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Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.<p>One feature of the truth is that it doesn’t change much. A lie is hard to sustain. The details may change in each retelling because the liar is not actually remembering the events, but instead remembering the telling of the events. The truth, by …

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An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

The remarkable irresponsibility of Donald Trump's Stormy Daniels tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump sent a tweet raising questions about the sketch of a man who allegedly harassed a porn star to keep her from talking about a sexual encounter with the current President of the United States aka Donald Trump.<p>Whew.<p>Go back and read that sentence again. Maybe …

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Scientists stumbled upon a plastic-eating bacterium—then accidentally made it stronger

Hungry, hungry enzymes.<p>The natural world is rapidly becoming a giant pile of plastic waste. There are literally six—<i>six!</i>—ungodly large garbage patches swelling in the ocean. Even areas as far removed from us as the Arctic are not safe. We’re slowly suffocating a lot of natural ecologies with our …

Pollution

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Five things we learned from the James Comey interview

The former FBI director was not afraid to talk in detail about Donald Trump, his own family and the alleged pee tape<p>Former FBI director James Comey has taken part in his first televised interview since the release of his book about his dealings with Donald Trump, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and …

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Vladimir Putin’s Billionaire Buddies Are Getting Scared, and Not Just of Sanctions

Some of the oligarchs now face major U.S. sanctions, while others are getting arrested on the Kremlin’s orders. Is Putin’s circle of the shameless …

Russia

The “pee tape” claim, explained

The absurd-sounding, still-unverified tale of Trump and Russian prostitutes is back again. Here’s where it came from.<p>The release of former FBI Director James Comey’s new book and memos he wrote last year has plunged the United States of America into yet another round of speculation about whether …

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Trump hammers Comey before big interview

President Donald Trump slammed James Comey on Sunday, saying the former FBI director is "not very smart" and will go down in history as the worst head of the bureau.<p>"Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in …

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Trump Loudly Insists That He Is Incompetent

Either the Department of Justice is correct that he surrounded himself with lawbreakers, or the people he chose to run the federal justice system are incompetents and rogues.<p>Donald Trump’s supporters insist that the public shouldn’t lose faith in the president as Robert Mueller and the Department …

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Why Trump Is Panicking

The raids on his attorney’s files are extremely dangerous for the president.<p>“Attorney-client privilege is dead,” according to President Donald Trump, who unleashed an angry Twitter tirade this week in response to search warrants executed at the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney, …

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20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

Ancient Saudi Ruins to Open Up to Tourism: Pictures

As Trump fumes, senators bid to protect the special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four senators — two Republicans and two Democrats — are taking a step to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump has angrily mused about firing him.<p>Legislation offered on Wednesday by Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of …

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Michael Cohen Has a Big Problem

It takes strong evidence to execute a search warrant against an attorney representing a subject in a federal investigation, let alone the president’s personal counsel.<p><i>Updated at 12:11 p.m.</i><p>Whatever evidence federal prosecutors have collected concerning Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime …

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This is the last VPN you are ever going to need, and it's on sale

There's an age-old adage that goes, "get a VPN or risk getting your Google search history exposed to the entirety of the Internet."<p>Okay, fine, so …

Privacy

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

Lithium

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

Jared Kushner’s $1.2 billion miracle

Someone is doing Jared Kushner a huge favor. But we don't know who.<p>The 41-story skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was supposed to be Jared …

Real Estate

SNL: Alec Baldwin’s Trump Admits ‘I Don’t Care About America’

“I'm the only one who's willing to actually say this,” Baldwin’s Trump said on this week’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ cold open.<p>This week’s <i>Saturday Night</i> …

Comedy

Fatal Trump Tower fire: No sprinkler system in apartments

The apartment destroyed by a raging fire in New York's Trump Tower that killed a resident and injured six firefighters had no sprinkler system, authorities said.<p>Firefighters remained at the scene Sunday, cleaning up after the blaze and trying to determine its cause. The fire broke out shortly after …

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Donald Trump Gets Mocked After Showing He Really Doesn’t Know What The Post Office Does

President Donald Trump on Thursday returned to one of his favorite targets, attacking online retail giant Amazon over taxes, its effect on brick-and-mortar stores and one other thing that caused some head-scratching.<p>Trump said Amazon uses “our Postal System as their Delivery Boy.”<p>That has people …

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Rick Gates Could Be More Dangerous Than Trump’s Allies Thought

New developments suggest Gates isn’t just testifying against Paul Manafort.<p>The indictment of <b>Paul Manafort</b> and <b>Rick Gates</b> last year was ultimately accepted, if not welcomed, by allies of <b>Donald Trump.</b> Yes, the former Trump campaign chairman and his deputy had been charged with a dozen counts, …

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After Stormy's big interview, Trump faces the storm alone

<b>(CNN) —</b> A primetime dish by Stormy Daniels about her alleged affair with Donald Trump is a reminder that there are some things even a president can't control.<p>The "60 Minutes" interview Sunday slammed into the White House just at the moment that Trump is acting to stamp his dominance on his …

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Saudi crown prince 'humiliated' by Trump's Oval Office boast of arms sales

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, on Tuesday and credited …

Saudi Arabia

Major New Investigation Into Trump?

A look at Trump's real estate dealings in India uncovers evidence of corruption and fraud.A major new investigation has just been published into …

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Santorum: Instead of calling for gun laws, kids should take CPR classes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> CNN commentator and former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested students protesting for gun control legislation would be better served by taking CPR classes and preparing for active shooter scenarios.<p>"How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve …

Guns

How Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Is Outfoxing Trump

Michael Avenatti drives racecars and taunts the president’s attorneys on TV and Twitter. He wants you to know he’s single, too.<p>LOS ANGELES—On the day this week that he released a photograph of Stormy Daniels, his porn-star client, taking a polygraph, Michael Avenatti was pressed on CNN to explain …

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Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Geography

“Now I’m F---ing Doing It My Way”: Jubilant and Self-Liberated, the President Prepares for War with Mueller

With John Dowd out, John Kelly and Ty Cobb marginalized, Joseph diGenova on board, and Marc Kasowitz possibly returning, the next battle comes into focus.<p>For the better part of the last month, <b>Donald Trump</b> has been winging it. His standoff with his chief of staff, <b>John Kelly,</b> appears to be resolved …

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