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    Republicans just passed a bill to allow shooting bears from helicopters

    Republicans just passed a bill to allow shooting bears from helicopters


    On March 21, the Senate approved a bill that rolls back Obama-administration regulations and allows for aerial hunting and live-trapping of bears and wolves, NPR reported. The bill also abolishes rules that prevented hunters from killing predators near...


    On March 21, the Senate approved a bill that rolls back Obama-administration regulations and allows for aerial hunting and live-trapping of bears and wolves, NPR reported. The bill also abolishes rules that prevented hunters from killing predators near their dens or with their cubs. 

    On Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan fired off a tweet celebrating the move and claiming "Another regulatory power grab from the Obama Administration is getting rolled back. This one reverses a harmful United States. Fish and Wildlife rule," but animal rights advocates are hardly excited that Republican legislators are potentially paving the way for hunters to kill hibernating bears and their cubs.

    Another regulatory power grab from the Obama Administration is getting rolled back. This one reverses a harmful U.S. Read More
    Trump wants $1B to build a portion of the border wall that would barely span Rhode Island

    Trump wants $1B to build a portion of the border wall that would barely span Rhode Island


    President Donald Trump is set to ask for $1 billion to fund the first stage of his border wall, a chunk of change that will cover just 48 miles of new wall, CNN reported Tuesday.The 48 new miles of border wall is a chunk so small it would just cover the...


    President Donald Trump is set to ask for $1 billion to fund the first stage of his border wall, a chunk of change that will cover just 48 miles of new wall, CNN reported Tuesday.

    The 48 new miles of border wall is a chunk so small it would just cover the length of Rhode Island — the smallest of the 50 states. Another chunk of the requested $1 billion is to repair 14 existing miles of border fencing. 



    According to CNN, 14 miles of new wall will be built in San Diego, while another 14 miles of existing wall in San Diego will be repaired. The rest of the wall will be built in the Rio Grande Valley region in Texas.

    The $1 billion ask would cover just 3% of the 1,933 miles of border between the United States and Mexico. Read More
    Eric Trump: Why he's praising Sean Hannity and won't separate his father from the family business

    Eric Trump: Why he's praising Sean Hannity and won't separate his father from the family business


    "There is no better patriot in the world than Sean Hannity," Eric Trump, President Donald Trump's second son, told Fox News on Tuesday."Just a great, great man""I mean, he's just a great, great man," Trump said. "And he has strong beliefs. Beliefs are...


    "There is no better patriot in the world than Sean Hannity," Eric Trump, President Donald Trump's second son, told Fox News on Tuesday.



    "Just a great, great man""I mean, he's just a great, great man," Trump said. "And he has strong beliefs. Beliefs are what get America to a great place. Beliefs, on quite frankly, both sides of the aisle."

    Trump's defense of Hannity comes on the heels of an embarrassing rebuke of the Fox News talking head by veteran newsman Ted Koppel. Read More
    Why is Aaron Kaufman leaving Gas Monkey Garage? The reason for the 'Fast N' Loud' breakup

    Why is Aaron Kaufman leaving Gas Monkey Garage? The reason for the 'Fast N' Loud' breakup


    A large crew helps run Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas, but Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman — aka the Bearded Wonder — are certainly the heart and soul of the place. That's why it was so shocking when season 12 of Fast N' Loud revealed that...


    A large crew helps run Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas, but Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman — aka the Bearded Wonder — are certainly the heart and soul of the place. That's why it was so shocking when season 12 of Fast N' Loud revealed that Kaufman would be leaving the series.

    "I had some time off, and I think I got some other things — some other cats I want to skin," Kaufman told Rawlings. Read More
    What Time does 'Age of Triumph' Start? 'Destiny' update release time and download details

    What Time does 'Age of Triumph' Start? 'Destiny' update release time and download details


    Destiny: Age of Triumph, the final update to the game before Bungie moves on to Destiny 2, is set to arrive on Tuesday. Here's the exact release time and everything you need to know before it hits.What time does Age of Triumph start? Destiny update...


    Destiny: Age of Triumph, the final update to the game before Bungie moves on to Destiny 2, is set to arrive on Tuesday. Here's the exact release time and everything you need to know before it hits.

    What time does Age of Triumph start? Destiny update releaseAccording to VG247, Destiny: Age of Triumph goes live at 1 p.m. Eastern (that's 10 a.m. Pacific). It's launching as update 2.6.0. So keep an eye out for that patch as the release time draws closer. Additionally, the incoming update means the weekly patches to the game that usually reset the Weekly Heroic Strike and Weekly Nightfall Playlists won't be available while Age of Triumph is rolling out.

    Destiny: Age of Triumph is set to bring back all the old raids in the game, along with some new Light levels, new raid gear, new weapons, new exotics and more. Read More
    Nintendo Switch front covers for your dock prevent screen scratching in the best way

    Nintendo Switch front covers for your dock prevent screen scratching in the best way


    The Nintendo Switch's clever design allows you to play the handheld console on your television, but the device can be easily scratched if your device is without a front cover. Some may choose to go the screen protector route, but if you prefer to keep...


    The Nintendo Switch's clever design allows you to play the handheld console on your television, but the device can be easily scratched if your device is without a front cover. Some may choose to go the screen protector route, but if you prefer to keep your system naked, a Switch front cover in the form of a dock sock does the trick. Here are the coolest-looking ways to protect your Nintendo Switch screen.

    Nintendo Switch front cover: Our favorite dock socks to protect your screenA simple Nintendo Switch dock sockSource: Etsy/SolidSleevesSolidSleeves on Etsy provides some very simple designs, like this Switch logo front dock cover. There are even options for a subdued gray logo and one matching the color of your neon Joy-Con.

    The hero of your living roomSource: Etsy/MrGeeksBotiqueMrGeeksBotique offers up some game-specific options, like the Zelda sock dock, vintage Mario or the Hulk front cover if you prefer the graphic novel look. Read More
    '13 Reasons Why' mystery: Here's what you need to know about the chilling plot

    '13 Reasons Why' mystery: Here's what you need to know about the chilling plot


    We're ready for 13 Reasons Why to be our next Netflix binge-watch. The series, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher, is the streaming service's latest offering. The show's plot has everyone buzzing because it sounds like the...


    We're ready for 13 Reasons Why to be our next Netflix binge-watch. 

    The series, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher, is the streaming service's latest offering. The show's plot has everyone buzzing because it sounds like the next big teen mystery drama. 



    Netflix U.S. & CanadaSource: YouTubeWe meet Clay Jensen. One day after school, he comes home to find a suspicious-looking box with his name on it on his porch. 

    Inside the box, Clay finds several cassette tapes with voice recordings from Hannah Baker. Hannah and Clay had classes together and was someone he was developing strong feelings for. Unfortunately, Hannah died by suicide just two weeks earlier. 

    The tapes are shocking, and what Hannah reveals about why she ended her life are all part of the mystery. Read More
    Paul Ryan again says GOP will work on Obamacare repeal — but gives no plan or timeline

    Paul Ryan again says GOP will work on Obamacare repeal — but gives no plan or timeline


    House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed on Tuesday that the GOP was not abandoning its promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, telling reporters on Capitol Hill that Republicans are "going to move forward on the things the American people sent us...


    House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed on Tuesday that the GOP was not abandoning its promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, telling reporters on Capitol Hill that Republicans are "going to move forward on the things the American people sent us here to do."

    Ryan's comments come a few days after an embarrassing defeat of the American Health Care Act — the GOP-led plan to repeal and replace the ACA. President Donald Trump and other top White House officials said that after the AHCA's failure, Republicans would move on to other things, such as tax reform.

    We are going to move forward on the things the American people sent us here to do. https://t.co/h51QSUCYXV

    But Ryan contradicted that game plan, saying Republicans are going to continue talking about how to fix the law his party has demonized since its passage in 2010. Read More
    The 'What Happens at the Abbey' trailer proves the 'Fire Island' trailer was actually good

    The 'What Happens at the Abbey' trailer proves the 'Fire Island' trailer was actually good


    When it dropped in early March, Logo's Fire Island trailer set off a veritable firestorm of drama. One side of the gay community argued the reality show, about six gay men summering in the New York queer mecca, was practically a sign of the apocalypse....


    When it dropped in early March, Logo's Fire Island trailer set off a veritable firestorm of drama. One side of the gay community argued the reality show, about six gay men summering in the New York queer mecca, was practically a sign of the apocalypse. The other side put on the brakes — and noted we've seen nothing but a 90-second trailer. The battle raged on until something else extra happened and gay culture vultures moved on.

    Tuesday, another stone fell into the gay media river: the trailer for What Happens at the Abbey. Set at The Abbey, a mediocre restaurant masquerading as a gay club in West Hollywood, the E! series will follow the sexy waitstaff and bartenders who work there. (Listen closely and you can hear the cast of Vanderpump Rules, who work down the street at SUR, chortling.)

    The trailer, which clocks in just over two minutes, promises hookups, infighting and lots of wild times. Read More
    'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins to helm Amazon show based on 'The Underground Railroad'

    'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins to helm Amazon show based on 'The Underground Railroad'


    Fresh off a wild best picture win at the Oscars, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is already getting his next project lined up.According to Variety, the 37-year-old Miami native will write and direct a drama series for Amazon based on The Underground...


    Fresh off a wild best picture win at the Oscars, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is already getting his next project lined up.

    According to Variety, the 37-year-old Miami native will write and direct a drama series for Amazon based on The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead's 2016 National Book Award-winning novel about an enslaved black woman who escapes from a cotton plantation in Georgia.

    Jenkins is at the vanguard of a burgeoning new era for black filmmakers in Hollywood. Read More
    'Batman: Arkham Insurgency' Rumors: 5 things to improve about the series

    'Batman: Arkham Insurgency' Rumors: 5 things to improve about the series


    This must be a pretty rough time to be someone who actively dislikes D.C. Comics. Between Injustice 2 and the Justice League and Wonder Woman movies, there's a whole lot of D.C. brand expansion happening right now. It can feel a bit suffocating.It's...


    This must be a pretty rough time to be someone who actively dislikes D.C. Comics. Between Injustice 2 and the Justice League and Wonder Woman movies, there's a whole lot of D.C. brand expansion happening right now. It can feel a bit suffocating.

    It's not about to end anytime soon, though, as it appears the caped crusader is going to get another standalone video game in Batman: Arkham Insurgency. The details were originally leaked in a Reddit thread that has since been removed, but What Culture has a rundown of everything that's been "leaked." 

    It sounds like it'll be a prequel that takes place after Arkham Origins, set in a coastal area of Gotham that's roughly the size of Arkham Knight's game world. Of course, there are more than a few things the series could improve upon in its next game.

    There are big expectations for anything involving Batman. Read More
    Bill O'Reilly mocks Maxine Waters' hair, won't listen to her because of

    Bill O'Reilly mocks Maxine Waters' hair, won't listen to her because of "James Brown wig"


    On Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, Fox News mouthpiece Bill O'Reilly mocked Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters' hair after watching a clip of her speaking out against president Donald Trump and his supporters. During the clip, Waters railed...


    On Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, Fox News mouthpiece Bill O'Reilly mocked Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters' hair after watching a clip of her speaking out against president Donald Trump and his supporters. 

    During the clip, Waters railed against Trump, calling him "dangerous."

