stephen jay gould

(september 10, 1941-may 20,2002)
  • Michael Flynn Is Owed an Apology

    Michael Flynn Is Owed an ApologyDemocrats were still stinging from their defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. Every day, it seemed, brought news of another contact between Trumpworld and Russia. Flynn, a retired three-star general, was forced to resign after serving less than a month as Trump’s national security adviser.


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  • E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey

    E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: surveyThe percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed on Monday. The increase in vaping by 10th and 12th graders was the largest year-over-year jump for any substance ever measured by the survey, which started 44 years ago.


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  • Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision

    Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North


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  • Will NORAD's Santa Tracker still monitor St. Nick's journey even if there's a government shutdown?

    Will NORAD's Santa Tracker still monitor St. Nick's journey even if there's a government shutdown?NORAD's Santa Tracker has monitored the Jolly Ol' Man's journey across the globe on Christmas Eve for more than 60 years.


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  • Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42

    Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42TOKYO (AP) — A suspected gas explosion destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan on Sunday night, injuring 42 people, police and local media said.


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  • 1000mph Bloodhound SSC record car saved

    1000mph Bloodhound SSC record car savedBritish entrepreneur Ian Warhurst has saved the Bloodhound SSC land speed record project after no other investors came forward


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  • New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused

    New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accusedNew Zealand warned Google to "take responsibility" for its news content Wednesday, after the internet giant broke a court order suppressing the name of a man charged with murdering a British backpacker. An Auckland court granted the man interim name suppression this month but Google revealed his identity in an email to subscribers of its "what's trending in New Zealand?" service. Justice Minister Andrew Little said the breach was unacceptable and he had made his views known to Google executives at a meeting in parliament on Tuesday night.


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  • The 25 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2018

    The 25 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2018


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  • The best and worst times to travel for Christmas

    The best and worst times to travel for ChristmasAAA predicts that more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season, so knowing the best and worst times for traffic and weather can cut down your trip time.


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  • U.S. Intelligence officials frustrated by White House response to Khashoggi killing

    U.S. Intelligence officials frustrated by White House response to Khashoggi killingAnd it’s not just the White House that may make it tough to act on the intelligence community’s findings — the longstanding ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia complicate efforts to hold the kingdom accountable.


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  • Migrant family who fled tear gas at U.S. border seeks asylum

    Migrant family who fled tear gas at U.S. border seeks asylumThe family appeared in a widely circulated photograph taken by Reuters as they fled tear gas thrown by U.S. authorities during a protest at the border last month when some migrants rushed the U.S. fence. Sandra Cordero, from advocacy group Families Belong Together, which accompanied the migrants, said eight unaccompanied minors were being processed for asylum. A system dubbed "metering" limits how many can ask for asylum each day at U.S. ports of entry, leading to months-long waits in Mexico for thousands of migrants fleeing violence in Central America.


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  • General Dynamics Warns Trudeau Over Exit Penalties in Saudi Deal

    General Dynamics Warns Trudeau Over Exit Penalties in Saudi DealIn a television interview Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government was looking for a way to halt the sale of armored vehicles manufactured by a unit of U.S.-based General Dynamics Corp. “We are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to Saudi Arabia,” Trudeau told CTV, without elaborating. The company’s Canadian unit, in a written statement Monday, warned that doing so could leave the government on the hook for penalties.


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  • Delta adds Mexico City route from Minneapolis/St. Paul hub

    Delta adds Mexico City route from Minneapolis/St. Paul hubMinneapolis/St. Paul is sixth hub to get nonstop service to Mexico City on Delta, joining Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York JFK and Salt Lake City.


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  • Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia story

    Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia storyVATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about the pope's May travel schedule, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bulgaria is a former Soviet republic. During the Cold War, Bulgaria was one of the Soviet allies that formed the Warsaw Pact.


