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Sleeper Cells
A Very Expensive Poison
Father Brian Jordan
Father Brian Jordan
"The President sits for a 3D portrait being produced by the Smithsonian Institution. There were so many cameras and strobe lights flashing but the end result was kind of cool. See the video at this link: http://1.usa.gov/1zhPtAf."

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The Sleeper Cells of Mosul

As the ‘final offensive’ to retake the western half of the city begins, the underground networks of ISIS continue to attack in the ‘liberated’ eastern half.

World

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When Putin's Killers Descended on London

In this excerpt from ‘A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War With the West,’ the first vestiges of a global Russian murder ring emerge.

U.S.

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The Priest Who Helps Illegal Immigrants

Like others in the Franciscan order, Father Brian Jordan ministers to the least powerful—the families of undocumented immigrants struggling to make a home here.

Pete Souza/White House

The Evolution of Presidential Portraits

From the classic oil paintings to 3D portraits Presidential Portraits have always offered fascinating glimpses into how the presidents preferred to be perceived.

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Fake News and the Founding Fathers

Gay Syrian Refugee

A Gay Syrian Refugee's Message to Trump

The Girl with All the Gifts

Best Zombie Film Since ’28 Days Later’

 Crowds of revelers and party-goers on Bourbon Street in the historic French Quarter after the Krewe of Bacchus parade during Mardi Gras on February 15, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Is it Closing Time for Bourbon Street?

Kate Middleton

William and Kate Have a Work Problem

Trump

Enemy of the People? Yes, and Proud!

Crispr-Cas9

Gene Editing: The Next Step In Evolution

Nefertiti

Are We About to Find Nefertiti's Tomb?

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow Feels ‘Raped’ by Trump

George Washington

George Washington’s Farewell Warning

Trump

Authoritarian? No. He’s a Monarchist.

A. Mitchell Palmer

Progressive A.G. Who Raided Immigrants

Johnny Rotten

How Johnny Rotten Joined the Sex Pistols

Faith Healing

When Faith Healing Kills Kids

U.S. border patrol agent Alessio Faccin walks along the border fence separating Mexican from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017.

On the Ground as Trump’s Wall Fails

Cheat Sheet

COALITION

New Mosul Operation Launched

Smoke rises after a rocket landed in the middle of the Iraqi rapid response forces' position during a battle against Islamic State militants in the south of Mosul, Iraq February 19, 2017.

Forces mobilize to take back western Mosul.

BACK-DOOR

Trump Got Offer to Lift Russia Sanctions

Hand-delivered to Michael Flynn by Trump’s attorney.

VIOLENCE

Dozens Injured in Bogota Blast

At bullfighting protest.

WAR GAMES

U.S. Sends Carrier to South China Sea

Navy says it’s “routine,†but China blasted the move as a violation of sovereignty.

NEW RULES

DHS Immigration Memos Leaked

U.S. President Donald Trump (R), flanked by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly (L), delivers remarks at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2017.

They reveal how Trump’s immigration policies will be implemented.

FAKE

Trump Cites Non-Existent Sweden Attack

“Sweden, who would believe this?â€

THE FUTURE

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9

From NASA launchpad in Cape Canaveral.

TERROR

Suicide Bomb Kills Dozens in Somalia

Car bomb targeting a market in Mogadishu.

PROBE

Malaysia Seeks 7 in N. Korea Killing

South Korea blames the north for Kim Jong-nam’s killing.

CLOSE FOR COMFORT

Merkel Falls Behind in New Poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after her testimony at a parliamentary inquiry in Berlin investigating the NSA's activities in Germany, February 16, 2017.

Center-left party takes the lead.

Colbert

He may despise Trump’s presidency, but it has given Stephen Colbert rich material—and the possible means by which to emerge victorious over a floundering Jimmy Fallon.

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Colbert, King of Late Night’s Resistance

Cristela Alonzo speaks onstage during the "Christela" panel at the Disney/ABC Television Group 2014 Summer TCA at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“I don’t remember anybody sticking up for us when Trump called my people rapists,†says the comedian, whose stand-up special is now playing on Netflix.

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A Mexican-American Comic Takes on Trump

Presidential Books

There are thousands of books about America’s commanders in chief—and no, they’re not all about Lincoln, though it seems that way sometimes. Here are the ones to begin with.

