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For Some African-Americans, Genetic Testing Reopens Past Wounds

A legacy of unethical studies complicates calls for greater participation by African-Americans<p>Late last year, Justina Crawford decided to swab the inside of her mouth for a saliva sample to do a DNA test.<p>Ms. Crawford, a 30-year-old working in Boston who is African-American, had never done a DNA …

Black History

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks like

I retired at 52 in August 2016 after a 28-year career as a business executive.<p>My wife and I are what some would call "fat FIRE" — we live off the income our assets produce, not having to drawdown the assets themselves.<p>Our income-earning assets include real estate (14 units we bought after the …

Personal Finance

At this college, every student gets a full-tuition scholarship and a job

Spread over 26 acres on Long Island’s North Shore, with a private beach, is a tiny but top-ranked college that offers each and every one of its …

College & University

‘In all reality, there were three shooters.’ Oklahomans kill an active shooter, and it’s not as simple as it sounds.

Juan Carlos Nazario was sitting on a lakeside bench waiting to play soccer when he heard the staccato popping of gunshots outside Louie’s On the Lake, a popular waterfront grill and pub. He ran to his car to get his gun and moved toward the sounds.<p>Bryan Whittle was driving with his wife, heading …

Law Enforcement

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Political Science

'They have no idea how much danger I'm in'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Passing by the red brick houses of Stoke-on-Trent, Majhor Abdullah Hagi heads to his English-language class. The quaint English city, known for its pottery and landscape gardens, is a far cry from the genocide he escaped four years ago. But on Tuesday, a UK court ruling could catapult him …

Yazidis

Giant hogweed sends Virginia teen to hospital burn unit

<b>FREDERICKSBURG, Va.</b> -- A run-in with an invasive plant has landed a Virginia teen in a hospital with second- and third-degree burns. The Richmond …

Hogweed

Abuse, neglect and a system that failed: The tragic lives of the Hart children

One day, she thought, the three kids would come back and find her. They would return to Houston and reunite with the woman who fought to keep their family together.<p>Priscilla Celestine held on to that dream for years, long after the state of Texas took the children — all younger than 6 at the time — …

Crime

“This is madness”: A rescue diver on what it was like to save the Thai boys in the cave

The divers searching for the boys almost gave up. Then, they had a near-perfect rescue mission.<p>The story of the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach who had to be rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand by more than a dozen international divers and Thai Navy SEALs has enthralled the …

Scuba Diving

Essential California: Netflix's Emmy dominance

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s <b>Friday, July 13,</b> and here’s what’s happening across California:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>Netflix dethroned HBO,</b> the longtime king of Emmy nominations, Thursday by hauling in 112 Emmy Awards nominations — the most of any network. HBO, which has …

California

Policy Wonk Paul Ryan Pretends Not to Know How the Constitution Works

The Speaker of the House falsely claimed there’s nothing he can do about Trump’s tariffs.<p>Since <b>Donald Trump</b> began to indiscriminately slap tariffs on countries around the world with zero regard for the consequences, much like a giant, angry baby splashing water out of a bathtub, Republicans have put …

Donald Trump

‘The Bold Type’ offers viewers the nuanced conversations about race we should be having

In Season 1 of “The Bold Type,” Kat Edison was the quirky, outspoken, “blackish” friend who challenged social norms.<p>As the head of Scarlet magazine’s …

Feminism

Family Man Brett Kavanaugh Thinks Businesses Shouldn’t Be Liable if Employees Are Eaten on the Job

The Supreme Court nominee has also overruled federal regulators 75 times, to the business community’s delight.<p>Since <b>Donald Trump</b> nominated <b>Brett Kavanaugh</b> to succeed Justice <b>Anthony Kennedy</b> on the Supreme Court, many have feared what a successful confirmation could mean for a host of issues, including …

Donald Trump

Coconut Rice Noodles with Ginger and Turmeric

4 servings<p>This is a weeknight pantry curry that comes together in the time it takes to boil water for the rice noodles. Fast! For this recipe, blooming the ginger, turmeric, and black pepper in oil is essential for releasing their aromatic properties into the coconut milk-based sauce.<p>August …

Recipes

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

Twitter stock tanks on fears of fake account crackdown

Washington wanted Twitter to crack down on fake accounts. Now Wall Street is worried Twitter has gone too far.<p>Twitter (TWTR) stock fell as much as 9% Monday after a report found the company has ramped up its suspensions of fake accounts, potentially putting user growth at risk.<p>The Washington Post …

Social Media

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

Asia

Trump's Trade War Has Its First Victims in the U.S. and China. Here's Who They Are

China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods struck just as one of its biggest meat importers was rushing a shipment from California through Shanghai …

China

The Liberal Backlash Is Coming

The politics of backlash have been a Republican specialty for decades, but liberal anger continues to rise.<p>Among the many privileges certain …

Political Science

California's oldest mover thrives on pampering and privacy

With 30 days to vacate her 56,500-square-foot mansion, Candy Spelling had decades of rococo treasures to relocate. So producer Aaron Spelling’s widow hired California’s oldest — and perhaps most discreet — moving company.<p>Stretching back to Hollywood’s Golden Era, Rene’s Van & Storage is a lens into …

Real Estate

A 1-Year-Old Boy Had a Court Appearance Before an Immigration Judge in Phoenix

PHOENIX — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground …

Immigration

Blockchain explained

Blockchain

NY Daily News Shreds 'Clown King' Trump In Blistering Independence Day Cover

The newspaper’s editorial vows that Trump “won’t conquer the bedrock values this nation was founded on."<p>President Donald Trump’s hometown newspaper criticized his administration’s immigration policies by calling him “the clown who plays king.”<p>The New York Daily News cover on Independence Day shows …

Donald Trump

What Do ‘The Purge’ Movies Say About Us?

Imagine an America in which, for 12 hours, all laws are suspended and all crime is legal. Murder, rape, arson, robbery, jaywalking – the minute the …

Horror

Amy Adams Goes Dark: 'Sharp Objects' and a Female Antihero for a Troubled Time

The five-time Oscar nominee joins the women behind the acclaimed HBO limited series — novelist Gillian Flynn and creator Marti Noxon — for a pointed …

Mad Men

The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming.

As a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of four feet of rain.Everyone east of …

Climate Change

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Human Rights

The Secret to Disconnecting? Bring Back the ‘Away’ Message

What AOL’s Instant Messenger can teach us about how to get away from our phones<p>When you head out on vacation this summer, you will want to properly get away. No checking in with the office, no sneaking a peek at your inbox and no occasional Twitter browsing just in case Beyoncé drops another …

Will Power

Twitter is finally addressing fake accounts. Trump wants it to go after two specific real ones.

Trump wants Twitter to delete the New York Times’ and the Washington Post’s accounts.<p>As Twitter ramps up efforts to purge suspicious and fake accounts from its platform, President Donald Trump has two suggestions for whose accounts should be deleted: the New York Times and the Washington Post, …

Donald Trump

7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend

Thankfully we're here to help you figure out what to watch for your next movie marathon. Every week, we look through Netflix's collection to recommend seven movies you can watch over the weekend.<p>Some of our selections recently joined Netflix, and some have been available for while — you probably …

Movies