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The FDA Is Cracking Down On Rogue Genetic Engineers

David Ishee’s plan was simple, if not exactly free of complication. From the shed that functions as his laboratory in rural Mississippi, he hoped to …

Dear journalists: Are you the people’s tribunes or mere props decorating the scene for horrendous monologues?

These are times that try your souls, your acumen, your professionalism and your fidelity to truth<p>It came to this, on Day 1 of the New Order: Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, summoned reporters to a scolding more officially known as a “briefing,” in the course of which Spicer (1) lied to …

Note To America From 'People Of Germany' Comparing Donald Trump To Adolf Hitler Goes Viral

Johan Franklin says 'many Germans are just scared shitless'.<p>A note posted on Twitter from “the people of Germany” that warns of the parallels between …

Heaven help us — George Carlin was right: Donald Trump is America

As a wise comedian says, we must own Trump — he didn’t fall from the sky and, yes, he is a reflection our nation<p>George Carlin was a master comedian, which is to say he was more than funny: He possessed a genius insight into human nature and the workings of our society. Carlin was perhaps most …

Don’t Say No to Marriage: This Guy’s Adorable Post about His Wife Has Won Our Hearts

In a world where being a hopeless romantic is hard, Dale Partridge, an author and entrepreneur, shines like a glimmer of hope. He recently wrote a …

The anti-Clinton insurgency at the FBI, explained

It’s come to this: The FBI, America’s premier law enforcement agency, just had to decide whether to investigate one of its own Twitter accounts to see if it had an anti-Hillary Clinton bias.<p>The account in question, @FBIRecordsVault, burst into the news earlier this week after abruptly posting …

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers.<p>On …

Appearing happy on social media is increasingly being used against people in court

Danny Cuesta admitted to preying on a 15-year-old sophomore who attended the school where he taught Spanish. He lured her into a private school office to "make copies," took her to motels for sex, and posed as her personal "tutor" as an excuse to visit her at home.<p>Cuesta's victim—known in court …

We saw a new Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night, the Shade Queen that America deserves

I fought through deep internal resistance to watch the debate between<p>Hillary ClintonandDonald Trumpon Wednesday night. There were no snacks or drinks or good company that could make it otherwise. I dragged myself to a viewing party, dutifully jotted down the wilder bits, and wondered what on Earth …

Hillary Clinton is an actual feminist: She met Trump’s misogyny head on, without apology

Instead of going cautious and playing it safe, Clinton leaned hard toward feminism in the final debate with Trump<p>Hillary Clinton frequently gets characterized as an overly cautious politician, afraid to go out on a limb and swift to scurry towards some ill-defined "middle" at the first sign of …

The Women of America Thank You, Donald

For anyone who doubts that sexism exists, this election gave us its supervillain.<p>It’s tough to find a silver lining in an election year that’s better …

A Trending Topic Among Trump Supporters? Taking Away Women's Right to Vote.

#RepealThe19th trended on Facebook Thursday.<p>How do Trump's most dedicated supporters respond to the huge influx of sexual assault allegations surrounding their candidate? Oh, just by declaring that women should lose their right to vote.<p>#RepealThe19th trended on Facebook Thursday. Initially, the …

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Bring it on: New York Times denies libel claims, calls Donald Trump sexual assault accusations “an issue of national importance”

Trump lawyers demanded a retraction and apology for Wednesday’s bombshell article about inappropriate touching<p>Within hours of the release of the shocking New York Times article about two women who claimed Donald Trump touched them inappropriately, the GOP nominee's law firm, Kasowitz, Benson, …

An OB-GYN and her Trump-supporting father talk leaked audio.

When I was 10 years old, a grown man reached between my legs and squeezed. I was at a local toy store. My father was in the next aisle and heard me …

Don’t be like Billy Bush: The way men allow one another to talk about women matters

Donald Trump’s claim that his predatory language is “just words, folks” rings hollow<p>For much of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been dismissing Democrat Hillary Clinton’s descriptions of policy, her governing philosophy and just about anything else as mere deceptive language. The more …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Some Great Advice For Dealing With Rude Comments

She also addressed the challenges that women in the United States still face.<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg won’t listen to nasty comments.<p>The 83-year-old Supreme Court justice said her mother-in-law gave her some sound advice on her wedding day. “In every good marriage, it helps sometimes to be a little …

H&M’s Awesome New Feminist Ad Campaign Has Folks Mad As A Cut Snake

Fashion giant <b>H&M</b> have launched the new ad campaign for their Autumn line, and it’s fkn awesome.<p>It shows women who are plus-size, queer, trans, have …

Arrest warrant issued for Amy Goodman for filming Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Journalist Amy Goodman recently filmed the Dakota Access Pipeline company turning dogs on protesters; now, there's a warrant out for her arrest in …

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Senators press Mylan on 'exorbitantly expensive' EpiPen | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Elizabeth Warren and 19 other U.S. senators voiced concern to the chief executive of Mylan NV (MYL.O) about the high cost of its EpiPen on Tuesday, calling the device used in the case of life-threatening allergies “exorbitantly expensive.”<p>EpiPen auto-injection …

With echoes of Wounded Knee, tribes mount prairie occupation to block North Dakota pipeline

Long before Lewis and Clark paddled by, Native Americans built homes here at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers, using the thick earth to guard against brutal winters and hard summer heat. They were called the Mandan people.<p>Now, Native Americans are living here again. They sleep …

Sleeping naked is actually good for you and here's exactly why

We’re still in the dog days of summer, which means the fewer clothes the better, especially when you’re trying to get some shuteye.<p>Turns out that …

Olympics coverage and commentary managed to offend, annoy, and alienate almost everyone

Rio 2016 didn’t create racism, sexism, and homophobia — it just gave them a two-week platform.<p>The games of the XXXI Olympiad are just about over. The two-week event featured amazing athletic feats, spectacular shows of teamwork, touching personal narratives, and inspiring examples of hard work …

Why Science Says It’s OK to Stay Fat

It’s time we stop equating good health with weight loss.<p>The world is getting heavier. But you don’t need to lose weight.<p>A number of news outlets have …

That adorable Chinese swimmer broke the taboo of talking about your period in sports

As if being adorable wasn't enough, Chinese Olympic darling of the moment Fu Yuanhui just made an important statement about women's bodies at the …

Watch the Best Parts of Donald Trump's Insane Interview With George Stephanopoulos

Before spending the weekend going back and forthwith DNC speaker Khizr Khan, whose son died serving the U.S. Army in Iraq, Donald Trump sat down with …

Is Donald Trump OK? Erratic behaviour raises mental health questions | Toronto Star

WASHINGTON—There is an elephant in the election.<p>It was tiptoed around for a full year by Republicans and Democrats and the media alike. And then, on …

Voting for Trump is Not a Morally Good Choice for Christians

In his recently published article, "Why Voting for Donald Trump is a Morally Good Choice", Christian professor Wayne Grudem suggests that not only is Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fit for the highest office in the world, but also advances the idea that voting for Donald Trump is a …

Trump Boasted In 2014 Of Receiving Gift From Putin And Meeting His Advisers

From Russia with love.<p>On Sunday, Donald Trump denied that he had any relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with ABC News.<p>Trump added his previous talk of him having a relationship with Putin was just the two saying nice things about each other.<p>"I don't know what it …

Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Take away all the 'other' labels of Donald Trump - such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist - which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should …