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The Web’s Most Toxic Trolls Live in … Vermont? | WIRED

Points of Interest<p>Bellflower, CA<p>Bellflower wins the distinction of being the most unlike its neighbors; while it isn’t the most toxic city in the US, …

New Hampshire

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The …

Public Policy

All of Game of Thrones' cities, mapped and explained

An A-Z of Westeros and Essos, if you will.<p>Ever wondered where Dragonstone is, relative to, say, King's Landing? Or where the Iron Islands are? Or …

Six Degrees Of Trump Opposition

You can tell how much trouble Trump is in by how many groups are lined up against him.<p>Many of the early struggles of Donald Trump’s presidency appear …

Donald Trump

Most Republicans are in denial about the probe into Trump-Russia ties

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep.<p>Devin Nunes, a Republican from the San Joaquin Valley, took a trip to theWhite Housethat made as big a splash as California’s recent torrential rains. Even though he is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating links between Russia and members …

Donald Trump

Obama urges nations not to give in to isolationist impulses

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Standing in democracy's birthplace, President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued a parting plea to world leaders not to let the fear of globalization tugging at Europe and the U.S. pull them away from their core democratic values. He argued it wasn't too late for a course …

Europe

Ronald Reagan can tell us a lot about what the economy will look like under Trump

With the uncertainty of President-elect Donald Trump's vague policies leaving economists wondering what the US economy will look like under a Trump administration, history may give us some clues.<p>According to Jeremy Hale, Graham Bishop, Maximilian Moldaschl, and Amir Amin - the asset allocation …

Markets

DNA links Native Americans with Europeans

Ancient DNA reveals that the ancestors of modern-day Native Americans had European roots. The discovery sheds new light on European prehistory and …

Google Assistant bot ecosystem will open to all developers by end of 2016

Developers and the rest of the world will soon be able to make bots that interact with Google Assistant and new Google devices made public, the company said today in a special presentation in San Francisco.<p>“The Google Assistant will be our next thriving open ecosystem,” said Scott Huffman, lead …

Chatbots

How Google's new Pixel phones compare to the latest iPhone and Android competition

Google’s new Pixel phones are here. After years of overseeing reference Nexus devices running stock Android, Google is finally stepping into the smartphone fray to show what its vision of Android looks like. The Pixel and Pixel XL feature deep software integration to Google’s services, including …

Brazil

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

These 29 jobs have the best work-life balance

Do you feel like your work never stops and you’re logging countless hours each week? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Factbook, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week — the longest of any other country in the world — and receive …

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Who should hold power: the few or the many? Concentrating power in the hands of a few—in monarchy, dictatorship, or oligarchy—tends to result in power for personal benefit at the expense of others. Yet in spreading power among the many—as in a democracy—individual votes no longer matter, and so …

Political Science

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

10 Powerful Habits for Marketing Yourself (and Building a Personal Brand)

Building and promoting your own personal brand is as important for you as it is for any company. Maybe more.<p>We all know the power of brands. Who anywhere in the world isn't familiar with McDonald's fabled golden arches, Coca-Cola's distinctive red-and-white logo, or the green Starbucks mermaid?<p>But …

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

Middle East

Clinton: Trump campaign built on 'prejudice and paranoia'

<b>Reno, Nevada (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton issued a blistering takedown of Donald Trump Thursday, accusing him of racism and arguing that "fringe" elements have taken over the Republican Party.<p>"From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," Clinton said at a campaign …

Government

Meet the Man Who Encouraged Donald Trump to Run for President in 1987

Decades before Donald Trump would rise to the Republican presidential nomination, a political activist from New Hampshire saw in him the makings of a …

Trump tries to reset with economic speech — but faces new resistance in GOP

Seeking to put the most difficult stretch of his campaign behind him, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used a major economic speech Monday to reach out to two voting blocs that remain critical to his faltering chances of winning in November: traditional fiscal conservatives and …

Donald Trump

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Self-improvement

6 Big Questions the Game of Thrones Finale Needs to Answer

Will Melisandre be punished?<p>Thanks to Davos’s discovery of Shireen’s wooden stag amidst the remnants of the pyre on which the little girl was burned …