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Lessons From a Failed Nomination, for Both Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate

WASHINGTON — The doors to the Republican cloakroom off the Senate floor swung open and out walked Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who is not usually found in the inner sanctum of the majority party.<p>He had been buttonholing Republican colleagues, trying to persuade them that racially charged …

Brett Kavanaugh

Trump reportedly fawned over Putin after their meeting and told aides the Russian leader was strong, smart, and cunning

President Donald Trump reportedly fawned over Russian President Vladimir Putin to his aides after they met for a high stakes summit in Helsinki last week.<p>The Washington Post reported that Trump specifically admired how Putin is "strong, smart, and cunning." He also reportedly said he relished his …

Donald Trump

Woman Who Called Police on 2 Black Yale Students Says She's 'Done Absolutely Nothing Wrong' in Whitest Tweets Ever

Marking a record-breaking technological accomplishment, the white woman who called the police on a black woman sleeping in a common room in a Yale …

Women of Color

People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the …

Machine Learning

Paul Manafort's filmmaker daughter releases new movie 'Rosy' under a pseudonym

Filmmaker Jessica Manafort — a daughter of Republican political consultant Paul Manafort, who has been indicted following accusations of financial crimes related to his work in Ukraine — released a movie called “Rosy” this week.<p>But you wouldn’t know it from the film’s credits.<p>Instead, Manafort, the …

Paul Manafort

Stephen King Used An 'Animal Farm' Quote To Call Out Donald Trump & It's The Perfect Literary Burn

The July 19 Helsinki summit opened the doors for a lot of hot takes on the relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, but this is the best …

Donald Trump

Police calls for #LivingWhileBlack have gotten out of hand. Here’s what we can do about it.

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Sign up for the newsletter.</i><p>As a sociologist who studies how white people think about race, I’m not surprised by the recent deluge of news stories that report on whites calling the police on black …

Race & Ethnicity

The 1981 Lynching that Bankrupted Alabama's KKK

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Erin Blakemore<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The 1981 Lynching that Bankrupted Alabama's …

Black History

A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget

Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>Rated four stars in the Austin Energy Green Building program, there is no doubt this eco-friendly home in rural Texas offers a modern take on the farmhouse vernacular. Yet perhaps …

Architecture

Recipe: Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Brisket — Recipes from The Kitchn

Everyone loves brisket, a Texas staple. Texans — Tejanos — are especially obsessed. My beer-braised brisket is fork-tender, perfect for a crowd, and …

Slow Cookers

Trump’s video of him ‘recognizing Russian meddling’ actually shows him doing the exact opposite

Oops.<p>On Thursday, President Trump posted a video clip from this morning’s edition of <i>Fox & Friends</i> meant to prove that despite all evidence to the …

Donald Trump

Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — World War III? Not us, say the puzzled people of Montenegro.<p>Public officials in this tiny European nation didn't know what to say initially when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that NATO's newest and smallest member, which has a military with fewer than 2,000 …

Donald Trump

Ex-CIA Director Brennan has flipped out with Trump Derangement Syndrome and is making crazy claims

John Brennan, appointed as CIA director by President Obama, is suffering from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. He has become so blinded by his intense and unbridled hatred for the duly elected president of the United States that he’s now embracing crazy conspiracy theories.<p>Following …

Donald Trump

California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks.<p>The July 6 decision by the Trump EPA was illegal and could put thousands of additional highly polluting …

EPA

The Russians Who Hacked The DNC Have Targeted At Least Three 2018 Campaigns, Microsoft Says

The same Russian intelligence agency charged with hacking Democrats’ emails in 2016 has targeted at least three candidates running for election in …

France

Dan Coats left stunned after MSNBC host tells him Trump invited Putin to the White House

<b>Dan Coats (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>The nation’s top spy chief Dan Coats said he doesn’t know what happened in the Trump-Putin meeting<p>SARAH K. BURRIS<p>July 19, 2018 9:42pm (UTC)<p>Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was doing a Q&A with Andrea Mitchell at the Aspen Security Forum when America learned …

