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Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Tuesday to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.<p>If …

Senate Hearing Highlights Saudi Arabia's Responsibility For Suffering In Yemen

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) hopes testimony on delayed U.S. aid and other problems will boost skepticism of the kingdom's actions.<p>WASHINGTON ― Experts on humanitarian issues, including top U.S. officials, used a Senate hearing Tuesday to highlight how U.S. partner Saudi Arabia has exacerbated global …

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Moon Station Could Use Tech from Scrapped Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

NASA is salvaging technology developed under a canceled asteroid rendezvous and relocation mission for a new initiative to build a lunar orbiting …

Here’s 10 types of marijuana that will make you more active

<b>(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)</b><p>Puff puffin marijuana to the nearest marathon<p>Brea Mosley<p>May 28, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>If you’re on that “New Year, New You” train, kickstart your new workout regimen with a little Mary Jane. More and more people are …

What Did Trump Accomplish on His First Foreign Trip?

Some firm handshakes, forced smiles, and awkward sword dances. In short, nothing.<p><i>Let’s hear it for the Rainbow Tour</i><br>—Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, <i>Evita</i><p>Like Donald Trump, Juan and Eva Perón were populists. They seem to have shared Trump’s understanding of the purposes of philanthropy (for more, …

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This Trick to Cook Rice Slashes Calories in Half

Cutting calories, like taking the stairs and getting enough sleep, is just one part of an overall healthy lifestyle. But there’s no denying that …

Nutrition

This high-performance desktop amp makes headphones sing

One of my audiophile pals tipped me off to the Little Labs Monotor, and I'm glad he did! Little Labs is a pro sound company, but there's no reason why audiophiles wouldn't find a lot to like about their Monotor headphone amp. It's made in the US and lists for $600, but street price is $540, (£500, …

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This battery pack fixes one of the biggest annoyances people have with them

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Of all the tech I recommend, the one accessory I think everyone should own is an external battery pack.<p>We all rely on our smartphone …

Scoop: Trump tells confidants U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

President Trump has privately told multiple people, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave the Paris agreement on climate …

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Steve Bannon’s dark pursuit of a meaningful life

It wasn’t enough for the Hollywood wannabe to live a life of purpose — he had to impose it on the entire country<p>Living in America is the equivalent of playing a lifelong game of intellectual and ethical limbo. The only real question is “how low can you go?” Bob Dylan once sang about “flesh colored …

The 20 hottest tech products and gadgets in the world right now

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Even Before Trump, America's Political Parties Were Changing

Just below the surface of a deafening 24-hour political news cycle spurred by early morning tweets and evening scoops, a quieter but potentially much bigger story is working its way through American politics. The two parties are changing, and President Donald Trump's election may be as much a …

European allies see the two sides of Trump | Reuters

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets.<p>President Donald Trump (C) follows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as NATO member …

President Trump Launches Twitter Attack: 'Fake News Is the Enemy'

Just hours after President Trump touched down in the United States from a nine-day trip abroad, he returned to Twitter to decry the news media and …

Trump returns from foreign trip, goes on Twitter rant

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump lashed out at the “fake news” media in a series of Twitter messages on Sunday after wrapping up his first foreign trip as president -- a nine-day excursion from Saudi Arabia to Sicily -- without once holding a news conference.<p>That made the U.S. president the only one of …

Report: Trump has already decided to defiantly withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change

President Donald Trump has decided that the United States will leave the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a new report.<p>Axios reported late Saturday, citing sources with direct knowledge of the situation, that Trump has already informed multiple people in the government, including EPA …

Graham not ready to subpoena Trump tax returns

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Booker on GOP health strategy: 'this is craven'

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Angela Merkel says Europe can no longer rely on US or UK - and must 'fight for its own destiny'

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has indicated Europe can no longer completely rely on its American and British allies in the wake of Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, declaring the continent's destiny is in "our own hands".<p>Her extraordinary comments followed meetings of …

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Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto …

19 photos that prove the US military has the best views from its offices

For members of the US military, deployed all over the world, day-to-day duties often come with hardship, but amid those challenges, they often find themselves in breathtaking surroundings.<p>Whether it's mountain vistas, Arctic panoramas, and rolling steppe, US troops can easily claim that their …

4 books that show how radically different the planet could look by the end of the century

But how much of the science of climate change do most of us really understand? What will it do to our planet in the coming years? And what can any one person do about it?<p>When media coverage of climate change becomes overwhelming, books are a great place to turn. They can help you step back and see …

Rick Santorum to President Trump: Stop tweeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he believes the Trump administration could be doing well, if only the President would stop doing one thing: Tweeting.<p>"If you tweet every day and complain about the media and complain about how you are being …

The Trouble With Trump’s Uneven Approach to Transparency

By treating ethical guidelines as opt-in, the president is creating all sorts of problems for himself.<p>In January, Donald Trump and his lawyer Sheri Dillon held a press conference at which they laid out a plan for how the president would distance himself from his businesses. Among the steps they …

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How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Four big reasons why deniers started believing in climate change

It began, like many things on Reddit, with a simple question: “Former climate change deniers, what changed your mind?” More than 600 posts later, AskReddit was able to not only offer insights into that question, but also shed some light on why people initially rejected the consensus view held by …