James Schreiber

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The President Is a Crook

The country now faces a choice between the Trump presidency and the rule of law.<p>So now it’s confirmed, as a matter of legal record, that President Donald Trump organized a scheme to violate federal election laws. He directed his longtime personal attorney to pay at least one woman for silence. That …

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How to Delete All Your Tweets

It's worth it.<p>You're probably not the same person you were five years ago. Even if you are, Twitter is <i>absolutely</i> not the same place it was in its early days. The freewheeling low-stakes website for throwing bad jokes into the abyss has transformed into an enormous public forum inhabited by just …

This USB Wall Charger Doubles as a Hidden Camera

Available for 55 percent off.<p>Hidden cameras have revolutionized home security, and with good reason, but it needs to be in an object that’s so common and expected to be found around the home that it won’t raise any suspicions.<p>Few objects are more common than the USB wall charger, which is what …

Airline pilots protest a study on allowing cargo planes to be operated by only one pilot with remote help

Unions representing nearly 50 commercial airlines have launched a protest against federal legislation to study the idea of putting cargo planes in the hands of only one pilot with the help of remote-control pilots on the ground.<p>But this dispute includes a big mystery: Officials of pilots unions …

Police face new challenges when determining if someone is too high to drive

<b>ADRIAN ALVAREZ:</b><p>Is it nice and snug?<p><b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>Yeah. This is very Amelia Earhart, old school.<p>I’m being fitted with a functional near infrared …

Navdeep Bains: US apologizes after Canada minister told to remove turban

Officials from the Trump administration issued an apology after a security agent at a Detroit airport repeatedly demanded that a Canadian cabinet minister remove his turban, the minister has revealed.<p>Navdeep Bains, the country’s minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, described …

George Will just exposed Mike Pence's Faustian bargain

<b>(CNN) —</b> George F. Will is not the guy you'd think would be responsible for delivering the most devastating takedown of Vice President Mike Pence you will ever read.<p>And, yet, the conservative columnist's piece on Thursday is just that -- laying bare the total transformation of the former Indiana …

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New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to …

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

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US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest website

Privacy advocates call warrant for IP addresses of 1.3 million people who visited inauguration protest website an unconstitutional ‘fishing expedition’<p>The US government is seeking to unmask every person who visited an anti-Trump website in what privacy advocates say is an unconstitutional “fishing …

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This GOP Health Bill Proposes New Limits To Medical Malpractice Awards

Last week, a jury awarded a Pennsylvania man $620,000 for pain and suffering in a medical malpractice lawsuit he filed against a surgeon who mistakenly removed his healthy testicle, leaving the painful, atrophied one intact.<p>However, if a bill before the House of Representatives passes, the maximum …

Son of parents exposed as Russian spies has Canadian citizenship restored

The son of two deep-cover Russian spies has had his Canadian citizenship restored after a long legal battle. The Canadian government had stripped Alex Vavilov of his citizenship after his parents were exposed by the FBI as KGB spies who had spent several decades pretending to be Canadian.<p>Vavilov …

111 people have killed themselves under California’s new right-to-die law

By Derek Hawkins<p>Derek Hawkins<p>National reporter focused on cybersecurity<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tom House was about as robust and independent as anyone could hope to be as an octogenarian. A former Marine, private pilot and insurance broker, he was still chopping wood and going on miles-long jogs at his …

As the world focuses on its nuclear ambitions, North Korea deploys another weapon: Drones

Earlier this month, a resident in a rural province of South Korea found a small, sky-blue unmanned planeperched nose-up against a tree in a remote forest.<p>The drone belonged to the North Korean military and apparently had flown south for five hours, capturing images of a sensitive new U.S. …

The Perils of Science Speak

What would you say if you were worried about chemical X in your environment, and to reassure you, someone told you:<p>Scientists finished their devious …

Watergate Lawyer: The Trump Administration Would Fire Mueller 'At Their Peril'

Rufus Edmisten reflects on his time working on the Senate Watergate Committee.<p>When Rufus Edmisten was 31 years old, he delivered a subpoena to the president of the United States asking for tape recordings from the Oval Office. It was July 23, 1973, and “it had to be the hottest day in the world,” …

How thermal radiation could affect interstellar travel

Forty years ago, Canadian physicist Bill Unruh made a surprising prediction regarding quantum field theory. Known as the Unruh effect, his theory …

Trey Gowdy, new Oversight Committee chair, plans to deemphasize Russia investigation

WASHINGTON — Trey Gowdy, the new head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he plans to turn the committee away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a departure from his predecessor's aggressive approach.<p>The South Carolina Republican and former …

Saudi Arabia’s role in success of al-Jazeera | Editorial

Saudis’ sudden closure of BBC Arabic channel gave Qatar pick of more than 150 talented BBC-trained Arab presenters, writers, producers and technicians<p>The demand by Saudi Arabia that al‑Jazeera be closed is deeply ironic as it was unwittingly responsible for the TV channel’s original very successful …

Isn’t Trump supposed to be commander-in-chief?

<b>James Mattis; Donald Trump (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Molly)</b><p>Trump’s dangerous deference to the military on matters of war and peace should be cause for alarm<p>David Masciotra<p>June 25, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>One of the many bromides of American discourse, repeated without two seconds of forethought, is …

In Towns Already Hit by Steel Mill Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Dawn Nasewicz comes from a family of steelworkers, with jobs that once dominated the local economy. She found her niche in retail.<p>She manages a store, Ooh La La, that sells prom dresses and embroidered jeans at a local mall. But just as the jobs making automobile springs and rail …

The word “women” literally never appears in the US Senate’s 142-page health-care bill

Women have babies. If they didn’t, first the economy would collapse, and then the species would die out.<p>But because they do, from their late teens to their early forties, women have higher health-care costs than men of the same age. Carrying and birthing a child is a sometimes difficult, dangerous, …

Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We’re about to find out

Supreme Court case has ramifications for tech sector, foreign relations, and privacy.<p>The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court …

The New York Times used a full page to print 'Trump's lies' since taking office

The New York Times used a full page in the opinion section of Sunday's paper to print what it described as nearly every lie President Donald Trump had publicly told since taking office just over five months ago.<p>The list includes contradictions by Trump on a slew of topics, like the Iraq War, NATO, …

Partisan Gerrymandering Has Benefited the GOP, Analysis Shows

U.S. news<p>The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor.<p>Less attention was paid to manipulation that …

New anti-immigrant law in Texas is so bad the ACLU issues a travel advisory

<b>(Getty/John Moore)</b><p>Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stealth signs a new anti-immigrant bill so harsh that sheriffs and police chiefs oppose it<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>May 10, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>Gov. Greg Abbott continued his quest to turn Texas into a far-right dystopia on Sunday evening, when he popped up unannounced in …

NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet

In early December 2016, Adam was doing what he’s always doing, somewhere between hobby and profession: looking for things that are on the internet …

Robert Mugabe isn’t sleeping when he closes his eyes during meetings, spokesman says

By Adam Taylor<p>Adam Taylor<p>Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If you happen to spot Robert Mugabe with his eyes closed for long periods during a high-level meeting, don't worry. According to the 93-year-old's spokesman, the longtime president of Zimbabwe is not …

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Hacks, leaks, fake news: German fears before September vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - After election hacks in the United States and France, Germany is worried it will be next.<p>Four months before an election in which Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes to win another term, Germany's national cyber security agency BSI warned political parties to shore up their computer …