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    Industrious fire ants reveal surprise secret to success: selective laziness

    Industrious fire ants reveal surprise secret to success: selective laziness


    Ants don't tend to get in traffic jams. They might butt heads (or antennae) momentarily as they go about their industrious business, but ants somehow have mastered the art of keeping things moving. They're geniuses of...

    Ants don't tend to get in traffic jams. They might butt heads (or antennae) momentarily as they go about their industrious business, but ants somehow have mastered the art of keeping things moving. They're geniuses of flow.
    The pro- and anti-Trump life with Kellyanne and George Conway

    The pro- and anti-Trump life with Kellyanne and George Conway


    ​Kellyanne Conway is in her living room, showing me an enormous painting of Audrey Hepburn wearing a peacock on her head, but her husband, George, really wants us to come into his office and look at a photograph of the moment everything...

    ​Kellyanne Conway is in her living room, showing me an enormous painting of Audrey Hepburn wearing a peacock on her head, but her husband, George, really wants us to come into his office and look at a photograph of the moment everything changed.
    Plane narrowly misses van crossing US runway for barbecue

    Plane narrowly misses van crossing US runway for barbecue


    A video taken from the control tower shows a van crossing a runway at the Springfield-Branson National Airport in the US just seconds ahead of an airliner that was taking...

    A video taken from the control tower shows a van crossing a runway at the Springfield-Branson National Airport in the US just seconds ahead of an airliner that was taking off.
    Former CIA director says Trump's claims of no collusion with Russia are 'hogwash'

    Former CIA director says Trump's claims of no collusion with Russia are 'hogwash'


    Former CIA director John Brennan has struck back at US President Donald Trump, writing in a blistering opinion piece that Trump's claims of no collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election are...

    Former CIA director John Brennan has struck back at US President Donald Trump, writing in a blistering opinion piece that Trump's claims of no collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election are "hogwash."
    'We're not the enemy': US media aims mass editorial at Donald Trump

    'We're not the enemy': US media aims mass editorial at Donald Trump


    America's newsrooms are pushing back against US President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that journalists are the...


    America's newsrooms are pushing back against US President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that journalists are the enemy.
    US alarm over 'abnormal' Russian satellite

    US alarm over 'abnormal' Russian satellite


    The United States has challenged Russia about a satellite orbiting the Earth exhibiting "abnormal behaviour", raising questions about Moscow's intentions to develop space weapons. A US official said the satellite was acting suspiciously, describing its...


    The United States has challenged Russia about a satellite orbiting the Earth exhibiting "abnormal behaviour", raising questions about Moscow's intentions to develop space weapons. A US official said the satellite was acting suspiciously, describing its recent launch as "a very troubling development" that appears to justify Donald Trump's new Space Force branch of the armed forces.
    Bermuda boat crash widower recalls 'horrendous night' as trial begins

    Bermuda boat crash widower recalls 'horrendous night' as trial begins


    His skull split from the crown of his head to his jaw, Arthur McKee stood up in the inflatable boat and screamed out his wife's...

    His skull split from the crown of his head to his jaw, Arthur McKee stood up in the inflatable boat and screamed out his wife's name.
    Searchers find sunken stern of doomed World War II destroyer off Alaskan coast

    Searchers find sunken stern of doomed World War II destroyer off Alaskan coast


    The USS Abner Read had finished one leg of its anti-submarine patrol and was turning to start the next. Off the shore of Kiska, in Alaska's Aleutian chain, the sea was calm, and the moon could be glimpsed behind clouds and...

    The USS Abner Read had finished one leg of its anti-submarine patrol and was turning to start the next. Off the shore of Kiska, in Alaska's Aleutian chain, the sea was calm, and the moon could be glimpsed behind clouds and mist.
    I get searched every time I go to the US

    I get searched every time I go to the US


    OPINION: I realised my life had entered a new phase while crossing into the United States from Canada in September...

    OPINION: I realised my life had entered a new phase while crossing into the United States from Canada in September 2016.
    Oral sex, then holy water: Report documents abuse by US priests

    Oral sex, then holy water: Report documents abuse by US priests


    A priest raped a seven-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a nine-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say...

    A priest raped a seven-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a nine-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.
    Donald Trump calls Omarosa 'that dog' as she continues book publicity tour

    Donald Trump calls Omarosa 'that dog' as she continues book publicity tour


    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) referred to Omarosa Manigault Newman as "that dog" as the former senior White House adviser continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting Trump as a...

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) referred to Omarosa Manigault Newman as "that dog" as the former senior White House adviser continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting Trump as a racist.
    Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults and charges

    Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults and charges


    President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults, reviving their roles as reality show boss and...


    President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults, reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.