stephen jay gould

(september 10, 1941-may 20,2002)
  • GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map

    GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional MapPennsylvania Republicans took another stab at blocking a court-ordered congressional map on Thursday by filing a new lawsuit that asks a three-judge federal panel to step in.


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  • Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls

    Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bullsAn autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."


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  • There will never be another Billy Graham, because the world that made him possible is gone

    There will never be another Billy Graham, because the world that made him possible is goneThe world that made Bill Graham, the cohesive culture of postwar America, is gone, and no one preacher will ever again unite all strains of evangelical Christianity as he did.


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  • Texas District Says Students Protesting Gun Violence Will Get Suspended

    Texas District Says Students Protesting Gun Violence Will Get SuspendedThe superintendent of a Houston-area school district threatened students with three-day suspensions if they participate in gun violence protests during school hours.


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  • Deputy at Parkland school did not go inside to confront shooter, sheriff says

    Deputy at Parkland school did not go inside to confront shooter, sheriff saysAn armed resource deputy at Stoneman Douglas High School did not go into the building as the shooting was underway, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said after reviewing security camera footage.


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  • Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

    Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitelyPresident Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department told Sen. Tim Kaine, who has been pushing for a new AUMF.


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  • NRA Head: More Guns Mean Safer Schools, ‘Completely Ridiculous’ To Think Otherwise

    NRA Head: More Guns Mean Safer Schools, ‘Completely Ridiculous’ To Think OtherwiseWayne LaPierre, the executive director and CEO of the National Rifle Association, said schools need more people with guns to make them safer.


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  • This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying

    This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before FlyingCannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government


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  • Philippines: Suspect in Filipina's freezer death arrested

    Philippines: Suspect in Filipina's freezer death arrestedMANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of two suspects in the gruesome death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait has been arrested in Lebanon, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.


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  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax Scare

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax ScareMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have been targeted by an anthrax hoax, reports London’s Evening Standard.


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  • Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life spared

    Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life sparedKent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.


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  • Hem Is Having a 20% Off Sale and We're Freaking Out

    Hem Is Having a 20% Off Sale and We're Freaking Out


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  • Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did

    Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner DidWhite House senior aide Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance would “be a crime, punishable by prison” for other people, Fox News host Shepard Smith said Thursday.


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  • Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to death

    Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to deathTexas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday, after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation. Florida executed a man convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of a college student, the state's Department of Corrections said. Alabama halted its planned execution on Thursday of a convicted murderer who has spent more than three decades on death row after his lawyers warned his failing health left him with veins that were unusable for a lethal injection.


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  • Redemption time for Romney?

    Redemption time for Romney?Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.


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  • Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support

    Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local SupportLocal leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, denied a request to host what would have been the town’s first gay pride parade.


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  • New York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History Month

    New York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History MonthNew York University has issued a public apology and fired their director of food service after students pointed out the watermelon-flavoured water and collard greens the school was serving during Black History Month were racially insensitive. College of Arts and Science sophomore Nia Harris noticed the offensive meal when she walked into Weinstein Passport Dining Hall - before alerting the deans of the school and NYU’s President Hamilton of the insensitive and “stereotypical” meal. “Not only was this racially insensitive, this was just ignorant.


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  • Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations

    Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulationsInvestigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.


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  • NRA’s Partners Still Turn A Blind Eye As It Blocks Reasonable Gun Control

    NRA’s Partners Still Turn A Blind Eye As It Blocks Reasonable Gun ControlStudent survivors and others trying to drive reform in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have passionately denounced the National Rifle Association.


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  • 13 Genius Ways To Use Ground Lamb

    13 Genius Ways To Use Ground Lamb


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  • University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

    University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death reviewSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.


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  • 'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio

    'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco RubioFred Guttenberg, the father of a student killed last week in the massacre at a Florida high school, slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)


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  • Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive

    Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arriveBy Ellen Francis and Ece Toksabay BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face "serious consequences" for entering Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish planes bombed a town in Afrin and fighting raged on the ground on Wednesday.


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  • Parkland Student Says Arming Teachers With Guns Is A 'Terrible Idea'

    Parkland Student Says Arming Teachers With Guns Is A 'Terrible Idea'Alfonso Calderon is not here for President Donald Trump’s idea to arm teachers with guns.


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  • Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

    Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veinsMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight.


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  • Wild elephant kills two at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

    Wild elephant kills two at Rohingya camp in BangladeshA wild elephant Thursday trampled to death two people, including a child, as it rampaged through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials said. The incident occurred at the massive Kutupalong camp in the southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have taken refuge after fleeing what UN officials have called ethnic cleansing in Myanmar's Rakhine state. "The wild elephant trampled a Rohingya child to death... and then trampled another Bangladeshi man to death when it was chased by Rohingya refugees and local villagers," Ali Kabir, the district forest department chief, told AFP.


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  • Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone Call

    Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone CallAdam Rippon is now prepared to talk with Vice President Mike Pence.


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  • Which Car Brands Make the Best Vehicles?

    Which Car Brands Make the Best Vehicles?Most brands manage to make at least one great car, but not many have what it takes to deliver consistent quality across several models. Our annual brand rankings recognize the ones that do. This ...


