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Trump Administration Uses Misleading Video to Justify Barring of CNN’s Jim Acosta

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, posted a clip from a contributor to Infowars, the far-right site banned by YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Harlem Made Mo Bamba, but He Will Take It From Here

By SCOTT CACCIOLA

A viral rap anthem has people singing his name, but the 20-year-old rookie center for the Orlando Magic is focused on building a legacy that lives beyond any trend.

Disney reveals the name of its Netflix competitor

By Claire Atkinson

The new service will carry content from Disney's stable of brand names including Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar.

  • November 9th 2018 at 01:00

Midterm turnout surges to 50-year high, early estimates show

By Benjy Sarlin

A projected 113 million voters cast a ballot, with high participation among both parties.

  • November 9th 2018 at 00:18

Brexit border plan 'unacceptable' says Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster has said the DUP cannot support a Brexit border plan that would separate Northern Ireland from Britain.

  • November 9th 2018 at 00:18

PayPal bans Tommy Robinson from its platform

PayPal has told the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf.

  • November 9th 2018 at 00:01

PayPal bans Tommy Robinson from its platform

PayPal has told the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf.

  • November 9th 2018 at 00:01

Record LGBT support for Democrats in midterms, NBC News Exit Poll shows

By Tim Fitzsimons

More than 80 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people voted for their district’s Democratic House candidate, according to the NBC News Exit Poll.

  • November 8th 2018 at 23:21

Trump signs new rule making it harder for immigrants to claim asylum

By Julia Ainsley

"The proposal is patently unlawful and there will be a court challenge," said Lee Gelernt of the ACLU, which is suing to block the new rule.

  • November 9th 2018 at 20:57

At Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Welcome, a Tableau of Trump Legal Controversies

By MARK LANDLER

As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was formally welcomed to the court, there were reminders not just of the contentious confirmation process but also of the turmoil on the president’s legal team.

House Democrats' keys to victory: Suburbs, money and fired-up women college grads

By David Wasserman

Analysis: Attack ads declaring Republican incumbents had voted with Trump "95 percent of the time" proved too much for them to overcome.

  • November 8th 2018 at 21:31

Earth is being orbited by a pair of wispy β€˜dust moons,’ scientists say

Earth is being orbited by a pair of wispy ‘dust moons,’ scientists say

In a new paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, scientists explain that they've confirmed the presence of two clouds of dust that are orbiting Earth at around the same distance as our Moon. The discovery is confirmation of work that stretches back decades to the early 1960s when the clouds were first spotted.

The presence of the dust clouds has been extremely difficult to prove because they're so faint. They are collections of extremely tiny particles stretched over an enormous area that dwarfs even Earth itself, but they're definitely there.

These "moons," as some are calling them, obviously aren't actually moons as you'd normally think of them. They're just huge, thin clouds of dust that are trapped in Earth's orbit. They're many times the size of Earth itself but you can't see them with the naked eye because not enough light bounces off of the tiny particles and finds its way to our planet.

The large puffs of space dust have been named "Kordylewski clouds," which is a nod to astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski, the first person that claimed to have actually spotted them back in 1961. Even after that discovery, the existence of the clouds was debated, but they've now been detected with certainty, proving the scientist, who died in 1981, correct.

“The Kordylewski clouds are two of the toughest objects to find, and though they are as close to Earth as the moon, are largely overlooked by researchers in astronomy,” Judit Slíz-Balogh, co-author of the new study, said in a statement. “It is intriguing to confirm that our planet has dusty pseudo-satellites in orbit alongside our lunar neighbor.”

The existence of the dust clouds doesn't mean a whole lot to you and I, but it does shed some light on the dynamics of Earth orbit. The points where the dust is trapped are known as Larange points, and scientists believe that locations like these might be the most ideal spots for placing space stations or satellites for long-term use.


  • November 8th 2018 at 21:22

With Kavanaugh on court, White House ready for legal battle over asylum rules

By Julia Ainsley

The administration expects to be sued over its stringent new immigration plan, which may be unveiled as soon as Thursday afternoon — and it expects to win.

  • November 8th 2018 at 20:47

Not Just the Flu: Gonorrhea, Chicken Pox Also Go Through Seasons

Not Just the Flu: Gonorrhea, Chicken Pox Also Go Through SeasonsYou probably know when flu season happens, but what about chicken-pox season or gonorrhea season? Well, according to a new review study, a whole host of infectious diseases have "seasons" during which their activity peaks. The study, which reviewed information from dozens of scientific papers, found evidence of seasonality in at least 69 different infectious diseases.


  • November 8th 2018 at 20:25

Florida Shooting Victim#39;s Father Speaks Out

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  • November 8th 2018 at 19:57

The acting attorney general has a tangled history with Mueller probe

By Ken Dilanian and Julia Ainsley

In the Justice Department, Whitaker was viewed as an agent of the White House, one administration official and one former U.S. attorney told NBC News.

  • November 8th 2018 at 19:36

Democrats rack up more gains in House as key tight races are called

By Alex Seitz-Wald

In Georgia's 6th House District, the Republican candidate conceded, bringing the Democratic Party's new majority to 30 seats with more possible.

  • November 8th 2018 at 19:32

Gillum statement stokes intrigue as Florida vote margin tightens

By Ali Vitali

The Democratic governor candidate is less than 43,000 votes behind Republican Ron DeSantis and ballots are still being tallied.

  • November 8th 2018 at 19:06
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