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Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration 'Turned Its Back' On Borrowers

<b>Updated at 1:12 p.m. ET</b><p>The federal official in charge of protecting student borrowers from predatory lending practices has stepped down.<p>In a scathing resignation letter, Seth Frotman, who until now was the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says current leadership …

Trump Administration

The passing of John McCain also marks the passing of an era

The death of Sen. John McCain marks the passing of a man, an American patriot and a politician whose record of service to country will always be his defining attribute. His death also punctuates the passing of an era of American politics, one that in these troubled times seems almost irretrievable. …

South Carolina

Trump’s Contempt for the Law Will Be His Downfall

The president can keep crying “witch hunt,” but it won’t stop the evidence against him from mounting.<p>Michael Cohen’s guilty plea this week, on charges including campaign-finance violations, brought the investigations directly to the president. It has also, however, supplied Donald Trump and his …

Donald Trump

Manafort juror's message to Trump: Pardon would be 'big mistake'

(Reuters) - A juror who voted to convict Paul Manafort and who is also a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump has some advice for Trump if he is considering whether to pardon his former campaign chairman: don't do it.<p>Paula Duncan is so far the only juror to speak out since Manafort was found …

Donald Trump

"Find your passion" is bad advice, say Yale-NUS and Stanford psychologists

Your passion isn’t out there, waiting to be discovered. It’s not a mysterious force that will—when found—remove all obstacles from your path. In fact, psychologists argue in a new study that the pithy mantra “find your passion” may be a dangerous distraction.<p>In a study (pdf) by researchers from …

Psychology

Black Wall Street: The African American Haven That Burned and Then Rose From the Ashes

“Don’t you realize that Greenwood was Wakanda before Wakanda?”<p>It’s a sweltering May evening in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a local poet named …

Wall Street

How Anthony Bourdain Came to Be Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain grew up to be one of the world's most adventurous (and opinionated) eaters. Here, he credits his father for the man he became.<p><i>Editor's Note 6/8/18: We are saddened to learn of Anthony Bourdain's death at age 61. In 2012, he wrote a Father’s Day essay for Bon Appétit about his</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

Want to Be a Better Thinker? Science Says Add This Basic Thing to Your Life

Forming one new habit and sticking with it could sharpen your cerebral skills.<p>If you want to be able to think fast on stay on your toes mentally, one of the keys may be physically spending time on your feet.<p>A new review of existing research into connections between regular exercise and thinking and …

Consider the Cactus: How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World

One early Saturday morning in March, a little over 100 succulent enthusiasts gathered on a sunny hillside in Bonsall, California, for a glimpse of …

Southern California

China is the greatest, growing threat to America

China has outlined strategies for 2018, 2025 and 2050 all designed to displace the United States as the dominant global economic and national …

China

John McCain’s Last Fight

The Arizona senator’s twilight struggle with Donald Trump is so bitter because they’re more alike than you think.<p>John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively disinviting President Donald Trump from his …

Campaign Finance

Senate votes to restore net neutrality

Back in December, the FCC confirmed internet users’ fears when it voted to repeal net neutrality rules, but yesterday saw the US Senate vote to …

Net Neutrality

What does ‘America first’ really mean?

By Jenna Johnson<p>Jenna Johnson<p>National political correspondent covering campaigns and voters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the past three weeks, President Trump has bombed Syria, hosted his first state dinner, signaled that he’s open to brokering a new deal to constrain Iran’s nuclear weapons program and …

Middle East

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Travel

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

Microsoft may release a lower-cost Surface tablet this year

It'll have a 10-inch screen and an available 128GB of storage.<p>Microsoft will try making another inexpensive tablet. Redmond is rumored to launch a new, cheaper slate to compete with the iPad this year, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>'s sources. Like Apple's tablet, the device will have rounded corners and a …

Windows 10

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s bride: A ‘confident mixed-race woman’ marries into the Royal family - The Washington Post

Meghan Markle was glaring at her love interest. She leaned forward, fury clear in her expression as she asked the question: <i>Was it so hard to believe one of her parents was black?</i><p>“You think,” she spat, “this is just a year-round tan?”<p>Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. …

Royal Family

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Siblings

Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence

The late physicist’s final contribution to science: How many universes are there?<p>Fourteen billion years ago, in the moments after the Big Bang first set into motion all the matter and energy that would come to form our universe, something extraordinary happened. The very fabric of space and time …

At His Ranch, John McCain Shares Memories and Regrets With Friends

PHOENIX — When former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. traveled to Senator John McCain’s Arizona ranch last Sunday to spend a few hours with his ailing friend, the two reminisced about the “crazy senators” they had served with, the overseas trips they took together for decades and the friendship …

News

Facebook will allow users to opt out of letting Facebook collect their browsing history

It’s arguably the company’s biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.<p>Facebook users will soon be able to opt out of one of Facebook’s key data gathering practices: Its collection and use of people’s web browsing history, which the company uses to sell targeted ads.<p>Facebook …

Harvard Scientists Say Doing This Can Lower Your Blood Pressure. Hint: It's All in Your Head

Harvard researchers have made an interesting discovery: Mindfulness can lower your blood pressure by changing how your genes operate.<p>You know that fight-or-flight feeling: tense muscles, pounding heart, rapid breathing, and sky-high blood pressure. We're a nation of stressed-out workers tackling …

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

Hurricane Maria

Welcome to the app-i-fication of friendship

Millennials increasingly feel isolated and alone. Can the internet help solve a problem it created?<p>Megan, a 37-year-old copywriter in Washington, …

10 Quotes from Barbara Bush That Will Inspire You

In the nearly 30 years since she first took her place among America's laudable First Ladies, Barbara Bush, who passed away today at the age of 92, …

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

<b>W</b>hen Simone Landrum felt tired and both nauseated and ravenous at the same time in the spring of 2016, she recognized the signs of pregnancy. Her beloved grandmother died earlier that year, and Landrum felt a sense of divine order when her doctor confirmed on Muma’s birthday that she was carrying a …

Women of Color

Face-Off: Elizabeth Warren Vs. Trump's Consumer Watchdog, Mick Mulvaney

An epic throw-down happened Thursdayon Capitol Hill over the role of the federal government. The topic: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency created in the wake of the 2007-08 financial crisis.<p>On one side was the Trump administration's acting director, Mick Mulvaney, who believes …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mark Zuckerberg says his personal data was collected in Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica

Diamond and Silk ‘not terrorism,’ Zuckerberg admits error handling conservative pages

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Wednesday, in his second day of Congressional testimony, that his company’s decision to flag and reject content from some conservative pages was a mistake.<p>Two sisters, Diamond and Silk – made famous for supporting President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign …