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Republicans Couldn’t Knock Down Obamacare. So They’re Finding Ways Around It.

The Trump administration has always seen Obamacare as an abominable roadblock to the less regulated insurance market it prefers. Last year, it tried to knock it down and failed.<p>Now, it’s building a set of detours.<p>More customers who want to avoid buying health insurance can now find a way out of the …

Health Care

Trump warns Russia: Get ready for attack on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent …

Donald Trump

Bipartisan Senate bill to protect Mueller set to advance

A bipartisan Senate bill designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job is on track for a vote in the Judiciary Committee, according to a source briefed on the committee's plans.<p>It’s a significant step forward as lawmakers warn President Donald Trump not to fire the man investigating …

Donald Trump

Speaker Ryan to retire, leaving big election-year GOP vacuum

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a …

Republicans

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Sailing

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Jill McCabe, wife of ex-FBI deputy director, says Trump's attacks were 'beyond horrible'

The wife of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe spoke out about her husband's firing in <i>The Washington Post</i> Monday, calling the claims against her husband "false and utterly absurd."<p>Jill McCabe, an emergency room pediatrician, described the past year and a half in which President Trump and …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Interrogation Video Surfaces of Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi

The Daily Beast obtained an exclusive look at video of Israeli military interrogating Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier …

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

How Chromebooks became the go-to laptops for security experts

Chrome OS has provided one of the most robust cases of “usable security” available. Here’s the design philosophy from Google that led to that.<p>When the team behind Google's Chrome OS software and Chromebooks set out to reinvent the laptop, it quickly zeroed in on security as an area where it could …

MacBook Pro

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

What Mueller Can Do If Donald Trump Fires Him

If an early-morning presidential tweetstorm puts the special counsel out of a job, what happens to Robert Mueller next?<p>Spurred on by some combination of a mortal fear of Robert Mueller's investigation and a desire for a tidy exoneration narrative, Donald Trump spent the weekend launching his …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

How to opt out of Facebook’s Platform data sharing

You shouldn’t have to do this. You shouldn’t have to wade through complicated privacy settings in order to ensure that the companies with which you’ve entrusted your personal information are making reasonable, legal efforts to protect it. But Facebook has allowed third parties to violate user …

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

How to lose weight like a pro even if you’re a beginner

How to lose weight like a pro even if you’re a beginner<p>Planning how to lose weight and getting to the gym to execute your plan can be a daunting …

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

Conservatives urge Trump to grant pardons in Russia probe

As special counsel Robert Mueller builds his case, relatives of Michael Flynn are among those pressing the president to use his unique legal power and 'put these defendants out of their misery.'<p>After months of criticizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, President Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

Real Estate

This history-making Olympian lost everything — even her medal

Thirty years ago, Debi Thomas basked in the glory of making Olympic history — the first black athlete to ever win a medal at the Winter Games.<p>Today, …

Reality TV

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

The central argument in the Nunes memo may have just been debunked

The most important claim in a controversial memo released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee — that the FBI and the Department of Justice misled a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) when they submitted an application to surveil a key Trump campaign adviser — may have just been …

Donald Trump

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Facebook Finally Blinks

Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.<p>Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit.<p>He broke journalism, by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the livelihood of media now depends; he broke the reading habits of his …

What If Everyone Got a Monthly Check From the Government?

One afternoon in the final days of 2016, Steffie Eronen got a phone call from her husband, Juha. The Eronens had spent Christmas with relatives in …

How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required)

A tiny group of political renegades is transforming one of the reddest states in the country through a surprising strategy: ignoring their own party. Could it work elsewhere?<p>On May 23, 2012, after finishing final exams at the end of his junior year at Yale, a 23-year-old named Jonathan …

Income Tax

If You're Spending Time on Any of These 6 Tasks, You're Killing Your Productivity | Inc.com

Every founder, CEO, and executive I coach complains that they don't have enough time. And I get it. Time is the one resource we can never get more of: We can't save for later, and it's the one thing everyone always wants from us. Yet most of them spend time on tasks that they really shouldn't. …

Time Management