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What are you hiding, Mr. President?

Conspiracies. Secret societies. Witch hunts.<p>During the past year, we’ve heard reference to all of the above to explain away any suggestion of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Allegedly, there’s a secret society within the FBI aimed at deposing …

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The FBI kept tabs on Roger Ailes for nearly three decades. Here’s what it found.

One April day in 1981, Roger Ailes, then the executive producer of a late-night talk show on NBC, was approached by a pair of FBI agents.<p>It was four days after John W. Hinckley Jr. had shot President Ronald Reagan during an attempted assassination at a D.C. hotel, and the agents wanted to ask Ailes …

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Middle East

Why Net Neutrality Has Sparked a Whopper of a Fight: QuickTake

The internet is a set of pipes. It’s also a set of values. Whose? The people who consider it a great social equalizer, a playing field that has to be level? Or the ones who own the network and consider themselves best qualified to manage it? It’s a philosophical contest fought under the banner of …

Net Neutrality

10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home

Create order out of chaos with creative, low-cost—or, even better, no-cost!—DIY ideas.<p>1 of 10<p>Use Shoe Boxes as DIY Dividers<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Use a …

9 Color Combos You Haven't Thought Of (That Totally Work)

I love color, and I particularly love it when unexpected colors come together to make an unexpectedly good combination. I keep writing these posts …

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

<b>Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.</b><p>In their sample of the Irish population, the researchers identified 10 genetic groupings - clusters - that roughly mirror ancient boundaries.<p>The results also suggest the …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things

See if you're forgetting to give your kids any of these (non-material) things.<p>Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They gave: Generously, …

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

FCC gives carriers more tools to fight illegal robocalls

Have you ever received a call from the IRS tell you that you owe a ton of money? What about from a “Microsoft support specialist” telling you that your computer is infected with viruses? These are (almost always) illegal robocalls that use phone number spoofing to get you to pick up. It has become …

Pets Are Good For Us—But Not In The Ways We Think They Are

An animal expert debunks myths about our furry companions.<p>John Bradshaw and his colleagues had to invent a new word—and the new field of “anthrozoology”—to describe their work studying the interactions between animals and humans. In his new book, <i>The Animals Among Us</i>, Bradshaw now demolishes a few …

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How The Milgram Experiment Proved Everyday Humans Are Capable Of Evil

Stanley Milgram wanted to know how easily morally normal people could be induced to commit heinous crimes under orders.<p>Participants in one of Stanley …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

There's a lot to consider here, such as specs, features, design, and price. Thankfully, most of these smartphones come with more than enough power, great designs, and tons of features.<p>The biggest thing to watch out for in the next month is price. Phones like the OnePlus 5T and Essential Phone cost …

Phones

This Is How Every Type of Alcohol Affects Your Mood, According to Science

Pick your holiday drink wisely.<p>A new study has analysed how different types of alcohol cause different emotional responses in both men and women.<p>The …

States prepare to shut down children’s health programs if Congress doesn’t act

Officials in nearly a dozen states are preparing to notify families that a crucial health insurance program for low-income children is running out of money for the first time since its creation two decades ago, putting coverage for many at risk by the end of the year.<p>Congress missed a Sept. 30 …

Health Care

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later.<p>Now, President Donald Trump wants …

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Week 27: Did Flynn Flip and Did Trump Flip Out?

When defense lawyers stop talking to each other, one side often has reason to worry a deal has been cut.<p>Surging like meltwater from a glacial lake, the Trump Tower scandal investigation threatened to turn into an outburst flood this week as Michael Flynn’s legal team signaled that its client had …

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10 Stunning Ancient Cities You’ve Probably Never Heard About Before

When you discuss ‘ancient cities’ with someone, the first ancient settlements to come up are probably ‘Teotihuacan,’ ‘Machu Picchu,’ ‘Tiahuanaco’ and …

This is the Most-Returned Holiday Gift — Plus, the Three Things People Actually Keep

<i>This article originally appeared on People</i><p>While you’re spreading holiday cheer this season, you might want to spare a thought to where your carefully …

Canadian dog walker survives three days in remote bush - thanks to her three dogs

A Canadian dog walker has said she was able to survive for more than two days in the wilderness thanks to her pet border collie, boxer and beagle.<p>Annette Poitras, 56, was out walking her dogs on Monday when she fell, injuring herself and losing her phone in remote British Columbia.<p>She was not …

Canada

This Cat And Dog Love Travelling Together, And Their Pictures Are Absolutely Epic

Avid hikers Cynthia Bennett and her boyfriend adopted their dog Henry back in 2014. At first Bennett was going to pick a golden retriever mix, but …

Gmail's Priority Inbox and this search trick will fix your email headache

There's no shortage of ways to manage your email, but if you use Gmail, here's a one-two punch that'll quickly clean up your inbox.<p>The crux of our …

Haul of gold coins found after being buried by Anglo-Saxo King 1,500 years ago

A treasure hunter has unearthed a haul of ancient gold coins – thought to have been buried with an Anglo-Saxon king nearly 1,500 year ago.<p>Chris …

Does Human Consciousness Exist? Scientists Discover that Free Will and Sense of Self Are An Illusion

Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership …

Consciousness

A flat-Earther's plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket just hit a speed bump

A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet high Saturday in a homemade scrap-metal rocket — in an effort to prove that Earth is flat — said he is postponing the experiment after he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to conduct it on public land.<p>Instead, Mike Hughes said …

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The Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

Medieval stone walls, sky-high towers, bridges arching over glittering moats—castles display some of the greatest architectural achievements in the world. And there's no better place to see proof of that than in Europe, from the stone fortresses of the Scottish highlands to the storybook lookalikes …

Europe

A Church Youth Pastor Has Been Charged With Murdering Three People On Thanksgiving

The 58-year-old Virginia man is charged with fatally shooting his wife and two others on Thanksgiving Day at their home.<p>A Virginia youth pastor has been arrested and charged with triple-homicide in the Thanksgiving Day deaths of his wife and two other people.<p>Chesterfield County Police took …

Bombshell report reveals new details about Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russians after he fired Comey

President Donald Trump sparked widespread concern within the US and Israeli intelligence communities earlier this year when he disclosed details of a highly classified Israeli operation to Russian officials, according to a new Vanity Fair report.<p>The Washington Post first reported in May that Trump …

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