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Americans’ right to protest is in grave danger under Trump, United Nations warns

The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (In Washington, FWIW, we are still angry.)<p>But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very …

Rights & Freedoms

Road Trip: Gold Beach, Oregon to Mendocino, California

We finally pick up California Highway 1, that iconic coastal road, for winding narrowly among redwoods, curving past small villages, and skirting …

'A sea of despair': White Americans without college degrees are dying younger

In 2015, a pair of economists received widespread attention for their study showing that since the late 1990s the death rate has been rising for middle-aged white Americans.<p>Now a new analysis by the same Princeton University team has identified which part of that population was driving that trend: …

Spicer: Trump didn't mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House on Monday walked back a key point of President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election.<p>Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when …

The Latest: Dems seek details of communications about Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that then-President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during last year's …

Donald Trump

Simple Carbohydrates, The Ingredient That is Getting Away With Killing People Unnoticed

I have been thinking a lot lately about the silent killer habits that I talk to my physical therapy patients about. A lot of these are escaping our …

Republicans in Washington Are in Control, but Not in Agreement

WASHINGTON — Six weeks into unified government, Republican leaders are back to where they were in the Obama years — under fire from conservatives for giving too much ground on major policy issues.<p>In particular, the party push to undo the health care law while avoiding major disruptions in coverage …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

A Chromebook convertible you can stand on, scribble on and splash

CTL's Chromebook line gets another extra-rugged convertible model in its lineup, complete with a whiteboard cover.<p>There's a ton of activity around Chromebooks for education at the moment thanks to a push by Google and partners, and toughness is trendy. CTL's been in the institutional Chromebook …

I Ate Like Kim Kardashian For A Month—This Is What Happened

I'm not ashamed to say it. I love food that isn't good for me. Cheesy pasta, fries, pizza, you name it, I indulge in it and don't feel the slightest bit guilty. It occurred to me when I moved to Los Angeles that living in the wellness capital of the country may naturally alter my eating habits, but …

Strangers in Their Own Land: The 'Deep Story' of Trump Supporters

Researchers have long been confused by what seems like a paradox: many people in America vote against their economic self-interests. Whether it's the working class conservative who wants a tax cut for the wealthy, or a member of the liberal elite who fights for safety nets that raise his own taxes …

Social Sciences

California Legislature hires Eric Holder to fend off Trump

SACRAMENTO — California legislative leaders upped the ante on their vows to fight attempts by the incoming Trump administration to weaken the state’s climate change, immigration or other policies, announcing Wednesday that their houses hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help.<p>State …

Trump's presidency is going to hurt Americans' wallets in a big way

It might seem reasonable, then, for Americans to assume the incoming Trump administration will be just fine for their personal finances.<p>Stocks didn't crash after Donald Trump's election, as so many predicted. Instead, the indexes jumped into record territory. And the Federal Reserve's December …

Donald Trump

Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City captured the world's attention when they announced the birth of a child to a mother carrying a fatal genetic defect.<p>Using a technique called mitochondrial replacement therapy, the …

Genetics

Brother of JonBenet Ramsey sues CBS for $750 million over documentary

DENVER (Reuters) - The brother of slain Colorado child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has filed a $750 million defamation lawsuit against CBS Corp over a documentary aired by the network theorizing that he killed his little sister, court documents showed on Wednesday.<p>Burke Ramsey has been “exposed to …

Want to retire abroad? Consider these 10 locations

Whether you’re just three years into your post-grad life or nearing 59.5 years (the age when you can start withdrawing 401(k) savings without …

Costa Rica

RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2016

So needless to say, there were a lot of great titles in the running for my 10 best this year.<p>It was hard, but here they are — the films that confirmed why I love going to the movies so much (plus a couple that I felt needed to be mentioned).

Amazon Studios

Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million …

Retirement

Tensions rise between Trump and the CIA over Russia's hacking during the 2016 campaign

Tensions between<p>Donald Trumpand U.S. intelligence officials boiled over Saturday as the president-elect’s transition team mockingly compared a secretCIAassessment that Russia tried to sway the U.S. election in Trump's favor to the agency’s misjudgments on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.<p>The …

Donald Trump

6 Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Spouse or Fiancé This Year

This time of year is full of to-do list items. But it's worth it to add one — or a few — more in the form of new Christmas traditions you can start with your spouse.<p>"Traditions help to create a foundation for a new marriage," explains Lesli Doares, marriage coach and author of <i>Blueprint For A</i> …

Sandy Hook parents release powerful PSA on gun violence warning signs four years after massacre

Nearly four years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, parents and community members from Newtown, Connecticut, have released a powerful campaign to highlight warning signs exhibited by potential school shooters.<p>In the video, a romantic story plays out for the protagonist, Evan, …

A PhD Student May Have Accidentally Found a Way to Make Your Phone Battery Last 400 Years

Add another item to the long list of incredible scientific discoveries made entirely by chance.<p>An engineer stumbled on the design for the microwave when he accidentally melted the chocolate bar in his pocket while fiddling with some radar equipment. Penicillin was famously discovered when Sir …

82 Favorite Cookie Recipes

Elsa’s Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons<p>These macaroons are the most delicious we’ve ever tasted in the <i>Sunset</i> Test Kitchen. The recipe comes from Karen …

Dessert

14 underrated 2016 movies you HAVE to binge before the year is up

We’re in the last month of the year and it’s time to make some “Best of” lists. We saw SO many 2016 movies that were A+ amazing.<p>Some of these 2016 …

Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that "millions" voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at …

Donald Trump

14 movies streaming on Netflix you need to watch with your S.O. during Thanksgiving break

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and whether it is long, or short, unremarkable, or even a true vacation for you, we can always count on one thing: …

The Latest: Trump has phone conversation with China's leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's win in the U.S. election (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>President-elect Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

China threatens to cut iPhone sales if Trump declares a trade war

State-run newspaper says increased tariffs could leave trade 'paralyzed' between China and the US<p>China's state-run newspaper says the government would respond with "countermeasures" if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war against the country, warning that the sales of iPhones and US cars …

China

Break the Dry Spell: 11 Moisturizing Skincare Products to Buy for Winter

Experts weigh in: What this election means for U.S. foreign policy and next steps

The U.S. election season was watched with great interest around the world, and with good reason—with the office of the presidency comes great power …

Geopolitics