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The Best Books About American Presidents

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New York Yankees? owner George Steinbrenner, center, spreads his arms to block the view of other members of the Urban Development Corporation at a news conference, Feb. 8, 1984 in New York. From left, Jerry Seeyer, Donald Trump, Marvin Powell and Billy Stern listen to Steinbrenner. The Yankees? owner joined the state corporation studying whether to build a sports complex in New York and threatened to quit over the role of another board member, Trump. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani)

Trump’s the New Steinbrenner

Trump’s the New Steinbrenner

The Trump White House is a chaotic mish-mash of rivals held together by a larger-than-life domineering boss who fosters a sense of unease. This was what life was like during George Steinbrenner’s tenure as owner of the New York Yankees. If this so...

Domineering bosses who love to foster unease. Who live and die by tabloid culture. Who take no prisoners. And both of them clean freaks to boot. Convinced? Reassured?

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Events shape generations, and the Millennials were forged in a crashing economy

The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist

The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist

Increasingly American politics are driven by generational change. The election of Donald Trump was not just a triumph of whiter, heartland America. It also confirmed the still considerable voting power of the older generation. Yet over time, as th...

The Depression and WWII shaped the greatest generation, and postwar prosperity shaped the Baby Boomers. Millennials, battered by capitalism, move ever leftward.

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\Hillary Clinton and Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" pose backstage at the hit musical "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway at The Palace Theater on February 15, 2017 in New York City.

When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

The whooping started just as we were all seated, with moments to go before the curtain rose on Wednesday evening’s performance of Sunset Boulevard.The applause and cheering were not yet for Glenn Close, back on Broadway 22 years after winning the ...

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton came to see Glenn Close’s brilliant incarnation of Norma Desmond in ‘Sunset Boulevard.’ Did she find emotional echoes in the production?

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Events shape generations, and the Millennials were forged in a crashing economy

The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist

\Hillary Clinton and Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" pose backstage at the hit musical "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway at The Palace Theater on February 15, 2017 in New York City.

When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

New York Yankees? owner George Steinbrenner, center, spreads his arms to block the view of other members of the Urban Development Corporation at a news conference, Feb. 8, 1984 in New York. From left, Jerry Seeyer, Donald Trump, Marvin Powell and Billy Stern listen to Steinbrenner. The Yankees? owner joined the state corporation studying whether to build a sports complex in New York and threatened to quit over the role of another board member, Trump. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani)

Trump’s the New Steinbrenner

Trump’s the New Steinbrenner

The Trump White House is a chaotic mish-mash of rivals held together by a larger-than-life domineering boss who fosters a sense of unease. This was what life was like during George Steinbrenner’s tenure as owner of the New York Yankees. If this so...

Domineering bosses who love to foster unease. Who live and die by tabloid culture. Who take no prisoners. And both of them clean freaks to boot. Convinced? Reassured?

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Trump

Trump's Slow-Motion Mutiny

Dreamer detained

Dreamer: ICE Threatened to Kick Me Out

Trump's Disastrous Presser

When Will the Russians Turn on Trump?

When Will the Russians Turn on Trump?

Watching Donald Trump’s bizarre 77-minute press conference this week, in which the reality show crank who is also President of the United States rambled and whined, declared he’d be the media’s “biggest fan†if we’d just do nice stories about him;...

Yes, they worked for his victory and yes, they’re glad it isn’t Hillary. But they know bumbling when they see it. And they sure have a dossier on Trump too…

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National Guard

DHS Blasts AP’s National Guard Story

Espionage

Russian Spies Targeted U.S. Sanctions

Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

The Trump administration has been a rollercoaster for anti-LGBT groups on the religious right.This Monday the State Department announced that Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons under President Obama, would keep “h...

The religious right is angry the Trump administration will keep Obama’s LGBT rights envoy. But they may still get the anti-gay legislation they desire.

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Entertainment

Old Television on white. Includes Clipping Path.

President Trump: Turning TV Upside Down

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The Man Making Porn Great Again

Lion

The Astonishing True Story Behind ‘Lion’

The Astonishing True Story Behind ‘Lion’

Saroo Brierley may be the subject of the Best Picture nominee Lion at this month’s Academy Awards, but for now his adoptive mother Sue is just “waiting for him to move out of my spare room.â€Â At 35, Saroo still lives in Australia with the parents w...

The real mother and son from ‘Lion’ take us inside the year’s most moving Best Picture nominee. Warning: Contains spoilers.

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Larry Wilmore faces off against Milo Yiannopoulos on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'

Larry Wilmore Schools Milo Yiannopoulos

Larry Wilmore Schools Milo Yiannopoulos

Bill Maher may have treated Milo Yiannopoulos with kid gloves, but Larry Wilmore was not here for the alt-right troll’s transphobic nonsense.The former Daily Show correspondent and Nightly Show host, who now serves as the executive producer of ABC...

During the Overtime segment, the former ‘Nightly Show’ host took it to the alt-right troll.

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\Hillary Clinton and Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" pose backstage at the hit musical "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway at The Palace Theater on February 15, 2017 in New York City.

When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

The whooping started just as we were all seated, with moments to go before the curtain rose on Wednesday evening’s performance of Sunset Boulevard.The applause and cheering were not yet for Glenn Close, back on Broadway 22 years after winning the ...

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton came to see Glenn Close’s brilliant incarnation of Norma Desmond in ‘Sunset Boulevard.’ Did she find emotional echoes in the production?

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Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos sit down on 'Real Time.'

Bill Maher Upstaged by Milo

Bill Maher Upstaged by Milo

Bill Maher’s decision to have Milo Yiannopoulos on his program was not without controversy.When the political satirist announced he was hosting the hateful Breitbart editor on his HBO show Real Time, scheduled panelist Jeremy Scahill, an accomplis...

The ‘Real Time’ comedian hosted the racist alt-right troll on his show, and it was very, very unsettling to watch.

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\Hillary Clinton and Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" pose backstage at the hit musical "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway at The Palace Theater on February 15, 2017 in New York City.

When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos sit down on 'Real Time.'

Bill Maher Upstaged by Milo

Larry Wilmore faces off against Milo Yiannopoulos on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'

Larry Wilmore Schools Milo Yiannopoulos

Larry Wilmore Schools Milo Yiannopoulos

Bill Maher may have treated Milo Yiannopoulos with kid gloves, but Larry Wilmore was not here for the alt-right troll’s transphobic nonsense.The former Daily Show correspondent and Nightly Show host, who now serves as the executive producer of ABC...

During the Overtime segment, the former ‘Nightly Show’ host took it to the alt-right troll.

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Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) goes up for the opening tip against Western Conference forward Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) to start the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre.

Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

If you love basketball, this weekend’s sure to be a slam dunk. Running from February 17–19, the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and feature the biggest names in basketball. The fun starts Friday, with the Celeb...

LeBron, Steph Curry, Durant, and Irving will headline the 66th NBA All-Star game. Here’s how to live stream it.

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Hillary Clinton and Kate McKinnon (as Hillary Clinton) on 'Saturday Night Live.'

Hillary and SNL’s Hillary Party in NYC

Hillary and SNL’s Hillary Party in NYC

Hillary Clinton was spotted breaking bread with her official Saturday Night Live surrogate, Kate McKinnon, before going to take in Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close in the Broadway play Sunset Boulevard.The pair was spotted by a spy for Page Six...

The Democratic presidential nominee and the comedienne who plays her on SNL reportedly painted the town red.

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‘Get Out’: A Spooky Racial Horror Movie

‘Get Out’: A Spooky Racial Horror Movie

It was a screening I won’t soon forget.Rumors had been swirling through the thin mountain air: Get Out, a racial horror movie by first-time filmmaker Jordan Peele, would be the “surprise midnight screening†of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I...

Jordan Peele opens up about his scary-brilliant directorial debut, his SNL crossroads, and Donald Trump’s penchant for gaslighting.

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Hillary Clinton and Kate McKinnon (as Hillary Clinton) on 'Saturday Night Live.'

Hillary and SNL’s Hillary Party in NYC

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‘Get Out’: A Spooky Racial Horror Movie

Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) goes up for the opening tip against Western Conference forward Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) to start the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre.

Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

If you love basketball, this weekend’s sure to be a slam dunk. Running from February 17–19, the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and feature the biggest names in basketball. The fun starts Friday, with the Celeb...

LeBron, Steph Curry, Durant, and Irving will headline the 66th NBA All-Star game. Here’s how to live stream it.

