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“We’re not going anywhere”: the 2018 women’s marches show the movement’s endurance

Some wondered whether marchers could sustain their energy for a whole year. On Saturday, the answer seemed to be yes. NEW YORK, NY — “Follow the pussygates!” The...

Vox

Human Bones Discovered in Irish Cave Reveal Ritual Site Dating Back to More Than 5,000-Years Ago

He called the police to have them evaluated...

Newsweek

Who Is Olivia Lua? The Fifth Adult Actress Found Dead In Three Months

Olivia Lua's death is the fifth adult film actress to die in the past three months...

Newsweek

The lead Democratic negotiator on immigration doesn’t see a path forward

The shutdown needs a solution on DACA. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) sounds doubtful they’ll ever get one. Walking to the Capitol Building Saturday evening, Sen. Dick Durbin...

Vox

‘This Is Now Really a Women’s March’

NEW YORK—More than 100,000 protesters showed up on a warm, sunny day in New York to celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March protests that followed Donald Trump’s...

The Atlantic

Women’s Marchers Look to the Midterms

More than 100,000 protesters showed up on a warm, sunny day in New York to celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March protests that followed Donald Trump’s inauguratio...

The Atlantic

Paul Ryan Blames Government Shutdown on Democrats, Accuses Them of Holding Nation 'Hostage'

“We do some crazy things in Washington, but this is utter madness,” said Speaker Paul Ryan...

Newsweek

The Most Shocking Animal in the Kingdom

It's a remote control.
 It's a tracking device.
 It can deliver shocks of up to 600 volts. You think the electric eel is shocking? You haven’t...

The Atlantic

Larry Nassar Victims Are Being Comforted By Preston The Therapy Dog

"He's got an incredible sense of whenever someone's in pain."...

Newsweek

Wildlife Trafficking 'Kingpin' Arrested in Connection to Decade-Long Smuggling Operation

He reportedly has run his illegal business for more than a decade...

Newsweek

The immigration debate at the center of the government shutdown, explained

The shutdown won’t be resolved without an immigration breakthrough. It looks shaky. President Donald Trump sits at the center of the fight to re-open the federal gover...

Vox

The Women’s March showed its power on a day Donald Trump’s presidency stood still

The Women’s March marks a year of wide-ranging activism on the day the federal government shut down. People are packing up their cars, loading up subway stations, and...

Vox

Trump Praises Women's March, But Many Are Marching Against Him

“Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March."...

Newsweek

The far-right chose virtue signaling over legislating. That caused a shutdown.

Immigration restrictionists killed any chance at a compromise. On Thursday, I wrote that President Trump’s remarks on immigration from “shithole” countries was em...

Vox

Report: House Ethics Committee member used taxpayer money to settle sexual misconduct complaint

Rep. Patrick Meehan reportedly paid a former aide thousands of dollars to settle a sexual misconduct case. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), a member of the House Ethics Commi...

Vox

Flu Season Has Claimed the Lives of 30 Children

Thirty children have died this flu season, nearly double the number at this time last year...

Newsweek

Lindsey Graham seems like the only person trying to fix the government shutdown

Nobody else is making a deal. But Graham has a big problem standing in his way. Right now, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina looks like the only lawmaker in Congr...

Vox

Woman Who Repeatedly Sneaks On Planes Without A Ticket Arrested Yet Again

She traveled from Chicago to London...

Newsweek

Former Assistant Police Chief Told Recruit 'If Black Shoot Them'

“Fuck the right thing," a former Kentucky assistant police chief said. "If black shoot them.”...

Newsweek

Robert Shiller says he’s an easy grader, but would flunk Trump on the economy

Yale economics professor and Nobel prize winner Robert Shiller says he’s not a tough grader. But when it comes to US president Donald Trump&#8217...

Quartz

The chart that can make kids taller

I love charts. So much so, that I have made a career out of making and appreciating data visualization. But, after all these years, I…...

Quartz

Trump official says it’s “kind of cool” to be in charge of the government shutdown

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney seems strangely excited about his newly-discovered power. While the government shutdown is affecting potentially...

Vox

President Trump Has Spent 122 Days Visiting His Own Properties

Trump, who promised to separate himself from all aspects of his global business empire before taking office, has routinely promoted his properties and products while carrying...

Newsweek

Trump's Recent Air Force One Trips Are Costing Taxpayers Millions

“Trump’s regular trips to his homes are adding up to a hefty sum," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said...

Newsweek

How Africa’s largest airline will dominate the continent’s skies

With a mix of strategic investments and partnerships, airline acquisitions, and efficient service delivery, Ethiopian Airlines hopes to take over Africa’s sk...

