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Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 20, 2018, 06:28 AM (3 replies)

SNL - Royal Wedding

Footage from Prince Harry's (Mikey Day) wedding reception features Kate Middleton (Cecily Strong), Prince Charles (Beck Bennett), Queen Elizabeth (Kate McKinnon), Prince William (Alex Moffat), Auntie Creepy (Tina Fey) and more.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 20, 2018, 05:12 AM (2 replies)

The EPA is keeping a troubling new study on drinking water under wraps. Here's what you need to know

Will Scott Pruitt release it ahead of next week’s summit on harmful chemicals in water?

The Environmental Protection Agency has been in the news a lot lately, thanks in large part to its administrator, Scott Pruitt, who appeared before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday as part of the 12 ongoing federal inquiries into his spending, record-keeping, and his behavior as head of the agency. But another issue may be making the headlines soon—and it’s closer to home than it is to Washington. It’s in your tap, in fact.

By now, contamination of our water supply by perchlorates—a specific class of chemical produced in industrial settings—is a given, though until early 2011 they weren’t on the EPA’s list of drinking water contaminants. Since then, the agency has established guidelines about how much of some per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)—namely perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA)—can be in drinking water before it poses a significant public health risk. But it’s muzzling another government agency whose new report gives much lower safe drinking water levels than those suggested by the EPA

This is important for a few reasons, but among them is the fact that the EPA doesn’t actually regulate the levels of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water. What it’s done is create an established “healthy advisory level” which is the same for both: 70 parts per trillion. Health advisory levels are just supposed to give information, not to actively regulate chemicals in drinking water across the country.

But there’s a strong case for regulating these two chemicals and other PFASs: a significant body of scientific research suggests that they’re bad for us, in pretty much any quantity. That’s because they stick around and accumulate in living things over time, permeating soil and water and traveling up the food chain. They’ve been associated with issues in pregnancy and birth and some cancers, but scientists are still trying to understand how precisely they impact human and environmental health, as well as what to do about it.

More: https://www.popsci.com/epa-drinking-water-chemical-study?CMPID=ene051918
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 20, 2018, 03:26 AM (0 replies)

SNL - Weekend Update on One-Year Anniversary of Robert Mueller Investigation

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including the one-year anniversary of the start of Robert Mueller's investigation.

Weekend Update: Eric and Donald Trump Jr. on Trump Tower Meeting

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. (Alex Moffat, Mikey Day) address questions about who Don Jr. called during his meeting at Trump Tower.

Weekend Update: Bishop Michael Curry

Bishop Michael Curry (Kenan Thompson) shares what it was like delivering a sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Weekend Update on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 20, 2018, 02:47 AM (0 replies)

SNL - Cold Open - Donald Trump, Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) happens upon President Donald Trump's (Alec Baldwin) dinner with Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) and Eric and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day, Alex Moffat).
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 20, 2018, 02:01 AM (11 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/18/18

Bill Gates Wasn't Impressed With Donald Trump

There's no such thing as a stupid question. Unless you're the President of the United States asking about the difference between HPV and HIV.

Trump's Cabinet Is Divided On 'Yanny Or Laurel'

Trump's White House says there are good interpretations of the audio on both sides.

Benedict Cumberbatch: Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars

Stephen and Benedict Cumberbatch consider the mysteries of the universe. (Our universe, not Marvel's.)

One Week Older, Foxx & Friends

Stephen's busy week at the Late Show featured appearances from Jamie Foxx, Jake Tapper and even Deadpool.

Another Late Night Call Between Hannity And Trump

It was reported this week that Sean Hannity and President Trump talk on the phone at night. The Late Show has acquired more exclusive audio of those conversations.

A Royal Guard Takes In The Royal Wedding

Security at the Royal Wedding is going to be tight. Until it gets loose.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 19, 2018, 04:12 AM (0 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 5/18/18

Monologue: Royally Screwed

Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including Trump's shady China deal, the latest from the Mueller investigation, and, of course, the royal wedding.

Clint Watts: Messing with the Enemy

Clint Watts is a former FBI agent and the author of "Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News."

25 Things You Don't Know About Michael Cohen

Bill shares a few fun facts about attorney and Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen.

Dambisa Moyo: Edge of Chaos

Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author of "Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth - and How to Fix It."

New Rule: Trump Is Above the Law

Bill disputes the notion that nobody is "above the law," and worries about Donald Trump's desire to be "president for life."
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 19, 2018, 01:10 AM (12 replies)

The Daily Show: "Pawfficer Donut" Becomes Michigan's First Police Cat

Law enforcement officials in Troy, MI, announce the state's first official feline police officer, but Ronny Chieng is unimpressed.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 19, 2018, 12:25 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Russia Probe's One-Year Anniversary, IKEA's Credit Card - Monologue - 5/17/18

Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Jared Kushner's Speech, Mark Zuckerberg's Birthday

Seth's favorite jokes from the week of May 14.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 19, 2018, 12:19 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/17/18

Donald Jr.'s Testimony Summarized: 'I Do Not Recall'

Anything Jeff Sessions cannot recall, Donald Trump Jr. cannot remember better!

Stephen Colbert's Cyborgasm: Google Duplex

Google demonstrated its new Google Duplex, an A.I. assistant that can have realistic conversations with humans. But what happens when they talk to each other?

Mueller's Anniversary Gift For The President

There's only one gift for the special someone you love to investigate.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 18, 2018, 04:00 AM (0 replies)
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