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'Fort Tilden' rips into millennial culture with a beach day from hell

A carefree day off turns into the beach day from hell in the sun-blasted, acid-tongued send-up of millennial culture "Fort Tilden," written and directed by Sarah Violet-Bliss and Charles Rogers.<p>Roommates Harper (Bridey Elliott), dim and mean, and Allie (Clare McNulty), dim and whiny, set off for …

Here Are The Books On President Obama's Summer Reading List

More like Reader of the Free World.

This Cottage Is as Close to Magical as You Can Get

Seriously, its name is "Faerie Door."<p>This countryside cottage totally proves that you don't have to be Harry Potter to have a mystical, storybook getaway in England. Called the Faerie Door (I mean, are you swooning yet?), this beautiful rental is hidden away in Wiltshire, England and is simply …

Breweries Worth Traveling For

Brewery road trip might sound like an oxymoron because of the whole "drinking and driving" thing, but listen, there are breweries that are worth driving great distances to reach. Some have mind-blowing tours; others produce beer so rare you can only find it at the mother ship; still others are in a …

Bernie Sanders, Progressive Enemy #1

The ultimate progressive is getting kicked in the teeth by fellow progressives.<p>The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders was supposed to put leftward pressure on Hillary Clinton. Instead, it’s Sanders who has become the left’s punching bag.<p>Sanders has been sandbagged by Black Lives Matter …

Bernie Sanders: Laughing All The Way Through The Media Black Out

<i>Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaking before the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena over-capacity crowd, August 10th, 2015.</i><p>The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena overflowed tonight, not for a sports event, but to hear a 73 year old Senator speak about 'issues'. His …

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Lost resting place of Egyptian queen Nefertiti may have been hidden by Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologist says

An English archaeologist has suggested that the tomb of Tutankhamun, the most famous of Egypt's pharaohs, is hiding a secret that has eluded researchers since its discovery more than 90 years ago.<p>Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona told the Times of London that he believes he has …

Carly Fiorina opposes paid maternity leave mandate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina says she's glad some companies are offering paid maternity leave -- but the government shouldn't mandate it.<p>"I'm not saying I oppose paid maternity leave. What I'm saying is I oppose the federal government mandating paid maternity leave to every company out there," …

Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things?

Studying how adorable animals can turn us aggressive<p>Seeing something cute actually does bring out aggression in us, according to a paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in New Orleans last Friday.<p>Researchers found 109 people to look at pictures of animals …

Donald Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'What I Said Was Appropriate'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wasn't backing down Sunday morning following his controversial ‘blood’ comment regarding Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, which infuriated political pundits and social media critics over the weekend.<p>On NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump told host Chuck Todd …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders Unveils Sweeping Policy Platform To Combat Racial Inequality

Sanders addressed the issue in front of more than 20,000 supporters in Portland, drawing his largest crowd yet.<p>WASHINGTON -- A day after being interrupted by Black Lives Matters protesters at a campaign event in Seattle, Washington, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) …

I Stand With Megyn Kelly

I am a liberal. I do not watch Fox News. But I stand with Megyn Kelly.<p>At Thursday's Republican presidential debate, moderator Megyn Kelly, a former litigator, questioned Donald Trump about his remarks about women, noting "You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs' and …

Megyn Kelly

Uninsured Rate Down Way More In States That Embraced Obamacare

Obamacare is really good at getting health insurance to people -- if their states' leaders let it.<p>WASHINGTON -- The share of Americans without health insurance has dropped sharply since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began in 2013, according to survey results published by Gallup on …

Health Care

Barack Obama: U.S. credibility on the line in Iran nuclear deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama says the United States' credibility -- beyond just the specifics of the negotiations and his tenure in the White House -- is on the line as Congress votes on the Iran nuclear deal.<p>In an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Obama said the …

Ferguson protesters arrested as county declares state of emergency

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> A day of civil disobedience that saw several arrests ended Monday with rowdy protesters throwing rocks and bottles at police.<p>The St. Louis County police said frozen water bottles were thrown at officers, prompting them to order the crowd to disperse or face …

Law Enforcement

Hillary Clinton to unveil $350B college affordability plan

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making higher education more affordable at an appearance in New Hampshire Monday.<p>The proposal centers on a $200 billion federal incentive system aimed at encouraging states to expand their investments in …

Scotland will ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops

Government says potential benefits don't outweigh risks to Scotland's 'clean and green brand'<p>The Scottish government has announced plans to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in Scotland, as part of an effort to protect its "clean and green brand." In a statement released Sunday, …

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Hillary Clinton rolls out $350 billion, 10-year college affordability plan

<b>Exeter, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton rolled out her college affordability plan Monday, pledging to voters in New Hampshire that "costs won't be a barrier" to secondary education in a Clinton administration.<p>Both of Clinton's main Democratic rivals - former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley of …

New Democrats plan 'assertive' new presence in House

The New Democrat Coalition sees opportunities this fall on taxes, trade, Medicare and others.<p>In the hierarchy of the House, moderate Democrats — a minority in a party already deep in the minority — should be totally powerless.<p>But a group of pro-business Democrats, who allied with President Barack …

8 Beautiful Castles to Visit Around the World

You don't need to be in a royal family to enjoy what these palaces have to offer.<p>You don't need to be in a royal family to enjoy what these palaces have to offer.

With Social Security disability fund going broke by 2016, Congress set for partisan, election-year showdown

The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year unless Congress acts.<p>Social Security's trustees say the disability trust fund will run out of money in late 2016, a presidential election year, which would trigger an automatic 19 percent cut in …

Social Security turns 80: Changes needed to save program

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point …

Trump defends comments on Fox News anchor Kelly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said Monday he never intended to say anything inappropriate about Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly and said the uproar …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Sunday marked the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, which sparked protests across the United States in the months after.<p><b>2.</b> At least 11 people were killed during a stampede in India when thousands of …

European Central Bank

Drones getting in the way of emergency responders

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting …

Washington State

'Ideological' Or 'Illogical': President Obama Responds To Iran Deal Critics

President Obama is facing deep skepticism in Congress, which votes next month on whether to disapprove the nuclear deal with Iran. The president contends that the public will better appreciate the deal in the years after it has taken effect.<p>NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Obama about the deal in an …