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Chief Justice Roberts is scared of technology, that’s very good news

The Fourth Amendment, brought to you by the Chief Justice's healthy fear of gizmos.<p>There is a powerful scene in the television adaptation of Margaret …

Surveillance

A Mark Cuban-backed startup that says big banks have 'turned their back on the middle class' has landed $13 million in funding

A financial technology startup that aims to help users avoid overdraft fees has raised more than $13 million in funding led by a number of investors including famed "Shark Tank" entrepreneur Mark Cuban.<p>Dave, which launched in April 2017 following a previous fundraising announcement, has been …

House farm bill passes with controversial food stamp changes

The House passed its farm bill Thursday by a vote of 213-211 after weeks of uncertainty over whether leadership would be able to secure enough support within the fractious GOP Conference to pass a measure that is critical to farm country.<p>Republican leadership succeeded in rebounding from last …

Agriculture

As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper

LEESBURG, Va. — Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now. President Trump says or does something that triggers a spasm of outrage. She doesn’t necessarily agree with how he handled the situation. She gets why people are upset.<p>But Ms. Anders, 46, a Republican from suburban Loudoun County, Va., with …

Donald Trump

Child Marriage Is Legal In 48 States. These Women Are Asking Why.

Over the past two years, at least 20 state legislatures have considered whether to ban marriage under 18. Only two have actually done it.<p><b>Brigitte Combs was legally married</b> at a courthouse in San Marcos, Texas, in 1984. She was barely 15, and her seven-months-pregnant stomach showed in her …

LGBTQI

The Vehicle of the Future Has Two Wheels, Handlebars, and Is a Bike

What’s the shiniest, most exciting new technology for transportation? Well, there are plenty of candidates! We’ve got the self-­driving car and …

San Francisco

Why Trump Keeps Creating Crises

He needs them to maintain his support.<p>It’s easy to survey the last 10 days in America and be flabbergasted at President Trump’s tendency to inflict politically bruising crises on himself. I know this because I had just that reaction on Wednesday, trying to make sense of his abrupt signing of an …

Donald Trump

Seven NYC Tours Every Visitor (and Local) Should Take

All of those who have visited know the avenues and alleys of New York City are made for walking.<p>Walt Whitman may have loved his leaves of grass, but …

New York City

'12 things I wish I knew before having a threesome'

It's less awkward than you think!<p>If you've ever been curious about having a threesome but also a little intimidated, that's normal — there's a lot to consider. Do you want to be the unicorn of the threesome, or find a unicorn with your partner? Should you do it with friends or strangers? Will it be …

Relationships

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Psychology

Amazon, the Brand Buster

It started with a simple battery.<p>Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private label business by offering a handful of items under a new brand called AmazonBasics. Early offerings were the kinds of unglamorous products that consumers typically bought at their local hardware store: power cords and …

eCommerce

Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation Friday that Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to …

Donald Trump

Vote against the GOP this November

Amid the carnage of Republican misrule in Washington, there is this glimmer of good news: The family-shredding policy along the southern border, the most telegenic recent example of misrule, clarified something. Occurring less than 140 days before elections that can reshape Congress, the policy has …

Republicans

Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s

You’ll remember Godwin’s law, which holds that the longer an online debate goes on, the likelier it is that someone will mention Hitler or the Nazis. It was an amusing observation and one that served a useful purpose, guarding against hyperbole and fatuous comparison. Except last August, as the …

Donald Trump

The Republican Party Moves From Family Values to White Nationalism

The migrant crisis signals an end to one era for the GOP—and the terrifying start of a new one.<p>Sitting in the Cabinet Room on Wednesday, surrounded by a largely white, male group of Republican lawmakers and administration officials, President Trump attempted to defuse a bomb of his own making. “We …

Immigration

The Oppression of White America

White people are oppressed.<p>Stop laughing. It’s true.<p>In recent years, a narrative has formed and spread among the masses that asserts that white …

Civil Rights

Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks

Cedella Roman says she was jogging along the beach south of White Rock, B.C., when she crossed the U.S. border without realizing it. That began a …

Immigration

In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp

PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.<p>Meet Dennis Hof, whose political rise reflects …

Republican Primaries

Corruption in the Trump Administration Is Spreading

While petty scandals like Scott Pruitt’s grab attention, there are more egregious and profitable conflicts of interest elsewhere in Washington.<p>You’ve got to at least give credit to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for finding the silver lining—or the gold one, as it were.<p>It was late October 2017, …

Donald Trump

Dear Europe, if you want to stop Trump, sanction his companies

Sanctions targeting his own companies and wealth will sting in a way that he cannot ignore<p>Donald Trump has opened the largest rift between the US and its European allies since George W Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq. From the Paris accord, to the Iran nuclear deal, to pushing for the inclusion of …

Donald Trump

Hacktivism - Majority 54

Today, we’re talking to one of the biggest names in the tech entrepreneur world. He experienced a total political shift the night of the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Rhode Island bill would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases his tax returns

Rhode Island’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would keep candidates off the presidential ballot in their state if they don’t release five …

Rhode Island

Return of the Blood Libel

The speed of America’s moral descent under Donald Trump is breathtaking. In a matter of months we’ve gone from a nation that stood for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to a nation that tears children from their parents and puts them in cages.<p>What’s almost equally remarkable about this …

Success

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.<p>Now, the world is punching back.<p>The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American …

Economy

ICE Spokesman Resigns, Saying He Could No Longer Spread Falsehoods for Trump Administration

A spokesman for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned, saying that he could no longer “bear the burden” of spreading falsehoods on behalf of the Trump administration.<p>The spokesman, James Schwab, who had worked for the agency’s San Francisco Division, told news outlets …

Trump Administration

Trump's Immigration Policy: The Latest Example of the 'New Cruelty'

In the movie <i>L.A. Story</i>, the character played by Chevy Chase goes to a hyper-fashionable restaurant named, appropriately enough, L’Idiot.<p>He is greeted …

Donald Trump

Corey Lewandowski dropped by speakers bureau after 'womp womp' comment

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been dropped by his speakers bureau after dismissing the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally, CNN has learned.<p>Leading Authorities, Inc., one of Washington …

Donald Trump

How to spot fake reviews on Amazon

Amazon is the place to get just about anything, from a Unicorn Mask to a cardboard cutout of Buddy the Elf. But behind every amazing product is a …

Product Reviews

The border crisis is a reminder that Trump has no idea what he’s doing

Faced with a problem Mitch McConnell can’t solve for him, Trump is flailing.<p>Donald Trump has largely skated by as president, deferring to the policy consensus in Republican Party circles. He’s served as a rubber-stamp signatory of tax legislation he wasn’t involved in crafting and judicial …

Immigration