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Jon Stewart Finally Went Long About The Election And Donald Trump

"He said she was unqualified because she gave a speech to Goldman Sachs. His Secretary of the Treasury is somebody from Goldman Sachs."<p>How do you stay positive during a Trump presidency? In the words of Jon Stewart, “F**king buckle your seatbelt and get ready.”<p>The former “Daily Show” host shared …

Comedy

Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism

Recent events around the world have prompted debate about the historical parallels between our times and the period preceding the second world war<p>Last Thursday, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor recorded a video which promptly went viral. She compared “the humiliation, the demonization of others” …

Democracy

Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that "millions" voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at Hillary Clinton's nearly 2 million edge in the popular vote and returning to his campaign mantra of a rigged race even as he prepares to enter the White …

Elections

Don't gloat about reading Ulysses: all books follow the same six storylines, researchers find

There may once have been cachet in ploughing one's way through Ulysses, War and Peace or Kafka's Metamorphosis.<p>But according to one study, there is no greater cause to boast about reading James Joyce than EL James.<p>All novels contain one of just six possible plots, with similar emotional arcs …

Journalism faces an 'existential crisis' in Trump era

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home.<p>Ladies and gentlemen, I added the bits from candidate Trump as a reminder of the peril we face. I actually hoped that once President-elect, all that …

Trump Tower

The World's Tallest Water Slide Is Being Demolished After Boy's Tragic Death

A 10-year-old suffered fatal injuries on the ride this summer.<p>Schlitterbahn says its Kansas City water park will tear down its famous water slide after a 10-year-old boy was killed on the ride this summer.<p>At just over 168 feet, the Verrückt is the tallest water slide in the world, according to …

Water Parks
Keith Ellison

Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather

Royal decree ordered Friedrich Trump to leave Bavaria and never come back after he failed to do military service<p>A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trump’s grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back.<p>Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in …

History

Line between transition, company blurred by Trump children

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the campaign office on the fifth floor? Their business offices on …

Donald Trump

Trump Team Defends Controversial Appointments on Sunday Shows

After multiple days of strong pushback over the selections of Jeff Sessions and Gen. Michael Flynn, the Trump team tried to soften the images of their picks.<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s top surrogates on Sunday were hammered with a barrage of questions about the individuals who have already been …

Jeff Sessions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s seeking a fourth term

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, who has steered Germany through several global crises as its first woman leader, said Sunday that she will seek a fourth …

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

Earlier this week, a post written by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour went viral. It's called "Code I’m Still Ashamed Of."<p>In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the …

Ethics

A Timeline of Abortion Rights in the U.S.

Women – If you haven't already heard, your vagina, your health and your livelihood are at risk.<p>With <b>Donald Trump</b> being named president-elect, our country is one big question mark on a number of issues, including reproductive health care. Trump's VP, <b>Mike Pence</b>, previously signed one of the strictest …

Spike in hate crimes prompts special NY police unit

<b>(CNN) —</b> An "explosion" in hate crimes since Election Day has prompted the creation of a special police unit to fight the uptick in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.<p>The announcement coincided with an address at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Cuomo called for an end to the …

Andrew Cuomo

Obama: I'll push back on Trump if needed to defend US ideals

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday he doesn't intend to become his successor's constant critic — but reserved the right to speak out if President-elect Donald Trump or his policies breach certain "values or ideals."<p>Offering a rare glimpse into his thoughts on his post-presidency, …

World Leaders

On A Day Crammed With Meetings, Trump Greets Possible Cabinet Picks

Rarely has a single door attracted so much media attention.<p>All weekend, cameras have been trained on the wood-paneled door of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster Township, N.J., as the journalists behind them sought to suss out clues to the next step in President-elect …

Donald Trump

Trump: 'Hamilton' cast harassed Pence

Updated 11/19/2016 07:39 PM EST<p>President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was "harassed" by the cast of "Hamilton," after an actor addressed Pence's presence and expressed concern about the incoming administration on stage after the musical's …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

BBC Today programme<p><b>DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London's Great Plague.</b><p>The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London's population.<p>It's taken a year to confirm initial findings …

Kansas governor rescinds order protecting gay state workers

Kansas will no longer ban discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in hiring and employment in much of state government because of an action announced Tuesday by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.<p>Brownback rescinded an executive order issued in August 2007 by then-Gov. …

Equality

10 sharp-witted quotes from Jon Stewart

After 16 years behind the <i>Daily Show</i> news desk, Jon Stewart announced Tuesday that he will step down later this year.<p>While Comedy Central reportedly plans to keep the series alive with a new host, <i>The Daily Show</i> as we've known it since Stewart took over in 1999 will be a fond memory of the past. …

Comedy

Iron Man and the Hulk go head to head in new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

We got our first real glimpse of <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> last October after a clip leaked online, and now the second trailer has arrived. Suffice to say that things aren't looking too good for the Avengers in Joss Whedon's upcoming film. "Everyone creates the thing they dread," intones James …

Superheroes

Anti-Islam protesters march in Germany

<b>Dresden, Germany (CNN) —</b> Anti-Islam protesters gathered Monday in the German city of Dresden, with some carrying banners with the names of those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.<p>It is the 12th march in Dresden called by the protest group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of …

Germany