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Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose at polls

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the …

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt fish has finally been revealed – and it’s down to evolution.<p>The Bajau people are able to dive tens of metres underwater with no conventional …

Biology

The first domino just fell after the Michael Cohen raid

Karen McDougal is now free to talk, and she may have the raid of Michael Cohen to thank.<p>The former Playboy playmate reached a settlement Wednesday with American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer, in a deal that allows her to spill about her alleged months-long affair with President …

Michael Cohen

Russia Accidentally Sabotages Its Internet

It’s the latest Kremlin attempt to clamp down on Russians’ online activity. And it blocked almost 16 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and …

The epic eye roll that exposed the sham of China’s biggest political gathering

The near-unanimous approval of a constitutional amendment to abolish term limits for president Xi Jinping, and a journalist rolling her eyeballs over an obsequious question, are the two most memorable incidents that happened at this year’s Two Sessions meetings, China’s biggest annual political …

China

The Zombie Amendments To The Constitution You've Probably Never Heard Of

The first 10 changes to the Constitution were easy. Since then, it has been an uphill battle every time, and some of those battles are, at least technically, still undecided.<p>We are speaking of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and those first 10 are, of course, better known as the Bill of …

George Washington

San Francisco's downtown area is more contaminated with drug needles, garbage, and feces than some of the world's poorest slums

San Francisco is one of the most exciting, dynamic, and richest cities in the world.<p>But it's far from being the cleanest.<p>In February, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit spent three days surveying 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco to see what they would find. Their search turned up drug needles, …

Russia's Putin unveils 'invincible' nuclear weapons

<b>Russia has developed a new array of nuclear weapons that are invincible, according to President Vladimir Putin.</b><p>Mr Putin made the claims as he laid out his key policies for a fourth presidential term, ahead of an election he is expected to win in 17 days' time.<p>The weapons he boasted of included a …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Kushner’s Clearance Fiasco

The president has the power to share whatever information he wants, and that’s why his son-in-law’s predicament matters less than you think.<p>If the flap over Jared Kushner’s access to America’s deepest secrets has made one thing clear, it’s that most people don’t really understand how the clearance …

Donald Trump

Condoleezza Rice stuns ‘The View’ audience with amazing story about 2nd Amendment rights

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offered an amazing story from her childhood to explain to the more liberal hosts of “The View” why she supports Second Amendment rights.<p>“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment,” she began.<p>“I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, …

Condoleezza Rice

Devin Nunes's Next Target

The House Intelligence Committee chair has turned his sights to the State Department, as he presses forward with his probe into intelligence gathering related to Russian electoral interference in 2016.<p><i>Updated on February 6, 2018.</i><p>Devin Nunes has a new target: Jonathan Winer, the Obama State …

Donald Trump

Trump Goes Full Authoritarian, Accuses Democrats of “Treason”

“They certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”<p>Well before he dipped his toe into politics, <b>Donald Trump</b> made a habit of praising certain world leaders. “I think [<b>Vladimir Putin</b>] has done really a great job of outsmarting our country,” Trump said during a 2013 interview, going on to …

Donald Trump

Nunes: ‘Clear evidence’ that Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Monday that there was clear evidence that the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians.<p><b>Here’s the video of his comment (at about the 5:40 minute mark):</b><p><b>Here’s what he said in context</b><p>Nunes was speaking Monday to Sean Hannity on his …

A Controversial Bill Would Allow Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders in Oklahoma

A controversial bill would add Oklahoma to the short list of states that have authorized chemical castration as an acceptable condition of release …

The cowardice among Republicans is staggering

According to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the declassified Devin Nunes memo — alleging FBI misconduct in the Russia investigation — is "not an indictment of the FBI, of the Department of Justice." According to President Trump, the memo shows how leaders at the FBI "politicized the sacred …

Donald Trump

Veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan could be deported

<b>(CNN) —</b> Miguel Perez Jr. discovered that two tours of duty in Afghanistan with the US Army and an accompanying case of PTSD are no shield from US immigration laws.<p>Because of a 2010 drug conviction, Perez, 39, sits in an US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Kenosha, Wisconsin, …

Immigration

Mark Levin puts the Republican memo and Russian collusion in perspective…

Mark Levin finally got a chance to weigh in on the Republican memo tonight after being gone at the end of last week. In this short clip Levin doesn’t …

Newly discovered Berlin Wall segment to get protected status

BERLIN (AP) — A recently discovered remnant of the Berlin Wall from the heavily fortified border's early days is being given protected …

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover 4,400-Year-Old Tomb

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near Cairo that contains rare wall paintings and is believed to belong to a high-ranking Egyptian priestess, government officials said on Saturday.<p>The tomb is thought to be that of a priestess named Hetpet, Mostafa Waziri, the secretary …

Archaeology

Government crackdown on 'McMafia' organised crime sees Russian billionaires ask Kremlin to return home

Wealthy Russian oligarchs have written to the Kremlin asking if they can return home without fear of arrest after the Government vowed to use its "full force" to tackle corruption in the UK, it was reported last night.<p>The country's business ombudsman Boris Titov said a list of ten businessman had …

Russia

Lethal Pneumonia Outbreak Caused By Low Chlorine In Flint Water

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed 12 people and sickened at least 87 in Flint, Mich., in 2014 and 2015 was caused by low chlorine levels in the municipal water system, scientists have confirmed. It's the most detailed evidence yet linking the bacterial disease to the city's broader …

Public Health

Justices Won’t Block Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Decision

WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court on Monday refused to stop Pennsylvania’s highest court from requiring lawmakers there to redraw the state’s congressional map, which the state court had found to be marred by partisan gerrymandering.<p>The Supreme Court’s order was expected, as the …

Illinois Holocaust Denier Set to Win GOP Congressional Nomination

Last fall, polls had Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore leading his Democratic challenger by double digits in the deep-red state — and …

All hell breaks loose in Syria after rebels shoot down Russian jet over the weekend

Syrian rebels shot down a Russian jet on Saturday and then killed the pilot on the ground, Russia's Defense Ministry said, triggering a furious barrage of dozens of airstrikes that observers say hit hospitals and killed civilians.<p>Adding to a chaotic weekend in the country, Turkish forces poured …

Colts Linebacker Killed In DUI Accident By Illegal Alien Wanted For Deportation

(UPDATED) The man who is accused of killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in a DUI accident on Sunday is a Guatemalan national by birth …

United States

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

‘The president clearly set himself up’: Trump’s stock market miscalculation

After cheering the market’s relentless rise, Trump is forced to face the reality of Monday's swift and historic fall.<p>NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is learning a basic and painful lesson of Wall Street: Stocks also go down.<p>A global market sell-off accelerated Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial …

Stock Markets

Russia, Iran open their arms as Turkey loses patience with U.S.

LONDON — Relations between the U.S. and Turkey have hit a new low over Washington's support of militias battling the Islamic State, according to analysts.<p>The government in Ankara views the Kurdish fighters as terrorists.<p>Experts warn that the crisis is resulting in Turkey — a longtime American ally …

Middle East

Finally, a photo of Trump’s White House as the rumors describe it

US president Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office on Wednesday (Jan 17). While the interview ended with takeaways of Trump’s plan ahead for this year’s midterm elections and tensions with North Korea, a truly remarkable exclusive was this photo of Trump and his …

Donald Trump

Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA.<p>The bill was passed 65 to 34, and now moves to President Trump’s desk. He is expected to sign it into law. Earlier this week, a group …