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Lincoln, on mobs

In 1838, not yet 30 years old, Abraham Lincoln gave this talk at the Lyceum. 180 years later, less patient modern readers can profitably jump ahead …

Republicans Are Legislating Based On Fake Videos. Should Someone Tell Them?

WASHINGTON -- In the second GOP presidential debate Wednesday night, candidate Carly Fiorina passionately described a graphic scene from an undercover video of Planned Parenthood in which a fetus that survived an abortion waits, its "heart beating" and "legs kicking," for a technician to harvest …

Planned Parenthood

5 Low-Fat Foods That Are Making You Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Corbis)</i><p>You may know that so-called low-fat and fat-free diet foods are often packed with sugar, salt, and chemical-laden additives. There are lots of "<b>healthy foods that aren't really healthy.</b>" But did you realize that your body digests these "healthy" …

Nutrition

Front-runner Donald Trump stumbles after barrage of policy questions

<b>Rochester, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump stood sweating in a crowded gym, fielding questions from voters on agriculture fees, family court disputes and military base closures.<p>The Republican front-runner was no longer in his wheelhouse.<p>Trump is often at ease parrying questions about trade, tax …

Donald Trump

When the smartest man in the room isn’t a man—and isn’t allowed to be in the room

If the Internet is to be believed, Carly Fiorina was a smashing success in yesterday’s Republican first round of presidential debates. The former …

Here's Why These Palestinians Protected An Israeli Policewoman

Two Palestinian men protect a cowering Israeli policewoman in a photo showing a gesture of humanism. But protecting her from what?<p>This striking photo went viral with the assumption that the men were shielding the officer from stones thrown by Israeli settlers. A report from the man pictured on the …

Israel

13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Mustard

Mustard may have truly come alive for Americans in the early 20th century when it was introduced to the hot dog, but its history is even longer and …

One Empty Suit, One Empty Agenda

One man is an empty suit. The oth­er has an empty agenda. One man says he’ll be the cham­pi­on of the poor—and nobody be­lieves him. The oth­er says …

Middle-class

Shooting at Paris Newspaper: Pictures

Blizzard Blankets Buffalo: In Pictures

Ashura, Shiite Holy Day: In Pictures

Shia Day of Ashura around the world – in pictures

Ashura, one of the holiest days in Shia Islam, commemorates the killing of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the prophet Muhammad. A minority of Shias mark the day with a self-flagellation ritual called tatbeer, cutting their heads with swords and spears in mourning for the imam

Novel antibiotic class created

<b>Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.</b><p>The unique approach could be used to genetically engineer bacteria in our bodies to become less dangerous.<p>The technology might also lead to new treatments for metabolic diseases like obesity, …

Microbiology

Here's Why the Exercises You Hate Are the Best Ones For You

Over time, neglecting these exercises can slow your progress and your gains. After all, to build a body that moves better, lifts better, and feels better, you can’t just focus on strength alone. You need a balanced routine that incorporates other facets of fitness, too, says De Wispelaere.<p>So add …

Touching Video of a Seven-Week-Old Baby Boy Hearing for the First Time With Hearing Aids

Lachlan Lever was born with severe hearing loss in both ears, but at seven weeks old was given his first hearing aids. Lachlan’s father, Toby Lever, …

Hearing Loss

Russian soldier: 'You're better clueless because the truth is horrible'

Despite Moscow denials, Ukrainian troops give accounts of fighting Russian army in Ilovaysk outside Donetsk<p>Bloodied, dirty and stinking, the Ukrainian soldiers who passed through the town of Komsomolske on Saturday morning made for a sorry sight. But they were the lucky ones, who had managed to …

Israel slammed for West Bank land expropriation

Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank.<p>Israel announced Sunday that the land in and around the Wadi Fukin valley, would become "state land," clearing the way for the development of a new Israeli settlement. The affected land lies near …

Robin Williams' children, Zack, Zelda and Cody Williams, mourn their dad

Robin Williams' adult children — Zack, Zelda and Cody Williams — remembered their father in statements Tuesday as a gentle, generous and warm man. There was also a nod to his more mischievous side.<p>Daughter Zelda, after acknowledging those who were sending kind wishes, noted that folks who were …

Gaza militants 'seize Israeli soldier' as ceasefire ends

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097958_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524206501_73f8b10ba75a70f50ef7a694bdf29580<p><b>Israeli forces are searching for a soldier believed captured, as a 72-hour truce with Hamas in Gaza collapsed just hours after it had begun.</b><p>The …

Israel

Anne Frank's final entry (Opinion) - CNN.com

Friday, August 1, marks the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank's final diary entry. Three days later, she was arrested with her family in the "secret annex" of a house in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where they had hidden for two years. She later died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when she was 15. …

At least one American Ebola patient heading to U.S.

Two American medical missionaries diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia could be back in the USA next week for treatment at a special medical isolation unit at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, the U.S. State Department said Friday.<p>The State Department did not name the two …

Ebola-infected Americans to be evacuated - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.<p>Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, which according to the World Health …