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Politics | Politics

Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the country has reached a 12-year high of 38%, one point above last month's satisfaction rate.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

NASA's Peggy Whitson Reveals How Astronauts Poop in Space | Inverse

Ever wondered how astronauts poop on the International Space Station? NASA veteran Peggy Whitson has the answer. Whitson makes it clear in the interview that she really loved her time there, except for the whole bathroom aspect of space station life.

News | Interesting Links

Regions of America include Bible Belt and Rust Belt - Business Insider

Have you heard of the Jell-O Belt? Or the Stroke Belt? As it turns out, there are more than a dozen US regions that go by a "belt" moniker, each sharing a set o

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

The UK and the US are not all that different. But as a British person living and working in America, I experienced a huge culture shock at work.

News | News

44 Numbers From 2017 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

2017 went by way too quickly. Donald Trump’s first year in the White House shook up the entire planet, and nobody is quite sure what is going to happen next. Personally, as 2017 began I

Miscellaneous | Random shit

I'm Irish and I spent a year traveling the US — here are the 17 things that surprised me about day to day life

In this post, I'm not whining about foreign policy, economics or politics. This is entirely about my frustrations with day to day life in America.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Why the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is cause for pause?

​Let me begin by saying, I am not suggesting the total eclipse is going to cause anything in particular. However, there are undeniable (call them) coincidences

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End

The signs of capital punishment’s impending demise are all around.

Sports | Sports

Speedo, three other companies end Lochte deals

Speedo dropped its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte and said it would donate $50,000 of his fee to Save The Children. Three other companies then announced they would end their deals with the swimmer.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Matt Centrowitz becomes first American man to take gold in 1500 since 1908

The last time an American man took the gold medal in the 1500-meter, Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House, Henry Ford was gearing up to produce the first Model T and the Chicago Cubs were about to win the World Series. That American, Mel Sheppard, won

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Allyson Felix is gold again in women's 4x400 relay

One night after becoming the first woman in track and field history to win five gold medals, Allyson Felix added to her collection. Felix’s six golds is second among U.S. women behind only swimmer Jenny Thompson’s eight gold medals. A gold medal in th

Sports | 2016 Olympics

U.S. women's 4x100 relay team sprints past Jamaica to capture Olympic gold

The U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team celebrates after winning gold. RIO DE JANEIRO — Bested by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in both the 100 and 200 meters earlier this week, the American women’s sprint corps at last scored some revenge. Marooned in lan

Politics | Politics

US says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Tears, pain after USA women’s volleyball shocked by Serbia

Tijana Boskovic was in tears. “We still can’t believe what we did,” she said, staring off towards the volleyball court at Maracanãzinho, where the Rio Olympics women’s semifinal had just ended. Team USA was ranked No. 1 in the world entering the

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Brianna Rollins leads American sweep of women's 100 hurdles final

Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali celebrate with flags. RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States swept the podium in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday night, with Brianna Rollins winning gold, Nia Ali silver and Kristi Castlin bronze at the Rio Games.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Simone Biles wins floor exercise for fourth gold medal of 2016 Olympics

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman went 1-2 in the women’s floor exercise. RIO DE JANEIRO – America’s Olympic golden girl finished the gymnastics competition as she should, winning another Olympic gold medal.

Sports | My Sporting News

Olympics Medal Totals 2016: USA’s, China’s, Japan’s Gold, Overall Medal Counts In Rio

The United States won five more gold in Rio Thursday, but the Chinese are still within striking distance.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Anthony Ervin, 35, wins 50-meter freestyle gold in stunning fashion

Anthony Ervin won his second gold in the 50-meter freestyle on Friday. Anthony Ervin, the oldest man to swim for the United States at the Olympics in more than a century, earned a gold medal in the Rio Games’ 50-meter freestyle race Friday night. France

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800 freestyle, wins fourth gold medal

Katie Ledecky completed her Olympic freestyle tour de force Friday night with another annihilation of the field, and another world record in the 800-meter free. Ledecky, the defending champion in the event that first put her on the international radar, re

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky continues to crush the Olympics

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Sports | My Sporting News

Why Michael Phelps' latest Olympic masterpiece may have been his most impressive yet

At the end of one of the best nights of the best Olympic career ever, Michael Phelps literally ran off an interview podium in bare feet with a white towel wrapped around his waist, three containers of food in his hands. What had just transpired was the N

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Dominant U.S. captures gold in historic win

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Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky shatters 400 freestyle world record, nabs first U.S. swimming gold

United States’ gold medal winner Katie Ledecky celebrates during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps gets 19th gold medal as U.S. wins 4x100 freestyle relay

Full Coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Yahoo Sports. Get the schedule, medal count and the latest results.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Turks Can Agree on One Thing: U.S. Was Behind Failed Coup

Turks of all stripes believe the United States was involved in the coup attempt, especially because the cleric suspected of leading it lives in Pennsylvania.

News | World News

'Shots fired' at Berlin university hospital

Police said shots were fired at a university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of the German capital

Food & Drink | Travel

These Are the 20 Quirkiest Towns in America

From Provincetown to Boulder, these towns march to the beat of a different drummer

Food & Drink | Travel

10 Ways to Spot an American Abroad

Being Americans, we think we're pretty awesome. Across the globe, not everyone will agree with that sentiment, however. If you don't want to stick out like a sore thumb, try to avoid these stereotypical aspects of an average American traveler.

News | Misc

6 Leadership Lessons From The U.S. Women's Soccer Team | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Beyond the trophies is a team that has exhibited perseverance, strength, and leadership. Here's what we can learn from them.

History | History

The 57 Most Powerful Photos In United States History

As we approach the our Independence Day let's take a look at the moments that shaped the United States. Starting with the advent of photography around the time of the Civil War, up to current events, these are powerful, raw and unforgettable photogra

History | History

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings

Miscellaneous | Random

This Map Shows The Most Famous Fictional Character From Every U.S. State

The people over at Playboy decided to put together a map of the 50 states along with each character they believed to be the most famous.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Oracle Application Online Training - logicasoftsolutions

Introduction to ERP Definition of ERP, Overview of popular ERP’S Comparison of Oracle Apps with other ERP’S Types of Roles Types of Projects AIM documentation standards Oracle Application Architecture. Database structure of OA Using TOAD Application O

Books | Books

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Sports | SPORTS

Mike Eruzione's 'Miracle' Artifact Scores Almost $660K

NEW YORK — The jersey worn by hockey great Mike Eruzione in the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics was auctioned for almost $660,000 Saturday, though surprising strong interest in the stick he used to score