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How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump

A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.<p>Donald Trump has adopted many contradictory positions since taking office, but he has been unwavering on one point: that Russia played no role in …

Social Media

The 10 highest-paying college majors

Going to college is a serious investment. Over 44 million Americans collectively hold nearly $1.5 trillion in student debt because they know that …

School Administration

Kellyanne Conway: Brett Kavanaugh Allegations 'Left-Wing Conspiracy'

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway dismissed the growing number of women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual …

Kellyanne Conway

Brett Kavanaugh’s absurd 35-year-old calendars defense is now a meme

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will reportedly hand over calendars he kept to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he says will show he was not …

Brett Kavanaugh

The silent Popes: Why Francis and Benedict won't answer the accusations dividing their church

<b>(CNN) —</b> One rarely leaves his monastery high on a hill in Vatican City. The other speaks freely -- too freely, critics say -- but has vowed silence on this matter, for now.<p>Two men, both clad in white, both called Holy Father, and now, both facing questions about a crucial facet of the Catholic …

Pope Francis

British 'pharmacist who joined IS' is detained in Syria

<b>A British man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been detained in Syria on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group.</b><p>Kurdish forces captured Anwar Miah in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour a month ago.<p>A video of his capture has surfaced on Twitter and shows Mr Miah …

Special Forces

A Grassroots Call to Ban Gerrymandering

Voters Not Politicians gathered an astounding 425,000 signatures in Michigan to secure a spot on the November ballot for a proposed constitutional amendment creating a citizens’ commission for redistricting.<p>LANSING, Michigan—Katie Fahey walks in to the Grand Traverse Pie Company, blocks from the …

Voting

Jeremy Corbyn: It’s ‘offensive’ to call me anti-Semitic

U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn rejected a comparison between himself and the late right-wing Tory MP Enoch Powell as “hurtful”, “quite offensive” …

East London

Syrian jihadists to state position on Idlib deal 'in coming days'

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main jihadist group in northwest Syria will announce its position on a Turkish-Russian deal over Idlib in the next few days, it said on Monday, with its acceptance or rejection vital to the success of efforts to contain the war.<p>FILE PHOTO: Islamist rebels from Hayat Tahrir …

Demilitarized Zone

‘Liberal bullsh*t’: Fox News viewers melt down after network’s poll shows America doesn’t believe Kavanaugh

Fox News sees the same approval polling for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that other networks and polls have revealed. Still, actual viewers …

Fake News

CNN focus group of conservative women turns out to be comprised of GOP operatives

<b>(CNN)</b><p>CNN interviewed women about the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, but they weren’t casual voters as presented<p>Taylor Link<p>September 23, 2018 8:56pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this week, CNN interviewed five conservative women from Florida to get their thoughts on the sexual assault accusation made against Brett …

Brett Kavanaugh

This Is the Most Disturbing Paragraph in the New Kavanaugh Story

Buried inside The New Yorker’s bombshell story on a second woman coming forward to allege sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, …

U.S. Supreme Court

Kavanaugh confirmation in renewed peril after second assault claim

In a statement the nominee made to The New Yorker and released by the White House, he called the allegation a ‘smear’ that ‘did not happen.’<p>Brett Kavanaugh's prospects of being confirmed to the Supreme Court suffered another major setback on Sunday night when a second woman accused him of sexual …

Republicans

Here’s how a Texas militia planned to assault Islamic convention participants in Houston

"Those motherf***ers are dead meat when they come out of that damn fence."<p>Earlier this month, a group of a few dozen armed members of the Texas …

White Supremacism

Ted Cruz tweets out viral Beto O’Rourke video in a bizarre move

It’s either a massive self-own or a racist dog whistle.<p>One of the candidates running for the United States Senate in Texas on Friday tweeted out a video of Beto O’Rourke speaking passionately about the murder of Botham Shem Jean in his home by a police officer and calling for justice. That …

Ted Cruz

Second woman alleges sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, this time in college

White House<p>WASHINGTON — A second woman has come forward alleging sexual misconduct by embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, days before his scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a previous allegation of sexual assault.<p>Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale …

The White House

Nigerian pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss cargo ship

<b>Pirates have kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss cargo vessel in Nigerian waters.</b><p>Massoel Shipping said its vessel, MV Glarus, was carrying wheat from Lniagos to Port Harcourt when it was attacked on Saturday.<p>"The pirate gang boarded the Glarus by means of long ladders and cut the razor wire on …

Kidnapping

View from the Left: Republican men remind us how repugnant their treatment of women really is

Meanwhile, Republicans on Capitol Hill went on the attack. They had backed Dr. Blasey Ford into a corner and proceeded to pummel her with shame, …

Chuck Grassley

Trump’s Friends Get Rich Off Oil Boom as Industry Limits Info on Pipeline Worker Injuries & Deaths

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> This is <i>Democracy Now!</i>, democracynow.org, <i>The War and Peace Report</i>. I’m Amy Goodman, with Part 2 of our conversation on “Death on the …

Natural Gas

Game Awards: Florida State 37, Northern Illinois 19

<b>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –</b> Florida State enjoyed what was undoubtedly its best performance of the young Willie Taggart era, scoring two touchdowns on its …

Florida

The key players in the push to purge Americans from voter rolls

J Christian Adams<p>Adams, 50, the president and general counsel of Pilf, is at the forefront of the rightwing push to purge large numbers of people off voter rolls. He was a core member of Donald Trump’s ill-fated commission on voter fraud, a panel of the country’s leading voter suppressors that …

Voter Fraud

Top Of The Table – Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

One of the most fascinating evolutions currently unfolding in the board gaming world is the integration of technology into games that are nonetheless …

Board Games

“If you enjoy X, then give Y a try” – some recommendations for trying new games.

When you’re passionate about board games, you want to share your love of games of all types with your friends and family. Sometimes the wealth of …

Settlers of Catan

'Magic: The Gathering' Lore for Beginners

With the continued rise of tabletop gaming in mainstream media, there is one niche that continues to thrive in all of its fantastical glory: <i>Magic:</i> …

Ice Age

Terrorists kill Iranian children and soldiers in military parade attack

At least 29 people, including children, have been killed in a terrorist attack on a military parade in south-west Iran, responsibility for which has been claimed by both Islamic State and a separatist group.<p>Four assailants disguised as military personnel opened fire from behind the viewing platform …

Saudi Arabia

Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Is Said to Have Proposed Diverting Funds to Manafort and Gates

President Trump’s former lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation discussed the prospect of directing funds raised in connection with the president toward two former top campaign aides facing charges in the inquiry at the time, according to two people familiar with the plan.<p>The lawyer, …

Kavanaugh Ally Knew Christine Blasey Ford's Name Before It Was Public

Ed Whelan, an ally of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who floated, then retracted, a conspiracy theory on Twitter accusing another man of …

The White House

Japanese Zombie Comedy One Cut of the Dead Is Shaun of the Dead-Level Brilliant

io9 ReviewsReviews and critical analyses of fan-favorite movies, TV shows, comics, books, and more.<p>There are good movies, there are great movies, and …

Horror Movies

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign following sexual allegations by daughter

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter.<p>Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican's attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied …

Elections

Ben Carson ties Kavanaugh allegation to centuries-old socialist group

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday tied the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a century-old plot by socialists.<p>"If you really understand the big picture of what's going on, then what's going on with Kavanaugh will …

Ben Carson