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EPA prevents three news organizations from attending conference on water contaminants

The Environmental Protection Agency kept three news organizations from attending a national summit on harmful water contaminants on Tuesday morning, with the agency insisting it did so because the room was full.<p>The Associated Press, CNN and E&E News were prevented from attending the first half of …

Donald Trump

Dave Grohl Jams With Fans While Guest Judging A Memphis BBQ Contest

A barbecue cooking contest in Memphis this weekend had a pretty amazing guest judge.<p>Dave Grohl was featured for his love of BBQ instead of his music …

Dave Grohl

Hippos Poop So Much That Sometimes All the Fish Die

Their dung consumes the oxygen around it, creating lethal pulses of suffocating water.<p>At first, Chris Dutton and Amanda Subalusky had no idea why the fish were dying.<p>At a bridge on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, they noticed that whenever the Mara River rose by a few feet, dead fish would …

Water

Dog shoots man in US while ‘horsing around’ with owner on sofa

A dog accidentally shot his owner in the leg while the two were “horsing around” on a sofa on Wednesday.<p>Richard Remme was playing with his pitbull Labrador cross-breed, Balew, at his home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, when he started to feel a burning sensation.<p>In the rough-and-tumble the pet had managed to …

Sofa

Bear smashes car window, eats two dozen assorted cupcakes inside

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Channeling Winnie the Pooh with its head stuck in a honey pot, a large black bear with an apparent sweet tooth smashed a car window to get to the two dozen cupcakes inside.<p>Nothing was left behind of the chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cupcakes except for some smeared …

Cupcakes

The men arrested at Starbucks are paying it forward big time

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two black men whose arrest last month at a Starbucks spurred allegations of racial bias say they're happy with the settlements they've reached with the city of Philadelphia and the company -- and that they hope the incident is remembered for positive outcomes such as an anticipated program …

Justice

New Jersey superintendent arrested, pooped at high school track 'on a daily basis'

Call it the case of the public super pooper.<p>New Jersey police have charged Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini with relieving himself in public early Monday morning after school officials reported finding "daily" deposits of excrement by an athletic field.<p>Tramaglini, 42, was …

High School

Former HHS Sec. Price: Repealing the individual mandate 'will harm' people insured through Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Tuesday that repealing the requirement that all Americans have health insurance or face a tax penalty, may not have been such a good idea after all.<p>The so-called individual mandate had been one of Republicans' most hated …

Health Care

Tree planted at White House by Trump and Macron appears to have vanished

Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer appeared to show that a tree planted at the White House this week by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron has vanished.<p>Dandruff diplomacy: why Macron groomed Trump but Merkel got the brush-off<p>Read more<p>The tree, an oak sapling from the site of a pivotal first …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders is about to roll out a plan to guarantee every single American a job

Sen. Bernie Sanders will roll out a plan to guarantee every American a job, according to a new report.<p>The Washington Post's Jeff Stein reported Monday that Sanders's plan will guarantee every person a job with $15 an hour in pay. The jobs would be generated by public investments in projects ranging …

Middle-class

Natalie Portman Shows the Tide is Turning For American Jews

Yesterday afternoon, news broke that Natalie Portman would not be traveling to Israel to accept the Genesis Prize because of “recent events in …

Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

The Senate approved a measure Wednesday that would roll back policies designed to protect minority car buyers from discriminatory loan terms. Republicans passed the bill by a narrow margin, and it now moves on to the House.<p>The policy was issued in 2013 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. …

Republicans

Boxer Wears Anti-Immigrant Trunks, Gets Soundly Beaten By Mexican Opponent

American boxer Rod Salka lost a six-round bout to Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas last night. Salka, who is known for having been brutally knocked …

Baby in China Is Born to Surrogate 4 Years After His Parents’ Deaths

HONG KONG — After a long legal battle in China with no known precedent, a surrogate mother has given birth to a boy four years after his parents died in a car crash, a local newspaper has reported.<p>Shen Jie and Liu Xi, a couple in the eastern Chinese city of Yixing, tried without success to conceive …

