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‘Cigarette boat’ captain helps extinguish blaze as wildfires ravage British Columbia (VIDEOS)

‘Cigarette boat’ captain helps extinguish blaze as wildfires ravage British Columbia (VIDEOS)

As wildfires continue to plague residents in British Columbia, Canada, ordinary citizens find themselves in dangerous, unpredictable situations like one quick-thinking cigarette boat pilot who possibly saved the…

Cenk Uygur and Hasan Piker on the Democratic Party’s Odds in 2018 (Video)

Cenk Uygur and Hasan Piker on the Democratic Party’s Odds in 2018 (Video)

The Democratic Party needs to adopt a more progressive economic platform, argue “The Young Turks” commentators Hasan Piker (left) and Cenk Uygur (right). Related Entries July 30, 2017…

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims

Authorities race to identify bodies as rescue workers reach new areas and fear monsoon death toll will rise further Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western…

Trump vows 'all necessary measures' to protect allies from North Korea, says Abe

The US president has assured Japan of total support as tensions increase in east Asia, the prime minister says Donald Trump has vowed to take “all necessary measures”…

Friend of Diana urges Channel 4 to scrap 'intrusive' documentary

Rosa Monckton will tell the broadcaster that use of the ‘Diana tapes’, revealing conversations recorded by the Princess of Wales’s speech coach, is ‘outrageous’ One of Princess Diana’s…


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That's It For Today

This is my last post for the day. Starting in a few minutes we’ll be replacing the guts of our website with something newer and better than what…

The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System

On Monday, the Intercept published a classified internal NSA document noting that Russian military intelligence mounted an operation to hack at least one US voting software supplier—which provided…

Chart of the Day: Health Care Spending as a Percentage of GDP

This is apropos of nothing in particular. I was over at the World Bank site fiddling around with some stuff and happened to look at their chart for…

Trump's Tweets Threaten His Travel Ban's Chances in Court

President Donald Trump began the week with a barrage of early-morning tweets blasting the courts for blocking his travel ban executive order. But in doing so, he may…

Chart of the Day: Islamist Terror Attacks in London

Plus the March attack in Manchester. This is raw data. Draw what conclusions you wish from it. Source: New feed…

Donald Trump Is the World's Biggest Asshole

In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in London, our president decided the best thing to do was revive his personal feud with the mayor of London:…

Quietly, Surely, We're Losing a Whole Pine Species En Masse and Nobody Gives a Damn

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Bob Keane has…

The Truth About Meal-Kit Freezer Packs

People love to complain about the wastefulness of meal-kit delivery companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. The baggies that hold a single scallion! The thousands of miles…

A New Wave of Left-Wing Militants Is Ready to Rumble in Portland—and Beyond

One week after two men were stabbed to death while defending two girls from a racist and Islamophobic diatribe on a commuter train, Portland, Oregon, is bracing for…

Everyone On The Internet Is Fighting About This Image. What Do You Think It Is?

Good afternoon. What is this? Um… — Wayne Chu (@wayne5540) May 18, 2017 Twitter user @wayne5540 made this amazing observation today. But what exactly is the observation?…

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