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Louise Linton’s Instagram spat is the latest sign of an administration mingling wealth and privilege

After flaunting designer brands, the Treasury secretary’s wife called someone else “out of touch.”<p>Louise Linton, wife of US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, posted on Instagram about a “day trip” the couple took to Kentucky, using a government plane to get there. With hashtags, she also called …

Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment

Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first. Then in a rush.<p>One female entrepreneur recounted how she had been propositioned by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist while seeking a job with him, which she did not land after rebuffing him. Another showed the increasingly suggestive …

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Trump’s voting commission asked states to hand over election data. Some are pushing back.

President Trump’s voting commission stumbled into public view this week, issuing a sweeping request for nationwide voter data that drew sharp condemnation from election experts and resistance from more than two dozen states that said they cannot or will not hand over all of the data.<p>The immediate …

Newt Gingrich, Hypocrisy Pioneer

No politician has had a more malignant influence on the United States over the last 30 years.<p>I’m never sure these days whether to be outraged or …

Republicans Launch the Biggest Protest Crackdown Since the Civil Rights Era

From immunizing motorists who strike protesters to criminalizing heckling, 20 states have passed a variety of laws to muzzle dissent since Donald …

How Marie Curie Overcame the Odds and Won Two Nobel Prizes

Marie Curie, born Marie Skłodowska, didn’t look like most scientists at the turn of the 20th century. In order to break into a field dominated by …

America Made Me a Feminist

I used to think the word “feminist” reeked of insecurity. A woman who needed to state that she was equal to a man might as well be shouting that she was smart or brave. If you were, you wouldn’t need to say it. I thought this because back then, I was a Swedish woman.<p>I was 9 when I first stepped …

Trump Disclosed Highly Classified Information To Russian Officials

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Greg Miller of <i>The Washington Post</i> about his reporting that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>When President Trump met with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador at …

Got Asthma? That'll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan

Diabetes? That's over $5,000.<p>One of the most popular parts of Obamacare is that it guarantees you can't be denied coverage or charged higher premiums simply for having a preexisting medical condition. The philosophy behind this is that people who are already sick might need medical care, and in the …

United Airlines dragged a passenger off a plane and apologized for “having to re-accommodate” him

Several people traveling aboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday have shared disturbing video footage of a fellow passenger being pulled off the plane against his will.<p>United CEO Oscar Munoz issued a statement on Monday, saying: “This is an upsetting event to all of us …

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Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

Worcester Polytechnic Institute<p>It’s no secret that spinach is a heart-healthy vegetable. But the leafy green may one day play a new role in keeping …

Science activism on the rise: Boston rally is latest iteration

Faced with the possibility of cuts to research agencies and fears about suppression of data, attendees at Sunday’s rally added their voices to a …

Trump explains Sweden terror attack comment that baffled a nation

After bewildering residents and officials of Sweden by suggesting Saturday that a terror-related incident had occurred over the weekend in the small Nordic nation, President Donald Trump attributed his comment to a Fox News interview with a conservative filmmaker.<p>"We’ve got to keep our country …

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Charles Darwin Would See Right Through Mike Pence

The vice president dodges the question of whether he believes in evolution but he has his own version of intelligent design as he rides the wave of a …

Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate has silenced Elizabeth Warren.<p>And by doing so, majority Republicans just handed the liberal firebrand a megaphone -- further elevating President Donald Trump's fiercest and most prominent critic in the Senate and turning her into a Democratic hero.<p>The rebuke of Warren …

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Fact-checking isn’t enough. To fight the far right, the media must spread the truth | Martin Belam

Donald Trump has accused the ‘dishonest’ press of under-reporting terrorist attacks. To counter this narrative, we must be more effective in reflecting reality<p>Donald Trump’s assertion that the media was “under-reporting” terrorist attacks was roundly scorned by the press, even more so when the …

Rural America Supported Trump, But Will His Policies Support Them?

Moriah, N.Y., is a tiny, sleepy place on the shore of Lake Champlain. Not so long ago, this was a major industrial port. Iron ore carved out of the hills here was packed onto train cars and barges. That iron ore helped build America's cities, but "then it all came to an abrupt halt," Tom Scozzafava …

Trump Voters Stand to Suffer Most From Obamacare Repeal and a Trade War

Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are likely to be hit the hardest if he makes good on his promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and embark on trade wars with China and Mexico.<p>“I think you’re going to get a disproportionate impact on people who supported Donald Trump but maybe don’t …

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter | Nick Cohen

As the alt-right continues to set the agenda in global politics at a frightening pace, has the world reverted to a 20th-century era of totalitarianism?<p>Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should …

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

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Rise, sisters, rise. Defeat Donald Trump | Eve Ensler

Hillary Clinton is not perfect, and we must push her. But if Trump is elected, permission is given to degrade, deny, diminish and destroy us and our rights<p>Dear women of America and men who love women,<p>All week I have received emails, texts and calls from my sisters around the world. They were as …

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Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

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sixpenceee:<p>A graduate student has created the <b>first man-made biological leaf</b>. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. …

NASA Preps Mission To Search For Life On Europa, One Of Jupiter's Moons

The celestial body with the greatest potential for life in the solar system may not be Mars after all. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is believed to have an ocean just beneath its frozen crust -- and some scientists think it may have just the right ingredients for life.<p>Now, NASA is getting ready …

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ViewRanger GPS - Hiking & Cycling Trails with Navigation & Offline Topo Maps - appPicker

Discover thousands of inspiring trail guides, download detailed topo maps, and navigate your outdoor adventures with ViewRanger’s integrated …

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A High-Intensity Workout to Burn Calories Like Crazy

Feel awesome before tomorrow’s big feast!<p>Bored with traditional cardio like running on a track or using the elliptical? The moves combined in this six-move sequence make for an incredible calorie-burning alternative. Bonus: They’ll also tighten up and tone your muscles.<p><b>The Workout:</b> Perform each …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

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