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Espionage

Russian Spies Targeted U.S. Sanctions

Congressman

Congressman in Bed With Foreign Biotech

FSB

Russian Whistleblowers Turn on Putin

Russian Whistleblowers Turn on Putin

KIEV—Only a few months ago Denis Voronenkov and Maria Maksakova were two of the brightest stars in Moscow’s political firmament, trying to improve the system from inside, but very much a part of it. They rode in luxurious cars, dined with the Krem...

A husband and wife who were members of the Russian parliament have defected to Ukraine. The Kremlin calls them ‘enemies of the people.’ Enemies of Putin is more like it.

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AfD

Springtime for Hitler in Germany?

Springtime for Hitler in Germany?

BERLIN—The right-wing populist Alternative for Deutschland party may be slipping in the polls right now, but that sure doesn’t keep them out of the headlines.Last summer, young Elena Roon, previously lauded as the one of the party’s hopeful prospe...

The populist far-right in Germany likes to scandalize, then retreat once it’s grabbed headlines—a tactic seen in other countries as well.

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Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke leads a Holy Mass in the chapel of the Vatican Governorate to mark the opening of the Judicial Year of the Tribunal of Vatican City at the Vatican, January 11, 2014.

Conspiracy in the Curia!

Conspiracy in the Curia!

ROME — Catholic conspiracy theorists unite! After weeks of speculation that American Cardinal Raymond Burke had been secretly slapping up anti-Pope posters and stirring up a schism among conservatives who oppose Pope Francis, the American has sudd...

An American cardinal who opposes Pope Francis has just been sent to the remote Pacific island of Guam.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives a speech at the 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 29, 2016.

North Korea: Macbeth With Nukes

North Korea: Macbeth With Nukes

On my Thursday, Malaysian authorities arrested the second of two women in connection with the death Monday of Kim Jong Nam, once in line to lead the North Korean regime.Kim, the elder half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un, died on his way to a hospit...

The Kimster is desperate, his risk threshold is low, and he has dangerous weapons. A very frightening mix.

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Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke leads a Holy Mass in the chapel of the Vatican Governorate to mark the opening of the Judicial Year of the Tribunal of Vatican City at the Vatican, January 11, 2014.

Conspiracy in the Curia!

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives a speech at the 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 29, 2016.

North Korea: Macbeth With Nukes

AfD

Springtime for Hitler in Germany?

Springtime for Hitler in Germany?

BERLIN—The right-wing populist Alternative for Deutschland party may be slipping in the polls right now, but that sure doesn’t keep them out of the headlines.Last summer, young Elena Roon, previously lauded as the one of the party’s hopeful prospe...

The populist far-right in Germany likes to scandalize, then retreat once it’s grabbed headlines—a tactic seen in other countries as well.

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Amanda Todd

Did a Sextortionist Drive Her to Death?

Did a Sextortionist Drive Her to Death?

AMSTERDAM—Her name was Amanda Todd. She was 15 years old, and she became a tragic symbol of what has come to be called sextortion. Persuaded on a live chat to flash her breasts, she then was told that all her social media friends and email contact...

It’s been more than four years since the Canadian teenager was driven to suicide. But now in a Dutch court it looks like justice will be done.

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Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

PARIS—Perhaps it’s a badge of honor. Emmanuel Macron, the surprise front-runner in the race for the French presidency—the man now given the best chance to meet and defeat right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the final round of elections this May—n...

Emmanuel Macron may be the last best hope to stop the Putin-backed populist tide in Europe, and the Russians know it.

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Priests, Putin & a Suitcase of Cyanide

Priests, Putin & a Suitcase of Cyanide

TBILISI, Georgia—This small Black Sea country was scandalized on Monday by news that a high-ranking priest—a member of the inner circle of the Georgian Orthodox Church—was arrested for the attempted murder of another even higher “high-ranking cler...

An unorthodox alleged murder plot is testing Georgia’s Orthodox order.

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Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

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Priests, Putin & a Suitcase of Cyanide

Amanda Todd

Did a Sextortionist Drive Her to Death?

Did a Sextortionist Drive Her to Death?

AMSTERDAM—Her name was Amanda Todd. She was 15 years old, and she became a tragic symbol of what has come to be called sextortion. Persuaded on a live chat to flash her breasts, she then was told that all her social media friends and email contact...

