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Step it up, Democrats—59 percent of Americans don't know Mueller's investigation has yielded results

New research from a coalition of Democratic pollsters has revealed that a solid majority of Americans—59 percent—don't realize Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election has produced resul

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Rudy G's other big fat lie on Meet The Press

«Truth isn't truth» wasn't the only alternative fact Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani spun on Meet the Press Sunday. He also tried to sell the nation on the lie that Trump campaign chiefs Don Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort didn't know Russian law
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Rudy G's other big fat lie on Meet The Press

«Truth isn't truth» wasn't the only alternative fact Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani spun on Meet the Press Sunday. He also tried to sell the nation on the lie that Trump campaign chiefs Don Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort didn't know Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was Russian or that she was a representative of the Russian government.  «She didn’t represent the Russian government, she’s a private citizen,» Giuliani told Chuck Todd. «I don’t even know if they knew she was Russian at the time. All they had was her name.» Todd responded, «I think they knew she was Russian, but okay.» «Well, they knew it when they met with her, not when they set up the meeting,» Giuliani shot back. «They didn’t know she was a representative of the Russian government and indeed, she’s not a representative of the Russian government. So, this is much ado about nothing.» Right. Another lie. Here's what Rob Goldstone told Don Jr. in the email to set up the meeting—which Jr. later publicly released himself! The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father. This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump That's when Jr. famously responded, «if it's what you say I love it.» Even by Giuliani’s own declaration that “they knew it when they met with her,” they still should have contacted the FBI immediately. That never happened. They contacted no one and then lied about the meeting when reporters started sniffing around. Between Trump, Don Jr. and now Rudy, it’s nearly impossible to track all the times that they have lied about the Trump Tower meeting. And that’s the truth.

On same day hubby spews Twitter venom, Melania says social media can be 'destructive and harmful'

Approximately two hours after Donald Trump took to Twitter to spew a boatload of venom at Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Melania Trump was speaking at a “bullying prevention summit,” and said of social media: It can be used in many positive ways, b
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On same day hubby spews Twitter venom, Melania says social media can be 'destructive and harmful'

Approximately two hours after Donald Trump took to Twitter to spew a boatload of venom at Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Melania Trump was speaking at a “bullying prevention summit,” and said of social media: It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly. Oh, Melania.  To be fair, she did add a caveat that could be seen as giving her husband a pass on his destructive and harmful ways: That is why Be Best chooses to focus on the importance of teaching our next generation how to conduct themselves ... Nice save.

Republican majority leader rails against censorship of post that he censored

With Donald Trump issuing more claims that the Reich is being “censored” on social media platforms, other Republicans are scanning walls, tweets, and grams with calibrated eyeballs, looking for signs of any leftward tilt. And the clearly super tech-sav
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Republican majority leader rails against censorship of post that he censored

With Donald Trump issuing more claims that the Reich is being “censored” on social media platforms, other Republicans are scanning walls, tweets, and grams with calibrated eyeballs, looking for signs of any leftward tilt. And the clearly super tech-savvy majority leader of the House, Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy, caught Twitter blatantly blocking the posts of a hard right “thought” leader.   xAnother day, another example of conservatives being censored on social media. @jack easy fix: explain to Congress what is going on. #StopTheBias cc @IngrahamAngle pic.twitter.com/QjzpmfadXS— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 17, 2018 Yeah, get on that, @jack. Except … what’s blocking Ingraham’s post from appearing for McCarthy isn’t a filter on Republican thought. It’s that he has the filter on his own account cranked down to levels appropriate to the average kindergarten viewer. It’s not Twitter blocking the post. It’s McCarthy.  Ingraham’s post contains the word “pedophile,” which apparently tweaked the “save my delicate sensibilities” setting McCarthy had set for his account. Maybe he should issue a tweet complaining about that guy censoring conservatives. A few tens of thousands of Twitter users have tried to point this out to the majority leader since the tweet went up. But McCarthy has neither responded nor changed his filter. It’s almost as if he doesn’t care about the truthfulness of his statement and was only trying to score a quick point with people too ignorant to see his ignorance.

Team Trump realizes they don't know what Don McGahn told Mueller, and Trump flips out

It doesn’t take a genius to know that Donald Trump attacks the Mueller investigation when it gets too close to home. So what kicked off Trump’s latest two days of hissy fits? The New York Times report that White House counsel Don McGahn has been coo
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Team Trump realizes they don't know what Don McGahn told Mueller, and Trump flips out

It doesn’t take a genius to know that Donald Trump attacks the Mueller investigation when it gets too close to home. So what kicked off Trump’s latest two days of hissy fits? The New York Times report that White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with the Mueller investigation, which led to the realization that Trump’s personal lawyers don’t know what he’s said.  McGahn has done 30 hours of interviews with the special counsel’s team. THIRTY. He went into them believing that Trump’s lawyers were trying to set him up as the fall guy for any wrongdoing the investigation uncovered, and with permission—thanks to Trump’s lawyers at the time, who decided to have Trump waive attorney-client privilege for McGahn’s interviews—to speak freely. And then: Mr. McGahn’s lawyer, William A. Burck, gave the president’s lawyers a short overview of the interview but few details, and he did not inform them of what Mr. McGahn said in subsequent interactions with the investigators, according to a person close to Mr. Trump. The Saturday Times report about the extent of McGahn’s cooperation with the investigation was apparently the first time it occurred to Trump or his current lawyers that they didn’t know what McGahn had said. Trump’s current lawyers are going with the strategy of firmly asserting that McGahn helped Trump … whatever it was he said, which they don’t know. But a quick glance at Trump’s Twitter feed shows just how rattled he is. 

