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Here's what the Senate healthcare bill means for all types of Americans

Senate Republican leadership released a long-awaited Obamacare repeal and replace bill Thursday, providing the first look at their vision of the future for America's healthcare system.<p>The 142-page discussion draft, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, has the potential to affect a wide scope …

ObamaCare

After Trump pressured Ford out of moving factory to Mexico, company decides to build the new Focus in China

Ford Motors announced it would manufacture the new Focus in China, rather than Mexico as previously planned<p>American consumers will be buying Ford Motor’s next-generation small car from a plant in China instead of Mexico, the company announced on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.<p>In 2019, …

North Korea

Three Juries in One Week Failed to Convict Cops for Killing Black Men

Raymond Tensing's mistrial marks the third time in the past seven days a police officer charged with killing a black man escaped conviction.<p>On Friday, a Cincinnati judge declared a mistrial in the murder case of former cop Raymond Tensing. It's the second time a jury found itself unable to come to …

Policing

The Occult Roots of Modernism

In the Paris of the early eighteen-nineties, at the height of the Decadence, the man of the moment was the novelist, art critic, and would-be guru Joséphin Péladan, who named himself Le Sâr, after the ancient Akkadian word for “king.” He went about in a flowing white cloak, an azure jacket, a lace …

Architecture

Kim Shuck named San Francisco’s new poet laureate

Kim Shuck, a native of San Francisco whose work explores her multiethnic roots, has been named the city’s new poet laureate.<p>A descendant of Poles and …

Poems to go in the Big Easy:…

Things you would expect to find on the streets of a city nicknamed ‘The Big Easy’ include flamboyant street performers, soul food vendors, public nudity, discarded Mardi Gras beads and left-over cups of NoLa’s infamous ‘hurricane’ cocktail.<p>New Orleans, French Quarter. Image by ShutterstockRF<p>Yet …

Lonely Planet

4 poets you need to read, from new poet laureate Tracy K. Smith

Last week, the Library of Congress selected Tracy K. Smith as the new poet laureate. In a conversation with NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown, …

Poetry

How to Control Your Dreams with Lucid Dreaming | Altered States

Bon Voyage, Bradbury

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933 review – art at its most deliberately obscene

Tate Liverpool Thought Liza Minnelli in Cabaret was the peak of Weimar decadence? Think again. A pungent new exhibition reveals a world of chaos, corsets and bloodstained crosses that the Nazis were about to sweep away<p>When Hana Koch died in 2006, she left her family a modern German treasure hidden …

Art

"Exploration telepresence" may virtually get people to Mars

As far as many people are concerned, there are just two ways of exploring other planets – either robots do it while all the humans stay back on …

Exploration

Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell Teams Up With ‘Narcos’ Exec for Reggae Documentary

Island Records founder and entrepreneur Chris Blackwell has teamed with “Narcos” showrunner Eric Newman and Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman to …

Music

Black-Market Brain Surgery Goes So Wrong (and Yet So Right) in Scifi Short Exchangers

Imagine if everyone came pre-programmed with one special talent. It would be amazingly awesome—unless, like the frustrated protagonist of scifi short</i> …

The Brain

One killed as Venezuelan troops fire on protesters

Shooting outside La Carlota airbase in Caracas brings death toll from near-daily unrest to at least 76 since April.<p>Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters as they attacked the perimeter of an airbase, killing a demonstrator and bringing the death toll to …

World News

'Nobody Speak': Inside Chilling New Free Press Documentary

Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger was ready to make a doc about Gawker and Hulk Hogan – and then Trump was elected<p>In part, the unnerving new documentary</i> …

Journalism

Video Shows Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest

U.S. Capitol Police forcibly removed demonstrators and disability advocates — some of whom were in wheelchairs — protesting the Senate's proposed …

U.S. Congress

The art and craft of making board games for the CIA

Acclaimed designer Volko Ruhnke gives a whole new meaning to the term “serious games”<p>The United States has exactly 16 agencies devoted to intelligence gathering and analysis, but only one which reports directly to our nation’s Chief Executive: the Central Intelligence Agency. Founded in 1947, the …

CIA

The Forgotten Man Who Transformed Journalism in America

By the time Lowell Thomas turned 25, he’d already worked as a journalist, earned multiple degrees, and found a place on the faculty at Princeton …

Journalism

Has Goldie fuelled theory Banksy is Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja with slip of the tongue?

For 20 years, he - or she - has gone to extreme lengths to keep their identity hidden as they took the art world by storm.<p>And academics, scholars, passers-by and critics have speculated constantly over who the Bristolian anti-establishment artist Banksy really is.<p>However, a slip of the tongue by …

Street Art

Artboard 3

This coming Monday will mark 35 years since the sci-fi classic Blade Runner was released. The date was June 25, 1982, and of course the genre was …

Science Fiction

Faggots are fantastic in Daniel Nicoletta’s LGBT photos

A new book celebrates LGBT San Francisco at the height of the crucial fight for gay rights<p>“Faggots are fantastic!” is splashed across the tank top of a man named Hoti, frozen arms akimbo in a portrait taken in August 1975. Photographer Daniel Nicoletta was around, camera in hand, during the apex of …

San Francisco

BLADE RUNNER 35th Anniversary: Which Cut Should You Watch?

Ridley Scott’s seminal future noir <i>Blade Runner</i> turns 35 this year. Well, the <i>Theatrical Cut</i> of the film does. <i>Blade Runner</i> is actually celebrating …

Science Fiction

TenX Figured out How to Make Cryptocurrency Spendable Immediately In Real Life

The worlds of entrepreneurship and cryptocurrency have officially merged (and that's a good thing.)<p>Entrepreneur's have officially gotten their hands in the cookie jar of the cryptocurrency world. And believe me that's a good thing.<p>TenX, who is launching their highly anticipated ICO this coming …

Cryptocurrency

Medieval Sword Pulled From Polish Bog

Archaeologists believe the well-preserved 600-year-old weapon likely belonged to a knight.<p>Six hundred years ago, an unlucky knight may have fallen into or lost his sword in a bog filled with peat. That's one explanation researchers are putting forth after an incredibly well-preserved sword was …

Archaeology

Aberdeen Says Cryptocurrency Bubble Will Burst Even If Coins Change Finance - Bloomberg

Peter Denious, head of global venture capital at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc, said we’re in the midst of a virtual currency bubble, and like all …

Venture Capital

Meet 5 of the World’s Most Dangerous Hacker Groups

Hacking has come a long way from the days of maladjusted teenagers wreaking digital havoc from their basements. As <i>Fortune</i> explains in the cover story …

Security

Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul review – audacious live jazz

(Resonance)<p>In his short life, Jaco Pastorius revolutionised the bass guitar, and lifted the music of key jazz-fusioneers Pat Metheny and Weather Report in the 1970s – but his ambition was to form a big band. This previously unreleased live set captures a blistering two-hour gig from Pastorius’s …

Jazz

Prohibition didn't work for alcohol and it's failing for marijuana

Decriminalising marijuana would be a small step and free up resources that could be put to better use elsewhere. So where’s the push for legalisation?<p>Why haven’t we legalised marijuana already? It’s a question brought to mind after reading Fairfax crime writer John Sylvester’s recent report on …

Cannabis

Fusion Breakthrough Puts Us One Step Closer to Limitless Clean Energy

Taking It Slow<p>Scientists consider nuclear fusion the “holy grail” of energy production for good reason. Not only could it provide a virtually …

Energy