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Multiple news outlets denied access to White House press briefing

The Guardian, New York Times, CNN and more were barred from ‘gaggle’ hours after Trump once again called much of the media an ‘enemy of American people’<p>The White House barred several news organizations from an off-camera press briefing on Friday, handpicking a select group of reporters that …

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

Internet-connected smart TVs and streaming devices from Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sony, Roku, Google and others can all spy on your viewing habits. Here's how to stop them.<p>When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to …

Apple TV

The Trump White House is already cooking the books

Almost exactly a year ago, I suggested a rule of thumb for evaluating candidates’ economic agendas: The more growth a politician promises, the worse his or her economic plan probably is.<p>Why? Because it suggests they had to make extra-rosy assumptions to get their math to work.<p>Supercharged growth …

Economics

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there<p>It’s a mass grave that we don’t need the United Nations to verify. Every day an average of 14 migrants, the vast majority from countries in …

Refugees

Sweden asks the US to explain Trump comment on Sweden

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish embassy in Washington has asked the U.S. State Department for an explanation of a comment made by President Donald Trump that suggested there had been some sort of security incident in Sweden on Friday.<p>The U.S. President was speaking at at a political rally in …

Sweden

Internet turns to @Sweden after Trump appears to invent terror attack

Emma Johansson is a school librarian from Borås, Sweden, and on Saturday, she found herself fact-checking the President of the United States.<p>The cross-border saga started at a rally in Melbourne, Florida that day, where Donald Trump defended his "Muslim immigration ban" before a crowd of thousands. …

Sweden

Watch Donald Trump get caught lying to your face on TV

Donald Trump the citizen, Donald Trump the outlandish candidate, Donald Trump the Republican nominee, and POTUS Donald Trump all have one thing in …

Donald Trump

40 years of data show immigration decreases or stabilizes crime rates

When the number of immigrants goes up, violent crime goes down.<p>According to the White House Office of the Press Secretary, a recent Executive Order …

Crime

Watch As A Canadian News Crew Stumbles Upon A Freezing Refugee Escaping The U.S.A.

The Somali man had been lost in the cold for 21 hours.<p>Yesterday, CBC's The National shared this report of a camera crew encountering a man named …

Refugees

NATO: Russia targeted German army with fake news campaign

Emails accusing German soldiers stationed in Lithuania of rape were sent to local news outlets and the parliamentary president. NATO officials allege that Russia is targeting the military alliance.<p>German soldiers stationed in Lithuania have been the target of false rape claims, German news magazine …

NATO

Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected

TOKYO (AP) — Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup.<p>The plant's operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the remote-controlled "scorpion" robot was sent into the Unit 2 reactor's …

Nuclear Energy

I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again—neither should you

A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password.<p>And a few weeks ago, that’s precisely what …

Security

Trump Denounces ‘Low-Life Leakers,’ Pledging to Hunt Them Down

WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attacks on the intelligence community on Thursday, promising to catch the “low-life leakers” who have supplied the “fake news media” with information on his administration’s ties to Russia, information that he dismissed as a political excuse for Democratic …

Journalism

Islamic terrorism and domestic mass shootings may be caused by the exact same psychological phenomenon

When US president Donald Trump announced his so-called “Muslim ban” on Jan. 27, he framed it as a move to keep the country safe from terrorists. But a look at the data on terrorist attacks in the US exposes the fallacy of this logic. An immigration ban will not keep the terrorists out. The …

Terrorism

The Pentagon Is Considering Sending U.S. Troops Into Syria For The First Time To Fight ISIS

To help accelerate the fight against ISIS, the Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to combat the terror organization, according to CNN. The Defense Department is weighing the option of sending ground forces to northern Syria, but the ultimate decision is up to Donald Trump.<p>Trump has been …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Former Clinton aides apoplectic over Trump campaign-Russia reports

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's former campaign aides are apoplectic about revelations that top advisers close to now-President Donald Trump's campaign were in constant communication with Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 contest.<p>Now, they are weighing how to hold Trump's feet …

Hillary Clinton

Trump’s new stance on Palestine and Israel reverses two decades of US policy

When US president Donald Trump and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a press conference on Feb. 15, they made news.<p>First, Trump asked Netanyahu to “hold back” on building controversial settlements on territory that international law says belongs to the Palestinians “for a little bit.” …

Israel

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Donald Trump’s critics are asking a question that comes straight from the Watergate hearings

In the wake of former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation over his failure to disclose the full extent of a conversation he had with a Russian diplomat, and his overall questionable ties with Russian president Vladimir Putin and his surrogates, an old question has started …

Donald Trump

This App Can Tell If Your iPhone Has Ever Been Hacked - Motherboard

It's not paranoia if they're really after you.<p>If you have an iPhone there was no way to figure out if you were really being paranoid or not, until now. Thanks to a new $1 app, you can finally figure out if someone sneakily hacked and jailbroke your device.<p>"[We] wanted to provide the public with a …

iOS

Trump security adviser Flynn quits after claims he secretly spoke with Russia, then lied about it

The departure of Trump’s national security adviser is the most dramatic development yet to hit the president’s chaotic administration<p>The US national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late Monday amid a flow of intelligence leaks that he had secretly discussed sanctions with the Russian …

Michael Flynn

Modern philosophy shows that most atrocities are committed by normal people—not evil ones

That decency always overcomes evil is an axiom of American exceptionalism. We gird ourselves with quotes about the “arc of history,” spoken by exceptional individuals or presidents who were ‘presidential,’ and wait for history to bend. When we—the people Donald Trump has in mind as the “true …

Apologetics

Trump paints a picture of a dystopian America that doesn’t exist

THE UNITED STATES of America is in a “ mess.” As “carnage” in Chicago mounts, the murder rate nationally has risen to “the highest it’s been in 45 years.” American courts are not fair arbiters of the law, but “political.” On top of that, our armed forces are “bogged down in conflict all over the …

Foreign Policy

A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans

In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun.<p>People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean to start new lives in the new world, and earlier Colonial settlers were none too happy about it. …

Immigration

China is collecting the fingerprints of foreigners entering the country

A new policy takes effect in China today (Feb. 10) that requires foreigners to hand over their fingerprints.<p>The government is starting to collect the fingerprints of travelers at Shenzhen International Airport, which sits at the border between Hong Kong and China, before rolling it across all entry …

China

The Mattis-Bannon Race for Secret President May Be Most Important of Our Lives

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is nicknamed “Mad Dog” — a reference to his love of swearing and killing enemy soldiers. He has said that “it’s a …

What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Yemen in the First Place?

Last week’s raid was an embarrassing and costly failure—in the context of a much larger one.<p>Several days ago, press reports revealed that U.S. special-operations troops had conducted a raid in Yemen. Impoverished, violent, and bitterly divided, Yemen has hitherto had a place on the roster of …

Foreign Policy

Yemen reportedly bans US special-operation ground missions after botched raid

After the US-led raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL and several civilians, Yemen is reportedly barring the US from further special-operation ground missions against terrorists in the region.<p>The New York Times on Tuesday night cited US officials who said the reaction among …

Yemen

Israel passes controversial law on West Bank settlements

<b>Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law retroactively legalising about 4,000 homes built on settlements in the occupied West Bank.</b><p>The law passed by 60 votes to 52.<p>It states that the original Palestinian landowners will be compensated with money or alternative land.<p>The new US President …