Clean up on aisle two: Rudy Giuliani tries to explain what he really meant by 'truth isn't truth'

On Sunday morning, Donald Trump “lawyer” Rudy Giuliani appeared on Meet the Press and made the mind-boggling claim that when it comes to his client talking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, they have to be careful about a perjury trap because "truth is
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Clean up on aisle two: Rudy Giuliani tries to explain what he really meant by 'truth isn't truth'

On Sunday morning, Donald Trump “lawyer” Rudy Giuliani appeared on Meet the Press and made the mind-boggling claim that when it comes to his client talking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, they have to be careful about a perjury trap because "truth isn't truth.”  On Monday morning, Rudy took to Twitter to clean up his mess: xMy statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic “he said,she said” puzzle. Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t.— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 20, 2018 Nice try, Rudy.

Trump unloads another metric ton of desperate rage at Mueller on Twitter

Donald Trump is on day two of a Twitter hissy fit about the Mueller investigation, and specifically the New York Times report that White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with the investigation. Trump required three long tweets to vent his rag
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Trump unloads another metric ton of desperate rage at Mueller on Twitter

Donald Trump is on day two of a Twitter hissy fit about the Mueller investigation, and specifically the New York Times report that White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with the investigation. Trump required three long tweets to vent his rage, in every line conveying his belief that the special counsel’s team is as corrupt and rage-driven as Trump personally. Which makes some sense—if you’re a narcissist with a rage problem and a tunnel view of the world, being able to imagine that other people are driven by things other than narcissism and rage is probably just about impossible. xDisgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat Thugs spent over 30 hours with the White House Councel, only with my approval, for purposes of transparency. Anybody needing that much time when they know there is no Russian Collusion is just someone....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018 We’ll get to the next part in a moment, but first, “disgraced and discredited” … because Donald Trump says so? Yes, Team Trump is on a mission to discredit Mueller, but they haven’t managed to come up with anything that’s substantively discrediting other than “we don’t like him.” And bear in mind that Mueller, the head of the “Angry Democrat Thugs” is in fact a Republican. The best part, though, may be the “when they know there is no Russian Collusion,” as if this is a proven fact vs. the very heart of the investigation and something for which there is a large and growing pile of evidence. Moving along: x....looking for trouble. They are enjoying ruining people’s lives and REFUSE to look at the real corruption on the Democrat side - the lies, the firings, the deleted Emails and soooo much more! Mueller’s Angry Dems are looking to impact the election. They are a National Disgrace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018

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Turkey lodges WTO complaint against US tariffs

Turkey has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum products. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey lodges WTO complaint against US tariffs

Turkey has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum products. Read Full Article at RT.com

Land seizures begin in South Africa after owners refuse govt lowball buyout offer - report

South African authorities have reportedly started seizing white-owned land after negotiations on buying out the properties stalled. The first seizures are targeting game farms in the Northern province of Limpopo. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Land seizures begin in South Africa after owners refuse govt lowball buyout offer - report

South African authorities have reportedly started seizing white-owned land after negotiations on buying out the properties stalled. The first seizures are targeting game farms in the Northern province of Limpopo. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement

New research boosts the case for quantum entanglement. Scientists have used distant quasars, one of which emitted its light 7.8 billion years ago and the other 12.2 billion years ago, to determine the measurements to be made on pairs of entangled photons. The
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Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement

New research boosts the case for quantum entanglement. Scientists have used distant quasars, one of which emitted its light 7.8 billion years ago and the other 12.2 billion years ago, to determine the measurements to be made on pairs of entangled photons. They found correlations among more than 30,000 pairs of photons -- far exceeding the limit for a classically based mechanism.

Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers

Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million from a cadre of high-profile sources including Founders Fund, Mark Cuban, 
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Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers

Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million from a cadre of high-profile sources including Founders Fund, Mark Cuban, The Westly Group, Justin Kan and Y Combinator. We first reported on the Pittsburgh-based company when […]

Pepsi is buying SodaStream

Pepsi this morning announced its intentions to buy Tel Aviv-based beverage company SodaStream for $3.2 billion. The deal comes as more consumers are turning away from sugary beverages and toward more sustainable, in-home options. The acquisition, which has be
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Pepsi is buying SodaStream

Pepsi this morning announced its intentions to buy Tel Aviv-based beverage company SodaStream for $3.2 billion. The deal comes as more consumers are turning away from sugary beverages and toward more sustainable, in-home options. The acquisition, which has been unanimously approved by PepsiCo’s shareholders, comes as the soda company is looking to diversify its portfolio […]

