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100 days in, Howard Stern was 100% right about Donald Trump

Howard Stern predicted this would happen.<p>Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview this week that he misses the days before he was president.<p>"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," he said. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."<p>12 days into …

Trump turns to once-mocked executive orders to tout wins

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, hoping to stack his first 100 days with as many achievements as possible, has relied heavily on the use of executive orders, actions he decried as a 2016 candidate.<p>Trump, after Thursday, will have signed 29 executive orders, more than any President in the …

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Trump: 'I Never Realized How Big It Was'

An interview with the Associated Press shows President Trump slowly coming to terms with the size of the government he now runs, and the challenges he must tackle.<p>Every president faces a steep learning curve when he enters the presidency. There is, as John F. Kennedy reportedly said, no school for …

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Pope Francis appears to criticize Trump's Mexico border wall plan

The pontiff did not directly refer to Donald Trump’s plan to build a fence along his country’s border with Mexico, but made a thinly veiled criticism of it<p>Pope Francis has made a thinly veiled criticism of the policies of Donald Trump, saying societies should build bridges not walls to encourage …

Over 70 arrested at Standing Rock as Dakota Access aims to finish pipeline

North Dakota police have arrested 76 people at Standing Rock one day after federal officials suggested that the government could soon approve the final stage of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.<p>Dakota Access pipeline moves to final stage in army corps approval process<p>Read more<p>The arrests …

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.<p>Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and …

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This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

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Protesters Rally at JFK Airport as Lawyers Say 'Dozens' Detained Over President Trump’s Immigration Order

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US-Mexico trade war could hit Mexico economy, spur migration

Trump signs executive action to keep out 'radical Islamic terrorists'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that indefinitely suspends admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees into the United States by instituting what the President has called "extreme vetting" of immigrants.<p>Titled "Protection Of The …

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong that 2 killed during Obama speech

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump incorrectly claimed in a television interview that two people were shot and killed in Chicago during …

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Donald Trump is the sole reliable source of truth, says chair of House Science Committee

“Better to get your news directly from the president,” said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas.<p>It is early days in the Trump administration. (I know it doesn’t feel like it. Check your calendar.) But there have already been disturbing signs of how the administration intends to treat science and government …

Beware hate speech, says Auschwitz Holocaust survivor

<b>At the age of 13, Susan Pollack - now a retired grandmother living in north London - was taken from her home in rural Hungary, loaded into a cattle truck and transported by rail through German-occupied Poland.</b><p>She and her family were told they were going to be resettled. The journey took six days …

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Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as 'opposition party'

<b>President Donald Trump's chief strategist has described US mainstream media as "the opposition party", saying it should "keep its mouth shut".</b><p>Stephen Bannon also told the New York Times that news organisations had been "humiliated" by their failure to anticipate Mr Trump's election victory.<p>Media …

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

<b>Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump's planned border wall.</b><p>Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such a tax would make Mexican imports more expensive for US consumers and they would end up paying for the wall.<p>The …

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Trump: Strong military matters more than balanced federal budget

On the campaign trail, President Trump was confident that he could slash government spending, cut taxes and balance the budget. But in an interview on Thursday, Trump said that a balanced budget is no longer his top priority.<p>“So a balanced budget is fine, but sometimes you have to fuel the well in …

Cory Booker accuses Trump of spreading 'absolute lies' about voter fraud that could undermine the electoral process

Booker said Trump's continued assertions that he lost the national popular vote in the US presidential election because of voter fraud — and his calls for an investigation into the matter — may have serious consequences that could disproportionately affect minorities.<p>"What [Trump] is saying is just …

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Timing suggests Trump's tweet about sending 'feds' to Chicago was response to Bill O'Reilly segment

Late on Tuesday, the president tweeted about the gun violence in Chicago, writing, "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the feds!"<p>Numerous reporters noted that Trump's tweet came shortly after an "O'Reilly …

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Trump’s order to ban refugees and immigrants triggers fears across the globe

CAIRO — President Trump’s executive order to tighten the vetting of potential immigrants and visitors to the United States, as well as to ban some refugees seeking to resettle in the country, will shatter countless dreams and divide families, would-be immigrants and ­human rights activists …

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Trump's Suggested Import Tax Would Mean Americans Pay For That Wall

<b>Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration is considering alternative ways to pay for the border wall, backtracking on the president's oft-repeated promise that Mexico would foot the bill.<p>A White House spokesman said one idea taking shape is to apply a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico, as …

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Trump has a great opportunity to save our environment

President Donald Trump has announced that he will work to roll back environmental laws and regulations with the hope of improving the U.S. economy and standard of living. We feel compelled to report that such an attempt is likely to backfire.<p>Environmental regulations have provided enormous benefits …

What Is Consciousness? Neuroscientist May Have Answer to the Big Question

<i>The following is an excerpt from the new book</i>Consciousness and the Social Brain <i>by Michael S. A. Graziano (Oxford University Press, 2015):</i><p>I was in the …

'Nat Geo' Explores Gender Options, Puts 9-Year-Old Transgender Girl On Cover

For the first time in its 128-year history, <i>National Geographic</i>is featuring a transgender person on the cover of its magazine.<p>The subscriber cover of …

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Rush Limbaugh warns that federally paid ‘lesbian farmers’ could invade your town

Everyone’s favorite pill-popping conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh is convinced that President Obama is funneling money to the lesbian …

This Texas teacher's note banning homework is going viral

Young, who teaches second grade at the Godley, Texas school, sent home a letter on Tuesday, August 16 notifying parents that she would not be assigning any homework for the entire school year.<p>Samantha Gallagher, whose daughter Brooke is in Young's class, posted the letter to Facebook.<p>It quickly …

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Does Religious Liberty Include the Right to Harass and Harm?

<i>This article</i> <i>first appeared on the Verdict site.</i><p>The religious liberty movement of this era will go down in infamy as a drive to discriminate against …