    When we fight against this president and we point out how dangerous he is for this society and for this country, we are fighting for the democracy, we are fighting for America. We are saying to those who say they are patriotic, but they turn a blind eye to the destruction that he's about to cause to this country: You're not nearly as patriotic as we are.African-American woman in Congress speaks up against the president, Bill O'Reilly says he won't listen because of her hair. Read More
    The man  Emma Sulkowicz accused of rape is still trying to sue for gender discrimination

    The man Emma Sulkowicz accused of rape is still trying to sue for gender discrimination


    Paul Nungesser, the man Emma Sulkowicz accused of sexual assault, is still hell-bent on receiving compensation for what he believes to be the gender discrimination he faced while he was a student at Columbia University.But it's not going so...


    Paul Nungesser, the man Emma Sulkowicz accused of sexual assault, is still hell-bent on receiving compensation for what he believes to be the gender discrimination he faced while he was a student at Columbia University.

    But it's not going so well.

    According to DNAinfo, a judge has dismissed Nungesser's second attempt at suing the university for supposedly violating its Title IX policy by allowing Sulkowicz to perform her "Carry That Weight" mattress art project on campus. Sulkowicz had pledged to carry her dorm mattress around campus every day until Nungesser was expelled, which amounted to her carrying it across her graduation stage in 2015.

    Nungesser, however, claimed that Sulkowicz had allowed reporters to stalk and defame him, calling him a "serial rapist" — a term Nungesser's lawyer referred to as a gendered slur. Read More
    The #ActualBlackWomen hashtag is the perfect clapback to Rachel Dolezal's identity

    The #ActualBlackWomen hashtag is the perfect clapback to Rachel Dolezal's identity


    Being black is apparently not an important requirement to talk about what it means to be black in America. Because Rachel Dolezal is doing it at the New York Times to help promote her new book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White...


    Being black is apparently not an important requirement to talk about what it means to be black in America. Because Rachel Dolezal is doing it at the New York Times to help promote her new book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.

    The former chapter president of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington, whose parents outed her as white, has been invited to offer her thoughts on race during a Facebook Live discussion at the paper of record on Tuesday. 

    There are, of course, no shortage of black women — writers, academics, thought leaders — who could offer their thoughts on the matter. But that wouldn't be nearly as interesting, apparently.

    looks like Rachel Dolezal is doing a FB Live with @nytimes about race tomorrow... hmmm... Read More
    An Italian judge dismissed a rape case because the victim didn't scream during attack

    An Italian judge dismissed a rape case because the victim didn't scream during attack


    An Italian judge apparently does not believe that "no" necessarily means "no." According to the BBC, a court in Turin tossed out a rape case because, while the victim told the attacker "enough," she had not "betrayed the emotion that a violation of her...


    An Italian judge apparently does not believe that "no" necessarily means "no." 

    According to the BBC, a court in Turin tossed out a rape case because, while the victim told the attacker "enough," she had not "betrayed the emotion that a violation of her person had to inspire in her," the judge reasoned. She did not scream, and therefore, he ruled, the rape had probably never happened in the first place.

    The victim, a hospital worker whose father reportedly abused her when she was a child, testified that, in 2011, the accused told her he would stop giving her work if she refused him. Read More
    Sanctuary Cities: Fact-checking Jeff Sessions' statistics on undocumented immigrants

    Sanctuary Cities: Fact-checking Jeff Sessions' statistics on undocumented immigrants


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions railed against sanctuary cities during a White House press briefing on Monday, blaming cities that shelter undocumented immigrants for gang rapes, murders and other serious crimes against "countless Americans.""When cities...


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions railed against sanctuary cities during a White House press briefing on Monday, blaming cities that shelter undocumented immigrants for gang rapes, murders and other serious crimes against "countless Americans."

    "When cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe," Sessions said. Read More
    What's New in iOS 10.3 Update: 5 iPhone tips and tricks you probably didn't know

    What's New in iOS 10.3 Update: 5 iPhone tips and tricks you probably didn't know


    Apple's iOS 10.3 has arrived. Here's what's new. The company started rolling out the latest version of the operating system to the public on Monday on the iPhone and iPad. The new iOS, which has had seven beta releases for developers and beta users,...


    Apple's iOS 10.3 has arrived. Here's what's new. 

    The company started rolling out the latest version of the operating system to the public on Monday on the iPhone and iPad. The new iOS, which has had seven beta releases for developers and beta users, comes equipped with security patches and subtle new features that enhances the user experience. Here are five new things your updated iOS can do.

    iOS 10.3 can find your lost AirPods.One of the biggest concerns surrounding AirPods is that they're so small they can be easily misplaced. Apple's solution: a feature within the "Find My iPhone" app that lets you locate your wireless earbuds. Users can either opt to have music play from one or both of the earbuds, or get a location status of where the AirPods were last connected over Bluetooth to your device. Read More
    'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer reveals Captain America will have a cameo

    'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer reveals Captain America will have a cameo


    Captain America makes a big appearance in the newest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.We know the two superheroes appeared together in Captain America: Civil War, and that they got along well. And it appears they became such fast friends that Captain...


    Captain America makes a big appearance in the newest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.

    We know the two superheroes appeared together in Captain America: Civil War, and that they got along well. And it appears they became such fast friends that Captain America decided to stop by for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Although, the way he appears is a bit unexpected.

    Does the suit make the man? Watch the all-new #SpiderManHomecoming trailer now and make sure to see it in theaters July 7. ????? https://t.co/EYXsw5M1hz

    While little is known about what role he will play in the film, Captain America will be making an appearance. Read More
    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Strike Team Equipment: Here's why you probably shouldn't bother

    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Strike Team Equipment: Here's why you probably shouldn't bother


    Confused about the whole strike team thing in Mass Effect: Andromeda? The menus themselves are kind of a mess, but it's not that bad once you actually get your mind wrapped around it. If you get in the rhythm of deploying your strike teams regularly,...


    Confused about the whole strike team thing in Mass Effect: Andromeda? The menus themselves are kind of a mess, but it's not that bad once you actually get your mind wrapped around it. If you get in the rhythm of deploying your strike teams regularly, you'll be able to rack up mission funds without doing much work.

    Though, in your time with your strike teams, maybe you've come across that screen that lets you equip each squad with special traits. Let's talk about the various types of equipment you can give to your strike teams — and why you might be better off skipping that altogether.

    Mass Effect: Andromeda strike team equipmentWithin the strike team menu — which you can access aboard the Tempest or near Kandros on the Nexus — you'll be able to look at the teams you've recruited. When you select a team, you can choose to equip them with certain traits using your mission funds. Read More
    Detox slams VH1 for making Wendy Williams 'Drag Race' preshow host, Michelle Visage agrees

    Detox slams VH1 for making Wendy Williams 'Drag Race' preshow host, Michelle Visage agrees


    This queen thinks Wendy Williams is dragging down RuPaul's Drag Race. In an Instagram post on Monday evening, RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Detox posted a Facebook status from New York City drag performer Stephanie Stone bringing up a 2009 incident...


    This queen thinks Wendy Williams is dragging down RuPaul's Drag Race. 

    In an Instagram post on Monday evening, RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Detox posted a Facebook status from New York City drag performer Stephanie Stone bringing up a 2009 incident in which the Wendy Williams Show allegedly confronted drag performer Erickatoure Aviance for attending the show in a black dress and wig. 

    According to the Advocate, producers told Aviance she was not allowed to be on camera and would not be allowed to stand or ask Wendy a question.

    "All I remember is when Wendy William has Erickatoure Aviance removed from her studio for being in drag," Stone wrote on Facebook. "Now she's doing the preshow for Drag Race. When are folks going to realize not everyone's your 'friend of the community.'"

    Detox's Instagram messageSource: Theonlydetox/Instagram"THIS IS IMPORTANT!" Detox wrote in a caption accompanying the status. Read More
    Joseph Scott Giaquinto arrested on bias-motivated charges for attacking Colorado mosque

    Joseph Scott Giaquinto arrested on bias-motivated charges for attacking Colorado mosque


    On Monday evening, police announced the arrest of 35-year-old man in relation to the vandalism attack at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado.Joseph Scott Giaquinto was allegedly caught on surveillance video footage flipping...


    On Monday evening, police announced the arrest of 35-year-old man in relation to the vandalism attack at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Joseph Scott Giaquinto was allegedly caught on surveillance video footage flipping benches, breaking windows with bricks and throwing a Bible into the mosque early Sunday morning.

    According to the Council of American Islamic Relations, the vandalism attack at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins is one of 35 anti-mosque incidents since Jan. 1. The incident reportedly took place after anti-Muslim flyers were passed around Colorado State University's campus, which is located adjacent to the mosque.

    @ 5/6-Ft. Collins Muslims say recent vandalism to mosque comes weeks after anti-Islam flyer passed around CSU. Read More
    Why the Donald Trump and Russia stories are not going away

    Why the Donald Trump and Russia stories are not going away


    Several narratives continue to swirl around President Donald Trump and Russia, bringing heightened scrutiny to the president's allies — there's always some new thread to explore. Monday's Russia news was a perfect example that the story may...


    Several narratives continue to swirl around President Donald Trump and Russia, bringing heightened scrutiny to the president's allies — there's always some new thread to explore. Monday's Russia news was a perfect example that the story may occasionally fall to a simmer, but it will never truly go away.

    Democrats called on Monday for the House Intelligence Committee chairman to recuse himself from his committee's investigation into Russia. The New York Times reported Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) met with a source on White House grounds to review intelligence documents. That meeting took place before Nunes' press conference where he said there may have been government surveillance of the president. Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Nunes' colleague on the committee, now say the chairman could not conduct a credible investigation into the president while taking meetings at the White House. Read More
    'The Flash' Season 3 Theories: Who is Savitar?

    'The Flash' Season 3 Theories: Who is Savitar?


    We are currently 17 episodes into The Flash's third season and we still do not have the answer to a very important question: Who is Savitar? Much like the first two seasons of The Flash, which featured Reverse-Flash and Zoom as antagonists, this year has...


    We are currently 17 episodes into The Flash's third season and we still do not have the answer to a very important question: Who is Savitar? Much like the first two seasons of The Flash, which featured Reverse-Flash and Zoom as antagonists, this year has placed Barry Allen against yet another villainous speedster. And while the lack of variety in The Flash's villains may irk some fans, the series has kept things pretty interesting by maintaining the mystery surrounding Savitar's identity. 

    While we are still not aware of much, there are a few things we do know about Savitar. Despite initially claiming to be a speed god, we learn in episode 16 that Savitar is just another man in a mask. This becomes apparent when Jessie Quick is able to injure him through a weak spot in his armor. We also know that Savitar is from the future, and is eventually trapped in the speed force by Barry Allen. Read More
    An Australian cafe's

    An Australian cafe's "Uncle Tom" hamburger is making people mad as hell


    Burgers are the center of a piping hot debate over entree names at a cafe in Brisbane, Australia. Master Toms, a cafe that describes itself as a "California inspired funky breakfast and a burger bar with a twist," had a menu board advertising an "Uncle...


    Burgers are the center of a piping hot debate over entree names at a cafe in Brisbane, Australia. 

    Master Toms, a cafe that describes itself as a "California inspired funky breakfast and a burger bar with a twist," had a menu board advertising an "Uncle Tom" burger, News 9 reported. 

    The burger contains "fresh ground lean beef mince with bacon, fried egg, cheese, beetroot, tomato, lettuce and house sauce, served in a lightly toasted bun," the restaurant's menu board noted. 

