Vanessa Workman

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A woman went to check her corn — and was swallowed by a python

For the second time in barely more than a year, an Indonesian villager has been swallowed whole by a python.<p>Wa Tiba, 54, left her home on Muna island to visit her cornfield Thursday night, according to the Jakarta Post.<p>The field was about a half mile from her house, surrounded by cliffs, caves and …

Extracted

How To Define Your Brand Presence And Voice On Instagram

Hunker.com prides itself on helping first timers improve their homes through inspiring home tours, practical solutions, and actionable design advice. …

Marketing

Trump uses his weekly address to lie to the public about immigrants

The president wants you to think immigrants are gang members and Democrats support violence. It's propaganda.<p>President Donald Trump isn’t backing …

Immigration

Group of friends ensure Ramzan was eco-friendly

For a group of five friends, the holy month of Ramzan was not just about <i>roza</i> (fasting), praying and generosity. They took it upon themselves to …

Sustainability

12 Stunning Images That Won The Nature Conservancy 2018 Global Photo Contest

This was the year for the Nature Conservancy to break a record, with more than 57,000 submissions of astonishing, nature-related photos from 135 countries to its ever-more-popular contest.<p>The 2018 winners unveiled over the weekend include extraordinary photos of animals, humans and landscapes …

The Nature Conservancy

‘Prepared for war’: As Mueller moves to finalize obstruction report, Trump’s allies ready for political battle

President Trump’s lawyers and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are hurtling toward a showdown over a year-long investigation into the president’s conduct, with Mueller pushing to write up his findings by summer’s end and Trump’s lawyers strategizing how to rebut a report that could spur …

Donald Trump

The Cat Art Show: 'It's no f*cking joke'

Hundreds of self-proclaimed cat people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night for the opening of Cat Art Show, a gallery of multimedia …

Pets

Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

ADDO, South Africa — Through the narrow slit of the underground hide in front of the water hole, an African morning revealed itself. The sun painted the earth orange. A lion stepped out of the bush and a small herd of perfectly camouflaged kudus, a large antelope-like animal, started and bolted …

Wildlife

Journalists Look Trump In The Eye And Call Out His Lies

During his press conference, Trump tried to lie, but journalists looked him in the eye and asked him why he was lying. Video: Here is the official …

Donald Trump

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the "dotard" label their government slapped on him …

North Korea

Promoted six times and then fired: Inside a 24-year-old political appointee’s wild ride in Trump’s Washington

He was one of the fastest-rising political appointees of the Trump administration, an unpaid campaign intern with no professional experience who soared into a top job with a six-figure salary at the White House’s drug policy office. But on Jan. 14, in the hours after a front-page Washington Post …

Donald Trump

Malaysia Starts to Count the Cost of Corruption

The 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, who heads Malaysia’s reform coalition Pakatan Harapan, has lost no time in knuckling down to work. A week after he …

Asia

A Violent Windstorm Sends Porta Potties Flying Into the Air Spewing Their Contents Onto the Crowd

In a literal version of the normally proverbial shit storm, a pair of porta-potties that were set up for an event, went flying into the air when an …

The Brain

The savage beauty of Hillary’s tweet on Comey’s email use

The story of the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s personal email server during the 2016 presidential election is back in the news today, and the layers of irony keep piling up.<p>Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz released an investigation into the FBI’s investigation, the …

Donald Trump

A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome. Historians argue about the exact date and the reasons, but we …

Theology

This Morning's Fox News Circus Act Shows Trump's Entire Media Strategy in a Nutshell

And exposes his increasingly authoritarian impulses.<p>President Trump joked during the summit in Singapore this week that North Korean state TV was even more lavish in its praise for that country's leader than Fox News is for him—and that a news anchor who came up on screen while he watched should …

Donald Trump

Trump says he wants 'my people' to 'sit up at attention' like North Koreans, later says he's 'kidding'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Friday defended his warm praise of Kim Jong Un, saying his newfound affinity for the North Korean dictator was making Americans safer.<p>At the same time, Trump expressed esteem for the forced deference North Koreans show for their leader and joked he …

Donald Trump

How a school for poor girls cracked the patriarchy in a rural Indian town

<i>Reporting for this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.</i><p>Anupshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India<p>“Ma’am, you married?” asks Sonam Lal giggling, shortly after meeting me, on the second floor of her school in Anupshahr—one of the countless, indistinguishable municipalities overflowing …

Human Rights

7 Creepy Things Robots Have Already Done That Shocked Their Makers

Maybe the likes of Elon Musk are right to be in a panic about A.I.<p>There's a great debate going on in Silicon Valley about artificial intelligence and unfortunately the stakes are rather high: will we accidentally build a super smart A.I. that turns on us and kills or enslaves us all?<p>This might …

Machine Learning

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ordered to jail over witness-tampering charges while awaiting trial in Mueller probe

Manafort will be jailed after being accused of witness tampering while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.<p>The order to imprison President Trump’s former campaign manager came in a federal court hearing after Manafort …

Paul Manafort

Jeff Sessions cited a Bible passage used by American slaveholders to defend Trump’s family separation policy

It’s rarely been used since the Civil War.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s family separation policy for asylum seekers by invoking a controversial passage in the Bible that’s rarely been cited since the Civil War because it was used by Southerners to defend slavery.<p>…

Immigration

Infographic: Don’t fall for these social media marketing myths

Social media marketing isn’t going away anytime soon.Even with the scandals rocking the industry about data protection and technology addiction, …

Social Media

7 Secrets about Daiso, Japan’s Fun and Quirky 100-Yen Shop!

Daiso is one of Japan’s 100-yen shop brands, known for offering a massive variety of unique and quirky products. Almost everything can be bought for …

Japan

New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in 'illegal conduct'

The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Donald Trump and his three eldest children alleging "persistently illegal …

Donald Trump

Trump, after not sleeping for 25 hours, accidentally tells the truth

A moment of radical honesty.<p>During a news conference in Singapore following the signing of his agreement with Kim Jong Un, President Trump was …

North Korea

11 Tips For Regaining Traffic And Engagement After Facebook's Algorithm Change

Facebook’s recent algorithm change has caused headaches for many business owners.<p>Whether you operate a small business or large company, the algorithm change means that without money, it’s more difficult to get your content in front of your target audience on Facebook. As some businesses and …

Marketing

How Trump lost the summit before the photographers even left the room

The spectacle of the murderous dictator Kim Jong Un on equal footing with the president of the United States — each country’s flag represented, a supposedly “normal” diplomatic exchange between two nuclear powers — was enough to turn democracy lovers’ stomachs. President Trump naturally made things …

North Korea

Airman with top-secret clearance, who disappeared in 1983, is discovered living in California

Before he mysteriously disappeared and landed on the Air Force Most Wanted list, Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. phoned home to tell his mother and …

Salt Lake City

Trump-loving waitress fired for ‘n****r hunting’ video taken while drinking Michelob Ultra on top of a pickup

Following what is described as “one of the most racist, redneck Missourah scenes imaginable,” a Missouri woman was “immediately terminated” from her …

Social Media