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Trump administration plans to freeze Obama-era fuel standards

And challenge California’s ability set its own fuel efficiency rules<p>The Trump administration plans to try and freeze Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards starting in 2021 in a bid to reverse another of the former president’s crowning policies aimed at combating climate change, according to a report …

Trump Administration

Wells Fargo officially agrees to $1B penalty: What's in the settlement

500,000 customers were forced to buy car insurance they didn't need<p>Wells Fargo & Co will pay $1 billion to settle with U.S. regulators who say the bank wrongly layered insurance on hundreds of thousands of drivers and routinely hit homebuyers with excessive fees, officials said on Friday.<p>The …

Why I live in a plastic bottle castle

'Plastic King' Robert Bezeau has built the world's first plastic bottle castle. The Canadian's four-storey fortress on Panama's Bocas del Toro island shows how plastic waste can be made into low-cost sustainable housing. He's also building an eco-village using the same method.<p>Robert was the first …

Sustainability

Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors strong-arm scalpers, look to cash in on resale tickets

As Toronto sports fans starve for affordable tickets to Maple Leafs and Raptors playoff games, a CBC/Toronto Star investigation has learned the …

Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1T by 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The combined effect of President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the government's …

Economics

'Simpsons' reference to Apu criticism sparks backlash

"The Simpsons" briefly addressed Sunday criticism of its portrayal of its Indian shop owner, Apu. But a comedian who helped spark a conversation …

Race & Ethnicity

Sessions is feeding the House GOP obsession with Hillary’s emails

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is helping House Republicans look for dirt.<p>Congressional Republicans have spent months accusing the FBI of withholding key details about how the bureau handled its investigations into Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign. Now the Justice Department appears to be …

Kansas creates example for other states not to follow

<i>(Photo Credit: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar)</i>As individual states in the United States of America rush to get legislation on their books regarding sports …

Betting

Excellent, plain-language explainer on corporate and 1 percenter tax evasion, with a simple solution

The New York Times has collaborated with Berkeley economics prof Gabriel Zucman to produce an interactive explainer that walks through the baroque …

Tax Havens

This genius photo experiment shows we are all just sheeple in the consumer matrix

Images from the same exact spot for two hours at a time<p>Perhaps since we started wearing clothing, it has been the primary way that people assert …

Bill Nye the Science Guy Thinks You're Tying Your Shoes Wrong

As I walk through life, I often look down at people’s shoes. No disrespect intended. I’m not trying to avoid eye contact with you. I’m paying …

John Oliver exposes the media giant with lower standards than Breitbart taking over your local news

The political satirist John Oliver has spent plenty of time on air mocking the right-wing Breitbart News Network, infamous for headlines like “Why Equality and Diversity Departments Should Only Hire Rich, Straight White Men” and “Donald Trump Would Be the Real First Black President.”<p>But in …

Journalism

Science: regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin, fit, and active

Study confirms that cannabis consumers are more fit, remain more active<p>An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Here’s a new health-related adage to consider: Regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin and active.<p>According to researchers at Oregon Health and Science University, people who use …

Dying man checked himself out when care home wouldn’t let him smoke one last spliff

<b>A terminally ill man has checked himself out of his care home because staff said he wasn’t allowed to smoke one last joint.</b><p>Patrick ‘Dave’ Ford, 70, …

The New York Times used a full page to print 'Trump's lies' since taking office

The New York Times used a full page in the opinion section of Sunday's paper to print what it described as nearly every lie President Donald Trump had publicly told since taking office just over five months ago.<p>The list includes contradictions by Trump on a slew of topics, like the Iraq War, NATO, …

Donald Trump

Gerrymandering gives GOP huge structural advantage

651f6d42-ea5e-4ce4-bda8-ffe9cf6c9e6d<p>Gerrymandering gives GOP huge structural …

North Korea

Red card shown in MLS, then rescinded due to honest opponent

D.C. United's Luciano Acosta was sent off in the match against the Philadelphia Union, until his opponent did something unbelievably sporting<p>A red card being rescinded in soccer after a postgame review is hardly unheard of. But for it to happen moments after the card was given is something that …

Canadian sniper kills an Islamic State fighter from more than 2 miles away, a record shot

Imagine taking a rifle to the end zone of a football field, peering through your scope at a target 38 football fields away, then squeezing the trigger and hitting that target. That's a two-mile shot.<p>If you’re in Los Angeles, that’s like shooting from the roof of Staples Center and hitting a target …

Middle East

4-Star LB Prospect Kana'i Mauga Commits to USC Trojans

The USC Trojans received a big commitment for the class of 2018 on Saturday, as linebacker Kana'i Mauga announced that he will play for the school.<p>Mauga made it official with the following tweet:<p>According to Scout.com, Mauga is a 4-star prospect who ranks as the No. 29 outside linebacker in the …

College Football

The New York Times Made A Comprehensive List Of Every Blatant Lie Trump Had Told Since Taking Office

There have been only two straight weeks in Donald Trump’s presidency when he hasn’t told a lie, according to a new study by the <i>New York Times</i>. The longest consecutive stretches he’s managed to stay truthful are a twelve day stretch in May, and fifteen days this month.<p>The <i>Times</i> not only tallied up …

Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey'

By pairing pollinators with solar farms, Travis and Chiara Bolton are reimagining commercial beekeeping.<p>The SolarWise garden in Ramsey, Minnesota, doesn't look especially cutting edge as solar farms go. But in April, it quietly achieved a milestone: It became the first U.S. solar facility to host …

California’s Wine Industry was Built on Slave Labor

During the 1850s gold rush, vineyard owners used an army of enslaved Native American workers.<p>It’s going to be a long summer for California …

Facts Alone Won’t Convince People To Vaccinate Their Kids

It took an outbreak, a mathematical model and a new law to get immunization rates up in California.<p>Minnesota is the latest state to be hit by a …

My Lawyers Got Trump to Admit 30 Lies Under Oath

Trump sued me, then had to acknowledge 30 times during a deposition that he had lied over the years about a wide range of issues.<p>Donald Trump closed out last week by rumbling back into his battle against James Comey, who was FBI director until POTUS fired him. In the morning, he celebrated Comey’s …

Finally, Something Isn’t the Matter With Kansas

The most momentous political news of the past week? For my money, it wasn’t James Comey’s Senate testimony, riveting as it was. It was the Kansas Legislature’s decision to defy the governor and raise income taxes — a move that could well be the first step in a transformation of American politics …

United States

Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds

The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and the rest of the developed world.<p>Politics is killing mothers in Texas | Jessica Valenti<p>Read more<p>…

Public Health

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

How to enable unsupported Thunderbolt 3 devices on the MacBook Pro using ‘TB3 Enabler’ hack

TB3 enabler is a brand new hack from Khaos Tian that enables unsupported Thunderbolt 3 devices on the latest MacBook Pro.<p>As explained by Tian, Apple impedes support for some categories of Thunderbolt 3 devices by implementing a software block. TB3 enabler allows users to bypass that software block, …

MacBook Pro

Catinho Photoshops sweep the internet after free-kick Tweet

By Ben Green Created on: September 4, 2016 11:20 am Last Updated:<p>Catinho!<p>An internet phenomenon has emerged in recent days and it seems fair to say …