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Rosenstein told Trump last week he is not a target in Russia probe

(Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to a source familiar with the probe.<p>After the April 12 conversation with Rosenstein, Trump told advisers that he …

‘Yes, I’m Running as a Socialist.’ Why Candidates Are Embracing the Label in 2018

HOUSTON — There was no question on primary night in Texas last month that Franklin Bynum would win the Democratic nomination to become a criminal court judge in Houston. The 34-year-old defense attorney had no challengers.<p>But for his supporters who packed into a Mexican restaurant that evening, …

Middle-class

Russia offers free land to all citizens willing to move to the Far East

Call it the Muscovite version of "manifest destiny." On Monday, President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill that offers every Russian citizen a tract of land in their country's remote Far East.<p>"All citizens will be entitled to apply for up to hectare of land in the Kamchatka, Primorye, …

China, Russia renew concerns over U.S.-South Korea missile defense

<b>(CNN) —</b> China and Russia are renewing concerns over U.S. proposals to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea following a stream of nuclear tests, missile launches and provocative statements by North Korea.<p>"Both sides consider this move far exceeding relevant country's actual defense needs," …

Russian Warplane Flies in 'Unsafe' Manner Near U.S. Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Friday, military officials said.<p>The Russian plane flew within 25 feet of the RC-135's fuselage, conducting a barrel roll over the U.S. plane.<p>Lt. Col Michelle Baldanza, a Defense Department …

The 1 Thing Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Master | Inc.com

When I started my podcast, <i>The School of Greatness</i>, one of the top three people I wanted to get on the show was Tony Robbins.<p>That happened last year, and it's been one of the most popular episodes to date.<p>With the release of the paperback version of his book, we were asked to bring him back on, and …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

FBI plans to use a loophole to keep iPhone hack a secret

The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to reveal its method for unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>After a congressional hearing, and an 11th hour cancellation from the FBI after finding a third party to unlock it, the world waited in anticipation …

U.S. Congress

Trump on Syrian refugees: 'Lock your doors, folks'

At a rally in Warwick, Rhode Island, Trump suggested that refugees might be affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh). He mentioned that some Syrian refugees have been resettled in the state.<p>"Now here's one I don't like," Trump said, reading off a …

'Reminiscent of Nazi Germany': One of the most influential GOP donors takes aim at Donald Trump's Muslim proposals

In the ABC interview, Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch was highly critical of Trump's proposals on the campaign trail toward Muslims.<p>The GOP frontrunner last year unveiled a proposal to bar most Muslim immigrants and tourists from entering the US. He also seemed open to creating a database to track …

LSD Makes Your Brain More ‘Flexible,’ Less Anxious

Breakthrough research shows how psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin expand the brain.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms seem to …

Saudis threaten to sell $750 billion US assets if Congress passes bill that would let 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia

Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, personally passed on the message last month during a trip to Washington, according to The Times.<p>The foreign minister was referring to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, (JASTA) which would let victims of 9/11 and other terrorist acts sue foreign …

Assad has taken Russia 'hostage,' and what comes next could be 'the worst this war has seen'

The opposition's central demand heading into the negotiations is that the embattled Assad relinquish his hold on power and cease bombing rebel-held territory.<p>On the contrary, the regime will hold parliamentary elections on Wednesday and is evidently preparing a major new offensive to retake Syria's …

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Clean Energy

Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 defense system | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Russia has delivered the first part of an advanced missile defense system to Iran, Iranian media reported on Monday, starting to equip Tehran with technology that was blocked before it signed a deal with world powers on its nuclear program.<p>Russian S-300 anti-missile rocket system …

Marijuana Activists to Bring 51-Foot Inflatable Joint to White House

Proponents of legal marijuana in Washington, D.C. plan to make their case in front of the White House on Saturday by having a “smoke-in,” bringing …

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

The Anonymous 'war' on Donald Trump is a complete disaster

In early March, hackers affiliated with Anonymous tried to reboot their Operation Trump campaign by calling for everyone to take down Trump's websites in a coordinated effort on April 1. Almost immediately, the initiative was criticized by people within Anonymous as irresponsible and …

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

3 Shortcuts to Success Every High Achiever Uses (That You Don’t)

Yes, there is a shortcut to success, and it’s not working harder — it’s working smarter.<p>The other day, someone commented on a Facebook post of mine …

Self-improvement

New pro-Hillary Clinton ad bites back at Donald Trump’s video that showed her ‘barking'

Hillary Clinton's super PAC [political action committee] has edited a recently-released Donald Trump campaign ad, to replace footage mocking Clinton's ability to stand up to foreign threats.<p>The original video compared footage of Hillary Clinton at a rally barking like a dog, to a clip showing …

The bromance between Trump and Putin is over

MOSCOW — Maybe the relationship was doomed from the start.<p>One is the powerful leader of a country with the world’s second-largest nuclear arsenal. The other is a fiery candidate for U.S. president with a distinct admiration for strength, whatever the form.<p>In December, Russian President Vladimir …

Create a Logo in minutes with Logo Foundry

Create your own brand logo<p>If you don’t already have a startup or <i>#brand</i>, chances are you’re thinking about creating one. A new app named Logo Foundry for iOS and Android can help by — you guessed it — creating a snappy logo for you.<p>You’ll still have to do some work to get there, though. Logo Foundry …

After 80 years of being banned, hemp takes root in American soil again

It has been eight decades since U.S. drug laws made growing hemp in American soil illegal.<p>Today barely 1% of Americans are farming hemp. Before it …

Cannabis

Hiker stumbles upon ‘extremely rare’ 2000-year-old ancient gold coin

What a find!<p>An “extraordinarily remarkable” ancient gold coin has been discovered by a hiker in Israel.<p>Veteran walker Laurie Rimon saw a shiny object in the grass at an archaeological site in eastern Galilee and was left stunned to discover it was 2,000 years old.<p>The rare coin, from 107 CE, is only …

British teen wins $250,000 in world's biggest drone race

British teenager Luke Bannister has won the $250,000 (£173,900) first prize in World Drone Prix in Dubai, the world's biggest and most lucrative …

Mark Leibovich: Trump's success due to 'racism, gullibility' of GOP voters

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Mark Leibovich believes political reporters need to stop using words like "frustrated" and "angry" when referring to voters' support for GOP front-runner Donald Trump and start being far more blunt.<p>"One of my peeves is that the press always says, 'Oh, well, the voters are just …

Conor McGregor Is Now Being Courted With Russian Citizenship

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC<p>2015 was a banner year for Russian toughness. Aside from a bit of hand-wringing and light sanction-imposing from the west, the country’s aggressive military moves into Ukraine and Syria were met with minimal resistance. Republican presidential candidate …

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful | Inc.com

I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and over.<p>Here are 19 small things that you can do to keep your priorities in line and success within your</b> …

Self-improvement

'It's absolutely a con': Ex-students speak out about 'beautiful' ratings at Trump University

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has claimed that the now defunct Trump University had a 98% approval rating and received "beautiful" evaluations.<p>But three ex-students of the real-estate-investing school have told The New York Times that they were coerced into giving Trump U positive reviews.<p>By saying …