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Chelsea Manning, who leaked 700,000 documents to Wikileaks, released from prison

Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison Wednesday after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking thousands of diplomatic cables and other secret documents to WikiLeaks.<p>The transgender soldier, 29, who entered prison as a man named Bradley Manning, will …

Accused Times Square Crash Driver Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder

Crash resulted in one death, 22 injuries<p>The driver accused of plowing his car through a busy Times Square sidewalk told police he wanted to kill people and that he had smoked marijuana laced with PCP, New York officials said Friday.<p>Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old Bronx resident, was arraigned in …

Crime

Swedish prosecutors drop Julian Assange rape investigation

Sweden’s director of public prosecution says she has decided to discontinue the investigation into WikiLeaks founder<p>Swedish prosecutors have dropped their preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal …

These Are the Worst Mosquito Cities in America

New York is the fourth worst city in the country for mosquitoes, according to the latest ranking released by pest control company Orkin.<p>Orkin ranked …

Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Credit: University of Tokyo<p>With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away.<p>The research could have implications for everything from aeronautics to …

National Academy of Sciences

Intention Has the Power to Change Your Life—Here's How

To begin, Patel explained the concept in layman’s terms. “Setting an intention is activating a part of your receptivity. If you were to go out in the …

‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It

SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Williams is the guy who opened up Pandora’s box. Until he came along, people had few places to go with their overflowing emotions and wild opinions, other than writing a letter to the newspaper or haranguing the neighbors.<p>Mr. Williams — a Twitter founder, a co-creator of …

Her Eyes Were Watching the Stars: How Missy Elliott Became an Icon

She's been making ahead-of-the-curve music and mind-bending videos for 20 years—and that's no fluke. Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah goes behind the curtain with the ultraprivate creative genius.<p><i>This article appears in the June 2017 issue of ELLE, on newsstands now.</i><p>At the photo shoot, the accoutrements of …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books