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US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh faces tough Congress hearings

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face tough questions during four days of hearings this week over his stance on controversial issues, including women's rights and corporate power. Democrats will grill President Donald Trump's pick for the...

/ September 3, 2018

Massive fire rips through 200-year-old Rio National Museum

A massive fire has engulfed Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, putting its valuable collection of 20 million items, including human fossils and ancient Egyptian artefacts, under threat.  Firefighters and museum workers raced to save...

/ September 3, 2018

Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane...

/ September 2, 2018

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

US singer Lana Del Rey has decided to postpone an appearance in Israel, where she was due to perform at a music festival next week, in a planned concert criticised by fans and activists. Del Ray said in a statement on...

/ September 1, 2018

Bernie Sanders Is Officially Getting Under Jeff Bezos’s Skin

Left by Michael Kovac/Getty Images; Right, by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images. While Donald Trump zeroes in on Facebook and Google, Bernie Sanders has for months been waging war against another tech giant. In statement after statement, the progressive senator from...

/ August 30, 2018

I’m Not Here to Make Friends: The Rise and Fall of the Supercut Video

In the summer of 2008, Rich Juzwiak was working as a culture writer for VH1’s website, a job that required him to keep up with a daunting assortment of reality-television shows. Some were well-established hits: Survivor, The Apprentice, Big Brother....

/ August 30, 2018

Bernie Sanders’ problem with Amazon

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking additional information about the working conditions in Amazon warehouses in advance of legislation he’s preparing to introduce on September 5.  Income inequality was, after all, the centerpiece of Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. It was...

/ August 29, 2018

Pumpkin Spice is back, so the basics & their haters are fighting it out on Twitter

Shutterstock Oh, Pumpkin Spice. You’ve become the whipping post of consumerism and bad taste, but, still, we love you. Or at least some of us. Starbucks has brought the ubiquitous modern flavor of fall back earlier than ever this year....

/ August 28, 2018

The Atlantic Daily: In the Face of Strife

What We’re Following Trade Deal: Donald Trump announced he is “terminating” NAFTA after reaching a trade agreement with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Yet the details of the deal—in keeping with Trump’s recurrent strategy of bluffs and tweaks—look more like...

/ August 27, 2018

Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis addressed journalists on his flight back from Dublin to Rome Pope Francis has refused to respond to claims by a former Vatican diplomat, who has called for him to resign. Archbishop Carlo Maria...

/ August 27, 2018

Deadly mass shooting at video game tournament in Florida

A mass shooting at a video game tournament has led to "multiple fatalities" in the US state of Florida, according to police. The shooting took place on Sunday at a waterfront dining, entertainment and shopping site in downtown Jacksonville, according...

/ August 26, 2018

Tesla’s Legal Woes, Bugatti’s Insane Supercar, and More Car News

Building the future of transportation is, by definition, a ton of work. You can’t just start cranking out production cars in your backyard, or launching hyperloops, or digging holes. You need entire teams of engineers, reams of designers, visionaries and...

/ August 26, 2018

John McCain’s sad legacy is that he helped build the type of GOP he once opposed

Sen. John McCain has made good on his maverick nickname. Gage Skidmore via Flickr John McCain, who died today, represented the great might-have-been of the Republican Party. He was never going to be president, despite two tries, and his status as...

/ August 26, 2018

Pirated Twitch streams hijack YouTube’s pay-per-view Logan Paul/KSI boxing match

Today, there was a little bit of a skirmish between two professional YouTubers. Our dear old friend Logan Paul and KSI had an actual boxing match at the Manchester Arena where 15,000 tickets were sold (!!!!!!!!) for an event that...

/ August 25, 2018

Soros’ Role in Social Media Censorship Revealed in Leaked Document

By Isaac Davis Social media censorship is here and out in the open, and it has become clear that the major tech companies are working together to shut down and silence members of the free press for political reasons. Of...

/ August 25, 2018

Mom Investigated by Police and CPS for Letting Daughter Walk the Dog Around the Block

By Matt Agorist nan·ny statenounthe government regarded as overprotective or as interfering unduly with personal choice. po·lice statenouna totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens’ activities. Wilmette, IL — Walking a dog as a...

/ August 25, 2018

Trump Can’t Get Over How Much Kim and Kanye Like Him

Trump photographed at a Charleston, West Virginia rally on August 21, 2018. By Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. Donald Trump can’t stop congratulating himself over gaining the favor of America’s sweethearts Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, even when—or perhaps especially when—there are...

/ August 25, 2018

Elon Musk’s not taking Tesla private after all

Two and a half weeks after Elon Musk said in a surprise tweet that he was considering taking Tesla private, Musk has decided he’ll keep the electric car maker public after all. Musk in a blog post late Friday said...

/ August 25, 2018

Reality Winner, Insider Trading, and More Security News This Week

The biggest news in America this week struck like two timed missiles minutes apart on Tuesday afternoon. Though they appear at first blush unrelated to Russia’s hacking of the 2016 US election, they are likely to explode right in the...

/ August 25, 2018