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It was the biggest ever - give or take a million. Here's why you should be skeptical when it comes to counting crowds

He was an outspoken five-star general, a top commander in both World War II and the Korean War, and beloved by both the military and the public. So beloved was Douglas MacArthur that when he returned from Korea in 1951, having just been dismissed by President Truman, attendance at a parade in his...

Italy avalanche death toll rises to 14

FARINDOLA, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers working through the night pulled five more bodies from the wreck of a hotel in central Italy that was razed by an avalanche last week, bringing the death toll to 14, the national fire brigade said on Tuesday.

Protests are one thing. Voting is another

Donald Trump did a lot of lying during his first weekend as president, inflating the size of his inauguration crowd and denying his prior attacks on the Central Intelligence Agency. But there was one thing that he got right, or nearly so. “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression...

How a concerned mother's lawsuit helped get Snapchat to crack down on media companies

Last year, a mother in a lawsuit accused Snapchat of being too sexy for minors. On Monday, Snapchat announced changes that implied the argument held merit. The Daily Mail, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan and the few other media companies allowed to post articles and videos to a highly visited section of Snapchat...

The Majesty of Early Photography

The “Photography and Discovery” show at the Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is small (around thirty photographs, mostly pre-1900, all from the Clark’s own amazing collections), curatorially unpretentious (no challenging...Show More Summary

More businesses must work with suppliers to curb climate change: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to study that praised 29 companies including General Motors, Sky and Sony Corp for taking the lead.

In so-called flyover country, lots of 'real' Americans are mad as hell at Donald Trump too

Reno, nicknamed “The Biggest Little City in the World,” isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of political resistance. A small group of people protesting Columbus Day and the Dakota Access Pipeline was purposefully hit by a car under the city arch back in October. The day after Donald Trump’s election,...

Trump's health secretary pick is facing scrutiny over stock trades in Round 2 of Senate hearings

Rep. Tom Price, President Trump’s nominee to be Health and Human Services secretary, returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning to face more questions from senators, this time from the finance committee. The Georgia Republican, an avowed critic of the Affordable Care Act, has garnered support from...

A boomer who was 55, unemployed, and faking normal

Current circumstances... as a baby boomer, could this situation ever be about you? The post A boomer who was 55, unemployed, and faking normal appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Australia zoo urges people to catch deadly spiders as antidote runs low

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian zookeeper on Tuesday urged people to catch and donate deadly funnel-web spiders, to help replenish stocks of antidote running low after a spate of spider bites.

Conservative Colorado judge emerges as a top contender to fill Scalia's Supreme Court seat

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a highly regarded conservative jurist best known for upholding religious liberty rights in the legal battles over Obamacare, has emerged as a leading contender for President Trump’s first Supreme Court nomination.  Gorsuch, 49, was among 21 potential high court candidates...

Review: 'The New Edition Story' treats the boy band with the respect it deserves

Before One Direction, before ’N Sync, before New Kids on the Block, there was New Edition, the fresh-faced R&B outfit that brought the boy band into the modern pop era.  The group’s importance, as a crucial bridge between the foundational acts of the 1960s (think the Beatles and Jackson 5) and...

Fire-prone Indonesian province declares early emergency to combat "haze"

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's fire-prone Riau province declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, the disaster mitigation agency said, after President Joko Widodo urged regional authorities to avoid a repeat of fires that smothered Southeast Asia in smog in 2015.

After a rocky weekend, the rituals of the White House bolster Donald Trump

After a shaky few days, the rituals of the presidency worked on Monday to bolster President Trump, establishing a sense of normalcy rarely seen since he announced his unorthodox campaign for the White House in 2015. Trump began his first full weekday in office by meeting with business leaders in...

Turning point, or just a day to let off steam: Where do the protesters of the Women's March go from here?

As millions of demonstrators marched across America, in a panoramic rebuke to the country’s new president, the interim head of the Democratic Party looked on approvingly. “It’s a real movement — organization, resources, leaders and institutional support,” said Donna Brazile, who got her start in...

The Disciples Of Dylan Roof Assassins Battalionx': With Two Murdered In A Metairie Louisiana Triple Shooting - There Is Little Chance That The "Mothers In The Movement" Will Offer Their Grandmother Support

THERE IS NOTHING THAT THIS WOMAN DID TO DESERVE THIS TO BE HEAPED UPON HER FAMILY. THIS WAS A MASS EXECUTION AT THE HANDS OF THOSE WITH MANIFEST CONTEMPT FOR LIFE - AFTER THEIR 'RITES OF PASSAGE RITUALS' WERE MOLESTED OUT OF THEIR BLACK...Show More Summary

The TPP is dead, but don't bury it yet

As he promised repeatedly during the campaign, President Donald Trump formally and permanently withdrew the United States Monday from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade deal with 11 other countries that President Obama had championed. The move came as no surprise; the TPP had become so...

A key reform of California's landmark environmental law hasn't kept its promises

It took until the morning the Golden State Warriors broke ground on their new professional basketball arena in San Francisco last week for the lawsuits against the project to end. The arena’s future neighbors had filed suit under the state’s primary environmental law governing development, and...

Victory with a vengeance for Venus, Vandeweghe

Venus Williams has reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal, her first at the Australian Open in 14 years.  CoCo Vandeweghe advanced to her first major semifinal, anywhere, beating Grand Slam winners in back-to-back rounds. The one sure outcome when they meet this week will be an American in the final...

Michigan to hold practices in Italy

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is taking his team to Italy this spring before an NCAA rule change takes effect later this year. The Wolverines will hold three spring practices at the training facility of soccer club Roma in Rome. Harbaugh's willingness to take his team off campus has drawn attention...

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