Quartz

Here’s how the government shutdown ends

Federal workers will go back to work eventually — but it might be a while before they get their paychecks. The United States federal government shut down at 12:01 am o...

Vox

Melania Trump Says This Was 'A Year of Wonderful Moments' Despite Government Shutdown

“This has been a year filled with many wonderful moments. I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve been lucky enough to meet throughout our great country & the world...

Newsweek

Recent global economic history as told through Davos themes

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) begins on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Davos, Switzerland. Each year since 2003, the organization has picked…...

Quartz

NASA Should Start Looking For Viruses On Other Planets, Scientists Suggest

Researchers recommend starting with Saturn and Jupiter...

Newsweek

Why Trump’s approval rating could prove very important in the shutdown fight

The party that suffers at the polls will be more likely to cave on DACA. Over the past month, there’s been an unusual trend in Donald Trump’s approval rating: it’s...

Vox

CDC employees say they’ve received no specific guidance on what to do in the shutdown

That’s bad. Mere hours before Congress failed to reach a budget deal and the government shutdown, officials who protect the nation’s health said they had received n...

Vox

Here’s what happens in a government shutdown

It’s been one year since US president Donald Trump’s inauguration and the federal government has shutdown after failing to agree on funding...

Quartz

Judge Interjects, Tells Jury That God Wants A Not Guilty Verdict

"When God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it,” Texas Judge Jack Robison said...

Newsweek

The Real Reasons Why the Government Shut Down

When the government shuts down, the politicians pipe up.No sooner had a midnight deadline passed without congressional action on a must-pass spending bill than lawmakers launc...

The Atlantic

Pence Leaves Government Shutdown to Talk ISIS And Jerusalem With Egypt

Vice President Pence arrived in Cairo hours after Congress and President Trump failed to avert a partial federal closure...

Newsweek

Joe Arpaio Files To Have Conviction Reversed For A Second Time

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has said Judge Susan Bolton "refused to hear or rule on the Motion for New Trial," in his second attempt to...

Newsweek

Russians Want Clinton Not Trump as President, as Disappointmeent Sweeps Moscow a Year After Inauguration Celebrations

“Under a Clinton administration ... we could have maintained some kind of contacts and dialogue."...

Newsweek

What the government shutdown means for the nation’s top public health agencies

The shutdown comes amid one of the deadliest seasonal flu epidemics in recent memory. The US Congress and the White House didn’t agree on a new budget by midnight Fri...

Vox

'Saturday Night Live’ Season 43 with Jessica Chastain: Everything You Need to Know Before Show Airs

Troye Sivan will give his first "SNL" performance...

Newsweek

What is a Government Shutdown? What It Means For Americans

Government agencies like the State Department will shut down, but the post office and military will continue operations...

Newsweek

Assad Regime Touts Syria as Attractive Destination at Tourism Fair Despite Bloody Civil War

The government is advertising Aleppo and other Syrian cities at an event in Madrid...

Newsweek

Meeting Pence Would Tear Up My Identity, Sunni Leader Says Before Vice President's Middle East Trip

Religious leaders are canceling their meetings with Mike Pence during his Middle East trip...

Newsweek

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure. Much has been made of the way the writers of Breaking Bad — which debuted to...

Vox

US senators are lobbying to sanction Putin’s top cop and Arsenal FC’s co-owner

There’s a furious lobbying campaign going on in Washington over a blacklist of oligarchs close to Russian president Vladimir Putin, due to be published by&am...

Quartz

U.S. Expected to Pass Saudi Arabia, Russia as World's Top Oil Producer

The United States is crowned to take over Saudi Arabia and even rival Russia as the world’s leading energy producer, the International Energy Agency said on Friday...

Newsweek

How Much Does A Government Shutdown Cost? It Could Cost U.S. Economy Billions

The government shutdown could cost the U.S. economy $6 billion a week...

Newsweek

If You Shared One of These Tweets During the 2016 Election Then You Were Duped by Russian Fake News

The company said more than 50,000 accounts had used its service to spread fake news during the 2016 election...

Newsweek

Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown

The president said Democrats are giving him a “nice present” on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration by shutting down the government. The federal government...

Vox

The fringe thinkers who infiltrated US politics

The year since Donald Trump and his family walked into the White House has been a rollercoaster ride. In addition to unprecedented conflicts of interest…...

Quartz

Salmonella Outbreak: Illnesses at Jimmy John’s Across States Spark Nationwide Menu Changes

All of those who got sick reported eating the same ingredient...

Newsweek

The banking industry is poised to save $30 billion this year, thanks to tax cuts

It’s been one year since US president Donald Trump was inaugurated and, so far, bankers have a lot to be happy about: Thanks to recent…...

