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Bumpy road to confirmation: Donald Trump’s Cabinet tripped up by revelations of unpaid taxes, undocumented household staff

Trump’s picks to head OMB and the Commerce Dept. have both run into ethical issues regarding their housekeepers<p>It is becoming painfully obvious that Donald Trump's early decision to forego extensive reviews of his Cabinet nominees in favor of "gut instinct and his chemistry with people" is coming …

Donald Trump

The GOP must do something about the conservative media industrial complex if it wants to survive

<b>Standing before a Miami audience</b>, sleeves rolled up, President Barack Obama was hard at work campaigning for Hillary Clinton.<p>But, as he sometimes does when he's riffing on the stump, the president took a detour in his speech. This time, he did so to make a point about Donald Trump and the …

Sean Hannity

Why Nike and Adidas are hanging up their golf clubs

<b>The sport of golf has received a huge boost in exposure by featuring in the 2016 Rio Games - making its return to the Olympics after 112 years.</b><p>In addition there are drives to further the development of the game in Asia, while in Europe, including the UK, action is being taken to introduce the sport …

Golf

Emmy Noether, hero of symmetry and conservation

The first of two Perimeter Institute public lectures this week. Emmy Noether was a giant of mathematics, whose work tied together two fundamental concepts: conservation laws and symmetries in nature. But who was she, and why does her work still have such impact?<p>When I gave a public lecture at the …

Cuba

Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

In one of the many war cemeteries in Lang Son, a city in northern Vietnam, Pham Thi Ky and her family light incense and offer prayers for her brother-in-law, who died 36 years ago in Vietnam's brief but bloody border war with China.<p>That 1979 war left more than 50,000 dead. There are other graves …

China

That GOP letter to Iran? Not illegal, but not smart either.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a rising conservative star, persuaded 46 fellow Republicans to sign a letter to Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei et al warning that Congress could revoke any nuclear deal that President Obama makes.<p>But as one of Napoleon's ministers …

South Asia

The Kurds’ Heroic Stand Against ISIS

White House stands behind embattled Little League team

WASHINGTON -- The White House is standing behind members of a Little League baseball team from Chicago's south side forced to relinquish its national championship over allegations it used ineligible players.<p>Last year, President Obama invited the Jackie Robinson West All Stars to the White House to …

Jackie Robinson

Is race protecting Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers from ringer allegations?

<i>By John Ruberry</i><p>This summer a wonderful story emerged from the South Side of Chicago, a part of the city which has gained international infamy for …

Rahm Emanuel Tries To Overturn Decision To Strip Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Of 2014 US Title

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has personally intervened with Little League International officials in a bid to have the decision to strip Chicago's …

Jamie Dornan’s Wife Will Not Be Watching Him in Fifty Shades of Grey

<i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>! <i>Fifty Shades of Greeyyyy</i>! If you hold your ear up to the window of your apartment, you’ll hear those four words being whispered over and over—that’s how pervasive the anticipation for this movie has felt this week. Blog posts, conversations by the coffee machine at work, …

Adults crushed the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars' love story

I guess I knew it was coming. I had seen reporter Mark Konkol's stories in DNAinfo Chicago about the controversy over potential rules violations by the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, the team that brought us all such pride and happiness last summer as it marched to a U.S. championship and the …

Facebook lets you choose what happens to your profile after you die

You can't take your Facebook friends with you to the afterlife, but at least you can now prevent your snarky comments about <i>Drag Race</i> serving as a poor memorial. The social network has announced that users will be able to designate a legacy contact that can maintain their accounts after they have …

Leaders in Ukraine Talks Announce Cease-Fire Agreement

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

Criminal Justice

The List: The stoppages that came way, way too late

<i>For too long, our writers’ hyper-specific arguments have been confined to the private corridors of the Internet. Welcome to The List, where we take</i> …

Tiger Woods booed at Phoenix Open, skulls sand shot into crowd on purpose?

Tiger gets the treatment from the 16th hole crowd after missing the green, and then sends one into the grandstands.<p>Even the greatest player of a generation, the biggest money maker in the game, can't escape the booing at TPC Scottsdale's famous 16th hole. Tiger Woods, making his first appearance at …

Endangered Species

Spiky Diego Costa is the perfect fit for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea

The striker's edgy side is secondary in importance to his ice-cool temperament when it comes to winning matches for his team<p>There is a story about <b>Diego Costa</b> that may be apocryphal but has the ring of truth to it given his character and what has unfolded. Out on the training pitch in pre‑season, as …

Atletico Madrid 2 Barcelona 3, match report: Neymar double sees of nine-man Atletico in Copa del Rey

The champions had Gabi and Arda Turan sent off after Fernando Torres had given them the lead and Turan threw a boot at a linesman<p>Neymar bagged a double as <b>Barcelona</b> twice came from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man <b>Atlético</b> <b>Madrid</b> to seal a …

It appears former Strikeforce star Gina Carano is back in the gym

Gina Carano<p>Four months after negotiations with the UFC came to a grinding halt, Gina Carano is back in the gym.<p>Carano popped up on former Bellator …

Kurt Warner now wonders if Patriots cheated in Super Bowl XXXVI

Kurt Warner isn't 100 percent sure the Patriots played fairly in Super Bowl XXXVI.<p>First there was Spygate, now there's Deflategate, which begs the …

New England

Richard Sherman and DeflateGate revealed the real Tom Brady

DeflateGate helped expose what Richard Sherman has been saying about Tom Brady all along. The two will meet Sunday as opponents from the same cloth.<p>RICHARD SHERMAN IS A LOUDMOUTH JERK<p>The above is an opinion shared by seemingly thousands of Internet commenters and not an insignificant number of …

Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere!

<b>A version of our video with CLOSED CAPTIONS is available here.</b><p><b>Jul 1 - FINAL ADD-ON REWARDS IN UPDATE 26:</b> For our final 24 hours, we've added limited …

5 Beliefs That Are Messing Up Your Meditation Practice

In beginning a meditation practice, common (almost universal) challenges arise. Some of these have to do with myths of meditation. Others relate to …

Meditation

Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

Throughout the arduous college application process,<p>Brown Universitywas on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had tons of company.<p>The Rhode Island campus accepted …

College & University

Study: Spanking doesn't work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway

New research published in the <i>Journal of Family Psychology</i> indicates not only that parents punish their children more frequently than they admit, but …