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History Will Remember Mitch McConnell as One of the Very Worst

The Senate Majority Leader is shameless in his disregard for democratic norms—and for shame itself.<p>When the history of the lasting damage done to American democracy over the past three decades is finally written, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, is going to have a leading role in the …

Mitch McConnell

Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.<p>Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, on Monday began running a 62 mile …

Environment

SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the Moon

‘I choose to go to the Moon with artists!’<p>This evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and founder of Zozotown, Japan’s largest online clothing retailer, will be the first private customer to ride around the Moon on the company’s future massive rocket, the …

Falcon Heavy

Why Russia Can’t Do Anything About Other Countries Killing Its Troops in Syria.

One of the darkest fears about the conflict in Syria, particularly since Russia began its full-fledged military intervention in 2015, was that …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Only In America Can The People Protesting the Death of Black Men Remain In Jail Longer Than An Officer Who Killed An Innocent Person

This is truly America, where protesting the death of unarmed black people at the hands of cops can land you held in jail for longer than the cops who …

Women of Color

Trump ignores security, crosses ‘red line’ with declassification gambit

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 9/17/18, 9:52 PM ET<p>Trump declassifies Russia investigation docs, security be damned<p>Senator Richard Blumenthal …

Donald Trump

Emmy attendee shows up with 'Stop Kavanaugh' written on her arm

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two of the day's big news stories collided Monday night on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, where one attendee debuted a "Stop Kavanaugh" message written on her arm, referring to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the sexual assault allegation he is now …

Brett Kavanaugh

South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

<b>South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places.</b><p>Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted "Weed are free now" when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling.<p>In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of …

South Africa

Time to Kill the Zombie Argument: Another Study Shows Trump Won Because of Racial Anxieties — Not Economic Distress

Do you remember “economic anxiety”? The catch-all phrase relied on by politicians and pundits to try and explain the seemingly inexplicable: the …

Voting

Is It Safe? How Insecure Can Be a Force in Shaping Black Women’s Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Nearly Half the Population Has Gum Recession

These bad habits are why your dentist might be on your case about it.<p>Almost nobody leaves the dentist feeling confident about their oral hygiene routine. You can brush and floss all you want, but you’ll probably go home with a bunch of new pointers swirling around in your head: You brush too hard. …

Health

Majority of Americans believe constitutional rights being ‘diluted,’ poll shows

Eight in ten Americans are worried that some of their constitutional rights are being “diluted or taken away,” according to a new survey by the …

Gun Control

Roseanne Barr Says Her Namesake Character Dies of an Opioid Overdose on The Conners

Roseanne Barr has revealed how her namesake character will be written off the upcoming <i>The Conners</i> spin-off.<p>During an appearance on Brandon Straka’s …

Roseanne Barr

Scientists identify four personality types

Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality …

The Brain

‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors

Horrific accounts of murders, rapes, torture and indiscriminate shelling allegedly committed by the Burmese army against the Rohingya people and other minority groups have been laid out by UN investigators in an extensive new report detailing evidence for their accusation of genocide.<p>The report …

Human Rights

The Coddling of the American Mind ‘Is Speeding Up’

A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time<p>Greg Lukianoff was preoccupied with political polarization—not just the divisiveness he observed, but the fallout—and specifically the effects …

Higher Education

Sony's PS5 secret weapon to take down Xbox Live revealed

By Robert Jones<p>The Sony PS5 fightback against Microsoft's Xbox Two continues to gather momentum, with a dramatic new leak bolstering the Japanese …

PlayStation 4

Study overturns what we know about kidney stones

Current treatments for kidney stones are limited and sometimes painful. Research is changing what we thought we knew about their composition and …

In Vivo

'Accessory To War' An Uncomfortable Wake-Up Call For Some

Any doubts that science has a dark side were extinguished when, on August 6, 1945, an American Air Force B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb Little Boy on Hirsoshima.<p>Three days later, Fat Man, a plutonium implosion-type bomb, was dropped in Nagasaki, prompting Japan to surrender.<p>Just weeks before, …

Culture

Sad Monday: Footy players disgrace themselves by donning blackface to impersonate tennis' Williams sisters and Sydney Swans star Aliir Aliir during end-of-season celebration

Three Australian amateur league football players have painted their bodies black in a shocking case of Blackface for their club's Mad Monday …

Rising flood waters from Florence menace Carolinas

WILMINGTON/FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Reuters) - Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.<p>Florence has killed at least …

North Carolina

White House reviews incident involving Epoch Times photographer handing a folder to Trump

The White House has reviewed an incident last week in which a news photographer for the Epoch Times, a publication banned in China for its critical coverage, stepped into a restricted area and handed President Trump a folder during an official event.<p>The photographer, identified by other …

U.S. Politics

White-on-White Crime: Tom Arnold's Posse and Mark Burnett Gang Throw Hands at Emmy Party

Mark Burnett

The Coolest Things in iOS 12

New features coming to Apple's mobile OS range from serious to silly. And you can check them out now by upgrading to iOS 12, which launched …

iOS

Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

The Trump administration's push to deport more immigrants in the country illegally has hit a legal speed bump.<p>For years, immigration authorities have been skipping one simple step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Now, because of …

News

Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military plane

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Syria antiaircraft fire downed a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said.<p>Russian state media said Syrian missiles shot the maritime patrol aircraft down amid an attack by Israeli jets in the Latakia region of …

U.S. Politics

A lawmaker (Democrat) accuses Ted Cruz (Republican) of breaking the law: 'I know because I passed this law.'

For months, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his campaign have brushed off criticism that a Cruz mailer that looks like a government summons is …

Ted Cruz

Here's Why Apple Discontinued the iPhone X

It would've been an awkwardly positioned product.<p>When <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced its latest lineup of iPhones -- iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and …

Selling

FEMA's 'Presidential Alert' test postponed as some Americans want to disconnect

Tech & Media<p>Plenty of Americans aren't terribly keen to be receiving text messages from the president, even in an emergency.<p>And they'll have a reprieve, if only briefly.<p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which oversees the wireless emergency alert (WEA) system, announced that the test that …

FEMA