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Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives’ demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him...

Facebook introduces Live Chat with Friends and brings Live With to general public

Live videos can be a lot of fun, and Facebook is now introducing a couple new features for this service: Live Chat with Friends and Live With.

Tampa murder suspect said he killed neo-Nazi roommates to stop them from carrying out ‘domestic terrorism’

A Florida teen who converted to Islam and then killed his two neo-Nazi roommates told prosecutors that he did it to stop them from committing terrorist attacks, reports the Tampa Bay Times. 18-year-old Devon Arthurs was accused...

US farm groups oppose Trump’s cuts to agriculture spending

U.S. farm groups on Tuesday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash agriculture spending, viewing it as a fresh threat to a struggling farm economy. The White House on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts...

Fox News accidentally helps ‘misogynist trolls’ capitalize on Manchester tragedy to harass woman

As headlines about the Manchester explosion and the tragic deaths it caused continue to dominate headlines, one group of trolls succeeded in twisting the viral news story to achieve nefarious ends. According to an article by The...

How Facebook's leaked guidelines could make a big difference in preventing suicide

Until just a few days ago, only Facebook staff and insiders knew the details of the company's controversial moderation policies.  Now, whether Facebook likes it or not, those guidelines have been thrust into the spotlight by...

Texas House passes ‘bathroom bill’ targeting public schools

The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children...

White House budget envisions massive savings from Dodd-Frank rollback

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget estimates that the federal government could save $35 billion over the next decade by rolling back regulations governing Wall Street. The White House does not detail how those savings...

Trump budget would sell entire US Northeast gasoline reserve

The White House budget proposal would liquidate about 1 million barrels of gasoline reserves created in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in fiscal year 2018, according to White House documents released on Tuesday. The U.S....

This is why RussiaGate will inevitably destroy the Trump presidency

A version of this post first appeared on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas A. Blackmon’s Facebook page. A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in...

Judah Vs. The Machines: Facebook’s dog breed recognition robot

 On the road to making machines artificially intelligent, everything needs to be taught, even the facial structure of a dog that looks like a mop. In this episode of Judah vs. the Machines, actor Judah Friedlander sets about his...

Trump’s ‘balanced’ budget relies on $2 trillion math error

The math in crafting the budget was seemingly too difficult for an administration embroiled in scandal. President Donald Trump promised that he would balance the budget for the first time in over a decade and he would do it...

Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been cleared by U.S. Department of Justice ethics experts to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia, a...

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan feared Trump campaign was heading onto ‘treasonous path’ with Russia

Former CIA director John Brennan suggested Trump campaign associates might have been lured onto a “treasonous path” by Russian agents during the election. The former Obama administration official told the House Intelligence...

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of government spending in budget

U.S. President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to slash $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim in his first budget plan at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor while boosting the...