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins is coming to Disrupt SF

In May, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that had banned gambling on sporting events in most states. That ruling is set to unlock billions of dollars in new business opportunities for online fantasy sports sites like DraftKings. That’s why we
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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins is coming to Disrupt SF

In May, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that had banned gambling on sporting events in most states. That ruling is set to unlock billions of dollars in new business opportunities for online fantasy sports sites like DraftKings. That’s why we’re absolutely thrilled to have DraftKings CEO Jason Robins join us on stage […]

Dark Sky’s top ranking weather app gets a big makeover

Dark Sky, one of the more popular mobile weather applications on the market, is out today with a complete refresh of its app, which has now been re-written from the ground up, the company says. The biggest change is the introduction of a new unified timeline
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Dark Sky’s top ranking weather app gets a big makeover

Dark Sky, one of the more popular mobile weather applications on the market, is out today with a complete refresh of its app, which has now been re-written from the ground up, the company says. The biggest change is the introduction of a new unified timeline that combines both the precipitation predictions Dark Sky is […]

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The Universe Contemplated in Taos, with Sound and Light, at PASEO 2018 (Sponsor)

The PASEO nighttime art festival emerged in 2014 as a platform to present installation, performance and projection art on the streets of Taos Historic District. Taos, New Mexico is a town with a long-standing reputation as an art destination and is arguably
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The Universe Contemplated in Taos, with Sound and Light, at PASEO 2018 (Sponsor)

The PASEO nighttime art festival emerged in 2014 as a platform to present installation, performance and projection art on the streets of Taos Historic District. Taos, New Mexico is a town with a long-standing reputation as an art destination and is arguably one of the oldest art colonies in the United States, founded in 1898. The town itself was established in 1615 and is adjacent to the thousand-year-old Taos Pueblo. Combined, Taos is perhaps an unlikely site for a new media art festival, focused this year on the cosmos, however the community has embraced the event. More

Carbon Tax Could Trigger Food Shortages by 2050

Climate change is here to stay. And if we want future generations to survive on this planet (at least until they lower ticket prices for commercial flights to Mars), we need to come […] The post Carbon Tax Could Trigger Food Shortages by 2050 appeared f
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Carbon Tax Could Trigger Food Shortages by 2050

Climate change is here to stay. And if we want future generations to survive on this planet (at least until they lower ticket prices for commercial flights to Mars), we need to come […] The post Carbon Tax Could Trigger Food Shortages by 2050 appeared first on Geek.com.

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Starting with wet plate collodion photos from the early 1900s, artist Peter Franck creates quirky images that twist and bend reality just enough to make you look twice.
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Starting with wet plate collodion photos from the early 1900s, artist Peter Franck creates quirky images that twist and bend reality just enough to make you look twice.

German minister declares nation's bridges safe and reliable

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's transport minister says the country has reliable procedures for checking bridges «that I trust and citizens can trust too.» Andreas Scheuer told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that while the recent deadly bridge collapse in th
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German minister declares nation's bridges safe and reliable

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's transport minister says the country has reliable procedures for checking bridges «that I trust and citizens can trust too.» Andreas Scheuer told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that while the recent deadly bridge collapse in the Italian port of Genoa was grounds for reflection "I am ...

Preacher Embraces its Own Mess and Gets It Everywhere

Preacher was never trying to be a perfect adaptation of the comic. Where the comic rapidly shuttled Jessie, Tulip and Cassidy from one wild scenario to the next, the show tends to spend a […] The post Preacher Embraces its Own Mess and Gets It Everywhe
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Preacher Embraces its Own Mess and Gets It Everywhere

Preacher was never trying to be a perfect adaptation of the comic. Where the comic rapidly shuttled Jessie, Tulip and Cassidy from one wild scenario to the next, the show tends to spend a […] The post Preacher Embraces its Own Mess and Gets It Everywhere appeared first on Geek.com.

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street during rush hour

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed on an intersection in Phoenix. The plane went down at about 7 a.m. near the city's Deer Valley Airport. It has two runways, corporate-based aircraft, and two flight training schools. Images showed wreck
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Small plane crashes on Phoenix street during rush hour

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed on an intersection in Phoenix. The plane went down at about 7 a.m. near the city's Deer Valley Airport. It has two runways, corporate-based aircraft, and two flight training schools. Images showed wreckage of the plane in the middle of ...

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Norris to make FP1 debut with McLaren at Spa

The Formula 2 frontrunner will replace Fernando Alonso at Spa. After recently driving for McLaren in the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test, it is understood that Norris' latest runs are part of an ongoing evaluation about his potential to step up to a race seat
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Norris to make FP1 debut with McLaren at Spa

The Formula 2 frontrunner will replace Fernando Alonso at Spa. After recently driving for McLaren in the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test, it is understood that Norris' latest runs are part of an ongoing evaluation about his potential to step up to a race seat with the team in 2019. McLaren's star driver Alonso will not race in Formula 1 after this season, having announced his decision over ... ... Keep reading

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