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Guide dog jumps in front of bus to protect owner

Eight-year-old golden retriever suffers broken leg and deep cut as he risks his own life to keep his blind owner safe<p>A brave guide dog, Figo, went to extreme lengths to protect his blind owner, Audrey Stone, from being hit by an oncoming school bus.<p>Ms Stone, 62, and her golden retriever were out in …

Dogs

Russian hackers accused of attacks on Bundestag and French TV broadcaster

Trojan horse software is still sending date from German parliament despite being discovered last month and officials say they will have to replace thousands of computers<p>A cyber attack on the German Bundestag lower house of parliament reported last month is still stealing data and could force …

US attempt to ‘lecture the Pope’ before Putin meeting a ‘big responsibility’ to take – Kremlin

During their conversation, Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin touched on the issue of Ukraine, the Russian president’s spokesman said, noting that US …

Driving

Officials: Cost to clean oiled Santa Barbara beaches exceeds $60 million

Cleaning up the thousands of gallons of crude oil that spilled into the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach on May 19 has cost more than $60 million, officials said Wednesday, and the figure is expected to climb as the cleanup continues.<p>Cleanup costs hit a peak of about $3 million a day after a …

Pollution

Are We Experiencing a New Civil Rights Movement?

In recent months, cities like Ferguson and Baltimore have experienced tremendous change in their communities. Discussions about topics such as police brutality, violence against police, and rioting have become headlines in the news. It was the perfect time to for CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin to …

Walking in Van Gogh's Footsteps in Arles

Visiting Arles, travelers tune into the story of Vincent van Gogh. And the city makes it easy. Here's a little excerpt from our Rick Steves' Provence & the French Riviera guidebook (and an example of how great it is to have Gene Openshaw's help in our art coverage):<p>In the dead of winter in 1888, …

Is Social Media Raising Awareness About Police Brutality?

In recent months, cities like Ferguson and Baltimore have experienced tremendous change in their communities. Discussions about topics such as police brutality, violence against police, and rioting have become headlines in the news. It was the perfect time to for CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin to …

Photo Captures Twin Tornadoes Dancing Under A Massive Supercell On The Colorado Plains

Most extreme weather chasers are all about getting as close to the action as possible.<p>Not Kelly DeLay. When five tornadoes touched down on the Colorado plains last week, DeLay sat back at a safe, comfortable distance, and in the process captured this breathtaking photo of not one, but two tornadoes …

2 Democratic Senators Pitch Conservatives On Supporting A Carbon Tax

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators on Wednesday delivered the opening pitch for their new plan for addressing climate-warming emissions in what may seem an unlikely place: the American Enterprise Institute.<p>Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) released their American …

Report Attacks African Nations' Justifications For Anti-Gay Laws

In response to the increasing criminalization of homosexuality throughout Africa in recent years, an international team of researchers released a scientific report countering every government justification for enacting anti-gay laws.<p>A group of scientists shredded every argument used by African …

Oregon Senate Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

The Oregon Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that would require all businesses with at least 10 employees in the state to provide paid sick leave to their workers.<p>The bill, which passed by a vote of 17-13, will now go to the Oregon House, and if approved, to Gov. Kate Brown (D). A spokesman …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Intimate spaces: coming out in Iran

The biggest problem of being gay in Tehran isn’t the police or the risk of being flogged, it’s finding anywhere to show affection<p>I never thought I’d find a boyfriend in Iran. After all, homosexuality is technically illegal here.<p>Consensual sex between two adult males is punishable by death. Tafkhiz …

Pope urges Putin to commit 'great effort' to peace in Ukraine | News | DW | 10.06.2015

During their 50-minute meeting Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the pope agreed on the need to end fighting between Ukrainian …

CNN

Robin tops poll to find UK's 'national bird'

<b>The robin has topped a poll of more than 200,000 people to choose the UK's first national bird.</b><p>Ornithologist David Lindo - who launched the campaign - said the robin was "entwined into our national psyche" as a "Christmas card pin-up".<p>He now plans to ask the government to officially recognise the …

Birds

Where Free College Isn't a Cure-All

In Norway, where universities don’t charge tuition, the children of parents who lack college degrees typically don’t pursue a higher education, either.<p>OSLO, Norway—There’s a saying in famously egalitarian Norway that Curt Rice, the American-born incoming president of the country’s third-biggest …

Higher Education

Afghanistan's Buddhas Rise Again

The Taliban destroyed the ancient monuments in 2001. But they’ve been recreated with the help of lasers.<p>Residents of Bamiyan got a rare opportunity over the weekend: a chance to once again see giant Buddhas that have been piles of rubble for over a decade. 3-D projection technology has already been …

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