    A quick lesson in United States history: "Uncle Tom" was a character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, which exposed conditions of slavery in the U.S. Uncle Tom was a slave who rejected the advice of other slaves and faithfully served his master, explained Jarvis J. Williams, associate professor at Souther Baptist Theological Seminary, in an article for the seminary. Read More
    Donald Trump is on pace to have zero legislative wins in his first 100 days in office

    Donald Trump is on pace to have zero legislative wins in his first 100 days in office


    President Donald Trump promised Americans that if he were elected president, there would be so much winning "you may get bored with the winning."Yet exactly two-thirds into his first 100 days as president, Trump has had zero legislative wins from the...


    President Donald Trump promised Americans that if he were elected president, there would be so much winning "you may get bored with the winning."

    Yet exactly two-thirds into his first 100 days as president, Trump has had zero legislative wins from the Republican-controlled Congress — with little hope of achieving a legislative victory in the remaining 37 days.

    Incredible on a historical scale for a president to be handed major defeats by both the judiciary and Congress in his first 100 days.

    Here's a quick overview of where No. 45 stands on wins:

    Health careOne of Trump's biggest legislative promises — to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — crashed and burned in spectacular fashion in the House last week, after House Republicans could not agree on a replacement plan despite seven years of promises that they had a fix. 

    Tax reformTrump now says he wants to move on to tax reform. Read More
    'Pokémon Go' Update 1.29.1/0.59.1: Bug reports and temporary fixes for the new patch

    'Pokémon Go' Update 1.29.1/0.59.1: Bug reports and temporary fixes for the new patch


    Although Pokémon Go's latest patch (1.29.1 for iOS and 0.59.1 for Android) brought some really exciting content for the game, it's not without its bugs. If you're trying to enjoy the waning days of the Water Festival, catch a shiny Magikarp or just...


    Although Pokémon Go's latest patch (1.29.1 for iOS and 0.59.1 for Android) brought some really exciting content for the game, it's not without its bugs. If you're trying to enjoy the waning days of the Water Festival, catch a shiny Magikarp or just get some free special items from a seven-day PokéStop streak, some of these bugs can be extremely frustrating.

    Thankfully, if you're worried about bugs, we've got the most common ones that users are experiencing in the latest Pokémon Go update — plus how to fix them — below.

    Pokémon Go update notes: 1.29.1/0.59.1 bugs and how to fix themAccording to Pokémon Go Hub, one of the most common bugs players have encountered since the new patch hit is the sightings tab and radar suddenly going blank. This is really annoying because it means you're not able to find out what Pokémon are nearby to try and track them down. Read More
    How to snowboard in 'Breath of the Wild': The best 'Zelda' surf shielding videos online

    How to snowboard in 'Breath of the Wild': The best 'Zelda' surf shielding videos online


    People of a certain age will remember the golden era of extreme sports games. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and SSX were wonderful in the early and mid 2000s. Sadly, they don't really get made anymore. No, that one doesn't count. Thankfully, you can scratch...


    People of a certain age will remember the golden era of extreme sports games. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and SSX were wonderful in the early and mid 2000s. Sadly, they don't really get made anymore. No, that one doesn't count. Thankfully, you can scratch your virtual snowboarding itch in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild instead.

    Breath of the Wild seemingly lets you do anything. That includes hitting the slopes for a little snowboarding — it's more like shield surfing to be honest, but it gets the job done. Once you've figured out the basics, check out these videos to see some of the craziest extreme sports moments players have pulled off in the latest Zelda game.

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild snowboarding: Best shield surfing videosTo shield surf, all you have to do is hold the left trigger, jump and press A in mid-air. It takes some getting used to, but thankfully you're never required to do it. Read More
    Alicia Keys issued an epic response after Adam Levine called her out for wearing makeup

    Alicia Keys issued an epic response after Adam Levine called her out for wearing makeup


    Don't mess with Alicia Keys. That's a lesson Adam Levine apparently learned first hand. In an interview with Howard Stern, after being pushed by Stern to talk about Keys' newfound love of not wearing makeup, Levine told a story in which he actually...


    Don't mess with Alicia Keys. That's a lesson Adam Levine apparently learned first hand. 

    In an interview with Howard Stern, after being pushed by Stern to talk about Keys' newfound love of not wearing makeup, Levine told a story in which he actually tried to call Keys out for wearing makeup on the set of the The Voice.

    Keys has been extremely outspoken about her decision to stop wearing so much makeup. Read More
    'Pitch Perfect 3': Release date, latest news, celebrity cameos and more

    'Pitch Perfect 3': Release date, latest news, celebrity cameos and more


    Grab your pitch pipes and get ready to do some vocal warm-ups, because Pitch Perfect 3 is on its way.Pitch Perfect 3 is set to hit theaters on Dec. 22 and we're not sure we can wait that long to see the Bellas again. While no trailer has been released...


    Grab your pitch pipes and get ready to do some vocal warm-ups, because Pitch Perfect 3 is on its way.

    Pitch Perfect 3 is set to hit theaters on Dec. 22 and we're not sure we can wait that long to see the Bellas again. While no trailer has been released from the film and there aren't any official set photos, the cast and their social media accounts have kept us in the loop. 

    It looks like the cast has been having a blast while filming. From group pictures to silly Instagram videos to teasing us with amazing outfits, the girls are having an aca-amazing time:



     

    It also appears a roller skating scene was filmed, which we're hoping is an ode to Jessica Simpson's "A Public Affair" music video:



    We're also expecting a lot of cameos for the third installment in the hugely successful musical franchise. 

    It has been confirmed that DJ Khaled will be making a cameo in the film. Read More
    Obamacare wasn't repealed, but here's what to know about the ongoing fight against the ACA

    Obamacare wasn't repealed, but here's what to know about the ongoing fight against the ACA


    The proposed Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act — which the GOP has bitterly opposed since former President Barack Obama signed it into law in 2010 — was killed on Friday after President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan...


    The proposed Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act — which the GOP has bitterly opposed since former President Barack Obama signed it into law in 2010 — was killed on Friday after President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan failed to drum up enough party support for the bill.

    Ryan, one of the architects behind the failed American Health Care Act, and Trump, who sold himself to voters as a great dealmaker, suffered an embarrassing legislative defeat when they failed to build a bridge between conservative and moderate Republicans. Read More
    Report: Only Sweden, Germany and France are pursuing their Paris climate goals

    Report: Only Sweden, Germany and France are pursuing their Paris climate goals


    Of the dozens of European countries that signed the Paris climate agreement in 2016, only Sweden, Germany and France are actively pursuing policies aimed at fulfilling their pledges, according to a new study by Carbon Market Watch.As U.S...


    Of the dozens of European countries that signed the Paris climate agreement in 2016, only Sweden, Germany and France are actively pursuing policies aimed at fulfilling their pledges, according to a new study by Carbon Market Watch.

    As U.S President Donald Trump reportedly gears up to begin dismantling America's Clean Power Plan through an executive order on Tuesday, news of Europe's lackluster participation in achieving the pledges outlined during the landmark climate conference is one more bit of disheartening news for environmental advocates.

    According to the study, which scored countries based on the policies they've enacted in order to achieve Europe's pledge of a 40% cut in carbon emissions by the year 2030, the other countries on the list — including the U.K. Read More
    Breastfeeding doesn't make kids smarter, study finds

    Breastfeeding doesn't make kids smarter, study finds


    A new study adds a surprising development to the ongoing debate about the benefits of breastfeeding. While breastfeeding has many proven health benefits, it doesn't actually boost cognitive abilities, according to new research.The study, published in...


    A new study adds a surprising development to the ongoing debate about the benefits of breastfeeding. While breastfeeding has many proven health benefits, it doesn't actually boost cognitive abilities, according to new research.

    The study, published in the journal Pediatrics in March, looked at around 8,000 randomly selected families with infants in Ireland to gauge the longterm effects of breastfeeding on children's development. 

    The researchers found that, when the children were put through standardized tests at ages three and five, there was no significant difference between the cognitive abilities of the kids who had been breastfed and the kids who hadn't. Read More
    Nintendo Switch 2.1.0 Update Notes: How to download and changes in the system patch

    Nintendo Switch 2.1.0 Update Notes: How to download and changes in the system patch


    The Nintendo Switch 2.1.0 update is now available to download and install. Like Nintendo's previous consoles, the Wii U and 3DS, the Nintendo Switch can update its firmware right on the device over Wi-Fi. Here's what you can expect and how to download...


    The Nintendo Switch 2.1.0 update is now available to download and install. Like Nintendo's previous consoles, the Wii U and 3DS, the Nintendo Switch can update its firmware right on the device over Wi-Fi. Here's what you can expect and how to download the software if your Switch hasn't done so automatically.

    Nintendo Switch version 2.1.0 update: What you're getting in the latest system update The list of changes in this newest Switch update isn't a lengthy one. You may be hopeful for a virtual console coming to the Nintendo Switch or cloud saves to back up your game progress on the internet. The 2.1.0 update brings neither of those things. What does it bring? 

    According to Nintendo, update 2.1.0 adds "general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience." That's about it. So don't expect any big changes to your gaming experience.

    The previous Switch update, 2.0.0, launched the same day as the console. Read More
    'Designated Survivor' Episode 14 Spoilers: What will happen in

    'Designated Survivor' Episode 14 Spoilers: What will happen in "Commander-in-Chief"?


    Normally it would be difficult for a political drama to top an episode that ended with the vice president murdered by his own wife, who then shot herself to protect a secret. But ABC's Designated Survivor did just that in episode 13, as the freshman...


    Normally it would be difficult for a political drama to top an episode that ended with the vice president murdered by his own wife, who then shot herself to protect a secret. But ABC's Designated Survivor did just that in episode 13, as the freshman drama continues to keep viewers on the edge of their seat. 

    Episode 13 brief recapIn episode 13, titled "Backfire," President Kirkman addresses the nation following the unexpected assassination of Vice President MacLeish. Read More
    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Best Assault Rifles: The top choices for your style of play

    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Best Assault Rifles: The top choices for your style of play


    Mass Effect: Andromeda offers an overwhelming amount of choices when it comes to your weaponry, but you don't have time to experiment with everything, right? You just want to know what the best weapons are and call it a day.Unfortunately, it's not that...


    Mass Effect: Andromeda offers an overwhelming amount of choices when it comes to your weaponry, but you don't have time to experiment with everything, right? You just want to know what the best weapons are and call it a day.

    Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Within each category of weapons — pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles and assault rifles — there's a huge amount of diversity. Just because two guns are both categorized as assault rifles doesn't mean they're directly comparable. Each one has tradeoffs that make it good in some situations and not in others.

    So, we can't definitively say what the best weapons are, but we'll break down some of our favorites. To make things simple, let's just focus on the best assault rifles this time around. Read More
    The 'Bates Motel' shower scene was different from 'Psycho' for an important reason

    The 'Bates Motel' shower scene was different from 'Psycho' for an important reason


    Bates Motel is a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, so the TV show and the movie were bound to collide at some point. They did just that during episode six when the famous shower scene played out on screen. However, it didn't exactly mirror the...


    Bates Motel is a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, so the TV show and the movie were bound to collide at some point. They did just that during episode six when the famous shower scene played out on screen. However, it didn't exactly mirror the original scene from 1960.

    (Editor's note: Spoilers for Bates Motel season five, episode six ahead.)