It’s been more than four years since the Canadian teenager was driven to suicide. But now in a Dutch court it looks like justice will be done.

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Bully Pulpit

Our New Biblical Kings

Our New Biblical Kings

“Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God’s blessing. And it started to rain...when you came to the platform,†said Reverend Franklin Graham in his inaugural benediction before President Donald J. Trump. Graham, President of Samaritan’s P...

Few world leaders have reaped so much politically as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin from embracing their faith. But what does God’s flock see in such blatantly flawed men?

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Dog

Two Old Dogs in One Fragile World

Two Old Dogs in One Fragile World

Not long after I acquired this animal, Stanley ate the ass out of my pants. He was ten years old then, and we'd picked him up—rescued him, as they say—from a shelter not too far from Hollywood. We—Mrs. Nale and I—had been to a romantic Northe...

"Mileage," the vet says. The condition is a vestibular syndrome, or more commonly, “old dogs’ disease.â€

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Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

One of the first priorities of demagoguery is the fostering of ignorance. Lies require collaboration from those who are being lied to, and for a propaganda machine to be effective it needs a special kind of public ignorance.This can happen in soci...

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 new kind of ignorance.

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Dog

Two Old Dogs in One Fragile World

Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

Bully Pulpit

Our New Biblical Kings

Our New Biblical Kings

“Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God’s blessing. And it started to rain...when you came to the platform,†said Reverend Franklin Graham in his inaugural benediction before President Donald J. Trump. Graham, President of Samaritan’s P...

Few world leaders have reaped so much politically as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin from embracing their faith. But what does God’s flock see in such blatantly flawed men?

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Dreamer detained

Dreamer: ICE Threatened to Kick Me Out

Citizens taking oath

They Took the Day Off—to Become Citizens

Alt Right & Fake News

How The Right Co-Opted ‘Fake News’

How The Right Co-Opted ‘Fake News’

When Donald Trump berated CNN’s Jim Acosta during Trump’s first press conference as president-elect, it proved to be a bellwether for the way he would wield language against his media critics. As a candidate, Trump’s political speech was cynical, ...

To Donald Trump and the right, any news or facts they don’t like or disagree with are labeled fake news, leaving us in a world where the truth becomes just a matter of opinion.

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The Man Who Killed His Two Families

Trump's Fake News About Crime

Trump’s Crime Lies Are The Real Menace

Benjamin McDowell.

FBI: Dylann Roof Fan Plotted Attack

FBI: Dylann Roof Fan Plotted Attack

A white supremacist planned a terror attack “in the spirit of Dylann Roof†on a South Carolina synagogue, the FBI alleges. Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, 29, of Conway, South Carolina was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to buy a gun ...

A Christian extremist was arrested after he allegedly threatened to massacre a South Carolina synagogue just like his idol did at a black church.

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Tech

Close up of brown and white pet fancy rat yawning, showing teeth and large tongue.

Death by Rat Returns to NYC

LA

Russian Arrested for Hacking in L.A.

Congressman

Congressman in Bed With Foreign Biotech

Congressman in Bed With Foreign Biotech

By Rachel Bluth and Emily KoppWhen a small Australian biotechnology company, Innate Immunotherapeutics, needed a clinical trial for an experimental drug it hoped to turn into a huge moneymaker, the company landed a U.S. partner where it had high-l...

Why are Republican Chris Collins and his family—and his staffers on the Hill and his wealthy friends—buying up a significant share of an Australian biotech firm?

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Inside the ISIS drone factory

ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

This report was originally published by The Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point.By Don Rassler, Muhammad al-’Ubaydi, Vera MirnovaMuch has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October...

At a former jihadist-run facility in Mosul, Iraq, researchers uncovered a cache of documents that show how the so-called Islamic State buys, builds, and deploys unmanned aircraft.

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Uber

#DeleteUber Activists Hail CEO Decision

#DeleteUber Activists Hail CEO Decision

Activists in the quickly mobilized effort to oppose Uber were celebrating Thursday evening after their message finally broke through.Less than a week after a massively successful social media campaign using the hashtag #DeleteUber implored users t...

The creator of the movement called Travis Kalanick’s exit from the president’s economic council a ‘crushing victory’—but said it’s not yet time for people to start using the app again.

