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Facebook moves billions of international user accounts to California to avoid European privacy law

The social media giant is jittery about the strict new rules imposed by the European Union.<p>In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark …

Privacy

Earth’s mammals have shrunk dramatically, and humans are to blame

Life on Earth used to look a lot more impressive. Just a little more than 100,000 years ago, there were sloths as long as a giraffe is tall, monstrous bears whose shoulders were six feet off the ground, and Bunyanesque beavers that weighed as much as an NFL linebacker. But over time, all of these …

Extinction

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.<p>In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded field for …

Feminism

New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered in Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have …

Insects

Facebook will exclude 1.5 billion users from Europe's privacy standards

Facebook makes a great show of pretending to care about safeguarding your data, but today, it’s shattered that illusion. The company has confirmed to Reuters that it won’t be extending the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws worldwide.<p>That means that the social network’s …

Privacy

Wells Fargo will be fined $1 billion

Two federal regulators are close to fining Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees.<p>The hefty penalty will be announced as early as Friday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the …

Finance

Trump Praises Duterte. Philippine Embassy Says Its Independence Party Will Be Held At Trump Hotel.

Phillipine President Rodrigo Duterte knows how to get Donald Trump to grovel.<p>According to crack Washington Post journalist David Fahrenthold, he’s …

Donald Trump

US warns of growing African terror threat

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> ISIS and al Qaeda represent major threats and are growing in strength in West Africa according to the commander of US special operations in Africa, Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks.<p>"The al Qaeda and ISIS inspired threats in Lake Chad Basin and here in the Sahel are very real and continue …

Africa

Every lawmaker appears to want to rewrite Congress’s workplace harassment policies except GOP men

Female lawmakers have been at the forefront of the push to revamp Congress's sexual harassment policies. This has prompted some action, but not to the extent that some may deem appropriate or necessary.<p>All 22 female U.S. senators have expressed “deep disappointment” at their chamber’s delay in …

Sexual Harassment

A new terrorist group is popping up in Syria and capitalizing on ISIS' defeat

With up to 90% of its territory lost, ISIS appears effectively defeated as a conventional foe. But while the black flag of ISIS is being lowered, another may soon take its place — the white flag of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham.<p>A new report in the Wall Street Journal details HTS' rise as it consolidates …

Middle East

Sean Hannity disclosed that guests were his lawyers in only 1 of 84 visits

Even though he says he’s not a journalist, Fox News host Sean Hannity has been intensely criticized by his competitors (and even coworkers) in the media for denouncing the FBI raid on Trump attorney Michael Cohen <i>without</i> once disclosing that Cohen was also his own attorney. Liberal watchdog group …

Donald Trump

Chris Christie Sticks It to New Jersey One Last Time With Pricey Portrait

Chris Christie has been out of office for more than three months, but the former New Jersey governor is still sticking it to the state’s taxpayers. …

New Jersey

Sean Hannity cannot tweet his way out of journalistic corruption

As The Post’s Paul Farhi noted, Fox News host Sean Hannity has had trouble settling on a description for what he does each night at the network. When he’s perhaps feeling a bit self-righteous, he says, “I’m a journalist. But I’m an advocacy journalist, or an opinion journalist.” When his ethics …

Donald Trump

After killing a black man in a Walmart parking lot, California police stonewall

No videos released, and nobody's even answering the family lawyer's phone calls.<p>California police fired dozens of shots into a car full of people, …

Law Enforcement

Marco Rubio Had An Odd Explanation For Changing His Position On A Trump Nominee

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) offered a curious explanation for his vote to confirm Jim Bridenstine as the next NASA chief after initially opposing Bridenstine’s nomination.<p>The Oklahoma Republican narrowly won confirmation Thursday after having served on the House Science, Space and …

Donald Trump

Ted Cruz's Write-Up on Trump for the TIME 100 Is an Event Horizon for Utter Self-Humiliation

Why does he keep doing this to himself?<p>By design, presumably, the structure of the annual <i>TIME</i> 100 Most Influential List is at least as interesting as its contents. Yes, there are 100 grandiose, koan-laden blurbs about the year's very important newsmakers, but also, each one is written by <i>another</i> one …

Republicans

Scott Pruitt’s schedule is marked by speeches to climate denial and Koch funded groups

In his first year as administrator, Pruitt gave nearly ten speeches to right-wing think tanks.<p>In his first year as EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt …

Climate

Samantha Bee blasts Hannity: “His whole show is just an hour-long list of lies”

“People think it’s news, because he doesn’t sweat as much as Alex Jones,” the “Full Frontal” host says<p>It was the story that rocked politics last week: Sean Hannity, the poster face of Fox News, was unmasked in a federal court hearing as the mystery third client of President Donald Trump's personal …

Sean Hannity

Major teachers union cuts ties with Wells Fargo over its relationship with the NRA

"You have decided that the NRA business is more valuable to you than students and their educators are."<p>The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), …

Finance

Rare Mutation Among Bajau People Lets Them Stay Underwater Longer

The Bajau people of Malaysia and the Philippines are renowned for their free-diving abilities, often working eight-hour shifts in search of fish and …

Evolution

A New York Farmer Says ICE Raided His Home And Cuffed Him Without A Warrant

In an administration rife with controversy, one of the most visible problems is with how Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement plays fast and loose with the law. It goes well beyond controversial deportations like those of the wrongfully accused Ricardo Rodriguez. ICE has been found to even …

Immigration

2018 NFL Draft News: John Elway Announces No. 5 Overall Pick Up for Trade

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway announced Thursday that the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft is available to the highest bidder, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.<p>Elway's declaration came one week prior to Round 1 of the draft, which will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, …

Football (U.S.)

New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

Over the past 125,000 years, the average size of mammals on the Earth has shrunk. And humans are to blame.<p>That's the conclusion of a new study of the fossil record by paleo-biologist Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico.<p>Smith studied fossils going back 65 million years, when dinosaurs died …

Paleontology

Kushner Companies Hit With Federal Subpoena

Top White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family real-estate company has reportedly been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury. The subpoena, according to</i> …

Donald Trump

This chessboard isn’t haunted, it just moves the pieces on its own

My chess board collects dust at home. It’s a game I have loved playing ever since my father taught it to me at a young age, but over the past few …

Board Games

Trump says human trafficking ‘is worse than it’s ever been in the history of the world.’ Where to even begin?

President Trump is not a historian. In fact, as The Post's Jenna Johnson documented so well on Wednesday, he often seems to be learning basic historical facts before our very eyes while boldly claiming nobody previously knew those basic facts. Other times, he makes huge historical claims without …

Humanity

Could this be the worst Cabinet in history?

This is officially the 4th and final part in my “Not the Best People” series and goes on for a while because there’s a <i>whole lot of graft, corruption</i> …

Donald Trump

The Story That Made Me Realize How Lonely Superman Must Be

When I was a kid, it seemed impossible that Superman might have any problems. Sure, he had adventures that threw setbacks in his path but he always …

Comic Books

From the Garage to Game Store Shelves: The Broken Token Story

<i>We’re counting down the days International Tabletop Day 2018, happening this year on April 28th! As we get closer to the big day, we’ll be looking at</i> …

Board Games

Kelly Family Shares Moment To Remember Before Spring Game

At this point, Kelly, a senior lineman from nearby Gretna, couldn’t help but think something might be up. After all, these types of videos – in which …

College Football