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11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …

Books

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Trump directs creation of 'Space Force' as sixth branch of military

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, …

Is Cruise ship living a cheaper option for seniors than assisted living?

During retirement, there may come a time when maintaining your current household just becomes too difficult. When the yard work and housecleaning become too much, or when you begin to struggle to get meals on the table, the obvious option many seniors consider: assisted living.<p>Unfortunately, …

Assisted Living

The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose

I worry less about Kim Jong-Un than I do Betsy DeVos. The North Korean dictator, for one, doesn’t have dominion over the educational futures of …

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 …

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 …

NFL

Soldier: I hid evidence, but teen girlfriend killed her mom

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A soldier accused of killing his 14-year-old girlfriend's mother placed the blame squarely on the teen Friday, telling jurors …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Libraries

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 …

Devoted American pilgrims move Jeeves, Bertie Wooster and Blandings Castle to Seattle

PG Wodehouse’s biographer joins an annual convention to celebrate the US passion for the most English of comic writers<p>You might expect that the society devoted to the memory of PG Wodehouse and his works would celebrate its biennial “international convention” somewhere in Shropshire, deep in …

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 …

Flu Vaccine

The Myth of the Good Guy With the Gun

Last Thursday afternoon in Austin—in the shadow of the clock tower from which a sniper shot four dozen people in 1966—students, faculty and staff gathered to demonstrate their opposition to a newly passed law that will allow the licensed carry of concealed handguns in college classrooms. A smaller …

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 …

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 …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<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.

The 100

Black Lives Matter Activists Commandeer Sanders Speech In Seattle

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders found himself involuntarily sidelined at a rally Saturday night in Seattle, as Black Lives Matter activists commandeered the microphone and refused to give it back.<p>Sanders had just begun to speak at the conclusion of a Social Security Works rally at …

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 …

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

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Everything Ted Cruz said about Donald Trump and immigration this weekend was hot, flaming garbage<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 6, 2015 5:32pm (UTC)<p>Last week I expressed my bemusement at the fact that none of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates had forcefully denounced …

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> …

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 …

NFL

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 …

Wake Forest University

#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> …