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U.S. Government Says It's Not Required to Provide Migrant Kids in Custody With Toothpaste and Soap U.S. Government Says It's Not Required to Provide Migrant Kids in Custody With Toothpaste and Soap

The U.S. Justice Department argued in federal court this week that government agencies like Customs and Border Protection have no responsibility to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap to migrant kids who are currently held in America’s vast network of concentration camps. Human rights organizations have…

President Trump's Designated Protest Zones Are the Perfect Analogy for 'Censorship' on Social Media President Trump's Designated Protest Zones Are the Perfect Analogy for 'Censorship' on Social Media

President Donald Trump has often complained that America’s largest social media companies, like Facebook and Twitter, are censoring conservative voices. But even if they were, the First Amendment doesn’t apply to social media companies, and a video from President Trump’s latest rally in Florida shows that he (or, at…

This 'Smart' Light Bulb Video Is the Most Ridiculous Thing We've Ever Seen This 'Smart' Light Bulb Video Is the Most Ridiculous Thing We've Ever Seen

People of the 20th century imagined that Americans of the future would be zipping around in flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, we’ve got a plummeting life expectancy, the rise of measles, and even a resurgence of concentration camps on U.S. soil.

Everything We Know About the U.S. Spy Drone Shot Down By Iran's Revolutionary Guard Everything We Know About the U.S. Spy Drone Shot Down By Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone, according to multiple reports by Iranian state media channels. U.S. officials initially claimed that the drone was an MQ-4C Triton brought down by a surface-to-air missile, but CENTCOM now says it was an RQ-4A Global Hawk. And there are major differences in the…

These Designers of 1960 Predicted That Fashion of the Future Would Be Very Retro These Designers of 1960 Predicted That Fashion of the Future Would Be Very Retro

I’ve spent a lot of time looking at past predictions of the future over the years. But every once in a while I uncover something that’s so accurate, it’s almost spooky. This video from 1960 is just such a video.

Apple Contemplates Moving 15 to 30 Percent of Production Capacity Outside of China Over Trade War: Report Apple Contemplates Moving 15 to 30 Percent of Production Capacity Outside of China Over Trade War: Report

Apple is exploring a shift of anywhere from 15 percent to 30 percent of its production capacity outside of China to somewhere in Southeast Asia, according to a new report from the Nikkei Asia Review. The potential move is getting billed as a “fundamental restructuring” of Apple’s supply chain.

President Trump Promises to Cure Cancer If Re-Elected During Neo-Fascist Rally in Florida President Trump Promises to Cure Cancer If Re-Elected During Neo-Fascist Rally in Florida

President Donald Trump has made a lot of broken promises during his time in office. He promised to lower prescription drug prices, get Mexico to pay for a border wall, and he even said a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class was on the way before the 2018 midterms. That tax cut never materialized, obviously. But the…

Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System

Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for the United States that is. It’s usually not a big problem. But there have been some close calls throughout history when people used metric instead of imperial, or vice versa with disastrous results.

Facebook Announces Libra, Digital Currency on the Blockchain That Doesn't Actually Need to Be on the Blockchain

Facebook and 27 other partner companies formally announced this morning they plan to launch a digital currency called Libra in the first half of 2020. And if they pull it off, Libra could become the standard digital currency around the world.

Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison For Sharing Video of Mosque Massacre and Calling it 'Awesome' Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison For Sharing Video of Mosque Massacre and Calling it 'Awesome'

Philip Arps was sentenced in a New Zealand court today for sharing video of the Christchurch massacre, a terrorist attack on two mosques that killed 51 people on March 15. Arps, who has compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess, pleaded guilty to two counts of sharing the video and received a…

That Viral Video of a Robot Uprising Is Fake Because the Real Thing Will Be So Much Deadlier That Viral Video of a Robot Uprising Is Fake Because the Real Thing Will Be So Much Deadlier

Have you seen that viral video of a robot getting its ass kicked by humans? The robot is forced to perform a variety of agility drills and gets hit with a hockey stick, enduring quite a bit of abuse before the robot finally pulls a gun on its human tormentors. But the video is completely fake—well, the one with the…

Huawei CEO Dodges Question About Chinese Internet Censorship During Awkward Press Event Huawei CEO Dodges Question About Chinese Internet Censorship During Awkward Press Event

Huawei hosted a public relations event in China today called “A Coffee With Ren,” a made-for-TV special with CEO Ren Zhengfei. And while there were plenty of newsworthy moments, including the confirmation that Huawei phone sales are expected to slump 40 percent in coming years, the media spectacle was pretty…

People Experiencing Hardship Should Be Allowed to Use Technology Without Your Judgmental Bullshit People Experiencing Hardship Should Be Allowed to Use Technology Without Your Judgmental Bullshit

Roughly 553,000 Americans are currently experiencing homelessness, according to the latest figures available from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But that doesn’t mean those people should be judged for owning technology like laptops and smartphones, no matter what various assholes have to say on the…

That Theme Park Ride Going Viral Right Now Is Totally Fake That Theme Park Ride Going Viral Right Now Is Totally Fake

Have you seen video of that theme park ride that’s been going viral? Not to pop anyone’s balloon, but the video is totally fake. It’s a great computer-generated animation.

NASA Says Additional $20 Billion Needed to Land Humans on the Moon by 2024 NASA Says Additional $20 Billion Needed to Land Humans on the Moon by 2024

NASA needs anywhere from $20 billion to $30 billion on top of the space agency’s current budget to land humans on the moon by 2024, according to a new interview with the NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Accused Terrorist Shocks New Zealand Courtroom With Not Guilty Plea For 51 Murders Livestreamed on Facebook Accused Terrorist Shocks New Zealand Courtroom With Not Guilty Plea For 51 Murders Livestreamed on Facebook

The white supremacist accused of killing 51 people and livestreaming the carnage on Facebook has pleaded not guilty in a Christchurch, New Zealand court today. The courtroom was filled with friends and family of the victims who reacted with gasps as the plea was entered, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Tyson Launches Its First Plant-Based Protein Brand to Compete With Beyond Meat Tyson Launches Its First Plant-Based Protein Brand to Compete With Beyond Meat

Tyson Foods is launching the company’s first plant-based protein brand, called Raised & Rooted, that will feature vegetarian nuggets that taste like chicken and blended burgers that still contain beef but are arguably more healthy.

China Allegedly Conducting Cyber Attacks Against Telegram Messaging App to Suppress Hong Kong Protests China Allegedly Conducting Cyber Attacks Against Telegram Messaging App to Suppress Hong Kong Protests

The Chinese government is allegedly conducting cyber attacks against the messaging app Telegram in an effort to frustrate this week’s protests in Hong Kong, according to the CEO of Telegram.

British Official Signs U.S. Extradition Order For Julian Assange Despite Hostility Between UK Home Secretary and Trump Regime British Official Signs U.S. Extradition Order For Julian Assange Despite Hostility Between UK Home Secretary and Trump Regime

Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid told BBC Radio today that he has signed the extradition order for Julian Assange, paving the way for the WikiLeaks founder to be sent to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking and espionage.

5-Year-Old Child Dies in Uganda as Ebola Outbreak Officially Becomes an International Problem 5-Year-Old Child Dies in Uganda as Ebola Outbreak Officially Becomes an International Problem

The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially become an international problem, with three confirmed cases in neighboring Uganda confirmed as of today. Tragically, one of those confirmed cases includes a 5-year-old boy who died from the illness.

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