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A philosophical principle coined in 1945 could be a key defense against white supremacists

White supremacists are really, really hoping that you don’t keep reading this article. They don’t want you to learn about the Paradox of Tolerance, because then they’d lose a powerful weapon in their fight to make society more racist. Ready to make a white supremacist mad?<p>Fortunately for us, the …

Racism

Netflix is now streaming a film about nuclear weapons that puts you inside humanity's worst nightmare

• <b>Netflix is now streaming an experimental documentary film about nuclear weapons.</b>• <b><br>"The Bomb" debuted in April 2016 at the Tribeca Film Festival as an immersive experience with 30-foot-tall screens and live music.</b>• <b><br>The filmmakers hope their movie inspires viewers to speak up about the existential threat</b> …

North Korea

Facebook's artificial intelligence robots shut down after they start talking to each other in their own language

Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they …

Artificial Intelligence

Lindsey Graham: Trump Told Me He’s Willing To Go To War With North Korea

"There will be a war with North Korea over their missile program if they continue to try to hit America with an ICBM.”<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says President Donald Trump is ready for war with North Korea if the rogue nation doesn’t cease its development of a nuclear missile capable of reaching …

North Korea

The U.S. Military Has Detected 'Highly Unusual' North Korean Submarine Activity

North Korea has been engaged in "highly unusual and unprecedented levels" of submarine activity in the wake of its second intercontinental ballistic …

North Korea

7 things that somehow lasted longer than Anthony Scaramucci in the White House

"How to lose a guy in 10 days?" The age-old question has finally been answered. Simply make the dude work for President Trump.<p>But, seriously. Anthony Scaramucci, Donald Trump's newly announced White House communications director, lasted a mere 10 days in his new role. He technically hadn't even …

Donald Trump

U.S. embassy in Moscow says locked out of diplomatic property

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Moscow accused Russian authorities on Monday of barring diplomatic staff from a property on the outskirts of Moscow, after having earlier agreed to grant access until midday on Tuesday for them to retrieve belongings.<p>A Russian foreign ministry official, quoted …

Russia

Safe-cracking robot proves nothing is secure

If hackers want what's on your computer, chances are they can find a way to get it. But what about your non-digital goods? Like, the ones you keep in a safe at home?<p>Turns out those aren't that secure, either.<p>This was made abundantly clear at the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas, where professional …

Security

Hackers descend on Las Vegas to expose voting machine flaws

LAS VEGAS — Election officials and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about that claim.<p>Schurman, a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen in …

Voting

Anthony Scaramucci's wife reportedly filed for divorce because he was 'hell-bent' on joining Trump

The New York Post reported Friday that incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci's wife filed for divorce because of his political ambitions.<p>Citing "multiple sources," The Post's Page Six reported that Scaramucci's wife, Deidre Ball, filed for divorce after three years of …

Donald Trump

Police unimpressed after Trump speech encourages rougher treatment of suspects

<b>By Mark Berman</b><p>During a speech in Long Island on Friday, President Donald Trump took a break from discussing gang violence and illegal immigration to …

Policing

Canadian record of 130,000 fentanyl pills seized by Edmonton police

Home where pill factory was busted now deemed unfit for human habitation<p>Edmonton police say they have made the largest seizure of fentanyl pills in …

Canada

Two-year-old Ottawa boy fended for himself in apartment for 10 days after mom was killed

In a testament to the human spirit, a two-year-old Ottawa boy fended for himself for 10 days after his mother was killed in their fifth-floor …

Crime

Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump

NEW YORK — Twitter has made it clear that it won't ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump threatens to protect the environment if Alaska senators don’t back health care bill

Today marks the final chance for Republicans to enact a new US health care law that would cut coverage and reduce taxes for the wealthy. To do so, party leaders need to win over key holdouts like Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, and they are playing hardball.<p>Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, …

Ryan Zinke

Anthony Scaramucci says he’ll contact FBI after leak of his financial disclosure

"In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept."

Donald Trump

1 dead, 7 others hurt in ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball malfunctioned and broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State fair on …

Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair attraction Fireball malfunctions, flinging people off

A ride has malfunctioned, killing one person and injuring seven others on the opening night of the Ohio State Fair. Video showed people being flung …

Ohio State Fair

U.S. energy secretary duped into fake interview with Russian comedians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine's prime minister.<p>Perry actually was talking with …

U.S. House of Representatives

North Korea Vows to Strike U.S With a 'Powerful Nuclear Hammer' If Kim Jong Un's Regime is Threatened

North Korea threatened to launch a nuclear strike "at the heart of the U.S." if it sees signs that Washington is trying to remove Kim Jong Un as the …

North Korea

What could happen if Jeff Sessions is pushed out of office?

Print<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s startlingly public criticism of Jeff Sessions over the last week suggests an effort to pressure the …

Government

Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.President Trump’s Task Force on Crime …

Cannabis

These are the suicide cars and trucks that made the battle of Mosul so bloody

To carry out some of its bloodiest attacks, the Islamic State has weaponized everyday vehicles — from sedans to tractors — for use as precision-guided munitions.<p>The militants deployed a steady stream of these suicide car bombs as the U.S.-led coalition began its campaign to push the militants out …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

Ivanka Trump or her trust received at least $12.6 million since early 2016 from her various business ventures and has an arrangement to guarantee her …

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci to delete tweets the internet already recorded

Empty transparency.<p>Just one day into his job as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci announced on Twitter that he’d be deleting past tweets. Not only is this a highly counterintuitive move for the person charged with communicating between the Trump administration and the press — …

Donald Trump

In revised filing, Kushner reveals dozens of previously undisclosed assets

Jared Kushner failed to disclose dozens of financial holdings that he was required to declare when he joined the White House as an adviser to President Trump, his father-in-law, according to a ­revised form released Friday.<p>A separate document released Friday also showed that Kushner’s wife, …

Donald Trump

Cop accidentally frames himself planting drugs on body camera footage

Baltimore news outlets have published body cam video from a supposed drug bust back in January. The video appears to show a cop planting drugs in a …

Policing

Here’s what you need to know now about US Customs searches of your phone

US Customs and Border Protection agents are allowed to search the contents of travelers’ phones but not their data stored exclusively on the cloud, according to a letter from federal officials.<p>The letter (pdf), published by NBC News this week, was a response to senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from …

Privacy

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean

Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.<p>Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by …

Environment