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Trump appeared to confuse napalm with Agent Orange — and he reportedly got the idea from an iconic movie set in the Vietnam War

President Donald Trump confused some veterans advocacy leaders at the White House after he appeared to conflate Agent Orange, a dangerous herbicide, with napalm, a fuel used in bombs. According to a Daily Beast report published Friday, Trump's misidentification was based on his interpretation of …

Donald Trump

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former CIA Director John Brennan criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for revoking his security clearance and said the President is "drunk on power."<p>"The fact that he's using a security clearance of a former CIA director as a pawn in his public relations strategy I think …

Donald Trump

Rudy Giuliani says 'truth isn't truth'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, said Sunday that "truth isn't truth" when explaining that he won't let special counsel Robert Mueller rush Trump into testifying because he doesn't want investigators to trap the President into a lie.<p>"When you tell me that, you …

Donald Trump

Did Fox News Use an Image of Patti LaBelle During Their Aretha Franklin Tribute?

Fox News accidentally included a photograph of singer Patti LaBelle instead of Aretha Franklin as they reported on the latter's passing.

Aretha Franklin

Nearly $100,000 worth of ramen noodles stolen in tractor trailer heist

A 53-foot trailer containing nearly $100,000 worth of ramen noodles was stolen in Georgia, according to police.<p>The victim reported the theft to police, saying he had left the tractor trailer loaded with $98,000 worth of ramen noodles in Fayette County, Georgia between July 25 and August 1.<p>When he …

Wales

Ultra hot planet has iron and titanium in its atmosphere

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ultra hot planet 650 light years from Earth has an atmosphere of vaporized iron and titanium and surface temperatures approaching that of our sun, according to new observations.<p>KELT-9b is an "archetype of the class of ultra hot Jupiters that straddle the transition between stars and …

Astronomy

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

Ex-Trump exec: He's racist through and through

Former President of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Jack O'Donnell says President Donald Trump has a long history of racism and is "a racist through and through."

Donald Trump

APNewsBreak: Green Party candidate was on state GOP payroll

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man who registered as a Green Party candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate race was on the state Republican Party's payroll and heads a newly formed anti-tax group, according to a review of election documents.<p>Timothy Adams filed as a challenger Monday against Democratic Sen. Jon …

Government

Glass Blower Achieves Stunning Results by Pouring Glass into Wood Slabs

One artist is pushing the boundaries of the time- and labor-intensive art of glass blowing.<p>Glass artist Scott Slagerman, in collaboration with Jim …

Glass Art

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It’s A New Twist On DC Vs Marvel As Joe Manganiello Doubts Vin Diesel’s Geek Cred

We’ve seen DC and Marvel fans going at one another for years, but a new twist in this timeless tale of fandom has been born from Joe Manganiello …

Comic Books

This Exoplanet Is So Hot, It Apparently Tears Apart Water Molecules

There’s an exoplanet whose surface is so hot, it rips apart water molecules. It’s almost a star, but not quite; it’s an ultra-hot, Jupiter-like world …

Universe

To Run a Better D&D Game, Turn on This Netflix Feature

Running a game of Dungeons & Dragons, or any tabletop role-playing game, involves telling your players what they see. Players rely on you to give a …

Dungeons and Dragons

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020 — and warned the Democrat, "Anybody that runs against Trump suffers."<p>Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him — a claim that Cuomo's office …

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Trump calls Omarosa a 'dog' in latest attack on ex-aide

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Tuesday referred to former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, the only African-American to have served in a senior role in the White House, as a "dog."<p>"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I …

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Florida candidate tried to prove she’s a college graduate. The school says her diploma is fake.

The political kerfuffle around Melissa Howard began when a news site reported that the Florida state House hopeful is not a college graduate, as she claims to be. To prove the story wrong, Howard (R) reportedly flew to her proclaimed alma mater, Ohio’s Miami University, to get a copy of her college …

College & University

Dumb Ways to Die

Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there is tape to prove it

Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir.<p>The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his …

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‘NOT A BOMB!’ Student’s message on NASA weather device sets off scare after falling from the sky

A mysterious package with a message for President Trump set off alarm this week after falling from the sky into a field of solar panels south of Bedminster, N.J., where the president is vacationing.<p>The package, a square white box attached to a red parachute, landed in the field in Kendall Park on …

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Mysterious 'Alien' Radio Signal: Here's What You Need to Know

You may have seen recent headlines about a strange radio signal picked up by a Canadian telescope. Some go as far as to say it was caused by all-caps …

Astronomy

Fox's Laura Ingraham: I wasn't talking about race

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn't quieted critics who see bigotry in her words.<p>Her commentary this week leading into the one-year …

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The far right is struggling to contain Qanon after giving it life

The Qanon conspiracy theory that recently began to surface at President Donald Trump’s rallies has burst into the national consciousness, but some of the most conspiracy-friendly figures on the far right are pushing back against the theory — including the very ones that helped the theory gain …

Donald Trump

Why This Star-Packed Region of Space Is Likely Devoid of Life

Globular clusters are among the most fascinating celestial phenomena in the galaxy, packing a hideous amount of stars into a relatively tiny region …

Universe

How far away is Polaris?

Sometimes I find out that something that should be obvious, something we should've known about a long time ago, is still not so well known.<p>Like, for …

Universe

Leading voting machine company admits it lied, reveals that its voting machines ship backdoored, with pre-installed remote access software

Election Systems and Software is America's leading voting machine vendor, a category notorious for buggy, insecure software and rampant manufacturer …

Disney nods at future of Fantastic Four, X-Men, Avatar and more Fox franchises in post-merger preview

Disney has dropped one of its first overt references to the future possibilities for all the bankable sci-fi, comic book, and fantasy properties the …

Comic Books

West Hollywood City Council Considers Axing Trump's Walk of Fame Star

Share<p>Tweet<p>Reddit<p>Share<p>+1<p>President Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is under consideration for removal after a second act of vandalism …

City Politics

President Admits Trump Tower Meeting Was Meant to Get Dirt on Clinton

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Sunday that a Trump Tower meeting between top campaign aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was designed to “get information on an opponent” — the starkest acknowledgment yet that a statement he dictated last year about the encounter was misleading.<p>Mr. Trump …

Donald Trump

There Are at Least 4 Ways a Black Hole Could Kill You

Let's face it: Black holes are terrifying. A point in space with so much gravity that not even light can escape? Human beings don't stand a chance. …

Black Holes