    Marion Crane checked into the Bates Motel in episode six.Source: Cate Cameron/A&EIn Psycho, a motel guest named Marion Crane is killed in her room while she's showering. A shadowy figure pulls back the curtain and repeatedly stabs her until she collapses. The back of the assailant — who appears to be a woman — runs off before viewers can see their face. 

    When Bates Motel introduced Rihanna as Marion Crane, fans expected Rihanna's character to meet the same fate. The series switched it up though, and the results couldn't have been better. Read More

    "Don't disrespect Marilyn like this": Fans tweet after Kendall Jenner channels Monroe


    Marilyn Monroe was known for her icy blonde curls, her wide hips and hourglass figure. She was known for her airy voice and biting wit. She was beloved and admired the world over for her sensitivity and strength.But when Love magazine, a U.K. fashion...


    Marilyn Monroe was known for her icy blonde curls, her wide hips and hourglass figure. She was known for her airy voice and biting wit. She was beloved and admired the world over for her sensitivity and strength.

    But when Love magazine, a U.K. fashion glossy, decided to enlist a model to channel her for a flirty new video, even lip-syncing some of her most iconic lines, they opted for a model who is neither blonde nor armed with an hourglass figure, a model who's not known for her airy voice or biting wit. 

    They went for Kendall Jenner...

    Kendall Jenner for 'Love' MagazineSource: Love Magazine/YouTubeKendall Jenner for 'Love' magazineSource: Love Magazine/YouTube... Read More
    Sexist 'Daily Mail' cover wonders which female UK leader

    Sexist 'Daily Mail' cover wonders which female UK leader "won Legs-it"


    As the British people stare down the uncertain future an impending Brexit will bring, the Daily Mail would like to talk about legs, please.The British tabloid's Tuesday cover featured a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister...


    As the British people stare down the uncertain future an impending Brexit will bring, the Daily Mail would like to talk about legs, please.

    The British tabloid's Tuesday cover featured a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in skirt suits alongside the words: "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!" 

    Because no matter the global implications of female world leaders' decisions, there's always time to objectify their bodies.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicole Sturgeon are featured on the sexist 'Daily Mail' coverSource: Dolly Alderton /TwitterThe accompanying article was no better.

    "There is no doubt that both women consider their pins to be the finest weapon in their physical arsenal," Mail columnist Sarah Vine wrote. Read More
    These might be Adele's last tour dates — ever

    These might be Adele's last tour dates — ever


    Adele may never tour again and we're not emotionally prepared to handle this devastating news. As the singer continues her world tour, she made a stop in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday. In between songs, Adele took the opportunity to chat with the...


    Adele may never tour again and we're not emotionally prepared to handle this devastating news. 

    As the singer continues her world tour, she made a stop in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday. In between songs, Adele took the opportunity to chat with the audience and revealed some surprising information. This may be her last tour ever. Cue the tears. 



    Us pretending to be okay with this news. Source: Giphy"Touring isn't something I'm good at — applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don't know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I've toured is you," the singer said to the audience. 

    After this shocking reveal, she told the audience that her greatest accomplishment in her career is touring. Touring makes her uncomfortable, she said, but she keeps going for her fans.

    This big announcement comes just months before the final four shows of her tour in London. Read More
    CNN analyst used Daniel Pearl's 2002 death to slam Obama. He was a state senator then.

    CNN analyst used Daniel Pearl's 2002 death to slam Obama. He was a state senator then.


    It's always a good idea to check your facts before you try to badmouth someone. On Monday evening, CNN analyst Kayleigh McEnany slammed former president Barack Obama for golfing after the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. "You...


    It's always a good idea to check your facts before you try to badmouth someone. 

    On Monday evening, CNN analyst Kayleigh McEnany slammed former president Barack Obama for golfing after the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. 

    "You had President Obama, who after I believe it was the beheading of Daniel Pearl, spoke to how upset he was about that, then rushed off to a golf game," she said. "I think when we're in a state of war, when we're in a state of mourning, you should take time off from golfing."

    WATCH: Kayleigh McEnany: Obama rushed off to golf after Daniel Pearl was beheaded. Pearl was killed in 2002. Obama was a state senator. https://t.co/5QkFRgjoR4

    One problem: Pearl was killed in February 2002, while Obama was still a state senator in Illinois. 

    McEnany's criticism of Obama comes only days after Trump spent his 12th time on the green after nine weeks in the White House. Read More
    Hedge funds with

    Hedge funds with "powerful" names are more popular — but they perform worse. Here's why.


    Is your Kentucky Derby strategy to bet on the horse with the coolest-sounding name? Turns out you have something in common with wealthy investors.Many seem to choose hedge funds using a similarly unsophisticated method, at least according to...


    Is your Kentucky Derby strategy to bet on the horse with the coolest-sounding name? Turns out you have something in common with wealthy investors.

    Many seem to choose hedge funds using a similarly unsophisticated method, at least according to a new study from professors at the University of Oulu and University at Buffalo.

    Specifically, hedge fund investors are swayed by names with "gravitas," which the authors defined as a series of words denoting "geopolitics and economics, or suggesting power." But here's the rub: The researchers, who started with a sample of more than 17,000 hedge funds, also found that funds with these alpha-sounding names actually performed worse across several measures. Read More
    Canadian

    Canadian "Big Maple Leaf" 220-pound gold coin worth $4.5M stolen, still missing in Berlin


    If you thought Ocean's Eleven was impressive, this real-life heist will knock your socks off: Known affectionately as the "Big Maple Leaf," an enormous 220-pound Canadian gold coin worth around $4.5 million was on display in Berlin's Bode-Museum —...


    If you thought Ocean's Eleven was impressive, this real-life heist will knock your socks off: Known affectionately as the "Big Maple Leaf," an enormous 220-pound Canadian gold coin worth around $4.5 million was on display in Berlin's Bode-Museum — until the early hours of Monday, that is, when it mysteriously disappeared.

    The coin — the biggest on earth, according to Guinness World Records — "was stolen last night," Markus Farr, a near-dumbstruck museum spokesman, told Reuters on Monday morning. "It's gone." As of Tuesday, more than 24 hours had passed, but authorities had yet to name any suspects.

    This seems like the plot of a novel written by a clever four year old. https://t.co/71nyPuKzqv

    Whatever mastermind(s) led the robbery left scant evidence: just some smashed bulletproof glass, which had encased the missing coin, and a lone ladder. Read More
    Trump Climate Change: 3 ways a CPP rollback would destroy Obama's environmental legacy

    Trump Climate Change: 3 ways a CPP rollback would destroy Obama's environmental legacy


    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will eliminate former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, a strategy meant to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S., USA Today reports. Trump, who said that climate...


    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will eliminate former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, a strategy meant to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S., USA Today reports. 

    Trump, who said that climate change is a Chinese hoax, will sign the executive order to fulfill several campaign promise he made to coal workers in all-important electoral states like Pennsylvania and Ohio.   

    Once Trump signs the order, here's what to expect. 

    1. Revoke the Clean Power PlanAccording to the Associated Press, Trump's executive order will put Obama's Clean Power plan under immediate review. 

    The Clean Power Plan set out to reduce carbon emissions, especially from America's coal power plants. Read More
    Wife of Khalid Masood, London attack suspect, condemns his actions

    Wife of Khalid Masood, London attack suspect, condemns his actions


    Rohey Hydara, the wife of Khalid Masood, who earlier this month drove a car into the U.K. Parliament building and killed four people, has spoken out against her former husband's actions, CNN reports.  Hydara released the statement to the U.K.'s press...


    Rohey Hydara, the wife of Khalid Masood, who earlier this month drove a car into the U.K. Parliament building and killed four people, has spoken out against her former husband's actions, CNN reports.  

    Hydara released the statement to the U.K.'s press association through the Metropolitan Police. In it, Hydara says she is "saddened" and "shocked" by Masood's actions. 

    "I totally condemn his actions," Hydara said. 

    She continued, "I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured. I would like to request privacy for our family, especially the children, at this difficult time."

    Candlelight vigil for victims of the attack Source: Carl Court/Getty ImagesMasood injured three police officers and about 50 civilians during the attack when he drove the car over Westminster Bridge toward Parliament. Read More
    White man who fatally stabbed a black man in New York City faces terrorism charges

    White man who fatally stabbed a black man in New York City faces terrorism charges


    A Baltimore man who admitted to fatally stabbing a black man in New York City simply because he was black will face terrorism charges, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Read...


    A Baltimore man who admitted to fatally stabbing a black man in New York City simply because he was black will face terrorism charges, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Read More
    'Zelda: Breath of the Wild ' DLC Release Date 2017: Nintendo Direct rumored for April 1

    'Zelda: Breath of the Wild ' DLC Release Date 2017: Nintendo Direct rumored for April 1


    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild downloadable content release date is still a mystery, aside from a vague-ish promise of summer 2017 and holiday 2017 launches for parts one and two, respectively. However, it looks like that could change in just...


    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild downloadable content release date is still a mystery, aside from a vague-ish promise of summer 2017 and holiday 2017 launches for parts one and two, respectively. However, it looks like that could change in just a few short days.

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC release date: Is Nintendo planning an announcement for April 1?According to an anonymous leaker on 4chan, we can expect a surprise Nintendo Direct announcement on April 1. There are many things that have us hesitating to believe this rumor, if only because the date of the announcement would be April Fools'. Read More
    Paul Ryan says GOP will still work on health care fix, but gives no details on the plan

    Paul Ryan says GOP will still work on health care fix, but gives no details on the plan


    House Speaker Paul Ryan told a group of Republican donors that the GOP is not abandoning the health care issue after the American Health Care Act's humiliating defeat on Friday, the Washington Post reported.President Donald Trump and a number of his...


    House Speaker Paul Ryan told a group of Republican donors that the GOP is not abandoning the health care issue after the American Health Care Act's humiliating defeat on Friday, the Washington Post reported.

    President Donald Trump and a number of his top administration officials said the AHCA was the Republican Party's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act — former President Barack Obama's signature health care law — and had no Plan B if the bill failed.

    Paul Ryan tells donors he'll keep pursuing health care on a dual track, per audio obtained by WaPo https://t.co/2ioWMvJWpA

    "We're going to move on. Read More
    Oregon Republicans paint undocumented immigrants as rapists and murderers, offer no proof

    Oregon Republicans paint undocumented immigrants as rapists and murderers, offer no proof


    Oregon's Republican Party is reportedly taking a Jeff Sessions-style approach to the question of sanctuary cities, having recently issued a statement attributing violent crime in Portland, Oregon, to undocumented immigrants. According to Oregon Live,...


    Oregon's Republican Party is reportedly taking a Jeff Sessions-style approach to the question of sanctuary cities, having recently issued a statement attributing violent crime in Portland, Oregon, to undocumented immigrants. According to Oregon Live, they offered no proof in support of the claim.

    On March 22, Portland voted to declare itself a sanctuary city and affirm its policy that law enforcement officers will not enforce federal immigration law. Read More
    Scarlett Johansson just spoke out on the horror of revenge porn — and it's a must-read

    Scarlett Johansson just spoke out on the horror of revenge porn — and it's a must-read


    On Jan. 1, 2011, a hacker named Christopher Chaney accessed Scarlett Johansson's personal email account and asked a friend to send private photographs of the actress, which he then published online. The next month, the FBI showed up at his door. Chaney...