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  • How To Make Edible Cookie Dough, The Ultimate Holiday Food Gift

    How To Make Edible Cookie Dough, The Ultimate Holiday Food GiftSneaking a bite of raw cookie dough is undoubtedly one of the best parts of


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  • AZ gov names McSally to U.S. Senate seat

    AZ gov names McSally to U.S. Senate seatRepublican U.S. Representative Martha McSally will become Arizona's second U.S. senator at the end of the year, replacing the retiring Jon Kyl, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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  • Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation deal

    Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation dealSwitzerland and Britain signed an agreement Monday guaranteeing that flights between the two countries can continue uninterrupted even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels. "We have managed to ensure a flawless transition, which is in the interest of both of our countries," Swiss Transportation Minister Doris Leuthard said in a statement after signing the deal in Zurich with her British counterpart Chris Grayling. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but its relations with Britain are based on a long line of bilateral agreements between Bern and the bloc.


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  • Cher ditches Facebook, Google for 'conspiring with Russia to destroy our democracy'

    Cher ditches Facebook, Google for 'conspiring with Russia to destroy our democracy'Cher, 72, vowed to boycott the two tech giants Tuesday because she says Facebook and Google's alleged love of money trumps their "(love) of country."


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  • Judge delays sentencing for former Trump adviser Flynn

    Judge delays sentencing for former Trump adviser FlynnA federal judge delayed sentencing on Tuesday for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.


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  • Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal

    Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal"The only thing he said is that we would take a look at it," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. "Nothing further at this point beyond that ... nothing committal at all in that process." Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday that Trump told Erdogan that Washington was working on extraditing the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, a former Erdogan ally who has lived in self-imposed U.S. exile for nearly two decades. Asked about the comment on Monday, another White House official said only that Trump did not commit to extraditing Gulen when he spoke to Erdogan at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires last month.


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  • U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan Peace

    U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan PeaceRepresentatives from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the U.A.E. will also attend the meeting, Zabihullah Mujahed, a spokesman for the militant group, said in a statement released on late Sunday evening. Pakistan has also confirmed that talks will be taking place and hopes the meeting “will end bloodshed in Afghanistan and bring peace to the region,” Mohammad Faisal, a foreign ministry spokesman in Islamabad, said on Twitter.


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  • Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican border

    Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican borderGuatemalan children caught in Mexico while trying to migrate into the US, queue before climbing into a minibus at Aurora international airport in Guatemala City. For years, Dora waited impatiently to turn 15, the age her mother had agreed she would be old enough to leave their home in El Salvador – where she suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather – and head to the US, in search of a new life. “Seeing them leave together … that gave me hope and gave me the courage to finally leave,” said Dora, who is now living at a children’s shelter in Tijuana, on the border with California.


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  • Milwaukee airport adds unlimited free Wi-Fi service

    Milwaukee airport adds unlimited free Wi-Fi serviceMilwaukee County executive says free Wi-Fi has been one the of the most requested passenger amenities at Mitchell International.


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  • Terror charges issued in France's Christmas market attack

    Terror charges issued in France's Christmas market attackPARIS (AP) — A man suspected of supplying the gun used in the Christmas market shooting attack that killed five people in Strasbourg has been handed preliminary terror charges, according to a French judicial official close to the investigation.


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  • Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico

    Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in MexicoAuthorities are searching for a man who went missing from a cruise ship bound for Mexico.


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  • No one can 'dictate' to China what it should, shouldn't do: Xi

    No one can 'dictate' to China what it should, shouldn't do: XiPresident Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to push ahead with China's "reform and opening up" but warned that no one can "dictate" what it does, as the Communist Party celebrated the policy's 40th anniversary. While he pledged to press forward with the economic reforms initiated under late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in December 1978, Xi indicated that there would be no change to the one-party system. "The leadership of the Communist Party of China is the most essential feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the greatest advantage of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics," he said.


