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Headlines edition

Wednesday headlines: 312 is the new 420.

Senate leaders say they’re close to brokering a two-year budget deal. Meanwhile, the President tells the Defense Department he wants a military parade.

About 4,000 former Trump University students should begin to receive payments from a $25 million settlement.

The President's advisors may advise going back on a global deal to limit hyper-warming pollution from refrigerants.

Toxic thaw: Melting Arctic permafrost holds twice the mercury found in the rest of the world.

Eight states are considering bills, written by the fossil fuel industry, that would criminalize pipeline protests.

Scientists recently learned that tomato plants defend themselves by making caterpillars prefer to eat each other, if ever so slowly.

Cape Town’s water crisis should be a warning to your city, too.

After an Italian shoots six Africans, Berlusconi has the class to say immigrants represent "a social bomb ready to explode.”

When it comes to “who murdered more,” Hitler and Stalin fall short of Chairman Mao.

Marathon fans complain that pacers corrupt races, adding asterisks and dampening the drama.

A good reminder that anti-feminist memes have a long history: this collection of anti-suffragist postcards.

Maybe solo camping as a woman is somewhat dangerous. But you know what else is dangerous? Going anywhere, every day. An advice columnist responds to a woman whose boyfriend wants her to quit venturing into the wilderness alone.

A girl in San Diego sold 312 boxes of Girl Scout cookies outside a marijuana shop.

Headline of the day? "McDonald’s Fries Chemical May Cure Baldness, Study Says."

A New Hampshire woman wins a $560 million lotto jackpot, but can't collect until she reveals her name. She refuses.

Some useless, terrible ideas from hackers: a robot that watches porn; infinite folders; a VR doorbell; "magic nub."

Approximately one-fourth of bitcoin users and one-half of bitcoin transactions are associated with illegal activity.

Video: In light of the new Ram Trucks ad, here’s what Dr. King really thought about car commercials.

Reviewing all of last weekend’s Super Bowl commercials, all at once, shows that US corporations are freaking out.