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On the scene at the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting


The Political Reactions to the San Bernardino Shooting

The tenor of the immediate responses to the mass shooting in California exemplified the partisan divide.<p>As details emerge about the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, American officials, politicians, and presidential candidates weighed in. The tenor of the responses fell largely along …


More than 1,000 mass shootings killing 1,300 people since Sandy Hook

In the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Vox published several graphics underscoring the breadth of gun violence in America.<p>The website also listed 11 facts about guns:<p>1. There's roughly one gun for every person in America<p>2. Gun crime is more prevalent in the U.S. than in other …


What To Know About the San Bernardino Shooting

Two suspects are dead and a third person was detained after a shooting at a center for the developmentally disabled left at least 14 dead and another …

San Bernardino

Destroying Death Star Would Trigger Economic Crisis, Paper Finds

When the Rebel Alliance destroyed two Death Stars in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, it appeared to herald a new era of freedom for a galaxy that …


ISIS Releases Video Purportedly Showing Beheading of Alleged Russian Spy

ISIS claims it has beheaded an alleged Russian spy in a killing at the hands of a Russian jihadi.<p>In a video released by the terror group Wednesday, a captive is seen kneeling in front of another man clutching a knife, according to Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News …

Vladimir Putin

Twenty Billionaires Have More Wealth Than Half U.S. Households

<b>400 billionaires are wealthier than 190 million of their fellow Americans.</b><p>When should we be alarmed about so much wealth in so few hands?<p>The Great Recession and its anemic recovery only deepened the economic inequality that's drawn so much attention in its wake. Nearly all wealth and income gains …

Income Inequality

Germany's intelligence agency says Saudi Arabia's 'game of thrones' risks tearing the Middle East apart

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), one of Germany's premier daily newspapers, carries the warning from the BND intelligence agency.<p>According to FAZ, the BND identifies a shift toward an "impulsive intervention policy" in Yemen and elsewhere, driven by internal power struggles that pose a risk to …

Middle East

Ronald Reagan and ... Barack Obama? Ted Cruz reveals presidential role models

While drawing crowds with his conservative charisma during his Iowa tour, the Texas senator shared the recipe for his ‘commonsense’ campaign: a heavy dose of Reagan’s vision and a dash of Obama’s ‘masterful’ election tactics<p>Read more: ‘Pampered teenagers’: Ted Cruz condemns Princeton protesters<p>Ted …


What Our Reaction to the Planned Parenthood Shooting Says About Us

Friday’s shooting at Planned Parenthood is the ultimate political Rorscharch test. Was the shooter motivated by anti-abortion rhetoric or was he just …

Planned Parenthood

Man held at Guantanamo for 13 years 'case of mistaken identity', US admits

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri, 37, was a low-level Islamist foot soldier and not an al-Qaeda courier and trainer, whose name had been confused with someone else's<p>A man held for 13 years at Guantanamo Bay appears to have been a victim of mistaken identity, as US officials admitted they had confused him …

Vice President Biden to address Ukraine's legislature | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address Ukraine’s legislature on Tuesday as part of a two-day visit to the country, a senior administration official said.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference following the Brdo-Brijuni Process Leaders' Meeting, at the …


Russia: Turkish president benefits from IS oil trade

MOSCOW (AP) — Sharply raising the stakes in Moscow's spat with Ankara, Russia's top military brass on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family of personally profiting from oil trade with Islamic State militants.<p>The bluntly-worded accusations follow Turkey's downing of …


Dear Ms Morgan: religious education must include atheism and humanism

Schools cannot prepare pupils for modern life by excluding secular beliefs from GCSE religious studies<p>There are many people in England who organise their lives without making any reference to a supernatural being. We may or may not call ourselves atheists, humanists or non-believers. Names, labels …


5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …


The 'homeless man' who flies the world first class | CNN Travel


Climate change is a form of terror

<b>Maubeuge, France (CNN) —</b> Four months and 1,300 miles ago, Erlend Moster Knudsen started running. Starting line: Arctic Norway. Destination: a U.N. climate change summit in Paris.<p>I met the aerobically inclined climate scientist on the road last week in northern France. He ran (he is on his fourth …


Masterpieces Turned into 3D Printed Sculptures for Blind and Visually Impaired People to Enjoy

When admiring an artistic masterpiece, we often think about the artist behind the work, the medium itself, and perhaps the inspiration behind the work. What we don't typically consider is that we're fortunate enough to actually see what's before us. “There are many people in the world who have …


21 Amazing Holiday Books You Need To Read ASAP

What better way to celebrate the holidays than reading a book by a warm fire?

Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash in 2014

A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.<p>The National Transportation Safety Committee said an …

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …


My weekend with Pepper, the world's first humanoid robot with emotions

An ambitious first step towards a new generation of household robots, Pepper talks, dances and feels. Danielle Demetriou took him home for a stay with her family<p>My house guest is not happy. This may be because my three-year-old is looping purple plastic necklaces around his neck while ordering him …

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Internet of Things

With Brock Osweiler rising, can Broncos ever go back to Peyton Manning?

DENVER – The old quarterback, the one wearing a blue walking cast on his left foot, slipped a gray overcoat over his shoulders, and slowly walked through the most raucous postgame locker room his team had experienced all season.<p>As teammates headed to the shower, Peyton Manning stopped them one by …

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