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Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” …

Donald Trump

When You Argue With a Fundamentalist You Don't Know What You're Asking For

How do we talk to people who see the world as collateral damage in the pursuit of the Heavenly Kingdom? Is it even worth trying to nudge people out …

Faith

For better or worse, NASA finally has a new leader

After months of waiting, NASA finally has a leader again.<p>Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine — President Donald Trump's pick to lead the space …

Morality

The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in the fall.<p>The governor, Eric Greitens, made …

Republican Party

Why Do Trump’s Defenders Assume He’s Guilty?

With friends like these, the president should probably reconsider his messaging strategy.<p>The presumption of innocence is essential to the American legal system. Sometimes prosecutors and the press need to be reminded of this. It’s not as often that the allies of a defendant, or even a prospective …

Donald Trump

President Trump has a Scott Pruitt problem. Enter Mick Mulvaney.

Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, seemed to awaken from his stupor and begin serious investigation into the reported financial abuses, retaliation and excessive staff raises at the Environmental Protection Agency. Administrator …

Scott Pruitt

Why Legends of Tomorrow is the Best Arrowverse Show

<i>Warning: Full spoilers for Season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow below. The entire season is now available to stream on Netflix.</i><p>Legends of Tomorrow was the …

Comic Books

Americans waste an astounding amount of food — and healthy eaters are the worst

You go to the supermarket, determined to lose weight and eat more healthful food. And those fruits and veggies look mighty tempting, piled high and colorfully, so you load up your cart.<p>But then real life sets in, you get too busy (or are too lazy) to prep them and you go to the drive-through. And …

Agriculture

EPA head Scott Pruitt is being investigated by the House of Representatives, Senate, White House, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, and EPA Inspector General

EPA head Scott Pruitt has gone on a multi-million dollar luxury item spending spree at taxpayers' expense. With his soundproof booth, bulletproof …

Scott Pruitt

Steven Spielberg gets personal with James Cameron discussing inspiration behind Close Encounters: Watch

We can’t think of anyone better to interview some of sci-fi’s greatest auteurs, than er, one of sci-fi’s greatest auteurs. Which is why we’re more …

Science Fiction

Maschine 2.7.4 - Audio Loop Recording Workflow Using "Sound" Target Mode

Surprisingly Native Instruments released another update for Maschine, which is super quick since there previous update was only a couple of weeks ago.<p>…

Music Production

Befaco MIDI Thing Update Adds User-Requested Features

Spanish Euro manufacturer <b>Befaco</b> has released <b>MIDI Thing v2 Firmware.</b><p>The updated firmware comes with a variety of new user-requested features:<p>Twelve …

Midi

Schizophrenia originates early in pregnancy, “mini-brain” research suggests

BUFFALO, N.Y<b>. —</b> Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely …

Neuroscience

The horror film Marrowbone gets better with every viewing

It’s an underseen movie that plays like a well-kept secret, but this debut film from the writer of The Orphanage is immaculately crafted<p>If anything defines the Gothic genre, it’s the secrets. Dark, forbidding castles and bleak, windswept moors certainly have their place in the canon, and so do …

Horror

Michelle McNamara's terrific, obsessive 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark'

It was August 1980, in Orange County. A man looking for his son and daughter-in-law walked into their house, "decorated in late-seventies style. Sword fish on the wall. Tiffany chandelier. Ropy plant hangers." The young couple was nowhere to be seen. The man went into the bedroom, pulled back the …

Books

How Parkland student David Hogg beats his critics

The Parkland teens teach a masterclass in dealing with bullies.<p>David Hogg might be the most vilified person in right-wing media right now.<p>After surviving the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Hogg and his classmates became vocal activists in the fight for gun control, using …

Gun Control

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

Scientists have uncovered the secrets of the Bajau people, long-famed for their ability to hold their breath for extraordinary lengths of time<p>The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt …

Biology

Prosecutors Seek Two Years for YouTuber Who Gave Oreos Filled With Toothpaste to Homeless Man

Moronic YouTube personalities commonly have a problem discerning what goes into a funny prank. For Barcelona-based YouTuber ReSet, his lack of a …

Oreos

Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.<p>He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were …

Law Enforcement

Here’s the saddest sentence I’ve heard this year

The catalogue of damage that President Trump is doing to America is large and thickening. Probably the greatest damage will be to the planet: its climate, its wildlife and ecosystems, the people who will die or be displaced by its ravages, and the political systems that will be undermined or ruined …

Ecosystems

Republicans are actively interfering in the Mueller probe to protect Trump

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>One of the big political questions of the moment is this: Will GOP congressional leaders act to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation against President Trump’s threats to hamstring or kill it?<p>But in a way, this question, while important, doesn’t really get …

Donald Trump

The first domino just fell after the Michael Cohen raid

Karen McDougal is now free to talk, and she may have the raid of Michael Cohen to thank.<p>The former Playboy playmate reached a settlement Wednesday with American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer, in a deal that allows her to spill about her alleged months-long affair with President …

Donald Trump

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen drops lawsuits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS over Steele dossier

Cohen has denied parts of the dossier, a 35-page document compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele<p>Michael Cohen, the embattled lawyer for President Donald Trump, has dropped a pair of lawsuits against BuzzFeed and the research firm Fusion GPS over the preparation and …

Donald Trump

Racist vandals drive black family from home — but mayor ‘more concerned’ with getting paint off that ‘pretty building’

A black family has moved out of their Tennessee home after enduring months of racist abuse — but the town’s mayor doesn’t think it’s a big deal. The …

Rights & Freedoms

Pioneering autism researcher cooperated with Nazis, new evidence suggests

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>The Austrian doctor Hans Asperger cooperated extensively with the Nazi regime and may have sent dozens of children to …

Autism

How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

On a hot December afternoon, the sky hazy from wildfires that raged just beyond the Los Angeles city limits, a handful of people gathered outside a nondescript Super 8 motel off Sunset Boulevard. Nearly all were dressed head to toe in black: elegant crepe shirts, fitted leather pants, wide-brimmed …

Sexual Harassment

Virginia Ran A Secret Eugenics Program That Didn’t End Until 1979

<i>The story of Carrie Buck, a woman who was sterilized after being sexually assaulted, underscores the draconian nature of the legislation</i><p><i>By</i> <i>Genevieve</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Michigan school where students taunted as ‘slaves’ closed as Confederate flag protest escalates to threats

Classes were canceled Thursday due to a threat made against a Michigan school that has been surrounded all week by pickup trucks flying Confederate …

Rights & Freedoms