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When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does – and is suing the United States to contest his own execution – Rolling Stone

How to Survive America's Kill List<p>When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five …

Middle East

Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate

PARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away.<p>It was the second daring escape by Redoine Faid, who once blasted …

Crime

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

Why Trump's Pam Bondi Scandal Isn't Going Away

Donald Trump has made tons of money investing in office buildings, condo projects and golf courses. Yet Trump boasts that he gets the most for his …

Donald Trump

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

Cannabis

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 …

Sarah Sanders Finally Got Caught in a Brazen Lie

The bizarre obfuscations about an infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting show why we can't trust this administration.<p>This is a slightly complicated story, but the takeaway is a simple one, even if some might find it obvious: Do not trust anything that comes out of the White House.<p>The story starts with a …

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, …

Health Care

The Texas school shooting reminds America what vets already know: civilian gun culture is a dysfunctional mess

The U.S. military has a lot of guns, but not a lot of non-combat fatalities. Why is this? Because of common sense military regulations. That’s why, like many other military veterans, I view America’s civilian gun culture as dysfunctional.<p>Today, Americans mourn yet another tragic mass shooting, this …

Guns

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

This One Quote From LeBron James Could Change Your Life (Seriously)

After a game-winning shot, LeBron James explained how to find success. Will you follow his advice?<p>It's known as an <i>unguardable shot</i> in the NBA.<p>Over the weekend, basketball superstar LeBron James shed a little light on why it might also reveal a life lesson for those who are struggling to succeed or …

Basketball

4 Reasons To Buy Two Greek Banks For Less Than One Dollar A Share

The time may be ripe to go bargain hunting in the stocks of two major Greek banks that are trading under $1 per share. The National Bank of Greece (NBGIF) and the Eurobank Ergasias S.A. (EGFEY), the combination of Eurobank and Ergasias Bank, in Greece.<p>There have been better times and worse times …

16 Top Quotes to Inspire a Rare and Remarkable Type of Leadership

Be inspired by Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and others.<p>In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence of true …

Leadership

If You Don't Fully Understand the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Read This Simplified Version

Here's the "SparkNotes" version of what actually happened, and why you should care.<p>Over the past week or so, I have seen countless headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Yet, none of them have helped me fully understand what happened. On a basic sense I knew that my, and many other …

Social Media

How I Built a $100 Million Company by the Time I Was 17 Years Old

This kidpreneur started his company at 12 but then had to face some distinctly adult challenges.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most 10-to-12-year olds aren't thinking about starting a business. But in my case, I felt that I had no choice in the matter. …

Social Media

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Oil Companies Admit Climate Change Is Real, Say Don’t Blame Us

In a California lawsuit, fossil fuel companies admit the truth—but deny responsibility.<p>Big Oil now says that climate change is real, but it’s not …

Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about<p>In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against …

The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here's what they do differently from the US

Switzerland is a country of chocolate, cheese, cuckoo clocks, and lots of guns. Right? Not quite.<p>The Swiss have often been touted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a standout example of a country with little gun control and a homicide rate near zero.<p>Citizens of the country have even …

He Made the Gun That Slaughtered Parkland’s Kids

CEO James Debney makes $5 million a year for manufacturing the type of gun that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.<p>It’s the gun …

Trump has proposed arming ‘weapons talented teachers.’ Here’s what veterans had to say.

On Thursday morning, President Trump sent tweets that advocated arming teachers and coaches at schools following the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week.<p>“History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes. It takes police & first responders approximately 5 to 8 minutes …

Education

Inside Donald Trump's Twitter-Fueled Weekend Meltdown

White House aides prayed for rain. Inclement weather would mean President Donald Trump would have to take the motorcade to the waiting plane to …

This Is the Real Source of the NRA's Political Power

In the aftermath of a Florida school shooting, gun control advocates and others have repeatedly brought up the financial contributions from the …

Guns

What’s Missing From the Gun Debate

It’s simple: Science.<p>In March 1999, President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno called a meeting of representatives of several federal agencies to discuss what to do about school violence levels, which were high but not increasing. I showed the group a large poster on which the Centers …

Guns

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Taming Destructive Emotions

<b>In your new book, Destructive Emotions, you write that “recognizing and transforming destructive emotions is the heart of spiritual practice.” Can</b> …