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How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

If you carry a cell phone — even a simple flip phone without any sort of real display — someone somewhere is tracking your location. Even if there is …

Apps

If the Trade War Starts to Damage the Economy, Here’s How You’ll Be Able to Tell

There’s no question that some American companies are feeling the bite of the trade war that the Trump administration is waging against much of the world.<p>As others have reported, a Missouri nail factory is laying off people because of tariffs on imported steel; Harley-Davidson plans to move some …

Economy

Trump and Putin: what we know is damning

In Helsinki, Trump’s true message to Putin is: “Thank you.” And we have no idea what to do about it.<p>On July 27, 2016, Donald Trump mounted a podium in Doral, Florida, and issued a plea. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”<p>Trump was referring …

Donald Trump

Brexit Britain is out of options. Our humiliation is painful to watch | Nick Cohen

It is dangerous to assume the past is superior to the present. After going back through all the crises since the end of the Second World War, however, I cannot find a time when Britain was so out of options and so out of luck. By “options”, I don’t mean escape routes liberal readers of the <i>Observer</i> …

Great Britain

Knee and hip replacements are common, but they’re not always fully successful

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site.</i><p>More than half of all older adults in the United States have arthritis. Most often it’s osteoarthritis (OA), where the cartilage between joints wears down, causing swelling, pain and disability in some.<p>Since the 1960s, …

Physiotherapy

Psychos on the Potomac

WASHINGTON — A new study from Southern Methodist University says Washington has more psychopaths per capita than anyplace else in the country.<p>No surprise there.<p>Psychopathy is defined in the study as a “Temperamental and Uninhibited Region.” Which is the perfect description of the Trump reality …

Opinion: The stock market is headed into lots more stormy weather

For most of May, markets were relatively calm. Stocks didn’t move much, and investing looked boring again.<p>Then, last week, the S&P 500 index SPX, …

Stock Markets

'This Place Is Crazy'

Our mental-health-care system is broken. Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist.<p><i>John J. Lennon, a contributing writer</i> …

Here are 5 founding fathers whose skepticism about Christianity would make them unelectable today

To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry …

Ask yourself this simple but critical question before you buy into this stock market

Investors don’t appear to be as fearful of a rising-rate environment, as you might be led to believe by all the gloomy headlines lately. Regardless, …

Stock Markets

It's Time To Add Some 'Recession Proof' Dividend Stocks To Your Portfolio

<i>Source: hl.co.uk</i><p>“Recession Proof” Dividend Stocks<p>Yes, it’s time to talk about the “R” word. I don’t claim to know exactly when the next recession is …

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in May

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime. …

Facebook Fallout Deals Blow to Mercers’ Political Clout

Last month, a friend of the wealthy conservative donor Rebekah Mercer arrived at Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters. His task: Find out what — if anything — could repair relations between Facebook, the world’s biggest social media company, and Cambridge Analytica, the voter-profiling firm …

As Conservatives Gather, Anger at the News Media Runs Deep

OXON HILL, Md. — It did not seem like a coincidence that the very first panel of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference took direct aim at the state of journalism in the United States.<p>The opening session on Thursday, “An Affair to Remember: How the Far Left and the Mainstream Media …

Trump's Fast-Food Engorged World Is Petty, Small, Miserable, Anxious and Angry

I’ve already written about Trump’s unholy alliance with conservative white evangelicals before; in a manner far more effective than myself, religion …

How to Reduce Shootings

It has happened yet again: Inevitably, predictably, fatefully, a gunman shot dead 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday.

What John Adams really thought about Thomas Jefferson: “I shudder at the calamities”

<b>Thomas Jefferson; John Adams (Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>The friendship between the ex-presidents was tested when Adams’ private trash-talking letters were published<p>Daniel L. Mallock<p>February 19, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p><i>Excerpted with permission from "Agony and Eloquence" by Daniel L. Mallock. Copyright</i> …

Literature

It's Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore

The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.<p>A few weeks ago, the contours of an immigration compromise looked clear: Republicans would let the “Dreamers” stay. Democrats would let Trump build his wall. Both …

Immigration

You’re Wrong! I’m Right!

We live in two Americas.<p>In one America, a mentally unstable president selected partly by Russia lies daily and stirs up bigotry that tears our social fabric.<p>In another America, a can-do president tries to make America great again as lying journalists stir up hatred that tears our social fabric.<p>The …

Critical Thinking

Appeasing the Trigger Gods

WASHINGTON — During his campaign, Donald Trump often bragged about his skill as a negotiator.<p>In conversations, he ventured that, as president, he might be able to resolve two of the most thorny and tragic dilemmas: finding peace in the Mideast and reaching a sensible compromise on guns.<p>He said he …

Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?

Humanity has 30 years to find out.<p>All parents remember the moment when they first held their children—the tiny crumpled face, an entire new person, emerging from the hospital blanket. I extended my hands and took my daughter in my arms. I was so overwhelmed that I could hardly think.<p>Afterward I …

America’s Mirror on the Wall

A year into his presidency, Trump has proven to be a reflection of the nation’s darkest political traditions.<p>One year ago, Donald Trump stood in front of a nation still in shock at the outcome of the 2016 election, and listening as the president-elect spoke in his inaugural address to see what he …

Sexual Harassment

What's Actually Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis

Blame austerity-obsessed technocrats, irresponsible development, and willful ignorance.<p>The city of Cape Town was plonked by its founders onto a peninsula not far from where the Indian and Atlantic oceans merge, often violently, beneath the imposing banks of Table Mountain. To its north lie the …

South Africa

The Righteous Anger of the Parkland Shooting’s Teen Survivors

Students have mourned and rallied the public after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that left 17 dead.<p>Something was different about the mass shooting this week in Parkland, Florida, in which 14 students and three adults were killed.<p>It was not only the death toll. The mass murder at …

Guns

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.<p>America's unique relationship to gun ownership -- enshrined as a right in its constitution -- is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second …

Guns

Trump Can Fire Mueller, But Not a Grand Jury

The president can’t shut down the Russia investigation, even if he gets rid of the special counsel.<p>President Donald Trump appears more determined than ever to fire special counsel Robert Mueller—despite White House protestations to the contrary. Americans must begin to prepare for the …

Donald Trump

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Disturbing video shows moment Florida deputy fatally shoots suspect<p>Serena Williams pulls out of Canadian tennis tournament<p>Severe weather batters both …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Trump's First Year: Everyone Hates Us Now

A damning new Gallup poll shows how the perception of the United States has changed under Trump.<p>In 2016, 48 percent of the world's citizens approved of the United States from a leadership perspective. By 2017, just 30 percent did. What changed, of course, was the leader. President Donald Trump has …