Donald Trump

Sources: McMaster Mocked Trump’s Intelligence At A Private Dinner

McMaster’s allegedly dismissive comments are the latest suggestion that at least some of Trump’s senior-most aides see their jobs as containing a …

Donald Trump

Report Finds Surprisingly High Rate of Slavery in Developed Countries

UNITED NATIONS — Yeonmi Park calls herself a former slave from North Korea. She had never seen a world map. She nearly starved. After she underwent appendix surgery without anesthesia at age 13, Ms. Park recalled, she saw human bodies piled outside the hospital, their eyes eaten by rats.<p>Convinced …

United Nations

Bad Propaganda: Trump Tweets FOX News Clip That Actually Shows He Lied About Russian Election Hacks

In one of the worst weeks for Donald Trump since his election (aren't they all?) Fox News is once again fulfilling their mission to shield him from …

Donald Trump

Trump's invitation to Putin draws rebukes from Democrats and his intelligence chief

Donald Trump’s invitation to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to visit Washington DC later this year drew a swift and negative response from Democrats and an apparent rebuke from one of his own top intelligence advisers.<p>The news broke amid ongoing fallout from Trump’s recent meeting with the …

Donald Trump

Trump Tries a Familiar Tactic: Providing a New Story Line

WASHINGTON — President Trump spent much of Thursday playing up his economic accomplishments and attacking his regular list of rivals, including Hillary Clinton and the news media, which he again called the enemy of the people.<p>As he tried to leave in his wake Monday’s news conference with President …

Donald Trump

Trump Putin: Incredulity as Russian leader is invited to visit US

<b>President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US, in a move that drew startled laughter from a US intelligence chief.</b><p>"That's going to be special!" said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, when he was told about the invitation during a live interview.<p>The …

Donald Trump

We were told we were too black to model

Joia Talbott has had it with racism in the fashion industry.<p>On Friday, the black model posted a series of videos on Instagram Stories in which she …

Fashion Week

Civil Rights Leader Barbara Jordan 7/25/1974: Opening statement at the House Judiciary Committee

x<p>Barbara Jordan<br>Opening Statement on<br>Articles of Impeachment<br>7/25/1974<br>Watergate<br>"…glorious opportunity of sharing the pain of this inquiry." …

Civil Rights

Archaeologists opened a mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt — and they discovered a gruesome scene

Egyptian archaeologists on Wednesday pried open a mysterious, 30-ton black sarcophagus, where they found three skeletons — and one that suffered a blow to the skull.<p>Legends abounded about the sarcophagus, which was first found over 16 feet below ground by construction workers in a residential area …

Archaeology

I am outraged. This all of Donald Trump that I can take!

Donald Trump tweeted this morning that the <i>"real enemy of the American People is the Fake News Media".</i> What he means is that the real enemy of Donald …

Donald Trump

Modern slavery in developed countries more common than thought

<b>(CNN) —</b> A report on modern slavery around the world has found that the number of slaves in developed nations, including the United States and United Kingdom, is much higher than previously thought.<p>The Global Slavery Index is published annually by the Walk Free Foundation. Last year, the Walk Free …

Forced Labor

Police killings tied to worse mental health for African-Americans

(Reuters Health) - Police killings of unarmed black people are associated with worse mental health for African-Americans across the country, even when they have no direct connection to the deaths, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Each year in the U.S., police kill more than 300 black men and women - at least …

Mental Health

An Architect Couple Give This 18th-Century Townhouse a Sumptuous Refresh

Formerly a tavern and a weavers' house, a Huguenot-era building in East London (that once belonged to Keira Knightley) is reincarnated as a richly layered, atmospheric home.<p>The husband-and-wife duo behind London–based architecture and design/build practice Chan + Eayrs, Zoe Chan Eayrs and Merlin …

East London

My antidepressant isn’t working anymore—now what?

Recently, the actress and comedian Sarah Silverman shared a post on Instagram claiming that she’d “officially built a tolerance to Zoloft.” Comments …

Depression