523 lions and one voter live in Gir forest. This is how he casts his ballot

There are lions in India. At least 523 of them, according to the 2015 census, though unofficial counts put the number north of 600. Unlike their more glamorous tiger cousins, who live across the country in natural reserves, the Asiatic lions are all concentrated in one location: Gir forest, a large savannah-like setting in the […]

President Trump Criticizes Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans Some Extremist Accounts

(STERLING, Virginia) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!” Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would “monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. ” He has previously asserted that social […]

Bob Dylan’s Opening Night

Bob Dylan’s Opening Night: Most Likely He’ll Go His WayJanuary 10, 1974 CHICAGO – Brother Spider and his Side Buster. That’s what the hand-lettered sign on the fork-lift truck says. It’s 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon when Brother Spider, the man at the wheel, drives the Side Buster through the backstage gate of the Chicago Stadium with half […]

The problem with the tech IPO economy

The business strategy that will land Uber on the NYSE hinges on a key element: staggering sums of venture capital money. These investments let Uber and similar tech startups collect users by undercharging them. That’s great for well-off city-dwellers, who have benefitted from deep discounts on everything from pet-sitting to grocery shopping and laundry delivery […]

Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned from the US Department of Homeland Security

Today Kirstjen Nielsen put to rest rumors swirling about her resignation as secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security. Nielsen is leaving, she told president Donald Trump in a Sunday afternoon meeting. The commander in chief promptly tweeted the news, as well as the name of her interim replacement. The president thanked Nielsen for her service […]

Cape Verde’s Sao Vicente Carnival is reinvigorating its tourism

The streets of Mindelo in the island of Sao Vicente in the North of Cape Verde come alive for the first weeks of March every year for Carnival. Sao Vicente is one of 10 islands in Cape Verde, best known as the home of the legendary musician, Cesaria Evora. The country’s second largest island in […]

Octopus farming will soon be the norm. Marine scientists say this isn’t a good thing

The arrival of octopus farms is fast approaching. So far, the animals have escaped farming because they are extremely difficult to feed soon after being born, and have a low survival rate. But technological advances and experimentation are making it possible. A Japanese seafood company hatched octopus eggs in 2017 and expects to see farmed […]

President Trump Warns a Democratic Win in 2020 Could ‘Leave Israel Out There’

(LAS VEGAS) — President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could “leave Israel out there,” as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump touted his precedent-shredding actions […]

President Trump Declares ‘Our Country Is Full’ During Border Visit

(LAS VEGAS) — Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. Trump, making a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election, […]

President Trump Joked About Biden’s Conduct With Women. Then Biden Did, Too

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden both treated questions about the former vice president’s conduct around women as a joking matter in separate remarks Friday. After several women came forward to say that Biden had made them uncomfortable by doing things like touching their hair during public appearances, Trump tweeted a doctored video showing Biden […]