Sophie Rible

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When Trump Hatchet-Man Roy Cohn Sued Martin Luther King for Libel

Believe it or not, Roy Cohn, the slimy lawyer who unintentionally helped make ‘McCarthyism’ American for ‘smear,’ once sued Martin Luther King Jr. … …

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great Recession and doesn’t want history to repeat itself.<p>10:32 p.m. June 19, …

Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push

Even as he signs executive orders at a furious pace and plans 'yuge' changes across the federal government, President Trump is dealing with a major disadvantage: His team is not in place.<p>Not only has the Senate confirmed just a handful of Trump's Cabinet nominees nearly three weeks into his …

Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest And Michael McKean Join 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit

The band is back together. <i>This Is Spinal Tap</i>'s three stars and director have united to sue the movie's owner for $400 million.<p>Harry Shearer, who played Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls in the film, originally filed suit against Vivendi (which now owns the rights to the film following a series of …

The Ninth Circuit and President Trump’s Lies

If there was a single question at the center of Tuesday afternoon’s hearings on President Trump’s executive order keeping people from seven Muslim-majority nations and all refugees out of the country, it was this: Do the courts, or the American people, have any recourse when the President lies? …

Million-name petition urges Senate to deny Jeff Sessions confirmation

Civil rights activists have made a probably doomed last-ditch effort to prevent the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Donald Trump’s attorney general, as the Republican-controlled Senate prepared to approve his nomination on Wednesday.<p>A petition bearing the names of 1 million people asking lawmakers …

Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar

Just 380 light-years from Earth lies a unique stellar object named AR Scorpii. Although this object, which consists of a rapidly spinning white dwarf …

Amnesty: Up to 13,000 hanged in Syria's 'slaughterhouse'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian prison was known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse." Behind its closed doors, the military police hanged as many of 13,000 …

Middle East

Astronomers Have Spotted a Black Hole So Ravenous, It's Pushing The Limits of Physics

The Universe's hungriest black hole.<p>Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a …

Trump's Attacks on the Media Undermine His Credibility

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump’s media attack undermines his credibility</b><p>Let's recount what happened Monday. First, the president of the United States, in front of U.S. military …

Trump's Criticism Of Judges Is Shameful, Former Reagan Official Says

Donald Trump lambasted the judge that overruled his ban on some immigrants. Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Fried, who was the solicitor general for Ronald Reagan, who says Trump has gone too far.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>And I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C. with a critique of President …

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Physics

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Trump Treasury pick vows to curtail Wall Street regulations

By Renae Merle<p>, Reporter<p>NEW YORK — As Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin would have significant influence over the way the financial system, particularly Wall Street, operates. And the former Goldman Sachs banker indicated Wednesday that he would at least partially be relying on his time as a …

Wall Street

This Summer, Eat a Damn Tomato Sandwich

Monday is July 4, the moment in my personal wheel of the year when I realize summer’s already a month gone and I’d better hurry myself to a public …