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Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Learning takes more than teaching. It requires mentoring, training, parents and more

<b>To the editor:</b> Karin Klein's opinion piece suggests mentoring to improve teaching skills. A good idea, but it doesn't address the core of the problem.<p>First, define "teacher ... ''<p>Time is up! What's the right answer? People talk of "teaching" as if means "magically instill knowledge." It doesn't …

Unwelcome Surprise: A Disease-Spreading Chigger Turns Up In Chile

Nobody wants to be attacked by a chigger. These six-legged mite larvae — so small they're invisible to the naked eye — have a powerful bite that causes severe itching. They also transmit a disease called scrub typhus, named for the forest undergrowth, or scrub, that is home to the chiggers.<p>Up until …

Disease

How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential race may be tightening nationally, but Hillary Clinton still has the edge in the states she'll need to win in November — including one previously rated as a toss-up by The Associated Press.<p>A survey released Thursday by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR …

Government
Middle East

Not an EU army

<i>To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, sign up here.</i><p>Brussels is pressing on with a plan to bulk up the EU’s military …

United Kingdom
North Africa

How a U.S. tipoff led to Apple's $14 billion EU tax bill

Europe's demand that Apple pay billions in back taxes may never have happened without help from Washington.<p>A top EU official revealed Friday that European authorities were tipped off by the U.S. Senate that Apple (AAPL) might be receiving illegal state aid from Ireland.<p>The subsequent investigation …

Europe

North Korea conducts its fifth and largest nuclear test

North Korea has confirmed it has successfully conducted a nuclear test aimed at testing the power of its nuclear warheads.<p>North Korean state television said the test elevated the country’s nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and …

Obama interfering with immigration laws

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>“Since 2013 alone, the Obama administration has allowed 300,000 criminal aliens to return back into United States communities. These …

First on CNN: 30 to 40 ISIS suspects at large, European officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> European security officials estimate that 30 to 40 suspected ISIS terrorists who helped support the November 13 Paris terror attacks are still at large, CNN has learned.<p>This development comes as European officials told CNN they believe ISIS is ratcheting up its planning for international …

Terrorism

The 30 Million Immigrants Trump Would Turn Away

The candidate’s plan to constrict legal immigration would sharply reduce the flow of immigration over the next half century.<p>One of the unresolved tensions of Donald Trump’s primary campaign was his posture toward legal immigration.<p>In his campaign policy paper, Trump took a hardline position, …

Immigration

Cases of PTSD on the rise as more veterans seek help for mental health problems

The number of veterans needing help for mental health problems such as PTSD has jumped by 71 per cent in the past five years in the aftermath of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, a major military charity has warned.<p>Combat Stress said it had received nearly 10,000 referrals in the past five years …

Religion

AP FACT CHECK: Multiple missteps mark Trump, Clinton forum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump repeated a bevy of previous misstatements in a forum on national security issues, while his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton continued to gloss over her lax treatment of classified information when she used a private email system as secretary …

Donald Trump

A new type of politics could help prevent climate disaster

A UK cross-party initiative addresses the appetite and mechanics for the cooperation needed to help us live within Earth’s limits<p>Four months and counting<p>China and the US’s announcement that they will join the Paris climate accord comes at a time when the UK’s own climate and energy policies appear …

United Kingdom

Inflation is on the horizon - here's how to protect your investments

A sharp fall in the value of the pound since Britain voted to leave the EU and a recovery in the price of oil mean that savers’ greatest enemy – inflation – is about to make a comeback.<p>Opinions differ as to the level it will reach and whether it can be sustained, but investors should be planning to …

Investing

Alaska's Most Detailed Maps Will Reveal The Impacts Of Climate Change

Elevating the discussion<p>A new set of 3D topographic maps offer a gorgeous, high-resolution look at Alaska’s rugged terrain. The maps were created from satellite images at a resolution of 2 meters, making them the most precise maps yet of the Arctic. Traditionally, maps of this region have been …

National Science Foundation

To Show Our Resolve, We May Have to Sink an Iranian Ship

<i>This article</i> <i>first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.</i><p>Two almost simultaneous events in recent days have shed even more light on the …

Turkish and Egyptian Occupation in Iraq and Syria

Middle East & North Africa<p><i>by Ladislav Garassy | on September 8th, 2016 | 0 comments</i><p>Chart: Sunni provinces of Iraq and Syria in Turkish and Egyptian …

Here’s What Happens If the Electoral College Ties

<b>Correction appended, Sept. 8, 2016</b><p>President Hillary Clinton? President Donald Trump? The choice might not be so simple. There is still a path—albeit …

Electoral College

High school is free in the US. College should be too

Publicly funded education for children transformed our society and economy – but it was once unthinkable. Socialize higher education to reap huge rewards<p>Conservatives have pushed for-profit education schemes on America for decades, insisting private industry can better serve students than our …

Education

14-year-old sues Facebook over naked photos

A 14-year-old girl is suing Facebook after a naked photograph of her was posted on the site.<p>Lawyers for the teenager from Northern Ireland claim the …

Social Media

Where Clinton And Trump Stand On The Environment — In One Simple Graphic

Poles apart. Night and day. Those are the easiest ways to sum up where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on environmental issues.<p>While one major-party presidential candidate sides with science and believes in climate change, the other has said “it goes up and it goes down” and claims the idea …

Clean Technology

US prisoners are going on strike to protest a massive forced labor system

On Friday (Sept. 9) prison inmates across the US will participate in what organizers are touting as the “largest prison strike in history,” stopping work in protest of what many call a modern version of slavery.<p>The protest, organized across 24 states, is spearheaded by the inmate-led Free Alabama …

Middle-class

The Marines wouldn't take him. So Levi Shirley went to war on his own

Levi Shirley wanted nothing more than to be a Marine. In high school, he taught an informal class on Marine Corps history at the recruiting office a few miles from his house and worked out with the men posted there.<p>His mother Susan was less excited. Her ex-husband did three combat tours in Vietnam …