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Russian super hacker wants to be Trump's Chelsea Manning

Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

The Federal Detention Center near Seattle is home to 563 men and women who are all waiting for something. Some are accused criminals approaching trial, others are immigrants facing deportation, a few are serving a sentence and waiting for their re...

A Putin ally and his criminal son bet big on Trump winning the White House. Will the new president reward their faith in him?

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Uber

#DeleteUber Activists Hail CEO Decision

Russian super hacker wants to be Trump's Chelsea Manning

Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

Inside the ISIS drone factory

ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

This report was originally published by The Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point.By Don Rassler, Muhammad al-’Ubaydi, Vera MirnovaMuch has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October...

At a former jihadist-run facility in Mosul, Iraq, researchers uncovered a cache of documents that show how the so-called Islamic State buys, builds, and deploys unmanned aircraft.

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Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

Reddit, the enormous online community-run forum, announced on Wednesday night that it was banning the white nationalist subreddit r/altright, due to “posting of personal information,†otherwise known as doxxing.“Reddit is the proud home to some of...

The company, once a haven for right wing extremism, is cracking down on the hub of white nationalists—right after its founder blasted Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees.

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Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

Imagine what it would be like to be fully conscious and aware of your surroundings, but trapped inside a paralyzed body, not only unable to move, but unable to communicate in any way, for the rest of your life. Unable to express feelings, thoughts...

When a new brain-computer interface reached the thoughts of completely locked-in patients for the first time ever, it found them engaged and happy to be alive.

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Robot Love

Can Your Robot Love You?

Can Your Robot Love You?

On one of our last walks with my dad, when he was very sick, my brother Dan lamented that we would miss having him as a sounding board for advice. “You generally know what I would say,†my dad responded. And we thought, actually, that was often tr...

How scientists are betting on unconditional love as the greatest AI hack.

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Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

Robot Love

Can Your Robot Love You?

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Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

Reddit, the enormous online community-run forum, announced on Wednesday night that it was banning the white nationalist subreddit r/altright, due to “posting of personal information,†otherwise known as doxxing.“Reddit is the proud home to some of...

The company, once a haven for right wing extremism, is cracking down on the hub of white nationalists—right after its founder blasted Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees.

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Arts + Culture

Frank Lloyd Wright's "The Mile High Illinois"

The Ghost of Chicago’s Mile-High Tower

n The Ring With The 80-Year-Old Boxer

In The Ring With The 80-Year-Old Boxer

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Max Lakner/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (7532734c) Arianna Huffington Thrive Global launch event, New York, USA - 30 Nov 2016

Arianna Naps Through Trump’s Nightmare

Arianna Naps Through Trump’s Nightmare

Revolutions can start anywhere—harbors. fruit markets, smoky cafes. So why not from the bed, too? That, I suppose, is the premise of Arianna Huffington’s obsession with sleep, embodied in last year’s book The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Li...

Arianna Huffington thinks we’d all be better off if we got more sleep, but her fixation on snoozing comes at precisely the wrong time. In the age of Trump, wakefulness is the key.

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Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

The Trump administration has been a rollercoaster for anti-LGBT groups on the religious right.This Monday the State Department announced that Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons under President Obama, would keep “h...

The religious right is angry the Trump administration will keep Obama’s LGBT rights envoy. But they may still get the anti-gay legislation they desire.

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Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones Live on stage at the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield UK. Voodoo Lounge Tour.

The Mystery of Mick Jagger’s LSD Memoir

The Mystery of Mick Jagger’s LSD Memoir

A British publisher has told The Daily Beast that a “lost†Mick Jagger autobiography that is the equivalent of the “dead sea scrolls†for Rolling Stones fans is “gathering dust†on his desk after Jagger declined to allow it to be published.John Bl...

Mick Jagger’s memoir, detailing how he bought a crumbling multimillion-pound country mansion while high on LSD, may never be published.

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Street style at the Dion Lee runway show

The Standout Street Style at NYFW

The Standout Street Style at NYFW

It’s not all celebrities and the super-rich. Outside the shows, the colorfully dressed, the influencers, bloggers, and simply stylish also descended.

It’s not all celebrities and the super-rich. Outside the shows, the colorfully dressed, the influencers, bloggers, and simply stylish also descended.

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