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Park Service behaved appropriately regarding Trump crowd reports, watchdog finds

The feud between the National Park Service and the Trump White House appeared to ease on Monday after a watchdog found that NPS officials did not alter inauguration crowd size estimates and that public affairs officials did not leak information about a phone call between President Donald Trump and …

3 Chicago Officers Charged With Conspiracy in Laquan McDonald Case

CHICAGO — Three longtime police officers were charged on Tuesday in connection with the death of Laquan McDonald, the black teenager whose fatal shooting in 2014 at the hands of a white Chicago officer ignited intense scrutiny over police conduct and transparency.<p>Unlike the officers accused in a …

Crime

Avengers: Infinity War Picture Hints at Possible Plot Point

Well, stone me.<p>New set images from Avengers: Infinity War appear to show a major change for Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe</i> …

The 4 most brutal numbers in that poll showing the world hates Trump

The world doesn't have much regard for the president of the United States. That's the somewhat unsurprising takeaway from a massive new Pew study polling attitudes toward the United States in 37 countries, from Canada to Russia to South Africa. Isaac Stanley-Becker and Scott Clement have the big …

Donald Trump

Sarah Huckabee Sanders tangles with reporter at White House briefing

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted the media on Tuesday for the coverage of what she called the “Trump-Russia hoax,” prompting a tangle with a reporter who asked Trump's White House to stop “inflaming” the press corps.<p>Sanders told reporters during the White House …

Senate GOP yanks Obamacare repeal bill

Republicans are delaying vote until after July 4 recess after the bill faced resistance from both moderate and conservative Republicans.<p>Senate Republicans on Tuesday delayed their plans to vote on repealing Obamacare this week amid strong resistance from moderate and conservative Republicans to …

Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

<b>Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET</b><p>Ransomware hit at least six countries Tuesday, including Ukraine, where it was blamed for a large and coordinated attack on key parts of the nation's infrastructure, from government agencies and electric grids to stores and banks.<p>The malware has been called "Petya" — but …

Witness Cassini’s Finale at Saturn Live from JPL

Social media users are invited to apply for access to a two-day media event culminating in the triumphant end of NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn …

62 seconds of Sean Spicer not answering a simple question

<b>(CNN) —</b> CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer a simple question on Monday: Why were cameras not allowed to record today's daily press briefing?<p>In the minute that followed, Spicer never answered the question. (Watch the full thing yourself right here.)<p>…

White House Says Its Election Commission Will Examine Hacking. That's News To The Commissioners.

Commissioners say they have no idea what the commission will look at or when it will meet.<p>As President Donald Trump continues to face questions about Russian interference in the 2016 election, the White House has pointed to a commission he created to investigate electoral integrity to show the …

How Moscow's Spies Keep Duping America—Over and Over Again

The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that.<p>SEA ISLAND, Georgia — The Russian intelligence officers …

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Augmented Reality

Scientists Uncover Origins of Sun’s Swirling Spicules

For the first time, a computer simulation — so detailed it took a full year to run — shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how …

Spider-Man Spin-offs Venom, Silver & Black Are Standalone Movies Separate From the MCU, Producer Amy Pascal Confirms

Producer also comments on Tom Hardy's casting and Carnage villain rumors.<p>There has been some confusion, based on past interview comments from the …

Senate Republicans skeptical Obamacare repeal can pass this week

Senate GOP leaders face problems from seemingly every corner of the conference.<p>Senate Republicans are casting doubt on their leaders’ plans to vote this week on repealing Obamacare, with lawmakers from all wings of the party so far withholding support from the massive reshaping of the health care …

GOP Health Bill Breaks Trump's Promise to Lower Deductibles

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may not have the most detailed knowledge of health care policy, but he knows what people hate: High deductibles.<p>Trump has made these complaints about Obamacare, which are shared by many insurance customers and critics of the bill alike, a centerpiece of his …

Health Care

Making America scared again won’t make us safer

<i>Sally Q. Yates served in the Justice Department from 1989 to 2017 as an assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. attorney, deputy attorney general and, briefly this year, as acting attorney general.</i><p>In today’s polarized world, there aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree. So when they do, …

Crime

Trump confirms he called health care bill 'mean'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of stealing his terminology when Obama said last week that there was a 'fundamental meanness' at the core of the Republican health care bill.<p>During an interview on "Fox and Friends" Sunday morning, Trump was asked about …

Watch Dave Grohl dedicate ‘My Hero’ to naked man in Glastonbury crowd

"I see a naked guy! This one's for him."<p>Dave Grohl has dedicated ‘My Hero’ to a naked man in the crowd during Foo Fighters‘ Glastonbury headline slot.<p>…

Foo Fighters

New Evidence Points to a Tenth Planet in Our Solar System

Planet Nine might have a friend!<p>The Solar System hasn't been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have …

Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart?

Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C ice shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are natural<p>Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during …

Global Warming

Jill Stein denies being a puppet of Russia, blames Democrats for scapegoating election loss

In an interview on CNN, Stein pushed back against the idea that her candidacy helped secure Trump’s electoral win<p>Green Party candidate Jill Stein was adamant Saturday morning that her candidacy in no way influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.<p>In an interview with CNN's Michael …

Trump on Russian election meddling: Focus on Obama administration

President Donald Trump on Saturday again questioned why former President Barack Obama's administration did not do more to stop reported Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>"Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus …

Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police-involved shootings and controversy over use of deadly force against people of color has returned to the spotlight through a new round of trials.<p>The police officers on trial for the deaths of Philando Castile and Sylville Smith were found not guilty. For the second time, jurors failed …

Justice

White House frustration grows with Tillerson over jobs for Trump allies

The White House is becoming increasingly frustrated with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and a close-knit circle of aides over the slow pace of hiring and a chokehold on information and access to Tillerson, according to senior Trump administration officials and others familiar with the …

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly …

Astronomy

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

North Koreans' answer to this simple question offers a terrifying insight into how the government influences their daily lives

When interacting with her subjects, Maye-E first takes their photo with a instant camera, and gives them a copy of their picture. This small interaction helps break the ice for her next set of questions: "what's important to you?" and, "what's your life motto?"<p>Their answers, as Maye-E says, usually …

Russia's fighter jet makers 'not afraid' of U.S. competition in India

PARIS (Reuters) - Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.<p>Ilya Tarasenko, chief executive officer of the Russian …

Aviation

New director on the Han Solo flick? Perfect time for the comeback of a beloved Star Wars hero.

Lucasfilm knows what it’s doing. Really.<p>So, this week Lucasfilm fired the directors of the Han Solo biopic and now Ron Howard is on the job. Why not? They last teamed up on <i>Willow</i>, and that did half as good as <i>Crocodile Dundee 2</i> in 1988.<p>Speaking as someone who lives 20 minutes from real-life …

Star Wars