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Planned Parenthood defunding causes spike in teen birth rates: Study

About 2,200 teens in Texas would not have given birth were it not for the reduction in family planning funding, including funds used by Planned Parenthood, according to a new study. Since 2011, teen birth rates have increased in Texas as the state government strips funding from family planning...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:17pm

Analysis: should the US be scared of North Korea's nuke?

With President Trump openly bragging about the US's nuclear arsenal and promising "fire and fury" again North Korea as the tiny dictatorship was revealed to possess a huclear weapon, it's a good time to reflect on what this threat really means. We spoke to Elisabeth Braw,...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:37am

Are the findings of the leaked climate change report surprising?

President Donald Trump has rejected evidence concerning climate change and human activity’s influence on it, but a report was leaked to the New York Times on Tuesday that concluded overwhelmingly that Americans are already experiencing climate change and that yes, “many lines of...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:46pm

Damning climate change report leaked amid fears Trump administration could suppress it

President Donald Trump has spent the first six months of his presidency pushing back against evidence that human activity accelerates climate change, and government scientists worry his administration could try to suppress a study that offers pretty irrefutable evidence to the contrary. The 545-...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:28pm

Why not reopen closed NYC subway station entrances and passageways?

With record NYC subway and Long Island Rail Road ridership, it is time to revisit the closed entrances and passageways to numerous stations over past decades. According to a 2015 NYC Citizens Budget Commission report, it will take until 2067 for all 471 NYC subway stations to reach a...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

Report claims anti-vaxxers on a whole 'nother level, fear vaccines cause autism in their pets

Rumor has it the anti-vaccine movement in Brooklyn has gone full-blown cray. Pets are a part of our families, but are some anti-vaxxers in the borough of hipsters and flagels refusing to vaccinate their pets because they are worried about autism in their animals? Veterinarians in the most...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

Rape apologist or researcher? Professor says sex in a blackout isn't always rape

If you consent to having sex, but in the morning you don’t remember giving consent, is that rape? Clinical researcher and psychologist Kim Fromme says maybe not. Consent, Fromme told Buzzfeed News in a recent interview, is all about permission, and she says drunk people can be perfectly...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:14pm

Trump’s America: Leak to me! Leak some more!

Where would we be without leaks? We’d be in the dark, that’s where. We’d be getting our news, such as it is, from Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mike Dubke and the potty-mouthed Anthony Scaramucci. And, look, three of those four official mouthpieces (90 days, 88 days, 10...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: The president’s leaky roof

Forget the tornado of unsettling tweets. Forget the thunderclaps of unproven claims. Forget the hurricane of accusations about Russia. The single biggest threat to the White House – to the presidency of Donald Trump – is now coming in the form of a slow leak. Congressional Republicans...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Trump Cabinet members attending weekly Bible study with conservative minister

After more than 100 years of separation of church and state, God is edging his way into the White House in the form of weekly Bible study meetings with top members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Lead by ex-NBA player turned conservative minister Ralph Drollinger, some of the most...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:54pm

Designer babies are a very real thing. When should we start freaking out?

We might not be using jet packs to get everywhere or watching our robot Rosie pick up after our dog Astro, but the future is now and the future means designer babies. For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited human embryo DNA to correct a genetic mutation for hypertrophic...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:02am

NASA is hiring someone to help protect the planet from aliens

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Men In Black” and thought you have what it takes to protect the planet from unwanted alien life forms, then NASA has the job for you. NASA is looking to hire a planetary protection officer to keep the planet safe from any potential extraterrestrial...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:31pm

Facebook just proved all your worst nightmares about robots, AI

Don’t even bother trying to sleep tonight because Facebook already made all your nightmares come true when two of its robots went rogue, started communicating in their own made-up language and started defying commands. The robots were actually “chatbots” being used in an...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Philly's Navy yard is a force of innovation

In 1776, a war for independence was raging between Great Britain and the 13 colonies of what would one day become the United States of America. It was that same year the Continental Congress leased land in Philadelphia to support naval defense, and in 1868, what is known today as the Navy Yard...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:03am

Trump's America: Ready, Aim…Put That Weapon Down, Mooch!

Beware of the circular firing squads. There comes a time in the life cycle of any dysfunctional organization when the frustrated leaders begin to turn on each other. It’s only natural. Things are going badly. People never want to blame themselves. So one by one, they turn on each other....

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:02am

The Foreman Forecast: Mooch alert!

Well, that didn’t take long. Just last week, the new White House communications boss was all slick suit and new haircut as he took his first turn at the podium. Anthony Scaramucci promised a time of refreshed transparency and focus, and – importantly – he downplayed all the rumors...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: 3-2-1 contact

Make no mistake: For months, Team Trump insisted there were no meetings with Russians during the presidential campaign. No one tied to the president shared a bowl of borscht with some guy named Boris. No one hovered over a herring casserole with Helga. And absolutely no one discussed any plans the...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:02am

This Tennessee judge is giving people lighter sentences if they agree to be sterilized

A Tennessee judge has given drug offenders a get-out-of-jail free card — as long as they agree to sterilize themselves. OK — it’s not actually a get-out-of-jail free card, but a judge in the state is offering reduced sentenced for inmates who undergo the voluntary procedures,...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:37pm

Trump’s America: It’s a Cruella world for Donald and the Mooch

There’s a telling exchange in “101 Dalmatians,” the late-1990s Disney TV series. It comes in the episode “Bad to the Bone/Southern Fried Cruella.” Mooch, the bully dog, is taunting roly-poly Rolly, when one of Rolly’s friends speaks up. Spot: You know what...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:03am

The Foreman Forecast: The Obamacare bet

President Trump and his fellow Republicans just put a big, fat wager on the table. Unable to muster enough support to pass their vaunted repeal-and-replace plan for the Affordable Care Act, the president announced an alternative strategy: “We’ll let Obamacare fail, and then the...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:32pm