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Anti-Trump protesters risk 60 years in jail. Is dissent a crime?

More than 200 people who were arrested on Trump’s inauguration day risk up to 60 years of jail. Meanwhile, the white supremacists in Charlottesville walk free<p>On the morning of President Trump’s inauguration, police trapped and arrested more than 230 people. Some were anti-Trump demonstrators; some …

Rights & Freedoms

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

What Makes Wagyu Beef Smell So Good? Science Explains

For about $150 per pound, dedicated carnivores and food connoisseurs alike can get their forks on a luxury: Wagyu beef. Its trademark marbled flesh and soft texture have launched the meat into caviar-like status. And because its fat has a melting point lower than the average human body temperature, …

Japan

The Infantilization of the President

Aides have doubted prior presidents’ wisdom, health, or sobriety, but never have so many insiders treated the commander in chief like a child.<p>As every toddler knows, bigger is better, whether that’s two scoops of ice cream (versus one for everyone else), a border wall, or a nuclear arsenal.<p>And that …

“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”

In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.<p>At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a …

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The Brazenness of Trump's White House Staff Using Private Email

How could six senior presidential aides mimic the strategy for which Trump lacerated Hillary Clinton? Only if they believe they are as immune to the usual rules as he is.<p><i>Updated on September 25 at 8:20 p.m.</i><p>Late Sunday night, Josh Dawsey of <i>Politico</i> dropped a story that, in any other administration, …

Steve Kerr Writes Article to Donald Trump, Says Protest Comments 'Crushed' Him

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke about Donald Trump's decision to revoke the team's invitation to the White House on Sunday, as told to Chris Ballard of SI.com.<p>An excerpt from Kerr's comments follows:<p><i>"I’ve been fortunate enough to meet President Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton, and</i> …

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Hidden Switch game is actually a tribute to former Nintendo president [Updated]

Unlock method seems designed to work only on July 11, the day Satoru Iwata died.<p>This weekend, Switch owners learned their consoles are apparently …

Retrogaming

One author pored over Trump’s tweets for months. These are the conclusions he drew.

<b>SHANNON WHEELER</b> has spent much of this year poring over thousands of President Trump’s tweets, and just when he believes he’s lost the ability to be shocked, @realDonaldTrump hits a fresh nerve.<p>“I keep thinking I’ve been inoculated,” says Wheeler, an Oregon-based cartoonist, “but then I read …

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The Test Trump Failed

Each president faces defining moments in the wake of tragedy that test his character—and Trump left no illusion as to what his supporters are embracing.<p>American presidents run for office with a set of promises, visions, and ideas of what they’d like to do if they win. For John Kennedy, it was to …

College Republicans president spotted in Charlottesville: 'They have no proof that I'm a racist'

The president of Washington State University’s chapter of the College Republicans says that he’s being unfairly maligned after he was photographed …

Rights & Freedoms

AI beats the world's best gamers after just two weeks of learning

The past year has proven to be a landmark in artificial intelligence research. We have seen several big breakthroughs in AI development that were …

How A Pro-Trump Twitter Scheme Fell Apart After A Retweet From The President

President Donald Trump retweeted and thanked Twitter user @protrump45 Saturday. Then all hell broke loose.<p>President Donald Trump on Saturday appears to have unwittingly retweeted a Twitter user who built a public profile using a network of fake identities and stolen photos to hawk pro-Trump …

Social Media

Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why

Startups <b>should</b> be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple …

Startups

The trolling presidency

How voters' fear of the opposing party enables Trump's bizarre behavior.<p>Say what you will about President Donald Trump’s hiring of financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, but it’s a damn good troll.<p>The appointment — which caused press secretary Sean Spicer to resign and …

Trump Barrels Down a Road of No Return

Will Republicans apply the brakes before it's too late?<p>The Wall Street Journal editorial page, hardly a left-wing Donald Trump critic, called on the president to adopt a new strategy on the Russia probe: "radical transparency."<p>Specifically, Trump, family members, campaign operatives and business …

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'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares as GOP plan collapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned …

Health Care

Trump's outside counsel on Russia probe threatens emailer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's outside counsel lambasted a random emailer after the man suggested he step down following reports that …

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Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot

We see one truly solid takeaway from the story of the day: Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot.<p>In the heat of your father’s presidential campaign, a bozo …

Long his father's attack dog, Trump Jr. now in eye of storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has long been his father's id, the brawler who has helped fuel the president's pugilistic instincts and stood firm …

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Review: In 'City of Ghosts,' true heroism in an IS capital

So-called heroes sling into action just about every weekend of the summer movie season, but if you want to see the genuine article, you'll have to make your way to "City of Ghosts," Matthew Heineman's documentary about the Syrian citizen journalist collective of Raqqa.<p>Raqqa, the provincial Eastern …

Heroism

Negotiations Won't Stop North Korea From Getting a Nuke

Pyongyang has given the U.S. two options: acquiescence or war.<p>When North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile this week -- what its boy tyrant called a "gift to the American bastards" -- the response from the Trump administration was fairly conventional.<p>Secretary of State Rex …

Shell withdraws Malaysia cardboard cutouts after 'distasteful' groping

<b>Shell is removing life-sized cardboard cutouts of a female employee from all of its Malaysian petrol stations after "distasteful" images appeared online.</b><p>Pictures of men kissing the figure, holding her hand and touching her chest and crotch have gone viral on Facebook and other social media.<p>Malaysia …

The danger of a single media voice

By attacking Al Jazeera and media diversity, the rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt seek to retain power.<p>The march from fake news to no news is as straight and unbroken as the runway from Washington, DC to Riyadh.<p>Tyranny knows no truth ... just unbridled power and a drive to extinguish …

Turkey’s 250-Mile Protest

The trouble with the authoritarian course President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has chosen is that once you start trying to suppress opposition, you cannot stop. Since a failed coup a year ago, Mr. Erdogan has used emergency powers to purge and arrest tens of thousands of leftists, liberals, …

North Africa

Uncensored: Muslim women speak about women's rights

A new book "Usensurert" (Uncensored) by Norwegian journalist Birgitte C. Huitfeldt presents a look behind the veil of what it means to be a woman in …

What is it like to live under President Sisi?

Since Sisi took office, Egypt has seen scores of activists arrested, more prisons built and ongoing economic turmoil.<p>Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hand-picked Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, then field marshal of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, to serve as defence minister in August …

Slot Mods a big hit in the F1 Paddock Club

<<p>►<p>><p>Formula 1 Paddock Club will be treated to slot cars of the highest quality and finest details as the sport’s new owners strike deal with Slot Mods …

America’s Mayor

The 45th president is trying to run the White House like it’s city hall.<p><b>Gathering a flock of House Republicans in the</b> Rose Garden on May 4 to salute them for voting to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump took a moment to shift from the topic to his favorite subject: President Donald Trump.<p>“How …

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Donald Trump's bullying of Mika Brzezinski crosses a big line

<b>(CNN) —</b> A high-profile and powerful man takes to social media -- where he has tens of millions of followers -- to allege a prominent woman was "bleeding badly" after a plastic surgery operation.<p>If that high-profile man was the CEO of a major company, he would, at minimum, be forced to apologize, …

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