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The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose

The disastrous Betsy DeVos interview shows how much America is now on its own<p>I worry less about Kim Jong-Un than I do Betsy DeVos. The North Korean …

Education

Hill Republicans say they're growing frustrated with Mattis

The Marine general was welcomed as a moderating force in the Trump administration, but his moves to name Obama veterans to Pentagon posts are irritating allies in key committees.<p>Defense Secretary James Mattis’ unconventional choices for top Pentagon posts and his reluctance to aggressively push for …

National Security

A Fan Got What He Deserved After Asking Marshawn Lynch To Sign His Patriots Shirt

Marshawn Lynch is one of the funniest NFL players in recent memory. If you need proof, just watch his Clueless Gamer segment on <i>Conan,</i> listen to him give advice on how to have sexual encounters while driving, or watch him have absolutely no mercy when going up against a kid in a drill at football …

Marshawn Lynch

Jury finds soldier guilty in death of girlfriend's mother

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A soldier accused of killing his then-14-year-old girlfriend's mother because she disapproved of their relationship has been found guilty of first degree murder.<p>It took the jury about four hours to reach its verdict Friday in the trial of Army Spc. Caleb Barnes, The Morning …

Crime

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food—or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of possibilities could be definitive. So …

Italy

French regional vote: National Front dominates first round

PARIS (AP) — France's far right National Front won more support than any other party in the first round of regional elections Sunday, according to polling agency projections, in a new boost for Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration strategy and a new blow to President Francois Hollande's Socialists.<p>The …

France

Michelle Obama Celebrates Veterans Day With the First Female Grads of Ranger School

Speaking at a Veteran’s Day lunch at the Vice President’s residence in Washington, D.C., First Lady Michelle Obama had nothing but praise for the …

Michelle Obama

6 websites that let you download free ebooks

Flickr/Peter Macdiarmid<p>If you're a voracious reader, chances are you've run into the book lover's biggest problem: Spending too much money on …

Marco Rubio sticks up for Bernie Sanders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Marco Rubio says socialism is distinct from the communism his parents fled in Cuba and he doesn't fault Bernie Sanders for promoting it -- but that doesn't mean he agrees with his Senate colleague.<p>The Florida Republican corrected a questioner at a "Life of the Party" event in New …

Bernie Sanders
Literature

You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

Though it may look like something from a sci-fi movie, the PharmaJet Needle-free Jet Injector is inspired by vaccination guns that have been used since the 1960s, according to the US National Library of Medicine.<p>The first ones were powered by electricity or foot pumps and administered smallpox …

Public Health
Guns

Boy trips, punches hole in $1.5 million painting

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's enough to cause curators to break out in cold sweats: the sight of a museum visitor tumbling right into a valuable, centuries-old painting at a busy exhibition.<p>A Taiwanese schoolboy, 12, did just that on a visit to a Leonardo da Vinci-themed show in Taipei, tripping up while admiring …

Art

These 2 badass female Army Rangers just made history — here's the grueling training they endured

For the first time in military history, two women graduated from the excruciating 62-day Ranger School at Fort Benning on Friday.<p>Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, were awarded the prestigious black and gold Ranger tab along with 94 of their male counterparts.<p>Ranger candidates …

Military

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature
Bernie Sanders

Seattle sees fallout from $15 minimum wage, as other cities follow suit

Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and move them off public assistance. But there may be a hitch in the plan.<p>Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they …

San Francisco

Ted Cruz courts the bigot vote: Why he won’t criticize Donald Trump

Everything Ted Cruz said about Donald Trump and immigration this weekend was hot, flaming garbage<p>Last week I expressed my bemusement at the fact that none of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates had forcefully denounced billionaire racist and shriveled apricot Donald Trump for calling …

Republicans

Kindle Book Awards

Welcome to the 2015 Kindle Book Awards<p><b>Sponsored by…</b><p><b>Chicken dinner, we have a winner…7 actually. We’re proud to present The Kindle Book Review’s 2015</b> …

Books

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself'

Russell Wilson's contract is one of the biggest stories in the National Football League this offseason. But as the Seattle Seahawks quarterback eased …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

National Parks

If snot, gas and urine gag you, 'Grossology' in Seattle may not be for you...

You can call it "eructation," if you want, but, like putting lipstick on a pig, using a 25-cent word for belching doesn't make the fact of it any prettier. Which is the point of "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body," at Seattle's Pacific Science Center.<p>The exhibit on bodily …

#flipshopping: Beach Reads

Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

What I'm Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com

What I’m Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com<p>Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2014<p><i>Todd Mundt reads for a living. Formerly the editorial director for NPR</i> …