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How we got from George W. Bush to Donald Trump: Liberals had more to do with it than we’d like to think

History may view the Obama presidency as a brief (and failed) neoliberal interlude on the road to American fascism

Tony Stewart: Fans need to put pressure on NASCAR for Cup dirt race

The NASCAR Cup Series has not raced on a dirt track since 1970 in North Carolina, but Cup drivers such as Chip Ganassi Racing's Kyle Larson have calendars that include racing on dirt tracks in sprint cars.Full-time Cup driver Ryan Newman will drive in Wednesd

Following lawsuit and public backlash, U.S. Army reverses decision to discharge immigrant recruit

It looks like there will be justice for immigrant soldier Lucas Calixto, who was among the estimated 40 immigrant recruits who had recently been discharged or fallen into “questionable” status by the government, with no explanation as to why. Following

House Democrats try to protect election systems against Russia, Republicans block them

Russian asset Donald Trump is still denying Russia's ongoing interference in our elections, and thus far Senate Republicans are doing little more than wringing their hands over it. House Republicans, however, are going along with it, refusing to allow a vot

New law forces Airbnb to open its books to New York authorities

The New York City Council has voted in favor of a new law requiring Airbnb and similar companies to share data on their users. The company has fought the law tooth and nail, but city authorities say it's basically common sense for the local government to be i

Coinbase didn’t get (or need) SEC approval for acquisitions after all, company says

Hmm. Well, after Coinbase confirmed to Bloomberg (and us) that they had received regulatory approval for some acquisitions that would let it eventually usher in trading tokenized securities on its exchange, the company is now walking back which agencies it re

Furniture Row Racing, Martin Truex Jr. looking for new sponsor

FRR announced Wednesday that 5-Hour Energy, which served as the primary sponsor on Truex’s No. 78 Toyota in 14 races this season and a co-primary with Bass Pro Shops in 30, is ending its NASCAR involvement at the conclusion of the 2018 season.The energy sho

Maverick Carter: LeBron has looked into owning football team

It’s no secret that LeBron James wants to own an NBA team after his playing days are over, but that doesn’t appear to be the only sport he has an interest in.According to James’s business partner Maverick Carter, the Los Angeles Lakers forward has alrea

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Machado exit could start a trend for underachieving Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Buried in the AL East cellar and well on their way to a second straight losing season, the Baltimore Orioles enter the so-called second half with this unavoidable realization: It's time to break up the band.

What the Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan deal means for San Antonio, Toronto

The most fascinating part of the Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan deal isn’t about Leonard wanting out of San Antonio, it isn’t about DeRozan wanting to stay in Toronto and it sure as hell isn’t about what this means for the Lakers — it’s about this

Lego Reveals James Bond Aston Martin DB5

Twelve years ago, the Aston Martin DB5 that was used in Goldfinger went for a cool $2 million at auction. Thanks to Lego, you can now get your hands on one for a […] The post Lego Reveals James Bond Aston Martin DB5 appeared first on Geek.com.

On Basketball: Toronto will need to work some magic now

Raptors boss Masai Ujiri better have some magic plan.

Fowles scores 30 with 16 rebounds, Lynx beat Fever

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Sylvia Fowles scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 89-65 on Wednesday.

Mizzou's Odom can't make splash with his shoes at SEC media days

Missouri coach Barry Odom had hoped to wear a pair of custom-made Jordan sneakers, but Florida's Dan Mullen beat him to it.

Truex, Furniture Row seeking new primary sponsor for 2019

DENVER (AP) Furniture Row Racing and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. are looking for a new sponsor.

The Latest: NFL concussion payouts expected to grow

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Latest on the NFL concussion settlement (all times local):

This Woman Stumbled into a 'Hobo Parsnip' Plant. Days Later, Her Legs Were Severely Burned.

When plants fight back, the results can be pretty painful.

Facebook can now sync your Instagram contacts to Messenger

Facebook wants to expand your Messenger contact list with a little help from Instagram. The company has launched a feature in Messenger that pulls in your contacts from Instagram, if you opt to connect your account. The option appears in Messenger’s 

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road i

Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started T

More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists

Researchers have learned from studying 2012's Hurricane Sandy, that we are more likely to see larger, more powerful hurricanes in the future.

Hurricanes and other extreme events

The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. In recent decades, however, the over-pumping of groundwater, combined with drought, has caused some aquifers to permanently lose their e

Ohio State assistant coach facing criminal trespass charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An Ohio State assistant coach has been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass stemming from a dispute with his ex-wife.

NCAA announces women's regional hoops sites for 2021, 2022

Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington, will be a host site for NCAA women's basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022.

Gorilla Glass 6 is here to withstand your clumsy hands

A bit of good news for the perpetually clumsy. Corning unveiled the latest version of its ubiquitous smartphone-encasing material today at an event in California. Gorilla Glass 6 is, naturally, designed to be more durable than its predecessor, introduced roug

Reddit expands chat rooms to more subreddits

If you’d rather spend time chatting with strangers who share a hyper-specific interest rather than keeping up with your coworkers’ stale memes on Slack, Reddit is ready for you. The platform has quietly been working on a chat room feature for mont

Rolls-Royce demonstrates robotic bugs as the future of engine maintenance

Rolls-Royce showed off its new vision for the future of engine maintenance this week at the Farnborough Airshow, and it might make your skin crawl. As part of its IntelligentEngine vision (which the company announced at the Singapore Airshow earlier this yea

USA women's team to hold camp, exhibition in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The U.S. women's national team will get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a training camp and exhibition game at Colonial Life Arena.

Padres report cards: Grading each member of the pitching staff at the break

Let’s hand out some grades for members of the pitching staff.

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Parker looks to get career back on track with hometown Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Jabari Parker recalled playing on the court with the Chicago Bulls' logo as a young child.

NASA Debuts Online Toolkit to Promote Commercial Use of Satellite Data

While NASA’s policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, it has significant untapped potential for commercialization.

Government audit rips NHTSA on how it handled Takata recalls - Roadshow

NHTSA agreed with some, but not all the recommendations the DOT's Inspector General offered.

Netflix, SiriusXM to launch comedy radio channel - CNET

We're about to get an eargasm of stand-up specials.

Gossage hopeful IndyCar will return to Texas Motor Speedway

This year’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, the DXC Technology 600, appeared better attended than in recent years, but was the last in TMS’s current contract with the series.Gossage sounded optimistic of reaching a compromise with IndyCar, stating:

God, guns, and gays: Russia's road map to conquering the Republican Party

Events from the last week have surfaced at a moment that seems almost too perfect. As reported in the New York Times … According to the complaint unsealed on Monday, Ms. Butina’s promotional activities for Russian political interests included attending

GOP ads are already attacking Democrats for wanting to abolish ICE. Here's how they should respond.

Even though the Democrats won't choose their nominee to take on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey until Aug. 28, Politico reports that the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is launching a $1 million ad campaign targeting two hopefuls, Arizona State University pro

Report: Players upset by Raptors’ lack of recognition of DeMar DeRozan

The abrupt Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade isn’t going down well with anyone, including on the Toronto side.According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, some players have taken note of the fact that the Raptors did nothing to recognize DeRozan’s contributions t

InkHunter heads to YC to build a try-and-buy tattoo marketplace

InkHunter, an augmented reality tattoo try-on app that was born out of a 48-hour hackathon back in the altogether gentler days of 2014 has bagged a place in Y Combinator’s summer 2018 batch, scoring itself the seed accelerator’s standard $120,000
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