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Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote an actual 2,000-word essay defending Luke Skywalker

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews, <i>The Last Jedi</i> was still a pretty divisive film.<p>The portrayal of Luke Skywalker's character, in …

A surprising study found people who had smoked pot as teens performed better on a memory test

Cannabis users performed better than those who never tried cannabis in a recent study that tested participants’ working memory.<p>“Although some suggest …

Cannabis

NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is ‘potentially hazardous’

Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now …

Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as It Moves Through The Brain

We didn't think it was possible.<p>A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented …

Pyramid schemes target Snapchat teens

Snapchatters have discovered pyramid schemes, and it’s going just as well as you’d expect.<p>There is a new meme spreading around Snapchat, and it …

Why did passenger pigeons die out?

In the 19th century, passenger pigeons were so numerous that hunters competed to shoot as many as possible. But the last passenger pigeon died in the …

LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report

Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase of a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, the vehicles are being used for personal trips to grab lunch and -- in one instance -- a visit to a nail salon, according to a local report.<p>BMW announced in 2016 that it had beaten Tesla and won …

Corruption

Michael Rapaport Responds to Trump's 'Fake News Awards' by Giving Him the 'Fake President Award' (Video)

“All the s— that’s going on in the world and you release the ‘Fake News Awards’? You f—ing bum,” he says<p>Comedian Michael Rapaport ripped into Donald …

Cocaine found hidden in pineapples during huge drugs seizure

Hundreds of kilograms of cocaine has been found concealed within pineapple shipped from South America.<p>A joint operation between Spanish and Portuguese police resulted in the seizure of 745kg of the drug.<p>The 10-month investigation led to nine arrests and broke up an international smuggling ring led …

Here’s Why You’re Terrified of Creepy Clowns

With reports of strange clown attacks on the rise across the United States, there’s a good reason we’re feeling extra creeped out.<p><i>By Frank T.</i> …

Psychology

Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected.<p>"I had a sense that there were people working on the other …

Russia
CNN

First on CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at The New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.<p>The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by …

Democratic Party

Obama: Americans will reject Trump's 'wacky' ideas

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that Republican Donald Trump proves he isn't qualified to be president "every time he speaks," adding that he is confident Americans will ultimately reject the brash billionaire on Election Day.<p>Obama, closing out his final presidential …

Barack Obama

Audit reveals Army's trillion-dollar accounting gaffes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Army made trillions of dollars of accounting mistakes and often did not have the receipts or invoices needed to support figures in its budget, according to a scathing Pentagon report.<p>The audit, conducted by the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General, found that the Army …

CNN

16 Companies That Started Out Life With A Different Name

They’re names you probably come into contact with every day — Walmart, McDonald’s, Nike, and more — but they were once newcomers on the scene, with …

Consumer Protection

Government removes a thousand extremist videos a week from the internet but still can't keep up with radicalisation

Security experts are struggling to stop the spread of extremist messages on the internet despite taking down 1,000 videos a week, the Home Secretary has admitted.<p>Amber Rudd said she was in talks with social media websites about setting up a new industry standard board to agree the rules setting out …

Russia is going to run out of emergency cash by 2018

According to analysts cited by The Times, Russia is burning through its FX reserves at an alarming rate because one of the sectors that largely contribute to its economy — oil — is being hammered by the global crash in prices.<p>This week, Russia's finance ministry revealed that the fund that is …

Saudi Arabia

Turkey to stay on summer time all year round

Clocks will no longer go back in October due to measure introduced to make better use of winter daylight<p>Turkey will stop turning back its clocks this winter, staying on summer time all year round to make better use of daylight.<p>The clocks in Turkey went forward one hour on 27 March for summer, in …

When Jared Padalecki Thinks Supernatural Should End

1 year ago<p><i>Supernatural</i> has become the CW show that just keeps going and going and going. Season 12 will premiere in October, officially making</i> …

Top cop after violent holiday weekend: 'It's not a police issue, it's a society issue'

After another violent holiday weekend, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday his department is doing all it can to combat violence rooted in "impoverished neighborhoods" where "people without hope do these kinds of things."<p>"It's not a police issue, it's a society issue," Johnson …

Ariana Grande - Problem ft. Iggy Azalea PARODY! Key Of Awesome #87

Ariana Grande