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Trump and his allies' explanations for the campaign's Russia contacts have seen a stark evolution as new evidence has spilled out

The special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election has so far produced 32 indictments, five cooperating witnesses, one conviction, and the seizure of $46 million in assets.<p>Last week, Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's …

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Every Netflix secret category for porn, revealed

If you want to find porn on Netflix, we’ve already done the hard work for you. Here are our guides to the sexiest movies and TV series on Netflix. …

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome. Historians argue about the exact date and the reasons, but we …

How Donald Trump Got Played By a Ruthless Dictator

Before President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued their joint statement on Tuesday afternoon in Singapore, before the two men met in …

There’s actually lots of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion

The untenability of the “no collusion” talking point.<p>“In all of this, in any of this, there’s been no evidence that there’s been any collusion between the Trump campaign and President Trump and Russia,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday at his weekly press conference. “Let’s just make that …

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This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

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Why I blew the whistle on the Rick Perry meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> I was fired from my job as Department of Energy chief creative officer for releasing public domain photos of a meeting between Rick Perry, secretary of energy, and Robert Murray, CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy, a large US coal company. There was no classified information present, I didn't …

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Eight Totally Legitimate Reasons Trump Paid Stormy Daniels $130,000

Dear <i>Wall Street Journal</i>,<p>I, the lawyer Michael Cohen, demand you retract a recent, totally false story claiming that my client President Donald J. Trump paid the porn star Stormy Daniels “hush money” on the eve of the Republican National Convention to cover up an alleged extramarital affair. In …

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

What Donna Brazile's New Book Really Reveals

The former DNC chair’s sometimes-confused book illuminates the fundamental difference in approach between the Clinton and Sanders campaigns.<p>Donna Brazile seems confused.<p>In her new book <i>Hacks</i>, released this Tuesday, and in an excerpt in <i>Politico Magazine</i> published last week, the former interim chair …

Donald Trump Pee Tape Story: Why Did Key Details Change Between January And Keith Schiller Testimony Tuesday?

Former Donald Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller gave sworn testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, and in that testimony important …

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Has a Fatal Flaw—and Neither the House Nor the Senate Can Fix It

The White House wants to get a tax bill passed, and on Thursday—just hours before Senate Republicans unveiled the outline of their tax proposal—Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told CNBC’s John Harwood that the President had laid down “two really important principles” to guide the …

Three Major Ways The FBI Report On Clinton Emails Strongly Establishes Her Trustworthiness

The FBI just released its report on Clinton. We will undoubtedly hear a right-wing chorus that the report stamps her as untrustworthy. But, an actual reading of the report strongly reflects, instead, her honor and trustworthiness. The best way to see this is to get right into the report itself.<p><b>The</b> …

Gallup: Life got better for pretty much everyone under Obama

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>How Americans feel about the state of their lives have improved markedly in the eight years since Barack Obama was elected president, according to Gallup data released Tuesday.<p>In 2008, fewer than half of …

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What FBI Director James Comey Really Said About Hillary Clinton Email Probe

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton maintained this weekend that FBI Director James Comey concluded she had been "truthful" in public …

How to Create a Logo for Your Startup When You're Bootstrapped

Most savvy business owners are aware of a simple truth: It takes money to make money. When you're bootstrapping your startup, every penny counts.<p>What you invest in, what business expense you decide on, what platform you choose for your online presence -- all that money counts when you need to stick …

Profile: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

<b>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, has been careful to reveal little about himself and his whereabouts.</b><p>Rumours about his death surfaced earlier this year, after reports that he had been seriously wounded in an air strike in March by the US-led coalition that is …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

Love can get you high: New research reveals its incredible effect on the brain | Salon.com

“What seems to be the case in prairie voles is that they have really dense oxytocin receptors,” says Marsh. “When they mate, [it] triggers a flood of oxytocin to be released. That triggers a flood of dopamine to be released...which causes the female to find that particular male really rewarding to …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

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17 biblical rules for marriage the Kim Davis set chooses to ignore

<b>(AP/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>Evangelicals conveniently forget the Good Book encourages polygamy and prohibits unions between Gentiles and Jews<p>Valerie Tarico<p>September 16, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Some people believe that Kentucky—or even all of America—should be subject …

Listen, it’s still their f**king fault: Bush, Cheney, neo-con drivel, and the truth about Iraq and ISIS

<b>(AP/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>We can’t believe we have to explain 9/11, ISIS and Iraq again. But as the right’s lies add up, here goes<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>April 9, 2015 9:11pm (UTC)<p>Foreign policy is already looming much larger in the 2016 election than it did in 2012. When Obama ran for re-election, the inescapable …

What to do before selling or donating your phone

Before you retire your trusty old phone in favor of something shiny and new, think twice about tossing it away blindly. In addition to all the precious digital content and media your phone accumulated, it holds a wealth of sensitive personal data that you don't want disappearing or falling into the …

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5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

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How to Sell on Social Like The Best E-Commerce Brands

<i>Joey Kotkins is the CMO & Co-Founder of</i> <i>Inside Social</i><i>.</i><p>Social media has proven itself to be a legitimate marketing channel, however, most brands, including e-commerce brands, are still in the mindset that social is just a top-of-the-funnel marketing channel.<p>But as the social networks have matured and …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

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Millionaire YouTube Star Bethany Mota Shares The Secrets To Being Successful Online

Not only is she a massive YouTube celebrity— millions of people watch her beauty and style videos — but she's also a budding fashion designer, guest judge on Project Runway, and a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."<p>But what does it take to be successful online?<p>Mota shares her tips:<p>People …