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Ashley Carman

My bubble wrap phone case doubles as an audio experience

Phone Case of the Month is a monthly series in which we live with, and subsequently review, our time with a phone case. Phone cases are one of our only ways to express individuality with our smartphones, so what do our phone case choices say about us?

Most of my phones cases are a feast for the eyes. This month’s is a treat for the ears — it literally makes bubble wrap popping sounds. You’re welcome. I found this case at Urban Outfitters, and I won’t apologize for that. The company...

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Andrew Liptak

LeVar Burton wants to read you his favorite short stories

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.

LeVar Burton made his name as an actor on shows like Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but many remember him best as the host of PBS’s Reading Rainbow, where he spent 21 seasons recommending books to children. After the show ended, he launched an iPad app and later a Kickstarter (which became...


Jon Evans

Everything is terrible: an explanation

Facebook is a breeding ground for fake news and polarized outrage, accused of corrupting democracy and spurring genocide. Twitter knows it has become a seething battleground of widespread, targeted abuse — but has no solution. YouTube videos are messing with the minds of children and adults alike — so YouTube decided to pass the buck to Wikipedia, without telling them.

All three of those sentences would have seemed nearly unimaginable five years ago. What the hell is going on? Ev...


James Dator

Michigan’s Mo Wagner stopped his celebration to comfort Houston’s Corey Davis

Pure class.

Houston’s Corey Davis suffered the pain of March on Saturday night when Michigan’s Jordan Poole hit the buzzer-beating three over his head to win, 64-63.

MICHIGAN WINS IT AT THE BUZZER!!!! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/COR9MEjX59

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018

All Davis could do was stand on the sideline stunned while the Wolverines celebrated on the court, blaming himself for what went wrong. Michigan’s Mo Wagner noticed, and interrupted his...


Mina Dunn

Jeremy Hellickson adds to the mix of Nationals fifth-starter suitors

Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball is about Jeremy Hellickson playing bachelor while the Nationals hold one rose.

Like most teams at this point in spring training, the division favorite Nationals have a few matters still waiting to be settled. Adam Eaton took his first live at-bats since his knee injury 321 days earlier. (I didn’t count, he Instagrammed about it.) Daniel Murphy is still questionable for Opening Day recovering from a knee injury of his own. And then there’s that pesky fifth...


Eric Stephen

Starting grid for the Auto Club 400 in Fontana

Truex has the pole position looking for his first win of the year.

Martin Truex Jr. enters the weekend third this season in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup points and will start from the pole position in the 2018 Auto Club 400 from Fontana, Calif. on Sunday afternoon.

Truex is coming off his first championship and has three straight top-five finishes heading into Fontana, but he has yet to enter the winner’s circle, something he did eight times in 2017. The 37-year-old qualified for the top...


Brendan Porath

Tiger Woods live stream 2018: How to watch Arnold Palmer Invitational Round 4 online

Tiger Woods will need an incredible push to pull off a Sunday chasedown, but it’s feasible and he’s back with a late final round tee time to try.

For the second Sunday in a row, Tiger Woods is back in the spotlight with a late final round tee time. Just a week after coming up one stroke short of a playoff at the Valspar Championship, Tiger is in contention for a ninth career win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

This week’s final round task is a little harder for Tiger, who begins...


Kristian Winfield

Alvin Gentry eviscerates referees after Pelicans suffer loss to Houston

Gentry accused the referees of guessing on plays.

In a heated moment after the Pelicans’ 107-101 loss to the league-best Houston Rockets on Saturday, New Orleans head coach Alvin Gentry absolutely eviscerated the officiating crew for — in his opinion — bad foul calls down the stretch, and a lack of foul calls on star forward Anthony Davis.

Here is the first clip, in which Gentry lights into the referees. He said they are “guessing on plays” in a game with playoff...


James Dator

Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis refuted his drug arrest with a briefcase full of cash and ALL THE POPEYES

This is definitely one way to get your story out.

Glen “Big Baby” Davis was arrested in Maryland last month after police allegedly found him with 126 grams of marijuana and $92,000 in cash. Now he’s trying to tell his side of the story.

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis responds to report of drug arrest

Big Baby Davis, with Popeye's and a briefcase full of cash, responds to the report he was charged with drug distribution (via Glen "Big Baby" Davis)

Posted by Sports Illustrated on Saturday, March...

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Massachusetts AG to investigate Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Saturday that her office is opening an investigation into Facebook and the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which has ties to the Trump campaign.

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Trump's opioid plan may include death for drug dealers

President Donald Trump will roll out new plans to tackle the country's opioid epidemic on Monday in New Hampshire, a senior administration official tells CNN. The plan will likely include stiffer penalties for high intensity drug traffickers, including the possibility of the death penalty.

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Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs

National Democrats have turned to the centrist members of their party to reach far, wide and early to identify and bolster candidates beyond their urban strongholds.

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Sen. Flake hopes GOP colleagues defend Mueller

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a chief GOP critic of President Donald Trump, said Sunday he expects pushback from his colleagues over Trump's increased attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Graham: Firing Mueller would be 'the beginning of the end' of Trump's presidency

Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a stern warning Sunday to President Donald Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller.

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The President suggested the special counsel's team is biased, an attack that may reinforce demands by Democrats to protect Mueller.

President Donald Trump started his Sunday morning by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller's team, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and former FBI Director James Comey.


Adam Rosenberg

Everyone just gave up and laughed openly during this 'Saturday Night Live' sketch

It's always a gift when the live sketch comedy gets so intense on Saturday Night Live that someone "breaks" — which is to say, they break character and laugh.

The latest SNL, featuring guest host (and former cast member) Bill Hader, took breaks to a new level: Everyone laughed.

In the sketch, a group of friends (Heidi Gardner, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor) watch in horror as a fourth friend (Cecily Strong) commits a grave social faux pas in bringing her geriatric new husband along to...


Chatelle Lynch

The tech talent gap is real. Increased diversity is the solution.

This column is part of a series called "Voices of Women in Tech," created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation.

As a chief human resources officer in the tech industry, I know firsthand that the talent gap is real. In the cybersecurity segment alone, experts predict some 2 million roles will go unfilled by 2019. And in an...

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Graeme McMillan

Trump's Call to Start a Space Force Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, President Trump advocated for a military corps "like the Army and the Navy, but for space."


Eric Stephen

Sunday’s March Madness schedule

The NCAA Tournament will trim its ranks from 24 down to the Sweet 16 with Sunday’s conclusion of the second round, with nearly everyone looking forward to what UMBC can do for an encore.

The Retrievers not only beat No. 1 Virginia on Friday night to become the first men’s No. 16 seed to win a first-round game, but it was a blowout. UMBC won by 20, one of the largest point differentials in the opening round.

Sunday’s matchup is unique and not just because it’s the first time a No. 16...


Eric Stephen

NCAA hockey tournament selection show is Sunday

The 16 teams that will vie for the 2018 NCAA men’s hockey tournament will be unveiled in a selection show on Sunday afternoon (12 p.m. ET, ESPNU, WatchESPN).

St. Cloud State is the top-ranked team in the country and was upset on March 10 by Miami (Ohio) then lost again to No. 4 Devner in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Another top contender, No. 2 Cornell was upset on Friday by Princeton in the Eastern College Athletic Conference semifinals. Princeton...

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