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Number of Immigrant Children Separated from Parents at the Border Is ‘Horrific’

Homeland Security and immigration officials have been separating hundreds and hundreds of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, …

Immigration

World Bank recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage, dismantle wrongful dismissal rules, and contractual protections for workers

A draft of the World Bank's annual flagship World Development Report says that its creditor-states (the poorest countries in the world) should …

Economics

Man studied Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze for year to find the best

Google Maps

'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

Ever since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or special counsel has been that the president shall not fire the person conducting the investigation. For there – as medieval maps sometimes warned travelers – “be …

Donald Trump pardoned Scooter Libby to save himself. Nothing else makes sense.

If Donald Trump is so outraged by leaks and lying, how could he pardon Scooter Libby? Short answer: To save himself.<p>When I heard that President Trump had pardoned a pivotal figure from the George W. Bush era, I started having flashbacks.<p>A little over 11 years ago, I was one of several journalists …

Donald Trump

Graphic Design Series Shows Which Fonts Your Favorite Logos Use

Unless you’re a dedicated design geek, you probably can’t recognize the fonts used in the logos of some of the most recognizable companies in the …

Graphic Design

The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History

The origin story of comic books isn’t flashy. No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of …

Graphic Novels

White House Is Furious About Media Propping Up, Giving Coverage To Guy Wanting Attention

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders chastised the media Friday, saying reporters should stop giving so much coverage to a man just dying for attention. She said he was trying to “desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account.”<p>She was talking about …

Donald Trump

To Boulder’s anti-gun bigots, I will not comply with your hate law

My home town of Boulder is about to define me as a criminal if I do not disarm or move.Let this column serve as a public notice, I will not comply.I …

Gun Control

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Wi-Fi
Donald Trump

Trump Tax Event Accidentally Highlights How Screwed Most Americans Are

President Donald Trump on Thursday hosted a self-indulgent White House event in which he mostly bragged about himself before graciously offering a …

Donald Trump

Awkwardness ensues as top Democratic senator asks Mark Zuckerberg if he'll reveal what hotel he stayed at last night

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got into an awkward exchange with a top Democratic senator on Tuesday when the lawmaker began asking him personal questions.<p>During the blockbuster hearing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Dick Durbin asked Zuckerberg, "Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name …

Silicon Valley

A Guide To Avengers: Infinity War's Black Order, Thanos' Cosmic Cronies

The Mad Titan is not the only villain finally arriving in Marvel's <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>. He's bringing with him a group of henchmen known in the …

Marvel Universe

More than 100 Tennessee Dems run to challenge state's GOP supermajority

Tennessee Democrats are running candidates in 112 out of the state’s 117 legislative districts in an attempt to retake seats in a state legislature …

Democratic Party

H.R. McMaster's parting shot at his dictator-loving boss

On Tuesday, H.R. McMaster — the still-uniformed Army lieutenant general who won medals for valor in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf — peaced out on his role as national security advisor to President Trump.<p>For about a year, the president had humiliated McMaster as if he were a cowering pharma …

National Security

The 10 Strangest Movies in Marvel History

Since the release of <i>Iron Man</i> ten years ago, Marvel Studios has changed the face of the film industry, flooding blockbuster season with superhero …

Marvel Universe

Trump ‘shithole’ coverage prompted more than 160 indecency complaints

Many directed their ire at CNN, which the FCC has no authority over, according to documents POLITICO received following an open records request.<p>At least 162 people filed indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission about news coverage of President Donald Trump's reported remarks …

Donald Trump

Dozens of local TV news anchors were forced to recite a speech about 'false news' controlling 'exactly what people think'

It also echoes one of President Trump's favorite issues: The idea that the news is <i>always</i> biased. "Some media outlets publish these same fake stories … stories that just aren't true, without checking facts first," Deadspin reported:<p>"The script, which parrots Donald Trump's oft-declarations of …

Fake News

How you're tracked online _ and what you can do about it

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell you stuff.<p>Google, for one, also does extensive tracking to power its advertising engines. And many other …

Privacy

Republican voters are becoming increasingly less educated -- according to science

There are several key attributes that define the Republican Party in its modern incarnation: its overwhelming whiteness; its self-reported …

Higher Education

Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House

If sheriffs feed inmates on less <i></i>than that, they can “keep and retain” whatever is left over.<p>Lawyer Aaron Littman, at the Southern Center for Human …

Beach Houses

ICE Will Now Detain Pregnant Women Because of President Trump's Executive Order

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will no longer automatically release pregnant immigrants from detention, marking the latest effect of President …

Immigration

Xbox One No Man's Sky Release Confirmed, Big Update Coming To All Versions

No Man's Sky is coming to Xbox One alongside a big new update, developer Hello Games has announced. The game's Xbox One release is coming at some point in 2018, while the update is also coming for free to PS4 and PC this year.<p>All previous expansions--Foundation, Pathfinder, and Atlas Rises--will be …

No Man's Sky

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Privacy

Zuckerberg Hits Users with the Hard Truth: You Agreed to This

After another privacy bombshell, Facebook tells horrified users, “it’s explained right there in the app.”<p>After embarking on exactly the kind of cringe-inducing apology tour one would expect following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica plundered the data of millions of Facebook users, <b>Mark</b> …

Internet

Orange snow blankets parts of Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Skiers and snowboarders were met with orange-tinted snow in Sochi, Russia, this weekend.<p>The usually powdery white snow turned colors due to a sandstorm that blew across the Sahara Desert in North Africa.<p>"We're skiing on Mars today," exclaimed one social media user as he skied down the …

Snowboarding

Man sucker punches 5-year-old in face on New York City subway: cops

Police are hunting for a man who approached a 5-year-old boy riding the New York City subway and punched him in the face as the child’s mother was standing next to him.<p>The man, identified as Ramon Thomas, 25, was on the G train just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he attacked the boy who was …

Crime

Santorum: Parkland students should learn CPR instead of marching

Former GOP Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, should have responded to the massacre of their classmates by “taking CPR classes” instead of “looking to someone else to solve their …

High School