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  • Current Event
    5 hours ago
    by kong88
    +6 +2

    Brainy Indian American Teens Sweep USA Brain Bee Championship

    Indian American teenagers swept to victory this month at the USA Brain Bee Championship, with Sojas Wagle, a 15-year-old sophomore at Springdale’s Har-Ber High School in Arkansas, declared the 2017 national champion of the three-day competition. The championship is held annually at the University of Maryland, according to a report on arkansasonline.com.

  • Current Event
    20 hours ago
    by ppp
    +19 +5

    California solar + wind record high at 49.2%, renewable electricity peaks above 56%

    Solar power in California started setting production records on February 24th – production peaks have continued to occur since then. On Thursday of last week renewables broke 56% of total demand. This record is partially the result of a national 2016 installation boom of greater than 14GW of solar power that California took 35% of. According to the daily report on March 23rd, solar peaked around 11.16 AM – three minutes before the solar + wind peak of 49.2% and nine minutes before renewables peaked 56.7%.

  • Current Event
    16 hours ago
    by rawlings
    +10 +2

    Judge orders Omaha teen who threw baby out window to serve probation, live in group home

    An Omaha teenager who threw her newborn baby out the window needs to start getting therapy, a judge said Friday, and she isn’t getting it while in the Douglas County Youth Center. Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Christopher Kelly ordered Antonia Lopez to be placed on probation, live in a group home, take part in individual and family therapy, delete her Facebook account and perform 50 hours of community service.

  • Expression
    9 hours ago
    by aj0690
    +7 +1

    It turns out Donald Trump is not an ‘Artist of the Deal’

    “Winning is everything,” Donald Trump often said as he campaigned for president. “Nothing is presidential except victory.” Last week, Trump suffered a major defeat when he couldn’t force a House vote for the health care bill he endorsed. But, Trump being Trump, he said it wasn’t really a defeat; it was a success in disguise. “Here’s the good news,” he told the Washington Post. “Health care is now totally the property of the Democrats. … I’ve been saying for years that the best thing is to let Obamacare explode and then go make a deal.”

  • Expression
    9 hours ago
    by cyberdotnet
    +7 +1

    The Know Your Enemies 3.0 Advanced Persistent Threat Advisory is Finally Here!

    We Connect the Dots between Nation State, Cyber Mercenary, Cyber Caliphate and Cyber Criminal Advanced Persistent Threats

  • Analysis
    1 day ago
    by geoleo
    +25 +3

    Tax Cuts Don't Lead to Economic Growth, a New 65-Year Study Finds

    Here's a brief economic history of the last quarter-century in taxes and growth. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush raised taxes, and GDP growth increased over the next five years. In 1993, President Bill Clinton raised the top marginal tax rate, and GDP growth increased over the next five years. In 2001 and 2003, President Bush cut taxes, and we faced a disappointing expansion followed by a Great Recession. Does this story prove that raising taxes helps GDP? No. Does it prove that cutting taxes hurts GDP? No.

  • Current Event
    10 hours ago
    by spacepopper
    +2 +1

    3 home invaders killed at Oklahoma residence, authorities say

    Three teenagers dressed in black and wearing masks and gloves were killed by a resident when they broke into a home, Oklahoma authorities said Monday. A fourth suspect, the alleged getaway driver, now faces first-degree murder counts in their deaths, authorities said. The 23-year-old son of the homeowner fired the fatal shots from a rifle, officials said. One suspect had a knife, and another carried brass knuckles.

  • Analysis
    2 days ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +27 +6

    Battling Climate Change in the Time of Trump

    The Trump administration has caused nothing but despair for most people anxious about climate change, but there is an alternative path for making progress that could also help to keep this nightmare short lived. By John “Skippy” Podesta.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by hxxp
    +9 +5

    United Airlines Defends Right To Block Girls In Leggings

    United Airlines is defending its right to block passengers over their attire after it was called out for stopping girls in leggings from boarding a flight. The airline replied with rules about its dress code to several people on Twitter on Sunday after a witness tweeted that she saw gate agents blocking three girls from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by ticktack
    +11 +3

    US Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Over Your Right To Refill Ink And Toner Cartridges

    Printers are expensive. Recycling and selling used/refilled printer ink cartridges has often been seen as a way to recoup all the money that often gets sunk into the cash cow of the printer business - the ink itself. The ruling of Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark Int’l, Inc, a recent and rather obscure court case, could potentially change how items are used, recycled, restored, and resold once they have been bought by a customer.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by TentativePrince
    +15 +3

    Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised

    From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump’s “war on terror” has entailed the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people in the name of killing terrorists. In other words, Trump has escalated the 16-year-old core premise of America’s foreign policy — that it has the right to bomb any country in the world where people it regards as terrorists are found — and in doing so, has fulfilled the warped campaign pledges he repeatedly expressed.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by TNY
    +10 +4

