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Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.<p>The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage.<p>Trump's "America first" approach to …

Donald Trump

Russiagate Is Far Wider Than Trump and His Inner Circle

David KlionIt isn’t just the story of a few corrupt officials, or even a corrupt president. It’s the story of a corrupt Republican Party.The post …

Donald Trump

This Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Stance On Roe V. Wade & It's Not What You'd Expect

Ad failed to load<p>President Donald Trump on July 9 announced his nomination to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the retirement …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

America First, America Hated, America Alone

Some near-forgotten anniversaries are worth commemorating. One hundred years ago — Bastille Day, 1918 — Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, Quentin, was killed in aerial combat at the Second Battle of the Marne. Twenty-six years later, Quentin’s oldest brother, Ted, also died in France, after …

European Union

The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast

A pathogen that resists almost all of the drugs developed to treat or kill it is moving rapidly across the world, and public health experts are …

Microbiology

The Hunt for Earth’s Deep Hidden Oceans

Water-bearing minerals reveal that Earth’s mantle could hold more water than all its oceans. Researchers now ask: Where did it all come from?<p>A couple …

Earth Science

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

Flying Car

Saving for a rainy day

<b>Indigenous women of Guatemala’s Polochic valley are feeding their families, growing their businesses and saving more money than ever before, with the</b> …

Agriculture

Indictment of 12 Russians has stunning implications

<b>(CNN) —</b> As scandal-weary as we are, we all need to take a deep breath to confront the gravity of the allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller brought on Friday against 12 members of the GRU, the Russian Military Intelligence organization.<p>The stunning accusation, in a meticulously detailed …

Donald Trump

These mind-blowing images of the human body were made by a new kind of scanner

<b>THE FAMILY BUSINESS.</b> Phil and Anthony Butler aren’t just father and son. The physics professor and bioengineering professor (respectively) are also …

X-rays

I was a real Republican, before the 'wingnuts' took over my party

Trump is a danger to our nation and a disgrace to the Republican Party, but GOP leaders have decided they want to keep inflicting him on America.<p>About the same time the Trump administration had perfected its cruelty against families and children, the Hamilton County Republican Party in Cincinnati …

Republicans

SiliconX: Scientists hail new alloy as missing ingredient for next-gen batteries

For years, scientists have seen silicon as a hugely promising material in the world of lithium-ion batteries. The primary reason for this is that …

Electric Vehicles

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.<p>Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare …

Immigration

Mira Sorvino: casting director 'gagged me with a condom' at 16

Mira Sorvino has claimed that a casting director gagged her with a condom during an audition at the age of 16.<p>The Oscar-winning star of Mighty Aphrodite revealed in an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s podcast that she was auditioning for a horror movie when the situation got …

Hollywood

She found her father’s child-porn images of herself, then killed him — and kept it secret for 12 years

Barbara Coombes, 51, had just been gardening in her father’s backyard, on a street of red-brick terrace homes in their suburb near Manchester, England, when she went inside and spotted a box on the dining room table.<p>Sifting through the box, she was repulsed by what she saw: a trove of pornographic …

Crime

NPR’s sexist blunder is proof that women’s work isn’t just overlooked—it’s erased

Writing a book is a big deal. Being invited to discuss that book on National Public Radio is an occasion for joy, too.<p>But you know what sucks? When these two realities converge—and you, the co-author of said book, receive no credit.<p>That’s what happened to Silke-Maria Weineck, a professor of …

Feminism

Kremlin hopes Helsinki summit may pave way for Trump Moscow visit

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin hopes next week's U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki may pave the way for U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Moscow and for President Vladimir Putin to make an official visit to Washington, it said on Friday.<p>Neither side expects the one-day summit on Monday, the first …

Russia

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians with hacking of Democrats in 2016

A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election — the clearest connection to the Kremlin established so far by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s …

Donald Trump

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so .<p>Throughout American history, during …

Immigration

DSA Says They’re Coming After More Trump Officials After Ruining Kirstjen Nielsen's Dinner

Socialists ran Trump’s immigration enforcer out of a Mexican restaurant and she won’t be the last, they say. ‘This administration can’t be allowed to …

Immigration

‘Today I renounce my membership’: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving the party

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party of Trump” and “a danger to our democracy and values.”<p>In early-morning tweets, …

Trump Administration

Trump’s Insidious Reason for Leaving the UN Human Rights Council

While his administration cited its criticism of Israel, the White House also wants to distance itself from a body critical of its own policies.<p>When the Trump administration commits to a decision, it goes full throttle—and often with little regard for the consequences. One such decision was …

Human Rights

Giuliani’s act of love sets off GOP furor

The bizarre tale of the ex-New York mayor’s support for an obscure House candidate in Louisiana.<p>Rudy Giuliani’s love life is causing trouble for the White House.<p>In a move that blindsided the West Wing and sent Hill Republicans into a tizzy, the president’s personal attorney is throwing his support …

Donald Trump

Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border

The Trump administration insisted it didn't have a policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. It said that it was merely following the law. And it said “Congress alone can fix” the mess.<p>It just admitted that all that was nonsense — and that it badly overplayed its …

Donald Trump

ICE Carries Out Its Largest Immigration Raid In Recent History, Arresting 146

<b>Updated at 2:49 p.m. ET</b><p>Dozens of federal agents descended on a major meat supplier in northeast Ohio on Tuesday, arresting 146 Fresh Mark employees in what the agency calls its largest workplace raid in recent history — and its second massive raid in the state this month.<p>U.S. Immigration and …

Immigration

Trump Retreats on Separating Families, Signing Order to Detain Them Together

WASHINGTON — President Trump caved to enormous political pressure on Wednesday and signed an executive order meant to end the separation of families at the border by detaining parents and children together for an indefinite period.<p>“We’re going to have strong — very strong — borders, but we are …

Immigration

8 states refuse to deploy National Guard troops to border in protest of Trump immigration policies

"Children should be with their families, not trapped in cages, sobbing and calling out for their parents."<p>U.S. governors, both Republican and …

Immigration

Good night, GOP of Trump

Cracking down on illegal immigration was never going to be pleasant, but <i>this</i>?<p>It’s worse than you think. The travesty of separating children from their undocumented, migrant parents was less about cracking down as a policy than about President Trump’s bet-winning. If Niccolo Machiavelli hadn’t been …

Stormy Daniels

Some states taking electoral maps out of politicians' hands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule by the end of June on the contentious practice called partisan gerrymandering in which state legislators draw electoral maps designed to entrench their own party in power, but states in growing numbers already are taking action to rein in …