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  • Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the air

    Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the airElon Musk's SpaceX launched another rocket on Thursday morning, successfully sending three satellites into space.  After the Falcon9 took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, a lucky flight from Hawaii to LAX got an up-close look at the rocket as it made its way towards space. SEE ALSO: SpaceX boat tries to catch pricey rocket nosecone in the Pacific Ocean, but misses Redditor tKMagus shared a video of the rocket from his window seat of the plane, which gave a unique perspective we can't see back on Earth.  In the comment section, tKMagus said the pilot was aware of the rocket and notified the cabin of its whereabouts.  Another Redditor popped into the comments to say they think they spotted the plane as they watched the Falcon9 launch, making the whole world feel really teeny.  Comment from discussion Simplycax's comment from discussion "I got to see SpaceX Falcon9 launch with the StarLink prototype from my flight into LAX. It was an awesome way to start my morning.". We're guessing that tKMagus was pretty happy with their choice of a window seat for the overnight flight, and they were probably also grateful they chose the left side of the airplane.  WATCH: This flying jet ski blows boring boats out of the water


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  • CNN Says It Didn't Ask Florida Shooting Survivor To Read A Scripted Question

    CNN Says It Didn't Ask Florida Shooting Survivor To Read A Scripted QuestionCNN is denying reports that it asked a Florida school shooting survivor to read a “scripted” question during a town hall debate on gun violence that aired on the network Wednesday night.


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  • Self-Proclaimed Polygamist Prophet Pleads Guilty to Child Rape After Police Discover 4 Girls in Raid

    Self-Proclaimed Polygamist Prophet Pleads Guilty to Child Rape After Police Discover 4 Girls in RaidThe girls were found hidden in 50-gallon plastic water barrels


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  • Russia's Su-57 Deployment in Syria Is a Dangerous Farce

    Russia's Su-57 Deployment in Syria Is a Dangerous FarceLate in the evening on Feb. 21, 2018, a photograph appeared on social media purportedly showing two Russian Sukhoi T-50 prototype stealth fighters — also known as PAK-FAs or Su-57s — in the sky over Hmemmem air base in western Syria. Back in November 2017, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered most of the Russian military contingent in Syria to withdraw, two years after Moscow intervened in the ongoing regional war.


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  • Russia's Man In The White House

    Russia's Man In The White HouseFirst, did a presidential candidate compromise our interests in exchange for electoral help from a foreign adversary?


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  • California couple charged with torture of kids due in court

    California couple charged with torture of kids due in courtRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court on Friday.


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  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Bolder Looks and an Optional Diesel

    2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Bolder Looks and an Optional DieselThe fourth-gen Santa Fe is once again offered in two sizes.


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  • 'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records

    'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office RecordsThe King of Wakanda is still conquering the box office.


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  • Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals

    Science Says:  European art scene began with NeanderthalsNEW YORK (AP) — From the murky depths of Spanish caves comes a surprising insight: Neanderthals created art.


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  • Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

    Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifactsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack. The justices, in an 8-0 ruling, upheld a lower court's decision in favor of Iran that had prevented the plaintiffs from collecting on the judgment, which Tehran has not paid, by obtaining antiquities held at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.


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  • Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army

    Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: armyA Palestinian died after attacking Israeli soldiers and being shot during clashes overnight in the occupied West Bank, the army said Thursday. Protests broke out when the Israeli army entered the Palestinian city of Jericho in a bid to arrest suspects. The man was identified by the Palestinian Prisoners' Club as 33-year-old Yassin al-Saradeeh, from Jericho.


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  • Michael Dell Paid Record-Breaking Price For Manhattan’s One57 Penthouse

    Michael Dell Paid Record-Breaking Price For Manhattan’s One57 PenthouseCementing his status as one of the wealthiest people in the world, Dell reportedly paid $100.5 million for a 10,923-square-foot penthouse


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  • Seriously Quick Tesla Semi Smokes its Tires

    Seriously Quick Tesla Semi Smokes its TiresNow all we can think about is an 18-wheeler with Ludicrous Mode


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  • Oprah Surprised Tiffany Haddish, Who Responded Like Any Mere Mortal Would

    Oprah Surprised Tiffany Haddish, Who Responded Like Any Mere Mortal WouldOprah Winfrey surprised actress Tiffany Haddish on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, and it was quite a moment.


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  • Florida eye doctor gets 17 years for Medicare fraud

    Florida eye doctor gets 17 years for Medicare fraudFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn't need for diseases they didn't have.


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  • NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: ‘Elites’ don’t care about school safety

    NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: ‘Elites’ don’t care about school safetyOn Thursday, Feb. 22, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference amid the nation’s heated debate about gun control following the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. During his speech, LaPierre said “elites” don’t care about school safety, and he called for more guns in schools.


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  • Chloe Kim Poses With Her Adorable Dog On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated

    Chloe Kim Poses With Her Adorable Dog On The Cover Of Sports IllustratedThe 17-year-old, who became the youngest gold medalist in the snowboard halfpipe event, is the focus of the magazine’s cover story. “Wherever you went in PyeongChang, you found an extraordinarily young gold medalist.


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  • Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

    Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on gunsGREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.


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  • Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering

    Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tamperingBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls. Citing warnings from intelligence agencies that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming vote, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked that the additional funds be included in a bill to fund the government which Congress aims to pass by March 23.


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  • Cambodian PM vows to 'shame' Australia if pressured over politics

    Cambodian PM vows to 'shame' Australia if pressured over politicsCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has threatened to "shame" Australia and block the release of a joint statement at a regional summit in Sydney next month if he faces pressure over a political crackdown at home. The strongman has been chastised by Western countries for taking a hammer to Cambodia's democracy in recent months by dissolving the main opposition party, shuttering independent news outlets and pursuing critics in the courts. In a speech on Wednesday the notoriously brash leader said he would not tolerate any pressure on domestic politics when he attends a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hosted by Australia in March.


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  • Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters

    Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New SportstersHarley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters With some new graphics and a handful of bolt-on goodies, Harley doubles down in the factory customs market. The modification-friendly and custom-inspired market has been making a lot of motorcycle companies a


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