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Homo erectus may have been a sailor – and able to speak

A new theory suggests that Homo erectus was able to create seagoing vessels – and must have used language to sail successfully<p>They had bodies similar to modern humans, could make tools, and were possibly the first to cook. Now one expert is arguing that <i>Homo erectus</i> might have been a mariner – …


Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

WASHINGTON — People who crossed paths with Rob Porter in Harvard classrooms or the hallways of Capitol Hill describe him in glowing terms: He was articulate enough to be secretary of state. Intelligent enough to be a Supreme Court justice. Driven enough to be president.<p>Until Mr. Porter resigned as …

Candidates in Pennsylvania House race oppose weapons ban

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the year's first congressional race, Republican and Democratic candidates in suburban Pittsburgh said Monday they oppose banning weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in Florida last week to kill 17 students and teachers at a high school.<p>Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old …

Rick Saccone

Trump spent the weekend tweeting about Russia. He lied, a lot.

Here are the three biggest whoppers from a very long list.<p>Even by his standards, President Trump has been on a Twitter rampage since special counsel Robert Mueller started indicting Russians for election interference last Friday. Trump has sent 16 tweets on the topic in the three days following the …

Donald Trump

Will more young people support gun control after Parkland? Recent history suggests no.

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some of the student survivors are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would address gun violence in schools.<p>Their public calls raise an interesting question: Will there be a significant shift among the younger …

Donald Trump

What John Adams really thought about Thomas Jefferson: “I shudder at the calamities”

The friendship between the ex-presidents was tested when Adams’ private trash-talking letters were published<p><i>Excerpted with permission from "Agony and Eloquence" by Daniel L. Mallock. Copyright 2016 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.</i><p>The …


Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.<p>On Friday, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges against Russians in his investigation. The indictment details how a small group of Russian internet trolls tried …

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Does WWE’s PPV Reduction Signal the End of the Brand Extension?

WWE is cutting the number of monthly pay-per-views but does the move mean the brand extension is coming to an end?<p>WWE’s recent pay-per-view schedule …

Jinder Mahal

CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

After the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas last year, lawmakers discussed imposing restrictions on "bump stocks." The Las Vegas shooter used that type of gun modification, which makes a semiautomatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, and killed 58 people.<p>After a …


Parkland survivors rip politicians' 'pathetic' responses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting slammed politicians' responses to the massacre, calling them "disgusting" and "pathetic" in a Monday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day."<p>Emma Gonzalez, whose speech in favor of gun control went viral four days after 17 people were …

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The return of measles in Europe is “a tragedy we simply cannot accept”

The number of measles cases has rebounded in Europe in 2017, after setting a record low in 2016. The continent recorded some 21,000 cases last year, according to the World Health Organization, which is nearly four times as many cases as in the year before that.<p>The surge in cases comes as a result …

Public Health

U.S. Officials Tell World Leaders To Ignore Trump's Tweets

President Donald Trump’s tweets not only trigger worries at home. They rattle leaders around the world.<p>But U.S. officials reportedly tried to reassure global policy representatives at an international conference in Germany over the weekend, urging them to pay no attention to the president’s Twitter …

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Most KFCs in UK remain closed because of chicken shortage

Fast food chain blames contract with delivery firm DHL, with more than 550 outlets still shut<p>The fast food chain KFC has been forced to temporarily close most of its UK outlets after problems with a new delivery contract led to a chicken shortage.<p>A total of 562 KFC outlets remained shut following a …

Radiation Therapy

The one part of new motherhood that’s most likely to trigger postnatal depression

One in ten women experience depression within a year of giving birth.<p>Becoming a mother is probably the biggest life change a woman can experience. With your life no longer being about you but rather keeping a small human alive, the sleepless nights, dramatic changes to your body and fluctuating …


Kremlin dismisses Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians

<b>St. Petersburg, Russia (CNN) —</b> The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the US.<p>Answering a question from CNN on a weekly telephone …


Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Our democracy is in serious danger.<p>President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.<p>That is, either Trump’s real …

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May insists she does not worry about being 'stabbed in the back'

PM tells This Morning she is not concerned about being deposed and says she enjoys her job<p>Theresa May has insisted she feels secure in her job and does not worry about being deposed as she prepared for another relaunch of her embattled prime ministership with a speech introducing a review of …

United Kingdom

Florida Student Emma Gonzalez Delivered This Powerful Speech Demanding Gun Control Reform

United States

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.<p>As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter.<p>Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too consumed by rage and …

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Veterans groups urge Trump to keep VA Secretary David Shulkin despite travel errors

The Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff doctored an email and made false statements so the secretary's wife could use taxpayer money for her 10-day trip to Europe, an investigation found. Buzz60


Prominent GOP donor pledges to withhold donations until candidates support weapons legislation

<b>(CNN) —</b> A top Republican donor vowed on Saturday to stop cutting checks for candidates and political groups that do not support a ban on assault weapons.<p>Real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. told CNN's Ana Cabrera on Sunday that he would not give money to lawmakers if they did not spring into …

New York Times

Trump mocks Oprah Winfrey

President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked Oprah Winfrey for her performance on CBS' "60 MInutes."<p>"Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes," he tweeted Sunday night.<p>"The questions were biased and slanted, the facts …

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Madaleno’s running mate: Luwanda Jenkins, business executive and former O’Malley appointee

Maryland gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno (D-Montgomery) has tapped as his running mate Luwanda W. Jenkins, a Baltimore native who served in the administrations of the last three Democratic governors.<p>Jenkins directed the Office of Minority Affairs for three years during …


The Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the Mueller indictments

A 37-page indictment issued by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on Friday brings fresh American attention to one of the strangest elements of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election: The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-sponsored “troll factory” in St. Petersburg.<p>But …


Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty To Mueller Probe Charges: Report

Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to President Donald Trump, will plead guilty to charges related to fraud and is willing to testify against his longtime business partner, Paul Manafort, The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.<p>Manafort, a longtime Washington lawyer and lobbyist, served as Trump’s …

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Paul Manafort Accused Of Bank Fraud In New Mueller Court Documents

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of bank fraud that wasn’t part of the original indictment against him, according to court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>The alleged fraud came to light in an attempt by Manafort to swap out real estate securing …


It's Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore

The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.<p>A few weeks ago, the contours of an immigration compromise looked clear: Republicans would let the “Dreamers” stay. Democrats would let Trump build his wall. Both …