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The Trump-Russia dossier: why its findings grow more significant by the day

Nine months after its first appearance, the set of intelligence reports known as the Steele dossier, one of the most explosive documents in modern political history, is still hanging over Washington, casting a shadow over the Trump administration that has only grown darker as time has gone by.<p>It …

Donald Trump

Dave Chappelle Donates $50,000 From Michigan Show To Flint Foundation

"I’m not taking a dime.”<p>Dave Chappelle is putting his money where his mouth is and donating $50,000 to a local Flint, Michigan foundation.<p>The comedian donated all of the proceeds from his June 7 comedy show in Flint to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, TMZ reports. Established in 1988, the …

Comedy

California's 'Medicare-for-All' Plan Clears State Senate

By <b>Jon Queally / Common Dreams</b><p><i>Demonstrators advocating for the Healthy California Act outside the California State Capitol in May. (Healthy California</i> …

Health Care

''We Don't Have the Rule of Law'': Barrett Brown on Incarceration, Journalism and His Next Steps

Barrett Brown at his residence in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. (Photo: Candice Bernd)<p>Barrett Brown, who was arrested in 2012 and …

Meet the $40 box that can play every NES game ever made

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and gamers of all shapes and sizes, it’s time to meet the tiny little box of your dreams. The insanely popular …

Wind Company Offers Free Training for Coal Miners

Despite President Donald Trump's pledge to bring back U.S. coal jobs, hundreds of laid off miners in Wyoming—the nation's largest coal-producing …

How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.)

Every conversation about education in the U.S. takes place in a minefield. Unless you’re a billionaire who bought the job of Secretary of Education, …

Education

The Trump Organization Says It's 'Not Practical' to Comply With the Emoluments Clause

The president’s business tells lawmakers it is too difficult to track all its foreign revenue in accordance with constitutional requirements, and it hasn’t asked Congress for a permission slip.<p>Days before taking office, Donald Trump said his company would donate all profits from foreign governments …

Civilians Killed by US Largely Ignored as Endless Global War Continues

Contradicting a version of events presented by the U.S. military and reported widely by the corporate press, a human rights group and a journalist in …

Remaining Countries on Trump’s Itinerary Say They’d Rather Wait a Month and Meet with Next President

BRUSSELS (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump’s foreign trip hit a snag on Tuesday, when the remaining countries on his itinerary announced that they would rather “wait a month” and meet with the next President instead.<p>“It makes no sense for us to roll out the red carpet for Trump when there is …

Internet compares notes left by Barack Obama and Donald Trump at Israel’s Holocaust memorial

Donald Trump is fond of comparing himself to Barack Obama, describing how he is stronger, and generally better than his predecessor.<p>But when it comes to signing guest books, Mr Trump may decide it's better to cede the field.<p>Social media users seized on a 19-word, mixed-capitals note that Mr Trump …

The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

The team calls the device a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES), and it's based on an original invention by Professor Behdad Moghtaderi …

How ‘Twin Peaks’ Got Lost, and Found Its Way Back

At the start of the second season of “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch and Mark Frost’s feverish, paranoid murder mystery, a man’s hair goes white overnight.<p>Granted, this man, Leland Palmer, has had a rough time of it lately: He can’t stop singing songs from 1950s musicals; his teenage daughter, Laura, was …

TV

Julian Assange Rape Inquiry Is Dropped but His Legal Problems Remain Daunting

LONDON — When Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, jumped bail and sought asylum in Ecuador’s embassy five years ago to avoid a Swedish rape investigation, he was considered by many a hero of transparency, internet freedom and resistance to the secret state.<p>So when Sweden’s prosecutors announced …

Surveillance

Betsy DeVos plans to slash public education funding, eliminate college loan forgiveness: report

<b>Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman University (AP/John Raoux)</b><p>The president plans on significantly reducing education spending in favor of DeVos’ school choice agenda<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>May 18, 2017 8:48pm (UTC)<p>Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may have needed the vote of Vice President Mike Pence to attain …

Education

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Cheats Open Up A World Of Possibilities

<i>Breath of the Wild</i> players have developed a cheat code mod that lets you spawn almost any object, item, character, or boss into your game. The raw …

The Ground Is Beginning to Shift for Capitol Hill Republicans

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>The last week of jaw-dropping developments in Donald Trump’s presidency has resulted in a gut-check moment, especially for the Republican Party. Trump fired …

Donald Trump

The End Of Trump

Trump's fate seems to hinge on the 2018 midterm elections. But there's another possibility.<p>The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.<p>Trump’s statements last week …

Researchers project solar power may become cheaper than fossil fuels sooner than we think

But the news gets even worse for incumbent utilities. By 2030, solar-plus-storage could threaten the economic relevance of their distribution grids by making less necessary the connection with the local electric utility.<p>In short, more efficient solar panels combined with lower cost battery storage …

8 reasons Finland's education system puts the US model to shame

For one, the tiny Nordic country places considerable weight on early education. Before Finnish kids learn their times tables, they learn simply how to be kids — how to play with one another, how to mend emotional wounds.<p>But even as kids grow up, the country makes a concerted effort to put them on a …

Education

Source close to Comey says there were 2 reasons the FBI director was fired

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There are two reasons why President Donald Trump fired James Comey, according to a source close to the now-former FBI director:<p>Comey never provided the President with any assurance of personal loyalty.<br>• The fact that the FBI's investigation into possible Trump team collusion with …

Donald Trump

What We’re Learning From a Big Universal Basic Income Experiment

Will artificial intelligence “destroy humanity?” Probably not.But I am concerned that AI and robotics will massively impact the future of …

Emerging Technology

Top 10 Credible Claims Of Alien Abduction

There are many claims of alien abduction every year across the world. Most are best to be taken with a pinch of salt. Some of them, however, are both …

Paranormal

Meet the tech-savvy activists trying to take over the Democratic Party

How former Bernie staffers and The Young Turks are teaming up against the party’s establishment<p>In the aftermath of the 2016 election, several alums of the Bernie Sanders campaign came together with media entrepreneurs from The Young Turks to chart their path forward. Disappointed with the …

Middle-class

Trump's Critics Freak After President Tweets Question He Wants Sally Yates to Answer Ahead of Testimony

Hours before former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was scheduled to testify in front of a Senate subcommittee Monday, President Donald Trump …

The only recipe you need to conquer the delightfully tough new 'Legend of Zelda' game

The massive open-world of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is ridiculously dangerous.<p>If the Moblins don't get you, the elements probably will. In fact, just <i>existing</i> in the parts of Hyrule, "Breath of the Wild's" massive environment, will kill you.<p>There are, of course, a few things you can …

This Is Exactly What Vegans Should Eat in 24 Hours, Says a Dietitian

With the growing popularity of veganism as a lifestyle comes the understanding that sometimes it can be difficult for vegans to meet all their …

A Reverse-Trump Tax Plan Delivers an Economic Miracle in Sweden

High taxes, strong unions and an equal distribution of wealth.<p>That’s the recipe for success in a globalized world, according to Magdalena Andersson, …

Economics

The Republican Party's Only Loyalty Is to the Rich

Get rich or make people die trying.<p>I was raised in a family of Republicans in the midwest. I went to high school where a lot of the kids came from Republican families. To this day, I have many Republicans in my life who I think are smart and caring people, who I happen to (sometimes vehemently) …