    On Jan. 1, 2011, a hacker named Christopher Chaney accessed Scarlett Johansson's personal email account and asked a friend to send private photographs of the actress, which he then published online. The next month, the FBI showed up at his door. Chaney was eventually sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the damage was done.

    "Who doesn't want to protect their own privacy?" Johansson told CNN's David McKenzie in a September 2011 interview. "Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy. If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong." 

    Then came Celebgate, in 2014, another massive attack on female celebrities. And in March of this year, hackers targeted actors Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson in another release of private photos. Read More
    The biggest threat to Trump's promise of job creation might just be Senate Republicans

    The biggest threat to Trump's promise of job creation might just be Senate Republicans


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fresh off a defeat over health care, President Donald Trump has pivoted to tax reform. And once again, the president finds himself weighing the difficult choice between passing a successful bill or keeping a campaign promise to...


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fresh off a defeat over health care, President Donald Trump has pivoted to tax reform. And once again, the president finds himself weighing the difficult choice between passing a successful bill or keeping a campaign promise to his supporters — one that could kill tax reform in the Senate.

    The latest obstacle? Taxing imports manufactured outside the United States. The president and House Speaker Paul Ryan are exploring a plan to tax goods imported into the U.S. But on Monday, key Senate Republicans said they would not support Ryan's "border adjustment tax." A top Republican said in an interview that he would not support a tax reform package that included such a tax.

    Ryan's plan would impose a 20% tax on goods imported into the U.S. and raise a projected $1 trillion over 10 years. Ryan and the White House believe this will incentivize companies to create manufacturing jobs in the United States. Read More
    'StarCraft Remastered': See how the remaster compares to the original in 6 screenshots

    'StarCraft Remastered': See how the remaster compares to the original in 6 screenshots


    The original StarCraft is making a comeback, but this time around, it's going to look, sound and perform a heck of a lot better.Blizzard just announced StarCraft: Remastered, a collection of the original StarCraft and its expansion, Brood War, for PC...


    The original StarCraft is making a comeback, but this time around, it's going to look, sound and perform a heck of a lot better.

    Blizzard just announced StarCraft: Remastered, a collection of the original StarCraft and its expansion, Brood War, for PC and Mac. Blizzard hasn't announced a price or a release date yet, but there is a pretty sweet new trailer that shows off what it'll look like.

    In celebration of the remaster, the original StarCraft — pixels and all — will be free to download from Blizzard's site sometime later in the week.

    StarCraft Remastered announcement trailerHere's the full announcement trailer that illustrates what StarCraft Remastered looks like with the jump to 4K resolution and support for widescreen displays. Read More
    Trump Approval Rating Today: At 36%, the president's approval rating hits an all-time worst

    Trump Approval Rating Today: At 36%, the president's approval rating hits an all-time worst


    President Donald Trump may be in the infancy of his presidency, but his current approval rating already looks like that of a battle-worn commander-in-chief.The latest Gallup poll has Trump's overall approval rating at 36%, lower than those...


    President Donald Trump may be in the infancy of his presidency, but his current approval rating already looks like that of a battle-worn commander-in-chief.

    The latest Gallup poll has Trump's overall approval rating at 36%, lower than those of both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama at their absolute lowest points. Trump saw his approval drop after the disastrous end of the American Health Care Act, an attempt to unravel the Affordable Care Act. 

    The Freedom Caucus, a right-wing coalition within the GOP, torpedoed the bill's chances and cast further doubt on Trump's ability to deliver on his biggest campaign promises.

    U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan answers questions at a press conference at the U.S. Read More
    'Bates Motel' season 5, episode 6 goes full 'Psycho' with twist on Rihanna's Marion Crane

    'Bates Motel' season 5, episode 6 goes full 'Psycho' with twist on Rihanna's Marion Crane


    Those who have watched Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho know very well what happens to Marion Crane. But does Rihanna's version of the character meet the same fate in Bates Motel? Episode 6 of season 5 explores just that. Check out the...


    Those who have watched Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho know very well what happens to Marion Crane. But does Rihanna's version of the character meet the same fate in Bates Motel? Episode 6 of season 5 explores just that. 

    Check out the similarities — and the one big difference — between Bates Motel and Psycho in episode 6, "Marion."

    Marie SamuelsWhen Sam Loomis first checked into the Bates Motel, he used a fake name — David Davidson. Marion Crane does the same thing when she checks in. She signs the name "Marie Samuels" in Norman's log book. The name Marie Samuels is also what Marion signs in Psycho.

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Arial; color: #232323} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} A late-night snack in the officeNorman offers to make Marion a ham sandwich after checking her into her room. While making the sandwich up at the house, Norman fights with Norma and accuses her of not being real. Read More
    The

    The "Please Do Not Swear on My Profile Thanks" meme going viral on Facebook, explained


    Please do not swear on my profile. Thanks.Swearing online may be one of the simplest joys in life. The president tweeted something you don't like? Monday going badly for you? The person you hate-follow on Instagram is taking another Caribbean vacation?...


    Please do not swear on my profile. Thanks.

    Swearing online may be one of the simplest joys in life. The president tweeted something you don't like? Monday going badly for you? The person you hate-follow on Instagram is taking another Caribbean vacation? You know exactly what to call him, what to yell and what to comment.

    But take a moment, now, to imagine a world where none of that is possible.

    "Please do not swear on my profile thanks"Source: Know Your Meme Above we see a photo filter that's currently conquering Facebook. You'll notice that it politely requests an immediate cessation of all swearing on the user's profile. This is, by its nature, an impossible ask; no group of individuals on the internet can be relied upon to self-police their most vulgar instincts, as YouTube comments have repeatedly shown. Read More
    Steve Mnuchin may be the latest Trump official to violate ethics agreement

    Steve Mnuchin may be the latest Trump official to violate ethics agreement


    Once again, a member of President Donald Trump's administration is in hot water over potentially unethical conduct.Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the director of the Office of Government Ethics alleging that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin may...


    Once again, a member of President Donald Trump's administration is in hot water over potentially unethical conduct.

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the director of the Office of Government Ethics alleging that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin may have violated an ethics agreement that prohibits him from promoting his own business interests.

    Wyden said the alleged violation came during an interview with Mike Allen, a co-founder of the start-up news website Axios, when Mnuchin plugged The Lego Batman Movie. The movie is being produced by Mnuchin's company, Ratpac-Dune Entertainment.

    "I'm not allowed to promote anything that I'm involved in," Mnuchin said during a live interview with Allen on Friday, according to the letter. "So I just want to have the legal disclosure, you've asked me the question and I am not promoting any product. Read More
    The 5 best indie puzzle games you haven't heard of — but need to play

    The 5 best indie puzzle games you haven't heard of — but need to play


    If you're into puzzle games, you should make it a point to check out the creative and compelling Gorogoa, which we previewed last week. There's a whole world out there, however, of similarly excellent games that deserve to be lauded for their...


    If you're into puzzle games, you should make it a point to check out the creative and compelling Gorogoa, which we previewed last week. There's a whole world out there, however, of similarly excellent games that deserve to be lauded for their world-building, puzzles and atmospheric design. 

    If you liked what you saw with Gorogoa, check these games out and see if they resonate with you. Chances are at least a few of them will.

    1. The Samorost seriesSource: Amanita Design/YouTubeSamorost centers around the adventures of a small human traveling through bizarre environments. While there is no spoken dialogue, the puzzles make up a discernible narrative. The puzzles are certainly fun, but the real draw to Samorost is the odd, surrealistic settings. Read More
    Elizabeth Warren 2020: Could the Mass. senator defeat Trump in the presidential election?

    Elizabeth Warren 2020: Could the Mass. senator defeat Trump in the presidential election?


    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been a favorite target of President Donald Trump for over nine months. At a June 10, 2016, campaign rally Trump, using the pejorative nickname he often employs for her, said, "Pocahontas is not happy, she's not...


    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been a favorite target of President Donald Trump for over nine months. 

    At a June 10, 2016, campaign rally Trump, using the pejorative nickname he often employs for her, said, "Pocahontas is not happy, she's not happy.... Elizabeth Warren, I call her 'goofy,' Elizabeth Warren, she's one of the worst senators in the entire United States Senate.” 

    Warren is a prominent public voice of opposition to the Trump administration, but is she well-placed to run, or to win, the 2020 election?

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addresses business leaders during a New England Council luncheon in Boston.Source: Steven Senne/APWarren's chances depend on why Trump won in the first placeTrump and Warren both represent themselves as defenders of the working class. Read More
    Why is Abby Lee Miller quitting 'Dance Moms'? Read the ALDC founder's accusations.

    Why is Abby Lee Miller quitting 'Dance Moms'? Read the ALDC founder's accusations.


    Dance Moms might be taking its final bow on Lifetime. Star Abby Lee Miller, the founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company, revealed on Instagram early Monday that she's quitting the reality series.In a shocking post, Miller explained that she will "no...


    Dance Moms might be taking its final bow on Lifetime. Star Abby Lee Miller, the founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company, revealed on Instagram early Monday that she's quitting the reality series.

    In a shocking post, Miller explained that she will "no longer take part in Dance Moms." She revealed that the reason stems from being "manipulated" and "disrespected" by men.

    "For the past six years/seven seasons I have asked, begged, and even demanded creative credit for all the ideas, award winning routines, themes and costuming — to no avail! Today, I was so proud that I went against the producer's idea (once again) to enter a command performance of one of my favorite numbers ... Read More
    Best countries 2017: Here are the top 20 places to live, according to the United Nations

    Best countries 2017: Here are the top 20 places to live, according to the United Nations


    What makes a country a good place to live? Is it the wealthiest place? The happiest?According to the United Nations Development Programme, the best places to live are where people can grow and thrive, with the abilities and resources to move toward...


    What makes a country a good place to live? Is it the wealthiest place? The happiest?

    According to the United Nations Development Programme, the best places to live are where people can grow and thrive, with the abilities and resources to move toward goals and the freedom to pursue them. And being able to live a long and healthy life is pretty important, too. 

    The United Nations has compiled its annual list of the very best places in the world for the development of people — all 7 billion on the planet. The rankings on the Human Development Index are determined by three major factors: a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living. 

    To determine the rankings, the U.N. looked at metrics like life expectancy, and expected and average of years of education for citizens. Also factored in is financial health, via the gross national income per capita.

    The city of Cologne, Germany. Read More
    Ben Carson says affordable housing is a Trump priority — evidence suggests otherwise

    Ben Carson says affordable housing is a Trump priority — evidence suggests otherwise


    Donald Trump's forthcoming infrastructure bill will include money for affordable housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said at a Florida event on March 24.But does that line up with what the Trump administration has signaled it...


    Donald Trump's forthcoming infrastructure bill will include money for affordable housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said at a Florida event on March 24.

    But does that line up with what the Trump administration has signaled it plans to support in its proposed budget outline?

    A patron waits for food to be served at the Broad Street Ministry, which serves thousands of free meals five days per week.Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images'There will be money... for infrastructure'"There will be money coming to HUD for infrastructure purposes," Carson told the crowd.

    However, Carson's comments reflect different priorities than what the Trump administration laid out in its budget outline earlier this month. Read More
    Sean Spicer just gave a press conference with a huge thing of spinach in his teeth

    Sean Spicer just gave a press conference with a huge thing of spinach in his teeth


    Think of a time you were told by someone — a coworker, a friend or a partner — that you had a huge chunk of food in your teeth. Remember that split-second of abject humiliation. Everyone saw. You're finished in this town. Remember that huge sigh of...


    Think of a time you were told by someone — a coworker, a friend or a partner — that you had a huge chunk of food in your teeth. Remember that split-second of abject humiliation. Everyone saw. You're finished in this town. 

    Remember that huge sigh of relief once you'd fixed it. Nobody else would see. You may be able to remain in this town after all.

    Now imagine you're White House Press Secretary and you just addressed the public with a mystery chunk in your teeth. And even after you remove it, there's still video. And screenshots. And memes. 

    That's the kind of Monday Sean Spicer is having.

    If you watched Spicer's press conference today, you might not have noticed anything out of the ordinary: he gave his daily briefing on the state of the Trump administration all while staying calm and collected despite, you know, everything.

    To Spicer, it probably felt like business as usual. Read More
    3 key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' harrowing Monday press conference

    3 key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' harrowing Monday press conference


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to reporters at the White House on Monday, hammering down on an oft-repeated promise from President Donald Trump to crack down on immigration by punishing "sanctuary cities," or cities that don't automatically detain...


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to reporters at the White House on Monday, hammering down on an oft-repeated promise from President Donald Trump to crack down on immigration by punishing "sanctuary cities," or cities that don't automatically detain immigrants just for being undocumented. 

    On Monday, Sessions warned again that cities that refuse to detain undocumented immigrants will face consequences — apparently ignoring critics who argue that asking local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law could violate the U.S. Constitution. 

    Here's what you need to know about Sessions' latest comments:

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    Maxine Waters on Donald Trump:

    Maxine Waters on Donald Trump: "I'm out to get him"


    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) isn't mincing any words: She's out to get Donald Trump. In an interview with Elle's R. Eric Thomas and Leah Chernikoff, the congresswoman addressed the experience of viral fame (positive), shade (into it), millennials (so...


    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) isn't mincing any words: She's out to get Donald Trump. 

    In an interview with Elle's R. Eric Thomas and Leah Chernikoff, the congresswoman addressed the experience of viral fame (positive), shade (into it), millennials (so glad you've finally woken up to politics, dears) and her number one nemesis, President Donald Trump. 

    "I'm out to get him," Waters told Thomas, unequivocally confirming what many have probably suspected. 

    Waters has her reasons. 

    "I could not remove myself from this debate about Trump," she said. "I could not abide his indecency. I could not live with the way he treated other people. Read More
    Car recall list 2017: Here are recalls affecting Honda, Acura, Nissan, Toyota and BMW owners

    Car recall list 2017: Here are recalls affecting Honda, Acura, Nissan, Toyota and BMW owners


    When you buy a car, you might not expect perfection, but you assume that your vehicle won't randomly catch fire. And you hope your airbags might save your life — not take it —  if you're ever unlucky enough to crash.Unfortunately, the past few...


    When you buy a car, you might not expect perfection, but you assume that your vehicle won't randomly catch fire. And you hope your airbags might save your life — not take it —  if you're ever unlucky enough to crash.

    Unfortunately, the past few years have shown these are assumptions you can't necessarily make. A record-high 53.2 million vehicles were recalled in 2016 in the United States, and one in four vehicles on the road has an open recall. You can't assume you're safe if you purchase luxury brands either, as some of the most dangerous recalls have impacted premium car makers such as BMW. 

    Here's what to know if your car was one of the many that needs to be taken off the road for vital repairs. Is your auto missing from this list but causing you concern? Check your vehicle identification number at safercar.gov.

    Honda and Acura recallsSafety features can sometimes backfire. Read More
    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Endings: Everything we know about the game's unresolved threads

    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Endings: Everything we know about the game's unresolved threads


    Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare's newest chapter in the long-running space epic, has a sprawling plot full of side quests, romance and planet scanning for your character, the pathfinder, to experience in the Andromeda galaxy. If you're reaching the end...


    Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare's newest chapter in the long-running space epic, has a sprawling plot full of side quests, romance and planet scanning for your character, the pathfinder, to experience in the Andromeda galaxy. If you're reaching the end of the game (nice work — it's been out for only a week), you might be wondering when you'll be getting resolution on a lot of these side quests you've been completing. Will it happen after the big final battle on Meridian? 

    The answer, to avoid spoilers, is: not really, no. If you'd like to know more about why there are so many unresolved plot threads in Andromeda, however, read on.

    Mass Effect: Andromeda ending: Why are there so many unresolved plot threads?According to a Forbes article written by Paul Tassi, there are two reasons why plot lines get left unresolved in Andromeda. Read More
    Jeff Sessions blames sanctuary cities for assaults, gang rapes and

    Jeff Sessions blames sanctuary cities for assaults, gang rapes and "countless" murders


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise visit to the White House on Monday to threaten to pull billions of dollars of grant funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" who refuse to turn over undocumented immigrants to federal immigration officials...


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise visit to the White House on Monday to threaten to pull billions of dollars of grant funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" who refuse to turn over undocumented immigrants to federal immigration officials for deportation.

    Sessions rattled off a list of heinous crimes he said were committed by undocumented immigrants, and said if it weren't for sanctuary cities — cities that choose not to detain undocumented immigrants based solely on their undocumented status — these crimes wouldn't have taken place.

    "When cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe," Sessions said. Read More
    Democrats edited anti-capitalist, pro-socialist message out of photo in promo image

    Democrats edited anti-capitalist, pro-socialist message out of photo in promo image


    If you can't rid the Democratic party of socialism by beating it in the primaries, sometimes the only thing left is Photoshop.In the wake of Republicans' failure to pass their Obamacare replacement bill — a GOP a debacle that has more to do with bad...


    If you can't rid the Democratic party of socialism by beating it in the primaries, sometimes the only thing left is Photoshop.

    In the wake of Republicans' failure to pass their Obamacare replacement bill — a GOP a debacle that has more to do with bad politics and the needs of the Republican base than with partisan resistance — the Democrats tweeted out this message of persistence:

    The GOP pulled their disastrous health care bill - this is a victory for the American people. Continue to speak up. It's working.

    But as one Twitter user pointed out, the protest photo appeared to have been digitally altered. One protester held up a copy of a free socialist newspaper called Liberation News, put out by the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

    @TheDemocrats why did you photoshop the @pslweb poster? ????

    The message in full read: "Trump is the symptom. Read More
    ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 finale: 5 things that need to be accomplished in episode 16

    ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 finale: 5 things that need to be accomplished in episode 16


    History probably won't look at The Walking Dead's seventh season too kindly. However, despite the ratings dip the series suffered after a brutal premiere, it's still a show with a dedicated fanbase. AMC needn't worry too much. Still, it would behoove...


    History probably won't look at The Walking Dead's seventh season too kindly. However, despite the ratings dip the series suffered after a brutal premiere, it's still a show with a dedicated fanbase. AMC needn't worry too much. 

    Still, it would behoove the show to avoid some of its cardinal sins — namely, the frustrating cliffhangers — as we gear up for the season seven finale on Sunday night. There's still a lot that's poised to happen: Alexandria just got the weapons it needed, Dwight is now a possible turncoat, the Kingdom is ready for war and Gregory might be giving up Maggie to the Saviors. And we haven't even mentioned Sasha yet. 

    That's a lot to get through in just one episode, but The Walking Dead has been juggling multiple storylines, and communities, for the greater part of this season. Here's five things the series needs to accomplish come Sunday. 

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    'Warcraft 4' release date: Here's what we know so far

    'Warcraft 4' release date: Here's what we know so far


    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos was hugely popular, and its spin-off, World of Warcraft, is one of the most widely-played games of all time. It also came out in 2002 and there hasn't been a peep about any future Warcraft real-time strategy games...


    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos was hugely popular, and its spin-off, World of Warcraft, is one of the most widely-played games of all time. It also came out in 2002 and there hasn't been a peep about any future Warcraft real-time strategy games since.

    What gives? Here's what we know about the long-rumored sequel, potentially titled Warcraft 4.

    Warcraft 4 release date: Don't expect it anytime soonIn a late 2016 interview with Game Informer (as reported by GameSpot), Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime offered the closest thing to concrete information about Warcraft 4 we've gotten in a long time. Unfortunately, it's not especially encouraging if you want a new Warcraft real-time strategy game.

    "I love that there is so much passion and interest around Warcraft 4," Morhaime told Game Informer. "I would love to see Warcraft 4 at some point in the future, but that is not our current focus."

    So, yeah. Read More
    Today in Trump-Russia News: Kushner will answer questions before Senate Intel Committee

    Today in Trump-Russia News: Kushner will answer questions before Senate Intel Committee


    Today in the Russian spy novel that is our current administration...Jared Kushner gets questionedThe New York Times broke the story that Trump's top adviser, who is conveniently also his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be questioned as part of the...


    Today in the Russian spy novel that is our current administration...

    Jared Kushner gets questionedThe New York Times broke the story that Trump's top adviser, who is conveniently also his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be questioned as part of the Senate's investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials. Read More
    Google Pixel 2 Release Date Update: Price, features and everything you need to know

    Google Pixel 2 Release Date Update: Price, features and everything you need to know


    Fans of the Google Pixel smartphone line can start getting amped up about the brand's upcoming device. Earlier this month, Google confirmed it will launch its successors, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.Google Pixel 2 release date: Expect new phones in...


    Fans of the Google Pixel smartphone line can start getting amped up about the brand's upcoming device. Earlier this month, Google confirmed it will launch its successors, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.

    Google Pixel 2 release date: Expect new phones in October 2017Google Head of Hardware Rick Osterloh told AndroidPit the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 would debut a year after their predecessors, which hints at a release date around the tail end of 2017. Google unveiled Pixel and Pixel XL last October, so an October 2017 debut date is likely for the Pixel 2.

    "There is an annual rhythm in the industry," Osterloh said. "So, you can count on us to follow it. You can count on a successor this year, even if you don't hear a date from me now."

    Google Pixel 2 price: New phone "stays premium"Additionally, the Google exec squashed any speculation that the next Pixel devices will be more affordable. Read More
    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Servers Down? Multiplayer offline? How to check for yourself

    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Servers Down? Multiplayer offline? How to check for yourself


    Mass Effect: Andromeda, like its predecessor Mass Effect 3, has an online multiplayer component. While this can be a great way to get more mileage out of BioWare's new space epic after you've finished the game's side quests and main story, wary...


    Mass Effect: Andromeda, like its predecessor Mass Effect 3, has an online multiplayer component. While this can be a great way to get more mileage out of BioWare's new space epic after you've finished the game's side quests and main story, wary consumers know that online components require servers, and that can often mean mysterious server outages.

    With that in mind, we've compiled a number of places you can check to see if there are issues server-side and Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer mode goes offline.

    Mass Effect: Andromeda servers down? How to check on TwitterIf you're looking to keep in the loop about what's going on with the servers in Mass Effect: Andromeda, a good place to start is by following (or at least checking) BioWare's official Twitter. Read More
    11 incredible muslim women to celebrate this #MuslimWomensDay

    11 incredible muslim women to celebrate this #MuslimWomensDay


    Islamophobia is on the rise in the U.S., worse in 2016 than it was after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.Muslim women who wear hijabs have become easy targets, with governments and citizens alike attempting to banish the religious head covering....


    Islamophobia is on the rise in the U.S., worse in 2016 than it was after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Muslim women who wear hijabs have become easy targets, with governments and citizens alike attempting to banish the religious head covering. The burkini, another easy target, has also become of political interest, with some French cities going so far as to ban them.