Quartz

'Mary and the Witch's Flower' Picks Up from Studio Ghibli—and Has a Message for Japan

"We can no longer rely on the mindset that many used in the past."...

Newsweek

What Is Tron? Cryptocurrency's Budding Founder Justin Sun Wants To Change The Internet

The cheap coin has surged into the top 15 cryptocurrencies in the world by market cap...

Newsweek

Women’s March protesters plan to create a human wall to end misogyny

On the anniversary of the Women’s March today, art activists in 12 US cities are lining up to protest the culture of misogyny perpetuated by…...

Quartz

H-1B Visa Application Volume ‘Expected To Be High’ As Trump Looks To Slash Program

It's unlikely the Trump administration will have time to make big changes to the H-1B filing process before the fiscal year 2019 cap season starts...

Newsweek

Tourists Warned Not to Leave Resorts in Jamaica After Murder Spike

A spate of shooting incidents has seen a state of emergency declared in the country, which millions of Americans visit annually...

Newsweek

What Happens to Astronauts During a Government Shutdown?

As the wheels of the U.S. government ground to a halt Friday at midnight, thousands of federal employees prepared to face days or weeks without work or pay until their offices...

The Atlantic

How Tune-Yards’ frontwoman uses their new album to critique her “white woman’s voice”

Says Merrill Garbus of interrogating her white privilege, “Shouldn’t I be the one doing this work?” Tune-Yards’ last album, nikki nack, was released in 2014 —...

Vox

This is the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever

It’s historic. The government shutdown this weekend is the first time a true, honest-to-God shutdown has happened with a single party controlling the White House and C...

Vox

Jared Kushner Is China's Trump Card

How the President’s son-in-law, despite his inexperience in diplomacy and his lack of security clearance, became Beijing’s primary point of interest...

Longform

Is the President Making Money Off the White House? Trump Properties Made $1.2 Million From Political Groups Last Year

Special interest groups held events at Trump properties on at least 40 instances...

Newsweek

Mein Kampf is allowed in Texas prisons but The Color Purple is not

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related topics. Welcome to the weekly Vox book links roundup, a curated collection of the internet’s best writin...

Vox

Why I Quit Advising The National Park Service

The Trump administration will not overlook or silence me...

Newsweek

Male Birth Control Pill Could Be Made from Heart-Stopping Poison in Ancient African Arrows

The catch with this substance has been the risk of heart damage; now, researchers have overcome that danger...

Newsweek

Trump's Mental Health Exam Was Insufficient And Potentially Dangerous, Yale Psychiatrist Writes

“The limited screen Trump received can even be harmful, by giving the public a false sense of reassurance,” read the op-ed...

Newsweek

When Will I Die? AI Can Now Predict Time of Death in Disturbing Advance for Health Care

The algorithm could predict mortality from three months to one year...

Newsweek

What Facebook can learn from Kierkegaard about making authentic choices

Søren Kierkegaard, one of the fathers of existentialism, argued that it is the act of making choices that brings meaning to our lives; that through…...

Quartz

Alt-Right Neo-Nazis Are Targeting the Women's March

The far right is using the hashtag #mybordersmychoice in an attempt to co-opt a women's movement...

Newsweek

When Are the 2018 Election Primaries? Voting Advocates Battle Apathy Before Pre-Midterm Party Elections

"You can see with the passion we’ve seen over the past year how there’s been a movement led by young people," the Rock the Vote policy director t...

Newsweek

Delta Airlines Cracks Down on Pets Being Brought on Airplanes as Service Animals

Passengers considering traveling with their pet snake may need to rethink plans...

Newsweek

British Teen Accessed Top Secret U.S. Middle East Ops by Pretending to Be The CIA Director

The teenager persuaded call handlers at an internet company that he was John Brennan...

Newsweek

Some Women of Color Are Boycotting the Women's March, Here's Why

“Because of the origins of the women’s march, we are always going to be up against sort of the concern from women of color around inclusivity,” Tamika Mallory, co-presid...

Newsweek

Earthquake Swarm in U.S. City Has Lasted 7 Days Straight—What's Going On?

Geology experts are keeping a close watch on the situation...

Newsweek

Is Sushi Safe? Giant Tapeworm Linked to Eating Raw Fish Raises Concern

Here's what you need to know...

Newsweek

Why Aren't College Students Using Career Services?

One summer, a group of students with research jobs on campus, including myself, met up at a Thai restaurant in our college’s small town. This was our third free dinner of th...

The Atlantic

After 61 Years, America’s Busiest Highway Is Almost Complete

HOPEWELL BOROUGH, N.J.—The past few years have been thick with promises of shiny new infrastructure and the revival of American greatness.Funny, then, that so little has bee...

