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Erin Tiernan

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Trump family taking so many trips the Secret Service can't pay its agents

The Secret Service is running out of money and can’t pay hundreds of agents needed to cover President Donald Trump and his large family, largely due to their frequent foreign and domestic travel. Following a chaotic election season, officials were hopeful the agency’s workload would...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:55 AM

What is 'Antifa,' and what do they want?

As racist, white-supremacist protestors have quietly gained a foothold in the United States, so too have the forces fighting against their message, they’re known as the “Antifa.” But what is Antifa? The word is a literal abbreviation of “anti-fascism,” also known as...

Friday, August 18, 2017, 11:48 AM

Where to watch the solar eclipse in Boston

For Bostonians the upcoming total eclipse of the sun will be more like a partial eclipse of the sun — Boston is about 15 hours from closest prime viewing locations in South Carolina. The solar eclipse will sweep across the United States at 2:43 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 from Oregon to Georgia...

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 2:52 PM

Hope Hicks: What you need to know about the White House communications director

There’s a new name in the White House, Hope Hicks, and she’s been promoted to communications director following the tumultuous 10-day tenure of Anthony Scaramucci. But Hicks isn’t actually new in the White House, the 28-year-old former model joined Trump back on the campaign...

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 2:32 PM

Trump's 'Art of the Deal' co-author Tony Schwartz predicts he's about to resign

Will Trump resign? One man answers with a resounding "yes." The ghost writer from President Donald Trump’s much-read “Art of the Deal” is predicting that Trump is ready to call it quits. On Twitter on Wednesday Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump’s most widely-read...

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:29 AM

Watch John Kelly react to Trump in Tuesday's disastrous press briefing

As President Donald Trump’s doubled down Tuesday on his claim that neo-Nazi protesters are just as bad as neo-Nazis, it was the reaction of White House chief of staff John Kelly causing quite a stir on Twitter. The press conference was supposed to discuss American infrastructure, but talk...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:31 PM

White House tells GOP to say Trump comments on Charlottesville 'entirely correct'

The White House sent out a list of talking points for Capitol Hill Republicans in the aftermath of a Trump press conference Tuesday in which the president again said “both sides” were to blame for the violence at the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 5:28 PM

Baltimore quietly removes Confederate statues, avoids violent protests

Baltimore Confederate statues were abruptly removed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, days after violent protests erupted over the removal of similar monuments in Virginia. The decision by Mayor Catherine Pugh put a swift end to more than a year of indecision on what to do with four...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 12:18 PM

Three times President Donald Trump failed to condemn white supremacy

In the days following the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has been giving the American public mixed signals when it comes to condemning white supremacy, neo-Nazis and the alt-right, but the ambiguity is nothing new for Trump. Trump’s delayed criticism of...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 12:22 AM

Justice Department demands information on anti-Trump protesters from DreamHost

A web-hosting platform is fighting a Justice Department search warrant that would turn over information on over a million activists who helped organize protests against President Donald Trump on Inauguration Day. It would mean giving the government 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to the...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 1:39 PM

Twitter user Yes You're Racist is exposing the Charlottesville white nationalist marchers

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2017: The father of one of the Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist marchers who was identified through photos on social media said he has disowned his son until he "renounces hate." After the Virginia protests turned violent last weekend, Twitter users including @...

Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:48 PM

Trump protest NYC: Here's how to get involved

As Donald Trump returns to Trump Tower Monday for his first time since Inauguration Day, he’ll be greeted by thousands of protesters, angered by his refusal to denounce white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements in the wake of deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. As...

Monday, August 14, 2017, 5:34 PM

Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website probably faked that 'Anonymous' hack

It appears the notorious neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, faked an attack by the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” Monday in an attempt to drum up publicity and support for its message. An article published on the website had, at first glance, all the markings of a Anonymous attack...

Monday, August 14, 2017, 3:44 PM

No Mike Pence's website wasn't hacked, but you should probably check this out anyway

Sorry Internet, the Mike Pence website wasn’t hacked this weekend. In a classic case of how things go viral online, a parody site on Pence tricked a whole lot of people on Facebook and Twitter, including a few journalists, after Democratic operative Scott Dworkin shared a link to imposter...

Monday, August 14, 2017, 1:53 PM

Trump said he did the military a favor by banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did the military a big favor by banning transgender troops, despite the fact he never consulted the Pentagon before making his announcement, leaving thousands of transgender service members’ fates uncertain. “It’s been a very...

Friday, August 11, 2017, 1:26 PM

Walmart taking shots from social media after back-to-school banner hung above gun display

Walmart is playing defense after it hung a back-to-school banner above a rack of shotguns, sparking viral outrage Wednesday. Calling the display that urged customers to “Own the school year like a hero” a “regrettable situation,” Walmart apologized for the mishap in a...

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 3:36 PM

Even North Korea thinks Trump golfs too much

As the United States and North Korea lob threats of nuclear war back and forth this week, you can find President Donald Trump on the golf course — a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the rogue nation. Just one day after the two nations engaged in a high-profile pissing contest over who...

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 3:16 PM

Giant inflatable Trump chicken takes roost on White House lawn

President Donald Trump is vacationing at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort until the end of next week, and Trump chicken has flown in to keep an eye on the White House in his stead. A giant inflatable chicken, aptly named “Chicken Don” and flaunting the president’s signature...

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:04 PM

These New York Hospitals are among the best in the nation

Three New York City hospitals have earned their place among the nation’s top 20 hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking. The study — in it’s 28th year —compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide ranking them in 25 specialties...

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 2:21 AM

Man's overdose after smoking pot raises possibility of fentanyl-laced weed, but is it all just reefer madness?

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is fueling a drug epidemic that is killing Americans daily and causing panic in the streets amid reports that the drug has started contaminating other substances like cocaine and weed. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin, and experts point to its potency as a...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:44 PM