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United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight
United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight
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  • 2017-03-26 22:30:51Z

"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.

Scientists Grow Mangoes in Space
Scientists Grow Mangoes in Space

Could space travel be the future of fruit? Researchers in China think sending fruit to space could help them develop better produce , and the first crop of "space mangoes" is about ready to come to fruition. According to Shanghaiist , researchers sent mangoes to space in November as part...

Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: You
Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: You're bad for America

Ted Koppel says Fox News host Sean Hannity is bad for America. On "CBS Sunday Morning," the veteran newsman told Hannity that the audience he attracts is unable to distinguish between the divisive political rhetoric that marked the 2016 presidential campaign and the truth. "You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts," Koppel told Hannity.

Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run
Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run

Former Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can't help but wonder what could have been.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Kendrick and more celebs
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Kendrick and more celebs 'audition' to be Stephen Hawking's new voice

Stephen Hawking's synthesized voice is perhaps just as famous as his brilliant mind. The theoretical physicist and cosmologist has "spoken" using the same Intel-made computer system for the past two decades. Now, however, Hawking says he's ready for a replacement. SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don't ignore climate change In a spoof video, the English scientist sifts through audition tapes from celebrities vying to provide Hawking's new voice. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his pitch with a rap, proclaiming his own voice "dope as hell" while Hawking's is "mad robotic, if I'm being honest."  Actor Liam Neeson tells Hawking,...

Car goes airborne, hits ceiling in Boston tunnel; one dead
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  • 2017-03-26 17:48:04Z

The 2013 Audi A8 was headed east shortly after 2 a.m. EDT when it went into the air and pulled down wires and cables as it struck the ceiling of the tunnel, part of the Massachusetts Turnpike beneath Boston's Back Bay, the state police said. An investigation was underway.

'The least of these': Meals on Wheels, the Trump budget and the struggle over Matthew 25:40

The sainted Mother Teresa herself was fond of quoting the verse to explain why she devoted her life to serving the poor. Matthew 25:40, it turns out, is a famously difficult and controversial passage, the subject of at least one book, numerous articles and contentious disagreements among biblical scholars.

Why is Colorado risking hundreds of millions to protect its marijuana industry?
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  • 2017-03-26 15:58:16Z

Colorado's state legislature is considering an unusual plan to defend the state's marijuana industry from a federal crackdown under the Trump administration. The bill would allow growers and sellers to reclassify their recreational marijuana as medical "based on a business need due to a change in local, state, or federal law or enforcement policy." The strategy is meant to keep marijuana businesses afloat if the federal government comes after them, even if it means the state losing hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. The bill represents a shift in how states might respond to what marijuana advocates say are an over-simplification of cannabis policy by the Trump administration.

Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?
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  • 2017-03-26 15:44:58Z

Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked "Pizzagate" controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant's owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. "I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees," he said.

Seeking transparency, Congressional Democrats introduce 'Mar-a-Lago' act
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  • 2017-03-26 15:05:32Z

The twin bills, not-so-subtly titled the "Making Access Records Available to Lead Government Openness Act", or the acronym "Mar-a-Lago" are named after the President's beachside resort that he has nicknamed the "Winter White House" due to his frequent visits in the first several months of his presidency. Mar-a-Lago, the palatial 128-room house in Palm Beach, Fla., was initially constructed by heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post with the express intention of becoming a winter presidential retreat. Following her death, Ms. Post's estate bequeathed the property to the US government, however less than a decade later the government returned Mar-a-Lago to the post foundation,...

Trump decides yes, he can stay mad at Freedom Caucus for health care defeat
Trump decides yes, he can stay mad at Freedom Caucus for health care defeat

President Trump did not blame House Republicans for failing to pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare after it was abruptly pulled. "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" Trump tweeted early Sunday. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!

Asteroid Impacts May Have Triggered Tsunamis On Ancient Mars
Asteroid Impacts May Have Triggered Tsunamis On Ancient Mars

In a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Planets, a team of scientists has identified a crater that they say was created by an asteroid that triggered one such event.

Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter at large
Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter at large
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  • 2017-03-26 11:28:21Z

Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing at least one person and injuring 14, and police said they were still looking for the shooter. The shooting took place around 1 a.m. when hundreds of people were inside the Cameo Nightlife club, which the Cincinnati Police Department said has had "multiple problems" in the past. "At this point it's unclear exactly what instigated the shooting," Captain Kimberly Williams said at a televised briefing.

How to Become More Flexible
How to Become More Flexible

Taking steps to become more flexible may not be your-or your doctor's-top health concern. But you'll benefit in several important ways by adding some quick stretches to your week.   Maintaining f...

Created: A liquid That Can Move By Itself
Created: A liquid That Can Move By Itself

The self-propelling fluid was developed using filaments called microtubules and tiny molecular motors called kinesin.

Nasa takes first step toward laser-powered high-speed
Nasa takes first step toward laser-powered high-speed 'internet of the sky'

Nasa is inching closer to achieving what could soon become high-speed space internet. The space agency is working on a long-term project aimed at boosting communications technology, which can help astronauts communicate better during future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Nasa's LCRD (Laser Communications Relay Demonstration) will help understand how best to make use of laser communications systems, which according to the space agency, can "enable much higher data rates for connections between spacecraft and Earth, such as scientific data downlink and astronaut communications".

Mars
Mars' 'Barchan' Dunes Revealed In Stunning New Image

The images were captured using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Plaintiff in Boston lawsuit against former Haitian mayor dies
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  • 2017-03-26 03:02:11Z

Nissage Martyr, a plaintiff in the lawsuit filed Thursday against ex-mayor Jean Morose Viliena, fell suddenly ill while watching football with neighbors Friday night in Les Irois, a town on Haiti's far western coast, and died on the way to hospital. Lawyers for the three plaintiffs said Viliena now works as a school bus driver and lives in Malden, Massachusetts, where he fled after Haitian courts began investigating his conduct while in office. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to Martyr's family and friends.

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame
Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame
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  • 2017-03-26 01:48:55Z

By Letitia Stein NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Reuters) - The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress. "Being a businessman, he'll not take 'no' for an answer," said Tony Nappi, a 71-year-old from Trinity, Florida, one of the many disappointed Republicans on his weekend softball team. "He'll get the job done." Support for Trump appeared unflagging, from the playing fields of a Republican stronghold in central Florida to the small town diners of North Carolina, the suburbs of Arkansas and the streets of...

Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up
Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up

Are robots coming for your job? Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or "knowledge-based" jobs. Just a few examples: self-driving technology may eliminate the need for taxi, Uber and truck drivers, algorithms are playing a growing role in journalism, robots are informing consumers as mall greeters, and medicine is adapting robotic surgery and artificial intelligence to detect cancer and heart conditions.

Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally on California beach
Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally on California beach
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  • 2017-03-26 01:19:55Z

Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said. Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused with pepper spray when pro-Trump demonstrators marching along Bolsa Chica State Beach encountered a small group opposed to the Republican president who had gathered to denounce the rally. Four counter-protesters were arrested, three for illegal use of pepper spray and one for assault and battery, Kevin Pearsall, a spokesman for the California State Parks Police said on Saturday evening.

With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?
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  • 2017-03-25 21:07:44Z

When Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away in 2015, 16-year-old Amos Yee made an obscenity-filled YouTube video denouncing the late leader as a "tyrant." That and other postings earned him a four-week jail sentence for "wounding religious feelings and obscenity." Not long after, he earned another six-week sentence for derogatory comments on Islam and Christianity. On Friday, US Immigration Judge Samuel B. Cole granted asylum to Mr. Yee, now 18, who flew to Chicago in December. "His prosecution, detention, and general maltreatment at the hands of the Singapore authorities constitute persecution," Judge Cole ruled.

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour
Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Iconic global monuments including the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change. Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories are expected to take part in the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants. The event, which originated in Sydney, has grown to become a worldwide environmental campaign, celebrated across all continents.

More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA
More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA
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  • 2017-03-25 16:48:51Z

More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group's report released on Saturday. "More of us are drinking coffee, and younger consumers appear to be leading the charge," said National Coffee Association USA (NCA) Chief Executive Officer Bill Murray. "A steadily growing taste for gourmet varieties is also driving a wider trend toward specialty beverages," he said.

