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Stressed teachers being 'reduced to tears'

<b>Stressed teachers are being reduced to tears and not being helped with their workload, a teachers' leader says.</b><p>Mary Bousted, general secretary of the ATL teaching union, says she has been told of one teacher crying every night at home and another being ordered not to burst into tears in the …

Dead arms test importance of clenched fists

<b>In macabre experiments which saw dead, severed arms swing punches on a large pendulum, US scientists have measured the extent to which a clenched fist shields fragile bones in the hand.</b><p>Consequently, a fist can strike with twice the force of an open-handed slap.<p>Prof David Carrier from the University …

Migrant crisis: Czechs accused of human rights abuses

<b>The UN has accused Czech authorities of "systematic" rights violations in their treatment of refugees and migrants.</b><p>The Czech Republic was holding migrants in "degrading" conditions for up to 90 days, the UN's human rights chief said.<p>Zeid Raad Al Hussein said migrants had been strip-searched to find …

World Leaders Condemn Burkina Faso Coup

Seizure of power Wednesday comes weeks before elections aimed at ushering in democracy<p>World leaders condemned a coup in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, saying Thursday that a power seizure by the presidential guard is a major step backward for a country that so recently managed to …

5 Years After Release From Prison, Former Conn. Mayor Wins Primary

In a Democratic mayoral primary race in Bridgeport, Conn., that pitted a former mayor who served a seven-year prison sentence for corruption against a two-term incumbent, Joe Ganim pulled off a surprising comeback Wednesday night.<p>"Ganim's message that everybody deserves a second chance earned the …

Peace becomes number one paid app in US, forcing publishers to adapt to new reality<p>Less than a day after the launch of iOS 9, Apple’s latest operating system, content blocking software is at the top of the app charts worldwide.<p>In the UK, two content blockers have hit the top 20 paid apps, with …

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California Governor Jerry Brown uses Twitter to school Ben Carson about the reality of global warming

“The consequences are real,” he wrote, “climate change is much bigger than partisan politics”<p>California Governor Jerry Brown chided Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson over the weekend for statements he made regarding climate change.<p>"I hope you've enjoyed your visit to the Golden State," he …

A new study finds a rise in concurrent droughts and heatwaves<p>As humans emit greenhouse gases into the environment, it causes the Earth to warm, we already know that. What is less certain is how it will cause changes to the weather we experience in our lives. In the past few years, research looking …

Climate Change

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government

Obama Criticizes Trump, Other Candidates Ahead of GOP Debate

President Obama criticized the Republican presidential candidates ahead of a Wednesday night debate, arguing that they are “talking down America” …

Hillary Clinton Releases Broad Campaign Finance Reform Plan

Her plan goes beyond a call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision.<p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will roll out a full plan this week detailing how she would work to stem the influence of big money in …