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One of Trump's closest former advisers now says he's 'obviously in mental decline’

Trump's former communications director thinks he may resign.

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Anthony Scaramucci worked with Donald Trump for three years, both on his campaign and as White House Communications Director, and he has serious questions about his mental health.

"If you look at a whole pattern of speech and deterioration of his syntax — I'm not a psychologist so I'm not going to clinically evaluate him — (but) as a person, as a voter, you're saying the guy is obviously in mental decline," Scaramucci said on CNN's "New Day."

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Meet Your New Nocturnal, Rat-Eating Neighbors

City dwellers all over the world will have to get used to sharing their downtown promenades and piazzas with hairy beasts of the night.

Coyote in Chicago's Lincoln Park. Photo by John Picken

In “Werewolves of London,” Warren Zevon says he “saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect.” Fortunately, most urban predators have not yet developed a taste for blended alcoholic beverages or fancy coiffure, but city dwellers all over the world will still have to increasingly get used to sharing their downtown promenades and piazzas with hairy beasts of the night. This week National Geographic has an interesting piece on Chicago’s urban coyotes—after dwindling habitats first drove them into the bird-and-squirrel bonanza of the suburbs, these crafty canines have now moved on to a more cosmopolitan lifestyle, prowling the late-night streets of the Windy City. These downtown dogs have actually adapted their behavior to this new environment, shifting to a nocturnal schedule that avoids the daytime rush, and learning how to cross high-traffic roads. They’re "pushing their ecological envelope," Stan Gehrt, a wildlife ecologist at Ohio State University in Columbus told National Geographic. Gehrt estimates the population of the coyotes to be about 2,000, and has been studying their behavior by affixing the animals with GoPro cameras.

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Want to Boycott Rupert Murdoch? Good Luck with That

If you say goodbye to NewsCorp, you say goodbye to The Simpsons, Hulu, FX, the National Geographic Channel, and a lot more.



You've no doubt heard by now that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is up to no good, and this time it goes far beyond the everyday flubs and lies of Fox News. After news broke that Murdoch's British paper News of the World had hacked into the cellphones of numerous British citizens, the story's grown to suggest that perhaps American phones were hacked as well.

In retaliation, British activist Chris Coltrane registered BoycottMurdoch.com to try and attack the business savvy Murdoch where it would hurt him most: his pocketbook. It's a good idea. It's also going to be downright impossible for anyone who consumes media of any kind in today's world.

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Money Pollution: The Chamber of Commerce Darkens the Skies

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a front for the biggest corporations and polluters. Small businesses are saying "the chamber doesn't speak for me."


In Beijing, they celebrate when they have a “blue sky day,” when, that is, the haze clears long enough so that you can actually see the sun. Many days, you can’t even make out the next block.

Washington, by contrast, looks pretty clean: white marble monuments; broad, tree-lined avenues; the beautiful, green spread of the Mall. But its inhabitants—at least those who vote in Congress—can’t see any more clearly than the smoke-shrouded residents of Beijing.

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