China

Billy 'King of Kong' Mitchell's 'Donkey Kong' scores were a lie

It's over. Billy Mitchell (above, left), the "King of Kong," has had his long-contested <i>Donkey Kong</i> high scores stripped from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards and the organization has notified <i>Guinness World Records</i> of its decision. More than that, all of his records have been removed from the forums …

Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry Recipe

"Asian-style green beans with lots of flavor! This recipe is made for a large party; but can be scaled down for a family dinner. Serve cold or …

Neanderthals Were Capable of "Turbo Breathing" to Survive the Ice Age

Their nasal passage was 29 percent larger than ours.<p>Neanderthals lived on Earth for approximately 250,000 years before they died out, leaving behind …

'It's a yes-or-no question': Watch this Texas woman demand Ted Cruz take a DNA test 'to prove you're human'

A Texas woman at campaign event for Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday demanded the GOP Congressman “submit to an DNA test to prove that [he’s] human” in …

Mass protests in Poland against tightening of abortion law

Thousands join demonstrations against government’s new effort to restrict access<p>Thousands of people have joined protests in Warsaw and other Polish cities against the latest attempt by the conservative government to restrict access to abortion.<p>In Warsaw on Friday, people held banners that read …

Rights & Freedoms

This school district is arming students with rocks in case of a shooter

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Pennsylvania school district has a different solution for tackling intruders: rocks.<p>Buckets full of river stones have been placed in all classrooms at the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, Superintendent David Helsel said.<p>If students at the rural school district can't …

Education

Dem calls for CDC to immediately begin gun violence research

Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA …

Public Health

Kellyanne Conway's Anti-Drug Advice Is Weird as Hell

Look. It’s been a good few years since I was in high school or college, so it’s a while since I had to sit through any kind of anti-drug programming. …

Denounced by His Party as a Nazi, Arthur Jones Wins Illinois G.O.P. Congressional Primary

Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier described as a Nazi by the Illinois Republican Party, won the Republican primary on Tuesday in the state’s Third Congressional District, a heavily Democratic district that includes part of Chicago and its suburbs, according to The Associated Press.<p>Mr. Jones, 70, …

Government

Trump to unveil opioid plan seeking death penalty for drug dealers: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will unveil a plan on Monday to combat the opioid addiction crisis that includes seeking the death penalty for drug dealers and urging Congress to toughen sentencing laws for drug traffickers, White House officials said on Sunday.<p>The White House plan …

Donald Trump

The Milk of Australia's Weirdest Animal Could Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistance

We swear platypuses are not a prank.<p>The platypus is a truly bizarre beast. So bizarre, in fact, that when British scientists first encountered the …

Activists place thousands of shoes on Capitol lawn in gun death memorial

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In the shadow of the Capitol dome Tuesday was a sobering display of thousands of pairs of shoes, organized neatly across the grass said to represent children who have died in the US from gunshot wounds since the Newtown elementary school massacre in 2012.<p>The global advocacy group …

Guns

PB&J Dumplings Are the Best Thing Since Ditching the Whole Sliced Bread Part

Tiny Russian pelmeni meet your favorite lunchbox staple<p>There is a dumpling in every culture, from the fingertip-sized Turkish manti to the giant soup …

German bakery helps the elderly by selling cakes made by grandmas

A German bakery is selling cakes just like grandma used to make, because it’s employing real grandparents to make them. In order to provide the kind of homemade, old-fashioned pastries many customers remember from their youths, while also helping some retired people earn extra money and feel useful …

New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just $4,000

One billion people on Earth lack access to adequate housing — but that could change if ICON and New Story are successful. They’ve found a way to …

3D Printing

Nun fighting sale of convent to Katy Perry dies in court

(Reuters) - An 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a court appearance, according to media reports and supporters.<p>Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, one of two aging nuns who were fighting the sale …

Los Angeles