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Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' - UN rights chief

<b>The UN human rights chief says Israel used "wholly disproportionate" force against Palestinian border protests which have left over 100 people dead.</b><p>Zeid Raad al-Hussein told a meeting in Geneva that Gazans were effectively "caged in a toxic slum" and Gaza's occupation by Israel had to end.<p>Israel's …

Israel

Earth, Wind and Liars

Peter Thiel, Facebook investor and Donald Trump supporter, is by all accounts a terrible person. He did, however, come up with one classic line about the disappointments of modern technology: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” O.K., now it’s 280, but who’s counting?<p>The point of …

Fossil Fuels

5 signs your boss is taking advantage of you, according to career experts

Nothing makes a job miserable faster than a bad boss—particularly the kind who has no qualms taking advantage of someone. Sure, sometimes you're going to be asked to go above and beyond your duties, and you'll have to comply because that's just part of being a team player.<p>But feeling unappreciated …

'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent<p>Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How …

Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says 'hush agreement' invalid because he never signed

Adult film star Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging that he never signed a nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer had arranged with her.<p>The civil suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by NBC News, alleges that her agreement not to disclose her …

Donald Trump

Ask These Questions to Ace the Job Interview

Too many candidates leave it up to the interviewer to judge their ability. Savvy candidates know how to turn the odds in their favor by asking a few pointed questions.<p>Once you get an interview, the chance you'll be assessed properly is remote. You can improve your odds 5-10X by asking …

Are You Fit to Be a Manager? Harvard's 25-Question Quiz Will Tell You

No amount of seniority can make someone a successful manager; a certain temperament and a host of personality traits are crucial to one's ability to …

Cocaine Bust Is the Latest Sign of Putin's Weakness

A foiled cocaine shipment from Argentina helps build Russia's reputation as a mob state.<p>The mind-boggling news story of cocaine-filled suitcases at the Russian embassy school in Buenos Aires demonstrates that the tolerance President Vladimir Putin's regime has shown for all kinds of moonlighting …

Addled and alone, Wolff's Donald Trump is Nixon without the brains

<i>Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72</i> isn’t specifically about the paranoid maniac who returned to America’s highest office that year. Rather, …

Massive airport delays put federal rule in focus

Federal officials are looking into whether any airlines will be fined over long tarmac delays that occurred over the weekend at New York's Kennedy …

Aviation

#AfricanGangs: social media responds to Melbourne's 'crisis'

African-Australians share photos of themselves and their families to rebut claims being made by Liberal politicians<p>African-Australians responded to the assertion by Liberal politicians that Melbourne is in the grip of an “African gang crisis” by sharing photos of their work, educational …

Australia

U.S. judges order overhaul of North Carolina's partisan congressional districts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A three-judge federal panel ordered congressional districts in North Carolina to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 elections, ruling on Tuesday that the Republican-drawn map was illegal and unconstitutionally partisan.<p>The ruling was the first time that a federal court …

North Carolina

Incredibly Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is About to Appear For The First Time in 150 Years

You don't want to miss this.<p>If you were awestruck by the New Year's Day super moon, hold onto your pants.<p>On January 31, around midnight, the full …

Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones

CHICAGO (AP) — IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing …

Mobile Technology

Ex-U.S. Attorney: Mueller probe likely to go 'well into 2019'

House Republicans are pushing to end their Russia probe, but ex-federal prosecutor Paul Butler says even if those probes wrapped up, Robert Mueller's …

Sen. Mike Lee Pretends Republicans Care About Americans Living In Poverty

Sen. Mike Lee gives lip service and lots of feigned concern for Americans living in poverty during the GOP's weekly address this Thanksgiving. Sadly …

Tillerson under fire for turmoil at State

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is facing a wave of withering bipartisan criticism that his effort to reform the State Department is instead spurring an exodus of talent that undermines American diplomacy and endangers the nation.<p>The turmoil surrounding Tillerson's stewardship …

U.S. Dept. of State

Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails sent to Trump team about WikiLeaks and Russia

President’s son-in-law forwarded emails to Trump campaign officials Kushner failed to turn over documents to investigators, senators say<p>Jared Kushner shared emails within Donald Trump’s team about WikiLeaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the 2016 election campaign and failed to turn …

Donald Trump

Trump is bypassing judicial ratings agencies before making his nominations — and it has led to a substantial increase in 'not qualified' nominees

In seeking an early legacy in his young administration, President Donald Trump has rapidly nominated candidates for the large number of judicial vacancies he was left with following President Barack Obama's term.<p>One casualty of that is a screening process that all but one president since the …

Donald Trump

The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Republicans in the House of Representatives have just passed a tax bill that would devastate graduate research in the United States. Hidden in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a repeal of Section 117(d)(5) of the current tax code, a provision that is vital to all students who pursue master’s degrees or …

College & University

Trump impeachment chances: Veselnitskaya/Donny/Chaika edition.

<i>The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends,</i> …

Facebook denies 'listening' to conversations

<b>A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device's microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads.</b><p>Rob Goldman, the tech giant's vice-president of ads, was responding to a tweet by PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech podcast called Reply All.<p>Anecdotally, …

Imperial College London

Americans Spend $15 Billion in Bank Overdraft Fees. Here's the Best Way to Avoid Them

Don't give banks another opportunity to siphon off more of your money.<p>Paying any type of bank fee is never fun. Some fees are unavoidable, but …

U.S. congressional panels spar over 'Trump dossier' on Russia contacts | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three congressional committees are scuffling over a former British spy’s reports that are central to investigations into U.S. allegations that Russia tried to help Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, people involved in the inquiries said.<p>FILE PHOTO - Senator Chuck …

Donald Trump

President Trump “likely obstructed justice,” could be impeached: report

<b>(Getty/Mandel Ngan)</b><p>A Brookings report lays out analysis similar to that undertaken by special counsel Robert Mueller<p>Taylor Link<p>October 10, 2017 1:44pm (UTC)<p>While special counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, legal experts and scholars at the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is acting like a fifth-grade bully

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday night, sources close to Donald Trump promised that he hadn't finished his feud with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker. They weren't kidding!<p>"The Failing @nytimes set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. "Was made to sound a fool, and that's …

Donald Trump

The latest White House leaks showcase Trump's art of the tantrum

Most people suffer the consequences of their actions. So far, Trump has not.<p>It sure seems like Donald Trump hates being president.<p>Each insider account of the White House — the latest of which comes from Robert Costa and Philip Rucker at the Washington Post, based on conversations with a typically …

Russia accuses CNN of violating media laws

Russia’s communications regulator accused CNN on Friday of violating the country’s media laws and has summoned network reps over the allegations.<p>The …

British courts may unlock secrets of how Trump campaign profiled US voters

Legal mechanism may help academic expose how Big Data firms like Cambridge Analytica and Facebook get their information<p>A US professor is trying to reclaim his personal data from the controversial analytics firm that helped Donald Trump to power. In what legal experts say may be a “watershed” case, …

Privacy

All eyes on Catalonia as referendum day arrives

Spain braced for unprecedented challenge to territorial unity from ‘illegal’ vote on issue of independence<p>Spain is bracing itself for an unprecedented challenge to its territorial unity as the Catalan regional government stages an independence referendum that has been suspended by the country’s …

Europe