    These same critics declare a Muslim woman's head covering evinces what they perceive as the religion's oppressive and anti-feminist roots. 

    But #MuslimWomensDay offers a perfect opportunity to celebrate Muslim women who defy stereotypes and expectations — people who are preeminent in their fields, from athletes to activists to astronauts. They're people, like the Prophet Muhammad's businesswoman wife, who remind us of the religion's feminist roots.

    Here are 11 of them — among many others.

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    'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date: UK retailer leaks possible September launch

    'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date: UK retailer leaks possible September launch


    Red Dead Redemption 2 is supposedly coming in 2017, but we still know next to nothing about the game. Rockstar's long-awaited followup to its 2010 Western opus promises to bring us a beautiful new world to explore and some kind of innovative multiplayer...


    Red Dead Redemption 2 is supposedly coming in 2017, but we still know next to nothing about the game. Rockstar's long-awaited followup to its 2010 Western opus promises to bring us a beautiful new world to explore and some kind of innovative multiplayer functionality, but besides that, it's all a mystery.

    That mystery extends to when the game is actually coming out. Rockstar says 2017, but nobody would be surprised if it got delayed given how long it takes for Rockstar to make games. Fortunately, one UK retailer says the game really will come out in 2017, for what that's worth.

    Red Dead Redemption 2 release date: Sept. 26?According to Gadgets, the UK retailer Base posted a Sept. 26 release date for Red Dead Redemption 2. That obviously falls into the fall 2017 window Rockstar has given us up to this point. Read More
    When does 'Westworld' season 2 premiere? 3 things to know about HBO's mind-bending Western

    When does 'Westworld' season 2 premiere? 3 things to know about HBO's mind-bending Western


    After the conclusion of the first season of Westworld, HBO's hit sci-fi Western, fans were left with a gory finale and a plethora of unanswered questions, with many wondering what on Earth — or wherever Westworld is actually located — happened...


    After the conclusion of the first season of Westworld, HBO's hit sci-fi Western, fans were left with a gory finale and a plethora of unanswered questions, with many wondering what on Earth — or wherever Westworld is actually located — happened to Logan. But there's one question almost every Westworld fan wants answered above all else: When will the second season of Jonathan Nolan's sexbot-filled series premiere?

    The Westworld cast and many of its creators took to the stage Saturday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, for PaleyFest 2017. Read More
    Betsy DeVos is making the student debt crisis worse — here's how

    Betsy DeVos is making the student debt crisis worse — here's how


    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently reversed an Obama-era regulation that limited fees debt collectors could charge on student loan debt — a move Democrats characterize as a gift to a former DeVos adviser whose family is in the student debt...


    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently reversed an Obama-era regulation that limited fees debt collectors could charge on student loan debt — a move Democrats characterize as a gift to a former DeVos adviser whose family is in the student debt collection business.

    The student debt crisis will get worseOn March 16, the Department of Education released a memorandum reversing an Obama administration directive that prevented debt collectors from charging certain fees, called collection costs, on student debts if borrowers entered into repayment agreements within 60 days of receiving notice of the debt. Under the new guidelines, guarantors can charge collection costs of up to 16%.

    That's likely good news for United Student Aid Funds, which has been locked in a two-year legal battle with the Department of Education over the rule. Read More
    iPhone 8 Release and Rumor Update: Here's the latest iPhone news you can trust

    iPhone 8 Release and Rumor Update: Here's the latest iPhone news you can trust


    The internet is full of iPhone 8 rumors, specs, updates and release date info — but some bits of information are more plausible than others. Apple's next big device launch is said to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone, which...


    The internet is full of iPhone 8 rumors, specs, updates and release date info — but some bits of information are more plausible than others. 

    Apple's next big device launch is said to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone, which was first announced in January 2007. As such, there's a lot of hype and speculation surrounding the new smartphone. Here are all the updates you can trust as we prepare for the iPhone 8 release date.

    iPhone 8 rumor update: What's the device called, anyway?After months of back and forth, the general consensus in the tech community right now is that Apple will launch three devices: an iPhone 7s, an iPhone 7s Plus and a third handset — a high-performance model referred to as the iPhone 8. Other reports have called it the iPhone X (for the 10-year anniversary, of course), iPhone Edition or even the iPhone Pro. Read More
    Cuba Gooding, Jr. attracts internet's ire after lifting Sarah Paulson's skirt onstage

    Cuba Gooding, Jr. attracts internet's ire after lifting Sarah Paulson's skirt onstage


    Cuba Gooding, Jr. did an inexplicably inappropriate thing over the weekend: He lifted up Sarah Paulson's skirt while onstage at PaleyFest in Los Angeles, taking a peak underneath for no discernible reason at all. During American Horror Story's panel...


    Cuba Gooding, Jr. did an inexplicably inappropriate thing over the weekend: He lifted up Sarah Paulson's skirt while onstage at PaleyFest in Los Angeles, taking a peak underneath for no discernible reason at all. 

    During American Horror Story's panel discussion on Sunday, Paulson got up from her seat to welcome costar Kathy Bates. Gooding Jr. took that opportunity to grab the hem of Paulson's dress, ostensibly angling to get a better look at what was going on under there.

    Here's a photo montage: 

    Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesSource: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesSource: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesSource: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesPaulson laughed off Gooding's behavior, even as she scrambled to cover her now-exposed legs. Read More
    'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Best Recipes List: What dishes to cook for powerful effects

    'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Best Recipes List: What dishes to cook for powerful effects


    Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be a difficult game to navigate. You can tackle the dungeons in any order, and once you leave the Great Plateau the game doesn't really offer much guidance about where to go. Read...


    Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be a difficult game to navigate. You can tackle the dungeons in any order, and once you leave the Great Plateau the game doesn't really offer much guidance about where to go. Read More
    Who's in the House Freedom Caucus? Here's a list of Republicans in the group.

    Who's in the House Freedom Caucus? Here's a list of Republicans in the group.


    On Friday morning, Republican leadership was still scrambling to whip up votes needed to pass their doomed health care bill, the American Health Care Act. The legislation, which President Donald Trump endorsed as a conservative alternative to former...


    On Friday morning, Republican leadership was still scrambling to whip up votes needed to pass their doomed health care bill, the American Health Care Act. 

    The legislation, which President Donald Trump endorsed as a conservative alternative to former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, was struggling to attract GOP support. Some feared the bill's cut to Medicaid funding would have a negative impact on constituents; others worried it wasn't conservative enough.

    Chief among the hardliners were the members of the House Freedom Caucus, the far-right group of three dozen conservative lawmakers known for stirring up trouble, even among their own ranks.

    Despite reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan — and Trump himself — personally appealed to Freedom Caucus members in an effort to lock in the required votes, the lawmakers refused to play ball. Read More
    RZA and Parisi release haunting

    RZA and Parisi release haunting "No Refuge" video supporting the UN Refugee Agency


    It's been roughly six years since the Syrian refugee crisis began. In that time, 11 million lives have been displaced and hundreds of thousands more extinguished entirely. Governments, plagued by infighting, have abandoned values and backtracked on...


    It's been roughly six years since the Syrian refugee crisis began. In that time, 11 million lives have been displaced and hundreds of thousands more extinguished entirely. Governments, plagued by infighting, have abandoned values and backtracked on promises to help survivors. It's left many concerned parties with doubts, questions and a disconcerting view of an uncertain future.

    "I don't understand how you could ban a man from a land that was said to be a beacon of light for men escaping the plight of tyranny," Wu-Tang Clan's RZA raps to open "No Refuge." It's a new track produced in collaboration with Italian electronic music sibling duo Parisi, debuting Monday on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio. Read More
    In appreciation of Celeste from 'Big Little Lies' — specifically that goddamn amazing hair

    In appreciation of Celeste from 'Big Little Lies' — specifically that goddamn amazing hair


    There's plenty to ogle at on HBO's Big Little Lies. Reese Witherspoon's impeccable performance as Madeline, a super high-strung mother trying to simply survive suburbia. Nicole Kidman's powerhouse performance as Celeste, a wife and mother trying to...


    There's plenty to ogle at on HBO's Big Little Lies. Reese Witherspoon's impeccable performance as Madeline, a super high-strung mother trying to simply survive suburbia. Nicole Kidman's powerhouse performance as Celeste, a wife and mother trying to escape domestic abuse. Then there's the clothes, which are a mix of high-end designer duds and labels. And let's not forget the houses, which are all lust-worthy mega-mansions overlooking the California coast. 

    So much to pay attention to, such much to gawk at. 

    But there's one thing — a much more subtle thing — in Big Little Lies that we've become quite obsessed with, and can't keep our eyes off of: Celeste Wright's hair. 

    It is a dream haircut, with everything a dream haircut should have, from the color, a light amber, to the cut, a classic curl with bangs that are, well, perfect, gracing her just above her eyebrows and curled into the sides.

    It is aspirational. Read More
    The missing DC girls are real — but the viral meme about them is full of misinformation

    The missing DC girls are real — but the viral meme about them is full of misinformation


    A recent viral post on social media claiming 14 black girls had gone missing in Washington, D.C., in a 24-hour period wasn't true — but it did cause waves in the nation's capital and across the country, and shine a light on a striking racial disparity...


    A recent viral post on social media claiming 14 black girls had gone missing in Washington, D.C., in a 24-hour period wasn't true — but it did cause waves in the nation's capital and across the country, and shine a light on a striking racial disparity among missing teens in the U.S. 

    A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia said that at no point in recent weeks had 14 teens disappeared from the city in the course of one day, NBC Washington reported on Saturday. Read More
    12 things we learned about 'Pretty Little Liars' season 7 from PaleyFest

    12 things we learned about 'Pretty Little Liars' season 7 from PaleyFest


    Before Pretty Little Liars kicks off its final season on April 18, some of the cast and creative team convened at PlayFest for a panel, answering questions and offering a sneak peak into the final season. The series, based on Sara Shepard's young...


    Before Pretty Little Liars kicks off its final season on April 18, some of the cast and creative team convened at PlayFest for a panel, answering questions and offering a sneak peak into the final season. 



    The series, based on Sara Shepard's young adult book series, has a lot of unanswered questions and mysteries to clear up in its final season, which is just 10 episodes. Showrunner I. Marlene King promised all of the questions will be answered in what looks to be an extremely eventful season.

    1. The finale is two hours King described the final 10 episodes, which kicks off with as a "love letter to the fans." She referred to the series finale, which will be two hours long, saying, "It feels like a movie, and it was written as if it was a movie." But it won't be a clear path to the conclusion: King also teased, "I hope you guys are satisfied with this huge twist."

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    #TransGirlTwitter shows the beauty, diversity and sisterhood of the trans community

    #TransGirlTwitter shows the beauty, diversity and sisterhood of the trans community


    In March 2016, Raquel Willis tweeted out what her reaction would be if #TransGirlTwitter ever started trending on Twitter, with the assumption that it'd be all about celebrating transgender women from all corners of the world. "My face if...


    In March 2016, Raquel Willis tweeted out what her reaction would be if #TransGirlTwitter ever started trending on Twitter, with the assumption that it'd be all about celebrating transgender women from all corners of the world. 

    "My face if #TransGirlTwitter becomes a thing..." she wrote, posting a GIF of herself breaking out into a smile. 

    My face if #TransGirlTwitter becomes a thing... https://t.co/nyRwo8ujzk

    A little less than one year after Willis' intial tweet, and #TransGirlTwitter is going viral, with swarms of tweets from women who are proud to be who they are. 