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  • Every Photo You Need to See of the $100,000 Lincoln Continental Coach

    Every Photo You Need to See of the $100,000 Lincoln Continental Coach


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  • Sanders Lashes Comey For 'Corruption' After He Slams Spineless GOP On 'Lying' Trump

    Sanders Lashes Comey For 'Corruption' After He Slams Spineless GOP On 'Lying' TrumpWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders launched a scathing,


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  • Indian regulator says Reuters report on J&J baby powder 'under consideration'

    Indian regulator says Reuters report on J&J baby powder 'under consideration'A spokeswoman for the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) told Reuters it was too early to say if a formal investigation would be launched into the baby powder that is ubiquitous in many Indian homes, a potential market of 1.3 billion people. K. Bangarurajan, a senior official at the CDSCO, told Reuters powder samples were tested earlier but nothing wrong was found in them. "The samples were found to be complying with Indian standards." A J&J spokesperson in India said it had not been contacted by the government since the Reuters story.


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  • GOP Representative McSally Chosen for Arizona U.S. Senate Seat

    GOP Representative McSally Chosen for Arizona U.S. Senate SeatMcSally, a blunt-talking former Air Force combat pilot, ran unsuccessfully for Arizona’s other Senate in November, losing narrowly to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. McSally is a favorite of Senate leadership including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who had urged her appointment.


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  • Ask the Captain: Do planes have quirks like cars?

    Ask the Captain: Do planes have quirks like cars?Pilots fly many different airplanes of the same model within a fleet. While there are some differences, they fly pretty much the same.


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  • ‘One of a kind’ royal tomb is 4,400 years old, Egypt says

    ‘One of a kind’ royal tomb is 4,400 years old, Egypt saysOfficials in Egypt revealed they discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb believed to belong to a senior official linked to the fifth dynasty of the pharoahs.


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  • Girl's death shows communication issues on US-Mexico border

    Girl's death shows communication issues on US-Mexico borderShortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents.


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  • Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

    Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuseJesuit authorities for 20 US states on Monday released the names of 89 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1950. The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church and come after 153 Jesuits were publicly identified by two other provinces earlier this month. "On behalf of the Midwest Jesuits, I apologize to victim-survivors and their families for the harm and suffering you have endured.


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  • Vegan beauty gift sets for holiday 2018

    Vegan beauty gift sets for holiday 2018With interest in vegan lifestyles growing, both specialist and mainstream beauty brands have a selection of gifts out this holiday for anyone committed to excluding animal-based products and shunning animal testing. Here's a look at some of the 100% vegan gift sets out this year.


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  • British Airways to resume Pakistan flights after a decade

    British Airways to resume Pakistan flights after a decadeBritish Airways will resume flights to Pakistan next year after a 10-year absence following an Islamist militant truck bomb that killed more than 50 people at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. As Pascale Davies reports, BA will be the first Western carrier to restart flying to Pakistan.


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  • Hillary Clinton Offers Encouragement To Third-Grader Who Lost School Election

    Hillary Clinton Offers Encouragement To Third-Grader Who Lost School ElectionAn 8-year-old Maryland girl reportedly received some high-powered


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  • Sears to take $443 million in charges arising from store closures

    Sears to take $443 million in charges arising from store closuresBankrupt U.S. retailer Sears Holdings Corp will take a charge of about $443 million arising from store closures, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday. Total costs related to closing 73 Sears stores and 28 Kmart stores in the third quarter ended Nov. 3 amounted to $229 million, the company said earlier this month. The charges entail markdowns, severance costs and lease termination costs arising from store closures, which the company announced in October, when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


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  • Trump Opposes Short-Term Funding to Avoid Shutdown, Source Says

    Trump Opposes Short-Term Funding to Avoid Shutdown, Source SaysThe hardening of the White House position increases the difficulty lawmakers face in finding a solution before government funding expires on Friday night for nine government departments and various independent agencies. Democrats insist on spending no more than $1.37 billion on border fencing, and the president said last week he would be “proud” to shut the government if it will force them to give in to his demands. Spending discussions have stalled, with no talks between Trump and Democrats since Tuesday.


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  • White Christmas 2018 forecast: Who has the best shot at snow?

    White Christmas 2018 forecast: Who has the best shot at snow?Following far-reaching snowstorms from November and early December, a lack of Arctic air will generally limit the chances of a white Christmas to the northern tier states and the mountains of the West for Dec. 25, 2018.


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  • Best new airport amenities of 2018: Smart bathrooms, therapy alligators, more

    Best new airport amenities of 2018: Smart bathrooms, therapy alligators, moreNew amenities and creative activities introduced by airports, airlines and in-terminal vendors are making airport dwell time more enjoyable.


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  • US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

    US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.


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  • Malaysia charges Goldman as pressure mounts over 1MDB scandal

    Malaysia charges Goldman as pressure mounts over 1MDB scandalMalaysia filed criminal charges Monday against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1MDB scandal. Goldman subsidiaries and ex-bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa are accused of misappropriating $2.7 billion, bribing officials and giving false statements in relation to bond issues they arranged for state fund 1MDB. Allegations that huge sums were looted from the investment vehicle and used to buy everything from yachts to artwork, in a fraud that involved former Malaysian leader Najib Razak, contributed to the last government's shock defeat at May elections.


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  • Instant Pot’s most popular pressure cooker is on sale for even less than it was last week

    Instant Pot’s most popular pressure cooker is on sale for even less than it was last weekThe Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is the largest version of Instant Pot's most popular pressure cooker, and it costs a hefty $140. It was on sale last week at a $40 discount though, which was a great deal that many of our readers took advantage of. Don't worry if you missed it though, because it turns out you're in luck. Why? Because it's on sale right now with an even bigger $50 discount! And if you don't need all that capacity, the smaller Instant Pot DUO Mini is also on sale right now for just $59.99. Here's what you need to know from the product page: * Duo 8 Quart, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle * Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Saute/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button * Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food * Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time * UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors * Accessories include stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz


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  • Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds

    Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study findsIf you're a woman with an opinion on Twitter, chances are you've been harassed, abused, or even threatened. “We found that, although abuse is targeted at women across the political spectrum, women of colour were much more likely to be impacted, and black women are disproportionately targeted.


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  • Instagram Was Bigger Russian Election Tool Than Facebook, Senate Report Says

    Instagram Was Bigger Russian Election Tool Than Facebook, Senate Report SaysThe Russian Internet Research Agency, the troll farm that has sought to divide Americans with misinformation and meme content around the 2016 election, received more engagement on Instagram than it did on any other social media platform, including Facebook, according to a joint report by three groups of researchers. “Instagram was a significant front in the IRA’s influence operation, something that Facebook executives appear to have avoided mentioning in Congressional testimony,” the report says. IRA activity shifted there after the media began to write about Russian activity on Twitter and Facebook.


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  • U.S. border agents will not speak to lawmakers about girl's death

    U.S. border agents will not speak to lawmakers about girl's deathMembers of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Tuesday plan to visit the New Mexico patrol station where Jakelin Caal and her father were taken on Dec. 7 to learn more about why she died the next day. Caal's death fueled criticism of President Donald Trump's immigration policies from Democrats and migrant advocates. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said it showed the dangers of her journey and the family's decision to cross the border illegally.


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  • 5 Products That Can Make Driving in Winter Easier

    5 Products That Can Make Driving in Winter Easier


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  • North Korea warns US sanctions could 'block the path to denuclearization forever'

    North Korea warns US sanctions could 'block the path to denuclearization forever'The North's warning came days after the Treasury Department imposed fresh sanctions on three top officials, including Choe Ryong Hae - who is seen as Kim Jong Un's right-hand man.


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  • Southwest Passenger Says She Was Forced To Leave Pet Fish At Denver Airport

    Southwest Passenger Says She Was Forced To Leave Pet Fish At Denver AirportA San Diego-area college student is accusing Southwest Airlines of forcing her


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