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The Rock welcomes a baby girl and delivers heartfelt advice for new fathers

The Rock welcomes a baby girl and delivers heartfelt advice for new fathers
An American equivalent to a royal baby was born today.  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his partner Lauren Hashian welcomed a baby girl into the world on Monday, and made the announcement via a very on brand (aka shirtless), long-winded Instagram post with a photo of Johnson holding his daughter. SEE ALSO: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson nailed the rap from...

Trump breaks campaign promise with first state dinner

Trump breaks campaign promise with first state dinner
Back in February 2016, candidate Donald Trump promised not to have state dinners until the United States no longer ran a trade deficit at a campaign event in New Hampshire. Like many of his other promises, that one didn’t take long to break, as President Donald Trump is set to host French President Emanuel Macron for the administration’s first State Dinner...

YouTuber launches garlic bread into space just to eat it when it lands back on Earth

YouTuber launches garlic bread into space just to eat it when it lands back on Earth
We've seen a man, a rocket, and so many other things go into space, so why not send some garlic bread as well? YouTuber Tom Scott and a group of experts tied a loaf of garlic bread onto a weather balloon in attempt to launch it into space. Aside from sending it off, Scott wanted to test how the...

Court blocks Trump from delaying higher penalties on automakers that produce gas-guzzlers

Court blocks Trump from delaying higher penalties on automakers that produce gas-guzzlers
A federal court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not delay implementing a rule that boosts the fines given to automakers that do not comply with federal fuel efficiency standards. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit means that the new higher penalty is officially now in effect. Last September, New York Attorney...

Huge numbers of job postings in China specify ‘men only’ or dictate women’s appearance

Huge numbers of job postings in China specify ‘men only’ or dictate women’s appearance
Gender discrimination may be a hot-button issue here in the U.S., but we don’t have a monopoly on the practice by a long shot. A new report from Human Rights Watch highlights widespread and blatant discrimination in Chinese job descriptions, despite its ostensibly being illegal there. In fact, the highest incidence rates were found in government jobs. The report...

The new, most popular 'Westworld' theory for Season 2 is a doozy

The new, most popular 'Westworld' theory for Season 2 is a doozy
Westworld is back and, by the looks of it, the Season 2 premiere is up to some old tricks again.  Last season's big twist centered around the show taking place over multiple timelines experienced by Dolores, culminating in the reveal that The Man in Black is actually William and that Dolores killed Arnold before the park opened decades ago.  It...

Trump tweeted a strange, racist term and Sarah Sanders has no explanation

Trump tweeted a strange, racist term and Sarah Sanders has no explanation
During a news briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly dodged questions about what President Trump meant when he blasted the “breeding concept” of sanctuary cities — a term that was widely interpreted as a racist dogwhistle meant to dehumanize immigrants. There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this...

The data scientist behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal fires back at Facebook

The data scientist behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal fires back at Facebook
The scapegoat in Facebook's ongoing data privacy scandal is firing back at the social media giant. Aleksandr Kogan, the relatively unknown scientist who was paid by Cambridge Analytica for data he harvested from more than 87 million Facebook users, is speaking out in a series of interviews, where he explains that he was not a rogue app developer as...

How Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo blew it at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

How Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo blew it at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote against the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State on Monday — which would be the first such vote for a secretary of state nominee. CIA Director Pompeo, who would replace Rex Tillerson (who was fired in March), has thus far not received the support of a single Democrat on...

Rising seas hit U.S. coastal property values: ‘A pricing signal from climate change’

Rising seas hit U.S. coastal property values: ‘A pricing signal from climate change’
The trillion-dollar coastal property bubble is ready to burst as global warming-driven sea level rise and storm surges threaten more and more property with flooding. We are now seeing “a pricing signal from climate change” in the relatively depressed prices for the coastal property most at risk for flooding, as Harvard real-estate professor Jesse Keenan told the Wall Street Journal Friday. Keenan...

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