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Why Scott Pruitt lasted so long at the EPA, and what finally did him in

Scott Pruitt was productive and loyal to Trump. But his ambition got in the way.<p>This week, we saw President Donald Trump accept the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, whose extraordinary record of malfeasance in office finally appeared to do more harm than …

Donald Trump

Whose side is Trump’s America on? The answer is becoming more and more obvious

Nato summits are generally unremarkable affairs, but this week’s two-day gathering in Brussels will be an exception. European members of the transatlantic alliance are pondering their biggest conundrum since its creation almost 70 years ago: is the US a friend – or a foe?<p>Only 18 months ago, the …

Geopolitics

Reptilian-Mammal Fossil Unearthed In Utah, Turning Previous Theories Upside Down

The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile fossil points towards an "unsuspected burst of evolution."<p>The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile …

Dinosaurs

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, …

Health Care

Basic Database Interaction-Python

I recently had a project, where I needed to create references to one collection in another collection. Referencing databases or collections is a …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Republican tax law is not a win. Take it from me, the backlash is coming.

<i>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN</i> …

What’s Red, Blue, and Broke All Over? America.

If the blue states hated Trump, the GOP, and the heartland before this tax bill, one must wonder what revenge they will inflict once they get back in …

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses out there. These are some of the best.<p>There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to …

Online Education

Trump Wants to Dismantle Elizabeth Warren's Agency. Good Luck With That.

The CFPB is the most powerful new agency in decades—and stacked with loyalists.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now the star of a bizarre legal and bureaucratic drama, a Rome-versus-Avignon power struggle unfolding a block from the White House. The resignation of the bureau’s director, …

GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered.<p>"If something can happen, that's fine," …

Sen. John McCain warns against 'spurious nationalism' in Liberty Medal speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a lofty and at moments pointed speech, Sen. John McCain on Monday cautioned against the US turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism" during an event honoring the war hero's contributions.<p>Reflecting on his decades-long political history, McCain warned that to "fear" the …

libertymedal

What George Stephanopoulos Gets Wrong About Climate Policy

The reporter's interview with H.R. McMaster was a missed opportunity.<p>This weekend, we got a great view into the broken way that the American political media covers climate change. Many people sense that U.S. politics reporters don’t always cover global warming in the most substantive or …

How Obamacare repeal came back with a fury

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican senators couldn't escape the question as they shuffled to the Senate floor for votes Monday night. Would they support the Graham-Cassidy bill, perhaps their last chance to overhaul Obamacare?<p>It's a repeal-and-replace proposal that less than a week ago seemed dead on …

Health Care

The great Hillary Clinton paradox

There’s no doubt Clinton was the victim of many sexist attacks. Does that mean that all criticism of her is sexist?<p>If Hillary Clinton were a man, would she be president today? At the end of the day, that is the core question that haunts her new book about her stunning loss in the 2016 election, …

The American left has its own Tea Party, and it’s coming for Donald Trump

Tom MacArthur’s town-hall meeting should have been uneventful. It was May and MacArthur, a Republican congressman, had come home to New Jersey to talk to constituents, having won re-election with a hefty majority less than a year earlier. Normally, at such an event, he might have expected to field …

Republicans

London Subway Attack: U.K. Police Arrest Teen Near Dover

LONDON — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack that injured 30 at a packed London subway station, police said Saturday.<p>The teen was detained by police near the port of Dover, a key point of entry and exit in the southeast of the country.<p>Police cautioned that they were …

Extremism

Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election. She is the fifth. The …

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science

While the Trump-Pence commission is all about voter suppression, automatic registration is making it easier for people to vote. Lawmakers must get behind it<p>So much news in the US recently has been upsetting, and rarely uplifting; but the champions of voting rights have reasons to be both aghast at …

Machine Vision Decodes Honeybee Waggle Dances - MIT Technology Review

Modern society depends on a safe, reliable food supply. This supply is a complex system that itself depends on a wide range of other systems, from …

With DACA, Trump again prioritizes his base over what’s politically popular

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>If you were curious what role the Breitbart website would play in bolstering the presidency of Donald Trump, we saw what’s probably a representative example over the weekend.<p>On Tuesday, the Trump administration, in the person of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, …

What North Korea wants

What does North Korea want? The question is on many minds, especially because the nation keeps timing weapons tests—including a sixth nuclear test on Sunday (Sept. 3)—to ruin weekends and meetings between world leaders.<p>A useful approach to understanding North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s thinking …

North Korea

Mental illness and homelessness are connected. But not how you might think

Even as Los Angeles starts a $1.2-billion homeless housing construction program, residents from Temple City to Venice are fighting to keep homeless projects out of their neighborhoods.<p>But since 1995, chronically homeless mentally ill people — a widely shunnedsubgroup — have been living in Santa …

Teen suicides now outnumber homicides — and smartphone use could be playing a major role

In 2011, for the first time in more than two decades, suicide began killing more teenagers than homicide.<p>And according to research presented in a recent article in The Atlantic, excerpted from a book written by Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University, smartphones and social media …

Who Are the New Yuppies?

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

First Step To 'Eco-Grieving' Over Climate Change? Admit There's A Problem

Just thinking about the impacts of a shifting climate is making some people feel anxious and overwhelmed. A support group in Utah is helping people cope, and the idea has drawn interest in other states.<p>In a split level outside Salt Lake City, eight people gather for a weekly meeting. The group, …

Trump Isn’t A Do-Nothing President

He’s done a lot of undoing.<p><i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature on the latest policy developments in Washington and beyond.</i> <i>Want to</i> …

Immigration

Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods

Before puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she’s done enough damage and it’s time to pack it in. That won’t stop her, …