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Trump considers executive order on voter fraud

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump could sign an executive order or presidential memorandum initiating an investigation into voter fraud as early as Thursday, a senior administration official tells CNN. The investigation would be carried out through the Department of Justice.<p>The move would expand on …

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

Immigration

8 easy crockpot recipes that'll help you feel like an adult

We’ll be the first to admit that adulting isn’t easy. We feel like we never have enough time to get everything done, and one thing that has …

Here's Mexico's plan to gain leverage with Trump

To defuse Trump's threats to disrupt trade and investment, policymakers say Mexico aims to strike a balance between hearing out his concerns over illegal immigration and U.S. jobs, and adopting a firm posture to protect its own economic interests.<p>Mexico wants security, immigration and management of …

Hanukkah surprise: Ancient coin found at Jerusalem's Tower of David

An ancient coin from the time of King Antiochus IV Epiphanes, who features in the Hanukkah story, has been discovered at Jerusalem’s Tower of David.<p>The Tower of David is a medieval citadel located near the Old City of Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate. The citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is built on …

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

DNA clue to how humans evolved big brains

<b>Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, research suggests.</b><p>The mutation was also present in our evolutionary "cousins" - the Neanderthals and Denisovans.<p>However, it is not found in humans' closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.<p>As early humans evolved, they …

Anthropology

18 One-Pot Chicken and Rice Dishes for an All-in-One Meal

When it comes to making dinner, you’d traditionally have a protein, a starch and vegetables all on one plate. That also means you’re going to have *loads* of dishes to do, and that’s just <i>not</i> going to fly for a regular ol’ weeknight meal. There are plenty of one-pot dishes that can be made in a cast …

Half the world's species failing to cope with global warming as Earth races towards its sixth mass extinction

Nearly half the species on the planet are failing to cope with global warming the world has already experienced, according to an alarming new study …

Celebrating Christmas With Your Cat

Seasonal fun for your feline friend<p>When you’re a cat owner, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a warm, contented cat purring on your lap - the …

Pets

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

When a robotic probe finally lands on a watery world like Jupiter's moon Europa, what do scientists have to see to definitively say whether the place has any life?<p>That's the question retired astronaut John Grunsfeld posed to some colleagues at NASA when he was in charge of the agency's science …

Paranormal

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

Ancient History

Pulling an all-nighter could be a temporary fix for depression

Antidepressants can turn a person’s life around, but they can’t do it right away—a new prescription requires at least a month to take effect. Fortunately there’s another, drug-free, way to feel better almost instantly: Just stay up all night.<p>To explain how this works, Louisa Steinberg, a …

Sleep

NGC 4696: Ravenous Supermassive Black Hole Creates A 'Cosmic Oddity'

A team of astronomers have, using the Hubble Space Telescope, captured a stunning new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4696 — a "cosmic oddity" located …

1,200-Year-Old Book Of Psalms Found In Bog Links Irish Church To Egypt

The conservator called the finding miraculous: <i>“We never before had to deal with a manuscript recovered from a bog.”</i><p>Back in 2006, one of the Irish …

Theology

The Best Buttercream Is Made with Marshmallow Fluff

"Buttercream" and "forgiving" are two words that don't typically go together. This three-ingredient recipe is the exception. If you're in the market …

3 Days In Meteora

Couple of weeks ago I finally have a chance to see and photograph Monasteries of Meteora. I knew they are amazing. I knew they are breathtaking… at …

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs IC 3583 — A Distant Type II Irregular Galaxy

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Virgo, lies an irregular galaxy named IC 3583. On Friday, NASA and …

The Surprisingly Humanlike Ways Animals Feel Pain

A hurt rabbit pins back its ears and narrows its eyes—part of a "grimace scale" that tells us how animals feel discomfort.<p>Don't tell someone who just stapled a string of Christmas lights to their hand, but pain can be a good thing.<p>Pain is a messenger: It tells us that there's a problem and that we …

Hero Pit Bull Puppy Saves Teen from Attempted Rape

Apollo the 5-month-old pit bull puppy is getting extra hugs today, after saving his owner’s girlfriend from a terrifying attack.<p>According to the <i>New</i> …

Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.<p>MEXICO …

Earth - Asteroids are not the only threat to life from space

We are here by the skin of our teeth. Evolution could well have turned out differently, and the fact that it did not may well be down to freak, chance events. Life on Earth has faced a string of accidents, weird situations and outright catastrophes, from sudden ice ages to collisions with asteroids …

Exclusive Clinton op-ed: I'll look for common ground

Why you should vote for me.<p>In January, America is going to have a new president. Things are going to change — that much is certain. The question is, what kind of change are we going to have?<p>We can build an economy that works for everyone, or stack the deck even more for those at the top.<p>We can keep …

FBI clears Clinton -- again

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn't changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails.<p>"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," Comey wrote in the new letter to …

Government

How Hillary Clinton could win 270 electoral votes

Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win Tuesday’s presidential election. But the race has tightened of late in both national and swing state polls, and there’s been increasing chatter suggesting that Clinton’s “firewall” protecting an Electoral College majority could be in danger.<p>The big picture, …

Government

Election Day forecast: Rain possible for a few key states

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Pleasant" and "calm" are two words that haven't been used to describe the 2016 presidential election. But they should characterize the weather across much of the country on Election Day.<p>Weather can play a significant role in voting behavior, with bad weather generally suppressing turnout. …

Weather

Florida's Early Vote Ends With Record Turnout In Democratic Strongholds

Without Florida, a Trump victory is all but impossible.<p>Florida voters surged to the polls on Sunday, shattering all-time turnout records in at least three of the battleground state’s most populous and heavily Democratic counties on the final day of early voting.<p>Victory in Florida is essential for …

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

Major investigation into root causes of cancer reveals how tobacco smoke mutates DNA and gives rise to more than a dozen types of tumour<p>The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human …