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These 25 delicious slow cooker recipes taste even better in this discounted Crock-Pot

Look at these delicious slow cooker recipes from The Kitchn. Don’t they look amazing? Wouldn’t you like to try them for yourself and find out? You …

The week in 29 photos

Take a look at 29 photos of the week from April 21 through April 27.

Donald Trump just gave a major speech aiming to silence his foreign-policy critics

While Trump is typically known for speaking off the cuff, he appeared to be reading from a teleprompter at the AIPAC conference and released his prepared remarks on his campaign website while he was speaking.<p>In his speech, Trump mostly stuck to Republican national-security orthodoxy. He stated his …

Close comet flyby plunged Mars’ magnetic field into chaos

Comet Siding Spring’s close flyby of Mars in October 2014 blew away part of the planet’s upper atmosphere, suggest MAVEN spacecraft …

Donald Trump’s historically challenged multitude: “Fascist” is seeming less and less hyperbolic when describing the bloviating GOP front-runner

My European-born wife regularly implores me to stop comparing Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. I’m not so sure<p>GAZIANTEP, Turkey - While interviewing Syrian refugees near the Turkish-Syrian border, I came across a young man dressed in stylish Western clothes and a floppy wool cap. Just 21 years old, …

Trump would be as bad as Bush: A commander-in-chief who respects the military does not order soldiers to commit war crimes

Soldiers follow orders, legal or not. I know, because I had to make those same calls in Iraq<p>Candidate Trump says soldiers would obey his illegal orders. Many defenders of the Armed Forces find this offensive. They point to the work of Colonel Andrew Milburn, who argues that a code of ethics grants …

Mr. Spock at the “sh*t show”: Barack Obama, the rise of Trump and a world gone crazy

No, Republicans, you can’t blame Obama. But our strangest, coolest president ever may have paved the way to madness<p>Barack Obama does not much appreciate being blamed for the rise of Donald Trump. But after reading Jeffrey Goldberg’s immense article on “The Obama Doctrine” in the Atlantic, which was …

Murrumu: one man's mission to create a sovereign Indigenous country inside Australia

In 2014 the former press gallery journalist officially ‘quit’ Australia to form his own nation in Queensland. Almost two years later he is the Yidindji foreign minister, and it’s clear he’s doing much more than making a symbolic point<p>It’s not easy being a foreign affairs and trade minister when …

Australia

If you're having trouble quitting smoking, maybe you can blame your DNA

Smokers who have tried and failed to kick their deadly habit might be able to blame their DNA.<p>A new study finds that people with a particular version of a gene involved in the brain's reward system are more likely to succeed in quitting smoking. Compared with people who have other versions of this …

Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kiev for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea.<p>Demchyshyn said pro-Russian separatists who control coal mines in …

Russia's Premeditated Incursion

For all of the discussion of the shooting down of a Russian bomber by the Turkish Air Force one important fact seems to have been overlooked. If you study a map of the border region in which the event occurred it seems fairly obvious that Russian military planners realized before they ordered the …

Kremlin says Erdoğan requested Putin meeting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has requested a meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the margins of the Paris climate …

Reports: Russia launches electronic warfare in Syria as tensions rise

Russia is preparing to begin waging electronic warfare in Syria with the institution of jamming systems that are meant to prevent an incident similar to the attack on Tuesday that brought down a Russian plane in the war-torn region, according to reports by the Russian news media.<p>Moscow also will …

Could U.S.-Russia Tensions Go Nuclear?

Believe it or not, hair-trigger launch alerts are still with us—and perhaps even more dangerous than during the Cold War.<p>The Russian warplane recently shot down inside Turkey’s border with Syria fits a pattern of brinkmanship and inadvertence that is raising tensions and distrust between Russia and …

Monsanto to Mexico honey farmers: Our soya seeds not to blame for woes

CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Monsanto Co on Friday denied that plantings of its genetically modified soybeans have impacted bees, led to deforestation or caused damage to the honey production industry in two Mexican states.<p>Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a move to allow the planting …

Stephen Colbert Shows Us Just How Insane Climate Change Has Become

And what scientists have to do to get our attention.<p>It turns out that climate change could be much, much worse than we thought. It can reduce our "coital frequency," as Stephen Colbert pointed out last night on <i>The Late Show</i>. But while that sucks on its own, it's pretty crazy that the only thing …

Obama's Big UN Week Sunk by Putin's Clever Gambit, Iran's Cold Rebuke, and Multiple U.S. Policy Failures

We may look back on this week just passing as one of the true nadirs in America's post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America's shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations, impossible to ignore. It is a particular low point for …

Pentagon weighs using force to protect US-backed Syria rebels targeted by Russia

Senior U.S. military leaders and defense officials are debating whether military force should be used to protect Washington-backed Syrian rebels who have come under attack by Russian airstrikes in recent days.<p>The Associated Press reported early Friday that the question was part of a broader debate …

Syria: Obama's Bay of Pigs

The CIA's secret armies -- humiliation and disaster, once again.<p>Rebel forces, secretly armed and trained by the CIA, attempt to overthrow a brutal dictator despised and vilified by Washington. Hit by devastating airstrikes, the rebels put out a frantic call for American help.<p>Sounds like the latest …

Kasich On Climate Change: 'I Just Don't Know Enough About It'

"I think there are things we can do to protect the environment. We should. But we shouldn't worship the environment."<p>Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he believes in the concept of climate change, but not necessarily the actual science.<p>Hedging his response to a …

Roger Waters Slams Bon Jovi Over Israel Concert in Open Letter

Roger Waters penned a long open letter to Bon Jovi slamming the group ahead of their October 3rd concert in Tel Aviv. The former Pink Floyd bassist, …

Israel

Russian air strikes 'unleash new devastation in Syrian region', residents say

Jets flying at higher altitudes than the Syrian air force emitted no noise to alert the people below to raids reported to have killed at least 33 …

Middle East

Obama signs stopgap spending bill to avert government shutdown

Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open — but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December.<p>Democrats helped beleaguered House Republican leaders pass the measure …

Congress approves stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown

Congress forestalled a federal government shutdown Wednesday, but with another fiscal deadline looming, Republican leaders are opening negotiations with President Obama to prevent the next crisis.<p>Hours before a midnight deadline, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation to fund government …

Worms that eat plastic could help clean landfills

Researchers from Stanford University have been working with researchers from China on a novel way to help remove Styrofoam plastic that is found in …

Jeb Bush on Redskins Name: 'I Don't Find It Offensive'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has defended the Washington Redskins' use of the controversial moniker, saying, "I don't think politicians …

Jeb Bush

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Month in Space: Super Moons and Stunning Eclipses

Astronomy