The Atlantic

Do Super Bowl Hopefuls Still Need Star Quarterbacks?

There has been no truism in sports more durable than this: A team with Super Bowl aspirations needs a great quarterback. Any segment of NFL history will demonstrate its rightn...

The Atlantic

Disabled Students Make Up 75% of Preschool Expulsions As Trump Officials Reportedly Weigh Rollback of Obama Guidelines

If you tell a student "that they are a 'bad' kid, young children do internalize that," a Center for American Progress poli...

Newsweek

Pancakes: In Battle of Maple Syrup Versus Climate Change, the Sweetener May Lose, Study Shows

The stunning colors of autumn may also disappear...

Newsweek

Joe Frank’s absurdist dreamscapes proved that real art has a place on the radio

I can’t remember when I became a Joe Frank listener, which is fitting. The radio host and artist just surfaced one night, with his long,…...

Quartz

I never knew true despair until this robot beat me at Scrabble

The first thing that caught my eye was the enormous robot. The second was an empty stool. For four days, I had been walking the…...

Quartz

Schools around the world are now teaching kids to spot fake news

Do students need to learn about fake news? And more generally, should they learn how news is created and how to evaluate its credibility? Thousands…...

Quartz

The Porn Star and the President: Magazine Quashed Stormy Daniels' Interview After Legal Threat—Because Trump 'Lacked Star Appeal'

In the interview published Friday, the adult film star recounts her alleged affair with Trump...

Newsweek

The FBI Is Investigating a New Person of Interest in the Las Vegas Shooting

Clark County Sheriff said "the FBI has an ongoing case against an individual of federal interest."...

Newsweek

Valentine's Day: Gift a Hissing Cockroach For Your Loved (or Ex-Loved) One

“Roses wither, chocolates melt but roaches are forever.”...

Newsweek

Trump Ally and Brexit Champion Nigel Farage Accused of Handing Data to WIkiLeaks' Julian Assange

Former United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Farage denied being a go-between for President Trump and Assange...

Newsweek

The Ghost of Chae Chan Ping

I haven’t been able to find out when or where Chae Chan Ping died. American history records that this Chinese laborer was expelled from the United States—despite a written...

The Atlantic

“The Crown” is the perfect show for the fake news era

Pretty much the last thing I wanted in life was to be sucked into the vortex of another snobby British costume drama. Especially after suffering…...

Quartz

The real best pictures of 2017, Oscars be damned

We’re just a few days away from finding out which movies have landed nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards, and which five to ten films…...

Quartz

Don’t “hug a black woman” for standing up to the patriarchy

America seems to have fallen in love with black women. “What if we let black women run everything?” one popular tweet asked after the black…...

Quartz

What still makes “Breaking Bad” so breathtakingly unique, 10 years after it premiered

On this day 10 years ago, Walter White’s dad khakis drifted in the breeze, a hilariously peculiar sight against the bright blue New Mexico sky,&#...

Quartz

America's Role in El Salvador's Deterioration

When Donald Trump said this month he would end temporary protected status for almost 200,000 Salvadorans, the number of immigrants standing to lose protections under this pres...

The Atlantic

If the Bitcoin Bubble Bursts, Will Cryptocurrency Have a Place in the World?

Venture capitalist believes bitcoin's days may be numbered, but the blockchain will live on...

Newsweek

Government Shutdown: Democrats Buck Trump, Embrace Dreamers

A government shutdown went into effect after the Senate failed to pass a spending measure...

Newsweek

Why a celebrated Francophone Africa writer said no to president Macron’s Francophone project

In his speech to “Africa’s youth” in Ouagadougou, last November, France’s president Emmanuel Macron made a big deal of his plans to promote the French&...

Quartz

What’s affected — and what’s not — by the government shutdown

The federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday — meaning many of the government’s activities are about to grind to a halt. Most federal employees will be f...

Vox

Government shutdown 2018: White House statement blames “obstructionist loser” Democrats

The blame-casting statement was sent out a few minutes before the shutdown deadline passed. Even before the official deadline for Congress to keep the government open pa...

Vox

Government shutdown 2018: the government has officially shut down

Congress failed to pass a funding bill before the midnight Friday deadline. The federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 20, after Congress failed to...

Vox

The government has officially shut down

So what now? At 12:01 am on Saturday, January 20, the federal government shut down. Republicans and Democrats are still stuck in a standoff after failing to reach an imm...

Vox

The government is shutting down because Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing

Welcome to 2018. Back in November 2016, the Electoral College, in its wisdom, selected a man to be president who 61 percent of voters felt was unqualified and 63 percen...

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