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Want to defeat Trump: My letter to my parents.

While we discuss what can we do to stop the carnage known as Donald Trump, I believe it starts with disassociating from friends and family if they …

Donald Trump

Why Donald Trump's wild week matters. A lot.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here are some of the things Donald Trump did in a week that at first appeared to be an incoherent torrent of unrelated events but may end up being one of the most significant of his presidency:<p>He tore at the fabric of the Western alliance, challenged American values at home and abroad, …

Donald Trump

How the belief in beauty has triggered a crisis in physics

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Anil Ananthaswamy parses Sabine Hossenfelder’s analysis of why the field is at an impasse.<p>Anil Ananthaswamy<p>Anil Ananthaswamy’s next …

Physics

Donald Trump's big fail on North Korea: He didn't prepare and he got played

Kim Jong Un is a ruthless butcher. For Donald Trump to claim North Koreans love him shows how badly he misjudged Kim or just wanted a 'deal.' Any deal.<p>Here’s how hyperpartisan our bizarro world has become: Many of the same folks who, a few years ago, blasted President Obama for going to Cuba and …

Donald Trump

Trump pulls U.S. out of G-7 statement, accuses Trudeau of being 'dishonest'

QUEBEC CITY — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was pulling the U.S. out of the Group of Seven's official statement of common values and accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the host of the G-7 conference, of "false statements."<p>An administration official earlier had said that …

Donald Trump

'Didn't You Guys Burn Down the White House?' President Trump Fumbles in Phone Call With Justin Trudeau

President Trump seems to have fumbled on historical accuracy during a fraught phone call about trade with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late …

Donald Trump

The Invisible Struggle Of Living With High-Functioning Depression

It’s Monday morning when I arrive early at my full-time office job in Toronto’s financial district — looking put together and well rested for the day …

Mental Health

Trump’s Lawyers Argue That He Cannot Be Impeached Because He Was Never Actually Elected

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what they believe is a legal masterstroke, lawyers for Donald J. Trump are now claiming that he cannot be impeached because he was never actually elected.<p>In a lengthy memo sent to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, the lawyers pushed back vehemently against any …

Donald Trump

Hilarious pictures capture the crafty, crazy and downright curious mannerisms of cats

Are these the cutest cat Snapchats ever? From a pet who delivers flowers to his owner to a possessive feline boyfriend - these photos prove why …

Pets

Something important was different about this shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.<p>The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians …

Guns

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

Workouts

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere just hit its highest level in 800,000 years, and scientists predict deadly consequences

We have a pretty good idea of what Earth's atmosphere has looked like for the past 800,000 years.<p>Humans like us — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved about 200,000 years ago, but ice-core records reveal intricate details of our planet's history from long before humans existed. By drilling more than 3 kilometers …

Climate Change

Braun defeats 2 GOP congressmen in Indiana Senate primary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone.<p>Republican Mike Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe …

Republicans

How to Get 6-Pack Abs in 12 Weeks

Models featured on fitness magazine covers and in supplement ads wield that standard example of a fit, strong body: the six-pack. Not every fit …

I Drank A Gallon Of Water A Day For Better Skin — & Here's What Happened

<i>This story was originally published June 22, 2016.</i><p>I'm a fairly healthy person — I do what I can to feel good, while still enjoying my life. I wake up …

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

What’s Missing From the Gun Debate

It’s simple: Science.<p>In March 1999, President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno called a meeting of representatives of several federal agencies to discuss what to do about school violence levels, which were high but not increasing. I showed the group a large poster on which the Centers …

Guns

Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday.<p>In addition, three defendants were …

Donald Trump

These 15 Questions Can Help You Determine if Your Relationship Is Worth Keeping

6. Is your partner your best friend?<p>Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, …

Psychology

'Pillar of the community' deported from US after 39 years to a land he barely knows

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> With nothing but the clothes on his back and less than $300 in his pocket, Amer Adi was put on a plane and deported to Jordan, the country he left 39 years ago to pursue his American dream.<p>His 94-year-old mother sat in a wheelchair at the arrivals gate, overcome with emotion …

Immigration

Correction: Trump-Russia Probe story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 2 about a Republican memo on the Russia investigation, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a former …

I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.

My husband, Rob Kelly, is a retired N.F.L. player. After five seasons as a safety beginning in the late 1990s, four with the New Orleans Saints and one with the New England Patriots, he sustained an injury to a nerve between his neck and shoulder during training camp that ended his career. By the …

New Orleans Saints

‘I was flat-out raped’: Amy Schumer says she was assaulted as a teenager

Amy Schumer has said she was raped as a teenager in a new interview in which she also discussed Aziz Ansari’s alleged sexual misconduct, saying what the comic was accused of doing was “not acceptable”.<p>On Thursday, the comedian appeared on US TV host Katie Couric’s podcast, where she said she was …

Comedy

‘Trump hasn’t just done a good job, he’s done a great job' – the view from Muncie, Indiana

Gary Younge spent a month in the ‘archetypal’ US town before last year’s election. The people swung for Trump, but how do they feel a year on?<p>Griffin Timmerman, six, is a runner. Given the opportunity, the small, lively boy, who has autism and prefers to play on his own, would just keep going. He …

Black Lives Matter

After Months Without Power, A Puerto Rico Town Strings Its Own Lines

Four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, nearly 40 percent of the island's electricity customers remain without power.<p>Rosa Cruz and her husband, Luis Felipe Colón, both retired, are among them. They've eaten mostly canned food and prayed that Rosa doesn't have an asthma …

Caribbean

Babe's Aziz Ansari piece was a gift to anyone who wants to derail #MeToo

Over the weekend, a story broke at the online publication babe detailing a sexual encounter between Golden Globe-winning “Master of None” star Aziz Ansari and an anonymous woman who went by “Grace” for the purposes of the report. The title? “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the …

Trump’s Disdain for Science

After almost a year in office, President Trump has yet to name a science adviser and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Since World War II, no American president has shown greater disdain for science — or more lack of awareness of its likely costs.<p>The O.S.T.P. was …

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Sailing around the world: Meet the Gifford family

The Gifford family (minus Behan) aboard their boat, Totem, their home for nearly 10 years and counting.Gifford family/Facebook<p>In 2008, Jamie and Behan Gifford left their home in Washington and embarked on a boat trip around the world with their three children.<p>Nearly 10 years later, they still …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …