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A former staffer says Rep. Blake Fa...

A former staffer says Rep. Blake Farenthold's crude remarks drove him to quit

A former senior aide to Rep. Blake Farenthold has approached the House Ethics Committee to share a damning account of working for the Texas Republican, with the intent of describing the congressman as verbally abusive and sexually demeaning -- and his congressional office as an intensely hostile environment that drove the aide to physical and emotional distress.
Rep. Farenthold facing new harassme...

Rep. Farenthold facing new harassment accusations

A former senior aide to Rep. Blake Farenthold has approached the House Ethics Committee to share a damning account of working for the Texas Republican, with the intent of describing the congressman as verbally abusive and sexually demeaning. CNN's MJ Lee reports.
GOP Rep. Mia Love: Farenthold shoul...

GOP Rep. Mia Love: Farenthold should resign

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah said on Thursday that her colleague GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas should resign in light of allegations he sexually harassed members of his staff.
Farenthold accuser: I couldn't stay...

Farenthold accuser: I couldn't stay in DC

Lauren Green talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about her harassment allegations against Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) after Politico reported she settled a sexual harassment complaint with the Congressman's office for $84,000.
It's the way you dress, Dem congres...

It's the way you dress, Dem congresswoman tells colleagues

At a closed-door meeting of House Democrats to discuss reforming how Congress handles sexual harassment allegations, one senior congresswoman stunned lawmakers when she suggested female lawmakers were inviting unwanted advances because of the way they dressed.
Al Franken's Senate replacement nam...

Al Franken's Senate replacement named

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate.

FoxNews

North Korea warns of 'abyss of doom...

North Korea warns of 'abyss of doom' if 'old lunatic' Trump remains president

Brazile says CNN€™s Tapper be...

Brazile says CNN€™s Tapper betrayed her after debate flap

Nasty notes that spurred Air Force ...

Nasty notes that spurred Air Force general€™s lecture written by ‘victim’

Woman killed €˜sugar daddy&ac...

Woman killed €˜sugar daddy’ when relationship soured: prosecutors

Exclusive: Undercover teams record ...

Exclusive: Undercover teams record grisly remote Faroe Islands whale slaughter

Wrestler had 15 drinks a day, slept...

Wrestler had 15 drinks a day, slept with 10,000 women, documentary reveals

MSNBC

Jared Fogle to plead guilty to sex ...

Jared Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

New poll: Hillary Clinton's lead sh...

New poll: Hillary Clinton's lead shrinks

Thai police issue warrant for bomb ...

Thai police issue warrant for bomb suspect

What's in the Ashley Madison data d...

What's in the Ashley Madison data dump?

Image of the day

Image of the day

2 missing after explosion rocks Was...

2 missing after explosion rocks Wash. Motel 6

Washington Post

Festive cheer missing among Christi...

Festive cheer missing among Christians in Mideast after Trump?s Jerusalem move

The administration?s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel?s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there has provoked widespread opposition among Christians across the Middle East. As Vice President Pence prepares to visit the region, the White House is facing an awkward backlash from Christians it pledged to protect. 
Trump hopes tax overhaul will lure ...

Trump hopes tax overhaul will lure U.S. business back home. Ireland is skeptical.

Ireland is a preferred European home for the United States? top tech and pharmaceutical companies. Irish officials, accountants and highly skilled workers expect American companies to keep investing unabated in Ireland, with little incentive to move back to the United States.
Republicans reach compromise tax pl...

Republicans reach compromise tax plan, expanding tax cuts for the wealthy

Alabama results remake 2018 electio...

Alabama results remake 2018 election playbook for both parties

Tuesday?s stunner was the latest recent election in which Democratic candidates exceeded the party?s past performance among key voting groups. Democratic leaders believe the victories represent a growing backlash against President Trump ? and a potential building wave for 2018. Meanwhile, Republicans see dimmer hopes for retaining power.
Democrats see hope in huge turnout ...

Democrats see hope in huge turnout among black voters

Trump faults others, spreads blame ...

Trump faults others, spreads blame for Moore?s loss

The president told advisers he does not want the Republican?s defeat to be seen as a referendum on him, even though he supported the candidate.

Reuters

Disney deal set to value Fox at mor...

Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.
Asia stocks edge higher after Fed m...

Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.
Fed raises interest rates, keeps 20...

Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in U.S. economic growth from the Trump administration's proposed tax cuts.
Republicans forge tax deal, final v...

Republicans forge tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans.
Exclusive: Saudi Aramco to push ahe...

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco to push ahead with market share, expansion strategy - CEO

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, aims to regain its lost market share after the OPEC-led supply-cut pact ends and plans to push ahead with a downstream expansion strategy to be on par with Big Oil, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
U.S. court removes creditor hurdle ...

U.S. court removes creditor hurdle to a Westinghouse bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge shot down on Wednesday a request by creditors of Westinghouse Electric Co LLC for a bigger role in the nuclear technology company's bankruptcy just days after its parent company Toshiba Corp proposed a restructuring plan.

ABC

Haley vows to give 'irrefutable ev...

Haley vows to give 'irrefutable evidence' Iran 'violated international obligations'

In January, President Trump must re-certify Iran's nuclear deal compliance.
Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault re...

Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault resigning, White House says

Manigault, a high-profile member of Trump's team, resigned Tuesday.
California firefighters gain on bl...

California firefighters gain on blaze amid wind threat

They're still working to contain the fifth largest blaze in the state's history.
Advocacy groups sue US military fo...

Advocacy groups sue US military for sexual assault records

They argue the military isn't being forthcoming with data on sexual assaults.
NYC bombing suspect makes 1st cour...

NYC bombing suspect makes 1st court appearance from hospital bed

Akayed Ullah is accused of setting off a homemade bomb in the subway system.
Driver accused of killing 1 in Cha...

Driver accused of killing 1 in Charlottesville rally to appear in court

City officials have closed downtown streets in anticipation of crowds.

BBC

UK PM May defeated over Brexit vote

UK PM May defeated over Brexit vote

Theresa May is defeated over her Brexit plans despite last-minute efforts to prevent a Tory rebellion.
Alabama election: Trump says Senate...

Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

Republican candidate Roy Moore suffered a shock defeat to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama.
The long battle against California ...

The long battle against California fires

The Thomas fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is only 25% contained as it enters a second week.
Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleg...

Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

The actress is the latest to come forward with allegations against the Hollywood mogul.
How net neutrality affects you

How net neutrality affects you

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide on whether to repeal an Obama-era law that protects "net neutrality".
White House contradicts Tillerson o...

White House contradicts Tillerson on North Korea, adding to confusion

The secretary of state appears to have been contradicted by the White House and his own department.

New York Times

Alabama, White House, Janet Yellen:...

Alabama, White House, Janet Yellen: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here?s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Europe Edition: Brexit, Salma Hayek...

Europe Edition: Brexit, Salma Hayek, Alabama: Your Thursday Briefing

Here?s what you need to know to start your day.
Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint...

Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line

House and Senate negotiators reach agreement, appearing on track to send a bill to President Trump by Christmas.
For McConnell, Alabama Senate Loss ...

For McConnell, Alabama Senate Loss Is Bad News and Good News

Throughout the Capitol on Wednesday, Republicans seemed resigned to the results of a Senate race in which they knew there would be no good outcome.
Republican Tax Bill Overhauls Rules...

Republican Tax Bill Overhauls Rules Many Were Counting On

The tax bills moving through Congress could penalize individuals for financial decisions they made based on longstanding law, affecting the financial situations of millions.
News Analysis: For Trump, a Moment ...

News Analysis: For Trump, a Moment of Defeat but Maybe Not Recalibration

President Trump, never one to accept blame, said the Democratic upset in Alabama proved he was right all along, and he gave little indication that he would shift course.

WallStreet Journal

The Future Is Bumpy: High-Tech Hedg...

The Future Is Bumpy: High-Tech Hedge Fund Hits Limits of Robot Stock Picking

Voleon is among funds deploying machine learning, a technology in which computers develop trading strategies. It?s harder than it sounds, given that markets are noisy and clients often want a better understanding of how their money is being invested.

Wired News

In Ed Lee's San Francisco, Utopia a...

In Ed Lee's San Francisco, Utopia and Dystopia Are Neighbors

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died Monday, was a housing advocate who became a tech ally. His successor likely won't be so business-friendly.
Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascend...

Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor

The electric car? That?s just the beginning.
The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a Coll...

The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a College Student Minecraft Scheme

The DDoS attack that crippled the internet last fall wasn't the work of a nation-state. It was three college kids working a *Minecraft* hustle.
The Only Place You Can Legally Clim...

The Only Place You Can Legally Climb a Redwood

Fewer people have scaled an old-growth redwood than summited Mount Everest. Now it's your turn.
The Science of When: Hack Your Timi...

The Science of When: Hack Your Timing to Optimize Your Life

In his new book, "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing," Daniel Pink scours psychological, biological, and economic studies to explore what he calls the overlooked dimension.
Review: Razer Blade Stealth (2017)

Review: Razer Blade Stealth (2017)

The updated Blade Stealth adds a bigger screen, longer battery life, and more power.

Sports ESPN

The cheat code that has made James ...

The cheat code that has made James Harden virtually unguardable

James Harden was already arguably the world's best one-on-one player. So what happens when the Beard unleashes the step-back 3 on helpless defenses? The game reaches another level for Houston's star.
Rodgers: Not back to save Packers' ...

Rodgers: Not back to save Packers' season

Aaron Rodgers knows the Packers have little room for error if they seek a playoff spot, but the quarterback said he is back to play "the way I know how to play," not to salvage the season.
Sources: Angels add Kinsler in deal...

