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Ex-inmate Susan Burton goes back to prison to lead out women she left behind

Susan Burton took the bus home from prison six times, with "a buck-fifty left in my pocket," she said, no ID and her worldly possessions in a box.<p>In the two decades since her last Greyhound lap, Burton and her Watts-based group, A New Way of Life Reentry Project, have thrown a lifeline to around …

Santa Monica

A company wants to pay someone $60,000 to travel the US for six months living their “best life”

Travel can be expensive, which is why many of the most avid explorers still have to spend part of the year working or making the switch to the digital nomad lifestyle.<p>But a new job wants to pay you $60,000 (€50,200) to travel around the US and “life your best life”. White Claw Hard Seltzer – a …

National Parks

Westworld Is for White People

The introduction of a park based on the British Raj is a reminder that the show’s fantasy world is aimed squarely at rich white scumbags.<p>Who is Westworld for?<p>I don’t mean the TV show. That question has already been answered. (For the record: TV critics and Redditors.) I mean the Westworld theme …

TV Series

How to train (and rewire) your brain for happiness

Our brains are wired to be negative, but the good news is that you can train your brain to hold on to happiness in a few minutes a day.<p>As we …

Happiness

Trump to Mueller investigators: 'Just wait ‘till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest'

President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to warn investigators with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office to “just wait ‘till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!” while also praising the court system that “actually protects people from injustice."<p>“The 13 Angry Democrats …

Donald Trump

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

<b>Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story contains a graphic description of sexual assault.</i><p>A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting up the comic legend for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually …

Justice

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization in recent weeks to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known instance of the special counsel demanding records …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to new charges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Wednesday morning in federal court to a rewritten set of charges that had been levied against him late last week.<p>The charges in the US District Court for the District of Columbia include allegations …

Corruption

Trump's budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but …

Donald Trump

A Pentagon budget like none before: $700 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest …

Military

Kelly Says He’s Willing to Resign as Abuse Scandal Roils White House

WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, told officials in the West Wing on Friday that he was willing to step down over his handling of allegations of spousal abuse against Rob Porter, the staff secretary who resigned in disgrace this week over the accusations, according to two …

Donald Trump

Trump to nominate Jim Carroll for 'drug czar'

White House deputy chief of staff Jim Carroll will be nominated as President Donald Trump's "drug czar," in a move designed to shore up the administration's response to the opioid crisis.<p>Carroll, an attorney, would take the helm of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, which has …

Donald Trump

Has Anyone Seen the President?

Michael Lewis goes to Washington in search of Trump and winds up watching the State of the Union with Steve Bannon.<p>Back when he was president, Barack Obama told me that only two people treated any interaction with him as a zero-sum game. One was Vladimir Putin, the other congressional Republicans. …

Donald Trump

Take a 10-Day Trip to China for the Price of Airfare

Groupon is currently offering a 10-day trip to Beijing and Shanghai for $750-$1020 (including a $100 fee) from sixteen major U.S. cities, which isn’t …

Mueller team interviewed Sessions and Comey in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators have interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey as part of the ongoing federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to two people familiar with the investigation.<p>Sessions was …

Donald Trump

Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of Recriminations

WASHINGTON — Congress brought an end to a three-day government shutdown on Monday as Senate Democrats buckled under pressure to adopt a short-term spending bill to fund government operations without first addressing the fate of young undocumented immigrants.<p>The House quickly approved the measure — …

Immigration

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Trump’s FCC has revealed plans to wipe out net neutrality

The proposal could open the door to what critics call online “fast lanes.”<p>The Trump administration on Tuesday set in motion its plan to repeal virtually all of the U.S. government’s existing net neutrality rules — a move that will soon deliver another major deregulatory win to telecom giants like …

Trump dismisses criticism by Flake and Corker

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning dismissed scathing criticism by Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, saying the real reason they are retiring is because of unfavorable election odds, not dissatisfaction with their party's standard-bearer.<p>Flake, of Arizona, …

Republicans

It just got uglier for Obamacare

In an announcement Wednesday, the company said a combination of decreasing participation in the exchanges and political uncertainty made the company's presence in the two states no longer viable.<p>"Today, planning and pricing for ACA-compliant health plans has become increasingly difficult due to a …

Health Care

How a Conspiracy Theorist’s Call About a Dirty Bomb Shut Down Part of a Port

A section of the Port of Charleston in South Carolina was shut down for several hours Wednesday night after a tip from a far-right YouTube conspiracy theorist warned that a dirty bomb might be on a container ship moored there, officials said.<p>A section of the Port of Charleston was closed for about …

Social Media

What Happens to Your Body on a Juice Cleanse

Ah, the start of a new year! Gym memberships suddenly spike, bathroom scales get dusted off, and friends start discussing which juice cleanse to try. …

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark.<p>Trump …

Republicans

GOP Congresswoman: Trump should oust Bannon

MIAMI — Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Friday that embattled presidential adviser Steve Bannon should be completely ousted from the White House because he has un-American views.<p>“I think it would be welcome news for the nation,” Ros-Lehtinen, who cheered Bannon’s recent removal as a …

Donald Trump

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

The T-14 Armata, Russia’s next-generation tank, is finally nearing readiness. However, information on recent development has been scarce. A...<p>A …

Trump isn’t an evil genius

And that’s not what matters anyway.<p>Whenever a reactionary populist regime takes power and begins doing illiberal things, the same question arises among its critics: How much of this is part of a master plan and how much is just flailing? What is the exact mix of incompetence and ill intent?<p>That …

Amazon And Expedia Attack Trump's Immigration Order In Court

The two Washington-based businesses filed sworn statements as part of the state attorney general's lawsuit against President Trump.<p>The attorney general of Washington state filed a lawsuit Monday challenging President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order, and he's counting two …

Immigration

Electoral College set to make Trump's win official

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The 538 members of the Electoral College are set on Monday to make President-elect Donald Trump's victory official.<p>In all 50 state capitals and the District of Columbia, electors -- chosen by the state parties of the candidate who carried their state, Trump or Hillary Clinton -- …

George W. Bush

Hillary Clinton urged by computer scientists to challenge election results in three swing states amid rigging fears

Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists to call for a recount of votes in three swing states, it has been reported.<p>The computer scientists and election lawyers believe that they have found evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania …

Government

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