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The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

In an attempt to cast doubt on one controversy, Russian interference in the election, the president fired the FBI director—creating a second, and drawing new attention to the first.<p>The thing about scandals is they tend to beget other scandals.<p>Take the various probes into Russian interference in the …

Trump’s Fake War on the Fake News

The president puts on a big show of assaulting his “opposition” in the news media. But inside the White House, it’s a different story.<p><b>Seven days before Donald Trump took office</b>, <b>the</b> inauguration festivities got off to a low-key start inside a modest conference room at the Capitol Hill offices of the …

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Five times Donald Trump used 'fake news' to back up his most outrageous claims

The United States has been forced to issue a groveling apology after Donald Trump's press secretary claimed that Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on Trump Towers, citing a Fox News report as evidence.<p>"Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

17 Marketing Trends To Watch Out For In 2017

December is the time of year when every strategist should be taking a step away from the day-to-day and giving a good hard look at the past year’s performance. After all, if you’re not paying attention to what has worked (or hasn’t worked) over the past 12 months, how are you going to know what to …

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Kendrick Lamar Talks to Rick Rubin About “Alright,” Eminem, and Kendrick's Next Album | GQ

Believe it or not, Kendrick Lamar and Rick Rubin had never met before GQ Style brought them together. We knew the conversation would inspire us, but we never thought it would compel them to go straight into the studio together.<p>Here’s where Kendrick Lamar stands as 2016 comes to a close:<p>He is …

Hitler may have been a 'gibbering super junkie' drug addict throughout World War II

It turns out that throughout Hitler was a drug addict, according to award-winning German writer Norman Ohler, author of "Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany," due to be released on Oct. 6.<p>Hitler was known to be a hypochondriac, but Ohler's book also says he was heavily into a heroin-like substance …

53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

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Here's how much Hillary Clinton's tax plan would hit the rich

Hillary Clinton has often said she wants the rich to pay their "fair share." Translation: More.<p>And the bevy of tax proposals she's put forth would significantlyraise the tax burden of the country's highest earners.<p>The top 1% of households -- defined as bringing in more than $730,000 a year -- would …

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Hillary's New Deal: How a Clinton Presidency Could Transform America

The political spectacle of the past year has turned the 2016 election into a chasm with profound historical significance. By nominating Donald Trump, …

Middle-class

Hey Donald, Got Some More Targets for You…

Having insulted war heroes, firefighters and babies, Trump may be running out of people to offend. Here are some suggestions.<p>Over the past few days, in a masterpiece of political self-annihilation, Donald Trump has insulted the parents of a fallen veteran, appeared to belittle Purple Heart …

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First on CNN: Top Jeb Bush adviser leaves GOP, will vote for Clinton if Florida close

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jeb Bush's top adviser, Sally Bradshaw, has left the Republican Party to become an independent, and says if the presidential race in Florida is close, she'll vote for Hillary Clinton.<p>Bradshaw, who's been close to the former Florida governor for decades and was senior adviser to his 2016 …

Government

George R.R. Martin Celebrates the Game of Thrones 20th Anniversary With a Big Announcement

Sadly, not that announcement.<p>In August of 1996, a struggling fiction writer released a massively complex fantasy book about the power struggle of kings and queens (and kind-of dragons) in a place called Westeros. The book was called <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and, as George R.R. Martin wrote on his Live …

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Twitter's Communications Boss Leaves Company

Natalie Kerris departs Twitter just months after joining. Company CMO Leslie Berland will take over communications.<p>Natalie Kerris, who joined Twitter as its VP of communications in February, is leaving the company, BuzzFeed News has learned. Leslie Berland, Twitter's chief marketing officer, will …

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Criticism grows for Trump's assailing of Muslim vet's family

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry and anxious, Republican lawmakers and veterans groups hastened to disavow Donald Trump's repeated criticism of a bereaved military family Monday, but the GOP presidential nominee refused to back down. He complained anew that he had been "viciously attacked" by the parents of …

Pencils Ready? Your Syllabus to 7 Great Campus Novels

The campus novel is a perennial favorite among authors. The tone — typically arch, erudite, self-consciously self-possessed — can swing from humor to horror, but whatever the approach the academic milieu provides great fodder for highlighting human foible precisely because it’s thought to be an …

Books

What are black holes? WIRED explains

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.<p>Black holes are …

Gravitational Waves

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

Five ways your brain is fooling you, courtesy of neuroscientist Dean Burnett

You’ve probably found yourself in situations where you felt like either your memory or your perception was somehow distorted. Maybe you’d confess to …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account hacked

The Twitter chief executive, Jack Dorsey, had his Twitter and Vine accounts hacked.<p>The hacking group which posted on Dorsey’s account, OurMine Security, is the same group which has previously defaced social media accounts belonging to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Sundar Pichai. This …

Social Media

Twitter takes down a site that archives popular users' tweets

While Twitter isn't completely opposed to third-party sites preserving tweets, it has its limits: the social network has effectively shut down PostGhost, a days-old service that archived the tweets of verified users with "tens of thousands" of followers. Twitter would only tell us that the site was …

ISIS influence on the decline as terrorists lose Twitter battles

The US government is taking the battle against terrorism online, countering extremist ISIS messaging with some powerful messages of its own.<p>The US government is claiming an online win against ISIS, saying the terrorist group's social media influence, and its ability to recruit, is declining.<p>Taking …

Did Hillary Clinton do enough to win over Bernie Sanders' backers?

<b>Orlando, Florida (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders got what he wanted here this weekend: A Democratic platform stamped in section after section by his progressive values.<p>Hillary Clinton got what she wanted, too: A path to bring Sanders' supporters fully into the fold a week before the Democratic National …

How 5 Photographers Are Monetizing Their Instagram Followings

In Instagram’s early days, few photographers realized the photo-sharing platform’s full potential. Often, it was used as an alternative portfolio or …

The Simple Brain Trick That Will Transform Your Memory

Where apps and calendar reminders fail, this method has been proven to help you remember all those little things.<p>If you use alerts on your phone or sticky notes on your desk to remind yourself to complete a task, researchers have found an easier, more effective way to trigger your memory . . . and …

The Most Racist Thing You Read As A Kid (Was By Dr. Seuss)

Dr. Seuss is like America's favorite crazy uncle. And as with our actual uncles, we compartmentalize his history of blatant racism. We don't love it, …

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of June 2016

Beat the June heat with these new additions to Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.<p>No one wants to be inside during warm, beautiful June—unless, of course, you're a rabid cinephile whose happy place is a comfy couch in front of a giant TV. In that case, the coming month will bring a reasonable selection of …

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