Sources: Angels add Kinsler in deal with Tigers

Ian Kinsler is headed to Los Angeles, as the veteran second baseman has been dealt by the Tigers to the Angels, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports.
Season status of Cardinals' Peterso...

Season status of Cardinals' Peterson is in doubt

A neck injury to Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson that he suffered in November has put his availability for the remainder of the season in doubt, according to Arizona head coach Bruce Arians.
Boras says Marlins are now a 'pawn ...

Boras says Marlins are now a 'pawn shop'

With one of his two Miami Marlins clients traded Wednesday, agent Scott Boras says of the team: "We've seen one of our major league jewelry stores become a pawn shop.''
Hayward: 'Awesome' to get out of wa...

Hayward: 'Awesome' to get out of walking boot

Gordon Hayward has shed his walking boot less than two months after suffering his ankle injury.

Yahoo Movies

Team Trump tries to use Michael Moo...

Team Trump tries to use Michael Moore?s anti-Trump film as an endorsement

Team Trump tries to use Michael Moore?s anti-Trump film as an endorsementIn a scene from his new anti-Trump film, ?Michael Moore in TrumpLand,? the Oscar-winning filmmaker predicts that Donald Trump will win the Nov. 8 presidential election because the middle class is fed up with the establishment and will vote for the Republican nominee as a ?f*** you? to Washington. ?He is the human Molotov cocktail they have been waiting for,? Moore says.


New documentary provides an emotion...

New documentary provides an emotional look into Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin's scandal 'nightmare'

New documentary provides an emotional look into Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin's scandal 'nightmare'Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin considered splitting up. This revelation about one of the country?s most high-profile political couples came in one of the many uncomfortable, intimate moments featuring the pair in the new documentary ?Weiner.? The film, which documents Weiner?s ill-fated 2013 New York City mayoral campaign, also serves as a portrait of a family engulfed by scandal and the ravenous press coverage that comes with it. Abedin, a longtime aide to now-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, admitted in front of the documentary crew?s cameras that she and Weiner considered separating after his first fall from grace.


Our Fairy Tales Are Older Than Thou...

Our Fairy Tales Are Older Than Thought

Our Fairy Tales Are Older Than ThoughtMany traditional fairy tales, long thought to be a somewhat recent invention, have actually been around for thousands of years, according to a new study.


How Should You Talk to Your Kid Abo...

How Should You Talk to Your Kid About Violence on TV and in Movies?

How Should You Talk to Your Kid About Violence on TV and in Movies?Talking about media violence helps to manage its impact on your kid. The more media violence kids are exposed to, the more ?normal? it appears.


5 Conversations to Have with Your K...

5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After ?Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens?

5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After ?Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens?Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the hugely popular sequel to George Lucas? sci-fi blockbuster series. Adult fans love sharing this special series with kids of all ages and learning what Han, Chewie, Leia, and all their new friends are up to in that galaxy far, far away. While The Force Awakens is more about action than introspection, there?s plenty for families to talk about after the credits roll. ...


The Star Wars Workout: Yes, It Exis...

The Star Wars Workout: Yes, It Exists (And It?s Pretty Awesome)

The Star Wars Workout: Yes, It Exists (And It?s Pretty Awesome)The Star Wars-inspired workout, Awaken Your Inner Force, will have you sweating more than a tauntaun on Tattoine. (Photo: Everett Collection)


Editorial New York Times

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Black Vo...

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Black Voters to Democrats: You?re Welcome

If they want to win more elections, they need to integrate black voters into the heart and soul of the party.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Omen of Alabam...

Op-Ed Columnist: The Omen of Alabama

The Resistance has its own Southern Strategy.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald T...

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump Did It

We need investigations. But we already know the truth about what our president thinks about women.
Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump?s Gif...

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump?s Gift to Women

His conduct has spurred women to action.
Op-Ed Columnist: Scam I Am: Why Is ...

Op-Ed Columnist: Scam I Am: Why Is the G.O.P. Rushing This Tax Abomination?

It?s bad politics as well as bad policy, but Republicans either don?t get that or don?t care
Op-Ed Contributor: The Legacy of Si...

Op-Ed Contributor: The Legacy of Simeon Booker, a Pioneer of Civil Rights Journalism

My uncle?s experience reporting on the Freedom Riders in 1961 has always chilled me the deepest.

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.


Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.


Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.


Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.


First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird ne...

From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.
Flipping lids! Chinese barber offer...

Flipping lids! Chinese barber offers eyelid shaves

CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - Chinese street barber Xiong Gaowu deftly scrapes a straight razor along the inside of his customer's eyelid.
Two American tourists fined in Thai...

Two American tourists fined in Thailand for 'butt selfie' at temple

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday.
Abominable news: Purported yeti evi...

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear - literally.
Finland baker launches bread made f...

Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.
British embassy cat in Jordan appoi...

British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

AMMAN (Reuters) - At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.
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