As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral 'Slaughterbots' Video Warns of Threat to Humans

As support grew last week for a ban on killer robots during the first formal United Nations talks about imposing limits on lethal autonomous weapons systems, artificial intelligence experts and advocacy groups released a viral video depicting what a future could look like with small and affordable drones that murder targets without any meaningful human […]

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The Whistleblower Complaint Has Largely Been Corroborated. Here’s How.

When the House impeachment inquiry began more than a month ago, much of the focus was on a complaint from a whistleblower that drew attention to a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, during which Trump asked for investigations into potential political rivals. The whistleblower accused Trump of abusing […]

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Iran Urged to Respect Human Rights as Officials Block Social Media Access and Protests Turn Deadly

As a wave of demonstrations to protest the economic conditions in Iran sweeps the country, the global community is urging the Iranian government to respect human rights after two protesters were killed and authorities temporarily cut off access to two social media applications, while also demanding that world leaders not “exploit the current protests for […]

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Liberals, Conservatives Worry About Korean Peace Threat

Commentators across the spectrum of acceptable establishment opinion are alarmed by the possibility of peace breaking out on the Korean peninsula. Some oppose the idea of talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on principle. Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin (3/9/18), for instance, suggested that Trump should not meet with […]

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'The Climate Crisis You Haven't Heard of': Even if Carbon Emissions Fall, a Third of Himalayan Ice to Melt by 2100

From the North Pole to Greenland to Antarctica, a series of recent scientific findings on ice loss has heightened alarm among experts, but a landmark study out Monday focuses on what the lead author called “the climate crisis you haven’t heard of”—the “shocking” amount of ice the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region is set to […]

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These Game of Thrones Deaths All Fall into the Same Sneaky Pattern

If there’s one thing Game of Thrones has become famous for—in addition to incest and dragons—it’s spectacular death scenes. Throughout the series, hundreds of characters have been killed by dragons, Valyrian swords, intense battles, and even the odd beheading or two. Game of Thrones deaths are so synonymous with the series that whenever a few episodes pass […]

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Demi Lovato’s Singing the National Anthem at the Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Grammy-nominated singer, Demi Lovato, will do the national anthem honors before the highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Saturday, Aug. 26, in Las Vegas. The 25-year-old pop star is a known MMA fan and once dated fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos. Lovato is a favorite of Major League Baseball, having previously belted out the national anthem before […]

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How Erin Andrews Chose Her Modern Little Black Dress for DWTS

Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars has officially met its third week and host Erin Andrews continues to bring the fabulous looks. For Monday’s episode of the ABC hit, she turned to Likely for an updated version of the classic LBD we all love. Why’d she choose it? Stylist Anita Patrickson gave us the […]

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