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7 Ways to Prove the Earth Is Round (Without Launching a Satellite)

1 of 9<p>Proving Earth is round<p>Rapper B.o.B wants to crowdfund his own satellite and launch it into space to find out, once and for all, whether the …

Flat Earth Society

10 financial products and services with the most consumer complaints

Which financial product or service do people complain about the most? Is it credit cards? Auto loans? Mortgages? Student loans? Debt collection? The answer lies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).<p>Each month, more than 25,000 people contact the CFPB for help regarding financial …

Finance

Job in jeopardy, HHS chief promises to repay charter costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to keep his job, health secretary Tom Price said Thursday he'd write a personal check to reimburse taxpayers for his …

Fla. teacher apologizes for gender-neutral pronouns request

TALLAHASSEE — A Canopy Oaks Elementary School teacher has apologized for any confusion caused by a recent letter sent home to parents of fifth-graders regarding the use of gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom.<p>Chloe Bressack sent the letter to parents requesting students use gender-neutral …

The GOP’s Catch-22 On Obamacare

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song: “Everything’s Relative.”<p>Poll of the week<p>Republicans in the U.S. Senate have …

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

United States

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade …

Graham-Cassidy and the Fog of War

Nobody knows exactly what the latest Obamacare-replacement legislation will do. That may be the point.<p>To paraphrase a former secretary of defense: There are known knowns, there are known unknowns, and there are unknown unknowns.<p>In policy, as in military strategy, the first two epistemological …

Health Care

4 charts that explain what Graham-Cassidy will do

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate Republicans continue to push forward on a plan to hold a vote sometime next week on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill, which is sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, still lacks the 50 votes it needs -- …