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Apple launches App Development Curriculum for college

Welcome to Apple College. School is in session.<p>Everyone I know has a mobile app idea. I even have a few, but little idea of how to build an iPhone app.<p>Last year, I tried learning code with Apple’s Swift Playgrounds iPad app. It schooled me in the basics of Swift, the new programming language Apple …

Education

Taiwan becomes the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage

After months of anticipation, protests, and campaigns, Taiwan made history on Wednesday as the first country in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.<p>The ruling panel, made of 14 judges, has ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban same-sex couples from getting married.<p>Taiwan's government has two …

Equality

People are sharing their amazing love stories after Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling

In a landmark development on Wednesday (May 24), Taiwan's top court issued a ruling that would pave the way for the island to become the first territory in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.<p>10 of the top court's 14 judges voted to rule that marriage should not be restricted to a man and a woman. …

Marriage

Not-so-high anxiety: States move fast to protect pot industry

If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here last week, it wasn’t because they were just around the corner from a White House that has threatened to shut them down.<p>They had bigger worries, like sorting out the legitimate business ventures …

Cannabis

Bernie backers rage over Calif. Democratic Party chair race

Audit underway after accusations of ballot stuffing, floor protests.<p>Updated 05/23/2017 08:32 AM EDT<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Supporters of the losing candidate in a bitterly disputed election to serve as chair of the California Democratic Party say they’ll begin a detailed audit of the votes on Tuesday.<p>The …

Elections

Sessions's Climbdown on Sanctuary Cities

The administration backed away from its aggressive January order punishing jurisdictions that limit collaboration between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulled back on President Trump’s January executive order cracking down on “sanctuary cities” …

Immigration

Eric Garcetti isn’t running for president (wink, wink)

But the Los Angeles mayor sure sounds like a man who wants to.<p>Joe Biden’s already been to New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders will be in Iowa in July.<p>Eric Garcetti is headed to Wisconsin.<p>The Los Angeles mayor and his staff like to say his trip to the state Hillary Clinton famously forgot to pay attention …

Los Angeles

Why Marijuana Business Owners Are Storming Capitol Hill

Cannabis business owners from across the country have come to Washington, D.C., to demand fair treatment – and both sides of the aisle are …

Cannabis

Republicans concerned about report Trump shared secrets with Russia

Updated 05/15/2017 08:59 PM EDT<p>The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee joined Democrats in slamming Donald Trump on Monday over a report the president divulged highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador.<p>"To compromise a source is something …

Government

Marijuana May Help Restore Memory

A new study suggests the drug may not only stop, but reverse memory loss due to aging<p>Recreational marijuana is now legal in eight states and medical marijuana in another 20. The popularity of the drug is rising, along with an increase in debates arguing the safety of the drug. A recent study in …

Dementia

President Trump is launching a new tech group to ‘transform and modernize’ the U.S. government

He has invited the likes of Amazon, Google and IBM to a meeting in June, sources say.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump intends to huddle with top technology executives in early June to discuss ways to modernize the federal government, a White House official confirmed today.<p>The gathering is part of a new …

Silicon Valley

Recode Daily: Trump wants a squad of top tech execs to ‘modernize’ the government

Plus, is there such a thing as too much football? And 10 takeaways from Elon Musk’s TED interview.<p><b>President Trump is convening a squad of tech execs</b> to “transform and modernize” the U.S. government. Led by ex-Microsoft exec Chris Liddell, the American Technology Council will meet with Trump in …

Recode

'I agree 100%': NRA members back Wayne LaPierre attack on 'leftist zealots'

Liberals condemn lobby group’s president for lambasting universities and the media – but his comments seemed to chime at the NRA’s annual meeting<p>Academics and the media are two of the country’s “greatest domestic threats”, the National Rifle Association chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, argued on …

Gun Control

'Significant' New Rift Could Sever Massive Iceberg From Antarctica

An island of ice the size of Delaware is perilously close to breaking away.<p>Scientists have observed a new rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf that could soon lead to the calving of one of the biggest icebergs on record.<p>A secondary branch has split off from a 100-mile-long crack in the ice shelf …

Climate Change

EPA's Pruitt: Paris Agreement was a Bad Business Deal for America

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday said President Trump will soon make a decision on whether to pull out of the global Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2015.<p>In an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Varney & Co., the EPA administrator called the Paris …

Climate

Why is the Arctic melting faster than the Antarctic? | DW Environment | DW.COM | 03.05.2017

