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'We will build the wall!': Trump to order construction on border and may clamp down on refugee admissions

Donald Trump will launch his long-promised effort to build a "big, beautiful" border wall Wednesday, likely diverting funds from existing federal programs to jump-start construction.<p>Trump previewed his executive action Tuesday night, tweeting: "Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among …

Donald Trump

White House Orders Environmental Protection Agency Contract Freeze and Media Blackout

The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or …

Trump's new website has 2,200 words on his agenda. Obama started with 25,000.

Donald Trump campaigned for president with a handful of big, simple ideas, including building a wall, renegotiating trade deals, and strengthening the military. His new White House website reflects that same sparse, policy-light philosophy. If you click on the “issues” tab, he has sections on just …

How the world reacted as Donald Trump became President

Donald Trump has been sworn in as President of the United States during a ceremony in which he made a brief and controversial speech.<p>The POTUS Twitter account has been given to him and the White House website has been updated to reflect his policies.<p>People have had different reactions to the day, …

Trump’s dark and threatening first speech as US president has put the world on notice

Donald J. Trump took the US presidential oath of office as rain began to fall over the Capitol building on Jan. 20 in Washington, becoming the 45th president of the world’s largest economy, and leader of the world’s most powerful democracy.<p>In a dark speech that promised radical changes to the way …

Donald Trump

Civil Rights, Climate Change, and Healthcare Were All Scrubbed from the White House Website

Now what?<p>Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Just gonna leave that there for a moment.<p>As part of the presidential transition, Trump's team assumes control of WhiteHouse.gov. Before today, the "Issues" tab of the website had a section devoted to climate change, …

Donald Trump

What is the Fermi Paradox? - ExtremeTech

By on January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ever since scientists began to …

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Trump Meets With Physicist Who Says 'Benefits' Of Climate Change 'Outweigh Any Harm'

William Happer also compared the "demonization of carbon dioxide” to the Holocaust.<p>Continuing to surround himself with like-minded climate deniers and skeptics, President-elect Donald Trump met Friday with none other than William Happer, the Princeton physics professor who believes global warming …

House to pass budget setting up repeal of Obamacare

The harder work — to actually repeal and replace the law — is still to come.<p>The House passed a budget Friday that paves the way for repeal of Obamacare — giving GOP leaders a big early win and dealing a huge blow to outgoing President Barack Obama.<p>It’s one of the final and biggest insults Obama …

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How Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Contradicted Him

Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks have been unafraid to contradict their future boss.<p>In confirmation hearings this week, five of the President-elect’s …

Vowel sounds made by baboons show that the roots of human speech may go back 25 million years

Listen closely to those baboon calls. They may tell you a thing or two about human speech.<p>Scientists who studied baboons' wahoos, yaks, barks and other vocalizations have found evidence of five vowel-like sounds — a sign that the physical capacity for speech may have evolved over much longer …

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Trump picks Giuliani to assemble cyber security meetings with executives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet with corporate executives who have faced cyber security challenges in a series of meetings arranged by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, his transition team said in a statement.<p>Giuliani, a former Trump campaign adviser who …

Obamacare Repeal Would Give 400 Super-Rich U.S. Households A Giant Tax Cut

Related: A bunch of people would lose health insurance.<p>Repealing Obamacare would give 400 of the richest families in America a tax cut worth an average of $7 million each, even as it yanks health insurance away from low- and middle-income Americans.<p>That may sound like a harsh way of characterizing …

U.S. Ethics Official: Trump's Divestiture Is Hard, Pricey And Essential

At a Wednesday press conference, President-elect Donald Trump and his lawyer described the steps the real estate mogul would take to separate from his business empire while in office. It wasn't nearly enough, according to Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub.<p>"The president is now …

Donald Trump

Exxon Mobil Told To Hand Over Decades Of Climate Documents In Major Legal Blow

“This is a huge victory for democracy," a corporate watchdog group said of the court ruling.<p>Exxon Mobil Corp. encountered a major setback on Wednesday when a Massachusetts judge ordered the oil company to turn over 40 years of documents related to climate change.<p>The ruling represents a huge win for …

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Who Will Hold Trump Accountable for...

Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyers, Richard Painter and Norman Eisen, join us to discuss Trump’s conflicts of interest and why his business …

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2017

But perhaps the biggest surprise of all was the November election of Donald Trump, whose "Make America Great Again" slogan could suggest a world with no global leader.<p>"The triumph of 'America first' as the primary driver of foreign policy in the world's only superpower marks a break with decades of …

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Cotton latest to say Obama's Russia sanctions over hacking overdue, 'too late'

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday joined fellow congressional Republicans in approving of President Obama punishing Russia for its part in an email hacking scheme related to the 2016 presidential race but said the action was long overdue.<p>“I’m glad, but it’s too late,” Cotton, a member of the …

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House GOP Moves to Curb Independent Ethics Office

Republicans also shoot down attempt to scrap Appropriations Committee<p>Updated 10:40 p.m.<p><b>By JENNIFER SHUTT, BRIDGET BOWMAN and KELLIE MEJDRICH</b><b>CQ Roll</b> …

Here Are Reddit’s Top Dance Tracks Of 2016

It’s been a banner year for EDM over on Reddit. One of the biggest subreddits for electronic music, r/EDM, has been a great snapshot of where …

New Music

A Week On The Wrist: The Blancpain Villeret Ultra-Slim Complete Calendar In White Gold

At the time when Blancpain was busy developing the first true dive watch – the Fifty Fathoms came before the Submariner, and don’t let anyone tell …

First Amendment Defense Act would be 'devastating' for LGBTQ Americans

Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, through his spokesperson, told Buzzfeed they plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed …

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Scientists Measure Antimatter for the First Time

Using a laser to excite the antiparticles (positrons and antiprotons), scientists can begin to measure the atomic structure of some of the most mysterious material in the universe.<p>Antimatter isn't the absurd theoretical substance it sounds like—it's just material composed of particles that have the …

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