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Trump is in Saudi Arabia, but back home focus is still on Comey firing

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 2:49pm
Trump in Saudi Arabia, But Back Home Focus Still on Comey Firing U.S. President Donald Trump focused Sunday on a major address to Muslim leaders at a summit in Riyadh, but back home the day’s news shows were dominated by talk of his firing of FBI chief James Comey and investigations into the T...

Hamas fires back at Trump’s ‘terrorism’ allegation

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 2:44pm
Hamas decries Trump’s terror allegation Hamas Movement has rejected US President Donald Trump’s comments linking it to “terrorism” in his speech in Saudi Arabia, saying it shows his “complete bias” towards Israel. “The statement describing Hamas as a terror ...

The science of fighting Alzheimer’s with food

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 2:38pm
The Science Of Fighting Alzheimer’s With Food Diets aimed to ward off Alzheimer’s Disease are gaining in popularity. Furthering the recent attention is famed chef Paula Wolfert, who talked to the New York Times about the special diet she created to fight dementia, which she has been diagnosed ...

Here are the best ways to smoke pot for different occasions

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 2:33pm
Here Are The Best Ways To Smoke Pot For Different Occasions Q&A site Quora. Photo: Quora This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Victoria Weaver. Well the best way to use marijuana is in a vaporised form or edible form however, if you want to smoke it then the most discreet way wo...

‘Angry’ Netanyahu orders boycotting Israeli officials to show up for Trump reception: report

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 2:16pm
President Donald Trump’s overseas visit has hit another bump after it was revealed that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to order some government ministers and officials to attend a Monday reception for the American president after they threatened to boycott. According to Th...

‘He’s been neutered’: Trump supporters melt down after president calls Islam ‘one of world’s great faiths’

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 1:30pm
As President Donald Trump is getting hammered on the left for not using the expression “radical Islamic terrorism” during his speech in Saudi Arabia, he is also taking heat from his avid supporters who were drawn to him due to his anti-Mulsim rhetoric when he is in the U.S. His crime? Ca...

Professional big game hunter dies after elephant falls on him in Zimbabwe

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 12:58pm
A professional big game hunter was reportedly crushed by an elephant while hunting in Zimbabwe. According to Netwerk24, the hunter was identified as 51-year-old Theunis Botha of South Africa. Netwerk24 was told by a source that a group of hunters, including Botha, fired on three charging elephant co...

‘He actually sounded presidential’: CNN guest normalizes Trump for reading Saudi speech without ‘popping off’

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 11:53am
During a CNN appearance on Sunday, CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer asserted that President Donald Trump “sounded presidential” because he did not go off script during his speech to Muslim leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “Today, you saw a very different President Trump,” S...

Full text of Donald Trump’s speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 11:52am
Following is the full transcript of President Donald J. Trump’s speech delivered on May 21, 2017 at the Arab Islamic Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to ...

Trump supporters used anti-Trump petition to create database with sexual orientation of activists: report

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 11:48am
On a messaging server used by President Donald Trump’s supporters, users have posted a file full of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and social media accounts of activists. According to BuzzFeed News, the document also “makes a point of attempting to identify the religious affiliatio...

‘But he got a nice gold medal’: Trump shredded for refusing to say ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ in Saudi speech

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 11:28am
Following President Donald Trump’s speech on Islam Sunday morning, the normally bombastic president was hammered for refusing to use the expression “radical Islamic terrorism” — a phrase he previously criticized President Barack Obama for avoiding. “This is a battle bet...

Saudi women are disappointed that Trump is no Obama on human rights

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 11:18am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Donald Trump arrived Saturday in a country where women must secure a male guardian’s permission to get a passport, go to college and travel, and are forbidden from driving and can’t eat in certain restaurants. But the new U.S. president, unlike his predecessors, wa...

‘I don’t know what the f*ck he thinks’: Stephen Colbert tears into Trump in candid interview

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 11:06am
In an interview with former columnist Frank Rich that took place in New York City Saturday night, Late Show host Stephen Colbert tore into President Donald Trump –saying he appreciates him as a “performer” but in the end lamented: “I don’t know what the f*ck he thinks.”...

In Montana, miles from Trump’s Russia crisis, there’s no clamor to impeach

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 11:01am
PHILIPSBURG, Mont. — Ed Lord and Jim Jenner are friends of long standing who’ve managed to stay close over the years despite their political differences. Lord is a Republican who helps run the local party in this breathtaking stretch of rural western Montana. He backed Donald Trump for preside...

Trump’s FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: aides

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 10:58am
U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, two top administration officials said on Sunday. “The gist of the conversation was that the president ...

Opioid epidemic raising American heart infections

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 10:55am
The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has given rise to some major heart problems amongst the people. A study was conducted last year which said the number of Americans hospitalized with heart infections caused by use of injected opioid is rising rapidly. Researchers from Tufts University School of Medici...

What causes Islamophobia?

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 10:53am
With the rise of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency and with several right-wing European politicians making headlines in recent months, focus has shifted to Islamophobia. But what really is Islamophobia? Islamphobia is an exaggerated fear, and negative sentiments, even hatred toward Islam and anyon...

Trump-themed subReddit group set to ‘private’ after epic ‘free speech’ tirade

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 10:49am
On Saturday evening, The_donald, the main sub on reddit dedicated to President Donald Trump, went private. After reddit admins removed three T_d moderators from the sub, the rest of the mods went on an epic tirade claiming that free speech on the site is dying and that the sub will be going private ...

What is ‘sologamy’? People are now getting married to themselves

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 10:47am
If you can’t find the perfect partner in someone else, why wait for the ring when you can get hitched to yourself? That, at least in part, seems to be the thought process behind “sologamy,” or the act of marrying oneself. People — particularly women — are participating in the marriage trend that’s b...

How your iPhone is making you lonely

Sun, 21 May 2017 - 10:41am
Conversations with Siri have almost become a pastime as people find new ways to garner funny responses from the iPhone personal assistant. A new study indicates that time spent chilling with your phone, or other human-like gadgets like Amazon’s Alexa, could actually hinder your IRL relationships. Th...