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Ethics official urges White House probe

U.S. Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub Jr.asked the White House to investigate and potentially discipline Kellyanne Conway for illegally endorsing Ivanka Trump’s line of merchandise during a televised interview from the briefing room. Last week Conway urged people…

Republicans will let mentally ill buy firearms

Congressional Republicans voted to overturn an Obama regulation intended to prevent people with severe mental illnesses from obtaining firearms. The Senate voted 57-43 Wednesday for legislation previously approved by the House, to reverse a regulation that identified people with serious mental…

Is Dark Matter Made of Black Holes?

Could dark matter consist of primordial black holes, as numerous as the stars? It’s an old, improbable idea, but it made a Lazarus-like comeback a year ago, when the discovery of gravitational waves suggested that the cosmos abounds with unexpectedly…

Republicans have a Trump problem

Republicans railed against Hillary Clinton’s ‘extremely careless’ behavior when it was revealed she kept a private email server while secretary of state. Now they have got a problem with President Donald Trump, who uses his cell phone to post messages…

5 facts on love and marriage in America

By Gretchen Livingston and Andrea Caumont Americans may not be embracing the institution of marriage as they used to, but that doesn’t mean they are giving up on relationships. From online dating, to remarriage, to cohabitation, here are five facts about the state of…