Mueller Indicts Trumps Claim That Russian Interference Is Fake News

Special counsel Michael Flynn and George Papadopouloswith reportedly another coming from indicted Trump campaign official Friday indictment, had as its object impairing, obstructing and defeating the lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable the Defendants to interfere with U.S. political and electoral processes, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Even as President Donald Trump seeking a direct interview with Trump, who last month…

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I Love Watching Curling, and You Will Too

The first time I watched an Olympic curling match on television, I entertained a thought that is surely shared by everyone who sees the sport for the first time: What the hell am I looking at? It was during the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I tuned in to the live feed at the very beginning of a women's medal match. I was intrigued by the grace…

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How Being a Busy Mom Almost Killed Me

ShareTweet Let’s just be honest. Women are amazing! We’re pros of problem-solving, masters of multitasking, and heroes of all the hats. A mom can work out of the home while simultaneously holding down the home front. We cook nutritious meals, run a taxi service for our children, craft like crazy, make our spouses feel special, teach life lessons on the daily, and look amazing doing it. Well, mostly anyway. We strive…

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Why Christiane Amanpour wants to talk about sex

(CNN)The idea came to me in the bathroom. I wondered, do Afghan mothers in tribal villages have sex and relationship talks with their daughters (especially the underage ones they are about to marry off to men old enough to be their fathers … or grandfathers)? Or are they just too busy trying to survive? In Berlin, I found a young Afghan refugee, pregnant with her third child, who looked totally…

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The NRA Really Wants You To Stop Making Fun Of Trump Now, OK?

A new spot from the gun lobbyists features an angry guy stewing as a TV shows clips of the media criticizing Trump and the National Rifle Association. Some of the clips are of comedy shows, including “Saturday Night Live” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” The angry guy in the video is right-wing radio host Grant Stinchfield, who made headlines last year when he suggested that North Korea drop…

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If Ever There Was a Campaign Just Waiting to Be Manipulated, It Was Trumps

By political operative standards, it would have been a sweetheart gig: Youre handed millions of dollars and more if you need it; no need to worry about any pesky laws (a campaign without lawyers, what a dream); say and do whatever you deem most effective with no regard for truth (no fact checkers, what bliss) and best of all, no long conference calls and no focus groups. Much has been…

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Ammo seller to Las Vegas killer arrested on federal charge

(CNN)Douglas Haig, an Arizona man who says he sold tracer ammunition to the gunman in October’s Las Vegas massacre, was arrested Friday on a charge of conspiring to manufacture and sell another type of ammunition — armor-piercing bullets — in violation of federal law. Haig, 55, appeared in court Friday and was released on his own recognizance with specific conditions not spelled out in court proceedings. He is due in…

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The death of the local newspaper?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside the Coventry Evening Telegraph’s old printworks, frozen in time The government has announced a review into the future of the newspaper industry, warning the closure of hundreds of regional papers is fuelling fake news and is “dangerous for democracy”. But is it too late to save local newspapers? There’s a spot just off the M6 in Coventry where you can time-travel…

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He’d bake muffins for the homeless and now it’s turning into a national movement

(CNN)When Jacob Kaufman first stumbled upon the art of muffin baking, he never imagined he’d turn into the “Muffin Man.” The second week, he made two dozen. By the time he made it to work, Kaufman was out of muffins. “It wasn’t so much that more people were becoming homeless, but I was training myself to see more homeless people,” he said. “Most of the time, you train yourself almost…

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Why Alcohol Can Turn You Into A Mean Drunk

A few too many drinks and some people turn into a dancing-machine, some won’t shut up, some fall asleep, some want to hug you a lot, and others turn mean. Researchers of a new study, published in the journal Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, have taken MRI scans of the brains of tipsy men in the hopes of finding out why booze can make some people turn aggressive. Just as scientists have previously…

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YouTube channel under immense heat after posting Tide Pod Challenge video

A YouTube family with a small subscription base has racked up more than 100,000 views on a controversial Tide Pod Challenge video that apparently doesn’t violate YouTube’s community guidelines. But the Oribellyohhs YouTube channel is facing plenty of heat as the family, including two young children, pretend to eat Tide Pods. In the video posted Sunday, the family of four sits at their kitchen table and explains why they’re going…

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The Strangest and Most Terrifying Medical Devices Throughout History

Just like most of the sciences, the history of medicine is filled with insane quackery and a fair few pints of blood. Along with these misled ventures into treating the human body, many budding entrepreneurs were right behind them, ready to peddle a bunch of madcap inventions and pseudoscientific medical devices. Here’s a round-up of the most bizarre or terrifying medical devices through the ages, most of which would give the…

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Facebook’s traffic is down as it strives for ‘meaningful connections’

Meaningful.Image: facebook/mark zuckerberg One of Facebook’s core statistics doesn’t look so good. Time spent on the network — a number that drives the tech giant’s revenue — is down by an estimated 50 million hours per day. Facebook now reaches 2.13 billion people per month and has 1.4 billion daily active users. If we were to revisit that 50 million hours number on a per user basis, it would be…

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