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The Republican Waterloo

Conservatives once warned that Obamacare would produce the Democratic Waterloo. Their inability to accept the principle of universal coverage has, instead, led to their own defeat.<p>Seven years and three days ago, the House of Representatives grumblingly voted to approve the Senate’s version of the …

Fake news, Russia and Comey: all poor answers to why Donald Trump won | Bhaskar Sunkara

The longer we downplay the failings of the Democratic party, the greater chance we have of Trump winning again in 2020<p>They were up against a candidate that was beyond gaffe-prone. They had a huge money advantage. They had the support of almost every sector of capital, and what’s left of the labor …

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What Happens When White House Aides Get Too Famous?

Team Trump might want to remember the dangers of flying too close to the spotlight.<p>Franklin Roosevelt uttered many a memorable phrase, but one observation has clearly <i>not</i> stood the test of time: his caution that those who serve on the White House staff need to have “a passion for anonymity.”<p>That was …

Trump's wild first week in office was like nothing ever seen in the presidency

From when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States last Friday through the end of this week, news broke from the White House at a rapid-fire pace unlike anything seen previously.<p>Trump signed executive orders en-masse, most of which cemented concrete action on his most …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

The best photographs of Barack Obama's presidency – in pictures

The Obama presidency was a gift to picture editors: young and attractive with a handsome family, he brought an openness and sense of fun to the White House unseen since JFK. Our US picture editor, Sarah Gilbert, selects her favourite pictures from his eight years in office

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The 42 most powerful photos from around the world in 2016

Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed the birth of sporting heroes in the Olympics, the devastating culmination of five years of civil war in Syria, and political upheaval in the form of Donald Trump and the Brexit.<p>As we approach 2017, we thought we'd take a look back at the year through the …

The 50 best TV shows of 2016: No 6 Black Mirror

Our countdown of the year’s top TV continues with Charlie Brooker’s near-future nightmare, which made us want to throw our mobiles in a bucket of water<p>• More on the best culture of 2016<p>In one especially upsetting episode of the third series of Black Mirror, Kenny downloads a malware program called …

Your car will become a second office in 5 years or less, General Motors CEO predicts

With autonomous cars on the horizon, she has made huge moves to bring the company into the future. In the past year alone under Barra's leadership, the auto giant acquired Cruise Automation, invested $500 million in the ride-hailing company Lyft, and launched GM's first long-range, all-electric …

It’s Rihanna’s World

IT'S SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, and I am in the large gothic home of Real Housewife Carlton Gebbia in Beverly Hills, the setting for Rihanna's <i>Vogue</i> shoot. The 28-year-old singer appears in the doorway, fresh off a plane from Toronto, where the night before she and Drake wrapped the video for their hit …

21 Life Lessons From Rihanna’s Instagram

You don’t have to be a member of her Navy to know that Rihanna’s Instagram account is the ultimate source for attitude inspiration on the Web. Through a mix of tongue-in-cheek captions, bikinied selfies, and adorable #TBTs, the <i>Anti</i> singer has created a breezy feed that captures everything we love …

How Did Selena Gomez Become the Most Followed Person on Instagram?

The pop star has close to 70 million followers, more than any other celebrity.<p>Over the weekend, you might not have heard it—the sound it made was like a collection of ribbons falling to the ground on top of one another, or like the gasp of a teenager in the face of an unexpected text—but a new …

Did Gigi Hadid Kill Contouring?

When Gigi Hadid broke onto the scene two years ago and became the industry’s golden girl, she heralded the return of the bombshell, as voluptuous models like Irina Shayk and Adriana Lima invaded the runways once more. It turns out that the 20-year-old may have inspired another movement, thanks to …

Makeup artist turns her lips into modern works of art

While they may not be considered the most classic of beauty looks, the mind-blowing creations by Andrea Reed are definitely works of art in their own right.<p>Reed uses her lips as a canvas, painting intricate designs with tiny, layered strokes to give off a multi-dimentional look.<p>While she does …

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10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Buzz Aldrin eyes 2040 for manned Mars mission

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is eyeing 2040 for the first manned mission to Mars, noting that the red planet’s moon Phobos could play a vital role for astronauts.<p>“I think that’s a good target date,” the 86-year-old space legend told FoxNews.com. “We should be able to reach there with international …

Apple Car may ship in 2021, with a price tag of $75,000

At $17k, the Apple Watch Edition is currently the most expensive product Apple sells.<p>But according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, that record is likely to be obliterated when the Apple Car finally ships — since his projected price tag of “around $75,000” would put it at around …

5 takeaways from the Democratic debate

<b>Miami (CNN) —</b> There were few softballs Wednesday night for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.<p>Clinton was asked whether she lied about Benghazi, whether she might be indicted over her emails and why she's seen as so untrustworthy. Sanders was pressed on comments he made in the mid-1980s about Fidel …

Louis C.K. Sends Out Epic Email Annihilating Donald Trump's Candidacy

"Don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that," the comedian told his fans.<p>In a lengthy email he sent to fans on Saturday after a brief plug for his show "Horace and Pete," Louis C.K. took very precise aim at GOP front-runner Donald Trump, saying bluntly: "This guy is Hitler."<p>The …

Super Saturday: Trump, Cruz score double victories

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Ted Cruz claimed two Super Saturday victories each while Democrat Bernie Sanders also scored a pair of morale-boosting wins and Hillary Clinton won one state.<p>The campaign now moves to Michigan, which holds its primary on Tuesday along with races in three other …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Police: Knife reportedly found on former O.J. Simpson estate

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Americans revisited one of the most sensational murder trials of modern times when a new twist appeared Friday in the O.J. Simpson case.<p>Los Angeles police announced that a knife was allegedly found on Simpson's former estate in Brentwood, stirring memories of the stabbings of …

Winning photos from Pictures of the Year International

Pictures of the Year International has announced the winners in the 73rd annual competition. Paolo Marchetti, an independent photojournalist based in Italy, won premier honors as the Photographer of the Year, with Carolyn Van Houten, Al Bello and Andrew Ellis honored as the Newspaper Photographer …

Facebook’s new “Reactions” emoji expose the lies we tell about ourselves online

After months of testing, Facebook’s new “Reactions” feature was rolled out last week (Feb. 24) . In addition to the reliably inadequate “Like” button, Facebook’s 1.6 billion worldwide users can now select from emojis signaling “Love,” “Wow,” “Haha,” “Sad,” and “Angry.”<p>On the surface, these new …

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20 Outrageous Purchases That Led Kanye Into Debt

<i>By Michelle Smith, Contributor</i><p>According to Forbes, Kanye West averages $1.1 million a night while touring and has raked in about $72 million before taxes over the last three years. Yet, the rapper and fashion designer recently took to Twitter to announce that he's $53 million in debt. Moreover, he …

8 astounding facts about a great scientific mystery that affects only 10% of the population

About 10% of the human population is left-handed, yet no one knows for sure why lefties are so rare.<p>It's probably due to a mix of factors, including genetics, evolution, and even prenatal hormones. Or it might be the result of something else.<p>Here are some of the most interesting facts researchers …