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Something important was different about this shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.<p>The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians …

Guns

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Basically Admits Trump Knew of ‘Pay–to–Play’ Scheme

With so many presidential schemes and scandals going on at once, it becomes nearly impossible to keep everything straight. Every lie and deflection …

Donald Trump

Trump Threw 30-Minute Tantrum When He Was Told The Federal Government Can’t Close U.S. Border, ‘Vox’ Reports

Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had to explain to Trump that he didn't have the power to completely shut down the …

Donald Trump

Police Investigating After Video Shows Officer Choking Black Man In Prom Tux

The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad man who is African-American, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House.<p>The 27-second clip provides no context for the confrontation, but the image of the burly …

Law Enforcement

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

Quantum Physics

Watch These Men Calmly Respond to a Woman’s Racist Tirade at Denny’s

The mayor of the Canadian city the viral rant took place in has described the incident as racist and embarrassing.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>A viral video showing a woman hurling racist remarks at a table of men at a Lethbridge, Alberta Denny’s is being condemned by the city’s …

Denny's

Mistletoe Somehow Survives Without Protein Needed by All Other Multicellular Life

Mistletoe might be a nice yuletide decoration, but it’s also a nefarious, parasitic badass that preys upon a series of hosts. Apparently one species …

Biology

Probiotic bacteria spray eases severe eczema safely in small study

I lived with the painful skin condition for years. But when my daughter began tearing at her hands during eczema flare ups, I signed us up for a clinical trial.<p>Her hands were bloodied and oozing, yet she was compelled to dig her fingernails in deeper — the pain worth it, if it would quell the urge …

Microbiology

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

Theology

Trump Interview Devolves Into Random Shouting as ‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Sit There Stunned

Even the hosts of ‘Fox & Friends’ couldn’t quite believe what they were hearing Thursday morning while talking to the president by phone.<p>President …

Donald Trump

It took 2 hours for Trump’s Fox & Friends interview to be used against him in federal court

That was fast.<p>Just hours after President Trump completed a disastrous, rambling interview on <i>Fox & Friends</i>, his words are already being used against …

U.S. Federal Courts

Furious Republican Congressman Calls Trump a 'Motherf****r' in Conversation with Conservative Pundit

"He’s just a f**king idiot who thinks he’s winning when people are b*tching about him."A Republican Congressman has let loose and expressed his true …

Republicans

How to Think about "Implicit Bias"

When is the last time a stereotype popped into your mind? If you are like most people, the authors included, it happens all the time. That doesn’t …

The Answer to Whether Trump Obstructed Justice Now Seems Clear

Most white-collar prosecutions turn on the issue of criminal intent. These cases involve behavior that would, in ordinary circumstances, be totally legal—if not for the intent of the defendant. Consider, for example, the entrepreneur who sells stock in a company whose value goes down. If business …

Donald Trump

Sean Hannity Forced Into a Spectacularly Humiliating Retreat Over NYT Trump-Mueller Story

<i>Welcome to WHAT NOW, a morning round-up of the news/fresh horrors that await you today.</i><p>When <i>The New York Times</i> reported Thursday evening that …

Donald Trump

German patient is immune to highly poisonous ricin

Ricin is one of the strongest poisons in the world. But not for this 20-year old man in a hospital in Münster. Doctors have found out that an …

Medicine

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can't Answer Reporter's Question So She Insults Her Instead

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found herself on Thursday defending Donald Trump’s contradictory early-morning tweets regarding a …

Here's what happens when you ask Donald Trump if he's a racist

In the wake of President Trump's comments about immigrants from "shithole" countries, reporters' gloves have come off.<p>At what should have been a …

The Trump Administration Wants Bosses to Straight Up Steal Tips Out of Service Industry Workers' Pockets Now

A proposed Trump administration rule change would change the way millions of people working in the service industry are compensated by allowing …

'Why all the lies?': Fox News' Shep Smith goes off on Trump administration after Flynn guilty plea

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith and the network’s legal expert Andrew Napolitano agreed on Friday that Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to charges that he …

Blame Obama! White House offers the lamest response to Flynn charges

The White House didn’t mention Obama fired Flynn, or that he warned Trump about potential risks of hiring Flynn<p>After President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Roy Moore's Pastor Friend Offers Vile Defense of Pursuing 'Pure' Young Women

Pastor Flip Benham, an anti-abortion extremist and ardent Roy Moore supporter, offered a nauseating defense of the Alabama Senate candidate’s …

This Man Is Launching Himself in a Homemade Rocket to Prove Earth Is Flat

What could possibly go wrong?<p>Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of Earth, a California man intends to launch …

Norway Idea to Exit Oil Stocks Is ‘Shot Heard Around the World’

Norway’s proposal to sell off $35 billion in oil and natural gas stocks brings sudden and unparalleled heft to a once-grassroots movement to enlist …

Gorsuch Already Broadly Disliked By Top Court Colleagues

<i>Reprinted with permission from</i> AlterNet<i>.</i><p>Long after his presidency is over and Trump has finally shuffled off this mortal coil, Neil Gorsuch will …

Mitch McConnell

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

After one Georgia gun lover wanted to build his own machine gun, the NRA got its worst defeat ever

’Drug dealers and others bent on violence are the only ones who need machine guns.’<p>It turned out J.D. Farmer had missed his opportunity to own a …

Trump Administration Gave 500,000 Fugitives the Right to Buy Guns

Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency as the “law-and-order” candidate — a leader who would make life harder for criminals (and suspected …

Donald Trump

deGrasse Tyson defends climate change science - CNN Video

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says lawmakers and the media cherry pick scientific papers to reinforce political ideals on climate change and says it's irresponsible to create public policy while ignoring the scientific community's consensus.

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