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Now all news is “fake news”: The right’s war against truth goes back long before 9/11

<b>Rush Limbaugh; Donald Trump; Sean Hannity (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Mandel Ngan/Saul Loeb)</b><p>Donald Trump and his media allies have convinced millions of Americans that there’s no such thing as the truth<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>December 27, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Conservatives are trying to give us all a …

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Donald Trump has killed American exceptionalism: Why his election was the deathblow for our great national myth

The notion of the U.S. as a uniquely free nation was on life support before the coup de grâce: Trump’s victory<p>When I was a child there were moments when I would cry proud tears of patriotism upon hearing the national anthem or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. With age comes wisdom, and …

Niacin, an ingredient in energy drinks, could give you hepatitis, new study finds

You really can have too much of a good thing. Case in point: The niacin, aka vitamin B3, in energy drinks could lead to acute hepatitis.<p>On Tuesday, a …

Wellness

10 Reasons Why The Second Half Of Your Life Is Better Than Your First

<b>1. We are happier.</b><p>The happiest people, of any age, are 58-years-old, according to a <i>Daily Mail</i> survey. That's because they are "the highest percentage of people (who) were happy with the balance of work and leisure, as well as feeling good about their lifestyle."<p>Then, in a recent survey of more than …

America is more fragile than you think: A former Marine Corps officer on why voters must defeat Donald Trump

When I came back from Iraq the second time, I had trouble driving. My tours as a Marine had shown me how easily metal could tear through flesh. Now I was acutely aware that life is precarious. I was amazed that people could be blasé while driving 80 mph. Could they not see that a small mistake …

Political Science

6 ways to keep your dream retirement on track

Are you a retirement “do-it-yourselfer,” convinced you can plan for your own retirement without paying for a financial adviser? That’s all well and …

Commentary: Don't be so sure Russia hacked the Clinton emails | Reuters

Last summer, cyber investigators plowing through the thousands of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee uncovered a clue.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov watch events to …

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Poll: Clinton Maintains National Lead Over Trump Despite FBI Letter

Hillary Clinton’s 6-point national lead over Donald Trump remains virtually unchanged since last week, even after FBI Director James Comey announced the discovery of emails that could be “pertinent” to the investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server.<p>The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly …

Government

10 Awe-Inspiring Things You Can Do to Change Your Life Immediately

This is not rocket science. Who doesn't want to simplify their lives or cut down stress?<p>Why is change so hard? Because change can be scary. We fear the unknown. But as we give in to procrastination, we delay the greater reward: Producing good fruit and experiencing a better life.<p>If you know …

Republican women increasingly fear party is alienating female voters

A growing number of prominent Republican women are worried that as members of their male-dominated party step up to defend Donald Trump against accusations of sexual assault, they are causing irreparable damage to the GOP’s deteriorating relationship with female voters.<p>Trump has faced questions …

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XYZPrinting’s CEO still believes in 3D-printing ubiquity

Three years ago, the entire industry was bullish about the future of 3D printing. The future seemed astronomical, the possibilities limitless. The technology took over a floor at the Consumer Electronics Show and pundits were regularly discussing a future populated by 3D printers in every home like …

These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

North Korean fisherman killed in skirmish with Russian coastguard

A North Korean fisherman has died after Russian coastguards fired on a fishing trawler. Russian security services said the boat had been carrying an …

How to Find Out If Someone is Stealing Your Wi-Fi

If you’re doing your best to improve your Wi-Fi at home, you might be curious about who’s using your network, and if they’re slowing it down. It’s …

Wi-Fi

The surveillance state goes local: Area police departments may be using Stingray technology to spy on you without a warrant — and the Feds don’t want you to know

<b>(Getty/peterhowell)</b><p>The DOJ is blocking requests for information on Stingray, which can spy on you by connecting with your cell phone<p>Thor Benson<p>October 15, 2016 2:45pm (UTC)<p>For the past several years, we've been learning more and more about police use of "cell site simulators" across the country, …

Surveillance

Wikileaks Reveals Late Astronaut Ed Mitchell's Dedication to Aliens

The sixth man to walk on the moon believed that aliens will bring us a breakthrough in global energy, but only if the world puts down arms. In …

Secret to Success: Aim High, Start Small, and Keep Going

Big success is often just an accumulation of small successes.<p>I was interviewed on a radio show, and I was asked what one piece of advice would I give to people who were starting a new business, or who were looking to improve their performance and results.<p>As I thought about it, I wondered whether I …

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share181<p>+11<p>Shares 240<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

Motivation

10 Super Weird Emotions You've Felt But Could Never Describe

How often have you been in the situation where you feel something but it doesn’t fall under the typical emotional categories like ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ …

Even the US military is looking at blockchain technology—to secure nuclear weapons

Blockchain technology has been slow to gain adoption in non-financial contexts, but it could turn out to have invaluable military applications. DARPA, the storied research unit of the US Department of Defense, is currently funding efforts to find out if blockchains could help secure highly …

Blockchain

Everything you need to know about Google’s new Wi-Fi router

If your Wi-Fi signal is slow or patchy in some areas of the house, Google may soon solve that problem.<p>Google previewed a slate of new products this …

The Latest: Utah's Lee calls on Trump to quit after apology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):<p>1:05 a.m.<p>Utah Sen. Mike Lee is the latest Republican member of Congress to …

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APNewsBreak: UN criticism of Trump draws Russian complaint

GENEVA (AP) — Russia lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official's condemnations of Donald Trump and some …

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In retrospect, Tim Kaine’s debate was a masterful lesson in campaign strategy

For most of the US vice presidential debate, the collective Twittersphere concluded that senator Tim Kaine had made a bad miscalculation. He was not just annoying and overaggressive in interrupting governor Mike Pence; he was plain rude. But, as the dust has settled, it is even more evident that …

Government

Wonder-material graphene could be dangerous to humans and the environment

I've been waiting for some time now to write a headline along the lines of "scientists discover thing that graphene is not amazing at" ... and here …

Russia accuses US of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

MOSCOW (AP) — Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.<p>The ministry cast a recent speech by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a …

Giant smog-sucking tower creates ‘bubble of clean air’ in Beijing

A 23-foot-tall air purifier debuts in the pollution-ridden city<p>Three years ago, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde unveiled a proposal for a huge "electronic vacuum cleaner" that would help clear the sky in pollution-ridden Beijing. Though the idea seemed a bit like wishful thinking then, Roosegaarde …

Obama: Why I won't say 'Islamic terrorism'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama has taken a lot of criticism from political opponents over his rhetoric when it comes to terrorism. But on Wednesday at a CNN presidential town hall, he was asked to defend why he refuses to say "Islamic" terrorism to a Gold Star mother.<p>"My son gave his …

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Lawsuit: Donald Trump Is the Illuminati King

The most absurd of the frivolous lawsuits filed against the candidate this month was brought by a man who believes Trump is a would-be communist …

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