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Poor Americans would lose billions under Senate GOP tax bill

Poor Americans would lose billions of dollars worth of federal benefits under the Senate GOP tax bill, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.<p>This is largely because the legislation would eliminate the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to get health insurance or …

Health Care

We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

Bowe Bergdahl, the former hostage who pleaded guilty to desertion, avoids prison

By Alex Horton<p>, Reporter<p>FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who in 2009 walked off a U.S. military outpost in eastern Afghanistan and spent the next five years in enemy captivity, was sentenced Friday to a dishonorable discharge from the Army but will avoid prison time.<p>Bergdahl, 31, pleaded …

Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump's Asia visit

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program.<p>A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to …

Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban

By Matt Zapotosky<p>, Reporter<p>A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes to setting immigration …

Bipartisan senators reach small deal on health care

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have reached a deal "in principle" to restore Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction payments for two years in exchange for more state flexibility in Obamacare.<p>One Senate aide said the plan would also restore just over $100 million in funding for …

Health Care

Donald Trump unwittingly admits he’s sabotaging health care

<b>(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>Trump’s recent orders are designed to systematically destroy the health care system in the U.S.<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 13, 2017 12:11pm (UTC)<p>If President Donald Trump didn't want the American public to believe that his recent executive actions against the Affordable …

Health Care

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

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Movie Theaters Should Have Intermissions

Movie theaters are a nightmare. They’re expensive, they’re loud—but most importantly, I can’t start and stop the movie. At home, I rarely make it …

The Darkwing Duck Action Figure You've Always Wanted, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all the fabulous new toys just waiting to drain our wallets of their precious monetary fluids. …

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18 states sue Trump administration over halted Obamacare subsidies

<b>(Getty/Kevin Dietsch)</b><p>In response to the president’s halting of key Obamacare subsidies, 18 attorneys general filed a lawsuit<p>Charlie May<p>October 14, 2017 1:27pm (UTC)<p>The attorneys general for New York, California and over a dozen other states filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's …

Health Care

Vernon Cresswell's great capture of a non-capture by a hungry croc, in @Telegraph newspaper today. Thx for the support @TelegraphPics 👍 https://t.co/6zPyvyl9X5

European hurricanes are exceptionally rare — but they could become more common

Hurricane Ophelia, which on Friday was a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 100 mph, is headed towards Europe.<p>If that news made you stop in surprise, you're not alone.<p>It might sound absurd — you don't often hear about named Atlantic storms hitting anywhere in Europe. But what's happening with …

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

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'He is failing': Trump strikes out solo as friends worry and enemies circle

As a report says he hates ‘everybody at the White House’, the president has taken his own radical steps on Iran and healthcare<p>Donald Trump’s decision to go it alone with rapid fire announcements on healthcare and Iran reflects his boiling frustration with the limits of presidential power, analysts …

Donald Trump

Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts …

Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on users

A major flaw has been detected in the newly-unveiled Google Home Mini speaker that allows it to secretly record conversations without users knowing.<p>Last week, Google showed off its next-generation smart speakers at an event in San Francisco. Following the event, it sent members of the press home …

Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest-ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.<p>Trump’s comments, the officials …

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Sam Smith Announces The Thrill of It All Album and Tour

| Fri., Oct. 6, 2017 4:45 AM<p>What a thrill!<p><b>Sam Smith</b> announced Friday that his sophomore album, <i>The Thrill of It All</i>, will be released Nov. 3 via …

The 15 best pancake places in London, ranked by price

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, which is the 40-day period where people often fast or give up unhealthy foods. Pancakes are a good way to use up ingredients like flour, sugar, and oil before Lent begins.<p>To help you make the most of the day, we teamed up with …

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The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

The restaurant reservations website's users helped compile this list of eateries with the best views.<p>Today, OpenTable released their list of the most …

Salt Lake City

Brady throws for 303 yards, Patriots hold off Bucs 19-14

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady tied the NFL record for regular season wins with some timely help from a porous New England defense showing signs of …

NFL

Tengu: God of Mischief, Subway Skating Full Sequence

The entire subway skating sequence from <i>Tengu: God of Mischief</i>, online for the first time. An underground journey from NYC to SF. The full video is …

Touted As Middle-Class Win, GOP Tax Plan Directly Benefits Wealthy, Analysis Finds

President Trump and congressional Republicans have pitched their tax plan as a boost for the middle class.<p>"The rich will not be gaining at all with this plan," Trump told reporters during a meeting with lawmakers in mid-September.<p>But analysts at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center who studied the …

Poll: 48 percent approve of Trump's tax proposal

Voters are receptive to President Donald Trump’s proposed tax overhaul, with nearly half of those who have heard about the plan supporting it, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.<p>But as Congress begins to draft tax legislation, the poll also shows that some elements of the outline …

Trump Lobs Praise, and Paper Towels, to Puerto Rico Storm Victims

WASHINGTON — President Trump ventured on Tuesday to a storm-ravaged American island territory where residents have felt neglected by their government, telling Puerto Rican officials that they should be proud that only 16 people were known to have died in Hurricane Maria.<p>“Sixteen versus in the …

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted …

Physics

How to Ollie on a Skateboard

The Ollie is the first trick that most skateboarders learn. Learning to ollie makes sense – the ollie is the foundation of almost all flatland and …

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

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