Scientists discover 7 'Earthlike' planets orbiting a nearby star

Space Habitable Worlds-2

A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets,...


Muhammad Ali's son reportedly detained at airport, asked twice about his

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Muhammad Ali Jr. had just returned to Florida from Jamaica, where he had accompanied his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, who was there giving a speech about black history. After arriving at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport, Ali Jr. -- son of one of the greatest...


Thousands of furious Trump fans can't stop visiting a website that pretends

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. It’s just over a month into Hillary Clinton’s historic presidency, and Milo Yiannopoulos works as a Starbucks barista, the Koch brothers have fled the country and the first woman to occupy the Oval Office is the sober, exacting policy wonk that millions of Americans...


As party rebuilds, Democratic leadership still uncertain

AP Explains Democratic Party Chairman

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats on Saturday neared the end of a long, competitive battle to choose a new national party chairman who will attempt to turn widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. The contest between former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep....


Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

Health Overhaul High Risk Pools

CHICAGO (AP) — As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for...


At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters

Town Halls GOP

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted “no wall” at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn’t necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, the second-term congressman called it a “no-brainer.” And, when they...


Learn some science the game-show way with Stephen Dubner

Special To The Washington Post. ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know‘ Stephen J. Dubner podcast and obscure facts --- “It turns out that kneading bread is a fraud. It doesn’t do what people think, and you don’t have to do it.” That’s a quote from Nathan Myhrvold, author of the forthcoming...


Warren Buffett says don't waste money on investment fees

Buffett Letter

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett used his much anticipated annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to reiterate his wariness of high Wall Street fees and his positive outlook for the U.S. economy. Buffett devoted a section of the letter released Saturday to again explain the...


Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon: A love story

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon definitely get along. Everything you have heard about their relationship, says Priebus, is wrong. If you have heard that they are slowly engaged in a battle to the death, that is definitely not true. That is their, uh, belligerent...


Trump again says Chicago needs help fighting violence; police say they've asked

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump returned to a familiar subject this week, remarking multiple times about the violence in Chicago and painting it as an unbelievable situation that needs fixing. “Can you believe what’s happening in Chicago?” Trump said in his speech Friday at...


In December, Spicer said barring media access is what a 'dictatorship' does

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred reporters from several large media outlets from participating in a scheduled press briefing Friday. Two months ago, in a panel discussion, he insisted that open access for the media is “what makes a democracy a democracy...

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