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Being a black man in white America: a burden even Obama couldn't escape

If you want to know what white male privilege looks like, look at the podium on inauguration day. No black man could be elected with Trump’s life story<p>In his 2014 grand jury testimony over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson described Brown …

Barack Obama

Honor and Effort: What President Obama Achieved in Eight Years

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> “Barack Obama: Eight Years,” <i>a definitive, one-of-kind 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition.</i> <i>Available at retailers</i> …

Foreign Policy

Will We Miss Our Last Chance to Save the World From Climate Change?

In the late 1980s, James Hansen became the first scientist to offer unassailable evidence that burning fossil fuels is heating up the planet. In the …

Climate

Hologram porn coming to your phone; start thanking CamSoda

Studies can’t seem to agree on just how big porn is in America, but one thing is for sure: the industry is making bank! Everyone needs some sexy time, right? And the cool thing is the industry is known for adopting and pushing new technologies forward, and it’s time for a new era. Today CamSoda is …

Registry used to track Arabs and Muslims dismantled by Obama administration

Department of Homeland Security will tear down Nseers, in an attempt to place a roadblock in front of Donald Trump’s declared intention to ban Muslims<p>The Obama administration is dismantling a discriminatory surveillance system that was used after 9/11 to keep tabs on Arabs and Muslims across the …

Trump 'arms race' comment sows more doubt on nuclear policy

WEST PALM BEACH (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sowed more doubt about his position on nuclear proliferation on Friday, reportedly welcoming an arms race even as his spokesman insisted that an atomic weapons build-up was not likely to happen.<p>Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, caused …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk Shows Childlike Joy (and Dread) in Rocket-Landing Video

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk typically displays such an incredibly calm demeanor that it's hard to imagine him getting excited about …

‘Live By Night’ Review: Ben Affleck Hits Target With Sharp Ode To Gangster Movies Of The Past

With three solid successes behind him as a director, Ben Affleck continues to forge a career — behind the camera at least — that strives for the kind …

Ben Affleck

Seth Meyers blasts Trump's 'dire' attitude toward climate change: 'It's literally life or death'

"One of the most dire consequences of a Donald Trump presidency may be its impact on climate change," the host said in a new edition of "A Closer Look" on Wednesday's episode of NBC's "Late Night." "And if there was any hope that Trump might soften his position on climate issues after he won, his …

How to make sense of 2016

FOR a certain kind of liberal, 2016 stands as a rebuke. If you believe, as <i>The Economist</i> does, in open economies and open societies, where the free …

Political Science

How We Know Humans Are to Blame for the Arctic's Extremely Warm Winter

For the Arctic, like the globe as a whole, 2016 has been exceptionally warm. For much of the year, Arctic temperatures have been much higher than …

Climate Change

ICAHN: If we’re going to get into a trade war with China, maybe it is better to do it 'sooner'

During a lengthy interview with CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report," Icahn was repeatedly asked if he was concerned about the market — which has shot up considerably since Trump won the presidency.<p>Icahn admitted he was "concerned about the market in the short term" because there are "so many …

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote …

'I goofed': Newt Gingrich says he made 'boo boo' when he claimed Trump softened on his 'drain the swamp' promise

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich posted a video apology Thursday after President-elect Donald Trump subtly rebuked him for saying he had softened on his promise to "drain the swamp."<p>"I want to report that I made a big boo boo," Gingrich said at the outset of his video apology. "I talked this …

So much from 1843's 'A Christmas Carol' rings true about poverty and greed in Dallas today

Charles Dickens penned the divergent responses to Christmas as "<i>Bah, humbug</i>!" and "<i>God bless us, every one</i>!"<p>Depictions of <i>A Christmas Carol</i> dramatize …

Texas

Photos of China's 'Airpocalypse' — where industrial smog makes the country a living hell for half a billion people

While Americans embrace the crisp, cool air of the holiday season, on the other side of the globe, about a half billion people living in northern China face the "airpocalypse" — or smog season.<p>The thick, toxic air has caused flights to be canceled, classes to be suspended, and alerts to be issued …

Leak reveals Rex Tillerson was director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm

Documents from tax haven will raise more questions over suitability of Donald Trump’s pick for US secretary of state<p>Rex Tillerson, the businessman nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US secretary of state, was the long-time director of a US-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the …

Rex Tillerson

'They May Destroy Democracy.' John McCain Warns of Russian Election Hack Aftermath

Arizona Senator John McCain said Sunday that Russian hacking during the 2016 election threatens to “destroy democracy.”<p>The Republican chair of the …

Donald Trump

Disney Just Sold Us On The ‘DuckTales’ Reboot With This Epic Casting

If you’re a grown adult and weren’t interested in the <i>DuckTales</i> reboot, Disney might have just won you over with their voice cast. <i>Doctor Who’s</i> David Tennant is leading the feathered fun as Scrooge McDuck, and that’s just the tip of the Duckberg.<p>The original classic ran for four seasons from …

Walt Disney Company

Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Puzder Supported Immigration Reform

Selection of nominee is getting criticism from the right<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of Labor Andrew Puzder praised immigration …

Bolton says Trump moves could signal 'different,' tougher, China line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of Donald Trump’s possible picks for secretary of state said on Friday that the president-elect’s criticisms of China and phone call with Taiwan’s president could signal a “different” relationship with Beijing and a tougher line on issues from trade to the South China Sea.<p>…

China

Irony Alert: Chinese State-Run Network Pulls Trump Pool Duty

President-elect continues harsh words, actions toward Beijing<p>It only took the Chinese government a month to penetrate Donald Trump’s headquarters in …

Retirement plan offered by Trump pick Puzder sheds light on Labor rule | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fast food executive Andy Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Labor Department, could be in a position to undermine the agency’s new rule on retirement advice which has long been opposed by the financial industry.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures …

Durbin and Graham Set to Introduce Bill to Protect DREAMers From Trump

Would provide 3 years of protected status for deferred action recipients<p>Two members of the Senate’s old immigration “Gang of Eight” plan to introduce …

Immigration

The Trumpification of Washington has already begun, and residents wonder how he will change the city

The European diplomat crunched celery from his Bloody Mary at the hotel bar. Hundreds of donors to a conservative think tank buzzed around the lobby, awaiting a speech from Vice President-elect Mike Pence in the presidential ballroom.<p>"This is the place," the diplomat said amid the rumble of Tuesday …

Donald Trump

Seth Meyers: How Trump 'lied his a-- off' about his biggest deal yet as president-elect

"Donald Trump was able to win the Rust Belt states in the Midwest in part by fashioning himself as a champion of the working man," Meyers said on "Late Night." "An impressive feat considering that the only tool he has ever used is a spork from KFC. At almost every campaign rally, he promised to …

Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump’s Continued Work With “Celebrity Apprentice”

“Presidents have a right to do things in their spare time or their leisure time.”<p>Kellyanne Conway, the senior adviser to Donald Trump, on Friday defended the president-elect's continued role of executive producer on NBC’s <i>The Celebrity Apprentice</i>, arguing that presidents are allowed to pursue other …

Trump’s EPA Pick Is the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Con Man

After much speculation, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, …

Fossil Fuels

Biden to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: 'We need you very, very badly'

Vice President Joe Biden said "genuine leaders" were in short supply and the world needed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "very, very badly," at a dinner hosted by Trudeau in Ottawa on Thursday night, The Globe and Mail reports.<p>"The world's going to spend a lot of time looking to you, Mr. …