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10 Easy Pieces: German-Made Cleaning Staples

From the land of high-performance cars, everyday cleaning tools built for beauty and function. Here are 10 grime-combating, dust-bunny battling …

Switched On: Classic Light Switches

A pet peeve around here: thoughtfully-designed houses with mood-killing cheapo light switches. We’ve long recommended replacing plastic switch covers …

Google survey finds more than five million users infected with adware

Ad-injecting malware is one of the most reliable scams on the web. Once a computer's infected, the virus will drop new ads into any site it visits, sending ad revenue back to the scammers who control it. Users may even know the name of the program, but they're powerless to remove it. According to …

Chipotle's flashy ban on GMOs is totally backfiring

The move, which was initially praised, is being called "bad science" and "opportunistic."<p>Some are even pointing out that Chipotle sells soda with corn syrup from genetically modified corn.<p>Chipotle's GMO ban abuses the public's scientifically unfounded fear to sell burritos, according to a recent …

Amending the US constitution: the political rarity that's suddenly in vogue

The US constitution has been successfully changed only 27 times in its 227-year history, but a sudden upsurge in talk – from many presidential candidates – suggests constitutional reform may no longer be the refuge of political kooks<p>Despite their all too obvious differences, one surprising policy …

The Unpleasant Charisma of John Kasich

He’s tamed the federal budget and brought Ohio's economy back from the brink. His next target might be the White House—and he could be 2016's most interesting candidate.<p>The last time John Kasich went to New Hampshire, the visit did not go well. It was 16 years ago, and Kasich, a 47-year-old …

Bernie and Larry Sanders: brothers form quixotic cross-Atlantic political 'dynasty'

As Bernie Sanders announces longshot bid for US presidency, brother Larry – who moved to Britain in 1969 – runs underdog campaign for MP in south-east England<p>There’s a bespectacled liberal politician mounting a long-shot run for office pledging to fight for the working class and progressive ideals. …

Social media analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

EXCLUSIVE - An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News.<p>The firm, which asked to remain anonymous because of …

Medical marijuana users at legal risk (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: David Mattingly talks to Larry and Rhonda Harvey about their case Monday night on Erin Burnett OutFront at 7 p.m. ET on CNN. Steph Sherer is founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, a national organization that seeks to promote safe and legal access to cannabis</i> …

China: New bank to enhance international finance system

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's proposed infrastructure bank for Asia is intended to complement, not replace, existing lenders dominated by the U.S. and …

Which withdrawal strategy should you use in retirement?

If you’re trying to decide which strategy to use to withdraw money from your retirement nest egg, we’ve got good news. There’s a new study out that …

Tesla's new gigafactory will highlight the 2 biggest labor trends in America

Tesla will build the batteries for its electric cars there, and while the factory is still years from being operational, a report in the Reno Gazette-Journal on Sunday discusses the impact the factory is already having on the region's economy.<p>Specifically, Tesla is amplifying the two biggest labor …

Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him.<p>The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded …

Same Surveillance State, Different War

How government justification for mass surveillance during the war on drugs turned into rationalization for spying on citizens in the war on terror<p>It's been a long 22 months since the first of thousands of classified government documents became public in what has turned into a drumbeat of …

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Kick Open the Doorway to Liberty: What Are We Waiting For?

Everything this nation once stood for is being turned on its head.<p>Free speech, religious expression, privacy, due process, bodily integrity, the sanctity of human life, the sovereignty of the family, individuality, the right to self-defense, protection against police abuses, representative …

9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp

A lack of worldliness is clouding our vision on everything from sex to economics, and the proof is in our policies<p>Alex Henderson<p>March 28, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on …

Feds fight Hillary Clinton-focused email lawsuit

The State Department is fighting a journalist's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit demanding that the agency process for release a broad swath of email and other records produced by Hillary Clinton's aides during her four years as secretary of state.<p>The request Vice News reporter Jason Leopold …

Huckabee calls for term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices

Prospective presidential candidate<p>Mike Huckabeecalled Saturday for the imposition of term limits onU.S. Supreme Courtjustices, saying that the nation’s founders never intended to create lifetime, irrevocable posts.<p>"Nobody should be in an unelected position for life," the former Arkansas governor …

Joe Biden’s Israel stunner: American Jews should let Israel protect them

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>“No matter how deeply involved you are in the U.S. … there’s only one guarantee … and that’s the state of Israel”<p>Corey Robin<p>March 29, 2015 10:58am (UTC)<p>In the April issue of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg reports on a remarkable incident last fall at the residence of Vice President …

Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network

Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s …

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Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program

The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager …

‘Her Character Is Flawed’: GOP Dark Horse Slams Hillary Clinton, Promises to Root Out Pornographic Government Waste

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination — and she is not shying away from slinging barbs at the presumptive Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.<p>On “Fox News Sunday with Chris …

Nevada’s Caesar

Harry Reid—one part Godfather, one part Santa Claus—might just be the most important Nevadan in the state’s history.<p>In the summer of 2007, Nevada Power, the state’s utility monopoly, was ramping up plans to build a $5 billion coal plant in the rural community of Ely.<p>Then-Senate Majority Leader …

11 Genius Storage Tricks for a Tiny Kitchen

When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.<p>When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.

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This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

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Home of Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza is demolished

The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished, Newtown officials said Tuesday.<p>The 2-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy, suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved by …

FBI figures tweaked to show phony increase in mass shootings, report says

Crime stats published by the FBI and relied upon by the media distort the gun violence and leave the public with the impression "mass shooting" incidents are a much bigger threat than they really are, according to a criminologist and Second Amendment scholar.<p>The bureau's annual reports tabulating …

You and Amazon Fire TV can now get a hotel room

Ever think your Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick would make a great traveling companion? Thanks to an upcoming software update, according to Amazon, both devices will be the first streaming media devices you can connect to Wi-Fi that requires Web authentication, which includes Wi-Fi at most …