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EU welcomes Silvio Berlusconi as the man to save Italy from populism

Ex-premier and Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi was in Brussels on Monday (Jan.22) with one eye on a political comeback in Italy's March general election.<p>Despite currently banned from holding office, it's his party which might just win and he was there to get the lowdown on Brexit.<p>"Mr. Barnier …

Chaffetz Skipped Meeting With Ethics Chief He Threatened To Subpoena, Emails Show

The House Oversight Committee chairman had repeatedly said the head of the Office of Government Ethics refused to meet with him.<p>WASHINGTON ― Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, told reporters last week that a government ethics …

What Entrepreneurs And Butterflies Have In Common (This Might Make You Cry)

A true story.<p>When I was 19 years old, I found myself on a river in Florida with 12 other guys. We were canoeing 320 miles down into the Gulf of Mexico on a trip called Outward Bound.<p>We were a troubled bunch, kids who had lost their way. Some of us had rough relationships with our families, others …

Apple: Nearly 90% Of 'Genuine' iPhone Chargers On Amazon Are Counterfeit

Have you ever purchased an iPhone charger from Amazon.com only to realize that it did not function correctly? That is because Apple revealed the majority of iPhone and iPad adapters and charging cables labeled as “genuine” and “official” are actually fake. So Apple recently filed a lawsuit against …

eCommerce

Dog Who Was Trapped Between Walls For 3 Years Gets Finally Rescued

Three years ago, in the cold city of Khabarovsk, the largest city in Russia, a puppy was cruelly thrown into the crevice between an apartment block …

The added cost of eating red meat — a quicker death, scientists say

By Darryl Fears<p>, Reporter<p>Chew on this: New research offers more evidence that vegetarians not only live better, but also longer.<p>A group of scientists led by Mingyang Song at the Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from two major studies involving more than 150,000 participants to determine …

General Hospital

9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy New Furniture

It seems simple at first—you know what you like, right? But buying new furniture, whether it’s the quest for a statement piece or completely equipping a brand-new home, is rarely cut and dry. Somewhere, bleary-eyed from a marathon e-commerce dive, or hours into your “quick” visit to West Elm, …

Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him – for 438 days. This is his story

Homes for the homeless...inside billboards

Billboard ads are expensive to construct, maintain and rent, but they don't serve any functional purposes -- so Michal Polacek redesigned them to house the homeless.<p>His concept, called "Project Gregory," would create wooden billboard structures fitted with noise and thermal insulation. They'd have …