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What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Go deeper: The biggest blunder of the Trump presidency

The Pope, the U.N., Bono, every living first lady (including his wife), a conservative radio host (Hugh Hewitt) who said this could be his Katrina, a …

Donald Trump

Why U.S. Withdrawal From The Human Rights Council Is A Dangerous Leadership Mistake

The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council is yet another step in the administration’s retreat from the world stage. Once widely viewed as a global leader on issues like human rights, the U.S. is now a marginal player, in headlong retreat from the …

“A cesspool of political bias”: the US announces it’s quitting the UN Human Rights Council

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley made the announcement Tuesday evening.<p>The United States has just pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council.<p>It’s a controversial move that leaves the US without a voice in one of the most visible international human rights bodies in the world, and comes amid a …

10 Inspiring Quotes from Paul McCartney, the Musical Genius Who Changed Pop Culture Forever

There's more to learn from McCartney than to 'let it be.'<p>There's a place in everyone's heart for The Beatles, the British band that reshaped not only music but pop culture forever. From "Eleanor Rigby" to "Let It Be," the hundreds of songs that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo …

'The fool builds walls': China takes aim at Trump trade war threats

State media attack US president’s actions as selfish and rude after $50bn in tariffs are unveiled<p>Chinese state media has attacked the White House for escalating the prospect of a trade war, calling the administration of president Donald Trump “selfish” and “rude” and “mundane” in its capriciousness.<p>…

Tariffs

Just How Much Money Do “Influencers” Make?

According to a decade-long study by a professor at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, 96.5 percent of YouTubers don’t make …

A Case Study in Why Core Values Are Crucially Important

Shared values build a strong team of employees.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few weeks ago, my company faced a minor crisis. I'll spare you the details, but the short story is a bad actor was doing his damnedest to damage our reputation on social media. The attack …

10 Remarkable Things Elon Musk Is Working On to Make People's Lives Better

Everyone's fixated on the Model 3, but Musk has lots of irons in the fire, some with huge profit potential--and the lessons for other entrerpeneurs abound.<p>Most Tesla-watchers <b></b>insist that Elon Musk has bet everything on Model 3, and that delays in meeting production goals for the mass-market electric …

AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the achievements of his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming the North has destroyed missile launch sites and no longer has "rockets flying over the place."<p>That's a distorted picture. North Korea has revealed no …

North Korea

Conclusive proof that it is Trump's policy to separate children from their families at the border

The Trump administration has repeatedly sought to distance itself from its policy separating children from their parents when families cross the US border illegally, but its own internal documents contradict those efforts.<p>President Donald Trump had previously tried to blame the policy on Democrats, …

Collusion Happened

Despite what the president says, the question is answered.<p>Trump aides colluded with foreign governments.<p>This is a simple, straightforward statement, and by this point, it ought to be an uncontroversial one. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This …

Donald Trump

Russia: Alexei Navalny arrested as anti-Putin protests sweep nation

Under the motto "He is not our tsar," Russians have taken to the streets to decry a fourth term by President Vladimir Putin. Opposition leader Alexei …

Russia

When Words Lose All Meaning

I really don't want to write about Donald Trump's rejection of democratic norms all the time. Plenty of people handle that. And yet, it feels wrong to ignore authoritarian statements by the president of the United States. So here we go again.<p>On Monday, Trump told a rally in Ohio that Democrats were …

The 1 Thing That Mark Twain Said That Stops Prejudice Dead in Its Tracks

Challenging your worldview takes courage.<p>Ugh, if I heard one more person tell me to "be careful," I was going to lose it. I was packing my bags for my first-ever international speaking gig at the Social Media Masters Forum in Bahrain this past December.<p>The event, now in its fifth year, brings …

Mark Twain

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against …

Doug Jones

Is Donald Trump's mental health becoming dangerous? Medical experts weigh in.

Thought Experiment<p>President Donald Trump’s temperament has always been a big part of his political brand. Depending on who you ask, he is either refreshingly frank or shockingly unpresidential. But increasingly, critics of the president have gone from criticizing his rhetoric to worrying about his …

Mental Health

Environmental defenders being killed in record numbers globally, new research reveals

<b>Exclusive</b> Activists, wildlife rangers and indigenous leaders are dying violently at the rate of about four a week, with a growing sense around the world that ‘anyone can kill environmental defenders without repercussions’<p>• See the names of all defenders who have died so far this year here. Read …

Wildlife

Just 100 companies are responsible for 71pc of greenhouse gases since 1988, report finds

The Chinese coal industry and stock market debutant Saudi Aramco have been named as the world’s biggest emitters of carbon dioxide.<p>As new data claims to have identified the top 100 emitters of greenhouse gases over the last three decades, a leading NGO has warned that natural resources companies …

Philippines bill proposes jail time for unenthusiastic anthem singers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Philippines citizens may need to start exercising their vocal chords.<p>The country's House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring members of the public to sing the country's national anthem, Lupang Hinirang, "with fervor" whenever it is played publicly.<p>Those who are convicted of …

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

<b>Updated at 1:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Americans broadly disapprove of the Senate GOP's health care bill, and they're unhappy with how Republicans are handling the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.<p>Loading...<p>Just 17 percent of those surveyed say …

Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama's climate commitments

Cities,Paris climate agreement,Climate change,Trump administration,Donald Trump,Greenhouse gas emissions,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Global climate talks,Barack Obama,Michael Bloomberg,Environment,US news,World news<p>‘Global covenant of mayors’ to work together on climate change …

Climate Change

Why Did an Enormous Chunk of West Antarctica Suddenly Start Melting?

300,000 square miles is nearly twice the area of California. It’s difficult to visualize a space that vast, but go ahead and give it a try. Now, …

Global Warming

Escalating investigation puts Trump and his staff at legal odds

The interests of the president and his aides are diverging, increasing the legal risks for those who try to stay loyal instead of hiring their own lawyers.<p>The legal interests of President Donald Trump and his aides are dramatically diverging as special counsel Robert Mueller expands his probe into …

The Obscure Lawyer Who Might Become the Most Powerful Woman in Washington

If the deputy attorney general resigns or gets fired, oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation would fall to the Justice Department’s No. 3, Rachel Brand.<p>For someone on the job barely a month, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand was already facing plenty of incoming fire from her critics. …

Donald Trump

Democratic Rep. slams Trump in tweet: 'Lock him up?'

One of President Trump's popular campaign chants is now being used against him amid the controversy over his firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>On Thursday night, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York tweeted, "Evidence of Trump's effort to obstruct justice continues to emerge. Lock HIM …

Donald Trump

President Trump Doubles Down on Idea of Ending White House Press Briefings

President Trump is sticking to his comments that it may be a good idea to end daily White House press briefings.<p>“Unless I have them every two weeks …

Scientists figured out how to convert polluted air into clean energy

In an era of growing concern for the environment, scientists in Belgium have come up with the groundwork for one possible solution: converting air …

The Turds Who Voted to Sell Out Your Online Privacy Get Their Faces Plastered on Billboards

Last month, Congress voted to repeal FCC rules that would prevent internet service providers from selling your personal web browsing and app usage …