Melanie Whitney

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Rex Tillerson just majorly trolled Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rex Tillerson may be gone, but he hasn't forgotten.<p>Speaking to soon-to-be graduates of the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Tillerson dropped this truth bomb:<p><i>"If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer</i> …

Donald Trump

50 Fascinating Facts About Felines

The courtship displays of the superb bird-of-paradise may be some of the strangest in the world—the bird seemingly transforms into a bouncing, fuzzy …

Pets

The Opening Argument in the Trial of Donald J. Trump

For Trump, the motive for the crime was to use any edge he could to win the election, even if it was clearly illegal, and to complete business deals …

Everything You Need to Know Before Seeing The Post

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, <i>The Post</i>, out December 22, tells the true story of the Pentagon Papers and <i>The Washington Post</i>, one of the most thrilling moments in the history of modern journalism and a precursor to Richard Nixon’s Watergate downfall. The movie is also poised for awards season …

The 'Star Wars' Refresher You Are Looking for Before 'The Last Jedi'

In case you need a reminder of where all the main players were the last time we saw them...<p>It’s been two years since <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was …

5 Genius Paint Hacks

David Crosby – Sky Trails

Pushing his envelope on Joni-influenced sixth solo outing<p><b>David Crosby</b> and <b>Joni Mitchell</b> go back a long way. It was Crosby, of course, who first …

Beth and Howard Stern Love Cats. And They're Using Their Fortune to Save Them

They've fostered 500 cats and kittens over the last four years<p>No matter where Beth and Howard Stern decide to sleep at night — their Long Island …

First on CNN: First charges filed in Mueller investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.<p>The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone …

Donald Trump

Conservative Website First Funded Anti-Trump Research by Firm That Later Produced Dossier

WASHINGTON — The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by a major Republican donor, first hired the research firm that months later produced for Democrats the salacious dossier describing ties between Donald J. Trump and the Russian government, the website said on Friday.<p>The Free …

Fusion GPS

Bored of Basic Cat Furniture, Couple Creates Business Building Indiana Jones Bridge for Felines

The snakes don’t stand a chance against these furry adventurers/archaeologists.<p>A Michigan couple, Mike and Megan, are making the dreams of …

Cats

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

Donald Trump

Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War …

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Noam Chomsky on the Trump presidency

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>“Trump’s antics ensure that attention is focused on him, and it makes little difference how,” says Chomsky<p>Noam Chomsky • David Barsamain<p>October 7, 2017 9:29pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p><i>[This interview has been excerpted from Global Discontents:</i> …

Political Science

College students and the First Amendment: What the right doesn’t want you to know

<b>College students protesting (Getty/Scott Olson)</b><p>Turns out the outrage over college students supposedly not supporting free speech is not supported by data<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>October 7, 2017 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Ever since the start of the school year we have had weekly reports of free speech intolerance on …

Rights & Freedoms

The changing reasons why women cheat on their husbands

One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel's new book, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, comes near the beginning.<p>Since 1990, notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they've been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has …

Cute

The incredible record libraries where you can listen to vast archives for free

<b>Sonic treasure troves.</b><p>Vinyl might have a rep for being a notoriously expensive endeavour, but right now hundreds of thousands of records are sitting, …

The world's oldest cat has died - but the puss reached an incredible age

The world's oldest cat has finally used up the last of his nine lives - passing away at the incredible age of 32.<p>Nutmeg the long-lived feline came …

Facebook is going after one of the big ways fake news spreads

Facebook is continuing its crackdown on fake news.<p>The social network Monday announced Facebook Pages will no longer be able to advertise on the site …

The Next U.S. Total Eclipse Is in 2024. Here's Where to See It

It's good news for Texas and New England.<p>Did you watch the NASA live stream from Monday’s total solar eclipse and just wish you had made the trek to …

#Rexit: Report Indicates Tillerson Contemplating Early Departure

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering a "Rexit," CNN reported on Monday.<p>The former Exxon Mobil CEO has apparently become increasingly …

Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department turns a $65 million asset forfeiture spigot back on

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter<p>The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting a federal asset forfeiture program that had been shut down by the previous administration.<p>Known as "adoptive forfeiture," the program -- which gives police departments greater leeway to seize …

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Game of Thrones season 7 premiere: 8 winners and 5 losers from “Dragonstone”

Winners: Daenerys Targaryen and the show’s editing team. Loser: Narrative momentum.<p>From a triumphant Frey feast turned bloody to Daenerys Targaryen returning to her ancestral home, “Dragonstone,” <i>Game of Thrones’</i> seventh season premiere, is filled with moments long foretold that, nonetheless, lose a …

Equi Qui

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with shell, gaming, Task Manager, and mixed reality improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, gaming, Task Manager, mixed reality, and delivery optimization improvements. This is the seventh build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September).<p>Windows 10 is …

What are the seven houses in Game of Thrones and who rules them?

In the world of HBO's Game of Thrones, the continent of Westeros is historically split into several different regions, each of them ruled over by a different family.<p>While the term "The Seven Kingdoms" is used in both the show and in creator George RR Martin's books, at the time the series is set …

Skateboarding Bengal Cat Confidently Propels Himself Down a Closed Street Full of People

Boomer, the little Bengal brother to Didga the skateboarding cat, showed off some slick moves of his own as he confidently propelled himself down a …

24 Cats That Are So Big It's Mildly Shocking

These are definitely not cats.

‘Sketchy’ Brooklyn shop may be a brothel open for business

When a mysterious new storefront opened last month in the heart of brownstone Brooklyn, residents buzzed and blogged about what was behind the black …

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …