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10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

Thai cave rescue: authorities say three- to four-day window to free 12 boys

No matter how much oxygen we have, we cannot survive [too much carbon dioxide] because our blood will be toxic<p>Thai authorities believe they have a three- to four-day window to free 12 boys stranded inside a northern Thailand cave and will focus on reducing the dangers of the rescue operation as …

Carbon Dioxide

The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids

BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — Each of the mothers had a different memory of the moment she was separated from her child.<p>For some, it was outside a Border Patrol station just north of the Rio Grande, shortly after being apprehended. For others, it was after an interrogation by federal authorities in a …

Immigration

The FAQs: What You Should Know About Family Separation at the Border

<b>What just happened?</b>Over the past six weeks, immigration officials have separated hundreds of migrant families who have either crossed into the United …

Immigration

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.<p>Haley, …

Human Rights

Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

WASHINGTON — Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington.<p>Republican …

Immigration

Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days.<p>Taliban fighters headed into cities across …

Afghanistan

Trump’s Unhinged Fox News Interview on the White House Lawn Was Frightening

Donald Trump has exhibited authoritarian impulses since the early days of his campaign. But the president’s recent meeting with Kim Jong-un seems to …

Donald Trump

Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally.<p>Sessions, speaking in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on immigration, …

Immigration

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

RVs

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the "dotard" label their government slapped on him …

North Korea

Donald Trump's big fail on North Korea: He didn't prepare and he got played

Kim Jong Un is a ruthless butcher. For Donald Trump to claim North Koreans love him shows how badly he misjudged Kim or just wanted a 'deal.' Any deal.<p>Here’s how hyperpartisan our bizarro world has become: Many of the same folks who, a few years ago, blasted President Obama for going to Cuba and …

Donald Trump

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

A new study on the psychology of persistent regrets can teach you how to live now

Lingering regrets, the kind you hang onto for years, can be great company, returning daily to keep some part of you living an alternate version of your life and career. They’re the stuff of sublime tragic novels and films. They can even be functional if they propel you forward, determined not to …

Psychology

The list is in: These are the top 10 US travel destinations for summer 2018

You guys, summer is finally (basically, almost, practically) here, which means it’s time to maximize your vacation days and plan a trip—if you …

I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President*

What his administration* is doing to these migrant children is a national disgrace.<p>T<i>he New York Times</i> had a story on Friday that should’ve brought shame and derision upon anyone who voted for the racist monster in the White House, and upon the racist monster that the other racist monster installed …

10 Long-Haul Flight Survival Tips and Tricks

A long flight in an economy seat doesn't have to be something to endure. Try and get an aisle seat for easy access to the galley when required (or …

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus

We asked college students how they navigate the gray zone of sexual consent, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.” Here are their stories.

College & University

Amid trade fight, Trump says he'll 'make it up' to farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday that farmers could be adversely affected by the escalating tariff dispute with China, …

Syrian news reports missile attack; US denies it fired them

BEIRUT (AP) — Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early Monday, its state-run news agency reported. Although the agency said it was likely …

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

Here's exactly why Donald Trump finally answered a question about Stormy Daniels

<b>(CNN) —</b> After months of steady silence on Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump finally answered a question Thursday about the porn star who alleges she had a sexual encounter with him.<p>Here's the exchange between Trump and reporters on Air Force One:<p><i>Reporter: "Did you know about the $130,000</i> …

Donald Trump

In Sparing Consumers Tariff Burden, Trump Hit Manufacturing

In the escalating economic showdown between the United States and China, President Trump is trying to put American shoppers first. The administration did not place tariffs on necessities like shoes and clothes, and mostly spared smartphones from the 25 percent levy on Chinese goods announced this …

A Huge Caravan Of Central Americans Is Headed For The US, And No One In Mexico Dares To Stop Them

"If we all protect each other, we'll get through this together."<p>Taking a drag from her cigarette, a Mexican immigration agent looked out toward a caravan of migrants that grew larger with each step they took on the two-lane highway.<p>When the agent, who'd covered her uniform with an orange and white …

Students demand action on gun violence with nationwide walkout

PARKLAND, Fla. — They solemnly spilled onto the high school football field, holding signs protesting gun violence and wearing shirts that read "March for our lives." They waved at a crowd of onlookers who had gathered to show support.<p>Exactly one month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman …

High School

Frances McDormand calls for 'inclusion rider' in Oscars Best Actress speech

Frances McDormand stole the show at the Oscars on Sunday night, using her acceptance speech for the best actress Academy Award to promote equality in the film industry.<p>The actress, who won the award for her role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", opened her speech by saying if she fell …

Frances McDormand

Setting out Brexit vision, Britain's May appeals to EU to show flexibility | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Friday to show more flexibility in talks on a future relationship after Brexit, saying Britain realised it could not get all it wanted but believed an ambitious trade deal was still possible.<p>In a much-anticipated speech, May …