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We need more MPs like Dr Sarah Wollaston, who was brave enough to change her mind over Brexit

Since becoming the first candidate of a British political party to be chosen by open primary, Dr Sarah Wollaston has been a consistently interesting …

George Osborne

‘It Was A Porn Movie’: Atlantic’s First Female A&R Exec Reveals the Worst of the Music Industry

“Men are going to try to break you,” one of Dorothy Carvello’s teachers told her in grade school — and, she says, they were words that seemed to …

Music Industry

More than 23,000 Californians registered to vote incorrectly by state DMV

Tens of thousands of Californians were registered to vote incorrectly by the state Dept. of Motor Vehicles, including mistakes that assigned some voters the wrong political party preference, officials said Wednesday.<p>Officials insist the errors were limited to only a small number of the 1.4 million …

Voter Registration

Toobin: Trump tweet may be impeachable

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses President Trump's tweet that blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Justice Department's decision to bring charges against two GOP congressmen.

Donald Trump

Crimsafe patio screens assist with sustainable design at minimalist Qld home

Patio screens from Crimsafe Security Systems were installed at a new home in Queensland to provide a layer of separation between the indoor and …

The World's First Floating Farm is Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture

An offshore dairy farm, anchored in Rotterdam’s harbour, will soon begin producing milk for the city. Developed with sustainability in mind, the …

Farming

Long Beach, CA, USA, August, early afternoon

Every location on earth is identified by a combination of two numbers. Centred on Greenwich, in England. This coordinate system divides the world up …

Avant-garde

Thanks to Manafort, we now know why Bob Dole joined the board of a crooked bank in Central Asia

Russia wouldn't even touch the bank, but the former GOP nominee had no problem joining.<p>A new report about convicted felon Paul Manafort’s work in …

Central Asia

How This Will End

Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers.<p>Michael Gerson, one of the most eloquent and principled critics of Donald Trump, insists that we are at June 1973, the moment when John Dean’s testimony broke the dam that a year later swept Richard Nixon off into disgrace. Others …

Donald Trump

Global study shows environmentally friendly farming can increase productivity

A major new study involving researchers from the University of York has measured a global shift towards more sustainable agricultural systems that …

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

Yes, Donald Trump, you are a ‘racist’

By Jonathan Capehart<p>Jonathan Capehart<p>Opinion writer focusing on the intersection of social and cultural issues and politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>CNN anchor Don Lemon revealed that in 2011, then-private citizen Donald Trump once branded him a “racist.” Why? “I was racist,” the African …

Donald Trump

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration Reform

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Russia and 4 Other Nations Settle Decades-long Dispute Over Caspian Sea

MOSCOW — The five countries with shorelines on the Caspian Sea agreed on Sunday to a formula for dividing up the world’s largest inland body of water and its potentially vast oil and gas resources.<p>The leaders of Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan signed the Convention on the …

Central Asia

Hotly contested Ohio race gets closer after hundreds of uncounted votes are found

The nail-biter playing out in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District got even closer Wednesday after 588 uncounted votes were found in a suburb of Columbus, according to county officials.<p>The ballots were tallied and Democrat Danny O’Connor gained 190 votes on Republican Troy Balderson. The GOP …

Government

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Trade War Update: U.S. Goes For China's Jugular

If you want to know the endgame in this China trade war, it is probably this: redirect supply chains to favor American manufacturers; pressure the Communist Party to open its mega domestic market to Americans with no strings (already happening pre-tariffs); and challenge Chinese dominance in Asia, …

The Secret Ingredient to China’s Aggression? Sand

One of the most dangerous confrontations between the United States and China is heating up. Warships are being deployed, bombers are taking wing and threats are being exchanged — all of it sparked by China’s growing mastery of the use of the world’s most overlooked natural resource: sand.<p>The point …

Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager

18-year-old Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result …

Jeff Sessions' 'religious liberty task force' part of a dangerous Christian nationalist campaign of discrimination

Hot Take<p>In the Trump administration’s latest effort to deliver on promises to its base, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “religious liberty task force” at the Department of Justice. Sessions made the announcement at a Religious Liberty Summit, which was backed by Alliance Defending …

Trump Administration

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Donald Trump’s authoritarian power-grab: Due process is for wimps

<b>(AP/Getty/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump openly craves the kind of power Kim Jong Un wields. Stop telling yourself that he’s joking<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>June 25, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>There is a tendency among the punditocracy to dismiss President Trump's authoritarian rhetoric as nothing more than …

Trump's U.N. envoy: 'Every day I feel like I put body armor on'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump came into office disparaging the United Nations and appointed politician Nikki Haley as the ambassador to carry out his disruptive agenda, but she has also shown Trump how the world body serves his purposes, specifically on North Korea.<p>The U.N. …

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Withdrawn Nomination Gives Democrats Hope in Brett Kavanaugh Fight

Small margin in Senate provides little wiggle room for Supreme Court nominee<p>The last-minute White House withdrawal of an appeals court nominee on the …

When Capitalists Go on Strike

A manufacturer refuses to invest in the United States until the government cuts taxes and loosens “environmental regulations and hiring rules.” The …

Automakers' Reinvention At Risk As Trump's Tariffs Threaten Their Core Business

As automakers try to reinvent themselves for an era of electric, connected, self-driving cars, the meat and potatoes of their core business are facing catastrophic upheaval from the Trump administration’s widening trade war.<p>Hearings began Thursday in Washington on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s …

U.S. delegation to meet Turkish officials on Iran sanctions

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, an official from Turkey’s foreign ministry said.<p>“A U.S. delegation currently holding talks in India will be visiting Ankara on Friday …

South Asia

Syria: Evacuation of rebel-besieged towns in Idlib complete

Residents of Shia-majority towns will head to government areas in return for the release of rebels held in prisons.<p>Thousands of residents from two rebel-besieged loyalist towns in northwestern Syria have been evacuated to government-controlled territory as part of a deal that will see hundreds of …