    'No apparent reason' for deadly Vegas Strip shooting, police say

    A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said Sunday. Gary Breitling, 57, of Sidney, Mont., was shot and killed Saturday before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle, shutting down the Strip for hours, the Clark County coroner's office said. He died at a hospital.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by Chubros
    +27 +6

    Credibility Of Cyber Firm That Claimed Russia Hacked The DNC Comes Under Serious Question

    If the company’s analysis was “delusional” when it came to Ukraine, why should we have any confidence that its analysis on Russia and the DNC is more sound? Answer: We shouldn’t.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by baron778
    +48 +9

    Donald Trump indeed wanted procession of military vehicles for his inauguration parade

    You might remember, back in those last few weeks when the nation had a president who wasn't an incompetent, narcissistic mess, the news that Donald Trump was interested in turning his upcoming inaugural parade into a Soviet-styled military procession with tanks and missile launchers and whatever else might look good rolling through the streets of the nation's capital on the day we gave up all pretense of being anything better. Upon this becoming public, it was denied by the Trump team. Hey, guess what? It turns out Team Pumpkinfuhrer was lying.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by aj0690
    +38 +8

    Woman who voted for Trump now desperate to stop her husband being deported

    A woman who voted for Donald Trump because of his immigration policies is now facing the prospect of having her husband deported to Mexico. Helen Beristain said she cast her ballot for the president believing that only "killers" and cartel members would be deported. "We don’t want to have cartels here, you don’t want to have drugs in your high schools, you don’t want killers next to you,” she told Indiana Public Media. “You want to feel safe when you leave your house. I truly believe that. And, this is why I voted for Mr. Trump."

  • Analysis
    2 days ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +13 +3

    Why Does Mount Rushmore Exist?

    This gargantuan shrine to democracy has never felt so surreal. By Sam Anderson.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by canuck
    +44 +12

    Bernie Sanders: what does Russia have on Donald Trump

    Bernie Sanders has asked what “the Russians have on" Donald Trump and asked why the US President has “nothing but nice things” to say about Vladimir Putin. The former Democratic presidential nominee took to Twitter to question his leader's links with Moscow. The US government alleged last summer that Russian intelligence had tried to interfere with the presidential election, in an apparent attempt to help Mr Trump.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by wildcard
    +16 +5

    Principal accuses Wisconsin girl of selling sex toys at school

    A Racine, Wisconsin family says their principal accused their child of selling sex toys at school. The 12-year-old girl's father has been trying to clear his daughter's name ever since she was suspended for three days from Trinity Lutheran School on Geneva Street in Racine. Parents may recognize the toy in question. They are called "water snake wigglies." The girl claims she had permission from a teacher to sell the children's toys.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by Nelson
    +12 +4

    Millennials have an average student debt of $41,286.60

    A survey conducted online in February by research agency TNS found that 59 percent of millennials polled have “no idea” when they will be able to pay back their student debt. The survey found millennials, defined as those between the ages of 18 and 35, have an average student debt of $41,286.60. That’s significantly higher than the national average amount of debt for college graduates, which the Department of Education determined is $29,400.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +4

    Alaska's big telecoms say they won't sell consumer data after Senate internet privacy vote

    Consumer privacy advocates are concerned after the U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution that will roll back privacy rules the Federal Communications Commission approved last year, but the two largest Alaska-based telecommunications companies say their customers won't be affected. A win for the telecommunications industry, the measure would undo rules not yet in effect that would have provided "heightened protection for sensitive consumer information" and require...

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +6

    Philadelphia Officer Arrested Over Dog Found in Trash Bag

    A Philadelphia police officer is accused of putting his adopted pit bull mix in a trash bag and dumping it at a park last fall. Pennsylvania's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Officer Michael Long, an 11-year veteran of the force, was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty and related misdemeanor charges.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by ppp
    +9 +2

    Mom’s Facebook post goes viral after 4-year-old suspended for shell casing

    An Illinois mother is speaking out after administrators suspended her son for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to preschool. Hunter, 4, had been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and the incident brought him tears. From his perspective, he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends, his mother, Kristy Jackson, said. She said neither she nor Hunter's father knew that he had found the shell.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by messi
    +23 +8

    Children in Fresno have three times the rate of lead poisoning as in Flint

    Flint, Michigan put lead poisoning on the map for many. But the midwestern city is far from an outlier. Children in thousands of places in the US are plagued by high blood levels of lead—and a new report from Reuters found that in Fresno, California, children had lead poisoning at a rate three times that of children in Flint.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by geoleo
    +37 +7

    U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules - One America News Network

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc. The vote was along party lines, with 50 Republicans approving the measure and 48 Democrats rejecting it. The two remaining Republicans in the Senate were absent and did not cast a vote.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by ilyas
    +20 +4

    Americans favor cutting defense spending, not adding billions more, new survey finds

    President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 isn’t following public sentiment, a new survey finds. The survey, by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC), found that while Trump has proposed a $54 billion boost to federal spending for the military, a majority of Americans prefer a cut of $41 billion. While Trump has proposed a $2.8 billion increase for homeland security, a majority of Americans favor a $2 billion cut.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by mariogi
    +26 +8

    Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills

    The total cost for initial inpatient hospitalization for firearm-related injuries was $6.6 billion. The federal government's portion was $2.7 billion.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by rexall
    +15 +5

    In last ditch effort for votes, Trump says goal of Trumpcare is to end Planned Parenthood

    A photo of the House Freedom Caucus and Mike Pence went viral on Thursday, and for good reason — it showed that in a discussion over the future of women’s health insurance plans, the only people in the room were white men.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by ubthejudge
    +27 +4

    House Intelligence Committee open hearing into Russia links 'cancelled', says furious Democrat leader

    The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, claims its Republican chairman has cancelled an open hearing into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Adam Schiff tweeted that Devin Nunes had "cancelled open Intelligence Committee hearing with Clapper, Brennan and Yates in attempt to choke off public info", referring to former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Director of the CIA John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, all former Obama administration officials.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by socialiguana
    +17 +4

    The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

    Legislation can be crafted bottom up or top down. In bottom up you ask, What problems do voters have and how can they be addressed. In top down, you ask, What problems do elite politicians have and how can they be addressed? The House Republican health care bill is a pure top-down document. It was not molded to the actual health care needs of regular voters. It does not have support from actual American voters or much interest in those voters. It was written by elites to serve the needs of elites. Donald Trump vowed to drain the swamp, but this bill is pure swamp.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by bkool
    +10 +3

    Teen confesses to lying about 3 black men kidnapping, gang-raping her

    An 18-year-old Texas woman's claim that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted was all a hoax, police say. Breana Harmon Talbott ignited a sense of fear and outrage in the Denison community, as well as on social media, after she said three black men in ski masks were responsible for kidnapping her, taking her into the woods, and raping her. The investigation began when police received a call on the evening of March 8 from a man claiming to be Talbott's fiance, Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said in a release.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by rhingo
    +15 +6

    Illinois teacher fired after confronting student about not standing for Pledge

    “I believe the Pledge is a sacred thing.” An Illinois teachers’ insistence on a student standing for the Pledge of Allegiance has left him out of a job. Back in September, 15-year-old Shemar Cooper refused to stand for the Pledge at school, WGN reported. His drivers ed teacher, Vince Ziebarth, was reprimanded for chastising him about the choice.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +5

    Oil-rich Venezuela is experiencing crippling gas shortages

    Venezuela, the country with the largest crude oil reserves on the planet, is currently facing a crippling gas shortage — just the latest shortage of everyday necessities to affect the economically beleaguered nation. According to Deutsche Welle, getting gas hasn’t usually been a problem in Venezuela’s capitol city of Caracas, but the country’s main domestic producer — state-controlled company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. — is struggling with distribution, and a backlog of payment delays to suppliers has caused a massive slowdown.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by ilyas
    +16 +3

    ‘Deaths of Despair’ Are Surging Among the White Working Class

    Researchers who sounded the alarm on increasing white working-class mortality blamed the trend Thursday on economic upheaval that created a web of social issues so tightly interwoven that even successful policies would take years to unsnarl them. Mortality and morbidity, which measure chances of death or illness within an age group, began climbing in the late 1990s for less-educated whites between 45 and 54. That came as progress against heart disease and cancer slowed and drug overdoses, suicide and alcoholism -- so-called “deaths of despair” -- became pervasive.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by TNY
    +15 +3

    100 days of Trump claims

    Donald Trump earned 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings as a presidential candidate. Now that he’s president, he has continued his proclivity for making dubious, misleading or false statements. He also often repeats the same debunked claims even though they have been fact-checked. It’s hard to keep up with all of Trump’s rhetoric, so the Fact Checker is assembling in one place all of his suspect statements from his first 100 days as president. You can sort them by various categories and see how many times he has repeated the same false statement.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by TentativePrince
    +25 +8

    Man burns down parents' house, kills pets while trying to exterminate ants

    Maine's state fire marshal says a man burned down his parents' house and killed three pets while trying to exterminate ants in his basement with matches. Investigators say 21-year-old Devon Doucette was trying to incinerate the ants with wooden matches when one of them ignited combustible materials. The fire quickly spread to the rest of the house. Authorities say Doucette was treated for smoke inhalation and burns after he carried some burning items out of the house. They say the house is owned by his parents, who were not home at the time.