    "When I first tweeted out about #TransGirlTwitter, I wanted to elevate trans women because we are often overlooked in the mainstream visibility and self-love hashtags that trend on Twitter," Willis said in an interview with Mic. "We often receive backlash when we assert our confidence, beauty and authenticity and I want this culture to shift. Read More
    Bernie Sanders has a health care proposal that Donald Trump should already love

    Bernie Sanders has a health care proposal that Donald Trump should already love


    In the wake of the Republican Party's epic fail on health care reform, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other progressives have an alternative proposal — a single-payer health care system for everyone. Sanders said he plans to introduce what he calls a...


    In the wake of the Republican Party's epic fail on health care reform, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other progressives have an alternative proposal — a single-payer health care system for everyone. Sanders said he plans to introduce what he calls a "Medicare for all" proposal "within a couple of weeks," according to Vermont Public Radio.

    Sanders has previously proposed similar legislation for a government-sponsored system that would make health care a universal benefit, similar to the way Medicare covers all Americans 65 and older.

    For years, Republicans have denounced such proposals as creeping socialism and government overreach, even going to far as to compare universal health care to slavery, despite the fact that several European countries have extant systems similar to Sanders's plan. Luckily, there is one Republican who has said on many occasions he supports such a plan — his name is Donald J. Read More
    How to Mod Weapons in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda': Quick guide to modding and augmenting

    How to Mod Weapons in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda': Quick guide to modding and augmenting


    Feeling overwhelmed by the weapon mods and augmentations system in Mass Effect: Andromeda?  There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, but it pays to know what you're doing.You probably know you can mod your existing weapons, but did you know...


    Feeling overwhelmed by the weapon mods and augmentations system in Mass Effect: Andromeda?  There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, but it pays to know what you're doing.

    You probably know you can mod your existing weapons, but did you know you can also modify your weapons and armor when you're crafting? And did you know you can only do those things at specific locations that are different from one another? 

    It's all very confusing. Let's break it down.

    How to mod weapons in Mass Effect: AndromedaIf all you want to do is equip a mod for a weapon you already have, you'll have to visit a loadout station. You can't equip mods on-the-fly; it's the same for equipping weapons and armor.

    Luckily, loadout stations are pretty easy to find. There's one aboard the Tempest, in the small room to the left of the galaxy map. Read More
    Officer who killed Ramarley Graham resigns. Graham's family says justice wasn't served.

    Officer who killed Ramarley Graham resigns. Graham's family says justice wasn't served.


    NEW YORK CITY — Richard Haste, the New York City police officer who fatally shot Ramarley Graham, a black and unarmed teen, in 2012, has resigned from the New York Police Department, after an internal trial that found him guilty of wrongdoing and...


    NEW YORK CITY — Richard Haste, the New York City police officer who fatally shot Ramarley Graham, a black and unarmed teen, in 2012, has resigned from the New York Police Department, after an internal trial that found him guilty of wrongdoing and recommended his firing, officials announced on Monday. 

    But for Graham's family, who for five years remained in the dark about disciplinary proceedings against Haste, the resignation is just another slap in the face.

    Constance Malcolm, Graham's mother, said the fact that Haste was allowed to resign without facing any criminal charges in civilian courts is shameful.

    "I think the whole of New York City should be appalled with this decision," Malcolm said during a press conference at NYPD headquarters on Monday. Read More
    'Smash Bros.' pro player Luhtie's racist tweet sparks debate on the limits of trash talk

    'Smash Bros.' pro player Luhtie's racist tweet sparks debate on the limits of trash talk


    Over the weekend, the best Super Smash Bros. player in the world was removed from his throne in a shocking upset. Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios faced off against Arizona newcomer Andrew "Luhtie" Lataille during Civil War, a worldwide Smash Bros....


    Over the weekend, the best Super Smash Bros. player in the world was removed from his throne in a shocking upset. Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios faced off against Arizona newcomer Andrew "Luhtie" Lataille during Civil War, a worldwide Smash Bros. tournament in California. In a first-to-three match that culminated in a heated fifth game, Luhtie came out on top, defeating ZeRo in his own tournament and shocking the crowd. 

    Luhtie's shocking victory over ZeRo.Source: KotakuYou can watch the match for yourself here — it's riveting.

    Source: YouTubeLuhtie's game-five win was impressive, and it brought instant recognition to an emerging talent in the competitive Smash world — and a spotlight on Luhtie's problematic Twitter history. 

    One tweet in particular, posted in December, is drawing negative attention from the Smash Bros. community for his use of the N-word. Read More
    What's the American Innovation office? 3 key takeaways on Kushner's new White House role

    What's the American Innovation office? 3 key takeaways on Kushner's new White House role


    President Donald Trump will announce Monday that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, will head the new White House Office of American Innovation. The office is tasked with overhauling the public sector by using a business-minded approach...


    President Donald Trump will announce Monday that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, will head the new White House Office of American Innovation. 

    The office is tasked with overhauling the public sector by using a business-minded approach to bureaucracy. Read More
    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Character Creator: The nonwhite models are surprisingly lifelike

    'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Character Creator: The nonwhite models are surprisingly lifelike


    Have you ever tried to make a nonwhite character in a video game? It doesn't usually go very well.Most of the time, it's clear the character creator was designed primarily with white characters in mind, so you just end up with a character that looks like...


    Have you ever tried to make a nonwhite character in a video game? It doesn't usually go very well.

    Most of the time, it's clear the character creator was designed primarily with white characters in mind, so you just end up with a character that looks like a white guy in all ways except for dark skin and an afro — which is almost invariably the only nonwhite hairstyle available in any game.

    Despite its other shortcomings, the Mass Effect: Andromeda character creator absolutely nails it in this regard. Read More
    Free tax filing 2017: Here's how to file your 2016 tax return without paying a dime

    Free tax filing 2017: Here's how to file your 2016 tax return without paying a dime


    Remember when you pledged to file your taxes early this year? Yeah, we all have goals we never achieve, so don't feel badly if your W-2 is still glaring at you as the deadline looms ever closer. This year's tax season appears to be slower than ever as...


    Remember when you pledged to file your taxes early this year? Yeah, we all have goals we never achieve, so don't feel badly if your W-2 is still glaring at you as the deadline looms ever closer.

    This year's tax season appears to be slower than ever as the IRS reported in early March that around 5.6 million fewer individual returns had made it to their office thus far compared to 2016. So while you're not the only one procrastinating, it's seriously time to do your taxes.

    Here's some motivation to get started: There are lots of ways to do your taxes totally free, from programs that guide you through step-by-step to bare bones IRS forms you can fill out all on your lonesome. 

    It's important to note that prices change frequently for tax software, so what's free today, may cost you tomorrow. Read More
    'Trial & Error' star Jayma Mays talks John Lithgow and Carol Anne's overt sexuality

    'Trial & Error' star Jayma Mays talks John Lithgow and Carol Anne's overt sexuality


    It's not every year that we are lucky enough to have a late-season television addition that looks like it has what it takes to become a quick fan favorite. But a few weeks ago, NBC gave us just that with the premiere of Trial & Error. The series, shot...


    It's not every year that we are lucky enough to have a late-season television addition that looks like it has what it takes to become a quick fan favorite. But a few weeks ago, NBC gave us just that with the premiere of Trial & Error. The series, shot in the same mockumentary style as Parks and Recreation, takes viewers into the small town of East Peck, South Carolina, which has become embroiled in the investigation into the murder of Margaret Henderson. 

    While that quick description makes the series sound super serious, Trial & Error is anything but. Created by former Friends writer Jeff Astrof and Lethal Weapon executive producer Matt Miller, Trial & Error is hilariously absurd, and yes, the whole series revolves around a mysterious death. Read More
    Bonaire keeps its iconic birds of paradise in the pink

    Bonaire keeps its iconic birds of paradise in the pink


    If I didn't already know the national bird of Bonaire is the flamingo, I couldn't possibly ignore that fact once I arrived at the tiny island's shocking pink Flamingo Airport and drove past hotel after restaurant after gift shop, all bearing the image of...


    If I didn't already know the national bird of Bonaire is the flamingo, I couldn't possibly ignore that fact once I arrived at the tiny island's shocking pink Flamingo Airport and drove past hotel after restaurant after gift shop, all bearing the image of the flamboyant bird.

    With its rosy plumage and languid grace, nothing says "tropical paradise" like the flamingo. But Bonaire's devotion to the iconic bird is about more than a color scheme or evoking a certain Caribbean vibe. Located 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela and part of the Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire is one of only four places in the world where large numbers of Caribbean flamingos breed. More than 10,000 flamingos flock there each year to nest, feed and breed before flying to Venezuela once the season is over.

    Bonaire was among the first Caribbean islands to recognize the importance of preserving its fragile ecosystem. Read More
    These 5 self-defeating excuses keep you from getting richer

    These 5 self-defeating excuses keep you from getting richer


    There are lots of things you know perfectly well that you should do, but don't — from eating less junk food to getting more sleep. Making a budget is another biggie. But even though you know making a budget is a smart move, only about one in three...


    There are lots of things you know perfectly well that you should do, but don't — from eating less junk food to getting more sleep. Making a budget is another biggie. But even though you know making a budget is a smart move, only about one in three people actually has one, according to a 2013 Gallup poll. 

    Why don't you have a budget? Probably because it's easier to come up with excuses than to make one. Read More
    Marijuana Lube: Recipes, reviews, benefits, where it's for sale and what to look for

    Marijuana Lube: Recipes, reviews, benefits, where it's for sale and what to look for


    With 63 million Americans now living in states where recreational marijuana is legal, the weed industry is churning out countless new products for first-timers and veteran stoners alike. A typical dispensary could sell everything from THC-infused...


    With 63 million Americans now living in states where recreational marijuana is legal, the weed industry is churning out countless new products for first-timers and veteran stoners alike. A typical dispensary could sell everything from THC-infused chocolate and microdose mints to pot concentrates and weed soda.

    Among these novelties, you may also find marijuana salves and creams, meant to be applied to (and absorbed by) your skin. These cannabis topicals, as they're called, are ideal for relief from localized pain and inflammation, and since they're largely nonpsychoactive, they don't actually get you high. 

    But one topical in particular seems to have captured our imaginations, and it's not hard to figure out why: The very combination of the words "marijuana" and "lube" hint at some interesting possibilities. Read More
    15 foods you really don't need to buy organic

    15 foods you really don't need to buy organic


    Splurging for organic groceries may be tempting if you have a little extra cash in your pocket and are trying to make the healthiest decisions for yourself and the environment. But is that higher organic cost really worth splurging for? Not in all...


    Splurging for organic groceries may be tempting if you have a little extra cash in your pocket and are trying to make the healthiest decisions for yourself and the environment. 

    But is that higher organic cost really worth splurging for? Not in all cases. While dissuading you from buying organic is not necessarily these health experts' goal, we asked in-the-know nutritionists about which foods you never need to buy organic. 

    Source: GiphyWhen making a grocery list, prioritize buying the dirty dozen organic, and go conventional with these items, many of which are the Dean's List siblings of those dirty dozen veggies, The Clean 15. "[The Clean 15] are safe to consume because many of these fruits either have a thick skin or they have an outer layer that can be peeled and removed," Silvia Delgado, registered dietitian at Kaiser Permanente, explained via email. Read More