Sean Shingleton

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Retirement gives military analysts a chance to review mixed history of weapon that has been associated with low-cost war, disembodiment and civilian deaths<p>The Predator is dead; long live the Reaper. The retirement of the antiquated Predator drone MQ-1, which is to be withdrawn from service in July …

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South Korea’s president is permanently stripped of her powers

SHE had refused to be questioned, and attended none of the 20 hearings since a trial on her impeachment began on January 3rd. She had blocked …

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Highlight Blossoming Young Women

Artist Soey Milk’s stunning scenes depict youthful beauty, erotism and femininity.<p>Hyperrealistic oil paintings show a world where realism dances with luscious daydreams in the work of artist Soey Milk. With an extensive color palette, Milk creates highly-refined works that depict ethereal young …

As a study finds that American adults are having less sex than they did in the 1990s, <b>Thomas Batten</b> offers some theories to explain the phenomenon<p>A new study released by the Archives of Sexual Behavior reports that modern American adults are having sex much less than they did in the 1990s. The drop …

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Fossil fuels’ BFF: Scott Pruitt’s emails show why Republicans rushed through his EPA confirmation

Thousands of the new EPA chief’s emails were released by court order Wednesday<p>On the eve of his confirmation, former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt was ordered by an Oklahoma judge to turn over thousands of communications between his office and the fossil fuel industry. But before those …

As US envoys visit Mexico City for talks, Luis Videgaray says his government will use the UN to defend migrants from deportation<p>Mexico has indicated it will not accept the Trump administration’s new immigration proposals, saying it will go to the United Nations to defend the rights of immigrants in …

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The US Constitution allows for impeaching presidents who have “rendered themselves obnoxious”

Back in the day, British kings claimed that God chose them for the throne, and no one could remove them… at least not legally. So in 1787, at a convention in Philadelphia, the framers of the US Constitution debated whether American law should include a process for removing presidents who had …

#NotMyPresident's Day: Endless Protests Raise the Specter of 'Resistance Fatigue'

If it's beginning to feel like protests are happening every day of the week, that's because they are.<p>The first two months of 2017 have been jammed with one protest march after another, and for many newly-christened activists, the hours in between are spent calling elected officials and obsessively …

The Creeping Stalinism of Donald Trump

And how Republicans in Washington have allowed themselves to become his apparatchiks.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>The vilifying of the press has gotten so bad that some solace was provided Sunday by <i>The Washington Post</i>, which reported from Abu Dhabi that "Defense …

On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump

On the campaign trail, long before he called the news media “the enemy of the American people,” President Trump pledged to curtail press freedom. “We’re going to open up those libel laws,” he said.<p>The statement was puzzling, not least because opening up laws is not a thing. And if it were a thing, …

Veteran White House reporter April Ryan on Trump: ‘He’s different … I govern myself accordingly’

Her new book isn’t on politics — it’s on race and motherhood<p>Twice in the last two weeks, longtime White House correspondent April Ryan has been the …

Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

Joshua Sessoms' drawn symbolism seeks to inspire and heal through legendary history.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Over the last two years, artist Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned …

Lawmakers, After Meeting With ICE, Say All Undocumented Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

Members of Congress expressed alarm that all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are at risk of deportation. They said this was made clear to them in a meeting Thursday with a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official.<p>There are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the …

Don't Let Anyone Tell You the Trump Resistance Isn't Working

"This is not normal." You probably tell yourself that every morning when you get a breaking news notification about President Donald Trump or look at your Facebook feed. The new administration is acting in unprecedented ways: shutting out congressional and legal experts from their decisions, adding …

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Venice Carnival kicks off in style with spectacular water parade

Angelical acrobats accompanied by magical Chinese lanterns and music officially opened the Venice carnival and enchanted hundreds of visitors.<p>Many in the crowds had donned costumes and masks to get into the carnival spirit as they witnessed the floating structures filled with performers many …

Finding love in a hopeless place: Why Tinder is so “evilly satisfying”

Tinder has been ranked as the most downloaded lifestyle app in America for nearly two years<p>In America, 60 percent of digital media consumption now occurs on mobile or tablet devices instead of desktop computers.<p>As people and technology have become increasingly mobile, so have their efforts to find …

Dems: Suspend or Fire Michael Flynn for Secret Russia Talks

Republicans have so far been silent on the scandal rocking Washington. But Democrats are demanding the National Security Adviser’s head for speaking …

Donald Trump's most bone-chilling tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump may have unleashed his most bone-chilling tweet -- at least to those who believe the United States should not become a Trump-led dictatorship. And I don't make that comment simply to be provocative or without giving it a great deal of thought. Our …

Virginia lawsuit connects the Muslim ban to segregation.

On Friday, a federal judge allowed Virginia to intervene in ongoing litigation over Donald Trump’s Muslim ban in order to protect Virginians who …

US judge temporarily blocks Trump's travel ban nationwide

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that had challenged the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country.<p>U.S. District …

With Dan Rather’s Appearance, Jimmy Fallon Started to Redeem Himself with His Harshest Critics

During the presidential campaign, as his younger colleagues reported from the sidelines of stump speeches and debates, 85-year-old journalist Dan …

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries

After recent events, we’re all ready to hop aboard the next flight to Mars. But before us Earthlings embark on a seven-month journey to the Red …

Is Trump White House actually engineering a ‘war on the media’ — and is the press taking the bait?

The battle between Republican President Donald Trump and the mainstream media had been heating up for quite some time before one of the first big doses of reality set in — when Trump called CNN “fake news” during a press conference about a week before his inauguration and refused to take a question …

Tech companies are brainstorming a legal challenge to Trump's immigration order

The meeting is being called together by GitHub, which makes software development tools.<p>Amicus, or friend of the court, briefs are filed by parties who are not litigants in a case but want to offer arguments or information to the judge.<p>Google, Airbnb, and Netflix are among the companies invited, a …

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The Latest: Trump tells Democrats to move on Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>6:30 a.m.<p>President Donald Trump is jawboning Democrats to move faster on …

White House says Obama appointee ‘betrayed’ justice department with letter instructing officials not to enforce president’s executive order<p>Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his executive order banning entry for people from …

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