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Monday, Aug 21


Did President Trump just stare directly at the solar eclipse without glasses?

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Did President Trump throw caution to the wind and look at the solar eclipse without special protective glasses? Shortly after Monday's eclipse, photos of the president appearing to stare up at the sun from a White House balcony circulated…


Who can save Jon Snow from himself?

Last week’s “Game of Thrones” episode was perhaps the weakest of the new season, a fitful and often credulity-stretching hour that overrode multiple characters’ previous skepticism toward the White Walker threat in order to set the stage…

Sunday, Aug 20


For Taylor Swift, a blank space on social media

What, pray tell, is pop star-sometime Rhode Island resident Taylor Swift up to? The “Blank Space” singer has left a literal blank space across social media platforms, wiping her Internet presence clean for reasons unknown. Her Instagram,…

Thursday, Aug 17


Warrants issued for NH white supremacist

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A white supremacist from Keene, N.H., who was prominently featured in a recent Vice News documentary about the violence in Charlottesville, is wanted for arrest on charges in Virginia, according to authorities. Christopher Cantwell, who is…


'Wow': Stunned TV hosts reacted in real time to Trump's Charlottesville remarks

“What I just saw,” a visibly stunned Chuck Todd said on MSNBC, “gave me the wrong kind of chills. Honestly, I'm a bit shaken by what I just heard.” “I'm still in the phase where I'm wondering if it was actually real life,” said the Fox…

Wednesday, Aug 16


Vice's in-depth Charlottesville video is a horrifying look at hatred

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If you've got room in your brain and your heart for a return to Charlottesville, I highly recommend the “Vice News Tonight” feature on the weekend's events. The 22-minute piece (available at news.vice.com or on YouTube), “Charlottesville:…

Tuesday, Aug 15


Obama's tweet becomes second-most liked

Why didn't I think of that? That's what President Trump may be wondering after his predecessor's post-Charlottesville tweet became the second-most “liked” tweet in the history of Twitter. Advertisement. To refresh, while Trump remained…


Holocaust Memorial in Boston damaged for second time this summer


For the second time this summer, the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston was vandalized Monday, when a 17-year-old allegedly threw a rock through one of the glass panels, shattering it. The male teenager was quickly tackled by two…

Monday, Aug 14


Trump again publicly tells CNN's Acosta: 'You're fake news'

The antagonism between President Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta continues. After Trump signed a memorandum calling for a trade investigation of China on Monday, Acosta asked Trump, “Mr. President, can you explain why you did not condemn…


Is Donald Trump stubborn, stupid, or simply racist?

In America, there are a mere handful of groups that politicians can criticize with relative impunity — members of the Islamic State, Communists, and of course Nazis. Yesterday, however, after neo-Nazi groups marched in Charlottesville, Va.…

Sunday, Aug 13


Clear skies on Sunday night could offer a chance to see Perseid meteor shower

For those who missed Saturday night's meteor showers, which disappeared behind clouds, there is good news. “Even though the peak of the meteor shower was yesterday, still could see some shooting stars tonight,” Boston's National Weather…


White House scrambles to explain Trump’s response

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he came under bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white…


Man accused of ramming Charlottesville protesters pictured with racist group

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was photographed carrying the emblem of one of the hate groups that joined in the event and was described by a former…


Robert Mueller needs bulletproof protection


Congress is considering new legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, but what it needs to do sooner or later is set a red line for President Trump: If the president fires Mueller or sabotages his investigation, he’ll be…

Saturday, Aug 12


President Trump condemns Charlottesville violence

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President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the violence resulting from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., tweeting that “there is no place for this kind of violence.” We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands…


3 deaths linked to white nationalist rally in Virginia

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The city of Charlottesville was engulfed by violence Saturday as white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments across the South.…


How to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend


As we head deeper into August, we're in store for warm evenings and overnight temperatures often well into the 60s. This sets up ideal conditions for viewing one of the most anticipated meteor showers of the year: the Perseid. The peak has…

Friday, Aug 11


Veteran filmmakers, a determined dancer, and more

Besides being a symptom of a weak imagination, stereotypes can also inflict insult and injury on those they depict. Tired of being seen on the screen as nuts twisted by PTSD, or gun-toting quasi-fascists, a group of veterans decided to…


Scientists create the first mutant ants

WASHINGTON — Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years, biologists have altered the genetics of organisms as varied as mice and rice. Mutant fruit flies are a laboratory staple.…

Thursday, Aug 10


Ranking the best 'Game of Thrones' battle scenes

Sunday night's stunning Loot Train Battle was certainly one of the standout scenes during seven seasons of ''Game of Thrones.'' But was it the very best of the major battles that we've witnessed? Using some combination of visual spectacle,…


How the Internet got the 'Google memo' wrong

Suddenly last weekend, everyone on the Internet knew what the “Google memo” said — even people who hadn't read it. Social media exploded after the tech website Gizmodo published a document that had been widely circulating among Google…


Walmart takes heat for back-to-school banner over gun display

Walmart is apologizing after a photo of a back-to-school store sign placed over a glass firearms display started rocketing across social media. The sign at an unidentified store read ''own the school year like a hero.'' Advertisement. One…


Guam's residents concerned but have faith in US military

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HAGATNA, Guam — The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island. But residents are increasingly worried over Washington's…


Police search for 3-year-old girl from Worcester

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An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday night for a missing 3-year-old girl from Worcester. Authorities say Ella Abbott is believed to be with her mother, Lee-Ann Abbott Rickheit, who took the girl from a Worcester home at about 7:45 p.m. on…


War with N. Korea not imminent, officials say, but US would still win

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Senior American officials sent mixed signals on North Korea on Wednesday as President Trump’s “fire and fury” warning rattled allies and adversaries alike, a sign of his administration’s deep divisions as the outcast…

Tuesday, Aug 8


Trump promises ‘fire and fury’ against N. Korea if it escalates threat

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump threatened North Korea ‘‘with fire and fury like the world has never seen’’ on Tuesday after suggestions the communist country has mastered one of the final hurdles to being able to strike the…


Be careful when buying 'eclipse glasses,' astronomy group warns

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When it comes to purchasing the right type of glasses to safely view this month's solar eclipse, there's more than meets the eye. Officials from the nonprofit American Astronomical Society are warning people -- those looking to buy the…


Why there was no real winner on last night's finale of 'The Bachelorette'

Warning: Spoilers ahead. We always knew Miami chiropractor Bryan Abasolo was going to win Rachel Lindsay's season of “The Bachelorette.” We just didn't know it was going to feel this unsatisfying for everyone involved. At the final three…


Brigham and Women’s falls out of top 20 in US News hospital rankings

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Like many institutions, Brigham and Women’s takes great pride in its top-20 status in the US News & World Report annual hospital rankings. The national accolade has been featured on its website and on huge banners strung across its front…

Monday, Aug 7


In 'The Spoils of War,' Dany breathes fire

Editor's note: This article contains spoilers. Even amid the ongoing renaissance of peak TV, it's sometimes hard to believe “Game of Thrones” is unspooling its penultimate season across the small screen. The sheer scale of its action…