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Americans believe two-thirds of news on social media is misinformation

Public media outlets are perceived as the least biased and most accurate, according to new reports from Gallup and the Knight Foundation.

Social Media

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The 3 Things All Emails MUST Have to Be Successful

Whether you want to encourage customers to take advantage of a sale, invite customers to attend a demo, or simply inform customers of a change …

Trump's 'cruel' measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns

The policies pursued over the past year seem deliberately designed to remove basic protections from the poorest Philip Alston<p>Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other basic protections while lavishing vast riches on the …

Income Inequality

'Black lives don't matter,' lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida family is "heartbroken" after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family's attorney said Thursday.<p>Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory …

Justice

Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own

What’s keeping your phone from tackling more PC tasks? Just a keyboard, mouse and big screen<p>What’s the difference between your phone and a computer? Seriously, look at your phone, and at your laptop. What separates them? You’re probably thinking about power, memory and all the Serious Stuff phones …

Mobile

Why You Still Need a Desk — The History & Future of How We Work

If you’ve ever sat behind a desk, intangibly chained to work that may never matter, you have a surprising person to blame for this cursed …

Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns

Customers say their accounts were closed without warning; it happens when ‘you’re creating a lot of headaches for Amazon’<p>Even Amazon.com Inc. has its limits.<p>The e-commerce giant bans shoppers from the site for infractions such as returning too many items, sometimes without telling them what they …

bannedfromamazon

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

At March for Our Lives, survivors lead hundreds of thousands in call for change

WASHINGTON — Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Emma Gonzalez stood silent, with tears streaming down her face, on a stage in front of thousands at Saturday's March for Our Lives.<p>After listing the names of the 17 people killed when a gunman rampaged through her school on Valentine's Day, Gonzalez …

Guns

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

A Princeton sociologist spent 8 years asking rural Americans why they’re so pissed off

Hint: it’s not about the economy.<p>Robert Wuthnow, a sociologist at Princeton University, spent eight years interviewing Americans in small towns across the country. He had one goal: to understand why rural America is so angry with Washington.<p>Wuthnow’s work resulted in a new book, <i>The Left Behind:</i> …

Society

Activists place thousands of shoes on Capitol lawn in gun death memorial

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In the shadow of the Capitol dome Tuesday was a sobering display of thousands of pairs of shoes, organized neatly across the grass said to represent children who have died in the US from gunshot wounds since the Newtown elementary school massacre in 2012.<p>The global advocacy group …

Guns

Everyone Is Going Through Something

On November 5th, right after halftime against the Hawks, I had a panic attack.<p>It came out of nowhere. I’d never had one before. I didn’t even know if …

Mental Health

The Next Recession Is Really Gonna Suck

The extra help unemployed people got during the Great Recession has emboldened states to mistreat them.<p>WASHINGTON ― When the next recession comes, many people who lose their jobs will have a harder time getting unemployment insurance, an important lifeline for most Americans. In several states, …

Why aren't you a lefty? A geneticist finds clues in kangaroos and shopping malls

In graduate school, I earned beer money by modelling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don’t judge, grad school doesn’t pay well …

Biology

Steph Curry's pregame show is anything but routine

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors have become the main attraction in the NBA over the past four years. But in the midst of their …

It's not just immigration. The government has also shut down over abortions and an aircraft carrier

<b>(CNN) —</b> Federal government shutdowns in the US are not just about money. They often happen when one political party feels that threatening to shut the federal-funding spigot is the best leverage to use in a political battle.<p>And in recent years, the parties have battled over a lot of things. This …

Bill Clinton

How senators voted on the government shutdown

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Legislation to prevent the government from shutting down failed Friday night in the Senate ahead of the midnight deadline. The total on the procedural motion was 50-49, but 60 votes were needed to advance the bill.<p>Here's how every senator voted:<p><b>Alaska</b><p>Sen. Lisa Murkowski, …

Jeff Flake

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

Apps

50 years ago, Francis Brenton sailed a canoe from Lake Michigan to Senegal

In November 1967, Francis Brenton was feared lost at sea.<p>“I don’t know what to do — say prayers or what,” Lois Lundy, an official at the Field Museum, responded to the news.<p>Brenton, an adventurer who acquired artifacts from around the world and sold them to the Field Museum, had departed Chicago’s …

Fox News's Shepard Smith debunks his network's favorite Hillary Clinton 'scandal,' infuriates viewers

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal,” infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought to work for CNN or MSNBC.<p>Smith’s critique, which called President Trump’s accusations against Clinton “inaccurate,” was …

Donald Trump

Paul Ryan's latest line in the sand on Trump? Firing Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan spent the past two years drawing lines in the sand regarding President Donald Trump -- and then erasing them when Trump, inevitably, overstepped.<p>In May 2016, Ryan said he couldn't endorse Trump -- even though the businessman was the presumptive nominee -- because he …

Donald Trump

Judith Light says living apart from her husband of 32 years is 'the best'

Judith Light believes having a long-distance relationship with her husband of 32 years, Robert Desiderio, is the secret behind their lasting, loving marriage.<p>“It’s been the best,” the 68-year-old actress told People Magazine Monday. “I highly recommend it.”<p>The former “Who’s the Boss” star lives in …

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

Count the number of hours you sit each day. Be honest.<p>"If you commute an hour in the morning and hour after work — that's two hours, and if you sit at an eight-hour-a-day desk job that's 10," says epidemiologist Loretta DiPietro of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington …

George Washington

Ecstasy could be ‘breakthrough’ therapy for soldiers, others suffering from PTSD

For Jon Lubecky, the scars on his wrists are a reminder of the years he spent in mental purgatory.<p>He returned from an Army deployment in Iraq a broken man. He heard mortar shells and helicopters where there were none. He couldn’t sleep and drank until he passed out. He got every treatment offered …

Jigs for Resawing on the Bandsaw

Trump’s ‘Made in America’ campaign has a big problem

President Trump's “Made in America” week was doomed from the start.<p>In survey after survey, Americans claim that they care whether their shoes, toasters or cellphones are American made. Their actual spending habits, however, tell a different story.<p>American shoppers want a good deal. And when they …

‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations

The White House has been thrust into chaos after days of ever-worsening revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer characterized as representing the Russian government, as the president fumes against his enemies and senior aides circle one another with suspicion, according to …

Donald Trump