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Syrian children hold Pokémon Go photos to say ‘come save me’

As the Pokémon Go frenzy continues, children in civil war-torn Syria are asking the world to consider their plight when hunting for Pikachus, Zubats, and Charmanders.<p>As reported by The Guardian and U.S. Uncut, refugee advocate Taim Shami had initiated this campaign in hopes of garnering a sliver of …

Pokémon

Even If Donald Trump Loses, the Worst Is Yet to Come

For campaigns at every level and all the advocacy groups seeking to play a role in the election, there’s something magical about the party …

The Internet Is Losing Its Mind Over Donald Trump and Mike Pence's Air Kiss Fail

Donald Trump’s failed attempt to kiss his running mate on the forehead at the Republican convention has lit up the Internet.<p>The awkward moment, …

GOP Shows White Supremacist's Tweet During Trump's Speech

The Republican National Convention displayed a tweet by a white-supremacist account during Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech on Thursday …

AP FACT CHECK: The GOP rush to blame Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's new running mate and other Republicans are wrongly accusing Hillary Clinton of speaking with indifference about the …

Obama Administration

NATO Chief Hits Back After Trump Says He Wouldn't Automatically Defend Member Countries

Donald Trump said NATO members must fulfill their obligations to the United States if they want protection.<p>The head of NATO has called for solidarity and warned that European security is tied to the safety of the United States, following remarks by Donald Trump that he would intervene to help only …

Russia

Trump would break sharply with US foreign policy tradition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump, in a New York Times interview published Thursday, outlined a sharp break in US foreign policy tradition, suggesting the US wouldn't defend NATO allies like the Baltic states against Russian aggression if they haven't "fulfilled their obligation to us."<p>Trump has repeatedly made …

Donald Trump

Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ keeps on swimming past U.S. box-office records

Move over <i>Shrek 2</i>, <i>Finding Dory</i> is officially the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the United States.<p>The sequel to Pixar’s 2003 fish film</i> …

Supreme Court nominee out in cold as election heats up | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merrick Garland hit an unwanted milestone on Tuesday as the federal appeals court judge’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court reached its 125th day with no Senate action, tying for the longest pending nomination ever to the high court.<p>Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's …

Mitch McConnell

Melania Trump's speech appeared to lift from parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention address

But political observers on Twitter were quick to note that parts of Melania's speech seemed to be ripped from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention.<p>Here are the relevant passages from each speech:<p><b>Melania:</b> From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you …

A GOP Congressman Just Made An Argument For White Supremacy On Live TV

Rep. Steve King suggested no "other subgroup of people" has contributed as much.<p>Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) made an outrageous statement about the contributions of Western civilization ― i.e., the one crafted primarily by white people ― over “any other subgroup” during an appearance Monday on …

United States

The second amendment is a recipe for police killings

The constitution lets Americans bear arms to fight against state tyranny. I know from experience that this leaves police vulnerable – and on edge<p>The tragic shootings in Baton Rouge on Sunday are yet another reminder that the second amendment, which grants Americans a constitutional right to be …

Law Enforcement

Trump Vows to Trash the Constitution

In an interview last night on the CBS show <i>60 Minutes</i>, Donald Trump was asked about the fact that his running mate, Mike Pence, once described Trump's …

Donald Trump

The Rarest Pokémon You Can Find In 'Pokémon GO'

When I first started playing <i>Pokémon GO</i>, I was excited to catch a Pidgey. It feels like so long ago. After your first tentative steps out into the Pokéworld that lives all around us, you soon begin to fill out your Pokédex with a solid collection of basic Pokémon. It varies by area, sure — I know …

Pokémon

Our boss is forcing us to play Pokémon GO during work hours

Everyone’s playing Pokémon GO, everywhere and all the time, and this is pissing bosses off.<p>Even here in the Netherlands, where the game has only just been released, people have been catching ’em all for two weeks thanks to an easy workaround.<p>Of course, being a tech-centric company with an above …

Pokémon

Here's Proof That Princess Leia Can Use the Force in Star Wars

Although <i>Force Awakens director</i> J.J. Abrams has previously stated that Princess Leia can use the Force and has just chosen not to train in it, there …

Ecotopia the Whitewashed

Ernest Callenbach touts racial harmony in <i>Ecotopia</i> as a net positive. However, the portrayal of the futuristic ex-American Northwest country, called …

100% Renewable Energy Is Possible, Here's How

If our transition to renewable energy is successful, we will achieve savings in the ongoing energy expenditures needed for economic production. We …

Watch A Stop Motion Star Trek Fan Film Eight Years In The Making

German Trekkie Jürgen Kaiser created this totally DIY 58-minute epic.<p>German Star Trek super fan Jürgen Kaiser has spent the last eight years elaborately constructing a 58 minute long stop motion film based on his favorite franchise. "It cost me about as much as a midsize car," he told Deutsche …

'A Government-Sponsored Disaster': Florida Asks For Federal Help With Toxic Algae

About a hundred miles north of Miami on the Atlantic Coast, the town of Stuart is a picturesque waterfront community — with homes, restaurants and parks overlooking the St. Lucie Estuary. But in many areas now, when you approach the water, the first thing you notice is the smell.<p>"There's no way to …

Obama Administration

Is This What We Really Want?

An America at War with Itself?<p>A cop kills a man. Another cop kills a man with a four-year-old in the vehicle. Five cops are killed—execution—by …

The Legacy of Diamond Reynolds' Video

Before this week, the most recognizable and memorable video posted to Facebook Live was probably “Chewbacca Mom,” a woman trying on a <i>Star Wars</i> mask …

The surprising links between human milk and the wild

Every mammal produces milk to rear its young. What’s in that milk depends on everything from the heat of the climate to how long the baby needs to feed for. And human milk, it turns out, has much in common with one of Africa’s wildest species.<p>Nine out of every 10 glasses of raw milk produced in the …

Biology

Obama on police shootings: 'This is not just a black issue'

<b>Warsaw, Poland (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said early Friday that Americans should feel outraged at episodes of police brutality since they're rooted in long-simmering racial discord.<p>Speaking in Warsaw immediately after landing here for a NATO summit, Obama called the shooting deaths of Alton …

Law Enforcement

The 2nd Amendment Is So White: What the Past 24 Hours Have Taught Me About Black People’s Right to Bear Arms

In less than 24 hours, two black men have been killed by police officers even though the Second Amendment indicates that they should have been …

Woman streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Philando Castile's head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks into the camera and explains a Minnesota police officer just shot her fiancé four times.<p>The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos of officer-involved shootings, but this …

Law Enforcement

Why the FBI Let Hillary Clinton Off the Hook

In a highly unusual public statement Tuesday morning, FBI director James Comey said Hillary Clinton and her aides may have violated the law in using …

"Finding Dory" Tops North America Box Office Again

Disney's "Finding Dory" topped the North America box office for a third straight weekend.<p>The film, which features the vocal talents of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, brought in an estimated 41.9 million dollars in ticket sales.<p>Debuting this weekend, "The Legend of Tarzan," starring Alexander …

Film Industry

Scotland charts course to independence from U.K.

The first hours of June 24 were bewildering. The United Kingdom, shockingly, had just voted to quit the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron immediately announced his resignation, and no one – least of all the politicians who had campaigned in favour of a so-called "Brexit" – seemed to have …

Game of Thrones Cast Visits Syrian Refugees in Greece

Following Sunday’s season six finale of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Liam Cunningham (Davos …