep Donald Trump in business

In New Hampshire, where mogul rides high in the polls, controversial comments on Mexico and immigration come second to his mastery of the art of the deal<p>Donald Trump is a loudmouth who has never spent a day in public office. And that is why his supporters want him to be president.<p>The controversial …

Donald Trump

Lionel Messi Critics Miss the Mark After Argentina Defeat

Searching for a reason behind Argentina's substandard performance in letting slip the Copa America title, captain Lionel Messi is an easy and visible target. But those critics who have focused on the Barcelona man's woes are not seeing the real problems afflicting a national team whose displays …

Mercedes-Benz

Pride in Confederate Treason: America Goes Stupid by the Numbers

In which a majority of Americans think the Confederate flag symbolizes Southern pride, not racism.<p>Well, that certainly was a short-lived sea change. American Exceptionalism is a terrific growth medium for stupid.<p>The poll shows that 57% of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride …

Scientific Discoveries

What We Learned When Jerry Seinfeld Grilled Future Daily Show Host Trevor Noah

Noah is the latest comedian in a car getting coffee.<p>On the new episode of his web series <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, Jerry Seinfeld picks up <i>Daily Show</i> host designate Trevor Noah in a white Ferrari and whisks him to Dumbo (which, Seinfeld explains stands for "down under Manhattan Bridge" plus …

Comedy

18 Guys Matt Damon Looks Like With His New Ponytail

The actor grew his hair out for a role and it sent our brains spinning.<p>Matt, what happened here? You have one of Hollywood's best heads of hair. Your look is clean and classic. Your trim, youthful crop convinced us that you were a con man, a crooked cop, a young soldier, any boyish rogue, …

Matt Damon

FIRST KIDS OF THE UNITED STATES: Where are they now?

The first kids of US presidents are in the public eye almost as much as their parents. They dictate fashion trends, appear on their parents' behalf at embassies around the world, and sometimes host senior prom in the White House East Room.<p>You know, normal kid stuff.<p>But when the first family departs …

George H. W. Bush

Author of 'Lies My Teacher Told Me' claims American textbooks have been lying about the Civil War

For example, one of the best-selling US history textbooks, "The American Journey," states that even though "Lincoln and the Republicans had promised not to disturb slavery where it existed," many people in the South didn't trust them and feared they would "not protect Southern rights and …

Dylann Roof
Donald Trump
LGBTQ
South Carolina

America’s Unexpected Civil Rights Champion

Nikki Haley’s leadership reminds us how change happens.<p>Throughout the long fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson and his allies kept hoping they might find “a Southern Vandenberg,” that is, a segregationist Democrat who would switch sides and galvanize bipartisan support for the …

Black History
LGBTQ

Bernie Sanders doesn't follow the money

The Vermont senator has an unorthodox strategy for raising campaign cash: Don't do it.<p>Bernie Sanders has an unusual approach to fundraising: Do as little of it as possible.<p>It’s a point of distinction for the independent senator from Vermont. But it could be a serious limitation to his surging …

Middle-class
Charleston Church Shooting
Government
Donald Trump