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Alt-Right Dickheads Bravely Cancel Their Netflix Subscriptions Over 'Dear White People'

Netflix debuted the teaser trailer for their original series <i>Dear White People</i> earlier today and wouldn’t you know it, some very predictable people …

Signal, Snowden's favorite private messenger, is testing a video call feature

Signal, better known as Edward Snowden's favorite private messaging app, is testing a feature that lets users make video calls.<p>A beta version of the …

Gary Cohn Joins Trump with a $284 Million Parting Gift from Goldman

The president’s new top economic adviser won’t have to worry about taking a pay cut to work as a lowly public servant.<p>After spending his campaign railing against Wall Street, with a particular emphasis on Goldman Sachs, <b>Donald Trump</b> kicked off his transition by hiring, without any apparent cognitive …

Donald Trump

Mexican designers envision a Trump border wall that could take 16 years to build

Eight prototypes for the Trump administration's wall now stand near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California.<p>They were chosen as finalists from hundreds of submissions from architects, developers, and construction companies this spring.<p>Not all border wall bids were serious, though. Mexican …

Immigration

Trump orders EPA to remove web page on climate change, says report

Reuters says the Trump administration has ordered the climate change page on the EPA's website to be removed.<p>Information about climate change from the US government could soon get tougher to find.<p>The Trump administration has ordered the web page related to climate change at EPA.gov removed, Reuters …

Climate

This Man Took A Polaroid Every Day For 18 Years Until The Day He Died, And It’ll Break Your Heart

Jamie Livingston is sadly no longer with us, but his incredibly intimate photography project will ensure that he’ll never be forgotten.<p>The project …

Athletes Honor President Barack Obama on Night of Farewell Address

There may be no president in the history of the United States who has been as big a sports fan as Barack Obama. That's why, as our 44th president gave his farewell address Tuesday night, athletes around the country paid tribute and offered him their gratitude.<p>During his eight years in office, …

Barack Obama

13 Million Under Flood Threat Out West From Deadly Storm

The unforgiving, deadly storm is hammering a region already water-logged with rising flood waters, pushing its way across the drought stricken Western U.S.

Weather

How Michelle Obama Returned Her Husband’s Loving Tribute

The First Lady shared a sweet family photo after POTUS’s final speech in Chicago.<p><b>First Lady Michelle Obama</b> received a standing ovation last night when <b>President Barack Obama</b> gave her special mention during his final address in Chicago. “Michelle, for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife …

Michelle Obama

Obama offers optimism -- and warnings -- in farewell address

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Popular but politically humbled, President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night, declaring during his farewell address that he hasn't abandoned his vision of progressive change but warning that it now comes with a new set of caveats.<p>His voice at moments catching …

Michelle Obama

Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land

The president designated large landscapes as well as places significant to landmark social movements, highlighting ‘under-told parts of American history’<p>This week, Barack Obama added two more regions to the US’s collection of national monuments, in a final push to protect the country’s historic and …

Native Americans

NFL reportedly investigating Giants for breaking rules vs. Cowboys

The New York Giants could be in hot water over their use of walkie-talkies<p>The Giants' decision to use a walkie-talkie during the fourth quarter of …

Football (U.S.)

Notable Lives Lost in 2016: Pictures

Republican Party

59 Couples Who Have Called It Quits This Year

We're nearing the end of 2016, and the year has been peppered with high-profile celebrity breakups. We've seen broken engagements, broken vows, and the splits of both long-term and newer relationships. Keep reading to see them all now, then look back at all the breakups that have shocked us the …

Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20, Hamilton spared

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew reverses a plan to bump Hamilton after receiving fierce blowback.<p>Harriet Tubman will bump Andrew Jackson from the front of the $20 bill while Alexander Hamilton will stay put on the $10 — a historic move that gives a woman prime placement on U.S. currency and quells a …

Black History

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead review – luminous, furious and wildly inventive

As if we needed any more reason to mourn the passing of Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s difficult to believe that either of his potential successors will share his fine taste in books. His 2016 summer holiday reading – released by the White House’s press department – not only included Helen …

Books

Cosmic dust left over from the dawn of the solar system found on rooftops in Paris

Tiny specks of cosmic dust which are left over from the formation of our solar system have been discovered on the rooftops of three European cities.<p>The space debris, which is falling constantly through the atmosphere, has previously only been found in Antarctica and the deep ocean.<p>It was thought …

Ford Recalls 680,000 Vehicles Including Fusion, MKZ

Ford Motor Company said on Friday it will recall about 680,000 of its Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans to fix a seat belt issue.<p>About 602,000 of …

Trump’s Win Gives Stocks in Private Prison Companies a Reprieve

As terrific as Donald J. Trump has been for the stock market, he has been absolutely spectacular for a troubled niche: companies that run for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers for states and the federal government.<p>In the market rally on the day after the election, the stock with the …

Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from …

College & University

Iran says US extension of sanctions shows Washington is unreliable

Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responds to US Senate vote to extend sanctions for 10 years, which Iran says violates last year’s nuclear deal<p>A Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian …

South Asia

French fashion designer refuses to dress Melania Trump

New York (AFP) - There's no doubt which side the fashion world supported during the US presidential campaign.<p>For years, First Lady Michelle Obama and …

Spike in Bias Crimes in New York City Since Election: NYPD Official

The NYPD is reporting a "spike" in bias crimes in New York City since Donald Trump was elected president.<p>Some thirteen swastikas — the sinister symbol of Nazi Germany — have been reported citywide, including some referencing the Republican victor, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Friday.<p>And …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Wants to Axe NASA Earth Science. That's a Bad Idea.

The greatest gift of the Space Age is a wider perspective on our own planet.<p>There’s good reason to believe that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump …

10 Best Stocks You Can Buy for Under $10

As the market continues to power higher and touches new record highs almost every week, it’s increasingly difficult to find cheap stocks to buy …

iPhones Secretly Send Call History to Apple, Security Firm Says

Apple emerged as a guardian of user privacy this year after fighting FBI demands to help crack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s …

Privacy

Obama’s Official Photographer Favorite Pictures in 8 Years

Pete Souza fut le photographe officiel de la Maison Blanche durant les deux mandats de Barack Obama. Le nombre de clichés qu’il a pris durant huit …

Maison-Blanche

Every Chocolate Addict Needs This Upgraded Pumpkin Pie Recipe

<i>POPSUGAR is bringing you an exclusive look at Thanksgiving recipes from famous lifestyle influencers. We're excited to present the first online look at this chocolate-crusted pumpkin pie recipe from Candance Nelson's The Sprinkles Baking Book.</i><p>Every year, I pull the same fiercely protected, …

Ronda Rousey: UFC 207 is definitely one of my last fights

Ronda Rousey’s time in the octagon is ticking down.<p>The feared UFC fighter and previous Women’s Bantamweight Champion is gearing up for her UFC 207 …