NASA OSIRIS-Rex Finds No New Earth-Trojan Asteroids
NASA OSIRIS-Rex Finds No New Earth-Trojan Asteroids

Although the search did not reveal any new asteroids in the fourth Lagrangian area, it demonstrated that a key instrument on board the asteroid Bennu bound spacecraft was functioning optimally.

MIT scientists built a 3D-printed robot
MIT scientists built a 3D-printed robot 'skin' that changes color with stimuli

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created an insect-inspired, 3D-printed robot "skin" capable of changing color in response to the physical stimuli that it receives.

Scientists create a form of liquid that moves on a flat surface with no external force
Scientists create a form of liquid that moves on a flat surface with no external force

Any matter in its liquid form can only move from one point to the other on a sloping surface or if there is an external force applied. Researchers from Brandeis University in Massachusetts say the new kind of liquid - that is in early development - requires neither a slope nor a push as it relies on a squirming skeleton of microscopic fibres to move in a direction. The scientists add that they studied the biomechanical properties of microtubules that could be applied to a mixture to make it move in a single direction around a stagnant container.

5 Things You Need to Know About Maple Syrup
5 Things You Need to Know About Maple Syrup

On pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and more, Americans love maple syrup. In 2015, 3.4 million gallons of the sweet stuff were produced in the U.S. The rich flavor is one reason why it's so popular, bu...

Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on Generics
Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on Generics

More than one-third of Americans use generic drug discount programs­­­­, which offer medication at low prices. Some provide hundreds of generics for just a few dollars per 30-day supply. The prog...

Readers write: Immigration path, talent at home, science knowledge
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  • 2017-03-25 10:00:02Z

Regarding the Feb. 22 editorial, "Trump's mixed message on immigration: An opening for a deal?" (CSMonitor.com): Three cheers for the Monitor editorial staff. Immigration was not my priority issue. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints
Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints

Dinosaur research just got more high tech, thanks to drones which will now be used by researchers to track the footprints of the prehistoric creatures. Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate the ancient crutures as they allow scientists the ability to create digital maps, which in turn provide more in-depth data. Australian researchers have begun using UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to track dinosaurs' footprints in remote locations.

In The Quantum realm, Cause Doesn
In The Quantum realm, Cause Doesn't Always Precede Effect

In a study published Friday, a team of scientist from the University of Vienna has provided the first experimental verification of a process with an indefinite causal order.

NASA
NASA's Juno Preps For Fifth Jupiter Flyby

During the flyby, scheduled to take place at 4:52 a.m. EDT Monday, the solar-powered spacecraft would soar about 2,700 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops.

8 Answers to Key Questions After the GOP Pulls Its ACA Replacement Plan
8 Answers to Key Questions After the GOP Pulls Its ACA Replacement Plan

All the concerns about what would happen if GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act became law have been replaced by a new one: What happens now that Republicans have scrapped the legislation...

Nearly half of Americans say Republican healthcare reform
Nearly half of Americans say Republican healthcare reform 'not an improvement': Reuters/Ipsos poll
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  • 2017-03-25 00:47:07Z

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of American adults said the Republican healthcare reform measure is "not an improvement" over Obamacare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The Republican bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is up for a vote in the House of Representatives later on Friday, is expected to cut the federal deficit while greatly increasing the number of Americans without health insurance. Democratic leaders are unified against the bill while some conservative Republicans have criticized it for not doing enough to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the measure familiarly known as Obamacare which was passed in 2010 and was...

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn
Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn
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  • 2017-03-25 00:41:14Z

By Caroline Humer and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. The more than 12 million people who bought 2017 health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov and other websites the law created are not in danger of losing their healthcare or having their premiums go up right now, experts say. Republicans could choose to pass a budget that defunds Obamacare's cost-sharing subsidies, which help low-income people cover out-of-pocket and other medical costs.

U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger
U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request
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  • 2017-03-25 00:11:43Z

By Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a political refugee, according to a 13-page opinion by the U.S. immigration judge. Yee is immediately eligible for release after having been held in U.S. immigration detention since Dec. 16, 2016, according to his attorney, Sandra Grossman, who is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
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  • 2017-03-25 00:08:45Z

Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat to its existence. Officials of the organization - long a target of those who oppose its abortion services - anticipate further attempts by Republicans to curb its participation in federally funded public health programs, a major source of its funding. In a major setback for Republican President Donald Trump, U.S. House of Representatives leaders pulled the healthcare bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left...

