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The 2016 National Teacher of the Year is now a candidate for Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> In most years, Jahana Hayes wouldn't be considered the typical congressional candidate. But in 2018, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year is emblematic of a midterm election season full of fresh faces.<p>Continuing the recent trend of people running for office who have no formal political …

High School

Rob Reiner: President Trump Is a Russian ‘Asset’ and ‘We Are in Dire Trouble’

The legendary filmmaker behind ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘The Princess Bride’ discusses his new film ‘Shock and Awe,’ press freedom and our erratic …

Donald Trump

U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuit

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.<p>By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government fell …

Judiciary

A Global Heat Wave Has Set the Arctic Circle on Fire

From Japan to Sweden, and Oman to Texas, a global heat wave is setting records, igniting wildfires, and killing dozens all across the world this week.<p>…

Arctic Circle

As black lung disease makes comeback, Trump seeks to weaken coal miner protections

New study finds 20 percent of tenured coal miners in central Appalachia have black lung disease.<p>After reaching a low point in the late 1990s, new …

Mining

Just 25 Sex and Dating Tweets That’ll Make You Cackle

"Me: *whispering to date as symphony orchestra begins playing Beethoven's 5th* can you believe a dog wrote this."

Engagement Rings

27 reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

Iowa, which usually averages about seven tornadoes in the month of July, saw 27 reported twisters rip through the state Thursday night, damaging …

Weather

Dog drags sprinkler indoors, unleashing chaos in his wake

For those of us who don't have a kiddie pool, sometimes a sprinkler is the next best thing.<p>And this dog really went for it. Redditor Spinolio posted …

Pets

Instagram’s new feature is a nightmare for social media introverts

I’ll admit it, I’m a social media lurker. You won’t find any selfies or personal confessions on my Facebook feed or Instagram. Apart from the occasional news article, or cute photo of my children (I’m only human), I’m just not much of a sharer. And I have a horror of people popping up to direct …

Social Media

This blistering resignation letter from a White House adviser is a must-read.

When Elizabeth Holtzman was in Congress, she helped write the Refugee Act, which has guided the U.S.'s principles on the issue for nearly four …

Homeland Security

Jeanine Pirro Reportedly Called Whoopi and Other View Hosts ‘C*cksuckers’ in Front of the Audience Before Storming Out

Fox News entertainer "Judge" Jeanine Pirro left some important details out of her story when she sobbed on her colleague Sean Hannity's shoulders …

Donald Trump

Trump administration says more than 900 immigrant parents are ineligible for reunification

Of the 2,551 separated children between the ages of 5 and 17, only a small portion have been returned to their parents.<p>Trump administration officials …

Immigration

Need a Quick Binge? Here Are the Best Miniseries on Netflix

We all need a good binge every now and again, a touch of TV gold that keeps saying "just one more episode." If you want something to sink your teeth into, but don't have the patience (or time) to commit to a multiseason series, try a miniseries! From comedy to drama, history to sci-fi, there's …

TV

Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.<p>As they watched their kids play with Legos in the corner of the bar Wednesday night, …

Foreign Policy

Occupy Lafayette Park Protest Outside White House Still Going Strong After Five Days

Opera singers and Mariachi bands have performed in front of the White House in the last few days.<p>The protesters don’t want to let Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Kristin Davis, Former ‘Manhattan Madam’ Who Finished Political Careers, Is Subpoenaed By Robert Mueller

Having been in the limelight for running a high end prostitution ring in New York City and drug dealing, nobody quite knows what she has to do with …

Donald Trump

Horrific video of half-naked Russian prisoner being tortured by 10 guards with rubber batons

Horrific video evidence shows torture by prison officers in a Russian penal colony, say human rights lawyers.<p>The footage has now led to a formal …

Crime

Trump Tries to Change the Subject as Russia Fallout Rattles GOP

President Donald Trump is changing the subject -- but it’s not clear how easily Republicans in Congress will be able to move on.<p>After days of …

Donald Trump

Trump Administration Seeks to Strip Key Provisions From Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration announced major changes it wants to make to parts of the Endangered Species Act that it argues loosen regulations while …

Conservation

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay.<p>The comments come a day after the NFL and the union representing its players said they were working on a …

Football (U.S.)

Putin says that Trump gave up Crimea and other parts of Ukraine during their private talk

Bloomberg is reporting that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump made a secret arrangement during their two-hour opening talk what would “help resolve the …

Russia

Amateur Hour: Trump makes his third walk-back on Russia in three days

On Monday, Donald Trump stood alongside Vladimir Putin and said he was inclined to take the Russian president’s word over the findings of his own …

Donald Trump

The Michael Cohen tapes story is just getting started

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story, on its face, seems to be this: In the waning months of the 2016 election, Donald Trump and Michael Cohen talked about paying off former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal, who alleged an affair with Trump, to keep her quiet.<p>Pretty big news, right? (Kudos to The New York Times for …

Donald Trump

'He's an Amateur at This': Ex-CIA Operative Calls Trump 'Illiterate' on Intelligence Issues

President Donald Trump, the person in charge of American national security, has no idea how to read a basic intelligence report, according to former …

Donald Trump

Poll: in 48 GOP districts, voters think Republicans are “more corrupt” than Democrats

The Democrats are focusing on GOP corruption this fall.<p>Democrats are grappling with what their message should be in the final months before the 2018 midterm elections this fall — Russian meddling? Health care? “Abolish ICE”?<p>But a new poll suggests there’s another message that works even better: The …

Trump Administration

McConnell withdraws Trump judicial pick minutes before vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass.<p>The decision came just minutes before the confirmation vote and after senators voiced …

Mitch McConnell

Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others …

Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump Did It Again (a Bad Tweet)

Ivanka Trump did what she does best and posted yet another eye-roll-inducing tweet this morning.<p>The video Trump touted shows a young man who walked …

Donald Trump

Trump stayed at a Trump resort in Scotland. The U.S. govt paid $77,000 for it

The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 to President Donald Trump‘s Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to …

Donald Trump