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Neil Gorsuch Just Declared War on the Voting Rights Act

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a bitterly divided 5–4 decision upholding all but one of Texas’ gerrymandered districts, ruling they were not …

Right To Vote

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

How to Make Energizing Banana Bread With Avocados

Avocados give this grain-free loaf a moist texture and tons of fiber and nutrients.<p>Banana bread ”it can be a sugar bomb thinly disguised as healthy …

This Life Advice From a 27-Year-Old Before She Died of Cancer Is Going Viral

Her moving 'note before I die' contains words of wisdom everyone should hear.<p>Last week, Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old from Grafton in the Australian …

Flake Fires Back at Trump to Dispute Tax Vote Prediction

Another defection would put GOP bill in jeopardy as president seeks first big win<p>President Donald Trump and perhaps his top congressional Republican …

11 reasons why now is the perfect time to buy a Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's new console is off to a strong start: The Switch is already Nintendo's fastest-selling game console.<p>Like so many things, its success comes as a surprise to experts in the field — the $299 console isn't very competitive on paper, and it wasn't a guaranteed success in concept:<p>But using the …

Retrogaming

Insults, Lawsuits And Broken Rules: How Trump Built A California Golf Course

<i>Editor's Note: This story includes language that may be offensive to some readers.</i><p>When Donald Trump arrived in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in 2002, he was welcomed as a "white knight," says former City Councilman Tom Long.<p>Trump bought a golf course there that had gone bankrupt after the 18th hole …

President Pence? Veep Is More Popular Than Trump, but Only Just

As President Donald Trump battles through record low approval ratings and a summer of chaos and controversy, everyone from Democrats to late-night …

The odds on Trump resigning just shifted, and not in his favor

The odds aren't looking good for President Trump.<p>One word has been on everyone's lips this tumultuous week and for once it's not "impeachment" but …

Gene Therapy Is Now Available, but Who Will Pay for It?

By Ben Hirschler<p>LONDON (Reuters) - The science of gene therapy is finally delivering on its potential, and drugmakers are now hoping to produce …

Krujë Castle

The elliptical citadel resisted the advance of the mighty Ottomans several times, thanks to the military prowess of the "Dragon of Albania."<p>When the …

Mueller convenes criminal grand jury for Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has convened a criminal grand jury to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and is focusing on Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information about Democrats, according to a person familiar with the …

Abigail Disney’s Fork Films Gives Out Grants To Help Complete 16 Documentaries

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Fork Films has given out grants to 16 documentaries chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants looking to complete films in various …

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Diplomacy

A Star System Only 10 Light-Years Away is Our Mini-Doppelganger

Astronomers are understandably fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

Is Trump's Climate-Change Agenda Politically Sustainable?

It’s difficult to overstate how directly the president’s plans clash with the marketplace and policy at all other levels of government.<p><i>Updated at 3:58 p.m. ET</i><p>Predictability is a necessity for the key industries that fit into America’s energy puzzle, especially electric utilities, oil and gas …

Climate

Astronomy Picture of the Day

<b>M86 in the Central Virgo Cluster</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Mark Hanson, Stan Watson Obs.<p><b>Explanation:</b> Is there a bridge of gas connecting these two …

Cosmology

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Why exercise might be more beneficial on an empty stomach

Getty Images<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Before a work-out, it can be difficult to know what to eat, or if you should eat anything at all. …

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

TV shows

Polar bears’ snow day at Oregon Zoo will melt your frozen heart

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency after Portland was hit with a historic storm that blanketed the metro area with a foot of snow …