Trump publicly stands by Ryan despite rumored discord
Trump publicly stands by Ryan despite rumored discord

Despite reports that the White House planned to blame House Speaker Paul Ryan for the failure of the Republican health care bill, President Trump publicly praised the speaker's handling of the legislation on Friday. Trump's comments came after it was announced that Republicans would abandon efforts to pass the bill and shortly after Ryan visited the White House. According to a senior Trump administration official, Ryan suggested not holding a floor vote because not enough votes had been mustered to pass the legislation, and Trump agreed.

Judge dismisses second lawsuit over Columbia 'mattress protest'
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  • 2017-03-24 23:17:15Z

A federal judge on Friday threw out the second lawsuit filed by a former Columbia University student who had been accused of rape over the school's decision to permit his accuser to carry around a mattress in protest after he was cleared. U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods dismissed the latest lawsuit by Paul Nungesser after ruling that he had not shown that the protest by Emma Sulkowicz had damaged his ability to receive an education. Indeed, it is not even the Court's role here to determine the truth," Woods wrote in his 46-page opinion.

Republicans stand behind Paul Ryan after he fumbles first big vote
Republicans stand behind Paul Ryan after he fumbles first big vote

House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted in a surprisingly candid Friday press conference that his caucus was experiencing "growing pains" that caused him to fall short of delivering long-promised votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. "Yeah, we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," Ryan told reporters. It was a stunning admission from the leader of a party that's been promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act for seven years and now controls the White House and both houses of Congress.

Penn State ex-president convicted of one charge in Sandusky scandal
Penn State ex-president convicted of one charge in Sandusky scandal
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  • 2017-03-24 22:29:37Z

A jury convicted the former president of Penn State University of child endangerment on Friday for his handling of a 2001 report that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was seen molesting a boy in a campus shower. The verdict ends the last criminal case in the Sandusky scandal, which shocked the Penn State community and ended the career of famous football coach Joe Paterno, who oversaw the school's team for 45 years. Paterno, who died in 2012, was never charged.

Can 'Life' Overcome That Too-Familiar Feeling?

If the trailers for Jake Gyllenhaal's new space horror movie seem like something you've seen before, there's a good reason for that.

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead
The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead

An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who'd become increasingly critical of Putin's policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov's murder.

Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown:
Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: 'The fight isn't over yet'

Hillary Clinton praised the efforts of "people in every corner of our country" and then posted tweets about people who have benefited from the ACA.

Trump predicts failure of health care bill will lead to a
Trump predicts failure of health care bill will lead to a 'truly great plan'

Trump spoke to reporters in the Oval Office shortly after news broke that Republican leaders would not hold a floor vote on the bill because they did not have enough votes to pass it. Trump began his remarks by lamenting that Democrats didn't back this bill.

Dealmaker Trump can
Dealmaker Trump can't close the Obamacare deal

President Trump couldn't close the deal - not even within his own party, not even with Republicans in control of the Congress - to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump disappointed House conservatives blocked healthcare bill
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  • 2017-03-24 21:59:41Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that healthcare legislation he supported had been "very, very close" to getting enough support in the House of Representatives and that now he probably would move on to tax reform. Speaking in the Oval Office after a stinging defeat, Trump said the onus is now on Democratic leaders in Congress to work with him on a way to patch up the healthcare law. (Reporting By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Rigby)

Five takeaways from Trump
Five takeaways from Trump's health care crash and burn

President Trump's failure to push a repeal of Obamacare through the House on Friday was a major setback in his first real test as president. Disregard the Chicken Littles who describe the health care failure as the end-all of everything. Trump has only been president for two months.

Top Democrats claim
Top Democrats claim 'victory' as GOP health bill fails

After the Republican replacement for Obamacare was dramatically pulled at the last minute Friday due to lack of support, top Washington Democrats took a victory lap, mocking President Trump and claiming the bill's failure as a win for their party and the American public. "In my life, I have never seen an administration as incompetent as the one occupying the White House today," Schumer said. In a press conference, surrounded by other congressional Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who was serving as House Speaker when the Affordable Care Act was passed, was buoyant.

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