A new report says the Arctic may be ice-free by 2040. The Antarctic is also melting, albeit far slower, and in a less regular pattern. Why do the two …

Global Warming

Climate Change Is Causing More Sweltering Summer Days

A new study aims to answer: When do we know if bad weather can be blamed on global warming?<p>This past winter was an exceptionally strange one across North America. Rain deluged California, as unseasonable warmth fanned across the Midwest and Eastern seaboard. In New York, sales of salt and snow …

Climate Change

We Are Almost Out of Options for Climate Change

via pixabay.com/HypnoArt<p>Alright, seriously, we can stop now. I know none of us want to, none of us think we can, but we absolutely have got to stop …

Climate Change

NRA’s “killology” expert calls for more guns to fight an “assassination generation”

At the NRA's annual conference, a speaker told gun owners that we are raising a generation of “vicious killers”<p>The National Rifle Association invited a guest speaker to its annual meeting this year to address a curious topic: mass killings.<p>Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a retired West Point professor who …

Gun Control

Florida LGBT rights push reflects changing times

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Republican, a Democrat and a lobbyist for leading businesses in Florida huddled this spring at the state Capitol, mapping out the next move in a campaign to enact the first statewide LGBT anti-discrimination law in the U.S. South.<p>A record number of Republican …

LGBTQ

Justice Dept. mum on appeal in sanctuary cities case

Updated 05/03/17 05:58 AM EDT<p>When a federal judge blocked a key part of President Donald Trump's executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities last week, the president had a tart reply: "See you in the Supreme Court."<p>But a week later, there's no sign even of an appeal in the case, let alone a …

Immigration

Veterans At Risk Of Suicide Negotiate A Thorny Relationship With Guns

There's sort of a designated driver in Jason Stavely's circle of Iraq buddies, but he doesn't take away people's car keys. He takes the guns.<p>"Come toward September-October, if I get the feeling, I'm more than happy to give my guns back to my buddy again," said Stavely.<p>Stavely has bad memories from …

Veterans

Trump basks in electoral win before NRA crowd

Updated 04/28/17 03:34 PM EDT<p>ATLANTA —President Donald Trump, on the eve of the 100th day of his administration, reveled in his improbable November victory, telling an adoring crowd at the NRA’s leadership forum on Friday that he was sorely underestimated while also jabbing Sen. Elizabeth Warren …

Donald Trump

Senator Responds to Trump’s N.R.A. Speech With Photos of Shooting Victims

As President Trump took the stage to champion the Second Amendment at a National Rifle Association convention on Friday, a United States senator sought to counter his message by unleashing a Twitter storm using the names, ages and pictures of gun violence victims.<p>Senator Christopher S. Murphy, …

Gun Control

​West Virginia Is Very Close to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

​Citizens of the Mountain State may soon be able to celebrate<p>After an overwhelming victory in the State Senate yesterday, West Virginia may become the latest state to pass legislation with a more liberal stance on marijuana. Senate Bill 368, otherwise known as the West Virginia Medical Cannabis …

Marijuana

First on CNN: Despite tough talk and more arrests, deportations slow under Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his administration -- but so far his administration is deporting fewer people than his predecessor.<p>According to statistics from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) given to CNN, the pace …

Immigration

Trump Criticizes '8-Year Assault' On Gun Rights At National Rifle Association

President Trump speaks to the National Rifle Association, the gun rights group that strongly backed him in the 2016 campaign. NPR takes a look at what is on his agenda when it comes to gun rights.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>The nation's powerful gun lobby spent a lot of money in last year's …

Gun Control

Poll: 67 percent of gun owners say NRA 'overtaken by lobbyists'

With the NRA preparing to hold its annual convention this week in Atlanta, complete with a planned address from President Donald Trump, a new poll commissioned by an anti-gun-violence PAC found that less than 50 percent of gun owners polled believe the NRA represents their interests.<p>Sixty-seven …

Gun Control

Best marijuana strains for 420: 2017 edition

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year for cannabis lovers!<p>While many cannasseurs have already loaded up with their favorite flowers, we’ve rounded up a group of our favorite strains to help celebrate 420 properly. Whether you’re looking for a couch-locking indica to celebrate at home …

This New York college has a 100% job placement rate and charges zero tuition — but there's a catch

Webb Institute is one of only a handful of colleges in the US that offers a tuition-free four-year education.<p>Located in Glen Cove, New York, the school boasts a strong academic program, and is ranked in Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition.<p>The only catch: There is only one …

College & University