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U.S. 2015 war-funding request due to go to Congress soon: official | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon’s top financial officer said on Tuesday the Obama administration would “quite soon” send Congress its 2015 funding request for Afghanistan and other overseas conflicts, but he added it was unlikely to include money for operations in Iraq.<p>Pentagon Comptroller …

Clinton unveils youth jobs initiative

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday unveiled an initiative to combat youth unemployment and spoke more broadly about challenges posed by economic inequality, comments that come as the possible presidential contender’s rhetoric about her own financial situation is under fire.<p>Speaking at a Denver gathering of …

Obama Starts Task Force To Prevent Bee Deaths

Now here is some change you can bee-lieve in.<p>Honeybees are vital for pollinating plants that provide the fruits, nuts, and vegetables that we eat, a service that is valued at around $15 billion annually in the United States. But these and other bees are in trouble, as you may have heard--while …

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How to see a full circle rainbow

It’s possible to see the whole circle of a rainbow – but sky conditions have to be just right. Plus you have to be up high!<p>When sunlight and …

Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the<p>American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>Parents should read aloud to their infants every day and continue to do so at least until their …

Dawn of bionic age? Paralysed man becomes first to use power of thought to move hand

Ohio doctors insert microchip into Ian Burkhart’s brain allowing him to move hand for first time since accident<p>A young American paralysed in a swimming accident has become the first patient to move his hand using the power of thought after doctors inserted a microchip into his brain.<p>Ian Burkhart …