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Mexico's Missing Students: 'Case Not Closed,' Independent Experts Say

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Federal judge upholds North Carolina photo ID mandate

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina's election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases.<p>U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled against the U.S. Justice Department, …

Europe Warns China Over the Detention of Hong Kong Booksellers

The European Union has rebuked China for impinging on Hong Kong’s autonomy over the detention of five men linked to a publishing house and bookshop …

Design for Default: How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions

You might assume that humans buy products because of what they are, but the truth is that we often buy things because of <i>where they are</i>. For example, items on store shelves that are at eye level tend to be purchased more than items on less visible shelves.<p>In the best-selling book Nudge (Kindle | …

Beyoncé's 25 Most Iconic Beauty Moments of All Time

Since she made her debut in 1998 as the leading member of Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, who turns 36 today, has come a long way. And as many transformations as she's undergone musically — from TRL-approved girl group ingénue to <i>Dangerously in Love</i>, to critically acclaimed surprise album releases and</i> …

Lil’ Kim’s Lighter, Whiter Skin Is a Sad Indictment of Racism

Why has Lil’ Kim seemingly lightened her skin? Because of the absurd, but very present, social advantage for black people that comes with having …

The Payments Industry Explained Report

BI Intelligence<p>The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of …

6 High-Tech Skin Gadgets That Prove the Future of Beauty Is Now

We live in an age of innovation, where palm-size computers and intelligent gadgets continue to change our daily lives in ways large and small—from our morning commute to our nightly sleep. Of course, that extends to our beauty routines, too, as a wave of clever new high-tech tools transforms our …

Amazon continues crackdown on alleged fake reviews

The e-retailer files a third lawsuit going after allegedly fraudulent reviewers, this time naming five new sites that promise glowing reviews.<p>For budding novelists looking to stand out, the website PaidBookReviews.org offers a package of 100 book reviews on Amazon for the low price of $2,200.<p>The …

Pakistan: mother of paraplegic death row inmate Abdul Basit pleads for pardon

The mother of a paraplegic inmate on death row in Pakistan has urged the country’s president to pardon her son.<p>Nusrat Perveen said that president Mamnoon Hussain had ordered authorities to halt the execution of her son Abdul Basit in January, hours before he was to be hanged; that stay of execution …

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What Patriotism Means to Those Who Fight

Located in the Mojave Desert, just 130 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Fort Irwin is the only military base in the Unite<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Platon<p>1 of …

8 True Stories of Getting Hiiiiiiigh at Coachella

"I started thinking I was vomiting out my internal organs."<p><b>1.</b> "I'm hanging out and I start feeling weird after I smoke this weed. I start throwing up in the yard and also having visuals — I had never done any kind of hallucinogenic before. I started thinking I was vomiting out my internal organs. …

Beyoncé's Unauthorized Biographer Explains Why Lemonade Isn't the True Story of Jay Z's Infidelity

J. Randy Taraborrelli gives his thoughts on the meaning behind Beyoncé's new visual album.<p>This past weekend, Beyoncé delivered <i>Lemonade</i>, her sixth studio album and most intimate project to date. While the album and film are about a lot of profound things, several of the songs delve heavily into the …

North Korea puts midrange missile on standby, report says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is believed to have placed a new, powerful midrange missile on standby for an impending launch, a news report …

This Is What Concentration Camp Tourism Looks Like

Photographer Roger Cremers captures our shifting relationships with a war that ended 70 years ago.<p>Dutch photographer Roger Cremers was on a visit to Auschwitz in 2002, when he noticed an American tourist standing next to the incinerators. The man was wearing a shirt reading: ‘Laugh, it’s an order.’ …

Highlights From JazzFest in New Orleans: Pictures

How subscription video on-demand services like Netflix are contributing to the demise of pay

BI Intelligence<p>The way viewers are watching TV is rapidly evolving.<p>Every year, more viewers are ditching their expensive pay-TV subscriptions and opting instead for subscription video on-demand (SVOD) services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video, as well as premium services from HBO and Showtime. …

The streaming war claims a new casualty: Quickflix is going under

Both Netflix and Quickflix started out their corporate lives mailing DVDs, but only one still has a vaguely healthy bank balance.<p>On Tuesday, …

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Youngest Ohio family member received Facebook threat before murders

The youngest of the eight Ohio family members found slain in execution-style murders last week received a threat on Facebook before the mass killings, Ohio's attorney general said Monday.<p>Christopher Rhoden Jr., a 16-year-old freshman at Piketon High School, was the subject of the threat, CBS News …

Taiwan party organiser sent to prison over fireball that killed 15

The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a crowd in a Taiwan waterpark leaving 15 dead was found guilty of negligence on Tuesday and jailed for four years and 10 months.<p>Lu Chung-chi, owner of Colour Play Asia, was behind the event at Formosa Fun Coast where coloured corn starch …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …