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2-in-3 Americans Don't Contribute to a 401k

Two-thirds of all Americans don't contribute anything to a 401k or other retirement account available through their employer. Millions aren't saving on the job because they either don't have access to a workplace retirement plan or they do but aren't putting money in it. Show More Summary

Thousands of Spills at Fracking Sites

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states. Show More Summary

Sea Ice at Record Low in Arctic and Antarctic

Experts across the world are alarmed at how small the area covered by sea ice has become. They are saying the change is unprecedented -- and they're calling for action. There is less sea ice today in the Arctic and in the Antarctic than there has ever been before. Show More Summary

Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian Officials

For months, President Trump and his aides have insisted that they had no contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, a denial Trump repeated last week. "I have nothing to do with Russia," he told reporters on Thursday. Show More Summary

Bookies Like Tilda Swinton as Next Doctor Who

British bookies have the actress Tilda Swinton as the favorite to become the next Doctor Who. Thhe Oscar-winning star of Doctor Strange and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe has 7/2 odds, ahead of Love, Actually actor Kris Marshall at 4/1, Broadchurch's Olivia Colman at 5/1 and Shameless actress Maxine Peake at 8/1. Show More Summary

David Cassidy Suffering from Dementia

1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy has quit performing and revealed that he is suffering from dementia. At a weekend performance, Cassidy, 66, struggled to remember lyrics to songs he's been singing for 50 years. His mother and grandfather suffered from dementia. Show More Summary

Traffic Jams Cost U.S. Drivers $1,200 a Year

Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers an average of $1,200 a year in wasted fuel and time, and much more in Los Angeles, the city with the world's biggest rush hour traffic delays, according to a study by INRIX Inc released on Monday. INRIX,...Show More Summary

Trump Denounces Anti-Semitism: 'It Has to Stop'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the recent rise in bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country. "Anti-Semitism is horrible. And it's gonna stop and it has to stop," Trump said after touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Trump Picks McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general with the US Army, HR McMaster served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Show More Summary

Burger King Owner May Gobble Up Popeyes

Restaurant Brands International, owner of the Burger King and Tim Hortons fast-food chains, is nearing a deal to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The deal, which will likely value Popeyes...Show More Summary

Reality Collides with Trump's Promises

President Donald Trump touts "incredible progress" in his first month in office. But the frenetic period that opened with an inaugural address about "American carnage" and ended with a raucous campaign rally has brought a spotty record that falls short of his promises. Show More Summary

Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Gig, Book Deal

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos appeared to speak tolerantly of pedophilia in video clips shared ahead of his speaking engagement at next week's Conservative Political Action Conference. He flippantly said young boys "discover who...Show More Summary

Kurt Cobain Would Have Been 50 Today

The shoulder-length blond hair. The stubble. The youthful face with its permanently weary gaze. Kurt Cobain is still instantly recognizable as one of the most iconic faces of the 1990s, and the most important musician of the grunge scene. Show More Summary

The Rise of the Fake Tough Guy Right

David French, National Review: It's not worth spending much time talking about Donald Trump's press conference yesterday. He was the same guy we've watched since he came down that escalator on June 16, 2015. Heck, he was the same guy...Show More Summary

Paying for Trump's Travel and Security Costs

President Trump is spending his third consecutive weekend away from Washington, D.C., at his luxury resort Mar-a-Lago in Florida. The series of getaways is drawing the attention of government watchdogs and members of Congress over associated security and travel costs. Show More Summary

Texas Man Waits for a Sign

A Texas man stood underneath a dangling sign outside of Walmart's pharmacy for two days hoping one of the letters would fall and knock him out, Global News reports. Manuel Garcia posted photos to his Facebook page on Feb. 14 of him standing...Show More Summary

Sweden: Never Forget

Social media users trolled President Trump after he referred to an incident in Sweden to defend his travel ban that has baffled Swedes. During his campaign-style rally on Saturday in Florida, Trump pointed to incidents in Germany and...Show More Summary

Trump Has Failed to Nominate 515 Top Positions

By March 2009, Barack Obama had made nominations to one in six positions requiring Senate confirmation. With 10 days to go until an exact comparison can be made, the Trump team has made nominations to just one post in 16. As many as 1,200 roles require Senate approval, including Cabinet secretaries, agency chiefs and ambassadors. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan's Lousy Obamacare Alternative

Jay Willis, GQ: At last, the Republican Party's long-promised sparkling alternative to the Affordable Care Act has arrived, and preliminary reports suggest that new proposal improves significantly upon existing law, providing cheaper, more affordable care to millions of Americans across the board and ensuring that... Show More Summary

Netanyahu Nixed Secret Peace Plan with Palestine

Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former American officials confirmed Sunday, in apparent contradiction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians. Show More Summary

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